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Great Myths of the World

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Published by Dover Publications .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sociology,
  • Social Science,
  • Folklore & Mythology,
  • Social Science / Folklore & Mythology,
  • Mythology

Book details:

Edition Notes

Dover Books on Anthropology and Folklore

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7639758M
ISBN 10048644354X
ISBN 109780486443546
OCLC/WorldCa59879705

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The deep-seated origins and wide-reaching lessons of ancient myths built the foundation for our modern legacies. Discover the mythologies of Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Learn what makes these stories so important, .   World Mythology: An Anthology of Great Myths and Epics by Donna Rosenberg brings together the stories of different cultures both well-known and hardly known together for a mass audience.4/5. History for Atheists’ “Great Myths” series is a collection of longer articles that addresses the most persistent and widespread myths about history that tend to be used by anti-theist activists. This is an ongoing project, so the list below will be added to as the series continues, with new additions made about every two to three months.   Great Myths of the Great Depression (MP3) Many volumes have been written about the Great Depression and its impact on the lives of millions of Americans. Historians, economists, and politicians have all combed the wreckage searching for the “black box” that will reveal the cause of this legendary tragedy.

World Book's series Famous Myths and Legends of the World collects many famous stories from around the world. The stories are written in a creative way to approximate the artistry of the originals and are accompanied by colorful paintings and photographs. By providing background information on the cultures from which these stories come, the Price: $ Great myths of the world. [Padraic Colum] -- All of the legendary heroic and tragic figures of antiquity appear in this treasury of tales, in myths derived from Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, Hebrew, Hellenic, Latin, Celtic, Nordic.   World mythology: an anthology of the great myths and epics Item Preview remove-circle an anthology of the great myths and epics by Rosenberg, Donna. Publication date Topics Mythology Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on Decem SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: World Mythology is a compilation of over 50 great myths and epics. Your students will gain an appreciation and understanding of ancient and modern cultures through myths and epics from the Middle East, Greece and Rome, the Far East and Pacific islands, the British Isles, Northern Europe, Africa, and the Americas.