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Myth: A Very Short Introduction

Robert A. Segal
Format
Book
Published
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Language
English
Series
Very Short Introductions
ISBN
0192803476, 9780192803474
Related Resources
Publisher description Table of contents only Contributor biographical information
Summary
This work is not about myths, but about approaches to myth, from all of the major disciplines, including science, religion, philosophy, literature, and psychology. The fate of the preternaturally beautiful Adonis is one of the main fables upon which Segal focuses.
Contents
  • Introduction: theories of myth
  • Myth and science
  • Myth and philosophy
  • Myth and religion
  • Myth and ritual
  • Myth and literature
  • Myth and psychology
  • Myth and structure
  • Myth and society
  • Conclusion: the future of the study of myth.
Description
163 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-158) and index.
Series Statement
Very short introductions ; 111
Very short introductions 111
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