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In addition, authors Eva Thury and Margaret Devinney draw comparisons between classical myths and such contemporary cultural phenomena as The X Files. Introduction to Mythology, ,,, ,, Eva M. Thury; Margaret K. Devinney, Oxford University. Introduction to Mythology has 27 ratings and 3 reviews. Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths by. Eva Thury.

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Preview — Introduction to Mythology by Eva M. Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths introduces students to a wide range of myths from various critical perspectives.

Introduction To Mythology

Featuring original texts from sources around the world, it includes readings from Greek and Roman classics by Homer, Hesiod, Ovid, and other writers ; Nordic mythology by Snorri Sturluson ; Hindu culture The Ram Introduction to Mythology: Featuring original texts from sources around the world, it includes readings from Greek and Roman classics by Homer, Hesiod, Ovid, and other writers ; Nordic mythology by Snorri Sturluson ; Hindu culture The Ramayana ; and from such ancient works as The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Bible.

Selections from Native-American sources and fairy tales and stories from Africa, Germany, and the United States are also included. They ymthology incorporate readings by Carl Jung, Levi-Strauss, Victor Turner, and other scholars who consider mythic material from different analytical perspectives. Finally, works by Milton, Keats, Updike, and Mythollogy are presented as examples of modern literary texts with mythological roots. The selections are organized into seven topical sections: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths employs an innovative pedagogical structure to help students unravel the complex web of literary allusions often found in mythological texts.

Extensive marginal notes provide cross-references and explanations of terms and culture-specific concepts, while a glossary of deities, suggested readings for each chapter, and more than illustrations, photographs, and maps further enhance the volume.

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Ideal for courses in classical and world mythology, this text can also be used in world culture, world literature, and comparative religion courses.

Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths by Eva Thury

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Even though this was the textbook I was using for the class I was enrolled in I really enjoyed it.

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I’ve never enjoyed a text book before so it seems worthy of a review. It’s a great text with a lot of margin notes for further explanations and clarification. Although many of the myths are not written out fully all of mmythology ones included are extensive which was a great help for the class but also exactly the reason I wanted to take a class on mythology to begin with, to read the stories themselves w Even though this was the textbook I was using for the class I was enrolled in I really enjoyed it.

Although many of the myths are not written out fully all of the ones included are extensive which was a great help for the class but also exactly the reason I wanted to take a class on mythology to begin with, to read the stories themselves while learning about the why behind them. Using this as the textbook for my World Mythology class.

Ontroduction really like a lot of things about this book: My one real problem with the book is that it omits all Hispanic mythology. As an instructor in Colorado, this seems like introductiln large oversight; so, I supplemented the book with several Mayan and Aztec myths.

I also found it helpful to give my students a break from the dearth of commentary in Using this as the textbook for my World Mythology class. I also found it helpful to give my students a break from the dearth of commentary in the textbook’s margins. While this was oftentimes helpful, it occasionally restricted students’ thinking to just what they read there, instead of cultivating their own interpretation.

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Overall, a great textbook that we used consistently throughout the semester. Very informative for those who want to learn more about the theory behind myths. I loved the commentary on Who Framed Roger Rabbit the best.

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