mythography the study of myths and rituals

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Author : William G. Doty
ISBN : 9780817310066
Genre : Religion
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This new edition of William Doty's critically acclaimed study provides a comprehensive guidebook to the many schools of interpretation in this burgeoning field. William Doty's popular text has been hailed as the most comprehensive work of its kind. Extensively rewritten and completely restructured, the new edition provides further depth and perspective and is even more accessible to students of myth. It includes expanded coverage of postmodern and poststructuralist perspectives, the Gernet Center, mythic iconography, neo-Jungian approaches, and cultural studies, and it summarizes what is new in the study of Greek myth, iconography, French classical scholarship, and ritual studies. It also features a comprehensive index of names and topics, a glossary, an up-to-date annotated bibliography, and a guide to myth on the Internet. Presenting all major myth theorists from antiquity to the present, Mythography is an encyclopedic work that offers a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of myth. By reflecting the dramatic increase in interest in myth among both scholars and general readers since publication of the first edition, it remains a key study of modern approaches to myth and an essential guide to the wealth of mythographic research available today. William G. Doty is Professor of Humanities and Religious Studies at The University of Alabama and editor of Mythosphere: A Journal for Image, Myth, and Symbol.


Author : William G. Doty
ISBN : 0313326967
Genre : Social Science
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A type of folklore, myth is central to all cultures. Written by a leading authority and of use to high school students, undergraduates, and general readers, this reference offers a convenient overview of the role of myth around the world. The volume defines and classifies types of myth and provides examples from different cultural traditions. It then overviews various approaches to studying myth. This is followed by a look at myth in relation to its contexts, such as religion, politics, and popular culture. The volume closes with a bibliography of print and electronic resources and a glossary.

Myths Of Masculinity

Author : William G. Doty
ISBN : UOM:49015001491886
Genre : Social Science
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Pr Fung Schim Rem Rchen

Author : Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen
ISBN : 9783110896060
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Review text: "Der Band bietet wiederum eine Fülle von Informationen, die nicht nur für Erzählforscher, Philologen und Ethnologen, sondern auch für alle interessierten Laien wertvoll sind."Leander Petzoldt in: Germanistik Redaktion 2011, Band 52, Heft 1-2.


Author : Catherine Bell
ISBN : 9780199739479
Genre : Social Science
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From handshakes and toasts to chant and genuflection, ritual pervades our social interactions and religious practices. Still, few of us could identify all of our daily and festal ritual behaviors, much less explain them to an outsider. Similarly, because of the variety of activities that qualify as ritual and their many contradictory yet, in many ways, equally legitimate interpretations, ritual seems to elude any systematic historical and comparative scrutiny. In this book, Catherine Bell offers a practical introduction to ritual practice and its study; she surveys the most influential theories of religion and ritual, the major categories of ritual activity, and the key debates that have shaped our understanding of ritualism. Bell refuses to nail down ritual with any one definition or understanding. Instead, her purpose is to reveal how definitions emerge and evolve and to help us become more familiar with the interplay of tradition, exigency, and self-expression that goes into constructing this complex social medium.

Die Walf Ngerin

Author : Sena Jeter Naslund
ISBN : 3426626446
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Inconsistencies In Greek And Roman Religion

Author : H. S. Versnel
ISBN : 9004092676
Genre : Religion
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This second volume of a two-part collection of studies on inconsistencies in Greek and Roman religion focuses on the ambiguities in myth and ritual of transition and reversal.

Die M Hle Des Hamlet

Author : Giorgio de Santillana
ISBN : 3709193850
Genre : Computers
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Die Mühle des Hamlet enthält den Bericht über eine faszinierende Expedition der Autoren durch die Kulturgeschichte der Menschheit. Gestützt auf zahllose Dokumente aus fast aller Welt und eine entsprechend umfangreiche Bibliographie gelingt es den Autoren, überzeugend und detailliert nachzuweisen, daß die großen universellen Mythen - unter denen die Mühle des Hamlet, oder vielmehr die des skandinavischen Amlodhi, nur als das Ende einer langen Kette zu sehen ist - einen gemeinsamen Ursprung haben, der nicht auf der Erde zu finden ist, sondern im Sternenhimmel: Der Mythos ist eine Sprache für die Darstellung, die Überlieferung und die Handhabung eines umfangreichen und komplexen Korpus astronomischer Kenntnisse gewesen und damit - als Sprache der astronomisch berechenbaren und strukturierbaren Zeit - der Ursprung des wissenschaftlichen Denkens. Das Buch läßt die Unhaltbarkeit der gängigen Vorstellung deutlich werden, die Weltbilder unserer Vorfahren ließen sich allein aus den vermeintlichen Inhalten der Mythen ermitteln, als handle es sich dabei um wörtlich zu nehmende Beschreibungen.

Griechische Mythologie

Author : Fritz Graf
ISBN : 3411145625
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The Septuagint And Homeric Scholarship In Alexandria

Author : Sylvie Honigman
ISBN : 9781134462940
Genre : History
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The Letter of Aristeas tells the story of how Ptolemy Philadelphus of Egypt commissioned seventy scholars to translate the Hebrew Bible into Greek. Long accepted as a straightforward historical account of a cultural enterprise in Ptolemaic Alexandria, the Letter nevertheless poses serious interpretative problems. Sylvie Honigman argues that the Letter should not be regarded as history, but as a charter myth for diaspora Judaism. She expounds its generic affinities with other works on Jewish history from Ptolemaic Alexandria, and argues that the process of translation was simultaneously a process of establishing an authoritative text, comparable to the work on the text of Homer being carried out by contemporary Greek scholars. The Letter of Aristeas is among the most intriguing literary productions of Ptolemaic Alexandria, and this is the first book-length study to be devoted to it.

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