Christmas Posting Dates
Comparative Mythology

Comparative Mythology

Paperback

By (author) Jaan Puhvel

$23.72
List price $28.20
You save $4.48 15% off

Free delivery worldwide
Available
Dispatched in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

  • Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 23mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 1 September 1989
  • Publication City/Country: Baltimore, MD
  • ISBN 10: 0801839386
  • ISBN 13: 9780801839382
  • Sales rank: 235,291

Product description

In a magisterial work, Jaan Puhvel unravels the prehistoric Indo-Euopean origins of the traditions of India and Iran, Greece and Rome, of the Celts, Germans, Balts, and Slavs. Utilizing the methodologies of historical linguistics and archaeology, he reconstructs a shared religious, mytholoigcal, and cultural heritage. Separate chapters on individual traditions as well as on recurrent thees - god and warrior, king and virgin, fire and water - give life to "Comparative Mythology" as both a general introduction and a detaled reference.

Other people who viewed this bought:

Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

Other books in this category

Showing items 1 to 11 of 11
Categories:

Review quote

A judicious evaluation of what has been written about Indo-European mythology over the past forty years. Times Literary Supplement