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.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 152 x 229 x 20.83mm | 431g
- 01 Sep 1989
- JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Baltimore, MD, United States
A judicious evaluation of what has been written about Indo-European mythology over the past forty years. * Times Literary Supplement *