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Myth : a very short introduction

Author: Robert Alan Segal
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Very short introductions, 111.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
Where do myths come from? What is their function and what do they mean? In this Very Short Introduction Robert Segal introduces the array of approaches used to understand the study of myth. These approaches hail from disciplines as varied as anthropology, sociology, psychology, literary criticism, philosophy, science, and religious studies. Including ideas from theorists as varied as Sigmund Freud, Claude  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Alan Segal
ISBN: 9780198724704 0198724705
OCLC Number: 914452460
Description: 142 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
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 politics --
Conclusion: Bringing myth back to the world.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 111.
Responsibility: Robert A. Segal.


This Very Short Introduction explores different approaches to myth from several disciplines, including science, religion, philosophy, literature, and psychology. In this new edition, Robert Segal  Read more...
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this is an essential addition to your library. It is an inexpensive book that maps out the territory of the theories of myth - covering a lot of academuc ground while being very readable and Read more...

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