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A Dictionary of World Mythology

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The powerful gods of Greece, Rome, and Scandinavia, the more mystical deities of Buddhist and Hindu India, and the stern spirits of the African and American continents all reflect very different civilizations, yet they also demonstrate the unity of mankind in its fundamental need for explanations of the unknown. Arthur Cotterell sets out clearly the chief myths of the world and explains why different mythologies arose in different lands. * Comprehensive coverage in seven main sections of West Asia, South and Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, America, Africa, and Oceania * Clear and informative section introductions highlight the history and lifestyle of ancient peoples and the landscape in which they lived * Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and maps of each key area 'An excellent reference book, as well as a good book for dipping into at leisure.' Greek Review.

Product code: 9780192177476

ISBN 9780192177476
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H197xW129xS18
Series Oxford Quick Reference
No. Of Pages 330
Publisher Oxford University Press
Arthur Cotterell's book sets out clearly the chief myths of the world and explains why different mythologies arose in different lands, from the powerful gods of Greece, Rome, and Scandinavia to the mystical deities of Buddhist and Hindu India.