Comparative Mythology (Paperback)

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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780801839382
ISBN-10: 0801839386
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 1989
Pages: 320
Language: English