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Hero Myths by Robert A. Segal
Book DescriptionThis Reader collects 25 stories of heroes of all kinds from around the world. Included are both non-Western and Western, female and male, modern and ancient, young and adult, lowly and noble, comic and tragic, national and universal, and historical and fictional heroes. Failed as well as successful heroes are represented, as are anti-heroes as well as conventional heroes. Hero Myths offers not only an array of kinds of hero myths but also a guide to understanding the myths selected. In a substantial introduction, Robert Segal, a leading authority on theories of myth, provides an overview of both the history of the study of heroes and the history of the study of hero myths from the fields of psychology, anthropology, folklore, literature, and religious studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631215158
(229mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert A. Segal
Myth: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (July 2015)
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 considers both the future study of myth as well as the impact of areas such as cognitive science and the latest approaches to narrative theory.
30 Second Mythology, Hardback (January 2014)
Offers the shortest path to a world of gods and monsters. Suitable for creative writers, this book covers gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters, story locations and the storytellers.
30-second Mythology, Hardback (July 2012)
30-Second Mythology sets out the most significant details and unravels the underlying meaning of the greatest classical myths. Revealing the origins of the gods, heroes and monsters of ancient Greece and Rome, the book outlines the key aspects of their stories for the general reader in half a minute.
Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion, Paperback (September 2008)» View all books by Robert A. Segal
This prestigious Companion offers the most comprehensive survey to date of the study of religion. Featuring a team of international contributors, and edited by one of the most widely respected scholars in the field, The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion provides an interdisciplinary and authoritative guide to the subject.
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Author Biography - Robert A. Segal
Robert A. Segal is Professor of Theories of Religion at Lancaster University. He previously taught at Reed College, Standford University, University of Pittsburgh and Tulane University. He is the author of, among other books, Joseph Campbell: An Introduction (1987), Theorizing About Myth (1999), and editor of Jung on Mythology (1998), In Quest of the Hero (1990), and The Myth and Ritual Theory (Blackwell Publishers, 1998). He is also the European Editor of the journal Religion.
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