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Description - Theories of Mythology by Eric Csapo

Theories of Mythology provides students with both a history of theories of myth and a practical "how-to" guide to interpreting myth. The book offers a critical introduction to the major theories of myth from the nineteenth century to the present day, covering comparative approaches, psychoanalysis, ritual theories, structuralism, and ideological analysis. A clear and accessible exposition of the founding theorists and their scientific, intellectual, and social contexts is combined with an analysis of each method's assumptions, goals, characteristic procedures, and relative strengths. Featuring sample readings of familiar myths, the book supplies readers with the theoretical tools for imitating each method.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631232476
ISBN-10: 0631232478
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 165mm x 28mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Eric Csapo

Eric Csapo is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto. He is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on ancient Greek drama, theatre, myth, religion, and society, including The Contexts of Ancient Drama (co-edited, 1995).

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