Description - Comparative Mythology by Jaan Puhvel
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.
Buy Comparative Mythology by Jaan Puhvel from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication:
Other Editions - Comparative Mythology by Jaan Puhvel
Book Reviews - Comparative Mythology by Jaan Puhvel