3 edition of The origins of the world"s mythologies found in the catalog.
|Statement||E.J. Michael Witzel|
|LC Classifications||BL312 .W58 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||686|
|ISBN 10||9780195367461, 9780199812851|
|LC Control Number||2010050957|
And that love can continue through the teen years. There's more than just Greek and Roman mythology, too. The fantastic (in every sense of the word) books on this list draw from Indian, Norse, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean myths. For more great fantasy reads, check out our Fantasy Books for Kids and 10 Thrilling Books for Teens Who Love Fantasy. Egyptian mythology was the belief structure and underlying form of ancient Egyptian culture from at least c. BCE (as evidenced by burial practices and tomb paintings) to 30 BCE with the death of Cleopatra VII, the last ruler of the Ptolemaic Dynasty of aspect of life in ancient Egypt was informed by the stories which related the creation of the world and the sustaining of that.
The history books we loved most in span centuries, nations and wars. From womanhood to nationhood, they challenge the construction of identity and mythology. World Book's series Famous Myths and Legends of the World collects many famous stories from around the world. The stories are written in a creative way to approximate the artistry of the originals and are accompanied by colorful paintings and photographs. Africa receives a bit less attention to history, culture, and actual mythology. Though Price: $
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In The Origins of the World's Mythologies, Michael Witzel utilizes a historical-comparative method to analyze mythologies across cultures and history, not only at the level of individual stories and motifs- the method developed by Vladmir Propp and Stith-Thompson- but at the more telling level The origins of the worlds mythologies book entire myth-structures, taking into consideration both content and by: The Origins of the World's Mythologies book.
Read 13 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This remarkable book is the most ambitious w /5. E.J. Michael Witzel Demonstrates the prehistoric origins of most of the Eurasian and Laurasian mythologies. Establishes a basis for much of our ancestral spirituality.
More than a simple retelling of some of the world's great myths, The History of Mythology separates out some of the recurring themes of myth-making from different countries and continents, allowing the reader to compare and contrast how different cultures have tackled the same issues/5.
In this comprehensive book Michael Witzel persuasively demonstrates the prehistoric origins of most of the mythologies of Eurasia and the Americas ('Laurasia'). By comparing these myths with others indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa, Melanesia, and Australia ('Gondwana Land') Witzel is able to access some of the earliest myths told by humans.
The Laurasian mythologies share a common 3/5(2). 图书The Origins of the World's Mythologies 介绍、书评、论坛及推荐. This remarkable book is the most ambitious work on mythology since that of the renowned Mircea Eliade, who all but single-handedly invented the modern study of myth and religion.
Focusing on the oldest available texts, buttressed by data from archeology ISBN: The Origins of the World's Mythologies hat zum Inhalt, dass die unterschiedlichen Mythologien der Welt, sich nicht unabhängig voneinander entwickelt haben, sondern einen einzigen gemeinsamen Ursprung haben, nämlich in Afrika, bevor die Menschheit damit begonnen hatte den Kontinent zu verlassen und den Rest der Welt zu s: Information on On the Origin of the World.
Marvin Meyer writes, "On the Origin of the World, the fifth tractate in Nag Hammadi Codex II, is a long and thoughtful essay (97,17) that addresses questions about the creation of the world, the formation of humankind, and the end of the addition to the complete Codex II version, the text is also known from a short fragment from Nag.
Ancient mythologies by period of first attestation. Bronze Age. Canaanite mythology; Hindu mythology; List of mythology books and sources; List of world folk-epics; Lists of deities; Lists of legendary creatures; National myth; Mythopoeia This page was last edited on 12 Octoberat (UTC).
Text is available under the. Get this from a library. The origins of the world's mythologies. [Michael Witzel] -- "This remarkable book is the most ambitious work on mythology since that of the renowned Mircea Eliade, who all but single-handedly invented the modern study of myth and religion. Focusing on the.
This book is an ambitious work on mythology. Focusing on the oldest available texts, buttressed by data from archeology, comparative linguistics, and human population genetics, this book reconstructs a single original African source for our collective myths, dating back someyears.
Identifying features shared by this “Out of Africa” mythology and its northern Eurasian offshoots. Mythology seeks to explain the world and thus reflects the culture, events, and history of the societies that create the stories handed down as myths.
Egypt’s Nile River and its cycle of overflowing its banks leaving fertile ground as it receded became the basis for Egyptian religion that demanded that the people help the gods [ ]. In this comprehensive book Michael Witzel persuasively demonstrates the prehistoric origins of most of the mythologies of Eurasia and the Americas ('Laurasia').
By comparing these myths with others indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa, Melanesia, and Australia ('Gondwana Land') Witzel is able to access some of the earliest myths told by humans/5(52). Get this from a library. The origins of the world's mythologies. [Michael Witzel] -- Focusing on the oldest available texts, buttressed by data from archeology, comparative linguistics and human population genetics, Michael Witzel reconstructs a single original African source for our.
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This is an astonishing book, but not for the reasons the author intended. The Origin of the World’s Mythology utilizes completely out of date and highly questionable scholarship to claim a grand scientific discovery which relies on the author’s “theory” of ultimate mythological reconstruction, dating back all the way to reconstructed stories (i.e., made up [ ].
Creation Myths Stories about How the World Began Creation myths are stories about the birth of the world. They exist in just about every culture and reveal how people in ancient times speculated about how the world may have emerged. Creation stories were their kind of cosmological research, albeit of a very speculative nature.
The deep-seated origins and wide-reaching lessons of ancient myths built the foundation for our modern legacies. Discover the mythologies of Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Learn what makes these stories so important, distinctive, and able to withstand the test of time.
The goal of Ancient Origins is to highlight recent archaeological discoveries, peer-reviewed academic research and evidence, as well as offering alternative viewpoints and explanations of science, archaeology, mythology, religion and history around the globe.
Suggested Books. PARTNERS. Myths & Legends. In this section we will explore some of the most amazing myths and legends from around the world—legends that may hold truths that can unlock the secrets of our ancient origins. mythology, religion and history around the globe.An independent scholar examines Buddhist ideas in historical perspective and in light of the European Enlightenment.
The first book of the Old Testament is the Book of Genesis. In it is an account of the creation of the world by God in 6 days. God created, in pairs, first the heaven and the earth, then day and night, land and sea, flora and fauna, and male and female.