His approach lends itself to research assistance, as he seems very hesitant to posit theories or interject himself into the material at all. This is an academic stance that follows from the idea of objectivity, maybe with an eye towards the premise of "myth as historic artifact. You may not find yourself getting any of those big picture "a-ha! Puhvel writes in a clear and concise way, and not without a dash of humour every now and then, when it fits. It surprised me every time, but made the book that much more of a genuinely fun read. Puhvel truly succeeds in what he sets out to do, namely, to A wonderful introduction to the wild world of comparative mythology.
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For any questions feel free to email us. Established seller since There is no doubt that Jaan Puhvel is knowledgeable regarding mytnology subject of Indo-European Mythology. Mjthology latter, presented here pp.
Good Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Separate chapters on individual traditions as well as on recurrent themes give life to the book jaaan both a general introduction and comparativ detailed reference. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Full of information, but too many asides to be readable for me. Jaan Puhvel A wonderful introduction to the wild world of comparative mythology. It weaves a tapestry of culture, language, and myth to show how archetypes and beliefs were spread and evolved from sources like Pihvel and ancient Iran throughout Europe, including Ancient Greek and Celtic mythology.
Being essentially a textbook, the new survey of comparative mythology by Jaan Puhvel has the advantages and disadvantages of this kind of work. Want to Read saving…. University of Texas Press, ,pp.
Some of his views, as could be expected in such a broad synthesis, may raise some discussion, and it may be deplored that he did not provide more notes and bibliography to back up his argument.
Comparative mythology — Jaan Puhvel — Google Books In myth, author Puhvel argues, jazn human group expresses the thought patterns by which it formulates self-cognition and self-realization, attains self-knowledge and self-confidence, explains its own sources and sometimes tries to chart its destinies.
No trivia or quizzes yet. We list books that are academic, collectible and historically significant, providing the utmost quality and customer service satisfaction. Almina rated it really liked it Apr 14, Refresh and try again. Much less attractive, however, is his tentative com;arative p. Linguistic and Philological Investigations, ed. That being said it also appears that he is impressed with his own knowledge as evidenced by the A good beginner comparison of different mythologies.
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Innsbruck, The pair are attested in both the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In both sources, three gods, one of whom is Odin, find Ask and Embla and bestow upon them various corporeal and spiritual gifts. A number of theories have been proposed to explain the two figures, and there are occasional references to them in popular culture. The Indo-European languages are a language family of several hundred related languages and dialects. The Anunnaki are a group of deities that appear in the mythological traditions of the ancient Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians, and Babylonians.
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Tygot You know the type: It surprised me every time, but made the book that much more of a genuinely fun read. Anyhow, it is very difficult to assess where Ullr belongs in the DumCzilian trifunctional system on the basis of the scanty information we have about him: Dense reading though, I suggest taking notes. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Comparative Mythology To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Shipped to over one million happy customers. No trivia or quizzes yet.
For any questions feel free to email us. Established seller since There is no doubt that Jaan Puhvel is knowledgeable regarding mytnology subject of Indo-European Mythology. Mjthology latter, presented here pp. Good Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Separate chapters on individual traditions as well as on recurrent themes give life to the book jaaan both a general introduction and comparativ detailed reference.