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Sacred Narrative: Readings in the Theory of Myth

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Alan Dundes defines myth as a sacred narrative that explains how the world and humanity came to be in their present form. This new volume brings together classics statements on the theory of myth by authors such as William Bascom, Jan de Vries, G. S. Kirk, James G. Frazer, Theodor H. Gaster, Mircea Eliade, Bronislaw Malinowski, C. G. Jung, and Claude Lévi-Strauss.

Rather than limiting this collection to classical Roman and Greek mythology, Dundes gives the book a worldwide scope. The twenty-two essays by leading experts on myth represent comparative functionalist, myth-ritual, Jungian, Freudian, and structuralist approaches to studying the genre.

Synopsis:

Alan Dundes defines myth as a sacred narrative that explains how the world and humanity came to be in their present form. This new volume brings together classic statements on the theory of myth by the authors. The twenty-two essays by leading experts on myth represent comparative, functionalist, myth-ritual, Jungian, Freudian, and structuralist approaches to studying the genre.

About the Author

Alan Dundes is Professor of Anthropology and Folklore, University of California, Berkeley, and author of numerous books on folklore, including La Terra in Piazza: An Interpretation of the Palio of Siena (California, 1975, 1982).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520051928
Editor:
Dundes, Alan
Author:
Dundes, Alan
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Myth
Subject:
Mitologâia
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 18
Publication Date:
19841131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.01 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Alan Dundes defines myth as a sacred narrative that explains how the world and humanity came to be in their present form. This new volume brings together classic statements on the theory of myth by the authors. The twenty-two essays by leading experts on myth represent comparative, functionalist, myth-ritual, Jungian, Freudian, and structuralist approaches to studying the genre.
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