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The Resource Don't know much about mythology : everything you need to know about the greatest stories in human history but never learned, Kenneth C. Davis

Don't know much about mythology : everything you need to know about the greatest stories in human history but never learned, Kenneth C. Davis

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Don't know much about mythology : everything you need to know about the greatest stories in human history but never learned
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Don't know much about mythology
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everything you need to know about the greatest stories in human history but never learned
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Kenneth C. Davis
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eng
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Where do we come from? Why do stars shine and the seasons change? What is evil? Since the beginning of time, people have answered such questions by crafting imaginative stories that have served as religion, science, philosophy, and popular literature. In his irreverent a question-and-answer style, Davis introduces and explains the great myths of the world, as well as the works of literature that have made them famous. He tackles Mesopotamia's Gilgamesh, the first hero in world mythology; Achilles and the Trojan War; Stonehenge and the Druids; Thor, the Nordic god of thunder; Chinese oracle bones; the use of peyote in ancient Native American rites; and the dramatic life and times of the man who would be Buddha. Ever familiar and instructive, Davis shows why the ancient tales of gods and heroes--from Mount Olympus to Machu Picchu, from ancient Rome to the icy land of the Norse--continue to speak to us today, in our movies, art, language, and music.--From publisher description
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Don't know much about mythology
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Employing the popular "Don't know much about" style, with its familiar question-and-answer format, "Don't Know Much About Mythology" will explore the myths of the world, their impact on history, and their continuing role in our lives. It will offer listeners a wide-ranging, comprehensive, entertaining and listenable survey of the great myths of world civilizations, how they came to be, what they meant to the people who created them, how they influenced society, literature and art through history, and how they still speak to us today. Mythology is alive today in our art, literature, theatre, dreams, psychology--and certainly our language
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DLC
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201/.3
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index present
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BL312
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.D37 2005
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non fiction
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everything you need to know about the greatest stories in human history but never learned
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everything you need to know about the greatest stories in human history but never learned
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Kenneth C. Davis
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everything you need to know about the greatest stories in human history but never learned
Don't know much about mythology : everything you need to know about the greatest stories in human history but never learned, Kenneth C. Davis
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [507]-519) and index
Contents
  • Everywhere under heaven : the myths of China and Japan
  • Out of Africa : the myths of sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sacred hoops : the myths of the Americas and Pacific Islands
  • Introduction
  • All men have need of gods
  • Gift of the Nile : the myths of Egypt
  • By the rivers of Babylon : the myths of Mesopotamia
  • Greek miracle : the myths of Greece and Rome
  • An age of axes, an age of swords : the myths of the Celts and Norse
  • Bridge to the East
  • Radiance of a thousand suns : the myths of India
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24 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 545 p.
Isbn
9780060194604
Lccn
2005043341

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