World MythologyBook - 1996
A New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book Filled with more than 500 color photographs, charts, maps, and line drawings, this is an incomparable guide to the world's most important mythological traditions. Roy Willis, Ph.D., is a research fellow in social anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. Best known for his fieldwork in east-central Africa, he is the author of several books, includingMan and Beast(1975), a highly acclaimed study of animal symbolism in the beliefs of African peoples. Robert Walteris the director of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded to preserve, protect, and perpetuate the pioneering work of Joseph Campbell (1904-1987), one of the foremost interpreters of myth in our time. Filled with more than 500 color photographs, charts, maps, and line drawings, this is an incomparable guide to the world's most important mythological traditions. "A comprehensive and comparative survey of the myths of nineteen cultural regions. "--American Libraries "World Mythologyserves as both a reference work and a fascinating introduction to its subject."--The Bloomsbury Review "The appearance of this mythology title in paper assures that the encyclopedia of facts will reach new audiences, providing maps, charts, family trees and selected mythological episode retellings. The further organization of the myths by country assures students and adults instant access to specific world regions."--Midwest Book Review
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1996, c1993.
Edition: 1st Owl Book ed.
Characteristics: 311 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 28 cm.