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Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legends, 3/e

Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legends, 3/e

Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legends, 3/e

  • By: Anthony S. Mercatante, James R. Dow

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ISBN: 9788130931739

Bind: Hardbound

Year: 2017

Pages: 1264

Size: 184 x 242 mm

Publisher: Facts On File Inc.

Published in India by: Viva Books

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka


“. . . provide[s] smart, concise information.. . worth acquiring.. .”
—American Reference Books Annual

“Earlier versions have been enthusiastically recommended, and this new edition is even better. Jammed with information and filled with both impressive scholarship and entertaining tidbits.. . highly recommended for all libraries.”
—Library Journal

“Best of Reference, 2010’
—The New York Public Library


Thoroughly revised and expanded, this new edition of Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend provides an even more extensive survey of myths, legends, and folklore. This comprehensive volume explores the folkways and beliefs of ancient, medieval, and modern cultures from around the world. Entries include:
 • summaries of major myths, folktales, and fables;
 • descriptions of gods, heroes, saints, demons, and other mythic figures;
 • discussions of the meanings and origins of botanical, zoological, and other images and motifs; and
 • information on the influence of myths and legends on art, music, and literature.

This fully revised and updated volume boasts approximately 3,000 entries, 150 of which are new; a substantially updated bibliography; hundreds of new images; a new guide to Internet sources on world mythology and legend; and more. Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition is a fascinating and invaluable resource for students of art, history, or literature, or for anyone who enjoys myths, legends, and fables.


Contents • Preface to the third edition • User's Guide • Introduction • The Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend • Annotated Bibliography • Web Resources •  List of Entries categorized by Culture and Ethnicity • General Index

About the Editors:

The late Anthony S. Mercatante was the author of several books on mythology, folklore, religion, and world literature, including Good and Evil: Mythology and Folklore and Zoo of the Gods: Animals in Myth, Legend and Fable.

James R. Dow is professor emeritus of German , Jklore and linguistics at Iowa State University. In 2003 he was honored with the title ?Corresponding Member of the Viennese Folklore Association, • and in 2004 he became a Fellow of the American Folklore Society. His many books include German Volkskunde (1 986), The Nazification of an Academic Discipline (1 994), The Study of European Ethnology in Austria (2004), and German Folklore: A Handbook (2006). He edited the lnternationale Volkskundliche Bibliographie for 10 years and is a senior bibliographer for the Modern Language Association.


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