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From Olympus to Camelot: The World of European Mythology

From Olympus to Camelot: The World of European Mythology

by David Leeming, Susan Day
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"From Iceland to India, from prehistoric cave paintings and fertility figurines to such modern-day 'myths' as the invisible hand, the Oedipal conflict and Schrodinger's cat, Leeming's intriguing treatise on comparative mythology covers a lot of ground. Out of this enormous variety of information, Leeming, a professor of comparative literature and author of The World of Myth, discerns a coherent, distinctive European mythical tradition.... His wide-ranging, well-written treatment contains a wealth of insights on the development of Western culture."
--PW Online

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195143614
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/01/2003
Series: The World of European Mythology Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

David Leeming is Emeritus Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. His books include The World of Myth, Dictionary of Asian Mythology, Myths, Legends, and Folktales, and Myth: A Biography of Belief. He lives in New York City.

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