ISBN-10:
0195332628
ISBN-13:
9780195332629
Pub. Date:
03/11/2008
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Handbook of Japanese Mythology / Edition 1

Handbook of Japanese Mythology / Edition 1

by Michael Ashkenazi

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Overview

American anthropologist Ashkenazi describes his account as a traveler's guide pointing out the main features, rather than an exhaustive description of the vast Japanese mythology. In substantial introductory chapters, he discusses the sources, development, and nature of myths, and mythic time and space. Then he presents over 200 articles explaining deities, themes, and concepts. These are cross- referenced to other entries, and include references and suggestions for further reading. He does not expect readers to know a lot about either mythology or Japan. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195332629
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/11/2008
Series: Handbooks of World Mythology
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 349,876
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Michael Ashkenazi is a professional writer and the author of numerous scholarly and encyclopedia articles on Japanese religion and culture.

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