Introduction to Mythology
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DescriptionIntegrating original texts with explanations, interpretations, and theory, Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths, Third Edition, introduces students to a wide range of myths drawn from sources all around the world and approached from various critical perspectives. The third edition strengthens its global coverage with two new chapters: Chapter 11, "Mesoamerica: Popol Vuh," and Chapter 43, "The Vampire as Hero: Tales of the Undead in a Contemporary Context."
An innovative pedagogical structure helps students students discern the complex web of literary allusions that characterize mythological texts.
New! A "Myths Across the World" foldout map at the front of the text shows the regional distribution of all the myths discussed in the book
New! A global locator map at the beginning of each chapter situates the myths in their geographical context
Running margin notes provide cross-references and explanations of terms
A glossary of deities, an illustrated timeline, and suggested readings offer additional resources
A vibrant art program features more than 200 illustrations, photographs, and maps
New! Now Playing: Learning Mythology Through Film (available in both student and instructor editions) is packaged at no extra charge with each new copy of this text. This concise print supplement provides synopses, recommended scenes, and discussion questions for more than thirty of the most commonly assigned films in world mythology classes. Qualified adopters can receive a Netflix subscription with their adoption.
An Instructor's Resource Manual includes key terms, pedagogical suggestions, study questions and projects, and sample objective test questions for each chapter. The test questions are also available in a computerized format.
A Student's Website at www.oup.com/us/thury contains chapter objectives and summaries, key terms, study questions, self-tests, flashcards, and related links
Introduction to Mythology, Third Edition, is also available as a CourseSmart Ebook: 978-0-19-986280-1. Please contact your Oxford University Press Sales Representative at 800.280.0280 for more information.
"I have been using this text since it was first published, and I think it's the best we've ever had for our course in World Mythology."--Angela Ruediger, Harrisburg Area Community College
"Introduction to Mythology does a really good job of balancing mythology with actual stories. The book is well organized, the margin notes are exceptionally relevant and helpful to students, and the text also includes excellent tables, photos, and a timeline."--Bruce Peppard, El Camino College
"This is the best anthology of myth and folklore that I have yet found at the survey level. It demonstrates that the study of myth and folklore is a serious endeavor and an on-going conversation among great thinkers."--Cynthia Kimball, Portland Community College