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Mythical Thinkings: What Can We Learn from Comparative Mythology? By Kazuo Matsumura
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A collection of papers on comparative mythology in English by Kazuo Matsumura, a well-known professor of Japanese mythology at Wako University, Tokyo, Japan.
Myths And Myth-Makers Old Tales And Superstitions Interpreted By Comparative Mythology By John Fiske
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CONTENTS: I. THE ORIGINS OF FOLK-LORE II. THE DESCENT OF FIRE III. WEREWOLVES AND SWAN-MAIDENS IV. LIGHT AND DARKNESS V. MYTHS OF THE BARBARIC WORLD VI. JUVENTUS MUNDI VII. THE PRIMEVAL... More > GHOST-WORLD< Less
Confronting the Sacred: Durkheim vindicated through philosophical analysis, ethnography, archaeology, long-range linguistics, and comparative mythology By Wim van Binsbergen
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With Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1912) the soci0logist Émile Durkheim formulated the most influential social-science theory of religion to date. Pivotal are the paired concepts... More > ‘sacred / profane’, the notion of ‘collective representations’, and the hypothesis that through such religious symbols, society compels its members to venerate herself i.e. to submit to the social as an irreducible instance in its own right. Having grappled with this Durkheimian inheritance for half a century, the anthropologist of religion and intercultural philosopher Wim van Binsbergen in this book traces his own steps in confront­ing Durkheim’s sacred, through theoretical criticism, through ethnographic application (to popular Islam in the segmentary social organisation of the highlands of Northwestern Tunisia), and by state-of-the-art long-range methods of linguistic and comparative mythological analysis. Thus, much to his surprise, he demonstrates the continued validity of Durkheim’s insights in religion.< Less
MYTHS AND MYTH-MAKERS OLD TALES AND SUPERSTITIONS INTERPRETED BY COMPARATIVE MYTHOLOGY 1872 By JOHN FISKE
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CONTENTS. I. THE ORIGINS OF FOLK-LORE II. THE DESCENT OF FIRE III. WEREWOLVES AND SWAN-MAIDENS IV. LIGHT AND DARKNESS V. MYTHS OF THE BARBARIC WORLD VI. JUVENTUS MUNDI VII. THE PRIMEVAL... More > GHOST-WORLD NOTE MYTHS AND MYTH-MAKERS. I. THE ORIGINS OF FOLK-LORE. FEW mediaeval heroes are so widely known as William Tell. His exploits have been celebrated by one of the greatest poets and one of the most popular musicians of modern times. They are doubtless familiar to many who have never heard of Stauffacher or Winkelried, who are quite ignorant of the prowess of Roland, and to whom Arthur and Lancelot, nay, even Charlemagne, are but empty names.< Less
MYTHS AND MYTH-MAKERS OLD TALES AND SUPERSTITIONS INTERPRETED BY COMPARATIVE MYTHOLOGY 1872 By JOHN FISKE
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CONTENTS. I. THE ORIGINS OF FOLK-LORE II. THE DESCENT OF FIRE III. WEREWOLVES AND SWAN-MAIDENS IV. LIGHT AND DARKNESS V. MYTHS OF THE BARBARIC WORLD VI. JUVENTUS MUNDI VII. THE PRIMEVAL... More > GHOST-WORLD NOTE MYTHS AND MYTH-MAKERS. I. THE ORIGINS OF FOLK-LORE. FEW mediaeval heroes are so widely known as William Tell. His exploits have been celebrated by one of the greatest poets and one of the most popular musicians of modern times. They are doubtless familiar to many who have never heard of Stauffacher or Winkelried, who are quite ignorant of the prowess of Roland, and to whom Arthur and Lancelot, nay, even Charlemagne, are but empty names.< Less
Nouvelle Mythologie Comparée / New Comparative Mythology vol. 1 By Patrice Lajoye et al.
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Nouvelle Mythologie Comparée (New Comparative Mythology) est une publication pluridisciplinaire qui tentera de renouer avec les grandes heures de la mythologie comparée tout en... More > évitant les défauts méthodologiques de ses précurseurs. Inspirée, mais sans dogmatisme, à la fois par le structuralisme de Claude Lévi-Strauss et de Georges Dumézil, par la linguistique de Calvert Watkins, ou par la sémiologie de Vyacheslav Ivanov ou de Julien-Algirdas Greimas, elle publiera des travaux qui non seulement reposeront sur une base philologique et historique solide, mais pourront s'ouvrir à des disciplines connexes telles que la linguistique, l'archéologie ou l'ethnologie. Les articles auront pour but d'expliquer, par le biais du comparatisme, les grands mythes du monde, sans barrière géographique ni temporelle, en s'intéressant à leur sens, à leur structure et à leur évolution historique.< Less
Nouvelle Mythologie Comparée / New Comparative Mythology n°3 By Patrice Lajoye et al.
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Bernard Sergent, "Tetewatte et les Lupercales" Julien d’Huy, "Première reconstruction statistique d’un rituel paléolithique : autour du motif du... More > dragon" Ana R. Chelariu, "Metamorphosis amid myths, initiation rites and Romanian folk tales" Nick J. Allen, "Why the Telemachy? Vyāsa’s Answers" Thomas Gamelin, "Appliquer le mythe grâce au rite... ou l’inverse? L’image égyptienne face à celle de ses voisines" William Sayers, "King Geirrǫðr (Grímnismál) and the Archaic Motif Cluster of Deficient Rulership, Maritime Setting, and Lower-Body Accidents with Familiar Iron Instruments" Patrice Lajoye, "Sanctuaires slaves et sanctuaires celtiques. Une approche comparative" Marcel Meulder, "Horatius Coclès, gardien de la frontière romaine?"< Less
Nouvelle Mythologie Comparée tome 2 / New Comparative Mythology volume 2 By Patrice Lajoye et al.
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Marcel Meulder, Présence d’un mythe égéo-oriental dans l’étiologie des Nones Caprotines?; Yuri Berezkin, World distribution of zoomorphic protagonists of the... More > trickster tales; Patrice Lajoye, Balor et Yspaddaden Penkawr de par le monde. À propos du motif F571.1; Bernard Sergent, Kronos, Leukippos, Thésés à Kodiak; Julien d’Huy et Isabelle Dupanloup, D’Afrique en Amérique: la bonne et la méchante fille (ATU 480); Nick Allen, Valéry Raydon on Consuls and a Hypothesis about Early Rome; Claude Sterckx et Guillaume Oudaer, Le feu dans l’eau, son bestiaire et le serpent criocéphale.< Less
This Is the Sun?: Zeitgeist and Religion (Volume I: Comparative Religion) By Albert McIlhenny
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The film Zeitgeist became an overnight internet sensation with its claims Christianity was based upon a pagan solar mythology. This idea, developed in the eighteenth century but dismissed as... More > ridiculous by scholars, has held support among anti-religious and occultic thinkers and recently was popularized by conspiracy theorists. In the first of a two volume critique of these ideas, Albert McIlhenny takes on the claims of its best known supporters. By the end of this volume, the theory of "astrotheology" is show to be based on various historical mistakes popular in early modernity but since shown to be erroneous. It is demonstrated the source of its current support is not based upon any evidence but the wild claims of conspiracy theorists dressed up to look like scholarship.< Less
New Perspectives on Myth: Proceedings of the Second Annual Conference of the International Association for Comparative Mythology, Ravenstein (the Netherlands), 19-21 August, 2008 (2nd edition) By Wim van Binsbergen
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Proceedings of the Second Annual Conference of the International Association for Comparative Mythology was held near Ravenstein, the Netherlands, 19-21 August 2008. The 19 chapters are divided over... More > five parts: (1) Introduction (2) The Mythology of Death and Dying, (3) Mythological Continuities between Africa and Other Continents, (4) Theoretical and Methodological Advances, (5) Work-in-Progress. This volume demonstrates that comparative mythology is no longer over-specialised antiquarian scholarship, but (with a wide range of auxiliary fields – from genetics to linguistics, ethnography, archaeology, statistics, and classics) has become an exciting, rapidly expanding domain of theoretical and methodological reflection, and an ever widening window on humankind’s remoter cultural history. Increasingly transcontinental in subject matter and in scholarly participation, new growth points are: (a) death as a mythical domain (b) Africa’s place in the wider cultural history of humankind as a whole.< Less

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