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Theorizing Myth Narrative, Ideology, and Scholarship

ISBN-10: 0226482022
ISBN-13: 9780226482026
Edition: 2000
Authors: Bruce Lincoln
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Description: In Theorizing Myth, Bruce Lincoln traces the way scholars and others have used the category of myth to fetishise or deride certain kinds of stories, usually those told by others.

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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/3/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 313
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

In Theorizing Myth, Bruce Lincoln traces the way scholars and others have used the category of myth to fetishise or deride certain kinds of stories, usually those told by others.

Bruce Lincoln is the Caroline E. Haskell Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago, where he is also affiliated with the Departments of Anthropology, Classics, Medieval Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies.

Preface
Mythos among the Greeks
The Prehistory of Mythos and Logos
From Homer through Plato
A Modern History of Myth
The History of Myth from the Renaissance to the Second World War
Mr. Jones's Myth of Origins
Nietzsche's "Blond Beast"
Dumezil's German War God
New Directions
From the Second World War to the Present (and Possibly a Little Beyond)
Plutarch's Sibyl
Gautrek's Saga and the Gift Fox
Once Again, the Bovine's Lament
The Pandits and Mr. Jones
Epilogue: Scholarship as Myth
Notes
Index

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