Sources of Mythology

Ancient and Contemporary Myths. Proceedings of the Seventh Annual International Conference on Comparative Mythology (15-17 May 2013, Tubingen)

Edited by: Klaus Antoni, David Weiss

Myths are cultural and historical documents of extraordinary importance. Often they represent the oldest written relics still extant from a particular culture. They enable us to glimpse at the worldviews of ancient civilizations. Yet, myths are more than mere relics of bygone times: they are still alive and continue to matter in present-day society. This volume contains proceedings of the Seventh Annual International Conference on Comparative Mythology held in Tubingen in May 2013. The book explores ancient and contemporary myths from diverse cultural backgrounds. Leading mythologists investigate the sources of mythology, providing insight into the current state of research in the field of comparative mythology. (Series: Religious Studies: Research and Science / Religionswissenschaft: Forschung und Wissenschaft - Vol. 12)


304 pages

Publication Date: 6/13/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643904751