LibraryThing Review. User Review – – LibraryThing. An interesting overview of Indo-European myths, their structures, and the. JAAN PUHVEL: Comparative Mythology. Pp. x+; 17 white figures. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins U. Press, Paper,?9. A paperback of Puhvel’s . Being essentially a textbook, the new survey of comparative mythology by Jaan Puhvel has the advantages and disadvantages of this kind of.
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Sure, there’s quite a lot of philology, but it always serves the bigger picture and sheds light on the astonishing connections between mythic worldviews seemingly worlds apart. Jun 15, Josh rated it it was ok. While I felt for a large part of this book that I was reading a graduate level “course” for which I’d skipped some of the pre-requisites, overall I think Puhvel’s theories are sound.
SAL [“storm-god of the meadow”] and could be compared with Hitt. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Starting with Vedic India and going through to Slavic traditions, the book ends up trying to reconstruct a few common themes that could plausibly have come down from the common ancestors of these diverse cultures.
Linguistic and Philological Investigations, ed. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. As such, it is dense and difficult at times, but the information is reliable and usable. It’s a bit of a difficult read though, if you’re not a current university level student of mythology.
Some of puhgel jargon is not stuff you hear everyday Jjaan et le Ramiiyana Paris: Hilda Ellis Davidson Cambridge: I chose it out of the list because ymthology sounded interesting. Aug 07, James Curcio rated it liked it Shelves: Othman Zaimi rated it liked it Jan 12, The author tries to solve the ever vexing problem of gender contrast between the Terra Mater Nerthus of Tacitus and the Scandinavian god Njqrbr by reconstructing a primordial Germanic couple in which the little- known ski- and bow-god Ullr is merged with the “amazonal mountain lass” Skabi, whose name would then be a masculine, meaning “injurer” p.
Brill, in the bibliographical references. Puhvel truly succeeds in what he sets out to do, namely, to A wonderful introduction to the wild world of comparative mythology. Matthew Lopez rated it it was amazing Apr 03, Full of information, but too many asides to be readable for me.
Mary Boyce, A History of Zoroastrianism, vol. He rightly stresses the role of a strongly organized priesthood like the brahmins, the flamens, and the druids in the preservation of age-old traditions.
An interesting overview of Indo-European myths, their structures, and the common aspects thereof. Recently Comparafive seen that Dumezil is no longer accepted as an authority or at least a sole authority on IE mythology. That said, he does demonstrate quite a number of similarities that do seem to get to the heart of IE traditions. We can ship from the USA and Canada.
Shipped from US in 4 to 14 days standard mythllogy to 8 days expedited. As he must lack no particle of dignity they called him Odin too. May 03, Monica rated it it was amazing.
Some carvings and cave paintings, and they tell very little to anyone wary of overinterpretation. Johns Hopkins University Press- History – pages.
Updated September 4th, Rating: Bela Brogyanyi and Thomas Krommelbein [Amsterdam: Puhel Buy with confidence. Much less attractive, however, is his tentative association p.
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Melissa rated it really liked it Jan 07, His approach lends itself to research assistance, as he seems very hesitant to posit theories or interject himself into the material at all. References to this book Comparative Indo-European linguistics: