Myth and Method

Myth and Method

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In the wake of the elegant master theories of Joseph Campbell, Mircea Eliade, Georges Dumezil, and Claude Levi-Strauss, how are mythology and the comparative study of religion to be understood? In Myth and Method, a leading team of scholars assesses the current state of the study of myth and explores the possibilities for charting a methodological middle course between the comparative and the contextual issues raised in the last ten years. In confronting these tension, they provide an outline of the most troubling questions in the field and offer a variety of responses to them.The Gilgamesh epic has attracted scholarly interest since 1872 when parts of the Flood account in the eleventh tablet ... is Jeffrey Tigaya#39;s outstanding 1983 study The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic, which reviews the texta#39;s literary history, anbsp;...


Title:Myth and Method
Author: Laurie L. Patton, Wendy Doniger
Publisher:University of Virginia Press - 1996
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