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Handbook of Norse Mythology (Handbooks of world mythology) [Hardcover]

John Lindow

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8 Jun 2001 Handbooks of world mythology
Drawing on the latest scholarship, John Lindow, an internationally known authority on the subject, covers the tales, their literary and oral sources, and their emergence into popular tradition, religion, and art. Included in this book:

A discussion of literary and oral sources, and speculation on what the myths may have meant to the women and men who related them

A survey of such topics as the mythic past, present, and future; cyclical time; time and space; myth, narrative, and language

An A-to-Z of the key mythological figures, concepts, and events

A guide to the vast wealth of print, web site, video, and CD-ROM resources. A full subject index concludes a volume that is certain to become the standard introduction to a well-loved and haunting mythological tradition.


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  • Hardcover: 382 pages
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO; annotated edition edition (8 Jun 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1576072177
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576072172
  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 18.2 x 25.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,944,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive 9 Mar 2002
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The scholarship here is solid as Thor's magic hammer; no doubt about that. I probably won't have to buy another book on Norse mythology. Well, maybe a picture book! The writing style is not "scholarly"; it's quite good prose, really. So buy this book and relive the days when gods and frost giants roamed Midgard, Nifelheim, Asgard, Jotunheim...
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, but there is a cheaper printing 27 May 2012
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Format:Hardcover
This is the expensive library reference edition. An identical but much cheaper printing of this book is the following:
Norse Mythology: A Guide to Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs

This book is a great overview. Rather like a small encyclopedia of Norse mythology. The beginning sections are a nice overview of Norse history and beliefs. It also has a great appendix explaining what are the best standard books in this field.
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