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The Encyclopedia of World Mythology: A Comprehensive A-Z of the Myths and Legends of Greece, Rome, Egypt, Persia, India, China, and the Norse and Celtic Lands

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Lively and informed narrative by two expert authorities in their field.
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published December 29th 2004 by Lorenz Books
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(I own a Finnish translation.)
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May 01, 2016 Mickey rated it really liked it
History, world culture, religion, sacred literature, myths and some considered modern fact, all presented in this book, which summarises through various topics in easy to digest chunks. Certainly an item to help spark interest in other topics and provide another avenue of knowledge thirst in your book buying, but misses 5 stars due lack of depth, but that is through no fault of the book. a reference book will never get a 5 star. At least I haven't come across any (though I would / could rate 5 t ...more
Damián
Jan 20, 2012 Damián rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Buena recopilacion de mitologia: asiria, babilonia, persia, griega, romana, nordica, celta, hindu, azteca, inca, maya, japonesa, china, norteamericana, etc.
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Jul 13, 2008 Ahmee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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An excellent sampling of mythologies of the world. Short but interesting summaries were intriguing to read when I was going through my mythology phase.
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Arthur Cotterell, former Principal of Kingston College in London, has spent many years combining senior educational management with historical research. He is the respected author of more than thirty books, and is now writing on the Chinese empire, from the history of which he considers one can learn as much about leadership as from Ashridge or Harvard.
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