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"An impressive and important cross-cultural study that has vast implications for history, religion, anthropology, folklore, and other fields.
... Remarkably wide-ranging and extremely well-documented, it covers (among much else) the following: medieval Christian legends such as the 14th-century Ethiopian Gadla Hawaryat (Contendings of the Apostles) that had their roots in P

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Paperback, 1st edition, 334 pages
Published May 7th 1991 by University of Chicago Press
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Andre
This book is very detailed and deals with the phenomenon of dog people (also called Kynocephali) in Europe and Asia, with the author limiting the topic to Europe, China and India.
His comments and conclusions make perfect sense, and the interested reader finds something in this book.
That the author is limited to the areas listed is unfortunate in my eyes, because the phenomenon of dog-headed people occurs globally. Nevertheless, you will learn a lot from the myths of China and India. You will l
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David Gordon White received his Ph.D. (with Honors) from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago in 1988. He also studied Hinduism at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris, France, between 1977-1980 and 1985-1986. A specialist of South Asian religions, he is the J. F. Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has been ...more
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