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Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths [Paperback]

Eva Thury , Margaret Devinney
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April 25 2012 019985923X 978-0199859238 Third Edition
Integrating original texts with explanations, interpretations, and theory, Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths, Third Edition, introduces students to a wide range of myths - drawn from sources all around the world - from various critical perspectives. The third edition strengthens its global coverage with two new chapters: Chapter 11, "Mesoamerica," and Chapter 43, "The Vampire as Hero."

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"I have been using this text since it was first published, and I think it's the best we've ever had for our course in World Mythology."--Angela Ruediger, Harrisburg Area Community College


"Introduction to Mythology does a really good job of balancing mythology with actual stories. The book is well organized, the margin notes are exceptionally relevant and helpful to students, and the text also includes excellent tables, photos, and a timeline."--Bruce Peppard, El Camino College


"This is the best anthology of myth and folklore that I have yet found at the survey level. It demonstrates that the study of myth and folklore is a serious endeavor and an on-going conversation among great thinkers."--Cynthia Kimball, Portland Community College


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Eva Thury is Associate Professor of English at Drexel University. Margaret Devinney is Associate Professor of German at Temple University.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Ok Feb. 17 2014
By Kayla
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I had to buy this book for class a college class at seneca and its so expensive and not worth it, photocopy the pages you need for classes.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Same as 2nd edition Jan. 11 2014
By Marcus - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book but I'm giving it 2 stars because it's nearly identical to the 2nd edition. Don't make your students pay an outrageous amount for the 3rd edition.
4.0 out of 5 stars Book Information was Fine, Condition was Not March 17 2014
By Judy - Published on Amazon.com
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The book has half a page missing, the last person wrote in it and also used a highlighter on many pages. I am distracted by what the person wrote instead of looking for the page I need to be on. But the book is crisp, and .5 a page lighter!
3.0 out of 5 stars review of condition of Used Text Book purchased Feb. 7 2014
By tricia gregory - Published on Amazon.com
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the book was dirty and had hair in it....UGH. The other two books I purchased were in similar condition but not quite as gross
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3.0 out of 5 stars In okay condition Sept. 22 2013
By Brianna M. Imhoff - Published on Amazon.com
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It said like new but it wasnt. When I got it the first page wasnt attached and it came in a envelope which damaged the book some. It did come in time and was in an okay condition but like new doesnt mean looking like new.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book was brand new Feb. 19 2013
By Sara - Published on Amazon.com
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The item review didn't say that my textbook would be brand new, but it was!
The book arrived on time an had tracking provided.
Pleasant experience so far!
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