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Encyclopaedia of Myth and Legend in Art, Religion, Culture and Literature (In 7 Volumes)

 
Charies Spuire (Author) Donald A Mackenzie (Author)
Synopsis The present Encyclopaedia in 7 Volumes gives exhaustive descriptions of mythical, legendary and poetic traditions related to art, religion, cul- ture and literature* It is a unique contribution of the authors who have made us acquainted with the various ramifications of the above mentioned subjects. It is the great endeavour of the authors which has brought to light the various tales and episodes to which a general reader has not an easy access. Volume one throws lucid light on the Celtic mythology, which tells about the Gaelic gods and their stories and also about the British gods and their stories. Volume two has dealt with the development of early myths and their internal evidences regarding the beliefs and customs and habits of life of the Teutonic people. Volume three speaks of the mythical and legendary tales of Egypt whose mythology is of highly complex character. Volume four deals with the abundant storehouse of Sanskrit literature and the rise and growth of Brahmanism, Buddhism, Jainism, etc, besides the manifestations of the Hindu deities and their artistic forms, story of Nala and Damayanti and the two great epics of the Hindus are also discussed. Volume five gives the survey of the ancient Crete civilizations, its art, mythology and literature besidesthe cultural activities. Volume six gives a vivid description of the myths and legends of Babylonia and Assyria and as these reflect the civilization in which they were developed, a historical narrative has been provided, begins ning with the early Sumerian Age and the concluding periods of the Persians and Grecian empire. Volume seven has dealt with the religious practices of the pre-Columbian America, their habits of life and growth of civilization. The artistic contribution, the literary activities, the religious faiths and beliefs of pre-Columbian America have been depicted in great details. This multi-volume set has been profusely illustrated and it can be said without any iota of doubt that this set will be a real asset to all the art lovers, intellectuals, scholars as well as research students all over the globe. Vol. 1 : Deals with Celtic Mythology; Vol. 2 : Deals with the myth and legend of Teutonic peoples; Vol. 3 : Throws light on the mythical and legendary tales of Egypt; Vol. 4 : Speaks of Indian gods, Vedic deities, Story of Rama, etc.; Vol. 5 : Has dealt with the ancient civilisation of Crete and Greece; Vol. 6 : Gives a vivid description of Babylonia and Assyria; Vol. 7 : Makes us acquainted with the religious practices of pre-Columbian America, their habits of life and growth of civilization. The artistic contribution, the literary activities, the religious faiths and beliefs of pre-Columbian America have been depicted in great details.
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Bibliographic information

Title Encyclopaedia of Myth and Legend in Art, Religion, Culture and Literature (In 7 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1992
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185066531
length xii+450p., xlvii+469p., xlix+404p., xlix+463p., liv+361p., xl+537p., xvi+351p., Figures; Plates; Index; 23cm.