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Old Norse Mythologyav John Lindow945
This unique introduction emphasizes how ancient Scandinavians understood and made use of their mythological stories.
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John Hines, Folklore Through judicious selection, Old Norse Mythology seeks to map out a diverse range of studies in which the mythology is central ... Old Norse Mythology is a study that it is good to see available in a series of 'accessible overviews of the world's mythological traditions'.
D. J. Shepherd, CHOICE Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty.
William Hansen, Journal of Folklore Research The format of Lindow's book is novel and, for this reader, a welcome innovation in a presentation of a written mythology.... Old Norse Mythology is the inaugural volume of a new series, World Mythology in Theory and Everyday Life, edited by folklorists Tok Thompson and Gregory Schrempp. With the publication of John Lindow's book, the series is off to an auspicious start.
John Lindow is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley.
CONTENTS Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Old Norse mythology from cosmology to eschatology Chapter 3: ONM as oral sacred text Chapter 4: ONM and learned medieval speculation Chapter 5: ONM and modern national and racial ideology Chapter 6: Conclusion Suggestions for Further Reading Resources