PDF | On Aug 20, , Carole M Cusack and others published Eric Csapo, Theories of Mythology. Blackwell, Oxford, , pp. xiii + , ISBN Eric Csapo. Theories of Mythology has 68 ratings and 7 reviews. Sarah u said: Notes for me:I’ ve read several chapters of this work for my university studies. I am. Eric Csapo, Theories of Mythology. Blackwell, Oxford, , pp. xiii + , ISBN Eric Csapo, Theories of Mythology. Blackwell, Oxford, , pp. xiii +

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Theories of Mythology by Eric Csapo

Supplies readers with the theoretical tools for imitating each method. For example, chapter 2 provides a good general overview of psychoanalysis for the nonspecialist, while chapter 5 pf a clear and readable, and even jargon-free, introduction to Saussurean linguistics. Contact Contact Us Help. Book titles OR Journal titles. Lists with This Book.

Theories of Mythology by Eric Csapo

Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities caspo social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Csapo attempts to solve this problem with a new definition, and his definition has much merit. Although the book contains more theory than an introductory myth class needs or wantsit would make a good text for advanced classes in either classical or comparative mythology.

It is an extremely lucid introduction to theories of myth and is accessible to those with no prior knowledge. An Ideological Analysis of the Myth of Heracles.

No trivia or quizzes yet. This chapter is full csalo interesting comparisons between certain myths that are very interesting.

Csapo’s aim is to provide an introduction to the major theorirs schools of cdapo interpretation, rather than to all of the theorists associated with each school, and his coverage is necessarily selective. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Daniel Kenefick rated it it was amazing Oct 15, The only problem with this book is that it is insufferably dull. Just a moment mytholgy we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


The theory itself did not and indeed could not take root until the Europeans realized that their culture is not the absolute culture that everything must be compared against but rather that it is just one of many. Despite the ease with which “myth” is used, it is not an easy concept to define.

October 9, at 6: Chapter three talks about ritual theories which began with the discovery that myths held social functions. For Csapo, myth is “socially important narrative [that] is told in such a way as to allow the entire social collective to share a sense of this importance” 9with a sliding scale of “importance” allowing myth’s cousins, “legend” and “folktale,” to fit easily into this [End Page csapoo definition.

December 27, at Myth and ritual became intertwined and indeed it was long thought that you can not have one with out the other. You are commenting using your WordPress. December 28, at Renate rated it liked it Jul 30, Hardcoverpages. Looks tneories you are currently in United States but have requested a page in the Canada site.

The Rise of the Comparative Method. I recommend it to anyone looking for an intellectually engaging overview of theories of interpretation of myth. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

Theories of Mythology

November 4, at Darren rated it really liked it May 29, Fowler, University of Bristol “An integrated, historical, broad-based, wide-ranging general study of the interpretation of myth that covers all the major schools and shows how they relate to one another, grow out of one another and are still interesting today.


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In a very clear and engaging style, and one that is almost completely jargon-free, Csapo clearly sets out the strengths and weaknesses of the major modern schools of mythological interpretation and their relationships with one another, providing a readable and accessible introduction with much to offer both students and scholars of myth. This was a good survey of the various approaches to the study of mythology. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Ashley rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Although myth and language are theoreis similar categories, language functions differently in tyeories.

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A Critique of Syntagmatic Structuralism. November 2, at Meaning is not isolated within the specific fundamental parts of the myth, but rather within the composition of these parts. Ilsa archive rated it really liked it Jul 19, Lehman rated it it was amazing Nov 29, Covers comparative approaches, psychoanalysis, ritual theories of mytholoty, structuralism, and ideological analysis. Email required Address mytgology made public.

Only read first chapter for my Classical Mythology module at university. Features detailed exemplary readings of familiar myths. Finally, language in myth exhibits more complex functions than in any other linguistic expression.