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Spirituality
Author: John Bierhorst
ISBN: 0195146247
Subcategory: Other Religions Practices & Sacred Texts
Pages 296 pages
Publisher Oxford University Press (August 22, 2002)
Language English
Category: Spirituality
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eBook The Mythology of South America download

by John Bierhorst


Discusses the mythology from Indians of various regions of South America, describing origins, comparing the similar tales .

Discusses the mythology from Indians of various regions of South America, describing origins, comparing the similar tales, and presenting some of the myths themselves. After dividing South America up into 7 regions, the author discusses the prominent types of myths/legends, and briefly gives important or interesting examples from specific tribes. Because of the broad scope, the book is necessarily lacking in depth for any one tribe, or in detailed retellings of a myth. It does, however, have a thorough reference list for further reading.

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More than any other continent, South America has preserved the conditions that allow mythology to be freely produced. Bierhorst traces the principle myths from tribe to tribe in seven carefully mapped regions of South America. This book includes samples from mythological stories and some chapters are devoted to special topics such as myth and politics.

The Mythology of South America. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove The Mythology of South America from your list? The Mythology of South America. Published June 1991 by Quill. Discusses the mythology from Indians of various regions of South America, describing origins, comparing the similar tales, and presenting some of the myths themselves.

Bierhorst traces the principle myths from tribe to tribe in seven carefully mapped regions of South America. Bierhorst introduces readers to the female creators of the rthern Andes, the male gods of the Ancient Incas, and the shameless tricksters Sun and Moon. The book includes tes, a pronunciation guide, index, maps, and photos.

The new afterword focuses upon controversial issues regarding the claims of earliest human occupation in South America, and discusses the way in which native myths have been used to shed light on issues of democracy, religious freedom, and political activism in South America. Includes notes, a pronunciation guide, index, maps and photos. The Mythology of South America with a new afterword.

Find nearly any book by John Bierhorst. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. The Mythology of South America: ISBN 9780195146257 (978-0-19-514625-7) Softcover, Oxford University Press, 2002.

The Mythology of South America More than any other continent, South America "has preserved the conditions that allow mythology to be freely produced. Dividing the continent into seven carefully mapped regions, John Bierhorst shows how South America's principal myths can be traced from tribe to tribe and how each region has developed its own unique oral tradition. Generous samples from the stories themselves introduce the female creators of the northern Andes, the male gods of the ancient Incas, and the Brazilian tricksters Sun and Moon.

From School Library Journal: Grade 8 Up In this overview and guide to the myths of the many tribes of South America, a distinguished folklorist introduces the scholarship behind the study of this mythology. While providing samples of the stories themselves, Bierhorst concentrates on the themes and motifs of the principal myths, the variants of them among the tribes, and on legends unique to individual tribes.

More than any other continent, South America "has preserved the conditions that allow mythology to be freely produced." Dividing the continent into seven carefully mapped regions, John Bierhorst shows how South America's principal myths can be traced from tribe to tribe and how each region has developed its own unique oral tradition. Generous samples from the stories themselves introduce the female creators of the northern Andes, the male gods of the ancient Incas, and the Brazilian tricksters Sun and Moon. Originally published in 1988, Bierhorst has updated the text to reflect the abundance of new information that has become available since the mid 80s and written a new Afterword in which he emphasizes the durability of Indian mythology. Illustrations of native artwork and chapters devoted to special topics--including the connections between myths and politics--help to provide a well-rounded overview of this fascinating and little-known lore. Detailed maps show tribal locations and the distribution of key stories and samples of differing narrative styles add enrichment, as some of the world's purest and most powerful myths are made more accessible--and more meaningful--than ever before.