Theorizing Myth: Narrative, Ideology, and Scholarship

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In Theorizing Myth, Bruce Lincoln traces the way scholars and others have used the category of "myth" to fetishize or deride certain kinds of stories, usually those told by others. He begins by showing that mythos yielded to logos not as part of a (mythic) "Greek miracle," but as part of struggles over political, linguistic, and epistemological authority occasioned by expanded use of writing and the practice of Athenian democracy. Lincoln then turns his attention to the period when myth was recuperated as a ...

Theorizing Myth: Narrative, Ideology, and Scholarship 2000, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226482026

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Theorizing Myth: Narrative, Ideology, and Scholarship 2000, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226482019

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