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The Resource A dictionary of African mythology : the mythmaker as storyteller, Harold Scheub

A dictionary of African mythology : the mythmaker as storyteller, Harold Scheub

Label
A dictionary of African mythology : the mythmaker as storyteller
Title
A dictionary of African mythology
Title remainder
the mythmaker as storyteller
Statement of responsibility
Harold Scheub
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this collection of hundreds of tales, Harold Scheub captures the sweep and diversity of African mythology. Scheub offers a collection of 400 stories, arranged alphabetically, that touch on virtually every aspect of religious belief. Here are gods and goddesses, epic heroes and divine tricksters, along with epics of the world's origins, the struggle between the human and the divine, and much more. Scheub covers the entire continent, from the mouth of the Nile to the shores of the Cape of Good Hope, including North African as well as sub-Saharan cultures. Scheub not only retells each story, but provides information about the respective belief system, the main characters, and related stories or variants. He also includes African proverbs, commentary on mythic themes and three appendices organized by country, linguistics/culture, and The Grand Myth. Perhaps most important, Scheub emphasizes the role of mythmaker as storyteller - as performer for an audience."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scheub, Harold
Dewey number
299/.62/03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2400
LC item number
.S24 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mythology, African
  • Mythologie africaine
  • Mythologie africaine
  • Mythology, African
  • Mythologie
  • Mythologie
  • Wörterbuch
  • Afrika
  • Mythologie
  • Afrika
Label
A dictionary of African mythology : the mythmaker as storyteller, Harold Scheub
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Mdi Msumu" -- Introduction -- Notes on the organization of this dictionary -- The mythmaker as storyteller -- A dictionary of African mythology -- The storyteller as mythmaker -- "The python's shining stone" -- Song of the Mythmaker -- Sources -- Bibliography -- Appendix one: country -- Appendix two: linguistic/cultural -- Appendix three: the grand myth -- Index
Control code
ocm41503799
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780195124569
Lccn
99035035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o41503799
  • (OCoLC)41503799
Label
A dictionary of African mythology : the mythmaker as storyteller, Harold Scheub
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Mdi Msumu" -- Introduction -- Notes on the organization of this dictionary -- The mythmaker as storyteller -- A dictionary of African mythology -- The storyteller as mythmaker -- "The python's shining stone" -- Song of the Mythmaker -- Sources -- Bibliography -- Appendix one: country -- Appendix two: linguistic/cultural -- Appendix three: the grand myth -- Index
Control code
ocm41503799
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780195124569
Lccn
99035035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o41503799
  • (OCoLC)41503799

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