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Historical atlas of world mythology / Joseph Campbell

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Campbell, Joseph 1904-1987  Search this
Physical description:
volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 39 cm
ANTH copy 39088009193558 has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries, In Memory of JEROME R. MINTZ Indiana University.
NMAI copy 39088019919513 from the library of H. Paul and Jane R. Friesema.
Volume 1, Part 1 -- Way Of The Animal Powers: Mythologies of the primitive hunters and gathers -- Prologue -- Mythological dimension -- Let there be light! -- Out of one, the many -- Forbidden fruit -- Light within -- Song of the world -- Let it thus be done -- Living ground -- Universe, the earth, and earth's life -- Primate connection -- Men and tools of the old stone age -- Awakening of awe -- -- Peopling of the Earth -- Africa and Eurasia -- Cranial capacity and tool manufacture -- Locus for Eden -- Old Melanesia -- Fossilized past -- Americas -- Five basic races -- Mythologies Of The Primitive Hunters And Gatherers -- Early hunters of the open plains -- Recognition of death -- Master bear -- Sentiment of wonder -- Temple caves -- Symbols of the female power -- Shamans of the caves -- Advent of the bow and arrow -- Culture tides in Verdant Sahara -- Bubalus period, c 7000 to 4500 BC -- Period of the round-heads, from c 6000 BC -- Bovidian or pastoral period, c 4000 to 1800 BC -- Post-Bovidian period of Egyptian influences -- Chariot and equestrian periods, from c 1200 BC -- Camel period, form c 100 BC -- South African painted rock shrines -- Bushman trance dance and its mythic ground -- Living peoples of the equatorial forest -- Forest song of the Pygimes -- Ancestral caves of the Tasaday -- Andman Islanders -- Myths and tales of Andamanese -- In the beginning -- Wild-pig hunt -- Fire theft -- Catastrophe -- Landscape mythologized and the origin of death -- Appendix -- Endnotes -- Subject index -- Index of place names -- Credits and acknowledgements -- Volume 1, Part 2 -- Way Of The Animal Powers: Mythologies of the great hunt -- Art as a revelation -- Paleolithic rock paintings -- Second art: rock sculpture -- Mythic and mystical modes of religious art -- Mythologies Of The Great Hunt -- Great west-to-east dispersal -- Migration of x-ray style art -- Myths of the Australian "dream time" -- Circumpolar cults of the master bear -- Bear sacrifice -- Shamanic lore of Siberia and the Americas -- Siberians -- Myths and tales of the North Pacific and Arctic -- Folktales of the maritime and reindeer Koryak -- Eskimo tales -- Four raven episodes from the American North -- Pacific coast -- First Kwakiutl totem pole -- Great Kwakiul Shaman named fool -- North American twilight of the Paleolithic great hunt -- Idea and ideas of God -- Mythologies of the North Pacific coast -- Landscape and culture -- Cosmology -- Mythological trickster -- Woodland Indians -- Iroquois and Algonquians -- Muskogean Creek -- Prehistoric societies in the American midwest -- Rocky Mountains medicine wheels -- Plains Indians -- Sun dance -- Mandan Okipa festival -- Ghost dance -- Myths and tale of the northern plains -- Three Blackfoot medicine legends -- Two creation myths -- Trickster tales -- Mythologies of the North American southwest -- Emergence -- Where the two came to their father -- Not man part -- Cultural geography -- At the uttermost part of the earth -- Myths of the Selk'nam of Terra del Fuego -- Myths of the Yamana of Tierra del Fuego -- Appendix -- Endnotes -- Subject index -- Index of place names -- Credits and acknowledgements
Volume 2, Part 1: Way Of The Seeded Earth: Sacrifice -- Prologue -- Of the will in nature -- Agricultural origins and dispersals -- Diffusion, convergence, and parallelism in the formation of cultures -- Two ways to rapture -- Sacrifice: the prime symbol -- Myth -- Festival -- Offering -- Historical forms -- Appendix -- Endnotes -- Subject index -- Index of place names -- Credits and acknowledgements -- Volume 2, Part 2: Way Of the Seeded Earth: Mythologies of the primitive planters: the northern Americas -- Agricultural origins in the new world -- Two agricultural systems -- From Nomadism to seed gardening -- North American agriculturalist rites and myths -- Northeast woodland -- Iroquois -- Of the longhouse and the wigwam -- Sacrifice of the white dog -- Sun God and great spirit -- Revelation to handsome lake -- Woman who fell from the sky -- Legend of the twin heroes -- Commentary on the woman who fell from the sky -- Algonquians -- Historical introduction -- Indian in the North American conscience -- Schoolcraft's surprising discovery of a Native American oral literature -- Tales of the northeast woodland -- Folktale, in contradistinction to myth -- Foreword to the Algonquian tales -- Algonquian tales -- Iroquois tales -- Iroquois tales commentary -- Southeast -- People of the trial of tears -- Removal of the Cherokee -- Heritage of Ham -- Ponce de Leon, de Soto, La Salle, and John Smith -- Natchez solar dynasty and extinction -- Five civilized tribes -- Black drink and the new fire -- Tuscarora and the Cherokee -- Removals -- Bright eyes, standing bear, and Judge Dandy's decision, April 18, 1879 -- Origin of maize and game -- Appendix -- Endnotes -- Subject index -- Index of place names -- Credits and acknowledgements -- Volume 2, Part 3: Way Of The Seeded Earth: Mythologies of the primitive planters: the middle and Southern Americas -- Agricultural developments in the Mesamerican Matrix -- Tide of history -- Olmec enigma -- Agricultural rites and myths of middle America -- Southwestern North America -- Desert cultures -- Kiva -- Cycles of the sun and moon -- Spirits of life -- Northwest Mexico: the Huichol -- Land and fruit of eternal life -- Brother deer and mother maize -- Story of our roots -- New world discovered and divided -- Antilles -- Taino -- Arawak -- Carib -- South American agricultural rites and myths -- South American rain forest -- Watunna: a Cariban creation cycle from the upper Orinoco -- Desana creation myth -- Yurupari cult -- Where sacred things are seen -- Pacific coast -- Valdivia (Ecuador) and the old Pacific culture -- Ecudor as the American formative matrix -- Civilization and despoliation of Peru -- Appendix -- Endnotes -- Subject index -- Index of place names -- Credits and acknowledgements
From Back Cover: Joseph Cambell's multivolume Historical Atals of World Mythology, his magnum opus, marks the culmination of his brilliant career as scholar, writer, teacher, and one of the foremost interreters of our sacred traditions. Campbell describe his work as an attempt to tell humankind's "One Great Story"--Our saga of spiritual awakening and the subsequent development of the many different mythological perspectives that have shaped us throughtout time. His central theme is that our seemingly disparate spiritual traditions are neither discrete nor unique, but rather each is simply an "ethnic manifestation" of one or another of those "elemental ideals" that have forever transfixed the human psyche.
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Call number:
BL311 .C26 1988Z folio
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Smithsonian Libraries