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Jerome Bauer's Comparative Mythology Courses

(Note to Religious Studies Majors and Minors: Please check with your Religious Stuides Advisor to
make sure these courses will fulfill your comparative requirement before taking them, to avoid any
misunderstanding. Please remember that only 300-level courses and above will fulfill this requirement).

For official information about the Religious Studies Program, please contact Professor
Ahmet Karamustafa, akaramus@artsci.wustl.edu.

 

ReSt 3391 "Karma and Rebirth"

ReSt 3393 "Miracles, Marvels, and Magic"

ReSt 470 [UC] "Topics in Religious Studies:
Middle-Earth and Bharata-Varsha"
=CompLit 4705

ReSt 250F "Hinduism: An Introduction"

ReSt 252 [UC] "Hindu and Jain Mythology"

ReSt 260 "Theories of Religion"

 

 

Washington University Comparative
Mythology Courses (Non-Exhaustive List)

(Note to Religious Studies Majors and Minors: Please check with your Religious Stuides Advisor to
make sure these courses will fulfill your comparative requirement before taking them, to avoid any
misunderstanding. Please remember that only 300-level courses and above will fulfill this requirement).

(This page is under construction)

 

Anth 232 Myths and Monuments (Professor Symeonoglou)
[Last taught Autumn 2003; offered every two years]

 

 

Comparative Mythology Courses at
Local Universities

(Note to Religious Studies Majors and Minors: Please check with your Religious Stuides Advisor to
make sure these courses may be transferred before taking them, to avoid any misunderstanding).

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Comparative Mythology Bibliography and Links

 

Selected Bibliography

The Implied Spider: Politics and Theology in Myth
Doniger, Wendy. 1998. New York: Columbia University Press
BL304 D54 1998 Olin Level B Stacks
[An introduction to comparative mythology]

Myth and Method (Studies in Religion and Culture)
Patton, Laurie; Doniger, Wendy, ed. 1996. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia
BL304 .M85 1996 Olin Level B Stacks

A Magic Still Dwells: Comparative Religion in the Postmodern Age
Patton, Kimberley, Ray, Benjamin, ed. 2000. Berkeley: University of California Press
BL80.2 .M24 2000 Olin Level B Stacks

Comparative Religion: A History
Sharpe, Eric J. 1986 (2nd ed.) LaSalle, Illinois: Open Court
BL41 S52 1986 Olin Level B Stacks

Patterns in Comparative Religion
Eliade, Mircea. 1958. New York: Sheed and Ward
BL80 E513 Olin Level B Stacks

Myths of the Dog-Man
White, David Gordon, Doniger, Wendy. 1991. Chicago: University of Chicago Press
BL443 D64 W45 1991 Olin Level B Stacks

Women, Androgynes, and Other Mythcal Beasts
Doniger, Wendy. 1982. Chicago: University of Chicago Press
BL2001.2 O36 Olin Level B Stacks

The Ravenous Hyenas and the Wounded Sun: Myth and Ritual in Ancient India
Jamison, Stephanie. 1991. Ithaca: Cornell University Press
BL1212.2 J35 1991 Olin Level B Stacks

Sacrificed Wife / Sacrificer's Wife: Women, Ritual and Hospitality in Ancient India
Jamison, Stephanie. 1996. New York: Oxford University Press
HQ1742 .J36 1996 Olin Level A Stacks

Splitting the Difference: Gender and Myth in Ancient Greece and India
(Jordan Lectures in Comparative Religion, 1996-1997:
School of Oriental and African Studies University of London)
Doniger, Wendy. 1999. Chicago: University of Chicago Press
BL325.S42 D65 1999 Olin Level B

The Meaning of Aphrodite
Friedrich, Paul. 1978. Chicago: University of Chicago Press
BL820 V5 F74 Olin Level B Stacks

Proto-Indo-European Trees: The Arboreal System of a Prehistoric People
Friedrich, Paul. 1970. Chicago: University of Chicago Press
QK487 F75 Biol General Stacks

The Stakes of the Warrior
Dumezil, Georges. 1983. Berkeley: University of California Press
BL660 D793513 1983 Olin Level B Stacks

The Destiny of a King
Dumezil, Georges. 1973. Chicago: University of Chicago Press
BL2003 D8513 1973 Olin Level B Stacks

The Plight of a Sorcerer
Dumezil, Georges. 1986. Berkeley: University of California Press
BL1525 D8613 1986 Olin Level B Stacks

Mitra-Varuna: An Essay on Two Indo-European Representations of Sovereignty
Dumezil, Georges. 1988. New York:Zone Books
BL660 D813 1988 Olin Level B Stacks

Comparative Mythology
Puhvel, Jaan. 1987. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press
BL311 P84 1987 Olin Level B Stacks

Myth and Meaning
Levi-Strauss, Claude. 1995. New York: Schocken Books
GN362 L4726 1995 Olin Level A Stacks

The Raw and the Cooked (Mythologiques Volume One)
Levi-Strauss, Claude. 1990. Chicago: University of Chicago Press
BL304 L4813 1990 Olin Level B Stacks

From Honey to Ashes (Mythologiques Volume Two)
Levi-Strauss, Claude. 1973. New York: Harper and Row
P2230.1 F6 L413 1973 Olin Level B Stacks

The Origin of Table-Manners (Mythologiques Volume Three)
Levi-Strauss, Claude. 1978. New York: Harper and Row
E98 F6 L5813 1978 Olin Level B Stacks

The Naked Man (Mythologiques Volume Four)
Levi-Strauss, Claude. 1990. Chicago: University of Chicago Press
E78 N77 L413 1990 Olin Level B Stacks

Journal of Indo-European Studies (JIES)
MOBIUS Holdings

History of Religion
BL1 H65 Olin Level B Stacks

History of Religion Online

 

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