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Department of the Study of Religions

Jordan Lectures 2014 – Some Recent Approaches to Comparative Mythology: Dumézil, Burkert, Puhvel, M.L. West, B. Lincoln

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Michael Witzel (Harvard University)

Date: 14 May 2014Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 14 May 2014Time: 4:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: L67

Type of Event: 0

Series: Jordan Lectures In Comparative Religion

In this talk I aim to point out some similarities and differences in the approaches of recent mythologists, who are however mostly dealing with Indo-European materials. Some reasons will be given why we must go beyond the narrow confines of this well-reconstructed family of languages, religions and rituals.

Organiser: Dr Peter Fl├╝gel

Contact email: pf8@soas.ac.uk