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An Illustrated Guide To Korean Mythology

By Choi, Won-Oh




Originally published in Korea in two volumes. Includes bibliographical references (p. [319]).


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An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology

Choi Won-Oh

BRILL/Global Oriental, 2008-04-10. Hardcover. Good.

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An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology

Choi, Won-oh

Published by Global Oriental Ltd., Folkestone, Kent First Edition 2008. 2008., 2008. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original bordeaux cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 10'' x 7¼''. Contains [x] 317 printed pages of text with colour maps and photographs throughout. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781905246601

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An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology

Choi, Won-oh

Published by Global Oriental Ltd., Folkestone, Kent First Edition 2008. 2008., 2008. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original bordeaux cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 10'' x 7¼''. Contains [x] 317 printed pages of text with colour maps and photographs throughout. This highly engaging volume by one of Korea's leading scholars of comparative mythology - and the first study of its kind in English - provides a valuable introduction to centuries-old beliefs, myths and folk tales relating to Cosmology and Flood, Birth and Agriculture, Messengers of the Underworld, Shamans, Disease, Good Fortune, Love and Family, Gods of Village Shrines, and Heroes. Containing thirty traditional stories, the book is fully illustrated throughout and contains a wide variety of Korean art, including rare shamanist paintings, as well as the work of some contemporary Korean artists. All the stories, based on Korean oral tradition, have been retold by the author according to their main plot and meaning because the original texts' songs by shamans, containing many obsolete words and obscure idioms, are not easily understood today. The original title and source, including text notes, are provided at the end of each story. The author's Introduction sets out the historical background and significance of the myths that appear here. He also provides full details of each of the Korean gods and their roles in mythology. While being a welcome addition to the literature on Korean culture for the non-specialist, An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology also provides an invaluable reference source for scholars and researchers in the fields of East Asian Mythology and Anthropology, as well as Korean History, Religion and Literature. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781905246601

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Price: £ 100.00
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An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology

Choi, Won-oh

Published by Global Oriental Ltd., Folkestone, Kent First Edition 2008. 2008., 2008. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original bordeaux cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 10'' x 7¼''. Contains [x] 317 printed pages of text with colour maps and photographs throughout. This highly engaging volume by one of Korea's leading scholars of comparative mythology - and the first study of its kind in English - provides a valuable introduction to centuries-old beliefs, myths and folk tales relating to Cosmology and Flood, Birth and Agriculture, Messengers of the Underworld, Shamans, Disease, Good Fortune, Love and Family, Gods of Village Shrines, and Heroes. Containing thirty traditional stories, the book is fully illustrated throughout and contains a wide variety of Korean art, including rare shamanist paintings, as well as the work of some contemporary Korean artists. All the stories, based on Korean oral tradition, have been retold by the author according to their main plot and meaning because the original texts' songs by shamans, containing many obsolete words and obscure idioms, are not easily understood today. The original title and source, including text notes, are provided at the end of each story. The author's Introduction sets out the historical background and significance of the myths that appear here. He also provides full details of each of the Korean gods and their roles in mythology. While being a welcome addition to the literature on Korean culture for the non-specialist, An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology also provides an invaluable reference source for scholars and researchers in the fields of East Asian Mythology and Anthropology, as well as Korean History, Religion and Literature. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781905246601

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Price: £ 100.00
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An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology

Choi, Won-oh

Published by Global Oriental Ltd., Folkestone, Kent First Edition 2008. 2008., 2008. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original bordeaux cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 10'' x 7¼''. Contains [x] 317 printed pages of text with colour maps and photographs throughout. This highly engaging volume by one of Korea's leading scholars of comparative mythology - and the first study of its kind in English - provides a valuable introduction to centuries-old beliefs, myths and folk tales relating to Cosmology and Flood, Birth and Agriculture, Messengers of the Underworld, Shamans, Disease, Good Fortune, Love and Family, Gods of Village Shrines, and Heroes. Containing thirty traditional stories, the book is fully illustrated throughout and contains a wide variety of Korean art, including rare shamanist paintings, as well as the work of some contemporary Korean artists. All the stories, based on Korean oral tradition, have been retold by the author according to their main plot and meaning because the original texts' songs by shamans, containing many obsolete words and obscure idioms, are not easily understood today. The original title and source, including text notes, are provided at the end of each story. The author's Introduction sets out the historical background and significance of the myths that appear here. He also provides full details of each of the Korean gods and their roles in mythology. While being a welcome addition to the literature on Korean culture for the non-specialist, An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology also provides an invaluable reference source for scholars and researchers in the fields of East Asian Mythology and Anthropology, as well as Korean History, Religion and Literature. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781905246601

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Price: £ 100.00
($127.32)


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An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology

Choi, Won-oh

Published by Global Oriental Ltd., Folkestone, Kent First Edition 2008. 2008., 2008. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original bordeaux cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 10'' x 7¼''. Contains [x] 317 printed pages of text with colour maps and photographs throughout. This highly engaging volume by one of Korea's leading scholars of comparative mythology - and the first study of its kind in English - provides a valuable introduction to centuries-old beliefs, myths and folk tales relating to Cosmology and Flood, Birth and Agriculture, Messengers of the Underworld, Shamans, Disease, Good Fortune, Love and Family, Gods of Village Shrines, and Heroes. Containing thirty traditional stories, the book is fully illustrated throughout and contains a wide variety of Korean art, including rare shamanist paintings, as well as the work of some contemporary Korean artists. All the stories, based on Korean oral tradition, have been retold by the author according to their main plot and meaning because the original texts' songs by shamans, containing many obsolete words and obscure idioms, are not easily understood today. The original title and source, including text notes, are provided at the end of each story. The author's Introduction sets out the historical background and significance of the myths that appear here. He also provides full details of each of the Korean gods and their roles in mythology. While being a welcome addition to the literature on Korean culture for the non-specialist, An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology also provides an invaluable reference source for scholars and researchers in the fields of East Asian Mythology and Anthropology, as well as Korean History, Religion and Literature. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781905246601

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Price: £ 100.00
($127.32)