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Ionela Carmen BANȚA, Some considerations regarding the concept of myth (definitions, classifications)

Ionela Carmen BANȚA
Assoc. Prof., PhD., Faculty of Letters, University of Craiova, Romania;

Published on December 29, 2019

Myths are specific to each individual people, because they mirror their entire cultural identity. Therefore it is essential that each people know the myths that accompanied it in its evolution.
Over time, thanks to this major importance, names such as: Claude Lévi-Strauss, Mircea Eliade, G. Călinescu, Romulus Vulcănescu, Silviu Angelescu, Viorel Boldureanu, I. Oprişan have dedicated numerous studies and researches to the myth, each having his own vision, targeting definitions and / or classifications that help to formulate relevant critical opinions.

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  1. Mircea Eliade, Aspecte ale mitului, Bucharest, Univers Publishing, 1978.
  2. Mircea Eliade, Sacru şi profan, Bucharest, Humanitas Publishing, 1995.
  3. Romulus Vulcănescu, Mitologie română, Bucharest, Academia Republicii Socialiste România Publishing, 1987.
  4. Silviu Angelescu, Mitul şi literatura, Bucharest, Univers Publishing, 1999.
  5. Ion Viorel Boldureanu, Cultură tradiţională orală, Timişoara, Marineasa Publishing, 2006.
  6. George Călinescu, Istoria literaturii române de la origini până în prezent, Bucharest, Semne Publishing, 2003.
  7. Claude Lévi-Strauss, Antropologie structurală, Bucharest, Political Publishing, 1978.
  8. Ion Oprişan, Mituri fundamentale, in Ovidiu Papadima (scientific care), Temelii folclorice și orizont european în literatura română, Bucharest, RSR Publishing, 1971.
  9. Lucian Blaga, Trilogia culturii, Bucharest, Pentru Literatura Universală Publishing, 1969.
  10. Mircea Eliade, De la Zamolxis la Genghis-Han, Bucharest, Scientifical and Encyclopedical Publishing, 1980.
  11. George Niţu, Elemente mitologice, Bucharest, Albatros Publishing, 1988.

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