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Network analysis of Beowulf, the Iliad and the Táin Bó Cúailnge

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Mythological epics frequently entail plethoras of characters in timeless narratives beyond documented history. As such, they differ from legends couched in definite historical timeframes and intentionally fictional folktales. The concept of universality is important to comparative mythology and it has been claimed that narratives from a variety of cultures share similar structures. Universality also lies at the heart of network theory, a relatively new branch of theoretical physics with broad...

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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Publisher:
Religionswissenschaft: Forschung und Wissenschaft Publisher's website
Journal:
Sources of Mythology: Ancient and Contemporary Myths, Proceedings of the Seventh Annual International Conference on Comparative Mythology Journal website
Pages:
125-141
Publication date:
2014-01-01
Acceptance date:
2013-05-15
Event title:
Seventh Annual International Conference on Comparative Mythology
Event start date:
2013-05-15T00:00:00Z
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510304
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pubs:510304
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uuid:3b5bf3aa-e5f5-4e85-be05-61e679ef1f05
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2016-03-22

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