Understanding Complex Systems

Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives

Editors: Kenna, Ralph, MacCarron, Máirín, MacCarron, Pádraig (Eds.)

  • First monograph on this emerging subject matter
  • Edited and authored by leading researchers in the field
  • Develops novel quantitiative methods for the humanities and social sciences
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About this book

With an emphasis on exploring measurable aspects of ancient narratives, Maths Meets Myths sets out to investigate age-old material with new techniques. This book collects, for the first time, novel quantitative approaches to studying sources from the past, such as chronicles, epics, folktales, and myths. It contributes significantly to recent efforts in bringing together natural scientists and humanities scholars in investigations aimed at achieving greater understanding of our cultural inheritance.

Accordingly, each contribution reports on a modern quantitative approach applicable to narrative sources from the past, or describes those which would be amenable to such treatment and why they are important.

This volume is a unique state-of-the-art compendium on an emerging research field which also addresses anyone with interests in quantitative approaches to humanities.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kenna, Ralph (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

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  • Cognitive and Network Constraints in Real Life and Literature

    Dunbar, Robin

    Pages 7-19

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  • A Networks Approach to Mythological Epics

    Kenna, Ralph (et al.)

    Pages 21-43

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  • Medieval Historical, Hagiographical and Biographical Networks

    Gramsch, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 45-69

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  • Peopling of the New World from Data on Distributions of Folklore Motifs

    Berezkin, Yuri E.

    Pages 71-89

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eBook 79,72 €
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Hardcover 100,87 €
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Softcover 100,87 €
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives
Editors
  • Ralph Kenna
  • Máirín MacCarron
  • Pádraig MacCarron
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39445-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39445-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39443-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81887-0
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 228
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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