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Bollingen Series #46: Myth of the Eternal Return: Or Cosmos and History

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Publisher Comments:

This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian émigré-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures and drawing on scholarship published in no less than half a dozen European languages, Eliade's The Myth of the Eternal Return makes both intelligible and compelling the religious expressions and activities of a wide variety of archaic and "primitive" religious cultures. While acknowledging that a return to the "archaic" is no longer possible, Eliade passionately insists on the value of understanding this view in order to enrich our contemporary imagination of what it is to be human. Jonathan Z. Smith's new introduction provides the contextual background to the book and presents a critical outline of Eliade's argument in a way that encourages readers to engage in an informed conversation with this classic text.

Synopsis:

This essay on humanity's experience of history and its interpretation begins with a study of the traditional or mythological view and concludes with a comparative estimate of modern historiological approaches.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-174) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691017778
Subtitle:
Cosmos and History
Translator:
Trask, Willard R.
Author:
Trask, Willard
Author:
Eliade, Mircea
Author:
Trask, Willard R.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Miscellanea
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Myth
Subject:
History (theology)
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Mind, Body & Spirit
Subject:
Asian and Asian American Studies
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Series:
Mythos
Series Volume:
66-2846
Publication Date:
19711121
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.43x5.41x.73 in. .54 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » General
Humanities » Mythology » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Western Religions » General and Comparative Religion

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