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Eliade, Mircea 1907-1986

Works: 1,759 works in 7,868 publications in 29 languages and 95,427 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Sources  Biography  Diaries  Miscellanea  Interviews  Fiction  Folklore  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Contributor, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Compiler, Publishing director, Speaker, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Composer, ed, zxx, Interviewee
Classifications: BL48, 291
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The Encyclopedia of religion by Mircea Eliade( Book )

60 editions published between 1907 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 4,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries -- many heavily updated -- as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. It emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture
Patterns in comparative religion by Mircea Eliade( Book )

372 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 3,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réimpression telle quelle de l'édition de 1974. [SDM]
Cosmos and history: the myth of the eternal return by Mircea Eliade( Book )

82 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 3,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian emigre-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."--Jacket
Shamanism: archaic techniques of ecstasy by Mircea Eliade( Book )

228 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 2,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1951, this book soon became the standard work in the study of this mysterious and fascinating phenomenon. Writing as the founder of the modern study of the history of religion, Romanian eacute; migreacute;--scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) surveys the practice of Shamanism over two and a half millennia of human history, moving from the Shamanic traditions of Siberia and Central Asia--where Shamanism was first observed--to North and South America, Indonesia, Tibet, China, and beyond. In this authoritative survey, Eliade illuminates the magico-religious life of societies that give primacy of place to the figure of the Shaman--at once magician and medicine man, healer and miracle-doer, priest, mystic, and poet. Synthesizing the approaches of psychology, sociology, and ethnology, this work will remain for years to come the reference book of choice for those intrigued by this practice
Myth and reality by Mircea Eliade( Book )

166 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petit livre dense où s'esquissent à la fois un historique et une synthèse philosophique du mythe en tant que signification intelligible du cosmos
The sacred and the profane; the nature of religion by Mircea Eliade( Book )

69 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 2,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famed historian of religion Mircea Eliade observes that even moderns who proclaim themselves residents of a completely profane world are still unconsciously nourished by the memory of the sacred. Eliade traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times in terms of space, time, nature, and the cosmos. In doing so he shows how the total human experience of the religious man compares with that of the nonreligious. This book serves as an excellent introduction to the history of religion, but its perspective also emcompasses philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, and psychology. It will appeal to anyone seeking to discover the potential dimensions of human existence. -- P. [4] of cover
A history of religious ideas by Mircea Eliade( Book )

47 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the religions of ancient China, Brahmanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Celtic and German religions, Judaism, and Christianity, and explores each one's philosophical concepts
Myths, dreams, and mysteries; the encounter between contemporary faiths and archaic realities by Mircea Eliade( Book )

162 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 2,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rites and symbols of initiation : the mysteries of birth and rebirth by Mircea Eliade( Book )

109 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From primitives to Zen; a thematic sourcebook of the history of religions by Mircea Eliade( Book )

41 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 1,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of religions; essays in methodology by Mircea Eliade( Book )

77 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of the history of religions appears to be at a critical point in its development. This is true of the discipline both in the East and in the West
Yoga : immortality and freedom by Mircea Eliade( Book )

59 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in English and held by 1,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lays the groundwork for a Western understanding of Yoga. Drawing on years of study and experience in India, this book provides a comprehensive survey of Yoga in theory and practice from its earliest antecedents in the Vedas through the twentieth century
The quest; history and meaning in religion by Mircea Eliade( Book )

120 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'analyse des religions archaïques et exotiques ne se limite pas à leur importance historique. Le philosophe et le critique littéraire peuvent également tirer profit des découvertes faites dans ce domaine. Un nouvel humanisme pourrait être engendré par la confrontion de l'Occidental moderne avec ces mondes étrangers
The forge and the crucible by Mircea Eliade( Book )

136 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D'une extrême importance pour une intelligente appréciation de l'alchimie, par le grand historien des religions. Cette version revue et corrigée d'un ouvrage de 1956 évoque en termes clairs et concis cette technique mystérieuse postulant une hiérophanie
Mephistopheles and the Androgyne; studies in religious myth and symbol by Mircea Eliade( Book )

88 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in 9 languages and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eliade guide to world religions by Mircea Eliade( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Serbian and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authoritative compendium of the 33 major religious traditions
Occultism, witchcraft, and cultural fashions : essays in comparative religions by Mircea Eliade( Book )

87 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six essays on a variety of interrelated subjects
Myths and symbols : studies in honor of Mircea Eliade by Mircea Eliade( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1982 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images and symbols; studies in religious symbolism by Mircea Eliade( Book )

32 editions published between 1961 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian religions: an introduction by Mircea Eliade( Book )

43 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette étude sur les religions primitives, issue d'un cours professé à l'université de Chicago en 1963, interroge la notion de religions primitives. L'auteur s'intéresse à la créativité spirituelle et religieuse de ces peuples tels qu'ils sont aujourd'hui et montre que, dans leur cas, la créativité humaine est religieuse avant tout
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Alternative Names
Eliade, M.

Ėliade, Mirca 1907-1986

Eliade, Mircae 1907-1986

Eliade, Mircea

Ėliade, Mircha 1907-1986

Eliant, Mirsea 1907-1986

Elijade, Mirča

Elijade, Mirča 1907-1986

Iliyāda, Mīrčā 1907-1986

Iliyādih, Mīrchā 1907-1986

Mi'erqia-Yiliyade 1907-1986

Mirča Eliade

Mircea Eliade historien, philosophe et écrivain

Mircea Eliade Roemeens auteur

Mircea Eliade román filozófus, vallás- és egyháztörténész, folklórkutató, író, a Román Akadémia tagja

Mircea Eliade Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer and philosopher

Mircea Eliade rumänischer Religionswissenschaftler, Philosoph und Schriftsteller

Mircea Eliade rumuński religioznawca

Mircea Eliade storico delle religioni e scrittore rumeno

Yiliyade, Mi'erqia 1907-1986

Μίρτσεα Ελιάντε

Мирча Елиаде

Мирча Елијаде

Мірча Еліаде

Мірча Эліядэ

Элиаде, Мирча 1907-1986

Элиаде, Мирча румынский писатель, историк религий и исследователь мифологии

אליאדה, מירצ'ה 1907-1986

מירצ'ה אליאדה

إلياد، مرسيا، 1907-1986

إلياد، ميرسيا، 1907-1986

ميرتشا إلياده

ميرتشيا إلياده، 1907-1986

ميرسيا إيلياد، 1907-1986

میرچا الیاده

미르체아 엘리아데

エリアーデ, M

エリアーデ, ミルチア

エリアーデ, ミルチャ


Patterns in comparative religionCosmos and history: the myth of the eternal returnShamanism: archaic techniques of ecstasyMyth and realityThe sacred and the profane; the nature of religionA history of religious ideasMyths, dreams, and mysteries; the encounter between contemporary faiths and archaic realitiesRites and symbols of initiation : the mysteries of birth and rebirth