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Eliade, Mircea 1907-1986

Works: 1,757 works in 7,488 publications in 24 languages and 94,153 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Diaries  Sources  Biography  Miscellanea  Fiction  Interviews  Folklore  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Creator, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Compiler, Publishing director, Speaker, Correspondent, Dedicatee, ed, Composer, Interviewee
Classifications: BL48, 291
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The Encyclopedia of religion by Mircea Eliade( Book )
55 editions published between 1907 and 2005 in English and Persian and held by 4,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive guide to the history, beliefs, concepts, practices and major figures of religions past and present
Cosmos and history: the myth of the eternal return by Mircea Eliade( Book )
283 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in 16 languages and held by 4,147 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."--BOOK JACKET
A history of religious ideas by Mircea Eliade( Book )
172 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,965 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
The sacred and the profane; the nature of religion by Mircea Eliade( Book )
43 editions published between 1959 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 2,561 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
Patterns in comparative religion by Mircea Eliade( Book )
163 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shamanism: archaic techniques of ecstasy by Mircea Eliade( Book )
61 editions published between 1950 and 2006 in English and Turkish and held by 2,150 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
Myths, dreams, and mysteries; the encounter between contemporary faiths and archaic realities by Mircea Eliade( Book )
130 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 2,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rites and symbols of initiation : the mysteries of birth and rebirth by Mircea Eliade( Book )
88 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Myth and reality by Mircea Eliade( Book )
58 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From primitives to Zen; a thematic sourcebook of the history of religions by Mircea Eliade( Book )
40 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yoga : immortality and freedom by Mircea Eliade( Book )
71 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,839 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 )
65 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Eliade guide to world religions by Mircea Eliade( Book )
20 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Serbian and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authoritative compendium of the 33 major religious traditions
Images and symbols; studies in religious symbolism by Mircea Eliade( Book )
33 editions published between 1961 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Occultism, witchcraft, and cultural fashions : essays in comparative religions by Mircea Eliade( Book )
62 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six essays on a variety of interrelated subjects
Myths and symbols : studies in honor of Mircea Eliade by Joseph Mitsuo Kitagawa( Book )
14 editions published between 1969 and 1982 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of religions; essays in methodology by Mircea Eliade( Book )
56 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,255 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
The forge and the crucible by Mircea Eliade( Book )
36 editions published between 1962 and 1981 in English and Japanese and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symbolism, the sacred, and the arts by Mircea Eliade( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traité d'histoire des religions by Mircea Eliade( Book )
171 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Réimpression telle quelle de l'édition de 1974. [SDM]
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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
Yiliyade, Mi'erqia 1907-1986
Элиаде, Мирча 1907-1986
אליאדה, מירצ'ה 1907-1986
إلياد، مرسيا، 1907-1986
إلياد، ميرسيا، 1907-1986
ميرتشيا إلياده، 1907-1986
ميرسيا إيلياد، 1907-1986
エリアーデ, M
エリアーデ, ミルチア
エリアーデ, ミルチャ
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