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Littleton, C. Scott

Overview
Works: 55 works in 195 publications in 6 languages and 5,840 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Folklore  Biography  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Compiler, Other
Classifications: BL43.D8, 291.13
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Most widely held works about C. Scott Littleton
 
Most widely held works by C. Scott Littleton
The new comparative mythology: an anthropological assessment of the theories of Georges Dumézil by C. Scott Littleton( Book )

42 editions published between 1966 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinto : origins, rituals, festivals, spirits, sacred places by C. Scott Littleton( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Japan, two religions predominate--Buddhism and Shintoism--and the Japanese people see no contradiction in practicing both: worshipping Buddha even as they revere the kami, the divine beings that populate the country and define the indigenous faith of Shintoism. In Shintoism and the Religions of Japan, C. Scott Littleton illuminates this unusual spiritual pluralism and shows how it has fertilized a vast and varied religious landscape. Littleton describes the origins and development of Shinto (or Kami no Michi, "Way of the Gods"), the introduction of Buddhism a millennium and a half ago, the rise of various sects of Buddhism (some indigenous to Japan), and the role of the imperial court and the shogunate in the nation's religious life. Here too is a clear and succinct summary of Shintoism's teeming pantheon of spiritual figures, the holy writings of Shintoism, and the islands' landscape of holy sanctuaries. Littleton explains how Buddhism has been reinterpreted in light of Japan's indigenous traditions (some monumental statues of the Buddha are worshipped as manifestations of kami), and describes the "new religions" that flourished during the Meiji period of the late nineteenth century, after Japan once again opened up to the outside world. Writing with grace and clarity, he captures the essential features of Japanese religious life, including the countless local festivals and rituals, the importance of harmony and enlightenment, and concepts of death and salvation
Myth in Indo-European antiquity by Gerald James Larson( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eastern wisdom : an illustrated guide to the religions and philosophies of the East( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto
Gods, goddesses, and mythology by C. Scott Littleton( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains approximately 250 alphabetized entries on deities, concepts, practices, places, and objects related to the mythologies of cultures throughout history, including the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Celts, Aztecs, Native Americans, Scandinavians, Africans, Chinese, and many others, and features color photos and sidebars
From Scythia to Camelot : a radical reassessment of the legends of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and the Holy Grail by C. Scott Littleton( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume proposes that the core of the Arthurian and Holy Grail traditions derived not from Celtic mythology, but rather from the folklore of the peoples of ancient Scythia (what are now the South Russian and Ukrainian steppes). Also includes 19 maps. --From publisher's description
Mythology : the illustrated anthology of world myth & storytelling by C. Scott Littleton( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths are the timeless expression of the imagination born out of the need to make sense of the universe. Moving across the centuries, they resonate with our deepest feelings about the fragility and grandeur of existence. Mythology is a comprehensive, richly illustrated survey of the mythic imagination in all its forms around the world, from the odysseys, quests and battles of ancient Greece and Rome to the living beliefs of indigenous cultures in the Americas, Africa and Oceania. Looking at each major myth-making culture in turn, this book retells some of the most significant and captivating stories in a lively, contemporary style. Generously illustrated with more than 700 color photographs, Mythology brings you the vibrant stories that echo time and again in our lives
The sacred East : Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Shinto( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En beskrivelse af fem filosofiske og religiøse traditioner i Asien. Der lægges vægt på nøgletemaer og centrale forestillinger set ud fra de kulturelle og historiske miljøer
Understanding Shinto : origins, beliefs, practices, festivals, spirits, sacred places by C. Scott Littleton( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a succint, authorative introduction to one of the great religious traditions. The book is organised around nine key themes: origins and historical development; aspects of the divine; sacred texts; sacred persons; ethical principles; sacred space; sacred time; death and the afterlife; and society and religion
The sacred East : an illustrated guide to Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Taoism and Shinto( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an introduction to the major spiritual and philosophical traditions of Asia, explaining religious practices as well as Eastern ideas that have become accepted in the West
Sacred East by C. Scott Littleton( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in Dutch and English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding in woord en beeld tot de geschiedenis, centrale begrippen en leerstellingen van een vijftal Oost-Aziatische religieuze tradities
The diaries of Blakely Wilson : an American traveler in Europe, Egypt, and the Holy Land, 1874-1876 by Blakely Wilson( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinto origines, croyances, rituels, fêtes, esprits, lieux sacrés by C. Scott Littleton( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présentation de la religion officielle du Japon, le shintoïsme, à travers des grands thèmes comme les origines et l'histoire, l'aspect pris par le divin, les textes sacrés, les principes éthiques, les lieux sacrés, les rites et les fêtes et les rapports avec la société
Mythologies : une anthologie illustrée des mythes et légendes du monde( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Propose de découvrir les mythes du monde entier, leur appartenance culturelle et leur signification philosophique à travers les grands empires : Egypte, Grèce, Afrique, civilisation celtique, jusqu'au monde contemporain
La sagesse orientale : l'hindouisme, le bouddhisme, le confucianisme, le taoïsme, le shintoïsme( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinto : oorsprong, geloof, gebruiken, festivals, geesten, heiligdommen by C. Scott Littleton( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van de leer en praktijk van de Japanse religie van het shintoïsme
Das grosse Buch der Mythologie( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eastern wisdom : Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Shinto( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gods, goddesses, and mythology( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Shinto : origins, rituals, festivals, spirits, sacred places
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C・スコット・リトルトン

Covington Scott Littleton

Covington Scott Littleton Amerikaans antropoloog (1933-2010)

Littleton, C. Scott

Littleton, Covington Scott

Littleton, Covington Scott 1933-2010

리틀턴, C. 스콧

リトルトン, C. スコット

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Shinto : origins, rituals, festivals, spirits, sacred placesGods, goddesses, and mythologyFrom Scythia to Camelot : a radical reassessment of the legends of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and the Holy GrailMythology : the illustrated anthology of world myth & storytellingThe sacred East : Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, ShintoUnderstanding Shinto : origins, beliefs, practices, festivals, spirits, sacred placesThe sacred East : an illustrated guide to Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Taoism and ShintoSacred EastThe diaries of Blakely Wilson : an American traveler in Europe, Egypt, and the Holy Land, 1874-1876