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Friedrich Max Müller and the sacred books of the East

Author: Arie L Molendijk
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
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"This volume offers a critical analysis of one the most ambitious editorial projects of late Victorian Britain: the edition of the fifty substantial volumes of the Sacred Books of the East (1879-1910). The series was edited and conceptualized by Friedrich Max Muller (1823-1900), a world-famous German-born philologist, orientalist, and religious scholar. Muller and his influential Oxford colleagues secured financial
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Molendijk, Arie L.
Friedrich Max Müller and the Sacred Books of the East.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016930234
(OCoLC)933337429
Named Person: F Max Müller; F Max Müller
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arie L Molendijk
ISBN: 9780191087059 019108705X 9780191826832 0191826839
OCLC Number: 944211586
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Friedrich Max Müller and the Sacred Books of the East; Copyright; Dedication; Preface; Conventions, Archaisms, and Archives; Contents; Introduction; 1: The Right Honourable Max Müller; ENTITLED; SOURCES; EARLY LIFE; THE EDITION OF THE RIG-VEDA; CAREER IN OXFORD, 1850-74; PERSONAL LIFE IN OXFORD; PRIDE AND PREJUDICE; COLLECTED WORKS AND AREAS OF RESEARCH; MOST CONTROVERSIAL THEORIES; IN DISREPUTE; MEETING CRITICISM; 2: The Making of a Series; INCEPTION; PLANS TO LEAVE OXFORD; INSPIRATION; THE CONTRACT; THE PROSPECTUS; GETTING THE SERIES OFF THE GROUND; DEDICATION AND MOTTO. THE PREFACE TO THE SERIESCONTINUATION OF THE SERIES; SELECTION; DIFFICULT TO TRANSLATE; TRANSLATORS AND COLLABORATORS; GERMAN AND BRITISH CONTRIBUTORS; CONTRIBUTORS CONCLUDED; THE INDEX; AFTERMATH; 3: Concepts and Ideas; TEXTS, SACRED BOOKS, AND BIBLES; TRANSLATING; 'NOT ONLY UNMEANING, ARTIFICIAL, AND SILLY, BUT EVEN HIDEOUS AND REPELLENT'; EAST AND WEST; 'ARYAN'; ORIGINS, 'WALKING MANUSCRIPTS', AND ORIENTALISM WITH KID GLOVES; 4: Methods; HISTORICAL VERSUS THEORETICAL: A GRAND DISTINCTION; COMPARISON; FORMS OF COMPARISON; AREAS OF COMPARISON; COMPARISON AS A HUMAN CALLING; CLASSIFICATION. CONCLUSION5: Religion of Humanity; MAX MÜLLER'S RELIGION; OXFORD; A MISSIONARY PERSPECTIVE; VIEW OF RELIGION; THE FUTURE RELIGION OF HUMANITY; 6: Intellectual Impact; BIG SCIENCE AND GRAND PROJECTS; THE SACRED BOOKS OF THE EAST: A SPECIMEN OF BIG SCIENCE?; TEXTUALIZATION OF RELIGION; WORLD RELIGIONS; THE COMPARATIVE WAY; POWER, TEXTS, AND LANGUAGE-TRANSLATIONS FOR WHOM?; CONCLUSION; Afterthoughts; ANCIENT AND MODERN AND THE NEED FOR INTERPRETATION; TIME AND AUTHORITY; THE TEXTUALIZATION OF RELIGION; Bibliography; 1. Archival Sources; Archive, Oxford University Press, Oxford. Bodleian Library, University of Oxford2. Max Müller's Published Works; Bibliography; Müller on the Sacred Books of the East; Editions; Translation; Two Series of Chips from a German Workshop; [First Series]; [Second Series/New Edition]; 1844/1850; 1860; 1870; 1880; 1890; 1900; 3. The Fifty Sacred Books of the East (in numerical order); 4. Other Literature; Index.
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