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Twentieth century mythologies : Dumézil, Lévi-Strauss, Eliade

Author: Daniel Dubuisson
Publisher: London ; Oakville, CT : Equinox Pub., 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., augmented and revView all editions and formats
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"First published in France in 1993, and since then translated into Italian (1995) and Romanian (2003), Twentieth Century Mythologies provides an indispensable resource not only for scholars of religion and myth, but also for those interested in both the history and the impact of ideas in the pasty century."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Georges Dumézil; Claude Lévi-Strauss; Mircea Eliade; Georges Dumézil; Mircea Eliade; Claude Lévi-Strauss; Mircea Eliade; Georges Dumézil; Claude Lévi-Strauss
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Dubuisson
ISBN: 1845530209 9781845530204 1845530217 9781845530211
OCLC Number: 65341069
Notes: "First published in French in 1993 by Presses Universitaires du Septentrion"--Title page verso.
"This book is supported by the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs. as part of the Burgess programme headed for the French Embassy in London by the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni"--Title page verso.
Description: xxi, 314 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : history and comparative epistemology --
The Indo-European background --
The first comparative mythologies --
Durkheim, Mauss, Bourdieu, and Dumézil --
The 1950s : a reorientation --
Comparative and structural evidence --
The new comparative mythology --
The symbolic order --
The Mythologiques : from overture to finale --
From Marx to Kant --
The semantics of myth --
A Buddhist among the Bororo --
Fascism and mysticism --
Primitive ontology --
The eternal return of anti-Semitism --
The neo-paganism of homo religiosus --
Metaphysics and politics : Eliade and Heidegger --
Conclusion : modern theories of myth and the history of Western thought.
Other Titles: Mythologies du XXe siècle.
Responsibility: Daniel Dubuisson ; translated by Martha Cunningham.
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Offers a comparative epistemology to examine the diverse scholarly definitions of myth and myths, assembling theorists such as George Dumezil, Claude Levi-Strauss, Mircea Eliade, Roland Barthes,  Read more...

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