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Apples and oranges explorations in, on, and with comparison

Author: Bruce Lincoln
Publisher: Chicago London The University of Chicago Press 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Lincoln mounts an argument for the value of comparison, which is often derided as limited and limiting; instead, he shows how carefully considered comparisons can illuminate both subjects.


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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Lincoln
ISBN: 9780226564074 022656407X 9780226563916 022656391X 9780226564104 022656410X
OCLC Number: 1054068534
Description: XII, 335 Seiten
Contents: General observations. Introduction --
The future of history of religions --
Theses on comparison --
Recent attempts at grand comparison. The werewolf, the shaman, and the historian --
The lingering prehistory of Laurasia and Gondwana --
A comparatist's laboratory: the ancient Scythians. Reflections on the Herodotean mirror: Scythians, Greeks, oaths, and fire --
Greeks and Scythians in conversation --
Scythian priests and Siberian shamans --
Weak comparisons. Further on envy and greed --
King Aun and the witches --
Contrasting styles of apocalyptic time --
Sly grooms, shady magpies, and the mythic foundations of hierarchy --
In hierarchy's wake.
Responsibility: Bruce Lincoln


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