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Twentieth Century Mythologies : Dumaezil, Laevi-Strauss, Eliade.

Author: Daniel Dubuisson; Martha Cunningham
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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Myths have intrigued scholars throughout history. 'Twentieth Century Mythologies' traces the study of myth over the last century, presenting the key theories of mythology and critiquing traditional definitions of myth. The volume presents the work of influential scholars in mythology: the noted Indo-Europeanist Georges Dumezil, the structuralist anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss, and the historian of religions  Read more...
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Dubuisson, Daniel.
Twentieth Century Mythologies : Dumaezil, Laevi-Strauss, Eliade.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Dubuisson; Martha Cunningham
ISBN: 9781317491606 1317491602 1845530209 9781845530204 1845530217 9781845530211
OCLC Number: 898104154
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (337 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction: History and comparative epistemology; Part I: Georges Dumézil, or Society; 1. The Indo-European background; 2. The first comparative mythologies; 3. Durkheim, Mauss, Bourdieu, and Dumézil; 4. The 1950s: a reorientation; 5. Comparative and structural evidence; 6. The new comparative mythology; Addendum I: Theory, history, and the limits of Dumézil's comparativism; Addendum II: Does a Dumézilian theory of religion exist?; Part II: Claude Lévi-Strauss, or the Mind. 7. The symbolic order8. The Mythologiques: from overture to finale; 9. From Marx to Kant; 10. The semantics of myth; 11. A Buddhist among the Bororo; Part III: Mircea Eliade, or the Sacred; 12. Fascism and mysticism; 13. Primitive ontology; 14. The eternal return of anti-Semitism; 15. The neo-paganism of homo religiosus; 16. Metaphysics and politics: Eliade and Heidegger; Addendum III: Esotericism and fascism; Addendum IV: The reconstruction of prehistoric religions; Addendum V: The Eliadean conception of symbolism; Addendum VI: Forgetting the Shoah. Conclusion: Modern theories of myth and the history of Western thoughtBibliography; Index.

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Myths have intrigued scholars throughout history. 'Twentieth Century Mythologies' traces the study of myth over the last century, presenting the key theories of mythology and critiquing traditional definitions of myth. The volume presents the work of influential scholars in mythology: the noted Indo-Europeanist Georges Dumezil, the structuralist anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss, and the historian of religions Mircea Eliade. 'Twentieth Century Mythologies' is an indispensable resource for scholars of religion and myth and for all those interested in the history of ideas.

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