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9780691017778

Myth of the Eternal Return Or, Cosmos and History
Myth of the Eternal Return Or, Cosmos and History
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  • ISBN-13: 9780691017778
  • ISBN: 0691017778
  • Publication Date: 1971
  • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr

AUTHOR

Eliade, Mircea, Trask, Willard R.

SUMMARY

This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian emigre-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures and drawing on scholarship published in no less than half a dozen European languages, Eliade's The Myth of the Eternal Return makes both intelligible and compelling the religious expressions and activities of a wide variety of archaic and "primitive" religious cultures. While acknowledging that a return to the "archaic" is no longer possible, Eliade passionately insists on the value of understanding this view in order to enrich our contemporary imagination of what it is to be human. Jonathan Z. Smith's new introduction provides the contextual background to the book and presents a critical outline of Eliade's argument in a way that encourages readers to engage in an informed conversation with this classic text.Eliade, Mircea is the author of 'Myth of the Eternal Return Or, Cosmos and History', published 1971 under ISBN 9780691017778 and ISBN 0691017778.

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