Myth and Ritual Theory An Anthology

ISBN-10: 0631206809
ISBN-13: 9780631206804
Edition: 1998
Authors: Robert A. Segal
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Book details

List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/4/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.738

The central tenet of this theory is that myths and rituals must operate together. Segal introduces some of the interpretations of this, from the idea that myth and ritual are two halves of a whole to the belief that they arise separately then coalesce.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Original Formulation of the Theory
Lectures on the Religion of the Semites
The Development of Theory
The Golden Bough
Themis
The Myth and Ritual Pattern of the Ancient East
Application of Theory to the Ancient World
Excursus on the Ritual Forms Preserved in Greek Tragedy
A Ritual Basis for Hesiod's Theogony
New Year Festivals
Application of the Theory Worldwide
The Life-giving Myth
The Beginnings of Religion
Myth in Primitive Psychology
Myth and Reality
Application of the Theory to Literature
The Hero of Tradition
From Ritual to Romance
The Archetypes of Literature
The Ritual View of Myth and the Mythic
The Idea of a Theater
The Myth and Ritual Approach to Shakespearean Tragedy
What is Myth?
Revisions of the Theory
Thespis
Myths and Rituals: A General Theory
Homo Necans
Structure and Dialectics
Evaluations of the Theory
The Dramas and Dramatic Dances of Non-European Races
Introduction to Apollodorus, The Library
The Evidence of Divine Kings in Greece
The Myth and Ritual Position Critically Examined
The Myth-Ritual Theory
The Ritual Theory of Myth
Prospects
Further Reading
Index

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