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Rise of Modern Mythology, 1680-1860

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ISBN-10: 0253201888

ISBN-13: 9780253201881

Edition: 2000

Authors: Burton Feldman, Robert D. Richardson, Mircea Eliade, Wendy Doniger

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 4/22/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.35" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Burton Feldman, Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Denver, has also taught at the University of Chicago and Hebrew University. He has contributed articles on 18th-19th century mythology to the Dictionary ofthe History of Ideas and The Encyclopedia of Religion, and (with Robert D. Richardson) has edited and introduced Myth and Romanticism, a 50-volume set of sources for English Romantic writers.Robert D. Richardson, Jr. is an independent scholar and literary biographer who currently divides his time between Middletown, Connecticut, Key West, and Cape Cod. He has taught at Harvard, the University of Denver, theUniversity of Colorado, Queens College and the Graduate Center of CUNY, Sichuan University in China, Yale, and Wesleyan. He is author of Literature and Film, Myth and Literature in the American Renaissance, Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind, and Emerson: The Mind on Fire. He edited (with Allen Mandelbaum) Three Centuries of American Poetry and is working on a biography of William James.

1996 Nobel Prize in Physics

Born in Bucharest, Rumania, Mircea Eliade studied at the University of Bucharest and, from 1928 to 1932, at the University of Calcutta with Surendranath Dasgupta. After taking his doctorate in 1933 with a dissertation on yoga, he taught at the University of Bucharest and, after the war, at the Sorbonne in Paris. From 1957, Eliade was a professor of the history of religions at the University of Chicago. He was at the same time a writer of fiction, known and appreciated especially in Western Europe, where several of his novels and volumes of short stories appeared in French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Two Tales of the Occult "to relate some yogic techniques, and particularly yogic folklore, to a series of events narrated in the genre of a mystery story." Both Nights of Serampore and The Secret of Dr. Honigberger evoke the mythical geography and time of India. Mythology, fantasy, and autobiography are skillfully combined in Eliade's tales.

Wendy Doniger is the Mircea Eliade Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School and a professor in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. She is the author of numerous books, including, most recently, The Woman Who Pretended to Be Who She Was.

Foreword
1972 Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Earlier Eighteenth Century
Introduction
Of the Origin of Fables
From "Jupiter," in The Dictionary Historical and Critical
From "Origin of Idolatry," in Letters in Serena
From the Natural History of Superstition
From The Present State of His Majesties Isles
From Description of Guinea
From The Customs of the American Savages Compared to the Customs of the First Ages
From The New Science
From "Of the Mythology of the Antients," in The Travels of Cyrus
From Sacred and Profane History Connected
From Cyclopedia
From Critical Reflections on the Accounts of Ancient Peoples
From The Mythology and Fables of the Ancients explain'd from history
From "Mythology: or the Religion of the Greeks"
From An Enquiry into the Life and Writings of Homer
From Letters concerning Mythology
From The Divine Legation of Moses Demonstrated
From The History of the Heavens
From Stonehenge, A Temple restor'd to the British Druids
From Tooke's Pantheon
From Polymetis
From "Hymn to the Naiads"
From Lectures on the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews
From Philosophical Dictionary
From the Natural History of Religion
The Later Eighteenth Century
Introduction
From On the Worship of Fetish Gods
From The System of Nature
From An Essay on the Study of Literature
From "Homer's Religion and Mythology," in An Essay on the Original Genius and Writings of Homer
From Northern Antiquities
From Carthon
From "A Critical Dissertation on the Poems of Ossian"
From "Inquiry into the Causes of Fables"
From "An Interpretation of the Language of Myths"
From "A Correspondence on Ossian"
From "On Contemporary Uses of Mythology"
From Ideas for a Philosophy of the History of Mankind
From Travel Diary
From The Spirit of Hebrew Poetry
From A New System
From A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus
From Egyptian and Greek Fables Unveiled
From Mythic-Hermetic Dictionary
"Prometheus"
From Treatise on the Gods
From "On the Gods of Greece, Italy and India"
From The Origin of All Religious Worship
From Jerusalem
From "A Descriptive Catalogue"
From "A Vision of the Last Judgment"
The Nineteenth Century to 1860
Introduction
German Romanticism and Myth
"Talk on Mythology"
From The Athenaeum
From System of Transcendental Idealism
From Introduction to the Philosophy of Mythology
"In My Boyhood Days"
From "The Only One"
From "Germania"
From "Klingsohr's Fairy Tale," in Henry of Ofterdingen
From Lectures on Literature and Fine Arts
From Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature
German Romantic Mythology and India
From Universal Mythological Lexicon
From On the Language and Wisdom of the Indians
From The World as Will and Representation
English Romanticism and Myth
From Essays on the Nature and Principles of Taste
From The Prelude
From The Excursion
From a letter to John Thelwall
From The Curse of Kehama
From "Spirit of the Ancient Mythology"
From Sartor Resartus
From Mythic History of the Asiatic World
From Symbolism and Mythology of Ancient Peoples
From The Origin of Pagan Idolatry
From Teutonic Mythology
From Introduction to a Scientific System of Mythology
From History of the Literature of Ancient Greece
French Romanticism and Myth
From America and Invention
From The Genius of Christianity
From Seraphita
"El Desdichado"
From The Satyr
From Historical View of the French Revolution
From The Fairy Mythology
From Tales and Popular Fictions
From The Mythology of Ancient Greece and Italy
From The Life of Jesus
From The Inequality of Human Races
From "Art and Revolution"
From "The Art-Work of the Future"
From "A Communication to my Friends"
From "The Nibelungen"
From "Origin and evolution of the Nibelungen-myth"
From Comparative Mythology
From The Essence of Christianity
From The Difference between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy
From "The Leading Article of No. 179 Kolnische Zeitung"
From Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right
From "Theses on Feuerbach"
From German Ideology
Victorian Popular Mythology
From The Heroes
From The Age of Fable
American Romanticism and Myth
From "The Age of Fable"
From Margaret and Her Friends
From "The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion"
From Mardi
From "Walking"
Bibliography of Works on Myth, 1680-1860
Index