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The Rise of Modern Mythology, 1680-1860 - Burton Feldman

The Rise of Modern Mythology, 1680-1860

Paperback Published: 22nd April 2000
ISBN: 9780253201881
Number Of Pages: 592

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..". peerless... " -- The Key Reporter

..". this book is a first. It will be a standard... Comprehensiveness as well as the clarity of the headnotes should make it endure." -- Choice

..". so good as it stands... one should simply be happy to have it." -- The Journal of the History of Ideas

..". an original, compendious, and highly useful contribution to historical and mythographical scholarship." -- The American Scholar

"The Rise of Modern Mythology is a voice of reason in the contemporary maelstrom of international religious violence and American pluralism; more than any book I know, it exposes the roots of the Western appropriation of non-Western mythologies, from Lawrence of Arabia and Omar Khayyam to Tibetan Buddhism in Hollywood and Krishna Consciousness in airports. This is a book that we need now." -- Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions, The University of Chicago

"...a useful contribution to the history of myth scholarship in several scholarly traditions, ...this collection certainly deserves an audience among folklorists, anthropologists, and others in the humanities and social sciences who enjoy the mythology of myth in Western intellectual history". -- American Anthropologist

Foreword
1972 Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Earlier Eighteenth Century
Introductionp. 3
Of the Origin of Fablesp. 10
From "Jupiter," in The Dictionary Historical and Criticalp. 22
From "Origin of Idolatry," in Letters in Serenap. 27
From the Natural History of Superstitionp. 35
From The Present State of His Majesties Islesp. 43
From Description of Guineap. 44
From The Customs of the American Savages Compared to the Customs of the First Agesp. 47
From The New Sciencep. 55
From "Of the Mythology of the Antients," in The Travels of Cyrusp. 64
From Sacred and Profane History Connectedp. 73
From Cyclopediap. 80
From Critical Reflections on the Accounts of Ancient Peoplesp. 84
From The Mythology and Fables of the Ancients explain'd from historyp. 88
From "Mythology: or the Religion of the Greeks"p. 96
From An Enquiry into the Life and Writings of Homerp. 103
From Letters concerning Mythologyp. 107
From The Divine Legation of Moses Demonstratedp. 113
From The History of the Heavensp. 119
From Stonehenge, A Temple restor'd to the British Druidsp. 126
From Tooke's Pantheonp. 133
From Polymetisp. 134
From "Hymn to the Naiads"p. 140
From Lectures on the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrewsp. 146
From Philosophical Dictionaryp. 153
From the Natural History of Religionp. 160
The Later Eighteenth Century
Introductionp. 165
From On the Worship of Fetish Godsp. 170
From The System of Naturep. 180
From An Essay on the Study of Literaturep. 187
From "Homer's Religion and Mythology," in An Essay on the Original Genius and Writings of Homerp. 192
From Northern Antiquitiesp. 203
From Carthonp. 210
From "A Critical Dissertation on the Poems of Ossian"p. 211
From "Inquiry into the Causes of Fables"p. 218
From "An Interpretation of the Language of Myths"p. 220
From "A Correspondence on Ossian"p. 228
From "On Contemporary Uses of Mythology"p. 230
From Ideas for a Philosophy of the History of Mankindp. 232
From Travel Diaryp. 235
From The Spirit of Hebrew Poetryp. 236
From A New Systemp. 243
From A Discourse on the Worship of Priapusp. 251
From Egyptian and Greek Fables Unveiledp. 258
From Mythic-Hermetic Dictionaryp. 258
"Prometheus"p. 263
From Treatise on the Godsp. 264
From "On the Gods of Greece, Italy and India"p. 270
From The Origin of All Religious Worshipp. 279
From Jerusalemp. 291
From "A Descriptive Catalogue"p. 292
From "A Vision of the Last Judgment"p. 295
The Nineteenth Century to 1860
Introductionp. 297
German Romanticism and Mythp. 302
"Talk on Mythology"p. 309
From The Athenaeump. 313
From System of Transcendental Idealismp. 320
From Introduction to the Philosophy of Mythologyp. 322
"In My Boyhood Days"p. 331
From "The Only One"p. 332
From "Germania"p. 332
From "Klingsohr's Fairy Tale," in Henry of Ofterdingenp. 336
From Lectures on Literature and Fine Artsp. 343
From Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literaturep. 345
German Romantic Mythology and Indiap. 349
From Universal Mythological Lexiconp. 355
From On the Language and Wisdom of the Indiansp. 357
From The World as Will and Representationp. 361
English Romanticism and Mythp. 365
From Essays on the Nature and Principles of Tastep. 370
From The Preludep. 373
From The Excursionp. 374
From a letter to John Thelwallp. 375
From The Curse of Kehamap. 376
From "Spirit of the Ancient Mythology"p. 377
From Sartor Resartusp. 379
From Mythic History of the Asiatic Worldp. 383
From Symbolism and Mythology of Ancient Peoplesp. 390
From The Origin of Pagan Idolatryp. 400
From Teutonic Mythologyp. 410
From Introduction to a Scientific System of Mythologyp. 418
From History of the Literature of Ancient Greecep. 422
French Romanticism and Mythp. 426
From America and Inventionp. 432
From The Genius of Christianityp. 433
From Seraphitap. 435
"El Desdichado"p. 439
From The Satyrp. 439
From Historical View of the French Revolutionp. 441
From The Fairy Mythologyp. 445
From Tales and Popular Fictionsp. 446
From The Mythology of Ancient Greece and Italyp. 448
From The Life of Jesusp. 454
From The Inequality of Human Racesp. 466
From "Art and Revolution"p. 472
From "The Art-Work of the Future"p. 473
From "A Communication to my Friends"p. 475
From "The Nibelungen"p. 477
From "Origin and evolution of the Nibelungen-myth"p. 478
From Comparative Mythologyp. 483
From The Essence of Christianityp. 496
From The Difference between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophyp. 498
From "The Leading Article of No. 179 Kolnische Zeitung"p. 499
From Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Rightp. 500
From "Theses on Feuerbach"p. 500
From German Ideologyp. 501
Victorian Popular Mythologyp. 505
From The Heroesp. 507
From The Age of Fablep. 508
American Romanticism and Mythp. 511
From "The Age of Fable"p. 516
From Margaret and Her Friendsp. 519
From "The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion"p. 523
From Mardip. 526
From "Walking"p. 527
Bibliography of Works on Myth, 1680-1860p. 528
Indexp. 555
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ISBN: 9780253201881
ISBN-10: 0253201888
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 22nd April 2000
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.55 x 16.33  x 3.43
Weight (kg): 0.87