The Rise of Modern Mythology, 1680-1860
A Critical History with Documents
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Rise of Modern Mythology, 1680-1860 by Burton Feldman
Book Description"...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
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253201881
(5906mm x 4048mm x 34mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1972
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Burton Feldman
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 of the 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, the University 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.
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