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Radin, Paul 1883-1959

Works: 333 works in 1,673 publications in 4 languages and 28,589 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  History  Drama  Legends 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Producer, Other, Recipient, Creator, Composer, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: E99.W7, 970.1
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The legends of the Jews by Louis Ginzberg( )

51 editions published between 1900 and 2003 in English and held by 2,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends of the Jews is a most remarkable and comprehensive compilation of stories connected to the Hebrew Bible. It is an indispensable reference on that body of literature known as Midrash, the imaginative retelling and elaboration on Bible stories in which mythological tales about demons and magic co-exist with moralistic stories about the piety of the patriarchs
The trickster; a study in American Indian mythology by Paul Radin( Book )

48 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few myths have so wide a distribution as the one, known by the name of the Trickster, which we are presenting here. For few can we so confidently assert that they belong to the oldest expressions of mankind. Few other myths have persisted with their fundamental content unchanged. The Trickster myth is found in clearly recognizable form among the simplest aboriginal tribes and among the complex. We encounter it among the ancient Greeks, the Chinese, the Japanese and in the Semitic world. Many of the Trickster's traits were perpetuated in the figure of the mediaeval jester, and have survived right up to the present day in the Punch-and-Judy plays and in the clown. Although repeatedly combined with other myths and frequently drastically reorganized and reinterpreted, its basic plot seems always to have succeeded in reasserting itself. ... The following paper is the presentation of one such Trickster myth, that found among the Siouan-speaking Winnebago of central Wisconsin and eastern Nebraska. -- Prefactory note (p. xxiii)
The story of the American Indian by Paul Radin( Book )

81 editions published between 1927 and 1962 in English and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Indian culture from the rise of the Mayan civilization, and of the great tribal movements that have taken place on this continent
African folktales & sculpture by Paul Radin( Book )

37 editions published between 1952 and 1966 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primitive religion : its nature and origin by Paul Radin( Book )

38 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pp. 83-92; Arunta puberty rites; pp. 113-115; Arunta medicine men
Primitive man as philosopher by Paul Radin( Book )

65 editions published between 1927 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic of anthropology, this volume takes readers directly into an array of aboriginal cultures--Winnebago, Oglala Sioux, Maori, Banda, Batak, the Buin of Melanesia, Tahitian and Hawaiian, Zuni, and Ewe--to explore their belief systems. It examines the conditioning of thought that each society practices upon its members and the freedom of individuals to deviate from the group and to effect change. The text offers intensive discussion of methodological problems, such as determining cultural standards, with a firm basis in firsthand data (much of it obtained by the author). Fascinating subjects include cultural views of the purpose of life, marital relations, freedom of thought, death, resignation, the nature of reality, the structure of the ego, human personality, the systemization of ideas, and concepts of deities, in addition to a brilliant interpretation of myth and symbolism in terms of their meaning to each culture
The autobiography of a Winnebago Indian by Sam Blowsnake( Book )

29 editions published between 1920 and 2017 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally taken down in the field, in Winnebago, from the dictation of the Indian known as S.B., it relates S.B.'s life as he looked back upon it: with the emphases, interpretations, and values that he considered important. Dr. Radin, without altering the text, translated it into English and annotated it extensively to explain features of Winnebago culture and outlook that might not be obvious to the reader
The world of primitive man by Paul Radin( Book )

25 editions published between 1953 and 1971 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Radin draws upon a wealth of illustrative material from the subjects themselves, particularly North American Indian tribes, to make an intelligible portrait of the structure and nature of primitive society. The government, law, and status of man within that society, and the place of man in its myths, literature, and philosophy, are Radin's central concerns. This work is a major contribution to the rediscovery of the "wisdom of the primitives" and the oneness of the human person in all cultures and ages."-- Back cover
The Winnebago tribe by Paul Radin( Book )

30 editions published between 1923 and 2010 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: This classic work on the Winnebago Indian tribe remains the single best authority on the subject. Based on Paul Radin?s field work in 1908-13, The Winnebago Tribe was originally published as an annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1923. It is distinguished by a number of first-person accounts by Winnebago informants and by the thoroughness with which Radin discusses Winnebago history, archaeology, material culture, social customs, education, funeral and burial rites, warfare, and shamanistic and medical practices. Included are Winnebago tales and legends and the first complete account of the peyote religion, now known as the Native American Church
Indians of South America by Paul Radin( Book )

36 editions published between 1942 and 1969 in 4 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language : a linguistic introduction to history by J Vendryes( Book )

31 editions published between 1925 and 1999 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The road of life and death, a ritual drama of the American Indians by Paul Radin( Book )

30 editions published between 1945 and 1991 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this transcription of the Medicine Rite, the most sacred ritual of the Winnebago Indians, anthropologist Paul Radin captured a poetic source of profound importance to the understanding of mystical experience. Performed by medicine men upon the initiation of a member to their cult, this secret rite recapitulated the mythic origins and heroes of the Winnebago while integrating those present with the ancestral forces
Crashing Thunder : the autobiography of an American Indian by Sam Blowsnake( Book )

29 editions published between 1926 and 2007 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Radin, one of America's first and most reputable professional anthropologists, lived among the Winnebago Indians for years, and for years he tried without success to interview the notorious younger son of the Blow Snake family, Crashing Thunder. At last Crashing Thunder agreed to tell Radin his life story, one that Radin calls "a true rake's progress." Speaking through Radin, Crashing Thunder tells of his childhood, stories of Winnebago gods, his appetite for women and beer, and his extraordinary friends and relatives. He also tells of his redemption through his new religion, peyote. To enhance understanding of the autobiography and its place in anthropology and literature, a new foreword, appendix, and index have been prepared by eminent Native American scholar, Arnold Krupat."--Jacket
The method and theory of ethnology; an essay in criticism by Paul Radin( Book )

43 editions published between 1933 and 1987 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radin's timeless critique of anthropological theory and methods from a humanistic perspective provides an overall assessment of the field of ethnology, its shortcomings, errors, and misdirections
Culture in history : essays in honor of Paul Radin by Stanley Diamond( Book )

20 editions published between 1960 and 1981 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African folktales by Paul Radin( Book )

16 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of eighty-one folktales from the many cultures that exist south of the Sahara, African folktales includes tales of the Hausa and the Ashanti, the Bantu, the Bushmen, and the Zulu. The narratives, which range from the mythical tale to the humorous anecdote, are divided into four categories: I. The universe and its beginnings, II. The animal and his world, III. The realm of man, and IV. Man and his fate
The practice and theory of individual psychology by Alfred Adler( Book )

36 editions published between 1923 and 2005 in English and German and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The racial myth by Paul Radin( Book )

9 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The earth before history; man's origin and the origin of life by Edmond Perrier( Book )

11 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The autobiography of a Winnebago Indian
The trickster; a study in American Indian mythologyPrimitive religion : its nature and originPrimitive man as philosopherThe autobiography of a Winnebago IndianThe world of primitive manThe Winnebago tribeThe road of life and death, a ritual drama of the American IndiansCrashing Thunder : the autobiography of an American Indian
Alternative Names
Paul Radin Amerikaans antropoloog (1883-1959)

Paul Radin antropólogo estadounidense

Paul Radin US-amerikanischer Anthropologe

Radin-Kerényi-Jung, .. 1883-1959

Radin, P.

Radin, Paul

Radin, Pōru 1883-1959

Πολ Ραντέν

Πολ Ράντιν Αμερικανός ανθρωπολόγος

Радин, Пол

Радин, Пол 1883-1959

פול רדין

ب. رادين، 1883-1959

باول رادين

پول رادین

ラディン, ポール

ラディン ポール 1883-1959


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