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Eliade, Mircea 1907-1986

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Works: 2,067 works in 9,429 publications in 23 languages and 101,743 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Sources  Myths  Reference works  Biography  Diaries  Miscellanea  Interviews  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Creator, Compiler, Publishing director, Speaker, Dedicatee, Censor, Correspondent, (î, Composer, în, 070, Interviewee
Classifications: BL48, 291
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The Encyclopedia of religion by Mircea Eliade( Book )

57 editions published between 1907 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to the history, beliefs, concepts, practices and major figures of religions past and present
Cosmos and history : the myth of the eternal return by Mircea Eliade( Book )

226 editions published between 1952 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 3,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian émigré-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures and drawing on scholarship published in no less than half a dozen European languages, Eliade's The Myth of the Eternal Return makes both intelligible and compelling the religious expressions and activities of a wide variety of archaic and "primitive" religious cultures. While acknowledging that a return to the "archaic" is no longer possible, Eliade passionately insists on the value of understanding this view in order to enrich our contemporary imagination of what it is to be human. Jonathan Z. Smith's new introduction provides the contextual background to the book and presents a critical outline of Eliade's argument in a way that encourages readers to engage in an informed conversation with this classic text
Patterns in comparative religion by Mircea Eliade( Book )

296 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 3,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réimpression telle quelle de l'édition de 1974. [SDM]
Myth and reality by Mircea Eliade( Book )

189 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petit livre dense où s'esquissent à la fois un historique et une synthèse philosophique du mythe en tant que signification intelligible du cosmos
The sacred and the profane : the nature of religion by Mircea Eliade( Book )

50 editions published between 1959 and 1987 in English and held by 2,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famed historian of religion Mircea Eliade observes that even moderns who proclaim themselves residents of a completely profane world are still unconsciously nourished by the memory of the sacred. Eliade traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times in terms of space, time, nature, and the cosmos. In doing so he shows how the total human experience of the religious man compares with that of the nonreligious. This book serves as an excellent introduction to the history of religion, but its perspective also emcompasses philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, and psychology. It will appeal to anyone seeking to discover the potential dimensions of human existence. -- P. [4] of cover
A history of religious ideas by Mircea Eliade( Book )

42 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 2,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the religions of ancient China, Brahmanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Celtic and German religions, Judaism, and Christianity, and explores each one's philosophical concepts
Myths, dreams, and mysteries; the encounter between contemporary faiths and archaic realities by Mircea Eliade( Book )

165 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inhabitants of a New England village never make much fuss about Christmas until a new family moves in and celebrates the holiday in a special way
Shamanism : archaic techniques of ecstasy by Mircea Eliade( Book )

83 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and held by 2,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1951, this book soon became the standard work in the study of this mysterious and fascinating phenomenon. Writing as the founder of the modern study of the history of religion, Romanian eacute; migreacute;--scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) surveys the practice of Shamanism over two and a half millennia of human history, moving from the Shamanic traditions of Siberia and Central Asia--where Shamanism was first observed--to North and South America, Indonesia, Tibet, China, and beyond. In this authoritative survey, Eliade illuminates the magico-religious life of societies that give primacy of place to the figure of the Shaman--at once magician and medicine man, healer and miracle-doer, priest, mystic, and poet. Synthesizing the approaches of psychology, sociology, and ethnology, this work will remain for years to come the reference book of choice for those intrigued by this practice
From primitives to Zen; a thematic sourcebook of the history of religions by Mircea Eliade( Book )

44 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoga : immortality and freedom by Mircea Eliade( Book )

78 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lays the groundwork for a Western understanding of Yoga. Drawing on years of study and experience in India, this book provides a comprehensive survey of Yoga in theory and practice from its earliest antecedents in the Vedas through the twentieth century
The forge and the crucible by Mircea Eliade( Book )

140 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primitive man's discovery of the ability to change matter from one state to another brought about a profound change in spiritual behavior. In The Forge and the Crucible, Mircea Eliade follows the ritualistic adventures of these ancient societies, adventures rooted in the people's awareness of an awesome new power. The new edition of The Forge and the Crucible contains an updated appendix, in which Eliade lists works on Chinese alchemy. He also discusses the importance of alchemy in Newton's scientific revolution. -- from back cover
Mephistopheles and the Androgyne; studies in religious myth and symbol by Mircea Eliade( Book )

102 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in 8 languages and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CONTENIDO: Experiencia de la luz mística - Mefistófeles y el andrógino o el misterio de la totalidad - Renovación y escatológica - Cuerdas y marionetas - Consideraciones sobre el simbolismo religioso
The Eliade guide to world religions by Mircea Eliade( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authoritative compendium of the 33 major religious traditions
Images and symbols; studies in religious symbolism by Mircea Eliade( Book )

41 editions published between 1952 and 1991 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mircea Eliade--one of the most renowned expositors of the psychology of religion, mythology, and magic--shows that myth and symbol constitute a mode of thought that not only came before that of discursive and logical reasoning, but is still an essential function of human consciousness. The author describes and analyzes some of the most powerful and ubiquitous symbols that have ruled the mythological thinking of people of the East and West in many times and at many levels of cultural development
The quest : history and meaning in religion by Mircea Eliade( Book )

44 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the study of comparative religions and certain themes common to different religious experiences and beliefs. The author writes for the intelligent general reader in the hope of developing an awareness of the place of the history of religion in secularized society
Rites and symbols of initiation : the mysteries of birth and rebirth by Mircea Eliade( Book )

60 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organizing data from cultures the world over, Eliade lays out the basic patterns of initiation: group puberty rites, entrance into secret cults, shamanic instruction, individual visions, and heroic rites of passage. The vast information, assembled so beautifully, transcends usual scholarship. Eliade always affirms the greater experience in all initiations - the indissoluble tie between humans and the cosmos of Gods, spirits, animals ancestors, and nature. The absence of initiation in our culture has left modern men and women often isolated from each other, from the invisible powers beyond, and from the myths that sustain daily life. The primal soul desire for symbolic rituals pushes youth into substitutes for initiatory experience: gangs, suicide, car crashes, teenage pregnancy, street drugs. These "symptoms" show the unquenchable urge for existential transformation and the need for elders, mentors, and rituals. This book is about crossing - from confusion to knowledge, from innocence to experienced elder
Myths and symbols : studies in honor of Mircea Eliade by Mircea Eliade( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 1982 in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of religions : essays in methodology by Mircea Eliade( Book )

52 editions published between 1959 and 2002 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of the history of religions appears to be at a critical point in its development. This is true of the discipline both in the East and in the West
Occultism, witchcraft, and cultural fashions : essays in comparative religions by Mircea Eliade( Book )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six essays on a variety of interrelated subjects
Symbolism, the sacred, and the arts by Mircea Eliade( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major work is distinguished by an intensity of inspiration and an overwhelming sense of personal vision. This merging of inspiration and vision permits the creation of a classic oeuvre whose creator is deemed to be a 'master of his craft, ' or perhaps better, 'a seminal mind.' Such is the work of the historian of religious, Mirceas Eliade. In his lifelong quest to understand the presence of the Sacred throughout human history, Eliade has been fascinated by two central themes: Creation and Time
 
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A history of religious ideas
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Cosmos and history : the myth of the eternal returnPatterns in comparative religionMyth and realityThe sacred and the profane : the nature of religionA history of religious ideasMyths, dreams, and mysteries; the encounter between contemporary faiths and archaic realitiesShamanism : archaic techniques of ecstasyYoga : immortality and freedom
Alternative Names
Eliade, M.

Ėliade, Mirca 1907-1986

Eliade, Mircae 1907-1986

Eliade Mircea

Ėliade, Mircha 1907-1986

Eliant, Mirsea 1907-1986

Elijade, Mirča

Elijade, Mirča 1907-1986

Iliyāda, Mīrčā 1907-1986

Iliyādih, Mīrchā 1907-1986

Mi'erqia-Yiliyade 1907-1986

Mirča Eliade

Mircea Eliade historien, philosophe et écrivain roumain

Mircea Eliade istoric și filosof al religiilor, eseist, prozator

Mircea Eliade Pensador rumano

Mircea Eliade Roemeens auteur

Mircea Eliade román filozófus, vallás- és egyháztörténész, folklórkutató, író, a Román Akadémia tagja

Mircea Eliade Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer and philosopher

Mircea Eliade rumänischer Religionswissenschaftler, Philosoph und Schriftsteller

Mircea Eliade rumuński religioznawca

Mircea Eliade rumunský religionista, historik, filosof, spisovatel a diplomat

Mircea Eliade storico delle religioni e scrittore rumeno

Yiliyade, Mi'erqia 1907-1986

Μίρτσεα Ελιάντε

Мирча Eлијаде

Мирча Елиаде

Мирча Елијаде романски историчар, писател и филозоф

Мірча Еліаде

Мірча Эліядэ

Элиаде, Мирча 1907-1986

Элиаде, Мирча румынский писатель, историк религий и исследователь мифологии

אליאדה, מירצ'ה 1907-1986

מירצ'ה אליאדה

إلياد، مرسيا، 1907-1986

إلياد، ميرسيا، 1907-1986

ميرتشا إلياده

ميرتشيا إلياده، 1907-1986

ميرسيا إيلياد، 1907-1986

میرچا الیاده

미르체아 엘리아데

엘리아데, 미르체아 1907-1986

엘리아데, 미르치아

エリアーデ, M.

エリアーデ, ミルチア

エリアーデ, ミルチャ

ミルチャ・エリアーデ

米尔·伊利亚德

米爾恰·伊利亞德

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