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Eliade, Mircea 1907-1986

Works: 2,725 works in 10,154 publications in 23 languages and 106,018 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Myths  Fiction  Sources  Reference works  Biographies  Diaries  Trivia and miscellanea  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Compiler, Publishing director, în, pre, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Speaker, wpr, Composer, Collector, 070, Interviewee
Classifications: BL48, 291
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Patterns in comparative religion by Mircea Eliade( Book )

275 editions published between 1939 and 2020 in 11 languages and held by 3,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réimpression telle quelle de l'édition de 1974. [SDM]
A history of religious ideas by Mircea Eliade( Book )

151 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,652 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
Myth and reality by Mircea Eliade( Book )

163 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 2,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petit livre dense (1962) où s'esquissent à la fois un historique et une synthèse philosophique du mythe en tant que signification intelligible du cosmos. [SDM]
The sacred and the profane : the nature of religion by Mircea Eliade( Book )

69 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and Romanian and held by 2,578 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. -- page 4 of cover
Cosmos and history : the myth of the eternal return by Mircea Eliade( Book )

132 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,375 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
Myths, dreams, and mysteries; the encounter between contemporary faiths and archaic realities by Mircea Eliade( Book )

146 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,089 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
The Encyclopedia of religion( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to the history, beliefs, concepts, practices, and major figures of religions past and present
From primitives to Zen; a thematic sourcebook of the history of religions by Mircea Eliade( Book )

43 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoga : immortality and freedom by Mircea Eliade( Book )

79 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in English in 1958, the author lays the groundwork for a Western understanding of Yoga, providing a comprehensive survey of Yoga in theory and practice from its earliest antecedents in the Vedas through the twentieth century
Shamanism : archaic techniques of ecstasy by Mircea Eliade( Book )

71 editions published between 1964 and 2020 in English and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of all shamanisms within the framework of the history of religions
Mephistopheles and the Androgyne; studies in religious myth and symbol by Mircea Eliade( Book )

87 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forge and the crucible by Mircea Eliade( Book )

97 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 1,648 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
Images and symbols; studies in religious symbolism by Mircea Eliade( Book )

41 editions published between 1952 and 1991 in English and held by 1,369 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 )

42 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 1,366 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
Encyclopedia of religion( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries -- many heavily updated -- as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. It emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture
Rites and symbols of initiation : the mysteries of birth and rebirth by Mircea Eliade( Book )

56 editions published between 1958 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,297 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 )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of the eternal return, or, Cosmos and history by Mircea Eliade( Book )

60 editions published between 1954 and 2018 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on mankind's experience of history and its interpretation, beginning with a study of the traditional or mythological view, and concluding with a comparative estimate of modern historiological approaches. At a moment when modern man has brought his race almost to the point of annihilation, the historical attitude has been all but discredited. The author seeks an answer to the question: What can protect us from the terror of history?
The history of religions : essays in methodology by Mircea Eliade( Book )

54 editions published between 1959 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,215 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
The Eliade guide to world religions by Mircea Eliade( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authoritative compendium of the 33 major religious traditions
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The sacred and the profane : the nature of religion
A history of religious ideasMyth and realityThe sacred and the profane : the nature of religionCosmos and history : the myth of the eternal returnMyths, dreams, and mysteries; the encounter between contemporary faiths and archaic realitiesThe Encyclopedia of religionYoga : immortality and freedomShamanism : archaic techniques of ecstasy
Alternative Names
Eliade M.

Eliade, M. 1907-1986

Ėliade, Mirca 1907-1986

Eliade, Mircae 1907-1986

Eliade Mircea

Ėliade, Mircha 1907-1986

Eliadė Mirčia

Eliant, Mirsea 1907-1986

Elijade Mirca

Elijade, Mirča 1907-1986

Eliẏāda, Mircā, 1907-1986

Iliyāda, Mīrčā 1907-1986

Iliyādih, Mīrchā 1907-1986

Mi'erqia-Yiliyade 1907-1986

Mirča Eliade

Mirça Eliadi

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 rumänsk-amerikansk religionsforskare

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 М.

Элиаде Мирча

Элиаде, Мирча 1907-1986

Элиаде, Мирча румынский писатель, историк религий и исследователь мифологии

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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

میرچا الیاده فیلسوف، دین‌پژوه و اسطوره‌شناس مذهبی رومانیایی

멀치아 엘리아데 1907-1986

미르체아 엘리아데

엘리아데 1907-1986

엘리아데, M. 1907-1986

엘리아데, 멀치아 1907-1986

엘리아데, 멜시아 1907-1986

엘리아데, 미르세아 1907-1986

엘리아데, 미르체아 1907-1986

엘리아데, 미르치아

엘리아데, 미르치아 1907-1986

엘리아드, 미르세아 1907-1986

엘리아드, 미프치아 1907-1986

エリアーデ, M.

エリアーデ, ミルチア

エリアーデ, ミルチャ