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Michaels, Axel

Overview
Works: 128 works in 406 publications in 2 languages and 4,649 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator, dgs, Interviewee, Other
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Most widely held works by Axel Michaels
Hinduism : past and present by Axel Michaels( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in German and English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mehr zum Buch Axel Michaels' umfassende Einführung in den Hinduismus gilt inzwischen als Standardwerk. Das Buch macht mit der Geschichte des Hinduismus und seinen klassischen Texten vertraut, beschreibt aber auch anschaulich die alltägliche Religiosität. Es erläutert die verschiedenen Riten und Feste, die Bedeutung der unzähligen Götter, das Kastensystem und nicht zuletzt die hinduistischen Vorstellungen von Raum und Zeit, Tod, Wiedergeburt und Erlösung. (Quelle: www.chbeck.de)
Encountering Jesus & Buddha : their lives and teachings by Ulrich Luz( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klassiker der Religionswissenschaft : von Friedrich Schleiermacher bis Mircea Eliade( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in German and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Śiva in trouble : festivals and rituals at the Paśupatinātha Temple of Deopatan (Nepal) by Axel Michaels( Book )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals with festivals and rituals at the Nepalese Pasupatnatha Temple located in Deopatan, the City of (all) Gods, and the Pasupatiksetra, the Field of Pasupati
Homo ritualis : Hindu ritual and its significance for ritual theory by Axel Michaels( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book describes and analyzes various forms of Hindu rituals and examines various conceptional components of (Hindu) rituals such as framing, formality modality and theories of meaning. It is asked how indigenous terms and notions of ritual modifies ritual theory. The book thus is the first attempt to present a Hindu theory of rituals"--
Ritual und Ritualdynamik Schlüsselbegriffe, Theorien, Diskussionen( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rituale spielen in vielen Forschungsbereichen eine wichtige Rolle. Das Handbuch macht Kultur-, Religions- und Sozialwissenschaftler mit Schlüsselbegriffen, Theorien und Problemen der Ritualforschung vertraut. Renommierte Autoren und junge Forscher stellen den Forschungsstand zum Thema "Rituale" nach zehn Jahren intensiver Arbeit zusammen und illustrieren ihn mit zahlreichen Beispielen. Für alle, die sich mit Ritualen beschäftigen, ein unentbehrliches Standardwerk
Wörterbuch der Religionen( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild goddesses in India and Nepal : proceedings of an international symposium, Berne and Zurich, November 1994( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emotions in rituals and performances by Emotions in South Asian and European Rituals (Conference)( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging the idea that rituals are static and emotions irrational, the volume explores the manifold qualities of emotions in ritual practices. Focusing explicitly on the relationship between emotions and rituals, it poses two central questions. First, how and to what extent do emotions shape rituals? Second, in what way are emotions ritualized in and beyond rituals? Strong emotions are generally considered to be more spontaneous and uncontrolled, whereas ritual behaviour is regarded as planned, formalized and stereotyped, and hence less emotional
The Pandit : traditional scholarship in India( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributed articles presented at International colloquium
Images of the body in India by Axel Michaels( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book engages with the concept of the body in its cultural context by acknowledging and demonstrating that the human body is understood differently in Western and Indian cultures. The contributors show that any attempt to put forward a single concept of the body within Indian culture would be misleading
Jesus oder Buddha : Leben und Lehre im Vergleich by Ulrich Luz( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handling death : the dynamics of death and ancestor rituals among the Newars of Bhaktapur, Nepal by Niels Gutschow( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the senses by Axel Michaels( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fascinating volume offers a transdisciplinary and transcultural approach to understanding the senses by exploring themes in anthropologies of sound, sight, smell, taste, touch, and movement as expressed through aesthetic, perceptual, religious, and spiritual experiences. In drawing upon comparative perspectives from Indian and Western theories, the essays demonstrate the integral relation of senses with each other as well as with allied notions of the body, emotion and cultural memory. Stressing the continued relevance of senses as they manifest in a globalized world under the influence of new media, this work will interest scholars of anthropology, cultural studies, sociology, ritual studies, psychology, religion, philosophy, and history."--Back cover
Beweisverfahren in der vedischen Sakralgeometrie : e. Beitr. zur Entstehungsgeschichte von Wiss. by Axel Michaels( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in German and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transformations in sacrificial practices : from antiquity to modern times : proceedings of an international colloquium, Heidelberg, 12-14, July 2006( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die neue Kraft der Rituale : [Sammelband der Vorträge des Studium Generale der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg im Wintersemester 2005/2006]( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Kunst des einfachen Lebens : eine Kulturgeschichte der Askese by Axel Michaels( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddha : Leben, Lehre, Legende by Axel Michaels( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HauptbeschreibungMehr als 360 Millionen Menschen auf der Welt bekennen sich zum Buddhismus. Doch wer war der Buddha, dessen Lehre von der Überwindung allen Leidens sich ab dem 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr. von Nordindien aus schnell in weiten Teilen Asiens verbreitete? Lässt sich seine Biographie historisch fassen? Was berichten die Legenden über sein Leben? Axel Michaels erzählt auf der Grundlage der ältesten buddhistischen Quellen die Lebensgeschichte des Siddhartha Gautama von der Geburtslegende über das Leben als Asket und die Erleuchtung unter dem Bodhi-Baum bis zur Gründung der ersten Gemeinde
Der Abschied von den Toten : Trauerrituale im Kulturvergleich by Jan Assmann( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hauptbeschreibung Der Abschied von den Toten, den die Lebenden (und oft nur die Überlebenden) mit den Mitteln ritueller Trauer in Szene setzen, ist ein universelles (und damit unerschöpfliches) Phänomen. Der vorliegende Band hat seinen Schwerpunkt in den Toten- und Trauerriten des südasiatischen Raumes, dem zwei ganz andere Bereiche gegenüber gestellt werden: die Toten- und Trauerriten im Alten Orient und Alten Ägypten einerseits und die Auseinandersetzung mit Tod und Trauer in der westlichen Moderne - insbesondere mit den Opfern des Holocaust in Deutschland und Israel. Diese breite
 
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Hinduism : past and present
Alternative Names
Axel Michaels deutscher Indologe

Axel Michaels Duits indologist

Axel Michaels German academic

Axel Michaels German indologist

Михаэльс, Аксель 1949-

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English (93)

German (85)

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Encountering Jesus & Buddha : their lives and teachingsŚiva in trouble : festivals and rituals at the Paśupatinātha Temple of Deopatan (Nepal)Images of the body in IndiaTransformations in sacrificial practices : from antiquity to modern times : proceedings of an international colloquium, Heidelberg, 12-14, July 2006