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Burkert, Walter 1931-2015

Overview
Works: 354 works in 1,068 publications in 13 languages and 18,330 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Contributor, Dedicatee, Creator, Translator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Thesis advisor
Classifications: BL782, 292.08
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Most widely held works by Walter Burkert
Greek religion by Walter Burkert( Book )

62 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the religious beliefs of ancient Greece covers sacrifices, libations, purification, gods, heroes, the priesthood, oracles, festivals, and the afterlife
Ancient mystery cults by Walter Burkert( Book )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de mystiek en symboliek in de godsdiensten van de Oudheid
Structure and history in Greek mythology and ritual by Walter Burkert( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creation of the sacred : tracks of biology in early religions by Walter Burkert( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The orientalizing revolution : Near Eastern influence on Greek culture in the early archaic age by Walter Burkert( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and German and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rich and splendid culture of the ancient Greeks has often been described as emerging like a miracle from a genius of its own, owing practically nothing to its neighbors. Walter Burkert offers a decisive argument against that distorted view, replacing it with a balanced picture of the archaic period "in which, under the influence of the Semitic East, Greek culture began its unique flowering, soon to assume cultural hegemony in the Mediterranean." Burkert focuses on the "orientalizing" century 750-650 B.C., the period of Assyrian conquest, Phoenician commerce, and Greek exploration of both East and West, when not only eastern skills and images but also the Semitic art of writing were transmitted to Greece. He tracks the migrant craftsmen who brought the Greeks new techniques and designs, the wandering seers and healers teaching magic and medicine, and the important Greek borrowings from Near Eastern poetry and myth. Drawing widely on archaeological, textual, and historical evidence, he demonstrates that eastern models significantly affected Greek literature and religion in the Homeric age
Lore and science in ancient Pythagoreanism by Walter Burkert( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homo necans : the anthropology of ancient Greek sacrificial ritual and myth by Walter Burkert( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violent origins : Walter Burkert, René Girard & Jonathan Z. Smith on ritual killing and cultural formation by René Girard( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis : eastern contexts of Greek culture by Walter Burkert( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book traverses the ancient world's three great centers of cultural exchange - Babylonian Ninevah, Egyptian Memphis, and Iranian Persepolis - to situate classical Greece in its proper historical place, at the Western margin of a more comprehensive Near Easter-Aegean cultural community that emerged in the Bronze Age and expanded westward in the first millennium B.C."--Jacket
Homo necans : Interpretationen altgriechischer Opferriten und Mythen by Walter Burkert( Book )

50 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savage energies : lessons of myth and ritual in ancient Greece by Walter Burkert( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We often think of classical Greek society as a model of rationality and order. Yet as Walter Burkert demonstrates in these influential essays on the history of Greek religion, there were archaic, savage forces surging beneath the outwardly calm face of classical Greece, whose potentially violent and destructive energies, Burkert argues, were harnessed to constructive ends through the interlinked uses of myth and ritual." "With Savage Energies, Burkert convincingly shows how the lessons of myth and ritual interacted to construct - and reconstruct - classical Greek society. Classicists, historians of religion, and mythologists should all benefit from his insights."--Jacket
Griechische Religion der archaischen und klassischen Epoche by Walter Burkert( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weisheit und Wissenschaft; Studien zu Pythagoras, Philolaos und Platon by Walter Burkert( Book )

16 editions published in 1962 in 3 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kleine Schriften zur Geschichte der antiken Philosophie by Hermann Diels( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arktouros : Hellenic studies presented to Bernard M.W. Knox on the occasion of his 65th birthday( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and German and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hérodote et les peuples non grecs : neuf exposés suivi de discussions by Walter Burkert( Book )

34 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in 6 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is a god? : studies in the nature of Greek divinity( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent study Greek religion has often dissolved itself into many religions. The eleven original essays here focus both on extremes of the Greek world and on its classical 'centre'. Distinguished scholars examine the earliest traces of religious thought in the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures. Striking similarities are revealed between religious ideas of Greece and of non-Greek Asia. There are special studies of Apollo, Athena, and Dionysiac religion. And new patterns are identified in the archaic and classical thought of Heraclitus, Herodotus and Sophocles"--Back cover
Funktionen und Leistungen des Mythos : drei altorientalische Beispiele by Jan Assmann( Book )

14 editions published in 1982 in German and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hymnen der Alten Welt im Kulturvergleich( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ansichten griechischer Rituale : Geburtstags-Symposium für Walter Burkert, Castelen bei Basel, 15. bis 18. März 1996 by Geburtstags-Symposium für Walter Burkert( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in German and Italian and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Greek religion
Alternative Names
Burkert, Walter

Burkert, Walter, 1931-

Mpourkert, Valter 1931-2015

Walter Burkert Duits taalkundige (1931-2015)

Walter Burkert German classical philologist and religious scholar

Walter Burkert German scholar

Walter Burkert storico delle religioni e filologo tedesco

Буркерт, Вальтер

ולטר בורקרט

والتر بوركرت

부르케르트, 발터 1931-

ヴァルター・ブルケルト

ブルケルト, ヴァルター

沃爾特·布林克特

沃爾特·布爾克特

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Ancient mystery cultsStructure and history in Greek mythology and ritualCreation of the sacred : tracks of biology in early religionsThe orientalizing revolution : Near Eastern influence on Greek culture in the early archaic ageHomo necans : the anthropology of ancient Greek sacrificial ritual and mythViolent origins : Walter Burkert, René Girard & Jonathan Z. Smith on ritual killing and cultural formationBabylon, Memphis, Persepolis : eastern contexts of Greek cultureHomo necans : Interpretationen altgriechischer Opferriten und Mythen