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Lincoln, Bruce

Overview
Works: 62 works in 259 publications in 5 languages and 10,238 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BL660, 201.727
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Most widely held works about Bruce Lincoln
 
Most widely held works by Bruce Lincoln
Discourse and the construction of society : comparative studies of myth, ritual, and classification by Bruce Lincoln( Book )

39 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Without overlooking the role of coercive force in the maintenance (or overthrow) of social structures, Lincoln argues his thesis with rich illustrations drawn from such diverse areas as Platonic philosophy, the Upanishads of India, ancient Celtic banquets, professional wrestling, and the Spanish Civil War. This wide-ranging interdisciplinary study--which draws on works in history, semiotics, anthropology, sociology, classics, and indology--offers challenging new insights into the complex dynamics of social cohesion and change. The second edition includes three new chapters, new images, and an updated bibliography."--Publisher's Web site
Holy terrors : thinking about religion after September 11 by Bruce Lincoln( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Holy Terrors examines the implications of September 11 for our understanding of religion and how it interrelates with politics and culture." "Lincoln begins with a dissection of the instruction manual given to each of the hijackers. In the evocation of passages from the Quran, we learn how the terrorists justified acts of destruction and mass murder "in the name of God, the most merciful, the most compassionate." Lincoln then offers a comparison of President Bush's October 7 speech announcing U.S. military action in Afghanistan and Osama bin Laden's videotape released hours later. Each speech, he argues, betrays telling contradictions. Bin Laden, for instance, conceded implicity that Islam is not unitary, as his religious rhetoric would have it, but is torn by deep political divisions. And Bush, steering clear of religious rhetoric for the sake of political unity, still reassured his constituents through coded allusions that American policy is firmly rooted in faith." "Lincoln ultimately broadens his discussion further to consider the role of religion since September 11 and how it came to be involved with such fervent acts of political revolt. In the postcolonial world, he argues, religion is widely considered the most viable and effective instrument of rebellion against economic and social injustices. It is the institution through which unified communities ensure the integrity and continuity of their culture in the wake of globalization. Holy Terrors will become one of the essential books on September 11 and a classic study on the character of religion."--Jacket
Emerging from the chrysalis : studies in rituals of women's initiation by Bruce Lincoln( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth, cosmos, and society : Indo-European themes of creation and destruction by Bruce Lincoln( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Priests, warriors, and cattle : a study in the ecology of religions by Bruce Lincoln( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death, war, and sacrifice : studies in ideology and practice by Bruce Lincoln( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays over de religie en ideologie van de Indo-Europeanen
Theorizing myth : narrative, ideology, and scholarship by Bruce Lincoln( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Theorizing Myth, Bruce Lincoln explores how scholars and other have used the category of "myth" to fetishize or deride certain kinds of stories, usually those told by others. He begins by showing that mythos yielded to logos not as part of a (mythic) "Greek miracle," but as part of struggles over political, linguistic, and epistemological authority occasioned by expanded use of writing and the practice of Athenian democracy. Lincoln then turns his attention to the period when myth was recuperated as a privileged type of narrative, a process he locates in the political and cultural ferment of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Here, he connects renewed enthusiasm for myth to the nexus of Romanticism, nationalism, and Aryan triumphalism, particularly the quest for a language and set of stories on which nation-states could be founded. In the final section of this wide-ranging book, Lincoln advocates a fresh approach to the study of myth, providing varied case studies to support his view of myth - and scholarship on myth - as ideology in narrative form
Religion, rebellion, revolution : an inter-disciplinary and cross-cultural collection of essays( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authority : construction and corrosion by Bruce Lincoln( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a small set of case studies that highlight critical moments in the construction of authority, he goes on to offer a general examination of "corrosive" discourses such as gossip, rumor, and curses; the problematic situation of women, who often are barred from the authorizing sphere; the changing role of religion in the construction of authority; the question of whether authority in the modern and postmodern world differs from its pre-modern counterpart; and a critique of Hannah Arendt's claims that authority has disappeared from political life in the modern world
Religion, empire, and torture : the case of Achaemenian Persia, with a postscript on Abu Ghraib by Bruce Lincoln( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- Center and periphery -- God's chosen -- Creation -- Microcosms, wonders, paradise -- The dark side of paradise -- Postscript: on Abu Ghraib and some related contemporary matters
Gods and demons, priests and scholars : critical explorations in the history of religions by Bruce Lincoln( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Happiness for mankind' : Achaemenian religion and the imperial project by Bruce Lincoln( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The product of twenty years' research, this is the first book to study the way religious concerns permeated Achaemenian culture, deeply influencing such varied things as categories of space, time, number, and causality; constructions of nature, humanity, and moral order; institutions of law, education, and kingship; practices of diplomacy, tribute, irrigation and gardening (including the sumptuous royal gardens designated as "paradises"). Particular attention is devoted to the role of cosmogonic myths, dualistic ethics, demonological beliefs, the ideology of royal charisma, the sense of Persia as a sacred center, and the conviction that Achaemenian rulers bore unique responsibility for restoring the world's lost perfection and realizing God's plans for creation: a task to be accomplished by reuniting the globe's tragically fragmented peoples
Between history and myth : stories of Harald Fairhair and the founding of the state by Bruce Lincoln( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval accounts of how Norway was unified by its first king provide a lively, revealing, and wonderfully entertaining example of this process. Taking the story of how Harald Fairhair unified Norway in the ninth century as its central example, Bruce Lincoln illuminates the way a state's foundation story blurs the distinction between history and myth and how variant tellings of origin stories provide opportunities for dissidence and subversion as subtle - or not so subtle - modifications are introduced through details of character, incident, and plot structure
Comparer en histoire des religions antiques : controverses et propositions by Atelier Chicago-Paris sur les religions anciennes( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacerdotes, guerreros y ganado : un estudio sobre la ecología de las religiones by Bruce Lincoln( )

2 editions published in 1991 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diventare dea : i riti di iniziazione femminile by Bruce Lincoln( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tyranny of taxonomies by Bruce Lincoln( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief note on (future) research in the history of religions by C Grottanelli( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vospominanija by Dmitriĭ Alekseevich Mili︠u︡tin( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth, Cosmosnd Society by Bruce Lincoln( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Discourse and the construction of society : comparative studies of myth, ritual, and classification
Alternative Names
Bruce Lincoln American academic

링컨, 브루스

ブルース・リンカーン

Languages
English (187)

French (9)

Italian (4)

Spanish (2)

German (1)

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Holy terrors : thinking about religion after September 11Emerging from the chrysalis : studies in rituals of women's initiationDeath, war, and sacrifice : studies in ideology and practiceTheorizing myth : narrative, ideology, and scholarshipAuthority : construction and corrosionReligion, empire, and torture : the case of Achaemenian Persia, with a postscript on Abu Ghraib