A History of Religious Ideas: From Muhammad to the Age of by Mircea Eliade PDF

By Mircea Eliade

ISBN-10: 0226204057

ISBN-13: 9780226204055

This quantity completes the immensely realized three-volume A background of non secular rules. Eliade examines the circulate of Jewish inspiration out of historic Eurasia, the Christian transformation of the Mediterranean sector and Europe, and the increase and diffusion of Islam from nearly the 6th during the 17th centuries. Eliade's huge wisdom of previous and current scholarship presents a synthesis that's extraordinary. as well as reviewing fresh interpretations of the person traditions, he explores the interactions of the 3 religions and exhibits their carrying on with mutual effect to be sophisticated yet unmistakable.

As in his past paintings, Eliade will pay specific cognizance to heresies, folks ideals, and cults of mystery knowledge, equivalent to alchemy and sorcery, and maintains the dialogue, began in past volumes, of pre-Christian shamanistic practices in northern Europe and the syncretistic culture of Tibetan Buddhism. those subcultures, he keeps, are as very important because the better-known orthodoxies to a whole figuring out of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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230ff. On Ugrian shamanism, see Eliade, Shamanism, pp. 220ff. 49. Cf. Paulson, Die primitiven Seelenvorstellungen der nordasiatischen Volker, pp. ; idem, "The Animal Guardian," passim. 50. Cf. Eveline Lot-Falck, Les rites de chasse chez les peuples siberiens, passim; Paulson, "Les religions des Asiates septentrionaux," pp. ; idem, "Les religions des peuples finnois," pp. 170ff. The religion of the Baits 25 of pastoralists and above all in the folklore of farmers, as much in the rest of Europe as in western Asia.

Pp. 82-84. 48. Cf. Martti Haavio, Viiiniimoinen, Eternal Sage, esp. pp. , 230ff. On Ugrian shamanism, see Eliade, Shamanism, pp. 220ff. 49. Cf. Paulson, Die primitiven Seelenvorstellungen der nordasiatischen Volker, pp. ; idem, "The Animal Guardian," passim. 50. Cf. Eveline Lot-Falck, Les rites de chasse chez les peuples siberiens, passim; Paulson, "Les religions des Asiates septentrionaux," pp. ; idem, "Les religions des peuples finnois," pp. 170ff. The religion of the Baits 25 of pastoralists and above all in the folklore of farmers, as much in the rest of Europe as in western Asia.

II matriarcato Slavo, pp. 5ff. Gasparini recalls other non-Indo-European traits: matrilocal weddings (pp. ); the existence-at least among the southern Slavs-of a maternal clan (pp. ); the authority of the maternal uncle (pp. ); the periodic return of the wife to her paternal home (pp. ). 78. , pp. 472ff. 79. , pp. , 597ff. Rites, myths, and beliefs of the Old Slavs 35 ยง4). The leshy becomes subsequently the protector of herds. Equally ancient is the belief that certain spirits of the forest (domovoi) penetrate into dwellings while they are being constructed.

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