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Product Description: 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...read more
By Mircea Eliade, Jonathan Z. Smith (introduced by) and Willard R. Trask (trans)

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9780691123509 | Bollingen Foundation, April 18, 2005, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: 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).

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Product Description: One of the most influential theorists of religion, Jonathan Z. Smith is best known for his analyses of religious studies as a discipline and for his advocacy and refinement of comparison as the basis for the history of religions. Relating Religion gathers seventeen essays—four of them never before published—that together provide the first broad overview of Smith's thinking since his seminal 1982 book, Imagining Religion...read more

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9780226763866 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 10, 2004, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: One of the most influential theorists of religion, Jonathan Z.

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9780226763873 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 10, 2004, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: One of the most influential theorists of religion, Jonathan Z.

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A definitive reference resource on the world of religion, written by leading authorities on the subject, offers more than three thousand articles, timelines for major religious traditions, maps showing religious distributions, and much more. $60,000 ad/promo.

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9780060675158 | 1 edition (Harpercollins, November 1, 1995), cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Offers more than three thousand articles on the world of religion

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Product Description: In this major theoretical and methodological statement on the history of religions, Jonathan Z. Smith shows how convert apologetic agendas can dictate the course of comparative religious studies. As his example, Smith reviews four centuries of scholarship comparing early Christianities with religions of late Antiquity (especially the so-called mystery cults) and shows how this scholarship has been based upon an underlying Protestant-Catholic polemic...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780226763620 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 18, 1990, cover price $54.00 | About this edition: In this major theoretical and methodological statement on the history of religions, Jonathan Z.

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9780226763637 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, May 28, 1994), cover price $26.00 | About this edition: In this major theoretical and methodological statement on the history of religions, Jonathan Z.

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Product Description: In Map Is Not Territory, Jonathan Z. Smith engages previous interpretations of religious texts from late antiquity, critically evaluates the notion of sacred space and time as it is represented in the works of Mircea Eliade, and tackles important problems of methodology.

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9789004054929 | Brill Academic Pub, June 1, 1978, cover price $78.50

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9780226763576 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, March 1, 1993), cover price $32.00 | About this edition: In Map Is Not Territory, Jonathan Z.

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Product Description: In this broad-ranging inquiry into ritual and its relation to place, Jonathan Z. Smith prepares the way for a new approach to the comparative study of religion. Smith stresses the importance of place—in particular, constructed ritual environments—to a proper understanding of the ways in which "empty" actions become rituals...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780226763590 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 1, 1987, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: In this broad-ranging inquiry into ritual and its relation to place, Jonathan Z.

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9780226763613 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, November 15, 1992), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: In this broad-ranging inquiry into ritual and its relation to place, Jonathan Z.

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Product Description: In this major theoretical and methodological statement on the history of religions, Jonathan Z. Smith shows how convert apologetic agendas can dictate the course of comparative religious studies. As his example, Smith reviews four centuries of scholarship comparing early Christianities with religions of late Antiquity (especially the so-called mystery cults) and shows how this scholarship has been based upon an underlying Protestant-Catholic polemic...read more

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9780728601581 | Curzon Pr, December 1, 1990, cover price $195.00 | About this edition: In this major theoretical and methodological statement on the history of religions, Jonathan Z.

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Product Description: With this influential book of essays, Jonathan Z. Smith has pointed the academic study of religion in a new theoretical direction, one neither theological nor willfully ideological. Making use of examples as apparently diverse and exotic as the Maori cults in nineteenth-century New Zealand and the events of Jonestown, Smith shows that religion must be construed as conventional, anthropological, historical, and as an exercise of imagination...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780226763606 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, May 15, 1988), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: With this influential book of essays, Jonathan Z.

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