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"No one has done so much as Mr. Eliade to inform literature students in the West about 'primitive' and Oriental religions. . . . Everyone who cares about the human adventure will find new information and new angles of vision."—Martin E. Marty, New York Times Book Review
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'A History of Religious Ideas, volume 1 will arouse the interest of all historians of western religion, since it includes chapters on the religions of Canaan and Israel. However, the book must be read cover to cover if one wants to grasp the significance of its gigantic historical scope...Not only has the work unity through Eliade's authorship, but it lays the foundation of the history of religious' edifice of which he has been one of the principal architects.' -Kees W. Bolle, Church History.About the Author:
Mircea Eliade (1907–1986) was the Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor at the Divinity School and professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He was one of the most influential scholars of religion of the 20th century and one of the world’s foremost interpreters of religious symbolism and myth. Eliade was the author of many works of scholarship and fiction, including A History of Religious Ideas and ten novels.
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Book Description Collins, London, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Ex-libris bookplate of Hardwicke Knight on front endpaper. Extensive marginalia by Hardwicke Knight on some pages. Dustjacket is price-clipped. Dustjacket protected in archival mylar cover.; UK edition. Volume One only. xvii, , 489 pages. Red boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 227 x 150mm. Text in English, translated from the French by Willard R. Trask. "In this first volume of the grand synthesis that will crown a lifetime of outstanding work, Eliade explores ancient manifestations of the sacred, illuminating the creative moments of the major traditions" - from dustjacket blurb. Seller Inventory # 17127
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1979. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0002153114_4
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR003237344