The Rise of Modern Mythology, 1680-1860

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"... peerless... " —The Key Reporter

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"... so good as it stands... one should simply be happy to have it." —The Journal of the History of Ideas

"... an original, compendious, and highly useful contribution to historical and mythographical scholarship." —The American Scholar

"The Rise of Modern Mythology is a voice of reason in the contemporary maelstrom of international religious violence and American pluralism; more than any book I know, it exposes the roots of the Western appropriation of non-Western mythologies, from Lawrence of Arabia and Omar Khayyam to Tibetan Buddhism in Hollywood and Krishna Consciousness in airports. This is a book that we need now." —Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions, The University of Chicago

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
BERNARD FONTENElle 16571757
9
PIERRE BAYLE 16471706
21
JOHN TRENCHARD 16621723
34
RICHARD BloME d 1705
41
ANDREw RAMSAY 16861743
62
SAMUEL SHUCKFoRD c 16941754
71
EPHRAIM CHAMBERs d 1740
79
RICHARD PAYNE KNIGHT 1750
249
ANTOINE PERNETY 17161801
257
Sir William Jones 17461794
267
CHARLEs DUPUis 17421809
276
William Blake 17571827
288
Introduction
297
FRIEDRICH SCHLEGEL 17721829
306
F W J SCHElling 17751854
315

ANToINE BANIER 16751741
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THOMAS BLACKwell 17011757
99
William WARBURTON 16981779
112
Noël ANTOINE PLUCHE 16881761
119
MARK AKENSIDE 17211770
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Voltaire 16941778
151
Introduction
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BARON DHolbach 17231789
177
Edward Gibbon 17371794
187
PAUL MALLET 17301807
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CHRistiAN Gottlob HEYNE 1729
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JOHANN GOTTFRIED HERDER 1744
225
JAcob BRYANT 17151804
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FRIEDRich Hölderlin 17701843
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German Romantic Mythology
349
FROM The Curse
376
GEORGE S FABER 17731854
397
RICHARD WAGNER 18131883
469
JACOB GRIMM 17851836 FROM A Communication to
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426 KARL MARx 18181883
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F R DE CHATEAUBRIAND 1768 FROM The Essence
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511 MYTH 16801860
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MARGARET FULLER 18101850 INDEX
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Burton Feldman, Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Denver, has also taught at the University of Chicago and Hebrew University. He has contributed articles on 18th-19th century mythology to the Dictionary of
the History of Ideas and The Encyclopedia of Religion, and (with Robert D. Richardson) has edited and introduced Myth and Romanticism, a 50-volume set of sources for English Romantic writers.

Robert D. Richardson, Jr. is an independent scholar and literary biographer who currently divides his time between Middletown, Connecticut, Key West, and Cape Cod. He has taught at Harvard, the University of Denver, the
University of Colorado, Queens College and the Graduate Center of CUNY, Sichuan University in China, Yale, and Wesleyan. He is author of Literature and Film, Myth and Literature in the American Renaissance, Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind, and Emerson: The Mind on Fire. He edited (with Allen Mandelbaum) Three Centuries of American Poetry and is working on a biography of William James.

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