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From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries

From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries( )
Author: Eliade, Mircea
Translator: Trask, Willard R.
Series title:History of Religious Ideas Ser.
ISBN:978-0-226-20400-0
Publication Date:Jan 1978
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $114.00
Book Description:

"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

Book Details
Pages:508
Detailed Subjects: Religion / History
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16 x 23.5 cm
Book Weight:0.79 Kilograms
Author Biography
Eliade, Mircea (Author)
Born in Bucharest, Rumania, Mircea Eliade studied at the University of Bucharest and, from 1928 to 1932, at the University of Calcutta with Surendranath Dasgupta. After taking his doctorate in 1933 with a dissertation on yoga, he taught at the University of Bucharest and, after the war, at the Sorbonne in Paris.

From 1957, Eliade was a professor of the history of religions at the University of Chicago. He was at the same time a writer of fiction, known and appreciated especially in Western Europe, where several of his novels and volumes of short stories appeared in French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Two Tales of the Occult "to relate some yogic techniques, and particularly yogic folklore, to a series of events narrated in the genre of a mystery story." Both Nights of Serampore and The Secret of Dr. Honigberger evoke the mythical geography and time of India. Mythology, fantasy, and autobiography are skillfully combined in Eliade's tales.

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