9780253201881

The Rise of Modern Mythology, 1680-1860

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  • Copyright: 2000-02-01
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

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"... peerless... " -- The Key Reporter"... this book is a first. It will be a standard... Comprehensiveness as well as the clarity of the headnotes should make it endure." -- Choice"... 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

Author Biography

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 ofthe 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, theUniversity 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword xii
Wendy Doniger
1972 Foreword xiii
Mircea Eliade
Acknowledgments xvii
Introduction xix
PART ONE / The Earlier Eighteenth Century
Introduction
3(4)
Bernard Fontenelle (1657-1757)
7(12)
Of the Origin of Fables
10(9)
Pierre Bayle (1647-1706)
19(6)
From ``Jupiter,'' in The Dictionary Historical and Critical
22(3)
John Toland (1670-1722)
25(9)
From ``Origin of Idolatry,'' in Letters to Serena
27(7)
John Trenchard (1662-1723)
34(7)
From the Natural History of Superstition
35(6)
Richard Blome (d. 1705)
Willem Bosman (b. 1672)
Pere Joseph Lafitau (1670-1740)
41(9)
From The Present State of His Majesties Isles
43(1)
From Description of Guinea
44(3)
From The Customs of the American Savages Compared to the Customs of the First Ages
47(3)
Giambattista Vico (1668-1744)
50(12)
From The New Science
55(7)
Andrew Ramsay (1686-1743)
62(9)
From ``Of the Mythology of the Antients,'' in The Travels of Cyrus
64(7)
Samuel Shuckford (c. 1694-1754)
71(8)
From Sacred and Profane History Connected
73(6)
Ephraim Chambers (d. 1740)
79(4)
From Cyclopedia
80(3)
Etienne Fourmont (1683-1745)
83(3)
From Critical Reflections on the Accounts of Ancient Peoples
84(2)
Antoine Banier (1675-1741)
86(7)
From The Mythology and Fables of the Ancients explain'd from history
88(5)
Nicolas Freret (1688-1749)
93(6)
From ``Mythology: or the Religion of the Greeks''
96(3)
Thomas Blackwell (1701-1757)
99(13)
From An Enquiry into the Life and Writings of Homer
103(4)
From Letters concerning Mythology
107(5)
William Warburton (1698-1779)
112(6)
From The Divine Legation of Moses Demonstrated
113(5)
Noel Antoine Pluche (1688-1761)
118(6)
From The History of the Heavens
119(5)
William Stukeley (1687-1765)
124(6)
From Stonehenge, A Temple restor'd to the British Druids
126(4)
Andrew Tooke (1673-1732)
Joseph Spence (1699-1768)
130(9)
From Tooke's Pantheon
133(1)
From Polymetis
134(5)
Mark Akenside (1721-1770)
139(5)
From ``Hymn to the Naiads''
140(4)
Robert Lowth (1710-1788)
144(9)
From Lectures on the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews
146(5)
Voltaire (1694-1778)
151(2)
From Philosophical Dictionary
153(7)
David Hume (1711-1776)
157(3)
From The Natural History of Religion
160(8)
PART TWO / The Later Eighteenth Century
Introduction
165(3)
Charles De Brosses (1709-1777)
168(9)
From On the Worship of Fetish Gods
170(7)
Baron D'Holbach (1723-1789)
177(8)
From The System of Nature
180(5)
Edward Gibbon (1737-1794)
185(6)
From An Essay on the Study of Literature
187(4)
Robert Wood (1717?-1771)
191(8)
From ``Homer's Religion and Mythology,'' in An Essay on the Original Genius and Writings of Homer
192(7)
Paul Mallet (1730-1807)
James Macpherson (1736-1796)
Hugh Blair (1718-1800)
199(16)
From Northern Antiquities
203(7)
From Carthon
210(1)
From ``A Critical Dissertation on the Poems of Ossian''
211(4)
Christian Gottlob Heyne (1729-1812)
215(9)
From ``Inquiry into the Causes of Fables''
218(2)
From ``An Interpretation of the Language of Myths''
220(4)
Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803)
224(17)
From ``A Correspondence on Ossian''
228(2)
From ``On Contemporary Uses of Mythology''
230(2)
From Ideas for a Philosophy of the History of Mankind
232(3)
From Travel Diary
235(1)
From The Spirit of Hebrew Poetry
236(5)
Jacob Bryant (1715-1804)
241(8)
From A New System
243(6)
Richard Payne Knight (1750-1824)
249(8)
From A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus
251(6)
Antoine Pernety (1716-1801)
257(3)
From Egyptian and Greek Fables Unveiled
258(1)
From Mythic-Hermetic Dictionary
258(2)
J. W. von Goethe (1749-1832)
K. P. Moritz (1756-1793)
260(7)
``Prometheus''
263(1)
From Treatise on the Gods
264(3)
Sir William Jones (1746-1794)
267(9)
From ``On the Gods of Greece, Italy and India''
270(6)
Charles Dupuis (1742-1809)
276(12)
From The Origin of All Religious Worship
279(9)
William Blake (1757-1827)
288(14)
From Jerusalem
291(1)
From ``A Descriptive Catalogue''
292(3)
From ``A Vision of the Last Judgment''
295(2)
PART THREE / The Nineteenth Century to 1860
Introduction
297(5)
German Romanticism and Myth
302(4)
Friedrich Schlegel (1772-1829)
306(9)
``Talk on Mythology''
309(4)
From The Athenaeum
313(2)
F. W. J. Schelling (1775-1854)
315(13)
From System of Transcendental Idealism
320(2)
From Introduction to the Philosophy of Mythology
322(6)
Friedrich Holderlin (1770-1843)
328(5)
``In My Boyhood Days''
331(1)
From ``The Only One''
332(1)
From ``Germania''
332(1)
Novalis (1772-1801)
333(8)
From ``Klingsohr's Fairy Tale,'' in Henry of Ofterdingen
336(5)
August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767-1845)
341(8)
From Lectures on Literature and Fine Arts
343(2)
From Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literture
345(4)
German Romantic Mythology and India
Friedrich Majer (1772-1818), Friedrich Schlegel (1772-1829), and Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
349(16)
From Universal Mythological Lexicon
355(2)
From On the Language and Wisdom of the Indians
357(4)
From The World as Will and Representation
361(4)
English Romanticism and Myth
365(16)
Archibald Alison (1757-1839), William Wordsworth (1770-1850), S. T. Coleridge (1772-1834), Robert Southey (1774-1843), Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), and Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
From Essays on the Nature and Principles of Taste
370(3)
From The Prelude
373(1)
From The Excursion
374(1)
From a letter to John Thelwall
375(1)
From The Curse of Kehama
376(1)
From ``Spirit of the Ancient Mythology''
377(2)
From Sartor Resartus
379(2)
Joseph Gorres (1776-1848)
381(6)
From Mythic History of the Asiatic World
383(4)
Friedrich Creuzer (1771-1858)
387(10)
From Symbolism and Mythology of Ancient Peoples
390(7)
George S. Faber (1773-1854)
397(11)
From The Origin of Pagan Idolatry
400(8)
Jacob Grimm (1785-1836)
Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859)
408(8)
From Teutonic Mythology
410(6)
Karl Otfried Muller (1797-1840)
416(10)
From Introduction to a Scientific System of Mythology
418(4)
From History of the Literature of Ancient Greece
422(4)
French Romanticism and Myth
426(17)
Andre Chenier (1762-1794), F. R. De Chateaubriand (1768-1848), Honore De Balzac (1799-1850), Gerard De Nerval (1808-1855), Victor Hugo (1802-1885), and Jules Michelet (1798-1874)
From America and Invention
432(1)
From The Genius of Christianity
433(2)
From Seraphita
435(4)
``El Desdichado''
439(1)
From The Satyr
439(2)
From Historical View of the French Revolution
441(2)
Thomas Keightley (1789-1872)
443(7)
From The Fairy Mythology
445(1)
From Tales and Popular Fictions
446(2)
From The Mythology of Ancient Greece and Italy
448(2)
David Friedrich Strauss (1808-1874)
450(13)
From The Life of Jesus
454(9)
Arthur De Gobineau (1816-1882)
463(6)
From The Inequality of Human Races
466(3)
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
469(6)
From ``Art and Revolution''
472(1)
From ``The Art-Work of the Future''
473(2)
From ``A Communication to my Friends''
475(5)
From ``The Nibelungen''
477(1)
From ``Origin and evolution of the Nibelungen-myth''
478(2)
Friedrich Max Muller (1823-1900)
480(8)
From Comparative Mythology
483(5)
Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-1872)
488(11)
From The Essence of Christianity
496(2)
From The Difference between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy
498(1)
From ``The Leading Article of No. 179 Kolnische Zeitung''
499(6)
From Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right
500(1)
From ``Theses on Feuerbach''
500(1)
From German Ideology
501(4)
Victorian Popular Mythology
505(6)
Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) and Thomas Bulfinch (1796-1867)
From The Heroes
507(1)
From The Age of Fable
508(3)
American Romanticism and Myth
511(17)
R. W. Emerson (1803-1882), Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), E. A. Poe (1809-1849), Herman Melville (1819-1891), and H. D. Thoreau (1817-1862)
From ``The Age of Fable''
516(3)
From Margaret and Her Friends
519(4)
From ``The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion''
523(3)
From Mardi
526(1)
From ``Walking''
527(1)
Bibliography of Works on Myth, 1680-1860 528(27)
Index 555

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