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The myth of the eternal return : cosmos and history

  title={The myth of the eternal return : cosmos and history},
  author={M. Eliade and William R. Trask and Jonathan Z. Smith},
This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian emigre-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… Expand
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