Download E-books Mythes et dieux des Indo-Européens PDF

By Georges Dumézil

Une grammaire, pour moi, c'est un roman. Ainsi Georges Dumézil évoquait-il sa ardour pour les langues, aspect de départ d'une exceptionnelle carrière d'historien et de philologue. Professeur au Collège de France et membre de l'Académie française, il fut l'auteur d'une œuvre abondante, qui n'a cessé d'explorer los angeles civilisation perdue des Indo-Européens et dont l'influence atteint l'ensemble des sciences humaines.

La présente édition, qui rassemble quelques-uns de ses plus grands textes, constitue une creation générale à l. a. pensée et à l. a. méthode de Dumézil. Loki est un ouvrage exemplaire de comparatisme : le personnage du folklore scandinave qui donne son nom au livre y apparaît comme le chaînon manquant entre l'Islande médiévale des sagas et l'univers du Mahabharata. Heur et malheur du guerrier aborde le file des mythes et des rites de l. a. fonction guerrière chez les Indo-Européens. Mythes et dieux des Indo-Européens est un recueil de textes caractéristiques des résultats scientifiques et de l. a. méthode du savant.

Trois ouvrages fondamentaux, qui rappellent à chaque web page combien l'inventeur de l. a. tripartition fonctionnelle était aussi un novice d'histoires et de légendes.

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Download E-books Who's Who in Classical Mythology (Who's Who (Routledge)) PDF

Who's Who in Classical Mythology is the main entire and targeted reference publication of its variety. It bargains scholarly, but obtainable bills of these mythological stories surrounding such gods as Apollo, Zeus, Athena and Dionysus, and mortals reminiscent of Achilles, Odysseus, Jason, Aeneas, Romulus and Remus and Tarquin.
It comprises over 1200 broad entries, overlaying either Greek and Roman characters, supplying distinct biographical info, including old and geographical historical past. additionally there are complete genealogical bushes of vital mythological households and an in depth record of all Greek and Latin writers spoke of within the textual content.

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Download E-books The Templars and the Assassins: The Militia of Heaven PDF

By James Wasserman

• An exam of the interactions of the Christian Knights Templar and their Muslim opposite numbers, the Assassins, and of the profound alterations in Western society that resulted.

• Restores the attractiveness of the key Muslim order of the Assassins, disparaged because the world's first terrorist team.

• Dispels many myths concerning the Knights Templar and gives the main incisive portrait of them up to now.

A thousand years in the past Christian battled Muslim for ownership of a strip of land upon which either their religions have been based. those Crusades replaced the process Western background, yet much less recognized is the truth that additionally they have been the assembly flooring for 2 mythical mystery societies: The Knights Templar and their Muslim opposite numbers, the Assassins.

In The Templars and the Assassins: The defense force of Heaven, occult pupil and mystery society member James Wasserman offers compelling proof that the interplay of the Knights Templar and the Assassins within the Holy Land remodeled the Templars from the Pope's deepest military right into a real occult society, from which they'd sow the seeds of the Renaissance and the Western secret culture. either orders have been destroyed as heretical a few seven-hundred years in the past, yet Templar survivors are believed to have carried the key teachings of the East into an occult underground, from which sprang either Rosicrucianism and Masonry. murderer survivors, often called Nizari Ismailis, flourish to this present day below the religious management of the Aga Khan. Wasserman strips the myths from either teams and penetrates to the center in their enlightened ideals and rigorous practices, supplying the main probing photograph but of those holy warriors.

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Download E-books Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible, Second Edition PDF

Chosen by way of selection as an "Outstanding educational booklet of 1996" and now broadly revised, the Dictionary of Deities and Demons within the Bible, co-published by way of Eerdmans and Brill, is the one significant reference paintings describing the gods, angels, demons, spirits, and semidivine heroes present in Scripture.Written through a hundred top specialists within the box, the greater than four hundred alphabetically prepared articles hide each deity whose identify happens within the Hebrew and Greek scriptures, together with the Apocrypha. during this moment version of the Dictionary, thirty entries seem for the 1st time. greater than a hundred others were pointed out to this point with the newest learn. a regular access includes: -- dialogue of every deity named and its which means; -- the religio-historical historical past of every deity and the biblical passages within which it really is chanced on; -- an updated bibliography and cross-references to similar info present in the dictionary.Unique in material and exhaustive in insurance, this quantity should be an fundamental source software for students and scholars from a wide variety of disciplines.

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Download E-books Celtic Mythology: The Nature and Influence of Celtic Myth from Druidism to Arthurian Legend (Mind, Body, Knowledge) PDF

By Ward Rutherford

This is a full of life and soaking up account of the area of Celtic delusion and the position it has performed within the improvement of western tradition. integrated right here are:

  • The international of the Celts, together with an ancient review from their emergence as an identifiable humans round a thousand B.C. additionally incorporated is an exploration in their social structure.
  • The contents of Celtic myths and the diversities and similarities among their manifestation in Britain and Ireland.
  • The topography of the supernatural international of Celtic fantasy, together with dialogue of Druidism, Shamanism, and the which means of Celtic myths.
  • The impact of Celtic delusion in English literature from Arthurian legend to the Grail legends.
  • This hugely literate, full of life, and soaking up exploration of 1 of the jewels of ecu cultural background demonstrates how deeply Celtic mythology has develop into embedded in Western awareness. it really is for someone attracted to heritage, mythology, spirituality, and culture.

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    Download E-books Classical Mythology PDF

    Construction at the best-selling culture of prior versions, Classical Mythology, 9th variation, is the main entire survey of classical mythology available--and the 1st full-color textbook of its kind. that includes the authors' transparent and large translations of unique assets, it brings to existence the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and fascinating sort. The textual content incorporates a big range of faithfully translated passages from Greek and Latin resources, together with Homer, Hesiod, all of the Homeric Hymns, Pindar, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Plato, Lucian, Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, and Seneca.

    Acclaimed authors Mark P.O. Morford and Robert J. Lenardon--joined via new coauthor Michael N. Sham--incorporate a dynamic mixture of poetic narratives and enlightening observation to make the myths come alive for college students. providing ancient and cultural history at the myths (including proof from artwork and archaeology) in addition they supply abundant interpretative fabric and view the iconic survival of classical mythology and its effect within the fields of artwork, literature, track, dance, and film.


    * Stunning full-color artwork program: 174 pictures & illustrations (many new), 22 figures, and eight maps (3 new, five improved)--with lucid explanatory captions, now in complete colour throughout
    * Enhanced pedagogy: New chapter-opening quotations; enhanced timelines, maps, and genealogies; increased and up-to-date decide on bibliographies; and fashionable internet icons within the margins that supply a extra seamless integration among the textual content and the spouse website
    * New and up-to-date content: New fabric and discussions, together with an exam of the phases of improvement in feminist interpretation and an appendix supplying an research of Greek faith that covers the connection of mythology to faith, civic and secret religions, hero cults, monks and priestesses, and the ritual of sacrifice


    Revised better half site at providing a wealth assets for either scholars and teachers, together with analyses and summaries of the myths coated within the textual content; representations of delusion in paintings; details on comparative myths; interactive maps; audio glossaries; scholar actions; and PowerPoint-based lecture slides

    Instructor's handbook and try out Bank in print or on CD, on hand to adopters

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    Download E-books The Folklore of Birds (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 39) PDF

    By Edward A. Armstrong

    Tracing the magico-religious ideals surrounding birds as a long way again in time as is feasible, to the cultures during which those ideals arose. This variation is unique to

    Edward A Armstrong is already identified to readers of the recent Naturalist because the writer of the outstanding learn at the wren. His huge scholarship and abilities have outfitted him outstandingly for this booklet, that may basically were written through a guy together with his deep knowing, not just of ornithology, yet of social anthropology, psychology and comparative religion.

    Mr Amstrong has chosen a few accepted birds - corresponding to the swan, the raven, the owl, the robin and the wren - and has traced magico-religious ideals touching on them way back to attainable to the cultures during which those ideals arose. With the scientist's eye and strategies of study he has tested the improvement of fantasy and formality with originality and ingenuity.

    Many atypical and engaging proof are stated, and factors are given, for instance of the customs of breaking the wish-bone, and of fables bearing on weather-prophet birds and the iteration of the Barnacle Goose from shell-fish.

    This booklet is the 1st therapy of a gaggle of folklore ideals as a sequence of artefacts are handled through an archaeologist, classifying them so as in accordance with epochs. Archaeological information, in addition to oral and literary traditions, were used to demonstrate the origins and value of the present folklore.

    The illustrations are of remarkable caliber and include over a hundred and forty rigorously selected pictures and line drawings from around the world resources.

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    Download E-books Stella Bain PDF

    By Anita Shreve

    "Shreve's 17th novel is a sad but hopeful tale of affection, reminiscence, loss, and rebuilding....The novel is either soft and harsh....Shreve's considerate, provocative ancient story has glossy resonance." ---Publishers Weekly

    Stella Bain has no reminiscence of her previous while she wakes up in a sanatorium mattress in Marne, France. it really is 1916, and he or she wears the uniform of a British warfare nurse yet speaks with an American accessory. once she is ready, Stella units out for London, the place she hopes to discover solutions. What she discovers-with the aid of Dr. August Bridge, who takes an curiosity in her case-both shocks and startles. As Stella's thoughts come racing again, she needs to adopt a trip around the ocean to confront the haunted prior of the girl she used to be.

    In this gripping historic drama that transports us from Europe to the United States and again back, Anita Shreve weaves an engrossing story approximately love and reminiscence, set opposed to the backdrop of a struggle that devastated a whole iteration.

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    Download E-books Le mythe et l'homme PDF

    By Roger Caillois

    "C'est en effet dans le mythe que l'on saisit le mieux, à vif, los angeles collusion des postulations les plus secrètes, les plus virulentes du psychisme individuel et des pressions les plus impératives et les plus troublantes de l'existence sociale. Il n'en faut pas plus pour lui accorder une state of affairs éminente et pour inciter à ordonner par rapport à lui quelques-uns de ces problèmes essentiels qui touchent à l. a. fois au monde de los angeles connaissance et à celui de l'action."

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    Download E-books Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles) PDF

    By Kresley Cole

    Can Evie persuade her rival likes to interact? Their survival relies on it during this 3rd e-book of number one New York Times bestselling writer Kresley Cole’s Arcana Chronicles, a nonstop motion story of rescue, redemption, and a revenge such a lot wicked.

    Heartbreaking decisions
    Evie used to be virtually seduced by means of the lifetime of convenience that demise provided her—until Jack was once threatened by means of of the main awful Arcana, The fans. she's going to do something to avoid wasting him, even get away Death’s uncanny criminal, jam-packed with attractive items, fabric comforts…and stolen glances from a former love.

    Uncertain victory
    regardless of leaving part of her middle at the back of with loss of life, Evie units out right into a frozen and threatening post-apocalyptic wilderness to satisfy up together with her allies and release an assault at the fanatics and the tremendous military they command. Such ambitious enemies require a conflict plan, and the one strategy to kill them as soon as and for all may well suggest Evie, Jack, and dying allying. Evie doesn’t be aware of what's going to end up extra most unlikely: surviving slavers, plague, Bagmen and different Arcana—or convincing Jack and dying to paintings together.

    Two heroes returned
    There’s a skinny line among love and hate, and Evie simply doesn’t understand the place she stands with both Jack or demise. Will this not likely trio have the ability to defeat The fans with out killing each other first?

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