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The Dying God

Author : David Livingstone
ISBN : 9780595231997
Genre : History
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Few would acknowledge that our knowledge of history could be significantly inaccurate. The most common conception of history is one that begins in Greece, the "cradle of Western civilization", then progresses through Rome, and finally Europe and America. However, this merely represents a strictly Western version of history, and one that is often confused with the history of the World. Fortunately though, recent scholarship has begun to elucidate the extent of the indebtedness of Western history to other civilizations, rendering our notion of "Western" civilization obsolete. Rather, a more accurate assessment of the past will reveal a neglected account, the hidden history of Western civilization, which began in Mesopotamia, in the sixth century BC, with the birth of a tradition centered around the myth of a dying god. The development of this tradition led to the emergence of philosophy among the Greeks, then influenced the formation of Christianity, and was appropriated and elaborated upon by the Arabs during the Middle Ages. Ultimately, being introduced to Europe during the Crusades, it eventually spawned the Renaissance and the Enlightenment.
Category: History

The Dying God

Author : Gerard Denza
ISBN : 9781463481391
Genre : Fiction
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“The Dying GOD: A Vampire’s Tale should run forever ... a great cast. The playwright has a gift for words.” -Joe Frankin, WOR-AM Radio “If you found yourself jumping on the Internet looking for news after your Da Vinci Code read, you will probably enjoy the new play by writer and director Gerard Denza which brings a modern and original spin to the very popular vampire concept. Pretty dramatic and intellectual stuff here. I thoroughly enjoyed The Dying GOD: A Vampire’s Tale...it was fresh, made me think, at times I even found myself wondering if this was real and the cast was going to induct me into this cult...” -Betyper (Internet Newspaper)
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Adonis

Author : Carlo Caruso
ISBN : 9781472538826
Genre : Art
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In this detailed treatment of the myth of Adonis in post-Classical times, Carlo Caruso provides an overview of the main texts, both literary and scholarly, in Latin and in the vernacular, which secured for the Adonis myth a unique place in the Early Modern revival of Classical mythology. While aiming to provide this general outline of the myth's fortunes in the Early Modern age, the book also addresses three points of primary interest, on which most of the original research included in the work has been conducted. First, the myth's earliest significant revival in the age of Italian Humanism, and particularly in the poetry of the great Latin poet and humanist Giovanni Pontano. Secondly, the diffusion of syncretistic interpretations of the Adonis myth by means of authoritative sixteenth-century mythological encyclopaedias. Thirdly, the allegorical/political use of the Adonis myth in G.B. Marino's (1569-1625) Adone, published in Paris in 1623 to celebrate the Bourbon dynasty and to support their legitimacy with regard to the throne of France.
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The Dying God

Author : Sir James George Frazer
ISBN : UCLA:31158003672200
Genre : Religion
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The Dying God

Author : Sir James George Frazer
ISBN : OCLC:969863932
Genre : Mythology
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The Golden Bough

Author : James George Frazer
ISBN : 9781605209364
Genre : Religion
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In 1890, James George Frazer began publishing The Golden Bough, his monumental study of myth, ritual, and religion, which would, by 1936, run to 13 volumes and establish him as a pioneer in the study of religion as an aspect of culture. This abridged edition, assembled in 1922, condenses this fundamental work to one readable volume that is still a source for modern anthropology, thanks to its expansive discussions ancient cultish practices and their connections to the rites of modern Christianity. In eloquent prose, Frazer discusses legends of the woods, sympathetic magic, magicians as kings, the worship of trees, the concept of the sacred marriage, the links between priestly and royal power, ritual royal sacrifices, the concept of "eating the god," the myths of Osiris, Adonis, Isis, and other ancient deities, and much more. Lovers of mythology will be enraptured by this book, which draws all of human belief under one unifying umbrella, celebrating myth and ritual as part of the basis of all human culture. Scottish anthropologist SIR JAMES GEORGE FRAZER (1854-1941) also wrote the classic The Golden Bough (1890), *Man, God, and Immortality* (1927), and Creation and Evolution in Primitive Cosmogonies (1935).
Category: Religion