Essential Sacred Writings from Around the World Hardback

by Mircea Eliade;


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Essential Sacred Writings from Around the World

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Formerly published as "From Primitives to Zen", this book is a collection of religious writings from traditions other than Christianity and Judaism. Selections are excerpted from texts such as the Quran, the Book of the Dead, the Rig Veda, the Bhagavad Gita, the Homeric Hymns and the Popul Vuh.;The thematic arrangement allows readers to compare the essential structure and the divergent variety of religious expression throughout the ages and around the world. Descriptions of deities from various sources are arranged together as are myths of creation and of origin, understandings of death and depictions of the afterlife, teachings on the relationship between humanity and the sacred, various religious rituals and practices, prayers and hymns. Indexes allow the reader to substitute an ethnic or geographic arrangement for the thematic one.

Essential Sacred Writings from Around the World by Mircea Eliade was published by Harper and Row in December 1991 and is our 33535th best seller. The ISBN for Essential Sacred Writings from Around the World is 9780062503046.

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Page last updated 30th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formathardback
PublisherHarper and Row (December 1991)
Additional Informationxxv, 644 p.;
EditionNew edition
Weight960g
Number of Pages672
Thickness51 mm
Height234 mm
Width154 mm
ISBN9780062503046
ISBN-100062503049
Product Code99550
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