Friedrich Max Muller and the Sacred Books of the East Hardback

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Friedrich Max Muller and the Sacred Books of the East

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This volume offers a critical analysis of one the most ambitious editorial projects of late Victorian Britain: the edition of the fifty substantial volumes of the Sacred Books of the East (1879-1910). The series was edited and conceptualized by Friedrich Max Muller (1823-1900), a world-famous German-born philologist, orientalist, and religious scholar. Muller and his influential Oxford colleagues secured financial support from the India Office of the British Empire and from Oxford University Press. Arie L. Molendijk documents how the series has become a landmark in the development of the humanities-especially the study of religion and language-in the second half of the nineteenth century. The edition also contributed significantly to the Western perception of the 'religious' or even 'mystic' East, which was textually represented in English translations. The series was a token of the rise of 'big science' and textualized the East, by selecting their 'sacred books' and bringing them under the power of western scholarship.

Friedrich Max Muller and the Sacred Books of the East by Arie L. Molendijk was published by Oxford University Press in August 2016. The ISBN for Friedrich Max Muller and the Sacred Books of the East is 9780198784234.

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Page last updated 1st December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherOxford University Press (August 2016)
Weight422g
Number of Pages256
Thickness19 mm
Height216 mm
Width135 mm
ISBN9780198784234
ISBN-100198784236
Product Code4378235
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