shopping cart
nothing in cart
 
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
home
about us
upcoming events
Jul 21st - Anxiety and the Gift of the Imagination: A clinical model for helping children understand and manage anxiety - live webinar [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Jul 22nd - The Basics of Therapeutic Conversations with Children: How to work with children when you’re not a child therapist - Live Webinar [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Aug 10th - Narrative Therapy Certificate: Actively engage and leave empowered to implement change [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Aug 14th - Deep Summer Retreat [Hugh Smiley]
Sep 4th - The Deepest Kindness: ACT and the Therapeutic Relationship [Ottawa River Psychology Group]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Free shipping across Canada for all orders over $50. Please read our Covid-19 statement here.
Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
The Myth of the Eternal Return : Cosmos and History
Eliade, Mircea [with a new introduction by Jonathan Z. Smith]
Princeton University Press / Softcover / 2005-05-01 / 0691123500
Mythology
price: $22.99 (may be subject to change)
232 pages
Not in Stock, usually ships in 3-6 business days

This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian émigré-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 cultures. While acknowledging that a return to the "archaic" is no longer possible, Eliade passionately insists on the value of understanding this view in order to enrich our contemporary imagination of what it is to be human. Jonathan Z. Smith's new introduction provides the contextual background to the book and presents a critical outline of Eliade's argument in a way that encourages readers to engage in an informed conversation with this classic text. --- from the publisher

Reviews:

From review of Princeton's original edition: "A luminous, profound, and extremely stimulating work. . . . This is an essay which anyone interested in the history of religion and the mentality of ancient man will have to read."--Review of Religion

From review of Princeton's original edition: "Profound and pregnant research in the psychology of time and the intuitive forms of the mind as revealed by the early cultures' attitude toward history."--Nation

About the Author:

Born in Bucharest in 1907, Mircea Eliade was for many years Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago. He is the author of, among other books, Shamanism, Images and Symbols, and Yoga (all Princeton). Jonathan Z. Smith is Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor of the Humanities at the University of Chicago and the author of Imagining Religion: From Babylon to Jonestown and, most recently, Relating Religion: Essays in the Study of Religion.

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2020

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours: 9-6 Mon-Sat / Closed Sunday (EST)

search
Click here to read previous issues.
authors
Eliade, Mircea
other lists
Archetypal titles, a comprehensive list
Bollingen Series
Mythology
Princeton University Press
University Presses