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ISBN: 9780226204055 - A History of Religious Ideas: From Muhammad to the Age of Reforms v. 3
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A History of Religious Ideas: From Muhammad to the Age of Reforms v. 3

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Mircea Eliade

ISBN: 9780226204055
Format: Paperback
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Edition: New edition


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This volume completes the immensely learned three-volume A History of Religious Ideas. Eliade examines the movement of Jewish thought out of ancient Eurasia, the Christian transformation of the Mediterranean area and Europe, and the rise and diffusion of Islam from approximately the sixth through the seventeenth centuries.

 

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In volume 2 of this monumental work, Mircea Eliade continues his magisterial progress through the history of religous ideas. The religions of ancient China, Brahmanism and Hinduism, Buddha and his contemporaries, Roman religion, Celtic and German religion, Judaism, the Hellenistic period, the Iranian syntheses, and the birth of Christianity - all are encompassed in this volume.