The Rise of Modern Mythology, 1680-1860

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"... peerless... " —The Key Reporter

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"... so good as it stands... one should simply be happy to have it." —The Journal of the History of Ideas

"... an original, compendious, and highly useful contribution to historical and mythographical scholarship." —The American Scholar

"The Rise of Modern Mythology is a voice of reason in the contemporary maelstrom of international religious violence and American pluralism; more than any book I know, it exposes the roots of the Western appropriation of non-Western mythologies, from Lawrence of Arabia and Omar Khayyam to Tibetan Buddhism in Hollywood and Krishna Consciousness in airports. This is a book that we need now." —Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions, The University of Chicago

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Contents

Introduction
3
71
25
JOHN TRENCHARD 16621723
34
83
41
William WARBURTON 16981779
112
NoŽl ANTOINE PLUCHE 16881761
118
ROBERT LOWTH 17101788
144
VOLTAIRE 16941778
151
J W VON GOETHE 17491832
276
PART THREE The Nineteenth Century to 1860
297
F W J SCHELLING 17751854
317
FRIEDRICH H÷LDERLIN 17701843
331
PAUL MALLET 17301807
343
S T COLERIDGE 17721834 Invention
432
FRIEDRICH CREUZER 17711858 ARTHUR DE GOBINEAU 18161882
463
GEORGE S FABER 17731854 397 RICHARD WAGNER 18131883
469

DAVID HUME 17111776
157
Part Two The Later Eighteenth Century
165
BARON DHOLBACH 17231789
177
EDWARD GIBBON 17371794
185
ROBERT WOOD 1717?1771
191
RICHARD PAYNE KNIGHT 1750
249
ANTOINE PERNETY 17161801
257
JACOB GRIMM 17851836 FROM A Communication to
475
426 KARL MARX 18181883
488
F R DE CHATEAUBRIAND 1768 FROM The Essence
496
Novalis 17721801
512
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Burton Feldman, Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Denver, has also taught at the University of Chicago and Hebrew University. He has contributed articles on 18th-19th century mythology to the Dictionary of
the History of Ideas and The Encyclopedia of Religion, and (with Robert D. Richardson) has edited and introduced Myth and Romanticism, a 50-volume set of sources for English Romantic writers.

Robert D. Richardson, Jr. is an independent scholar and literary biographer who currently divides his time between Middletown, Connecticut, Key West, and Cape Cod. He has taught at Harvard, the University of Denver, the
University of Colorado, Queens College and the Graduate Center of CUNY, Sichuan University in China, Yale, and Wesleyan. He is author of Literature and Film, Myth and Literature in the American Renaissance, Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind, and Emerson: The Mind on Fire. He edited (with Allen Mandelbaum) Three Centuries of American Poetry and is working on a biography of William James.

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