Encyclopedia of religion

Encyclopedia of religion

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Among Library Journal's picks of the most important reference works of the millennium - with the Encyclopedia Judaica and the New Catholic Encyclopedia - Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion won the American Library Associations' Dartmouth Medal in 1988 and is widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field. This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2, 750 original entries - many heavily updated - as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of Eliade's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers. The result is an essential purchase for libraries of all kinds.Latomus 55 (1996): 5-30. ... Giovanni Casadio (2005) AIRYANA VAEJAH. ... center of the world, in the central region known as Khvaniratha, the first of the seven parts (karshvar) into which the earth is divided. ... The first chapter of the Vendidad places it first in the list of the sixteen lands that were created by Ahura Mazda and that were ... Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 6 ( 1930-1932): 945-955. Benveniste, Apmile. aquot;La#39;Eran-vez et la#39;origine legendaire des Ira- niens.

Title:Encyclopedia of religion
Author:Lindsay Jones
Publisher:MacMillan Reference Library - 2005


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