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Friedrich Max Muller and the Sacred Books of the East
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Friedrich Max Muller and the Sacred Books of the East

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.

Essays on mythology, traditions, and customs
  • Language: en

Essays on mythology, traditions, and customs

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1867
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Friedrich Max Muller and the Role of Philology in Victorian Thought
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 180

Friedrich Max Muller and the Role of Philology in Victorian Thought

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-05-02
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Friedrich Max Müller was one of the most well-known academics in Victorian Britain. His popular writings enjoyed a wide readership and acclaim; his public lectures were sell-out events; he was a prominent figure in the popularisation of evolutionary thinking before Darwin; and his differences with Darwin on the origin of language represent an important moment in Victorian intellectual life. Max Müller's theories regarding the origins and development of language and of religion served to create a public fascination with the past, with legend and with myth. He is in many ways the founding father of the field of religious studies - or the 'science of religion,' as he called it - in Great Brit...

A History of Ancient Sanskrit Literature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 607

A History of Ancient Sanskrit Literature

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1860
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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On Ancient Hindu Astronomy and Chronology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 84

On Ancient Hindu Astronomy and Chronology

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1862
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Studies in Buddhism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 142

Studies in Buddhism

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On the Stratification of Language
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 44

On the Stratification of Language

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1868
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Essential Max Müller
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 367

The Essential Max Müller

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-04-30
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  • Publisher: Springer

Max Müller is often referred to as the 'father of Religious Studies', having himself coined the term 'science of religion' (or religionswissenschaft) in 1873. It was he who encouraged the comparative study of myth and ritual, and it was he who introduced the oft-quoted dictum: 'He who knows one [religion], knows none'. Though a German-born and German-educated philologist, he spent the greater part of his career at Oxford, becoming one of the most famous of the Victorian arm-chair scholars. Müller wrote extensively on Indian philosophy and Vedic religion, translated major sections of the Vedas, the Upanisads, and all of the Dhammapada, yet never visited India. To be sure, his work bears the stamp of late Nineteenth-Century sensibilities, but as artifacts of Victorian era scholarship, Müller's essays are helpful in reconstructing and comprehending the intellectual concerns of this highly enlightened though highly imperialistic age.

The Life and Letters of the Right Honourable Friedrich Max Muller
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 10
Essays on the science of religion
  • Language: en

Essays on the science of religion

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1867
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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