The King and the Corpse: Tales of the Soul's Conquest of Evil

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Princeton University Press, 1971 - Philosophy - 338 pages
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Drawing from Eastern and Western literatures, Heinrich Zimmer presents a selection of stories linked together by their common concern for the problem of our eternal conflict with the forces of evil. Beginning with a tale from the Arabian Nights, this theme unfolds in legends from Irish paganism, medieval Christianity, the Arthurian cycle, and early Hinduism. In the retelling of these tales, Zimmer discloses the meanings within their seemingly unrelated symbols and suggests the philosophical wholeness of this assortment of myth.Drawing from Eastern and Western literatures, Heinrich Zimmer presents a selection of stories linked together by their common concern for the problem of our eternal conflict with the forces of evil. Beginning with a tale from the Arabian Nights, this theme unfolds in legends from Irish paganism, medieval Christianity, the Arthurian cycle, and early Hinduism. In the retelling of these tales, Zimmer discloses the meanings within their seemingly unrelated symbols and suggests the philosophical wholeness of this assortment of myth.
  

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Contents

IV
9
V
26
VI
67
VII
96
VIII
131
IX
181
X
202
XI
237
XII
239
XIII
264
XIV
285
XV
296
XVI
307
XVII
317
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The noted Indologist "Heinrich Zimmer", born in Germany in 1890, came to the United States in 1940, at the height of his career, and was lecturing at Columbia University when he died in 1943. His other works in the Bollingen series include "Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization" and "Philosophies of India".

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