Mito y realidad

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Editorial Kairós, 1999 - Religion - 217 pages
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Para el gran historiador de las religiones, Mircea Eliade, el mito es una realidad. No es sólo una imagen del pasado, sino un instrumento que el ser humano utiliza continuamente para percibir lo sagrado. Para ilustrar esta impresionante conclusión Eliade se adentra en las mitologías de la antigua Grecia, de los romanos, de los aborígenes de Australia, de los Vedas, del Medioevo europeo... o de las obras de Picasso, Joyce o Ionesco. Un libro del que tanto el especialista como el gran público sacarán un profundo provecho.
 

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Contents

Prefacio
7
Prestigio mágico de los orígenes
29
Mitos y ritos de renovación
45
Sumario
52
Escatología y cosmogonía
59
El tiempo puede ser dominado
77
Mitología ontología historia
93
Mitología de la memoria y del olvido
113
Grandeza y decadencia de los mitos
135
Pervivencias del mito y mitos enmascarados
157
Los mitos y los cuentos de hadas
185
Elementos de bibliografía
195
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Born in Bucharest, Rumania, Mircea Eliade studied at the University of Bucharest and, from 1928 to 1932, at the University of Calcutta with Surendranath Dasgupta. After taking his doctorate in 1933 with a dissertation on yoga, he taught at the University of Bucharest and, after the war, at the Sorbonne in Paris. From 1957, Eliade was a professor of the history of religions at the University of Chicago. He was at the same time a writer of fiction, known and appreciated especially in Western Europe, where several of his novels and volumes of short stories appeared in French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Two Tales of the Occult "to relate some yogic techniques, and particularly yogic folklore, to a series of events narrated in the genre of a mystery story." Both Nights of Serampore and The Secret of Dr. Honigberger evoke the mythical geography and time of India. Mythology, fantasy, and autobiography are skillfully combined in Eliade's tales.

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