The Myth and Ritual Theory: An Anthology / Edition 1

The Myth and Ritual Theory: An Anthology / Edition 1

by Robert A. Segal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631206809

ISBN-13: 9780631206804

Pub. Date: 02/12/1998

Publisher: Wiley

In this collection, Robert Segal, one of the leading interpreters of theories of myth, seeks to provide a comprehensive analysis of the myth and ritual theory.

Overview

In this collection, Robert Segal, one of the leading interpreters of theories of myth, seeks to provide a comprehensive analysis of the myth and ritual theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631206804
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/12/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Part I: Original Formulation of the Theory: .

1. Lectures on the Religion of the Semites: William Robertson Smith.

Part II: The Development of Theory: .

2. The Golden Bough: James Frazer.

3. Themis: Jane Harrison.

4. The Myth and Ritual Pattern of the Ancient East: S. H. Hooke.

Part III: Application of Theory to the Ancient World: .

5. Excursus on the Ritual Forms Preserved in Greek Tragedy: Gilbert Murray.

6. A Ritual Basis for Hesiod's Theogony.

7. New Year Festivals: Ivan Engnell.

Part IV: Application of the Theory Worldwide:.

8. The Life-giving Myth: A. M. Hocart.

9. The Beginnings of Religion: E. O. James.

10. Myth in Primitive Psychology: Bronislaw Malinowski.

11. Myth and Reality: Mircea Eliade.

Part V: Application of the Theory to Literature:.

12. The Hero of Tradition: Lord Raglan.

13. From Ritual to Romance: Jessie L. Weston.

14. The Archetypes of Literature: Northrop Frye.

15. The Ritual View of Myth and the Mythic: Stanley Edgar Hyman.

16. The Idea of a Theater: Francis Fergusson.

17. The Myth and Ritual Approach to Shakespearean Tragedy: Herbert Weisinger.

18. What is Myth?: René Girard.

Part VI: Revisions of the Theory: .

19. Thespis: Theodor H. Gaster.

20. Myths and Rituals: A General Theory: Clyde Kluckhohn.

21. Homo Necans: Walter Burkert.

22. Structure and Dialectics: Claude Lévi-Strauss.

Part VII: Evaluations of the Theory:.

23. The Dramas and Dramatic Dances of Non-European Races: William Ridgeway.

24. Introduction to Apollodorus, The Library: James Frazer.

25. The Evidence of Divine Kings in Greece: H. J. Rose.

26. The Myth and Ritual Position Critically Examined: S. G. F. Brandon.

27. The Myth-Ritual Theory: William Bascom.

28. The Ritual Theory of Myth: Joseph Fontenrose.

29. Prospects: H. S. Versnel.

Further Reading.

Index.

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