The Resource Friedrich Max Müller and the sacred books of the East, Arie L. Molendijk

Friedrich Max Müller and the sacred books of the East, Arie L. Molendijk

Label
Friedrich Max Müller and the sacred books of the East
Title
Friedrich Max Müller and the sacred books of the East
Statement of responsibility
Arie L. Molendijk
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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."
  • A study of The Sacred Books of the East, a fifty-volume series of translations of Asian religious writings edited by the German-born philologist and scholar of religions, Friedrich Max Müller (1823-1900), and published by Oxford University Press between 1879 and 1910
Assigning source
--publisher's website
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
208/.2095
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1010
LC item number
.M65 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Friedrich Max Müller and the sacred books of the East, Arie L. Molendijk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • none
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Friedrich Max Müller and the Sacred Books of the East; Copyright; Dedication; Preface; Conventions, Archaisms, and Archives; Contents; Introduction; 1: The Right Honourable Max Müller; ENTITLED; SOURCES; EARLY LIFE; THE EDITION OF THE RIG-VEDA; CAREER IN OXFORD, 1850-74; PERSONAL LIFE IN OXFORD; PRIDE AND PREJUDICE; COLLECTED WORKS AND AREAS OF RESEARCH; MOST CONTROVERSIAL THEORIES; IN DISREPUTE; MEETING CRITICISM; 2: The Making of a Series; INCEPTION; PLANS TO LEAVE OXFORD; INSPIRATION; THE CONTRACT; THE PROSPECTUS; GETTING THE SERIES OFF THE GROUND; DEDICATION AND MOTTO
  • Bodleian Library, University of Oxford2. Max Müller's Published Works; Bibliography; Müller on the Sacred Books of the East; Editions; Translation; Two Series of Chips from a German Workshop; [First Series]; [Second Series/New Edition]; 1844/1850; 1860; 1870; 1880; 1890; 1900; 3. The Fifty Sacred Books of the East (in numerical order); 4. Other Literature; Index
  • CONCLUSION5: Religion of Humanity; MAX MÜLLER'S RELIGION; OXFORD; A MISSIONARY PERSPECTIVE; VIEW OF RELIGION; THE FUTURE RELIGION OF HUMANITY; 6: Intellectual Impact; BIG SCIENCE AND GRAND PROJECTS; THE SACRED BOOKS OF THE EAST: A SPECIMEN OF BIG SCIENCE?; TEXTUALIZATION OF RELIGION; WORLD RELIGIONS; THE COMPARATIVE WAY; POWER, TEXTS, AND LANGUAGE-TRANSLATIONS FOR WHOM?; CONCLUSION; Afterthoughts; ANCIENT AND MODERN AND THE NEED FOR INTERPRETATION; TIME AND AUTHORITY; THE TEXTUALIZATION OF RELIGION; Bibliography; 1. Archival Sources; Archive, Oxford University Press, Oxford
  • THE PREFACE TO THE SERIESCONTINUATION OF THE SERIES; SELECTION; DIFFICULT TO TRANSLATE; TRANSLATORS AND COLLABORATORS; GERMAN AND BRITISH CONTRIBUTORS; CONTRIBUTORS CONCLUDED; THE INDEX; AFTERMATH; 3: Concepts and Ideas; TEXTS, SACRED BOOKS, AND BIBLES; TRANSLATING; 'NOT ONLY UNMEANING, ARTIFICIAL, AND SILLY, BUT EVEN HIDEOUS AND REPELLENT'; EAST AND WEST; 'ARYAN'; ORIGINS, 'WALKING MANUSCRIPTS', AND ORIENTALISM WITH KID GLOVES; 4: Methods; HISTORICAL VERSUS THEORETICAL: A GRAND DISTINCTION; COMPARISON; FORMS OF COMPARISON; AREAS OF COMPARISON; COMPARISON AS A HUMAN CALLING; CLASSIFICATION
Control code
ocn944211586
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191087059
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b37528051
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)944211586
  • oso019108705X

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