In this important study, John Karabelas analyses the links and vicissitudes of the connections between history and mythology by focusing on the work of Giambattista Vico and R. G. Collingwood and the methodological frameworks they put ...
In bringing forward these instances of Mohammedan Myths of the Life of Jesus ,
we appeal to the critical judgment of ... Besides , myths , claiming historical value
, are formed only in regions which lie at a distance from the light of knowledge .
I may refer the reader who wishes to examine the subject more in detail , to the ' Mythology of the Aryan Nations . ' II . THE HISTORICAL VALUE OF THE
NIBELUNGENLIED . . COMPARATIVE mythologists have made no attempt to
conceal the ...
III . great fabric of value of Greek myth is an occupation not more profitable than
the attempt to fill a sieve with water . It is therefore no part of the historian's task to
relate at Historical length the mythical tales which make up the Hellenic tradition .
After describing the character of the written , graphic , or symbolic records , which
the student of history has to deal with in tracing North American history back
before the Conquest , he adds , while he deprives mythology of any historical value ...
But although nearly half of the Mythologie must now be discarded , the
imperishable historical value of the work is not ... the comparative mythologists is
the importance which they ascribe to language in the origin of myths , properly so
- called .
Both see no historical Philo often abandons the historical content or valvalue in
the myths . T . poses his primary question : ue of the text . T . includes a number of
literary Did Julian ' s allegory of myth and his belief that terms ( in Syriac ) from ...
Absence of historical value . the legends referring to Krishna . cance , historical
and religious . HISTORY OF tion are utterly devoid of historical significance , and
PART III . may be passed over as unmeaning myths , belonging to an age long ...
The former explanations were of little permanent value , almost ceasing to exist
as Israel emerged into its historical period . The latter explanations had more
permanent value because they indicated Israel ' s view of the world as it was held
... that device—“a theft of language,” Barthes would say—through which things
lose the memory of their profane history and are imposed to us as nature, as value. Myth, the linguistic representative of reification, of forgetfulness, transforms
Author: Eduardo Sabrovsky
Publisher: Suny Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Translated from the Spanish De lo extraordinario: Nominalismo y Modernidad, this book argues that a defining aspect of modernity is an ever-increasing pursuit of, and need for, what Eduardo Sabrovsky calls "the extraordinary," a term that encompasses both the exception and the miraculous. Sabrovsky shows the degree to which Robert Musil's novel The Man without Qualities functions as a paradoxical paradigm of the extraordinary, and he extends the theoretical insights drawn from Musil's magisterial work through a series of inquiries into cardinal elements of modern literature, material culture, historiography, physical science, psychoanalysis, and political theory. Sabrovsky demonstrates how the extraordinary condition of modernity emerges from the debates conducted by the last representatives of medieval scholasticism in which nominalism defeated realism, and he resituates the results of this triumph of nominalism in the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche, Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, and Georges Bataille, among others.
Dr. Goldziher is not unaware of the historical value of what he tion of a reader
who differs from almost every one of its conclusions , calls myths . He sees that
the story of the sacrifice of Isaac contains and who regards its whole method as ...
similar myths are related rests on a premise that contradicts their historical
interpretation of myths . ... He contended , rather , that the historical value of myths was their usefulness as evidence of the migration of culture in the
reconstruction of ...
Vico ' s argument that primitive , savageman necessarily spoke the truth and
created true ethno - historical myths and ... Vico did appreciate the historical value of mythical narratives as containing evidence of the evolution of thought
Moreover , only with sociological guidance would the historian be able to "
assess better their value as historical evidence . " 3 In his own contribution G . I .
Jones , another social anthropologist , distinguished between two main kinds of
This book seeks to debunk eleven popular and prevalent myths about Caribbean history.
Author: Basil A. Reid
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
This book seeks to debunk eleven popular and prevalent myths about Caribbean history. Using archaeological evidence, it corrects many previous misconceptions promulgated by history books and oral tradition as they specifically relate to the pre-Colonial and European-contact periods. It informs popular audiences, as well as scholars, about the current state of archaeological/historical research in the Caribbean Basin and asserts the value of that research in fostering a better understanding of the region’s past. Contrary to popular belief, the history of the Caribbean did not begin with the arrival of Europeans in 1492. It actually started 7,000 years ago with the infusion of Archaic groups from South America and the successive migrations of other peoples from Central America for about 2,000 years thereafter. In addition to discussing this rich cultural diversity of the Antillean past, Myths and Realities of Caribbean History debates the misuse of terms such as “Arawak” and “Ciboneys,” and the validity of Carib cannibalism allegations.
MYTHS Their historical value, 819, 820; Duration of the mythopceic age, 821 ;
Period of origination of myths, 822 ; Similarity of myths throughout the world, 823-
826; Classes of myths, 827 : Coimogonic. Creation of the world, 828-831 ; of man
An introduction on the indebtedness of English poetry to the literature of fable ,
and on methods of teaching mythology . makes a ... Professor von Sybel offers in
bis essays material of high historical value , and sound and clear in style .
MYTHOLOGY. : THE. VALUE. OF. MYTH. TO. PHILOSOPHY. Daniel E . Shannon
I am concerned here with the initial arguments of Friedrich Schelling ' s
Philosophy of Mythology . In the first set of arguments , he presents his criticalhistorical ...
Author: Albert A. Anderson
This book contains fifteen essays all seeking to regain the original meaning of philosophy as the love of wisdom. Mythos and Logos are two essential aspects of a quest that began with the ancient Greeks. As concepts fundamental to human experience, Mythos and Logos continue to guide the search for truth in the twenty-first century.
Author: Caroline Joan S. PicartPublish On: 2010-11-01
Similarly , Luce Irigaray places a great emphasis on myth in her reconception of
female genealogies . Irigaray perceives the violent beginnings of patriarchal
society in the Oresteia . According to her , myths have a historical value . Mythical
Author: Caroline Joan S. Picart
Publisher: Penn State Press
Category: Social Science
Nietzsche's remarks about women and femininity have generated a great deal of debate among philosophers, some seeing them as ineradicably misogynist, others interpreting them more favorably as ironic and potentially useful for modern feminism. In this study, Kay Picart uses a genealogical approach to track the way Nietzsche's initial use of "feminine" mythological figures as symbols for modernity's regenerative powers gradually gives way to an increasingly misogynistic politics, resulting in the silencing and emasculation of his earlier configurations of the "feminine." While other scholars have focused on classifying the degree of offensiveness of Nietzsche's ambivalent and developing misogyny, Picart examines what this misogyny means for his political philosophy as a whole. Picart successfully shows how Nietzsche's increasingly derogatory treatment of the "feminine" in his post-Zarathustran works is closely tied to his growing resentment over his inability to revive a decadent modernity.
... and less absorbingly at some minor detail , grouping myths rather according to
their face - value as nature - stories , or ... conviction that a most potent cause of
the type of myths just referred to has been actual reality or historic matter of fact .