Friedrich Max Muller and the Sacred Books of the East by Molendijk, Arie L.

Friedrich Max Muller and the Sacred Books of the East

byMolendijk, Arie L.

Hardcover | September 3, 2016

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"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."

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Title:Friedrich Max Muller and the Sacred Books of the EastFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0.03 inPublished:September 3, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198784236

ISBN - 13:9780198784234

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