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Title Friedrich Max Müller and the role of philology in Victorian thought / edited by John R. Davis and Angus Nicholls
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
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 人文社會聯圖  DA533 .F75 2018    AVAILABLE    30630020136014
Descript xii, 167 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note "The chapters in this book were originally published in Publications of the English Goethe Society, volume 85, issues 2-3 (October 2016)."--Page ix
Includes bibliographical references and index
Friedrich Max Müller was one of the most well-known academics in Victorian Britain. His popular writings enjoyed a wide readership and acclaim; his public lectures were sell-out events; he was a prominent figure in the popularisation of evolutionary thinking before Darwin; and his differences with Darwin on the origin of language represent an important moment in Victorian intellectual life. Max Müller's theories regarding the origins and development of language and of religion served to create a public fascination with the past, with legend and with myth. He is in many ways the founding father of the field of religious studies - or the 'science of religion, ' as he called it - in Great Britain. His public role in the contexts of imperialism and British understanding of Oriental and colonial cultures, and as an intermediary in Anglo-Indian cultural relations, brought him notoriety. Good-looking, witty and gifted, with a German background and intellectual training, Max Müller was, for many outside academe, the embodiment of the Professor and a forerunner of today's media-savvy academic. This volume assesses Max Müller's position in the evolving nineteenth-century intellectual landscape. It applies the latest scholarship to Max Muller's theories of evolution in relation to the subjects of comparative religion, language, myth, metaphor and psychology. It evaluates his religious position and the wider impact of this in literature, intellectual life, colonialism, and politics
Lib. has: First issued in paperback 2018. HS(LG)
Subject Müller, F. Max (Friedrich Max), 1823-1900 -- Influence
Müller, Friedrich Max gnd
Müller, F. Max (Friedrich Max), 1823-1900. fast (OCoLC)fst00053299
Philology -- Study and teaching -- England -- History -- 19th century
England -- Intellectual life -- History -- 19th century
Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft gnd
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) fast (OCoLC)fst00972484
Intellectual life. fast (OCoLC)fst00975769
Philology -- Study and teaching. fast (OCoLC)fst01060708
England. fast (OCoLC)fst01219920
1800-1899 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Author Davis, John R., 1965- editor
Nicholls, Angus (Angus James), 1972- editor
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