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Cultural Genealogy

An Essay on Early Modern Myth, 1st Edition

By Raphael Falco

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222 pages

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This book explores the popularization in the Renaissance of the still pervasive myth that later cultures are the hereditary descendants of ancient or older cultures. It shows how the new techne of systematic genealogy facilitated the process of "remythicizing" the ancient authorities.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The lie of descent 2. The technology of descent 3. The web of myths 4. Manufacturing discontinuity 5. Demythology and vertical time 6. The blood myth and the bee 7. Not so deep as genealogy 8. Epilogue: The privilege of myth

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General