1st Edition

Cultural Genealogy An Essay on Early Modern Myth

By Raphael Falco Copyright 2017
    222 Pages
    by Routledge

    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    Raphael Falco