Chantepie de la Saussaye - The Religion of the Teutons (35.3 MB)
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THE present volume may be allowed to plead its own cause its plan and scope are explained in the Introduction. It is for critics to decide how far the author has succeeded in his task, and wherein he has failed. It is the hope of the author that his book may at all events prove useful in conveying some definite information on controverted points, the more so as the excellent work of F. B. Gummere on Germanic Origins, which is the only English work of a general character, covers for the greater part a different field.I wish t... More >>>
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THE present volume may be allowed to plead its own cause its plan and scope are explained in the Introduction. It is for critics to decide how far the author has succeeded in his task, and wherein he has failed. It is the hope of the author that his book may at all events prove useful in conveying some definite information on controverted points, the more so as the excellent work of F. B. Gummere on Germanic Origins, which is the only English work of a general character, covers for the greater part a different field.
I wish to express my gratitude to several scholars who have had considerable share in the production of this book. Without the repeated and earnest solicitation and the encouragement received from Professor Morris Jastrow, Jr., of the University of Pennsylvania, this book would not have been written. Its appearance in English is due to Professor B. J. Vos of the Johns Hopkins University, who, in view of his own deep interest in the subject, was especially qualified to undertake the translation. The first eleven chapters also published in Dutch have been carefully revised by Professor B. Symons of the University of Groningen, who has read the proof sheets with the keen eye of the specialist, and whose numerous suggestions have frequently proved of value in controlling and correcting my own views.
In the chapters devoted to mythology my obligations are less direct. I have, however, gratefully made use of the material collected in the latest and best works, and more especially of the excellent sketch of Mogk in Paul's Grundriss der germanischen Philologie. The general reader may, however, be assured that I have never accepted data without verification, and the scholar will observe that my conclusions frequently differ from those embodied in recent publications. It is my hope, also, that the historical method adopted in the work, and the endeavor to maintain a sharp distinction between what we actually know and what we do not know, may be esteemed advantages which will in a measure redeem other possible imperfections. (P. D. Chantepie de la Saussaye)
Pierre Daniel Chantepie de la Saussaye (name variants: Pierre Daniel Chantepie de LaSaussaye, Daniel Chantepie de LaSaussaye, Pierre Daniel Chantepie de LaSaussaye, Pierre Daniel Chantepie de la Saussaye, Pierre Daniel Chantepie de la Saussaye, P. D. Santepi de lja Sossej, (russ. Namensform), P. D. Chantepie de LaSaussaye) born April 9, 1848 in Leeuwarden; dead April 20, 1920 in Bilthoven.
Son of the theologian Daniel Chantepie de la Saussaye. Chantepie de la Saussaye was a Dutch theologian and religious scholars who primarily as a publisher of the textbook of the history of religion (1. A. 1887. 2. A. 1897 3. A. 1905 4.. 1925) has emerged. He received his doctorate in 1871 at the University of Applied Sciences of Utrecht. He is considered one of the founders of the modern science of religion. From 1878 he was a professor of religious history at the University of Amsterdam and from 1899 to 1916 at the University of Leiden.
The published under his name textbook of religious history, for a long time a standard work of the times, was last edited by Alfred Bertholet and Edvard Lehmann (4. A., 1925). P. D. Chantepie de la Saussaye published his textbook of history of religion 1887-1905 a total of three times, the fourth and final edition was published only after Chantepie de la Saussayes death in 1925th She has been completely redesigned and differs from the previous three editions sharply. The fourth edition contains contributions of key technical representatives: Sten Konow (The Indians - Buddhism), Edvard Lehmann (The Persians - The Zoroastrian religion), Bernhard Anchorman (The religion of primitive peoples), Hans Ostenfeldt Lange (The Egyptians), Martin P. Nilsson ( the Greeks - Greek Religion), Ludwig Deubner (the Romans), Aleksander Bruckner (Slavs and Lithuanians), Vilhelm Gronbech (the Germans), JA MacCulloch (the Celts), Otto Franke (Religion of the Chinese), Karl Florence (the Japanese ), Jeremias Friedrich (Semitic peoples in the Middle East), Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje (Islam).
Pierre Daniel Chantepie Headlines:
- Chantepie de la Saussaye, Alfred Bertholet, Edvard Lehmann (Ed.): Textbook of religious history. Mohr, Tubingen 1925. Volume 1: History of the history of religion; Appearance and ideas of the religion; The religions of primitive peoples; The Chinese; The Japanese; The Egyptians; Semitic peoples in the Middle East; The islam. Volume 2: The Indians (literature, Buddhism); The Persians; The Greeks; The Romans; Slavs and Lithuanians; Teutons; Celts.
- Methodologische bijdrage tot het onderzoek naar den oorsprong van den godsdienst. Van De Weijer, Utrecht 1871. (Academisch proefschrift ter verkrijging van den graad van Doctor in de Godgeleerdheid aan de Utrechtsche Hogeschool, 19 april 1871)
- Geschiedenis van den godsdienst der Germanen voor hun overgang tot het Christendom. De erven F. Bohn 1900.
Pierre Daniel Chantepie Literature:
- Friedrich Wilhelm Bautz: Pierre Daniel Chantepie de la Saussaye. In: Biographic-bibliographic church encyclopedia (BBKL). Volume 1, Bautz, Hamm 1975. 2. unchanged edition Hamm 1990, ISBN 3-88309-013-1, Sp. 982nd
- K. H. Roessingh: Pierre Daniel Chantepie de la Saussaye. In: Verzamelde works. 2, Arnhem 1926th