Regimes of comparatism : Frameworks of comparison in history, religion and anthropology

Historically, all societies have used comparison to analyze cultural difference through the interaction of religion, power, and translation. When comparison is a self-reflective practice, it can be seen as a form of comparatism. Many scholars are concerned in one way or another with the practice and...

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Other Authors: Gagné, Renaud 1976- (Editor); Goldhill, Simon (Editor); Lloyd, Geoffrey (Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language: English
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Published: Leiden Brill 2019
Series/Journal: Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture 24
Further subjects: B Comparison (Philosophy)
B Anthropology
B History
B Religions
Online Access: Volltext
Print version: Regimes of comparatism. Frameworks of comparison in history, religion and anthropology. - Leiden : Brill 2018
Summary: Historically, all societies have used comparison to analyze cultural difference through the interaction of religion, power, and translation. When comparison is a self-reflective practice, it can be seen as a form of comparatism. Many scholars are concerned in one way or another with the practice and methods of comparison, and the need for a cognitively robust relativism is an integral part of a mature historical self-placement. This volume looks at how different theories and practices of writing and interpretation have developed at different times in different cultures and reconsiders the specificities of modern comparative approaches within a variety of comparative moments. The idea is to reconsider the specificities, the obstacles, and the possibilities of modern comparative approaches in history and anthropology through a variety of earlier and parallel comparative horizons. Particular attention is given to the exceptional role of Athens and Jerusalem in shaping the Western understanding of cultural difference
Item Description: Includes bibliographical references and index.