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The Destiny of a King


The preeminent scholar of comparative studies of Indo-European society, Georges Dum???zil theorized that ancient and prehistoric Indo-European culture and literature revolved around three major functions: sovereignty, force, and fertility. This work treats these functions as they are articulated through "first king" legends found in Indian, Iranian, and Celtic epics, particularly the Mahabharata . Dum???zil, drawing on an extraordinarily broad range of Indo-European sources from Scandinavia to India and offering an ...

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The Destiny of a King
1988, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226169750


The Destiny of a King
1988, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226169767

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