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Revival: Vedic Mythology (1897)

1st Edition

By Arthur Anthony Macdonell

Routledge

189 pages

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This book occupies a very important position in the study of the history of religions. It traces the earliest stage in the evolution of beliefs which constitute the source of religious concepts of the majority of the modern Indians. The book is divided into seven chapters and is well documented with Sanskrit and general index. This book is definitely a valuable contribution to the Vedic mythology

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Vedic Conceptions of the World and It's Origin 3. The Vedic Gods 4. Mythical Beasts and Heroes 5. Animals and Inanimate Objects 6. Demonds and Fiends 7. Eschatology

About the Author

Macdonell was born Muzaffarpur in India the son of Charles Alexander Macdonell, of the Indian Army. He was educated at Göttingen University, then matriculated in 1876 at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, gaining a classical exhibition and three scholarships (for German, Chinese, and the Boden Scholarship for Sanskrit). He graduated with classical honours in 1880 and was appointed Taylorian Teacher of German at Oxford. In 1883 he obtained his PhD from the University of Leipzig, and then became Deputy Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford in 1888, and Boden Professor of Sanskrit in 1899 (a post that carried with it a fellowship of Balliol College, Oxford.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS003000
HISTORY / Asia / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General