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Jamison/Brereton: Rigveda

Jamison, Stephanie W. [u.a.] [Übers.]:
The Rigveda : the Earliest Religious Poetry of India / transl. by Stephanie W. Jamison and Joel P. Brereton. - Vol. 1-3. - New York [u.a.] : Oxford University Press, 2014. - (South Asia Research)
Einheitssachtitel: Ṛgveda <engl.>
ISBN 978-0-19-937018-4
US$ 399,00 / £ 257,50
DDC: 294.5921204521

1. 2014. - xiv, 644 S. - ISBN 978-0-19-517918-7
2. 2014. - S. 660 - 1216. - ISBN 978-0-19-936378-0
3. 2014. - S. 1234 - 1693. - ISBN 978-0-19-936379-7

The Rigveda is the oldest Sanskrit text, consisting of over one thousand hymns dedicated to various divinities of the Vedic tradition. Orally composed and orally transmitted for several millennia, the hymns display remarkable poetic complexity and religious sophistication. As the culmination of the long tradition of Indo-Iranian oral-formulaic praise poetry and the first monument of specifically Indian religiosity and literature, the Rigveda is crucial to the understanding both of Indo-European and Indo-Iranian cultural prehistory and of later Indian religious history and high literature.
   This new translation represents the first complete scholarly translation into English in over a century and utilizes the results of the intense research of the last century on the language and the ritual system of the text. The focus of this translation is on the poetic techniques and structures utilized by the bards and on the ways that the poetry intersects with and dynamically expresses the ritual underpinnings of the text. [Verlagsinformation]

Acknowledgements. ix
A Note on the Title. xi
Abbreviations. xiii
Introduction. 1
Maṇḍala I. 87
Maṇḍala II. 399
Maṇḍala III. 464
Maṇḍala IV. 555
Maṇḍala V. 659
Maṇḍala VI. 772
Maṇḍala VII. 879
Maṇḍala VIII. 1019
Maṇḍala IX. 1233
Maṇḍala X. 1367
Bibliography. 1663
Deities and Poets of the Ṛgveda, following the Anukramaṇī. 1671


STEPHANIE W. JAMISON is Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures and of Indo-European Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has published widely in Indo-European and Indo-Iranian linguistics, poetics, and mythology and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Oriental Society. Profile page.
JOEL P. BRERETON is Associate Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. He has taught in both Religious Studies and Asian Studies programs and has written on the literature and religion of the Veda, especially the Rigveda and the early Upanishads, and on Vedic ritual. Profile page.

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