Oriental And Linguistic Studies

Oriental And Linguistic Studies

by William Dwight Whitney
     
 

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m. MULLER'S HISTORY OF VEDIC LITERATURE.1 This, the work of one of the foremost Oriental scholars of the present day, upon a subject of high and general interest in the

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m. MULLER'S HISTORY OF VEDIC LITERATURE.1 This, the work of one of the foremost Oriental scholars of the present day, upon a subject of high and general interest in the history of literature, well deserves at our hands more than a passing notice. To the general scholar, Miiller is best known by his contributions to historical philology and mythology, and to linguistic ethnology. Especially has the little manual of linguistic and ethnological science published by him some years ago, under the rather uncouth title of " Languages of the Seat of War in the East," done much to diffuse, in England and in this country, valuable information and correct views respecting the affiliations of nations and of languages.2 Such works, however, have been among his lighter and less engrossing occupations ; his main labor has been the elucidation of the earliest period of Indian antiquity — the Vedic — and the publication of the literary monuments by which it is illustrated. Search after manuscripts of the Rig-Veda, and after a publisher willing to assume the great cost and risk of giving it to the world, first brought him to England ; and the assistance of Wilson, and the patronage extendedby the East India Company to his undertaking, fixed him in that country. Of the edition of the text and commentary of the oldest Veda, issued under his careful editorship, three bulky quartos, containing rather more than half of the entire work, have left the press, and the series is still advancing towards its completion ; although, unfortunately, much too slowly for the impatience of those who are to make use of it, and who are ready to quarrel with Miiller over every hour which he steals, for the benefit of a larger public, from hurrying to its completion the task specially committed to his charge — t...

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ISBN-13:
9781343217287
Publisher:
Palala Press
Publication date:
09/19/2015
Pages:
446
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)

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