Vedic Hymns, Part I

Vedic Hymns, Part I

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by Max Muller
     
 
This is one of the pinnacles of 19th century western Vedic scholarship. It is one of the three volumes in the Sacred Books of the East which Max Müller, the series editor, was the sole author of. Müller focuses here on four dozen hymns in the Rigvedas to the 'Storm Gods:' the Maruts. Distant relations of Mars, Thor, and Ares, the Maruts are Vedic-era deities

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This is one of the pinnacles of 19th century western Vedic scholarship. It is one of the three volumes in the Sacred Books of the East which Max Müller, the series editor, was the sole author of. Müller focuses here on four dozen hymns in the Rigvedas to the 'Storm Gods:' the Maruts. Distant relations of Mars, Thor, and Ares, the Maruts are Vedic-era deities associated with lightning, thunder, and the heavens.

If you excerpted just the translations, this would amount to about sixty pages. The full book weighs in at 550 pages. The true value of this work is Müller's deep analysis of the mythological, linguistic and poetic background of the hymns. The index, which gives every root form of every word in the text, is practically a skeleton key to Vedic Sanskrit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012485304
Publisher:
Zuubooks.com
Publication date:
05/07/2011
Series:
Sacred Books of the East , #32
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
902
File size:
2 MB

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sample contains several suspicious "words" that are clearly not transliterations and make no sense.