The Rigveda: a guide

The Rigveda is a monumental text in both world religion and world literature, yet outside a small band of specialists it is little known. Composed in the latter half of the second millennium BCE, it stands as the foundational text of what would later be called Hinduism. This concise guide from two o...

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Bibliographic Details
Authors: Brereton, Joel P. 1948- ; Jamison, Stephanie W.
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York, NY Oxford University Press 2020
In:Year: 2020
Series/Journal:Guides to sacred texts
Oxford scholarship online
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Veda. Ṛgveda
B Vedism
Further subjects:B Introduction
B Vedas ; R̥gveda ; Criticism, interpretation, etc
B Vedic literature ; History and criticism
Online Access: Volltext (lizenzpflichtig)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Erscheint auch als: 9780190633363
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Summary:The Rigveda is a monumental text in both world religion and world literature, yet outside a small band of specialists it is little known. Composed in the latter half of the second millennium BCE, it stands as the foundational text of what would later be called Hinduism. This concise guide from two of the Rigveda's leading English-language scholars introduces the text and breaks down its large range of topics - from meditations on cosmic enigmas to penetrating reflections on the ability of mortals to make contact with and affect the divine and cosmic realms through sacrifice and praise - for a wider audience.
Item Description:Also issued in print: 2020. - Includes bibliographical references and index. - Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on February 6, 2020)
ISBN:0190633409