Mitra-Varuna: An Essay on Two Indo-European Representations of Sovereignty
In his work the late Georges Dum?zil, arguably the most important modernmythologist, demonstrated that every Indo-European religious and social system wasstructured according to three primary functions: sovereignty, war, and fertility.Mitra-Varuna, a penetrating inquiry into the first of these functions - religiousand political sovereignty - is among the first of his texts...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published June 15th 1988 by Zone Books (NY)
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Mitra-Varuna authored by Georges Dumezil was well written; not dry like many non-fiction books. It read at a moderate pace and had much information about the Indo-European people's ideology. I liked how it attempted to show the earlier point of views and faiths of ancient Romans and Hindus. I found this book fascinating; learned much. I highly recommend this book for those interested in history, Indo-European studies, Hinduism, Roman history, the Rig Veda or anthropology.