Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The preeminent scholar of comparative studies of Indo-European society, Georges Dumzil theorized that ancient and prehistoric Indo-European culture and literature revolved around three major functions: sovereignty, force, and fertility. This work treats these functions as they are articulated through "first king" legends found in Indian, Iranian, and Celtic epics, particularly the Mahabharata . Dumzil, drawing on an extraordinarily broad range of Indo-European sources from Scandinavia to India and offering an original and provocative analytic method, set a new agenda for studies in comparative oral literature, historical linguistics, comparative mythology, and history of religions. The Destiny of a King examines one of the "little" epics within the Mahabharata the legend of King Yayati, a distant ancestor of the Pandavas, the heroes of the larger epic. Dumzil compares Yayati's attributes and actions with those of the legendary Celtic king Eochaid Feidlech and also finds striking similarities in the stories surrounding the daughters of these two kings, the Indian Madhavi and the Celtic Medb. When he compares these two traditions with the "first king" legends from Iran, he finds such common themes as the apportionment of the earth and the "sin of the sovereign.". Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: A retelling of a Native American folktale, enhanced by colorful pastel illustrations, chronicles the adventures of four Abenaki men who journey to Gluskabe, helper of the Great Spirit, to have their wishes granted.
About the Author: Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael Caduto of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac's poems, articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief. For more information about Joseph, please visit his website www.josephbruchac.com.
Buchbeschreibung Dutton Juvenile, 1995. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP3133197
Buchbeschreibung Dutton Juvenile, 1995. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP71755153
Buchbeschreibung Dutton Juvenile, 1995. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP90641431
Buchbeschreibung Dutton Juvenile. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2729674527
Buchbeschreibung Dutton Juvenile. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2780462422
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0525651640I3N10
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0525651640I5N10
Buchbeschreibung Dutton Juvenile. Buchzustand: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BOS-J-09i-00041
Buchbeschreibung Dutton Juvenile. Buchzustand: Good. All sales benefits The Maryland Book Bank. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3-H-5-1660
Buchbeschreibung Dutton Juvenile, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0525651640