After the war, he resumed them and was particularly influenced by Antoine Meillet. He aggregated in in Classics and received his doctorate in after writing a thesis comparing the common origins of the Greek ambrosia and a similarly named Indian drink Amrita , which was said to make its imbiber immortal. He learned Turkish and developed an interest in the Ubykh language and travelled widely in Russia, Turkey and the Caucasus. As a result, he became one of the premier experts of Caucasian languages to work in French.
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After the war, he resumed them and was particularly influenced by Antoine Meillet. He aggregated in in Classics and received his doctorate in after writing a thesis comparing the common origins of the Greek ambrosia and a similarly named Indian drink Amrita , which was said to make its imbiber immortal. He learned Turkish and developed an interest in the Ubykh language and travelled widely in Russia, Turkey and the Caucasus.
As a result, he became one of the premier experts of Caucasian languages to work in French. He compared the Etruscan language with the Caucasian languages. In , he took another position, in Uppsala , Sweden , which allowed him to improve his skills in the Germanic stock of Indo-European.
In , he published Flamen-Brahman, the first full statement of his trifunctional hypothesis ; the idea was repeated in Mitra-Varuna, perhaps his most accessible work.
In he was awarded the Prix mondial Cino Del Duca. Mythology, Science and Politics]. Miller devoted two pages on the case and concluded that "at its worst, the effort tries to remove the importance of whole theoretical constructions on the basis of some adduced or invented political flaw found in the past, often the remote past, of their creator. It is, [again] in my opinion, the blindest intellectual self-mutilation".
The example of the [constitutional] monarchies of the North of Europe confirmed to me this feeling. Of course, the formula is not applicable in France. Philip Krapp. Annette Aronowicz and Josette Bryson. Alf Hiltebeitel. Derek Coltman. Chicago: Chicago University Press, Gods of the Ancient Northmen. Einar Haugen. Berkeley: University of California Press, Mitra-Varuna engl. Jaan Puhvel and David Weeks. David Weeks. Retrieved 29 January Cornell Berkeley: University of California Press, ,
Mitra-Varuna An Essay On Two Indo-European Representations of Sovereignty
In the course of earlier research I discovered a parallel between the rex-flamen dialis and the raj an -brahman Plawen-Brahman, Annales du Musee Guimet, Bibliotheque de Vulgarisation, vol. At that time, however, I did not draw suf- ficient attention to the relationships between the Luperci and the flamines in Rome and between the Gandharva and the brahmans in India. Such an investigation is very instructive. Let us first review some of the facts.
Vujora The Tuatha De Danann are already partially established in Ireland as a result of the first battle, but, feeling themselves oppressed by Bress and the Fomorians, they have shaken off their yoke. But, more often, they skirted around these issues carefully, and they accepted the fact that, as in the life of societies and individuals, the most conflicting practices can be harmoniously reconciled — provided that one does not constantly insist on abstract principles. His entire Yast depicts him as embattled, and he is closely associated with Vrthragna, the spirit of offensive victory. The notions on which the early jurists worked, and fumezil which their modern commentators have reflected, can only have been stripped gradually of the magico- religious elements that, in the beginning, constituted the largest, varun most certain, the clearest part of their content. And all types of relations, even dumeail between man and god and god and man, are conceived of in accordance with one and the same model: All I wished to establish is that, like Romulus and Numa, the two gods peculiar to them, Jupiter Stator or Feretrius and Fides stand in an antithetical opposition whether juridical or religiousto one another.