Heur et malheur du guerrier Aspects mythiues de la

Heur et malheur du guerrier Aspects mythiues de la fonction guerrière chez les Indo Européens Merced a enfoues de admirable flexibilidad ue no excluyen el máximo rigor Dumezil viene explorando las raíces del patrimonio indoeuropeo ha deslindado en los pueblos indoeuropeos antes de su dispersión una teología constituida en torno a algunas funciones fundamentales la soberanía la fuerza y la fecundidad y riueza En este trabajo su autor nos presenta una investigación en torno a una de las funciones a partir de las cuales se articula el el pensamiento indoeuropeo la función guerrera


About the Author: Georges Dumézil

Georges Dumézil was a French comparative philologist best known for his analysis of sovereignty and power in Proto Indo European religion and society He is considered one of the major contributors to mythography in particular for his formulation of the trifunctional hypothesis of social class in ancient societies



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  1. Peat Peat says:

    This book presents Dumezil's thoughts on some of the beliefs likely held by the Indo Europeans about its warriors as found by comparing the various myths found in the Indo European language groups with each otherThe first two sections are the strongest The first focuses mainly on a comparison between Indra and the historicised legendary Kings of Rome Tullus Hostilius to show what was expected from the Indo European warrior and their relationship to the gods of the functions of Sovereignty and Fertility The second draws again on Indra as well as Heracles and Starkad to demonstrate how the warriors' sins led to their deaths The third section Promotions by contrast feels like a hodge podge of the left over thrown together with little thematic emphasisThe strength of Dumezil's theories here from the perspective of a non academic lie in nailing the ambiguous regard in which these great warrior figures were held Their strength and cunning makes them both protectors and predators without peer The episodes in which Indra and Tullus Hostilius legalese their way around agreements with treacherous allies is perhaps the best example of this particularly as we also see rather divergent views on how reprehensible the act wasAll in all a highly interesting book for anyone interested in myth and literary views on violence if rather difficult to get hold of


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