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Manu's code of law [electronic resource] : a critical edition and translation of the Manava-Dharmasastra / Patrick Olivelle ; with the editorial assistance of Suman Olivelle.

By: Manu (Lawgiver).
Contributor(s): Olivelle, Patrick | Olivelle, Suman.
Material type: TextTextSeries: South Asia research (New York, N.Y.): Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (x, 1131 p.).ISBN: 9780199771233 (electronic bk.); 0199771235 (electronic bk.).Other title: Code of law.Uniform titles: M�anavadharma�s�astra. English & Sanskrit Subject(s): Manu (Lawgiver). M�anavadharma�s�astra | Hindu law -- Sources | Law -- India -- Sources | Law -- India -- History | Manusm�rti (anoniem) | Droit hindou -- Sources | Droit -- Inde -- Sources | Droit -- Inde -- Histoire | Manusmriti | Gesetz | Hinduismus | Kommentar | Quelle | Recht | Indien | RELIGION / Hinduism / GeneralGenre/Form: Quelle. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Manu's code of law.DDC classification: 294.5/94 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; I. Authorship and Composition; II. Sources of Manu: The Traditions of dharma and artha; III. The Work of Redactors; IV. Nature and Purpose of the Treatise; V. Manu and the Later dharma Tradition; Note on the Translation; TRANSLATION; Editor's Outline; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Notes to the Translation; CRITICAL EDITION; Introduction to the Critical Edition; I. Editorial History and the Need for a Critical Edition
Summary: Manu's Code of Law is one of the most important texts in the Sanskrit canon, indeed one of the most important surviving texts from any classical civilization. It paints an astoundingly detailed picture of ancient Indian life-covering everything from the constitution of the king's cabinet to the price of a ferry trip for a pregnant woman-and its doctrines have been central to Indian thought and practice for 2000 years. Despite its importance, however, until now no one has produced a critical edition of this text. As a result, for centuries scholars have been forced to accept clearly inferior ed
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 999-1008) and index.

Text in Sanskrit with English translation.

Description based on print version record.

Manu's Code of Law is one of the most important texts in the Sanskrit canon, indeed one of the most important surviving texts from any classical civilization. It paints an astoundingly detailed picture of ancient Indian life-covering everything from the constitution of the king's cabinet to the price of a ferry trip for a pregnant woman-and its doctrines have been central to Indian thought and practice for 2000 years. Despite its importance, however, until now no one has produced a critical edition of this text. As a result, for centuries scholars have been forced to accept clearly inferior ed

Cover; Contents; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; I. Authorship and Composition; II. Sources of Manu: The Traditions of dharma and artha; III. The Work of Redactors; IV. Nature and Purpose of the Treatise; V. Manu and the Later dharma Tradition; Note on the Translation; TRANSLATION; Editor's Outline; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Notes to the Translation; CRITICAL EDITION; Introduction to the Critical Edition; I. Editorial History and the Need for a Critical Edition

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