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Instructions for Kings: Secular and Clerical Images of Kingship in Early Ireland and Ancient India

Fomin, Maxim (2013) Instructions for Kings: Secular and Clerical Images of Kingship in Early Ireland and Ancient India. Winter Universitatsverlag. Heidelberg. 580 pp ISBN 978-3-8253-6247-8 [Book (authored)]

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Abstract

Early Irish and Indian sources afford analogous depictions of the ideal ruler and of ideal governance, based not only on the cosmos, social order and justice, topics universally connected with kingship, but also on moral themes. The way the semantics, syntax and subject matter of the Hibern-Latin and vernacular Irish wisdom-texts, as well as of the canonical Buddhist sutras in Pali and the royal inscriptions of Ashoka was adjusted is scrutinised, the ethical dimension, epitomised in the dichotomy justice-righteousness, being seen as a watershed between the old and the new visions of power

Item Type:Book (authored)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts > School of Irish Language and Literature
Faculty of Arts
Research Institutes and Groups:Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute
ID Code:28552
Deposited By: Dr Maxim Fomin
Deposited On:14 Feb 2014 13:26
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:13

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