Scribners Monthly Volume 5

Scribners Monthly Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...continued down to the present time, without addition. The several Studies group themselves so naturally into a connected whole, supplementing without repeating each other, that any loss of occasional interest, which is apt in such publications to be serious, is more than made good by that which they gain by conjunction. Even the dualism which appears in the title is not without a higher unity, since the science of language, in the modern acceptation of the term, received its first strong impulse from the study of Sanskrit, and is constantly fed from the same source. The first five of these papers relate to the Veda, and treat, more specifically, of the general results of Vedic scholarship; of the Vedic doctrine of a future life; of Miiller's History of Ancient Sanskrit Literature; of the principles by which translators of the Veda are to be guided, and especially of the authority of the Hindu commentators; of Miiller's translation of the Rig-Veda. Both the general and the special student will here find much of value to them; an admirable statement of the assured results at which Vedic scholars have arrived; on other and controverted points the judgment of one of the highest among them in authority, and the soundest criticism of the methods of study. The sixth paper, on the Avesta, is similar in character to the first, and includes a sketch of the progress of Zend scholarship up to the present time. The last half of the volume is occupied with discussions pertaining to the science of language. The subjects are: the relation of Sanskrit and Indo-European philology to the Science of Language and to Ethnology, abundantly vindicating the former studies from the attacks of Oppert and Key; two notices of Miiller's Lectures on the Science of Language, more

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  • Paperback | 574 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,012g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236557786
  • 9781236557780