• Title: The New Comparative Mythology: An Anthropological Assessment of the Theories of Georges Dumezil
  • Author: C. Scott Littleton
  • ISBN: 9780520024038
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Paperback
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    One Reply to “The New Comparative Mythology: An Anthropological Assessment of the Theories of Georges Dumezil”

    1. This was interesting, but a bit difficult in places -- a lot of long words, and while it's a reasonable introduction to Dumezil's work, as somebody who knows very little about the cultures that make up the Indo-European umbrella (beyond the obvious ones: Celts, Scandinavians, Romans), some bits presupposed a bit too much knowledge and thus I was lost. I felt the treatment of Celtic material was cursory, and very superficial compared to a lot of the other stuff, often only mentioned as an afterth [...]

    2. The first time I go to Népal and India, I see before théatral adaptation for Mahabaratha by Peter Brook. When I return, I read 'Mythe et Epopée" and other books of Dumézil. I think his théory of three fonctions is necessary to understand religion and culture of this country.

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