Manu's code of law : a critical edition and translation of the Mānava-Dharmásāstra

Patrick Olivelle ; with the editorial assistance of Suman Olivelle

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 editions of Sanskrit texts and to use those unreliable editions as the basis for constructing the history of classical India. In this volume, Patrick Olivelle has assembled the critical text of Manu, including a critical apparatus containing all the significant manuscript variants, along with a reliable and readable translation, copious explanatory notes, and a comprehensive introduction on the structure, content, and socio-political context of the treatise. The result is an outstanding scholarly achievement that will be an essential tool for any serious student of India.

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書名 Manu's code of law : a critical edition and translation of the Mānava-Dharmásāstra
著作者等 Manu
Olivelle, Patrick
Olivelle, Suman
書名別名 Mānavadharmaśāstram

मानव धर्मशास्त्रम्


シリーズ名 South Asia research
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2005
ページ数 x, 1131 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0195171462
NCID BA70253503
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言語 サンスクリット
原文言語 サンスクリット
出版国 イギリス