24.5118, Books: Rule-extension Strategies in Ancient India: Freschi, Pontillo

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Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:19:13
From: Laura Bally [publicity at peterlang.com]
Subject: Rule-extension Strategies in Ancient India: Freschi, Pontillo

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Title: Rule-extension Strategies in Ancient India 
Subtitle: Ritual, Exegetical and Linguistic Considerations on the tantra- and
prasanga-Principles
 
Publication Year: 2013 
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?262872 


Author: Elisa Freschi
Author: Tiziana Pontillo

Hardback: ISBN:  9783631628720 Pages: 177 Price: U.S. $ 52.95
Hardback: ISBN:  9783631628720 Pages: 177 Price: U.K. £ 32.00
Hardback: ISBN:  9783631628720 Pages: 177 Price: Europe EURO 40.10


Abstract:

This study focuses on the devices implemented in Classical Indian texts on ritual and language in order to develop a structure of rules in an economic and systematic way. These devices presuppose a spatial approach to ritual and language, one which deals for instance with absences as substitutions within a pre-existing grid, and not as temporal disappearances. In this way, the study reveals a key feature of some among the most influential schools of Indian thought.

The sources are Kalpasūtra, Vyākaraṇa and Mīmāṃsā, three textual traditions which developed alongside each other, sharing – as the volume shows – common presuppositions and methodologies. The book will be of interest for Sanskritists, scholars of ritual exegesis and of the history of linguistics. 

 



Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                     History of Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Sanskrit (san)


Written In: English  (eng)

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