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The articulation of time: some Indo-European comparisons

Abstract:
Viewed anthropologically, time is articulated variously (divisions of year or lifespan, generations, reigns, etc). Divisions correlated with non-temporal domains like society or space form 'primitive classifications'. Evidence for an early Indo-European pentadic scheme is drawn from king-lists (Roman, Iranian, Norse), Avestan cosmogony, eras and daily/annual ritual cycles in India.
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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Social & Cultural Anthropology,Institute of
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Traditional Cosmology Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Cosmos
Volume:
17
Issue:
2
Pages:
163-178
Publication date:
2001-01-01
ISSN:
0269-8773
URN:
uuid:0bc939c9-051d-4266-bb58-6adc73681d08
Local pid:
ora:2989

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