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Sacred Topology of Early Ireland and Ancient India: Religious Paradigm Shift: Foreword; Introduction

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Fomin, Maxim, Mac Mathúna , Séamus and Vertogradova, Victoria (2010) Sacred Topology of Early Ireland and Ancient India: Religious Paradigm Shift: Foreword; Introduction. In: Sacred Topology of Early Ireland and Ancient India: Religious Paradigm Shift. Journal of Indo-European Studies Monograph Series, ix-xiv. ISBN 978-0-941694-xx-x [Book section]

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Abstract

This is a foreword and introduction to a collection devoted to the study of mythological and topological data from early Ireland and ancient India. The books is concerned with the periods when the key structures of Irish and Indian culture underwent important transformations. This process was characterised by the “melting” of earlier semiotic forms which affected fundamentally the nature of the existing culture. In the period of transition, earlier mythological forms, which had in all probability been at the core of ritualistic activities, became diluted and were included into later narrative structures. The impact of these changes on the sacred landscape and sacred topography of the traditions is discussed in the volume. While the Foreword introduces to the logistics of the project that led to the publication of the volume, Introduction presents the theoretical background to the problem and surveys seven articles contributed to the volume

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:sacred landscape; paradigm shift; cultural transition; religious conversion
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Irish Language and Literature
Research Institutes and Groups:Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute
ID Code:12132
Deposited By:Dr Maxim Fomin
Deposited On:20 Feb 2010 11:17
Last Modified:15 Aug 2012 11:32

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