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The law code of Manu

Author: Manu, (Lawgiver); Patrick Olivelle
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Law Code of Manu is the most authoritative and best-known legal text of ancient India. A seminal Hindu work, it is important for its classic description of the many social institutions which  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works
History
Sources
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manu, (Lawgiver); Patrick Olivelle
ISBN: 9780199555338 0199555338
OCLC Number: 369128282
Language Note: Translated from the Sanskrit.
Notes: Originally published as Oxford world's classics ed. in 2004, reissued 2009.
Description: xlix, 316 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction. The early legal tradition ; Author and date ; Narrative structure and composition ; The structure of the treatise ; The context of the treatise ; The nature and purpose of the treatise ; The socio-political background --
Note on the translation --
Guide to the pronunciation of Sanskrit words --
The law code of Manu --
Editor's outline --
Translation --
Appendices. I. Fauna and flora ; II. Names of Gods, people, and places ; III. Ritual vocabulary ; IV. Weights, measures, and currency.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Mānavadharmaśāstra.
Responsibility: a new translation based on the critical edition by Patrick Olivelle.

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