Classifications of Kings in Early Ireland and India

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Article compares four-fold classification of kings according to their moral attributes in the A and B recensions of the Early Irish wisdom-text Audacht Moraind with a three-fold classification of kings based on their characteristics (righteous - strong - aggressive) contained in the early Indian treatise on politics Arthashastra
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-46
JournalStudia Celtica Fennica
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 12 Apr 2007


  • politics
  • ideal ruling
  • Arthashastra
  • Audacht Moraind
  • wisdom-literature
  • classifications


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