Instructions for Kings: Secular and Clerical Images of Kingship in Early Ireland and Ancient India

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Abstract

Early Irish and Indian sources afford analogous depictions of the ideal ruler and of ideal governance, based not only on the cosmos, social order and justice, topics universally connected with kingship, but also on moral themes. The way the semantics, syntax and subject matter of the Hibern-Latin and vernacular Irish wisdom-texts, as well as of the canonical Buddhist sutras in Pali and the royal inscriptions of Ashoka was adjusted is scrutinised, the ethical dimension, epitomised in the dichotomy justice-righteousness, being seen as a watershed between the old and the new visions of power
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
Number of pages580
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2013

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Sutras
Wisdom
Ireland
Subject Matter
Cosmos
Dichotomy
Kingship
Righteousness
Pali
Governance
Ruler
Social Order
Latin Language
Ancient India
Buddhist
Justice
Syntax
Social Justice

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