Allen, N. J.. The Indo-European prehistory of "yoga"

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The Indo-European prehistory of "yoga"

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph International journal of Hindu studies -- Vol. 2, no. 1

Published By: Original publisher International journal of Hindu studies -- Vol. 2, no. 1 Quebec: World Heritage Press. 1998. 1-20 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication N. J. Allen

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Vedic (AQ47)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Comparative evidence (171); Verbal arts (5310); Mythology (773); Historical reconstruction (174); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Ritual (788);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work compares the Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata with the Greek epic the Odyssey to learn more about Hindu culture and religion. The heroes of each, Arjuna and Odysseus, show many similarities and the author proposes that they arose from the same proto-hero of an oral proto-narrative. The proto-myth was probably a shamanistic journey that was acted out in a ritual, partly to explain and justify ancestral yogic practices.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. aq47-002

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 18-20)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document Not applicable

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Indiologist -4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry; 2014

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 3900-2000 BP

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) India and Greece

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Indus civilization

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