Georges Dumézil

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Georges Dumézil (4 March 1898 – 11 October 1986, Paris) was a French comparative philologist best known for his analysis of sovereignty and power in Proto-Indo-European religion and society. He is considered one of the major contributors to mythography, in particular for his formulation of the trifunctional hypothesis of social class in ancient societies.

Available books from Georges Dumézil

the destiny of a king
gods of the ancient norsemen
the stakes of the warrior

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