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CHAPTER 1: GENERAL INTRODUCTION
The Objectives of the Monograph
The Organization of the Monograph
Definitions and Presuppositions
Oral and Written History
The Reliability of the Historio-linguistic Texts
Folklore
Religion and Mythology
The Method of Comparative Analysis
Table 1
CHAPTER 2: THE LATVIANS, THEIR LANGUAGE, AND THE DAINAS
Introduction
The Recollections of Ancient Historians-Travellers
The Balts and Their Languages
The Recovering and Publication of the Dainas
The Survival of the Dainas
The Contribution of Kr. Barons
The Contribution of Michel Jonval
Dainas: Ethnographic Selection
The Mytho-poetic Language of the Dainas
Myth and Dainas
The Interpretation and Translation of the Dainas
Lévi-Strauss and Latvian Mytho-Poetics
CHAPTER 3: THE VEDAS
The Vedas – An Overwiew
The Vedic Mythology
Vedic Ideology and Rituals (two examples)
Reciprocity
Vedic ‘*rta’
CHAPTER 4: THE CIRCULATION OF THE VITAL FLUID
The Latvian Poetic Material
Pērkons, Sons of Dievs, Daughters of Saule
The Selection of Dainas Used for the Comparative Analysis
Dievs, Pērkons, Māra
The Circulation of Rain/Water
The Mantle, the Stone, the Colt of Stone
Metathesis
Examples of the Results of the Preceding Analysis
The Vedic Poetic Material
The Deities of the Rg-Veda
The Earth
The Comparative Analysis
The Celestial Beings
The Terrestrial Beings
The Cognats: the Names and Words
TABLE 2
CHAPTER 5: THE BROADENED MAIN THEME OF THE MONOGRAPH
The Danubian Scene
From Europe to the Indus Valley
The Arrival of the Indo-Europeans in Europe
Te area of the Baltic river names
The Origin and Evolution of the Danubian Culture
The Historio-Linguistic Scene
The Historical – Geographical Scene
From Europe to Anatolia
A Brief Review
Linguistic Factors
The Indo-Aryans
Geographic Factors
The Proto-Indo-Europeans
CHAPTER 6: DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS
The Historical Setting
The New Perspective
The Status of the Dainas and the Vedic Hymns
Matriarchy and the Danubians
Chronology
The New Hypothesis
A Review of the Proposed Themes
NOTES
APPENDIX
The Gods: A Reflection on Transposition
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Selected Etymological Dictionaries
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The Origin of the Baltic and Vedic Languages

The Origin of the Baltic and Vedic Languages

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The following commentaries regard the edition of Latvian Dainas and Vedic Hymns, published in Latvian. This monograph presents a broadened scope and discussion of Baltic and Vedic languages.
The following commentaries regard the edition of Latvian Dainas and Vedic Hymns, published in Latvian. This monograph presents a broadened scope and discussion of Baltic and Vedic languages.

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