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By Thomas V. Gamkrelidze, Vjaceslav V. Ivanov

"Gamkrelidze and Ivanov's wide-ranging and interdisciplinary paintings, fantastically translated from Russian, is a needs to for each scholar of Indo-European prehistory. Its erudition is unsurpassed, and its unorthodox conclusions are a continual challenge." Prof. Dr. Martin Haspelmath, Max-Planck-Institut fur Evolutionare Anthropologie The authors suggest a revision of perspectives on a few imperative problems with Indo-European reports. in response to findings of typology, they recommend a brand new research of the phonological procedure of Proto-Indo-European (the 'Glottalic Theory'); they provide novel assumptions concerning the relative chronology of adjustments in PIE vowels and laryngeals. Their conclusions are in comparison with info from Proto-Kartvelian. within the moment a part of the e-book, semantically geared up presentation of fabric from the lexicon is mixed with analyses of using kinds and formulae in a greatly outlined cultural context. back similarities with houses of essentially Kartvelian and Semitic are defined , and prolonged shut contacts with those language households are postulated. This unavoidably ends up in an offer to put the hypothetical Urheimat of the Indo-Europeans within the sector south of the Caucasus. quantity and II of the unique Russian variation were mixed within the English model as half I; the Bibliography and Indexes are released as half II.

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627 Culture-historical data on the spread of wheeled vehicles among the early Indo-Europeans. Vehicles among the Hittites . 6. 1 0. Wheeled carriages in Southwest Asian burial rites . . . . 6. 1 1 . Wheel, charioteer, and wheeled carriage in Indo-Iranian tradition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. 1 2. Covered wagons among the Indo-Iranians . . . . . . . 6. 1 3 . Wheeled vehicles and chariots in ancient Greek tradition . . 6. 14. The ritual role of the chariot in Ancient European traditions .

2. 1 . The transfonnation of the ancient dual social organization . 2. The rise of three or four social classes in the individual historical Indo-European societies . . . . . . . . . . 3. The chronology of the rise of the three social classes in the individual historical societies; the problem of tripartite structure in Indo-European society and mythology . . . 4. The reorganization of the ancient marriage and affinal relations and the rise of endogamy in the individual historical societies .

650 . . . . . . . 655 . . . . . . . 656 Hospitality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 657 The general word for exchange: *t'oH- Other Indo-European words for exchange The ancient Indo-Europeans' system of marriage relations and kinship by marriage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. 1 . Marriage as exchange of women. The earliest IndoEuropean terminology for marriage relations . . . . . . 2. 3. Abduction as the earliest form of marriage .

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