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Olivelle, Patrick

Overview
Works: 70 works in 421 publications in 3 languages and 16,925 library holdings
Genres: Sources  History  Poetry  Biographical poetry  Religious poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Sacred books 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Other, Creator
Classifications: KNS127.3.A4, 294.59218
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Most widely held works by Patrick Olivelle
Dharmasūtras : the law codes of Āpastamba, Gautama, Baudhāyana, and Vasiṣṭha by Patrick Olivelle( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The law codes of ancient India"--Cover
Saṃnyāsa Upaniṣads : Hindu scriptures on asceticism and renunciation by Patrick Olivelle( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first readable and accurate translation of twenty of the most authoritative Hindu documents pertaining to ascetic ideals and the ascetic way of life, this text opens to students a major source for the study of the Hindu ascetical institution and of the historical changes they underwent during a period of a thousand years or more
Pañcatantra : the book of India's folk wisdom by Patrick Olivelle( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'Pañcatantra' is the most famous collection of fables in India and was one of the earliest Indian books to be translated into Western languages. It teaches the principles of good government and public policy through the medium of animal tales
The āśrama system : the history and hermeneutics of a religious institution by Patrick Olivelle( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the Asrama system, a Hindu construct consisting of four legitimate ways of leading a religious life. The author traces its early history and explains how Asrama gradually established connections with other Hindu religious institutions to emerge as a central tenet of the Hindu dharma
Life of the Buddha by Aśvaghoṣa( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Sanskrit and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Buddhist monk Ashva-ghosha composed his elegant biographical and religious poem in the first or second century CE, probably in the city of Ayodhya. Importantly, this is the earliest extent text of the Sanskrit genre of "literature as a fine art" (kavya)." "Fourteen cantos take the reader from the birth of Siddhartha, the future Buddha, to his Awakening when he discovered the truths of Buddhism. The remainder of the composition, lost in the original Sanskrit, is here summarized from its Chinese and Tibetan translations. The most poignant scenes on the young prince's path to Awakening are the three occasions when he is confronted by the realities of human sickness, old age, and death, while at home he is continuously seduced by the transient charms of the women deployed by his father to keep him from the spiritual path." "A creative artist of the highest order, Ashva-ghosha's aim is not pure entertainment but deep instruction. His mission is to present the Buddha's teaching as itself the culmination of the Brahmanical tradition."--BOOK JACKET
The early Upanisads : annotated text and translation by Patrick Olivelle( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Sanskrit and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the full edition of the early Upanisads, the central scriptures of Hinduism. Featuring Patrick Olivelle's acclaimed new English translation (Oxford, 1996), it also includes the complete Sanskrit text, as well as variant readings, scholarly emendations, and explanations of Olivelle's choices of particular readings. The volume also contains a concordance of the two recensions of the Brhadaranyaka Upanisad, and an extensive bibliography
The law code of Manu by Manu( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manu's code of law : a critical edition and translation of the Manava-Dharmasastra by Manu( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Sanskrit and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Law of Manu is the most authoritative and the best-known legal text of ancient India. Famous for two thousand years it still generates controversy, with Manu's verses being cited in support of the oppression of women and members of the lower castes. A seminal Hindu text, the Law Code is important for its classic description of so many social institutions which have come to be identified with Indian society. It deals with the relationships between social and ethnic groups, between men and women, the organization of the state and the judicial system, reincarnation, the workings of karma, and all aspects of the law." "Patrick Olivelle's lucid translation is the first to be based on his critically edited text, and it incorporates the most recent scholarship on ancient Indian history, law, society, and religion."--Jacket
The five discourses on worldly wisdom by Viṣṇuśarman( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and Sanskrit and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is a new Clay Sanskrit Library translation of The Five Discourses on Worldly Wisdom, well known also by its Sanskrit title as the "Pancatantra." The king despairs of his idle sons, so he hires a learned brahmin who promises to make their lessons in statecraft unmissable. The brahmin's lessons are disguised as short stories, featuring animal protagonists." "The Five Discourses on Worldly Wisdom is the book of India's folk wisdom, teaching the principles of good government and public policy through the medium of delightful stories and pithy proverbs. Its positive attitude towards life and its advocacy of ambition, enterprise, and drive counters any preconception of passivity and other-worldliness in ancient Indian society."--Jacket
Rules and regulations of Brahmanical asceticism : Yatidharmasamuccaya of Yādava Prakāśa by Yādavaprakāśa( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Sanskrit and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the empires : society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law code of Viṣṇu : a critical edition and annotated translation of the Vaiṣṇava-Dharmaśāstra( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Law Code of Visnu (Vaisnava-Dharmasastra) is one of the latest of the ancient Indian legal texts composed around the seventh century CE in Kashmir. Both because the Vaishnava-Dharmasastra is the only Dharmasastra that can be geographically located and because it introduces some interesting and new elements into the discussion of Dharmasastric topics, this is a document of interest both to scholars of Indian legal literature and to cultural historians of India, especially of Kashmir. The new elements include the first Dharmasastric evidence for a wife burning herself at her husband's cremation and the intrusion of devotional religion (bhakti) into Dharmasastras. This volume contains a critical edition of the Sanskrit text based on fifteen manuscripts, an annotated English translation, and an introduction evaluating its textual history, its connections to previous Dharmasastras, its date and provenance, its structure and content, and the use made of it by later medieval writers."--Publisher's website
Language, texts, and society explorations in ancient Indian culture and religion by Patrick Olivelle( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection brings together the research papers of Patrick Olivelle, published over a period of about ten years. The unifying theme of these studies is the search for historical context and developments hidden within words and texts
Religion and identity in South Asia and beyond : essays in honor of Patrick Olivelle by Steven E Lindquist( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together sixteen articles on the religions, literatures and histories of South and Central Asia in tribute to Patrick Olivelle, one of North America's leading Sanskritists and historians of early India. An exceptionally prolific scholar, Olivelle's best-known works include 'Manu's Code of Law (2005), 'The Early Upanisads' (1998) and 'The Āśrama System' (1993). Over the last four decades, the focus of his scholarship has been on the ascentic and legal traditions of India, but his work as both a researcher and a teacher extends beyond early Indian religion and literature. [Title] is a testament to that influence. The contributions in this volume, many by former students of Olivelle, are committed to linguistic and historical rigor, combined with sensitivity to how the study of Asia has been changing over the last few decades. Several of the essays examine the construction of religious and cultural identity (whether among Brahmins, Buddhists, Dalits, or Muslims), while others are concerned particularly with problems of historical reconstruction and textual interpretation."--P [4] of cover
A dharma reader : classical Indian law by Patrick Olivelle( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Dharma Reader traces the definition, epistemology, procedure, and process of Indian law from the third century B.C.E. to the middle ages. Its breadth captures the centuries-long struggle by Indian thinkers to theorize law in a multiethnic and pluralist society. The volume includes new and accessible translations of key texts, notes that explain the significance and chronology of selections, and a comprehensive introduction that summarizes the development of various disciplines in intellectual-historical terms."--Provided by publisher
Ascetics and Brahmins : studies in ideologies and institutions by Patrick Olivelle( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together a variety of Patrick Olivelle's papers on Indian ascetical institutions and ideologies that have been published over the past thirty or so years. Asceticism represents a major strand in the religious and cultural history of India, providing some of the most creative elements within Indian religions and philosophies. Most of the major religions, such as Buddhism, Jainism, and the religious philosophies both within these new religions and in the Brahmanical tradition, were created by world-renouncing ascetics. Ascetical institutions and ideologies developed in a creative tension with other religious institutions that stressed the centrality of family, procreation and society, and it is this tension that has articulated many of the central features of Indian religion and culture. The papers collected in this volume seek to locate Indian ascetical traditions within their historical, political and ideological contexts."--Publisher's website
The Arthaśāstra : selections from the classic Indian work on statecraft by Kauṭalya( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only extant treatise on statecraft from classical India, the Arthasastra is an invaluable resource for understanding ancient South Asian political thought; it also provides a comprehensive and unparalleled panoramic view of Indian society during the period between the Maurya (320-185 BCE) and Gupta (320-497 CE) empires
The Dharmasutras : the law codes of ancient India by Patrick Olivelle( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dharmasutras are the four surviving works of the ancient Indian expert tradition on the subject of dharma, or the rules of behaviour a community recognizes as binding on its members. Written in a pithy and aphoristic style and representing the culmination of a long tradition of scholarship, the Dharmasutras record intense disputes and divergent views on such subjects as the education of the young and their rites of passage, ritual procedures and religious ceremonies, marriage and marital rights and obligations, dietary restrictions, the right professions for and the proper interaction betw
 
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Saṃnyāsa Upaniṣads : Hindu scriptures on asceticism and renunciation
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Olivelle, J. Patrick

Olivelle, J. Patrick 1942-

Olivelle, Joseph P. 1942-

Olivelle Joseph Patrick

Olivelle, Joseph Patrick 1942-

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Saṃnyāsa Upaniṣads : Hindu scriptures on asceticism and renunciationPañcatantra : the book of India's folk wisdomThe āśrama system : the history and hermeneutics of a religious institutionLife of the BuddhaThe early Upanisads : annotated text and translationThe law code of ManuManu's code of law : a critical edition and translation of the Manava-DharmasastraThe five discourses on worldly wisdom