Sacred Books of the East

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An influential 49-volume series of 19th-century translations of religious texts into English (still in print), produced for the Clarendon Press, Oxford, between 1879 and 1904. Begun under the editorship of Max Müller, nearly half the volumes are taken up with Hindu works, notably: selected Upaniṣads (trans. Müller), the Dharma Sūtras (‘The Sacred Laws of the Āryas’, trans. Bühler), the Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa (trans. Eggeling), Manusmṛti (‘The Laws of Manu’, trans. Bühler), and the Vedānta Sūtras with the commentaries of Śaṅkara and Rāmānuja (both trans. Thibaut), as well as some Vedic hymns (trans. Oldenberg).

Subjects: Hinduism.

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