De Gruyter (2014)

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The ancient Tamil poetic corpus of the Cankam is at the same time a national treasure and a common battle ground for linguists and historians alike. Going back to oral predecessors from about the early first millennium, it became part of a canon, slowly fell into near oblivion and was finally rediscovered and printed in the 19th century. The present study follows up the complex historical process of its transmission through 2000 years.
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ISBN(s) 978-3-11-034089-1   978-3-11-035276-4   3110340895   9783110340891
DOI 10.1515/9783110352764
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