Georges Dumézil: Theories, Critiques and Theoretical Extensions

  title={Georges Dum{\'e}zil: Theories, Critiques and Theoretical Extensions},
  author={Dean A. Miller},
  pages={27 - 40}
Abstract Georges Dumézil, best known as the deviser of the theory of a tripartite patterning impulse in the cultures making up the Indo-European (I-E) linguistic group, spent sixty years refining this concept, and adding other themes such as the bifurcation of his fonctions and the concept of Interfunctional War. Before his death, his ideas were used to explain I-E patterns in cultural areas such as the Celtic, the Norse-Scandinavian and the Western medieval; since his death, his theorised… Expand