The Indo-European Cattle-Raiding Myth

  title={The Indo-European Cattle-Raiding Myth},
  author={Bruce Lincoln},
  journal={History of Religions},
  pages={42 - 65}
  • B. Lincoln
  • Published 1 August 1976
  • History
  • History of Religions
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