ARBMAN, Ernst Gottfrid

ARBMAN, Ernst Gottfrid. Sundsvall 12.4.1891 — Stockholm 16.11.1959. Swedish Scholar of Indology and Comparative Religion. Son of Olof Emanuel A., vicar in Borgsjö, and Marrie Hasselberg, educated in Östersund. Studies at Uppsala: Cand.Theol. 1914, Cand. Philos. 1917, Lic. Philos. 1920. Ph.D. 1922 and Docent at Uppsala Uni­ver­sity (i indisk filologi och religionshistoria). From 1937 Professor of Comparative Religion (allm. religionshistoria) at Stockholm Högskola (later University), retired in 1958. Specialist of Indian and primitive religions.

Publications: Diss. Rudra. Untersuchungen zum altindischen Glauben und Kultus. 313 p. Uppsala 1922; “Untersuchungen zur primitiven Seelenvorstellung mit bes. Rücksicht auf Indien”, Le Monde Oriental 1926, 85-226 & 1927, 1-185; “Tod und Unsterblichkeit im vedischen Glauben”, Archiv für Religionswiss. 25, 1927, 339-387 & 26, 1928, 187-240; “Seele und Mana”, Archiv für Religionswiss. 29, 1931, 293-394.

Many articles about Swedish folk traditions.

Sources: E. B—n, Svenska män och kvinnor 1, 120; Swedish Wikipedia.

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