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Science  28 Sep 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5846, pp. 1868-1869
DOI: 10.1126/science.1141619

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Aryan Idols. Indo-European Mythology as Ideology and Science. By Stefan Arvidsson. Translated from the Swedish () by Sonia Wichmann. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2006. 366 pp. $55, £35. ISBN 9780226028606.

Examining two centuries of scholarship on Indo-European religion and mythology, Arvidsson explores the effects of the idea of an ancient, unified lineage.