Russian Folk Belief / Edition 1

Russian Folk Belief / Edition 1

3.0 1
by Linda J. Ivanits, Sophie Schiller, Linda J. Ivantis
     
 

A scholarly work that aims to be both broad enough in scope to satisfy upper-division undergraduates studying folk belief and narrative and detailed enough to meet the needs of graduate students in the field. Each of the seven chapters in Part 1 focuses on one aspect of Russian folk belief, such as the pagan background, Christian personages, devils and various other… See more details below

Overview

A scholarly work that aims to be both broad enough in scope to satisfy upper-division undergraduates studying folk belief and narrative and detailed enough to meet the needs of graduate students in the field. Each of the seven chapters in Part 1 focuses on one aspect of Russian folk belief, such as the pagan background, Christian personages, devils and various other logical categories of the topic. The author's thesis - that Russian folk belief represents a "double faith" whereby Slavic pagan beliefs are overlaid with popular Christianity - is persuasive and has analogies in other cultures. The folk narratives constituting Part 2 are translated and include a wide range of tales, from the briefly anecdotal to the more fully developed narrative, covering the various folk personages and motifs explored in Part 1.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873328890
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/30/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
734,744
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

More from this Author

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >