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Ethnography and folklore of the Georgia-Chechnya border : images, customs, myths & folk tales of the peripheries

Author: Shorena Kurtsikidze; Vaxtang Čʻikʻovani
Publisher: Muenchen : LINCOM Europa, 2008.
Series: LINCOM studies in anthropology, 09.
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Genre/Form: Anthologie
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shorena Kurtsikidze; Vaxtang Čʻikʻovani
ISBN: 9783895863288 3895863289
OCLC Number: 263962073
Description: xvii, 711 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The last crusaders and their neighbors --
Images from Georgia-Chechnya borderlands, 1970-1990 --
Illustrations --
pt. 2. Georgia's Pankisi Gorge: an ethnographic survey --
Introduction --
Historical background --
Family and kinship structures --
Wedding customs --
Funeral customs --
Customary law --
Blood revenge --
Religious practices --
Other groups in the Pankisi Gorge --
The present day --
Conclusion --
pt. 3. Myths of the crusaders --
1. Kopala, lakhsar and Shubnuri --
2. Kopala shrine of the village of Udzilaurta --
3. Kistauri family shrines: Iakhsar, Kopala, and Pirkushi --
4. Establishing of Kopala in Likocki --
5. The angel of foundation: establishing and fighting with Dev-idols --
6. Defeating of the Devs by the Angel of Foundation, Iakhsar and Kopala --
7. Beliefs about Devs --
8. Establishing of the Karate Jvari-Shrine --
9. Arkhotian stories about Devs --
10. Kopala and Jghana-Beghela --
11. Shubnuri --
12. Pirkushi and Tskarostauli --
13. Stories about Gakhua Megrelauri --
14. The story of Mirianeuli --
15. Nine brothers from Tsipori --
pt. 4. Georgian folktales --
1. Earth demands its own --
2. The hunter --
3. The tale of John Dawn --
4. Black Teimuraz, Sun Teimuraz and Moon Teimuraz --
5. Blue fish --
6. The tale of the Master and the Apprentice --
7. The Tale of the Valley Flower --
8. Apple-man --
9. Three sisters --
10. The Reed Lady --
11. The Sun's daughter --
12. Nine brothers --
13. The Tale of the Clumsy --
14. The Blind Shepherd Dev and the Weaver's apprentice --
15. The Old woman's son --
16. The Tale of the Naked Wolf --
17. The Tale of the King --
18. The Son of the Hunter --
19. The Golden man --
20. The Gazell-lady --
21. The Tale of Helen the Beautiful --
22. The Tale of Usundara --
23. The Magic cup --
24. Sheep's son --
25. The Tush man's son and the King's Son --
26. The Golden-Haired lad --
27. The Tale of the King and his nine sons --
28. The adventures of Mamatsashvili George --
29. The King's son --
30. The Tale of the Poor Man who knew the language of Birds --
31. The hat full of Devs --
32. The Tale of Devtagan and his brother --
33. The Wolf-man --
34. The Tale of the brother and sister --
35. The Serpent-lad --
36. King Muzarbi --
37. John the Wrestler --
38. Hundred-leaves --
39. Amiran --
40. Abesalom and Ether --
Notes --
Sources, glossary, world of Georgian magic tales, major characters of Georgian magic tales --
Further readings on Georgia: Language, literature, folklore, ethnography, archaeology, history, art and travel.
Series Title: LINCOM studies in anthropology, 09.
Responsibility: Shorena Kurtsikidze & Vakhtang Chikovani.

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