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Folk poetry of modern Greece

Author: Roderick Beaton
Publisher: Cambrige : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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Covering 500 years of history and an area stretching from Corsica to Cyprus and north into the Balkans, this is an exploration of a single cultural tradition of folk poetry and songs composed and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roderick Beaton
ISBN: 9780521604208 0521604206
OCLC Number: 981600962
Description: XII, 229 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface; Maps; 1. Introduction; 2. The demotic tradition: the song; 3. Structure of the demotic tradition: the formula; 4. Structure of the demotic tradition: imagery and themes; 5. The emergence of the demotic tradition; 6. Function of the demotic tradition: the songs and history; 7. The songs as myth; 8. One tradition or several?; 9. The historical tradition; 10. Greek folk poetry and writing; Notes; Glossary of Greek words transliterated in the text; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Roderick Beaton.


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