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Legends of the Caucasus

Author: David Hunt
Publisher: London : Saqi, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Caucasus has an extremely rich folk literature, almost unknown among English speakers, which includes myths, legends, magical tales and proverbs. The one hundred legends included in this volume reflect the cultures of fourteen ethnic groups - their dynamism and the matters that concerned them: survival against external dangers, the risk of starvation and the persistence of the family or clan as a coordinated  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hunt
ISBN: 9780863564734 0863564739
OCLC Number: 756580447
Description: 374 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Historical-political legends --
Resistance to foreign invaders --
Resistance to feudal oppression --
Rustling, stealing of animals --
Warriors, including blood revenge --
Hunting --
Legends about shepherds, including cyclops legends --
Abundance --
Family and personal honour --
Relations within the family --
Religion and relations with the dead --
Prometheus legends.
Responsibility: [compiled and translated by] David Hunt.
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An incomparable collection, Legends of the Caucasus conveys the poetry and romance of these swiftly vanishing tribes.  Read more...

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'David Hunt's book has brought into the light some of the hidden treasures of the Caucasus, a region that has been largely unknown in the West except for its recent turmoil and wars. Hunt has given Read more...

 
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