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Mother Russia : the feminine myth in Russian culture

Author: Joanna Hubbs
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1993, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Midland Book edView all editions and formats
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A ground-breaking interpretation of Russian culture from prehistory to the present, dealing with the feminine myth as a central cultural force

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Hubbs
ISBN: 0253208424 9780253208422 0253338603 9780253338600
OCLC Number: 29539185
Description: xvii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction Russia as Mother Part One: Mothers Chapter One: The First Mothers Chapter Two: Reconstructing the Russian Great Goddess: Rusalki and Baba Yaga Chapter Three: Reconstructing the Russian Great Goddess: Mother Earth Chapter Four: The Coming of Christianity: Mary and Paraskeva-Piatnitsa Part Two: MothersO Sons Chapter Five: Epic Heroes and Disobedient Sons Chapter Six: From Saintly Son to Autocratic Father: The Myth of the Ruler Chapter Seven: Pushkin and Other Champions from the Intelligentsia Conclusion: The Mother as Russia Notes Selected Bibliography Index Illustrations follow p. 123
Responsibility: Joanna Hubbs.

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"Joanna Hubbs has found the trace of Baba Yaga and the rusalki and Moist Mother Earth and other fascinating feminine myths in Russian culture, and has added richly to the growing interest in popular Read more...

 
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