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ORAL EPICS OF CENTRAL ASIA

CHADWICK, Nora and Victor ZHIRMUNSKY

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ISBN 10: 0521070538 / ISBN 13: 9780521070539
Verlag: Cambridge at the University Press, 1969
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Originally published in 1969, this book consists of a revised version of Dr Chadwick's section on the oral literature of the Turkic peoples in The Growth of Literature with supplementary material on the results of research in the Soviet Union by Professor Victor Zhirmunsky. This literature is of the greatest interest and variety, and not excessively 'strange' to readers of European oral literature. It was produced by nomadic peoples with well-developed traditions of narrative heroic poetry. Dr Chadwick paraphrases and analyses the more important epics; and Professor Zhirmunsky adds a study on epic songs and their singers on the processes of oral transmission. This is a fascinating study that will be of particular interest to scholars of comparative literature and of the origins of literature generally; but it should also be read by anthropologists and scholars of folklore.

Inhaltsangabe: Originally published in 1969, this book examines the oral literature of the nomadic Turkic peoples. This is a fascinating study that will be of particular interest to scholars of comparative literature and of the origins of literature generally; but it should also be read by anthropologists and scholars of folklore.

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Titel: ORAL EPICS OF CENTRAL ASIA

Verlag: Cambridge at the University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1969

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