Russian Folk Belief

Each of the seven chapters in Part 1 focuses on one aspect of Russian folk belief, such as the pagan background, Christian personages, devils and various other logical categories of the topic.

Author: Linda J. Ivanits

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317460398

Category: Social Science

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A scholarly work that aims to be both broad enough in scope to satisfy upper-division undergraduates studying folk belief and narrative and detailed enough to meet the needs of graduate students in the field. Each of the seven chapters in Part 1 focuses on one aspect of Russian folk belief, such as the pagan background, Christian personages, devils and various other logical categories of the topic. The author's thesis - that Russian folk belief represents a "double faith" whereby Slavic pagan beliefs are overlaid with popular Christianity - is persuasive and has analogies in other cultures. The folk narratives constituting Part 2 are translated and include a wide range of tales, from the briefly anecdotal to the more fully developed narrative, covering the various folk personages and motifs explored in Part 1.
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Ivan the Fool

...the characters and symbolism in Russian fairy tales could be called Origin of the Russian Psyche. ...masterly and extremely readable...

Author: Andreĭ Sini︠a︡vskiĭ

Publisher: Glas New Russian Writting

ISBN: 5717200773

Category: Social Science

Page: 415

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...the characters and symbolism in Russian fairy tales could be called Origin of the Russian Psyche. ...masterly and extremely readable...
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Russian Folk Art

Sokolov , Russian Folklore , pp . 209–10 , describes abductions on horseback and other variants . 45. Dunn and Dunn , The Peasants of Central Russia , pp . 96–97 . 46. Dunn and Dunn , The Peasants of Central Russia , pp .

Author: Alison Hilton

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253327539

Category: Art

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"... a significant contribution to Russian art history in any language. Her book proves invaluable for serious specialists, useful as a textbook for students, and informative for all interested in the subject." -- The Russian Review "The book is a treasure for anyone interested in Russian culture." -- Antique Review "... intelligent, well-written, beautifully edited and handsomely produced... wealth of detail and interpretive perspectives... " -- Canadian Folklore Russian Folk Art describes the traditions, styles, and functions of a broad range of objects made by Russian peasant artists and artisans, from goblets and dippers to clothing and window frames. Abundantly illustrated with examples from Russian museums.
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An Anthology of Russian Folk Epics

Marya the White Swan embodies the idea of death: in Russian folk beliefs the color white is the color of death; the swan is a bird that may be connected with the otherworld; and the bogatyr meets Marya near water—a river may symbolize ...

Author: James Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317476924

Category: Political Science

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An extensive introduction provides basic information about Russian epics, their historical background, their poetics, the history of their collection, their performance context, and their main interpretations. In addition, their is a short introduction to each song, explaining its plot, allusions, and interpretations. A glossary of common terms and a selected bibliography of studies about the Russian epic in English and Russian are also included in the volume.
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Russian Folk Songs

COLLECTIONS Balakirev, Milii A. Sbornik russkikh narodnykh pesen [A Collection of Russian Folk Songs]. Moscow: Muzgiz, 1936. ... Russian Folk Songs [choral arrangements for mixed voices]. ... Ivanits, Linda J. Russian Folk Belief.

Author: Vadim Prokhorov

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461701828

Category: Music

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Provides a basis for understanding the ethnomusicological principles of Russian folk song. In addition to his discussion of the various categories, Prokhorov includes a generous selection of songs arranged for voice and piano, together with texts and translations of the song texts. Anyone interested in this rich repertory of folk song, whether as teacher, singer, or music lover, will find this a rewarding collection.
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Russian Literature and Its Demons

It is commonly argued that in Russia witches were not seen as demonically possessed or inspired ( e.g. Ivanits , Russian Folk Belief , 91-98 , 124 ) , but Ryan , " The Witchcraft Hysteria , " 63-68 , rejects this view , citing instances ...

Author: Pamela Davidson

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571817581

Category: Literary Collections

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Merezhkovsky's bold claim that "all Russian literature is, to a certain degree, a struggle with the temptation of demonism" is undoubtedly justified. And yet, despite its evident centrality to Russian culture, the unique and fascinating phenomenon of Russian literary demonism has so far received little critical attention. This substantial collection fills the gap. A comprehensive analytical introduction by the editor is follwed by a series of fourteen essays, written by eminent scholars in their fields. The first part explores the main shaping contexts of literary demonism: the Russian Orthodox and folk tradition, the demonization of historical figures, and views of art as intrinsically demonic. The second part traces the development of a literary tradition of demonism in the works of authors ranging from Pushkin and Lermontov, Gogol and Dostoevsky, through to the poets and prose writers of modernism (including Blok, Akhmatova, Bely, Sologub, Rozanov, Zamiatin), and through to the end of the 20th century.
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A Devil s Vaudeville

Consider, for example, the popular belief that each individual has his or her own devil at the left shoulder and an angel at the right (Ivanits, Russian Folk Belief, p. 47) and the requirement in popular superstition to face east when ...

Author: William J. Leatherbarrow

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810120495

Category: Literary Criticism

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A study of the 'demonic markers' that run throughout Dostoevsky's fiction, this also explores the narrative and generic implications of the way Dostoevsky inscribed the demonic in his fictional works - implications that point to a new understanding of familiar concepts in the work of this Russian master.
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Gender and Sexuality in Russian Civilization

Interestingly , whereas in the bylina and the folk historical song the ability to down buckets of " green wine " is a ... The loving , giving mother is the supreme female image in Russian folk belief and folklore , just as the maternal ...

Author: Peter I. Barta

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415271304

Category: Social Science

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Gender and Sexuality in Russian Civilisation considers gender and sexuality in modern Russia in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Chapters look individually at gender and sexuality through history, art, folklore, philosophy or literature,but are also arranged into sections according to the arguments they develop. A number of chapters also consider Russia in the Soviet and post-Soviet periods. Thematic sections include: *Gender and Power *Gender and National Identity *Sexual Identity and Artistic Impression *Literary Discourse of Male and Female Sexualities *Sexuality and Literature in Contemporary Russian Society
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The Russian Folktale by Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp

An Anthology ofRussian Folktales. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2009. Ivanits, Linda. Russian Folk Belief. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1989. Miller, FrankJ. Folklorefor Stalin: Russian Folklore and Pseudofolklore ofthe Stalin Era.

Author: Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 081433721X

Category: Fiction

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Vladimir Propp is the Russian folklore specialist most widely known outside Russia thanks to the impact of his 1928 book Morphology of the Folktale-but Morphology is only the first of Propp's contributions to scholarship. This volume translates into English for the first time his book The Russian Folktale, which was based on a seminar on Russian folktales that Propp taught at Leningrad State University late in his life. Edited and translated by Sibelan Forrester, this English edition contains Propp's own text and is supplemented by notes from his students. The Russian Folktale begins with Propp's description of the folktale's aesthetic qualities and the history of the term; the history of folklore studies, first in Western Europe and then in Russia and the USSR; and the place of the folktale in the matrix of folk culture and folk oral creativity. The book presents Propp's key insight into the formulaic structure of Russian wonder tales (and less schematically than in Morphology, though in abbreviated form), and it devotes one chapter to each of the main types of Russian folktales: the wonder tale, the "novellistic" or everyday tale, the animal tale, and the cumulative tale. Even Propp's bibliography, included here, gives useful insight into the sources accessible to and used by Soviet scholars in the third quarter of the twentieth century. Propp's scholarly authority and his human warmth both emerge from this well-balanced and carefully structured series of lectures. An accessible introduction to the Russian folktale, it will serve readers interested in folklore and fairy-tale studies in addition to Russian history and cultural studies.
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An Anthology of Russian Folktales

Bawdy Folktales of Old Russia. Baltimore, 1998. A–T: see Aarne and Thompson. ... An Introduction to the Russian Folktale (CRF Vol. 1), 1999. ———. ... Ivanits, Linda J. Russian Folk Belief. Armonk, NY, 1989. Johns, Andreas. Baba Yaga.

Author: Jack V. Haney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317476900

Category: Business & Economics

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This anthology gathers a broad selection of Russian folktales, legends, and anecdotes, and includes helpful features that make them more accessible and engaging for English-language readers. Editor Jack V. Haney has selected some of the best tales from his seven-volume "Complete Russian Folktale" collection and added examples of anecdotes and the long 'serial tales' told in the far north.The 114 tales included here represent every genre found in the Russian tradition. They date from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries and come from all geographic regions of the Russian-speaking world. The collection is enhanced by a detailed introduction to the folktale and its types, brief introductions to each grouping of tales, head notes with interesting background for individual tales, and a glossary explaining Russian terms.
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An Introduction to the Russian Folktale

Danish Folklore in a European Perspective . Folklore Fellows Communications No. 239. Helsinki . - 1989. “ The Language of Fairy Tales . " In Nordic Folklore . ... Russian Folk Belief . Armonk and London . Ivanov , V.V. 1979.

Author: Jack V. Haney

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765632799

Category: Literary Collections

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This engaging introduction to the Russian folktale considers the origin, structure, and language of folktales; tale-tellers and their audiences; the relationship of folktales to Russian ritual life; and the folktale types that are translated in subsequent volumes of The Complete Russian Folktale.
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Treasury of Folklore Woodlands and Forests

4: Russian Wondertales 2 – Tales of Magic and the Supernatural: 04, Taylor and Francis, 2001 Ivanits, Linda J., Russian Folk Belief, Routledge, 1992, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Russian-Folk-Belief-Linda-Ivanits/dp/0873328892 (accessed ...

Author: Dee Dee Chainey

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849947404

Category: Social Science

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An entertaining and enthralling collection of myths, tales and traditions surrounding our trees, woodlands and forests from around the world. From the dark, gnarled woodlands of the north, to the humid jungles of the southern lands, trees have captured humanity’s imagination for millennia. Filled with primal gods and goddesses, dryads and the fairy tales of old, the forests still beckon to us, offering sanctuary, mystery and more than a little mischievous trickery. From insatiable cannibalistic children hewn from logs, to lumberjack lore, and the spine-chilling legend of Bloody Mary, there is much to be found between the branches. Come into the trees; witches, seductive spirits and big, bad wolves await you. With this book, Folklore Thursday aim to encourage a sense of belonging across all cultures by showing how much we all have in common.
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The Complete Russian Folktale v 1 An Introduction to the Russian Folktale

Danish Folklore in a European Perspective. Folklore Fellows Communications No. 239. ... Mother Russia. The Feminine Myth in Russian Culture, Bloomington and Indianapolis. Isaeva, E.A. 1985. ... Russian Folk Belief Armonk and London.

Author: Jack V. Haney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317457824

Category: Political Science

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This introduction to the Russian folktale considers the origin, structure and language of folktales; tale-tellers and their audiences; the relationship of folktales to Russian ritual life; and the folktale types which are translated in subsequent volumes of The Complete Russian Folktale.
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The Golden Age of Russian Literature and Thought

111–217 and elsewhere, and Linda J. Ivanits, Russian Folk Belief (Armonk, New York and London, 1989) pp. 75–81. Another psychologically curious near suicide is that of the peasant Nikolai who confesses to the murder of the old ...

Author: Derek Offord

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349223107

Category: Philosophy

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The volume contains ten new essays on Russian literature and thought of the classical age (roughly 1820-1880). The essays are based on papers delivered at the Fourth World Congress for Soviet and East European Studies held at Harrogate in July 1990. It strikes a balance between fresh work on major authors (Pushkin, Lermontov, Turgenev and Dostoevsky), important work on hitherto neglected minor authors (Marlinsky, Pisemsky and Boborykin), and studies that relate to thinkers of the period (Chaadaev, Herzen and Bakunin).
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Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platonov

This introduction to The Complete Russian Folktale, published on its own as a small paperback, is also essential ... Russia: The Feminine Myth in Russian Culture (Indiana University Press, 1993) Ivanits, Linda, Russian Folk Belief ...

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Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141392547

Category: Fiction

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'She turned into a frog, into a lizard, into all kinds of other reptiles and then into a spindle' In these tales, young women go on long and difficult quests, wicked stepmothers turn children into geese and tsars ask dangerous riddles, with help or hindrance from magical dolls, cannibal witches, talking skulls, stolen wives, and brothers disguised as wise birds. Half the tales here are true oral tales, collected by folklorists during the last two centuries, while the others are reworkings of oral tales by four great Russian writers: Alexander Pushkin, Nadezhda Teffi, Pavel Bazhov and Andrey Platonov. In his introduction to these new translations, Robert Chandler writes about the primitive magic inherent in these tales and the taboos around them, while in the afterword, Sibelan Forrester discusses the witch Baba Yaga. This edition also includes an appendix, bibliography and notes. Translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler With Sibelan Forrester, Anna Gunin and Olga Meerson
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The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature

Old ways still hang on in rural backwaters, but Russians today have an active contemporary folklore (songs, anecdotes, urban legends and so on), ... Ivanits, Linda J., Russian Folk Belief, Armonk, New York and London: M.E. Sharpe, 1989.

Author: Neil Cornwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134569069

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature is an engaging and accessible guide to Russian writing of the past thousand years. The volume covers the entire span of Russian literature, from the Middle Ages to the post-Soviet period, and explores all the forms that have made it so famous: poetry, drama and, of course, the Russian novel. A particular emphasis is given to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when Russian literature achieved world-wide recognition through the works of writers such as Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Nabokov and Solzhenitsyn. Covering a range of subjects including women's writing, Russian literary theory, socialist realism and émigré writing, leading international scholars open up the wonderful diversity of Russian literature. With recommended lists of further reading and an excellent up-to-date general bibliography, The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature is the perfect guide for students and general readers alike.
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A Handbook of Biblical Reception in Jewish European Christian and Islamic Folklores

Russian Folk Literature: Fairy Tales, Lyric Songs, Epics, Historical Songs, Spiritual Verses. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Dal, Vladimir. 1880. О poveriakh, sueveriiakh i predrassudkakh russkogo naroda [About the Beliefs, Superstitions and ...

Author: Eric Ziolkowski

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110286724

Category: Religion

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This first volume of a two-volume Handbook treats a challenging, largely neglected subject at the crossroads of several academic fields: biblical studies, reception history of the Bible, and folklore studies or folkloristics. The Handbook examines the reception of the Bible in verbal folklores of different cultures around the globe. This first volume, complete with a general Introduction, focuses on biblically-derived characters, tales, motifs, and other elements in Jewish (Mizrahi, Sephardi, Ashkenazi), Romance (French, Romanian), German, Nordic/Scandinavian, British, Irish, Slavic (East, West, South), and Islamic folkloric traditions. The volume contributes to the understanding of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, the New Testament, and various pseudepigraphic and apocryphal scriptures, and to their interpretation and elaboration by folk commentators of different faiths. The book also illuminates the development, artistry, and “migration” of folktales; opens new areas for investigation in the reception history of the Bible; and offers insights into the popular dimensions of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities around the globe, especially regarding how the holy scriptures have informed those communities’ popular imaginations.
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Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art

Sorcery and other forms of magic assumed high importance in Russian folk belief; as Linda Ivanits notes in her seminal study of the subject: “no body of superstitions [...] exerted a greater influence on the psyche of the Russian ...

Author: Louise Hardiman

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781783743414

Category: Art

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In 1911 Vasily Kandinsky published the first edition of ‘On the Spiritual in Art’, a landmark modernist treatise in which he sought to reframe the meaning of art and the true role of the artist. For many artists of late Imperial Russia – a culture deeply influenced by the regime’s adoption of Byzantine Orthodoxy centuries before – questions of religion and spirituality were of paramount importance. As artists and the wider art community experimented with new ideas and interpretations at the dawn of the twentieth century, their relationship with ‘the spiritual’ – broadly defined – was inextricably linked to their roles as pioneers of modernism. This diverse collection of essays introduces new and stimulating approaches to the ongoing debate as to how Russian artistic modernism engaged with questions of spirituality in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Ten chapters from emerging and established voices offer new perspectives on Kandinsky and other familiar names, such as Kazimir Malevich, Mikhail Larionov, and Natalia Goncharova, and introduce less well-known figures, such as the Georgian artists Ucha Japaridze and Lado Gudiashvili, and the craftswoman and art promoter Aleksandra Pogosskaia. Prefaced by a lively and informative introduction by Louise Hardiman and Nicola Kozicharow that sets these perspectives in their historical and critical context, Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives enriches our understanding of the modernist period and breaks new ground in its re-examination of the role of religion and spirituality in the visual arts in late Imperial Russia. Of interest to historians and enthusiasts of Russian art, culture, and religion, and those of international modernism and the avant-garde, it offers innovative readings of a history only partially explored, revealing uncharted corners and challenging long-held assumptions.
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Russian Traditional Culture Religion Gender and Customary Law

For Ivan the Fool stories, see A Afanasyev, Russian Fairy Tales (New York: Pantheon, 1945); and Alex E. Alexander, Russian Folklore: An Anthology in English Translation (Belmont: Nordland, 1974). See also E. M. Meletinskii, ...

Author: Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315288437

Category: Social Science

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The resurgence of national and historical awareness among the people of what was once the USSR has been nowhere stronger than among the Russians themselves. Some of the larger projects of rediscovery amount to a reinterpretation of traditional culture. This carefully annotated collection of recent studies of Russian folk religion, village organization and family life, including the rituals associated with childbirth, special attention to women's roles and to the specificity of Siberia in Russian culture, will be a revelation to a wide array of readers. It is intended for use not only in anthropology departments but more widely interdisciplinary courses in Russian studies, peasant studies and women's studies.
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Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology

Variations: Bainikha In northern Russian folklore Bannaia was the wife of the evil spirit of the bathhouse, BANNIK. Sources: lvanits, Russian Folk Belief, 59', Rose, Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins, 32', Ryan, ...

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786471119

Category: Social Science

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Fairies have been revered and feared, sometimes simultaneously, throughout recorded history. This encyclopedia of concise entries, from the A-senee-ki-waku of northeastern North America to the Zips of Central America and Mexico, includes more than 2,500 individual beings and species of fairy and nature spirits from a wide range of mythologies and religions from all over the globe.
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