Legends of the Caucasus by David Hunt

By David Hunt

The Caucasus has an exceptionally wealthy people literature, nearly unknown between English audio system, along with myths, legends, magical stories, anecdotes and proverbs. the only hundred and one legends incorporated during this booklet replicate the cultures of fourteen assorted ethnic teams - their dynamism and the concerns that involved them: survival opposed to exterior hazards, the danger of hunger and the endurance of the kinfolk or extended family as a coordinated crew. Descended from an oral culture, a lot in their wisdom was once retained in stories and handed down the generations. but, with the creation of the alphabet, the lifestyle they painting is quickly changing into extinct. An incomparable assortment, Legends of the Caucasus conveys the poetry and romance of those rapidly vanishing tribes. 'This e-book has introduced into gentle a few of the hidden treasures of the Caucasus … an enormous contribution not just to the learn of the Caucasus, but additionally to international folklore.' John Colarusso, McMaster college, Canada 'Inventive and meticulous in rendering the extreme people poetry of the numerous countries of the Caucasus … [This is] crucial examining for a person looking an perception into the cultures of the Caucasus.' Donald Rayfield, Queen Mary collage of London, UK

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