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Of Gods & Men: Studies in Lithuanian Mythology

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With this volume, Greimas gives voice to the cultural memory of his people. He is both storyteller and explicator, deciphering the symbolic world of Lithuanian mythology.

This first English translation of Apie Dievus ir zmones is a brilliant convergence of Greimas's historical and folkloric studies. Greimas examines the origins of ancient deities; discusses the concepts of life and death, fate and fortune; looks at codes used by farmers to organize systems of mutual obligations and implicit contracts; examines pranks and games associated with agrarian seasonal changes; and discusses the semantic reconstruction of the names and functions of several deities.

Emphasizing the historic dimension of myth analysis, Greimas assembles concepts and deities from scattered texts, integrating them into their Lithuanian cultural context. This study of mythology is his archeology of culture.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-225) and indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253326522
Author:
Greimas, Algirdas Julien
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Translator:
Newman, Milda
Author:
Greimas, Algirdas J.
Author:
Newman, Milda
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Mythology, Baltic.
Subject:
Gods, Baltic -- Lithuania.
Subject:
Gods, Baltic
Subject:
Lithuania
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Europe; Folklore and Myth; Theory
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Midland Book
Series Volume:
no.468
Publication Date:
19921231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.69 in

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History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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