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An Anthology of Russian Folk Epics

1st Edition

By James Bailey

Routledge

411 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

I. Epics about the Oldest Heroes; 1. Volkh Vseslavyevich; 2. Svyatogor; II. Kievan Cycle; Epics about Ilya Muromets; 3. Ilya Muromets and Nightingale the Robber; 4. Ilya Muromets and Falconer; 5. Ilya Muromets and Kalin Tsar; 6. Ilya Muromets Quarrels with Prince Vladimir; Epics about Dobrynia; 7. Dobrynya and the Dragon; 8. Dobrynya and Marinka; 9. Dobrynya Nikitich and Vasily Kazimirovich; Epics about Aliosha Popovich; 10. Alyosha Popovich, Yekim His Squire, and Tugarin; 11. Dobrynya and Alyosha Popovich; Epics about Other Kievan Heroes; 12. Mikhailo Potyk; 13. Ivan Godinovich; 14. Dunai; 15. Solovei Budimirovich; 16. Vasily Ignatyev; 17. Churila Plyonkovich; 18. Dyuk Stepanovich; 19. Stavr Godinovich; 20. Khoten Bludovich; III. Novgorod Cycle; 21. Sadko; 22. Vasily Buslayev; 23. Vasily Buslayev Travels to Jerusalem; IV. Epics with Biblical or Religious Subjects; 24. Tsar Solomon and Vasily Okulovich; 25. Forty Pilgrims and One; V. Historical Songs of the Sixteenth Century; 26. Ivan the Terrible and His Sons; 27. Kostryuk; VI. Skomoroshina; 28. Agafonushka; 29. About the Merchant Terenty; VII. Ballad; 30. The Mother of Prince Mikhailo Kills His Wife.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General