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By Linda J. Ivanits

A scholarly paintings that goals to be either large adequate in scope to meet upper-division undergraduates learning folks trust and narrative and specified sufficient to fulfill the wishes of graduate scholars within the box. all the seven chapters partly 1 makes a speciality of one point of Russian people trust, akin to the pagan history, Christian personages, devils and numerous different logical different types of the subject. The author's thesis - that Russian folks trust represents a "double religion" wherein Slavic pagan ideals are overlaid with renowned Christianity - is persuasive and has analogies in different cultures. the folks narratives constituting half 2 are translated and contain quite a lot of stories, from the in short anecdotal to the extra absolutely constructed narrative, overlaying a number of the folks personages and motifs explored partially 1.

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