The Slavic myths
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London : Thames & Hudson, 2023.
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9780500025017, 0500025010
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Published
London : Thames & Hudson, 2023.
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Book
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239 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps ; 24 cm
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English
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9780500025017, 0500025010

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-235) and index.
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"In the first collection of Slavic myths for an international readership, Noah Charney and Svetlana Slapšak expertly weave together the ancient stories with nuanced analysis to illuminate their place at the heart of Slavic tradition. While Slavic cultures are far-ranging, comprised of East Slavs (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus), West Slavs (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland), and South Slavs (the countries of former Yugoslavia plus Bulgaria), they are connected by tales of adventure and magic with roots in a common lore. In the world of Slavic mythology we find petulant deities, demons and fairies, witches, and a supreme god who can hurl thunderbolts. Gods gather under the World Tree, reminiscent of Norse mythology's Yggdrasill. The vampire--usually the only Serbo-Croatian word in any foreign-language dictionary--and the werewolf both emerge from Slavic belief. In their careful analysis and sensitive reconstructions of the myths, Charney and Slapšak unearth the Slavic beliefs before their distortion first by Christian chroniclers and then by nineteenth-century scholars seeking origin stories for their newborn nation states. They reveal links not only to the neighboring pantheons of Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Scandinavia, but also the belief systems of indigenous peoples of Australia, the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Specially commissioned illustrations inspired by traditional Eastern and European folk art bring the stories and their cultural landscape to life." -- from Amazon.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Charney, N., & Slapšak, S. (2023). The Slavic myths . Thames & Hudson.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Charney, Noah and Svetlana, Slapšak. 2023. The Slavic Myths. Thames & Hudson.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Charney, Noah and Svetlana, Slapšak. The Slavic Myths Thames & Hudson, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Charney, Noah,, and Svetlana Slapšak. The Slavic Myths Thames & Hudson, 2023.

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