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Title:
Polish traditional folklore : the magic of time
Author:
Brzozowska-Krajka, Anna.
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Publication Information:
Boulder : East European Monographs ; New York : Distributed by Columbia University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780880333955
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This volume on Polish and Slavic scholarship on folk segmentation and the symbolism of time applies cross-disciplinary methodologies - from religious studies, anthropology, psychology, philosophy and cultural studies - to several oral and written folktales. The detailed analysis of Polish and Slavic folklore concentrates primarily on magico-religious behaviours as they are practiced and analyzed in everyday life.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Chapter I Time and order. Bi-dimensional structure of folk temporalityp. 7
Chapter II The cosmogonic myth and the folkloric opposition of Night-Dayp. 27
Chapter III Civitas Dei and Civitas Diaboli, or diurnal active symbols and nocturnal inactive symbolsp. 51
Chapter IV The magic of a good beginning--the mediating structure of daybreakp. 73
Chapter V Apparently reversed symmetry--the mediating structure of nightfallp. 115
Chapter VI The time of the center and the Superior Realm (the midday culmination)p. 153
Chapter VII Between fear and hope (the midnight culmination)p. 183
Chapter VIII Natural markers of organization of time and the folkloric vision of temporal artifactsp. 213
Conclusionp. 227
Sources and their abbreviationsp. 231
Select bibliographyp. 237
Index of namesp. 253

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