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Published by New York University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Cultural studies,
  • Customs & folklore,
  • History of religion,
  • Myths & mythology,
  • Reference works,
  • Social life and customs,
  • General,
  • Balkan Peninsula - History,
  • Mythology,
  • Sociology,
  • Religious life and customs,
  • Religion,
  • Albania,
  • Folklore & Mythology,
  • History / Europe / Eastern,
  • Dictionaries,
  • Europe - General,
  • Reference,
  • Folklore

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8044864M
ISBN 100814722148
ISBN 109780814722145

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Robert Elsie. A dictionary of Albanian religion, mythology and folk culture. ISBN Hurst & Company, London pp. The presence of the Albanians in southeastern Europe has been documented for about a thousand years now, but their roots go back much further into the mists of antiquity. This dictionary makes available for the first time a broad range of knowledge unknown or little-known to the western world, and indeed much information that is now lost to present-day Albanians. As such, it serves as a basic work of reference for readers and scholars specialising in the societies of the Balkans, th study of religious and anthropology. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Dictionary of Albanian Religion, Mythology and Folk Culture at Read honest 5/5.   The Dictionary Of Albanian Religion, Mythology And Folk Culture book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This dictionary makes avai /5.

The Dictionary of Albanian Religion, Mythology, and Folk Culture makes available for the first time a wealth of knowledge about Albanian popular belief and folk customs. Alphabetical entries shed light on blood feuding, figures of Albanian mythology, religious beliefs, communities, and sects, calendar feasts and. The Dictionary of Albanian Religion, Mythology, and Folk Culture makes available for the first time a wealth of knowledge about Albanian popular belief and folk customs. Alphabetical entries shed light on blood feuding, figures of Albanian mythology, religious beliefs, communities, and sects, calendar feasts and rituals, and popular 5/5(1). : The Dictionary of Albanian Religion, Mythology and Folk Culture () by Elsie, Robert and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(8). Albanian folk culture and religion suffered dreadfully at the hands of the Stalinist regime of Enver Hoxha. This dictionary seeks to rescue for posterity many practices and beliefs which were, or were nearly, extinguished during the years of isolation and repression.

Albanian folk beliefs (Albanian: besimet popullore shqiptare) comprise the beliefs expressed in the customs, rituals, myths, legends and tales of the Albanian elements of Albanian mythology are of Paleo-Balkanic origin and almost all of them are pagan. Albanian folklore evolved over the centuries in a relative isolated tribal culture and society. Get this from a library! A dictionary of Albanian religion, mythology, and folk culture. [Robert Elsie]. book A dictionary of Albanian religion, mythology, and folk culture Robert Elsie Published in in London by HurstCited by: The Dictionary of Albanian Religion, Mythology, and Folk Culturemakes available for the first time a wealth of knowledge about Albanian popular belief and folk customs. Alphabetical entries shed light on blood feuding, figures of Albanian mythology, religious beliefs, communities, and sects, calendar feasts and rituals, and popular.