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dc.contributor.advisorGarza, Thomas J.en
dc.creatorRoberts, Jason Edwarden
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-10T16:55:50Zen
dc.date.available2012-02-10T16:55:50Zen
dc.date.issued2011-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-12-4605en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractA wealth of East Slavic folklore has been collected throughout Russia, Ukraine, and Belorussia over a period of more than a hundred years. Among the many examinations that have been conducted on the massive corpus of legends, fabulates, memorates, and charms is an attempt to gain some understanding of indigenous East Slavic religion. Unfortunately, such examination of these materials has been overwhelmingly guided by political agenda and cultural bias. As early as 1938, Yuri Sokolov suggested in his book, Russian Folklore, that some of Russia’s folk practices bore a remarkable resemblance to shamanic practices, commenting specifically on a trance like state which some women induced in themselves by means of an whirling dance. This thesis explains the historical bias against a comparison of East Slavic folklore with shamanism; offers a brief anthropological review of shamanism and conducts a minimal comparison of elements of Russian folklore with the sine qua non definitions of two experts on the subject of shamanism.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectFolkloreen
dc.subjectRussian folkloreen
dc.subjectShamanismen
dc.subjectRussian shamanismen
dc.titleEvidence of shamanism in Russian folkloreen
dc.date.updated2012-02-10T16:55:57Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-12-4605en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJordan, Bella B.en
dc.description.departmentSlavic and Eurasian Studiesen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentSlavic and Eurasian Studiesen
thesis.degree.disciplineSlavic Languages and Literaturesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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