Title Manifestations of the Devil in Estonian Folk Religion (Folklore Fellows Communications 276)
Book Condition New
Publisher Helsinki, Finland Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia (Academia Scientiarum Fennica)/Bookstore Tiedekirja 2001
951410885X / 9789514108853
Seller ID 113859
This empirical study of the Devil in the collections of the Estonian Folklore Archives, reflecting the world of belief inhabited by the Estonians in the 19th and 20th centuries, is also a book about suspicion and fear in everyday life. It describes how religious folklore has drawn borders between the human and the non-human, how it has modelled the Other, the supernatural and social evil. As a study of folk narrative, and legends in particular, it mainly discusses variation at the level of motif with special reference to the visual guises of the Devil. These are projected against the backcloth of international folklore and demonological treatises on Christianity. Printed Pages: 217.
Manifestations of the Devil in Estonian Folk Religion (Folklore Fellows Communications 276) Ülo Valk