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The Resource Tales of the Narts : ancient myths and legends of the Ossetians, edited by John Colarusso and Tamirlan Salbiev ; translated by Walter May

Tales of the Narts : ancient myths and legends of the Ossetians, edited by John Colarusso and Tamirlan Salbiev ; translated by Walter May

Label
Tales of the Narts : ancient myths and legends of the Ossetians
Title
Tales of the Narts
Title remainder
ancient myths and legends of the Ossetians
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Colarusso and Tamirlan Salbiev ; translated by Walter May
Contributor
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Nart sagas are to the Caucasus what Greek mythology is to Western civilization. Tales of the Narts presents a wide selection of fascinating tales preserved as a living tradition among the peoples of Ossetia in southern Russia, a region where ethnic identities have been maintained for thousands of years in the face of major cultural upheavals. A mythical tribe of tall, nomad warriors, the Narts were courageous, bold, and good-hearted. But they were also capable of cruelty, envy, and forceful measures to settle disputes. In this wonderfully vivid and accessible compilation of stories, colorful and exciting heroes, heroines, villains, and monsters pursue their destinies though a series of peculiar exploits, often with the intervention of ancient gods. The world of the Narts can be as familiar as it is alien, and the tales contain local themes as well as echoes of influence from diverse lands. The ancestors of the Ossetians once roamed freely from eastern Europe to western China, and their myths exhibit striking parallels with ancient Indian, Norse, and Greek myth. The Nart sagas may also have formed a crucial component of the Arthurian cycle. Tales of the Narts further expands the canon of this precious body of lore and demonstrates the passion and values that shaped the lives of the ancient Ossetians
Cataloging source
UAB
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Colarusso, John
  • Salbiev, Tamirlan
  • May, Walter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ossetes
  • Tales
  • Tales
  • Mythology, Ossetic
  • North Ossetia (Russia)
  • Mythology, Ossetic
  • Ossetes
  • Tales
  • Caucasus
  • Russia (Federation)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Russian & Former Soviet Union
Label
Tales of the Narts : ancient myths and legends of the Ossetians, edited by John Colarusso and Tamirlan Salbiev ; translated by Walter May
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 2. Urizhmag and Shatana
  • Part 3. Shoshlan
  • Part 4. Shirdon
  • Part 5. Khamis and Batraz
  • Part 6. Asamazh
  • Part 7. Shauwai
  • Part 8. VarioUs stories about the Narts
  • Epitaph
  • Appendix of Names
  • Bibliography
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Commentary
  • A Short Biography of the Translator
  • Guide to the Names and Terms, translated from Skazanija iz Nartov
  • Introduction: The Ossetian Epic
  • Part 1. Warkhag and his sons
Control code
ocn980296621
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (513 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400881123
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400881123
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4562473
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)980296621
Label
Tales of the Narts : ancient myths and legends of the Ossetians, edited by John Colarusso and Tamirlan Salbiev ; translated by Walter May
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 2. Urizhmag and Shatana
  • Part 3. Shoshlan
  • Part 4. Shirdon
  • Part 5. Khamis and Batraz
  • Part 6. Asamazh
  • Part 7. Shauwai
  • Part 8. VarioUs stories about the Narts
  • Epitaph
  • Appendix of Names
  • Bibliography
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Commentary
  • A Short Biography of the Translator
  • Guide to the Names and Terms, translated from Skazanija iz Nartov
  • Introduction: The Ossetian Epic
  • Part 1. Warkhag and his sons
Control code
ocn980296621
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (513 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400881123
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400881123
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4562473
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)980296621

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