2012, English, Book edition: Legends of the Caucasus / [compiled by] David Hunt. Hunt, David (David G.)

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Legends of the Caucasus
 
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Physical Description
  • 374 p. ; 24 cm.
Published
  • London : Saqi, 2012.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Legends of the Caucasus /​ [compiled by] David Hunt.
Author
  • Hunt, David (David G.)
Published
  • London : Saqi, 2012.
Physical Description
  • 374 p. ; 24 cm.
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Summary
  • "The Caucasus has an extremely rich folk literature, almost unknown among English speakers, which includes myths, legends, magical tales and proverbs. The one hundred legends included in this volume reflect the cultures of fourteen ethnic groups - their dynamism and the matters that concerned them: survival against external dangers, the risk of starvation and the persistence of the family or clan as a coordinated group. Descended from an oral tradition, much of their knowledge was retained in memories and passed down the generations. Yet, with the introduction of the alphabet, the way of life they portray is rapidly becoming extinct. An incomparable collection, Legends of the Caucasus conveys the poetry and romance of these swiftly vanishing tribes." -- Publisher's website.
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: I.HISTORICAL
  • -POLITICAL LEGENDS
  • 1.Edige (Nogay)
  • 2.The Ditch of Temir the Lame (Ingush)
  • 3.Vakhtang Gorgasali (Georgian)
  • 4.Where the Name of Metekhi Came From (Georgian)
  • II.RESISTANCE TO FOREIGN INVADERS
  • 5.Partu Patima (Lak)
  • 6.Murtazali (Lak)
  • 7.Shamil' (Dargva)
  • III.RESISTANCE TO FEUDAL OPPRESSION
  • 8.The Batyr Khuchulav (Lak)
  • 9.Davdi of Balkhar (Lak)
  • 10.The Battle of the Gorges (Georgian)
  • 11.The Sword of Mamuka Kalundauri (Georgian)
  • 12.The Death of the Areshidzes (Georgian)
  • 13.Lom-Edalbi (Ingush)
  • 14.Tkobya-Erda (Ingush)
  • 15.The Death of Napkha Kyagua (Abkhaz)
  • 16.Kapsog Goshteliani (Georgian)
  • IV.RUSTLING, STEALING OF ANIMALS
  • 17.Sosuruk and Akbilek (Balkar)
  • 18.Soska Solsa and Gorzhay (Chechen-Ingush)
  • 19.Ashtotur and Prince Batok (Balkar)
  • 20.The Farmstead of Ssurdu (Lak)
  • 21.The Song of Shagumilav Ilyas (Lak)
  • 22.The Tomb of Beksultan Borogan (Chechen-Ingush)
  • Contents note continued: V.WARRIORS, INCLUDING BLOOD REVENGE
  • 23.Aydemir-Khan (Ubykh)
  • 24.The Lament for Andemyrkan (Kabardan)
  • 25.Cha and Cherbazh (Ingush)
  • 26.The Living Chain-mail (Georgian)
  • 27.The Tradition of Bora Abayev (Chechen-Ingush)
  • 28.The Grandson of Kozash, and Germanch (Chechen-Ingush)
  • 29.The Abrek Sulumbek (Ingush)
  • 30.The Sister of Seven Brothers (Ingush)
  • 31.How the Orstkhoys Won Back the Land (Ingush)
  • VI.HUNTING
  • 32.The Song about Biyneger (Balkar)
  • 33.Dali is Giving Birth on the Crags (Georgian)
  • 34.Betkil (Georgian)
  • 35.Dali and Amirani: Why Khazhoie Birds have Little Moustaches (Georgian)
  • 36.Kvartsikheli Tebru Ivane (Georgian)
  • 37.Azhveypsh (Abkhaz)
  • 38.Azhveypsh's Daughter (Abkhaz)
  • 39.The Young Man and the Snow Leopard (Georgian)
  • 40.The Balkh Meadow (Georgian)
  • VII.LEGENDS ABOUT SHEPHERDS, INCLUDING CYCLOPS LEGENDS
  • 41.Black-eyed Ashura (Lak)
  • 42.Udaman Alil (Lak)
  • 43.Seska Solsa and the Wolf (Ingush)
  • Contents note continued: 44.Yoryuzmek and Sosuruk (Balkar)
  • 45.The Story of One-eye (Georgian)
  • 46.Stories about Giants (vampolozh) (Chechen-Ingush)
  • 47.Koloy Kant (Chechen-Ingush)
  • 48.Parcho (Chechen)
  • VIII.ABUNDANCE
  • 49.How the Ubykhs Became Gardeners (Ubykh)
  • 50.The Murderer (Georgian)
  • 51.About the Origin of Abundance from the Earth (Ingush)
  • 52.The Little Bird of Abundance (Ingush)
  • 53.How the Nart-Orstkhoys Vanished from the Earth (Ingush)
  • 54.Soska Solsa and the Pelvic Bone (Chechen-Ingush)
  • 55.The Return of Abundance (Chechen)
  • 56.How Lake Ritsa was Formed (Abkhaz)
  • 57.Elia, Christ and Saint George (Georgian)
  • 58.About the Meeting of Abul with the Shaytans (Dargva)
  • IX.FAMILY AND PERSONAL HONOUR
  • 59.Adyif (Adyge)
  • 60.Adiyukh (Adyge)
  • 61.The Fortress of Chirks-Abaa (Abkhaz)
  • 62.The Black Candles (Abkhaz)
  • 63.The Young Man and the Girl (Abkhaz)
  • 64.Solsa (Chechen)
  • 65.Beloved Albika (Ingush)
  • 66.Said of Kumukh (Lak)
  • Contents note continued: 67.Murat Marshan (Abkhaz)
  • 68.Shota and the Lord of Tmogvi (Georgian)
  • 69.The Duty of Hospitality (Ingush)
  • 70.Gazi, the Son of Aldam (Ingush)
  • X.RELATIONS WITHIN THE FAMILY
  • 71.The Warrior of Shamil' (Chechen)
  • 72.Love for the Father and Love for the Son (Dargva)
  • 73.The Fall of Anakopia (Abkhaz)
  • 74.The Fortresses of Gogia and Petre (Georgian)
  • 75.Ali was Left on the Cliff (Avar)
  • 76.The Hunter-brothers (Abkhaz)
  • 77.Akhkepig (Chechen)
  • 78.Burkhay Izazha (Lak)
  • 79.Chyuerdi (Karachay)
  • 80.The Sister (Georgian)
  • 81.The Son Who Went Away to the Army in Azayni (Avar)
  • XI.RELIGION AND RELATIONS WITH THE DEAD
  • 82.Batoko Shertuko (Chechen-Ingush)
  • 83.Karashauay's Revenge (Balkar)
  • 84.Lega and Kopala (Georgian)
  • 85.The Resurrection of the Narts (Balkar)
  • 86.The Horse of Zezva Gaprindauli (Georgian)
  • 87.Orshamar Arsh (Ingush)
  • 88.Seska Solsa and Byatar (Chechen-Ingush)
  • 89.Mikel-Gabriel (Georgian)
  • Contents note continued: 90.About Paliastomi (Georgian)
  • XII.PROMETHEUS LEGENDS
  • 91.The Chained Amirani (Georgian)
  • 92.The Dragon Turned to Stone (Georgian)
  • 93.Amirani and the Herdsman (Georgian)
  • 94.The Legend of the Return of Fire (Abkhaz)
  • 95.Pkharmat (Chechen)
  • 96.How Sosuruk Obtained Fire for the Narts (Balkar)
  • 97.Abrskil (Abkhaz)
  • 98.Amiran (Georgian)
  • 99.Bound Nasran (Adyge)
  • 100.How Sharvili Found Fire (Lezg).
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9780863564734 (pbk)
  • 0863564739 (pbk046Z)
Dewey Number
  • 398.209475
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