Updating Basket....

Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket
Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket

Folk Bible of Central-Eastern Europe

Folk Bible of Central-Eastern Europe

This item is a print on demand title and will be dispatched in 1-3 weeks.

Hardback

£46.00

Publisher: Peter Lang AG
ISBN: 9783631787496
Number of Pages: 456
Published: 08/11/2019
Width: 14.8 cm
Height: 21 cm
This is the first Polish ethnological monograph to present how biblical themes function in folk culture in the context of rituals, customs and iconographic records and is based on ethnographic sources collected in Polish rural communities from central Poland to diasporas in Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine in 1989-96. It shows how biblical plots used to undergo interpretation, at the same time, infiltrating common sense knowledge. The novelty here is the joint analysis of themes from both Testaments, presenting the narrations in accordance to the way the local community perceived its identity. The biblical typology, influencing culture through tradition and liturgy, inspired a symbolic order adjusted to cyclic conceptions of time and space, characteristic of rural culture

Magdalena Zowczak

Magdalena Zowczak is an ethnographer and anthropologist. She is professor at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw. Her area of interest includes anthropology of religion, the Apocrypha and sacred art, contemporary religious expression and its connections to identity in various milieus and social groups

Friends Scheme

Our online book club offers discounts on hundreds of titles...