publication . Article . 2014

The Interethnic and Interreligious Values in Turkish and Crimean Legends

Anastasiia Zherdieva;
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  • Published: 07 May 2014 Journal: Approaching Religion (issn: 1799-3121, eissn: 1799-3121, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Donner Institute
Abstract
<jats:p>The present paper examines interethnic and interreligious values in Turkish and Crimean folk legends. The folklore of both Crimea and Turkey has a multicultural background, which makes both corpuses of texts suitable for research. In the course of the study, a wide range of published Turkish and Crimean legends were reviewed and analysed. There are two deeply-rooted tendencies in the studied legends. First of all, the interethnic and interreligious relationships can be described as ghastly and cursed. Thus, antagonists in the legends are often from ethnic minorities or strangers in relation to domestic ethnic groups. However, if the texts are analysed th...
Subjects
free text keywords: Turkey, Folklore, Turkish, Crimea (Ukraine), Legends, Soviet Union, Group identity, Philosophy. Psychology. Religion, B, Religions. Mythology. Rationalism, BL1-2790, Religion (General), BL1-50, Folklore, Turkish, Artikkelit, Technical university, Collective identity, Legend, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Mythology, Ancient history, Social anthropology, Sociology, World culture, language.human_language, language, Religious studies, Classics
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