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Of Gods and Men : Studies in Lithuanian Mythology (Hardcover)

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With this volume, Greimas gives voice to the cultural memory of hispeople. He is both storyteller and explicator, deciphering the symbolic world ofLithuanian mythology.

This first English translation of ApieDievus ir zmones is a brilliant convergence of Greimas''s historical and folkloricstudies. Greimas examines the origins of ancient deities; discusses the concepts oflife and death, fate and fortune; looks at codes used by farmers to organize systemsof mutual obligations and implicit contracts; examines pranks and games associatedwith agrarian seasonal changes; and discusses the semantic reconstruction of thenames and functions of several deities.

Emphasizing the historicdimension of myth analysis, Greimas assembles concepts and deities from scatteredtexts, integrating them into their Lithuanian cultural context. This study ofmythology is his archeology of culture.


Publisher Indiana Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780253326522
SKU 203944264
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0253326524
Release Date 2/25/2008
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0248
Publisher Indiana University Press
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