Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians: A Collection of Serbian Folklore, Fairy Tales and Poetry, with a History of Serbian Culture

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Woislav Petrovitch's compendium of Serbian myths and legends is a rich retrospective on the culture and stories of the nation. This edition includes all of the original notes and references. Superbly researched and of great and authentic depth, Woislav's collection was formally approved of by Serbia's Royal Legation, of which the author was a longstanding attache. Commencing with a detailed introduction of Serbia's customs and folk beliefs, we are thrust into an ancient and exotic culture with a history stretching back thousands of years. To set the tone, Petrovitch begins by telling the reader of how the finest poetry of the Serbian mythos was spread and established in the population at large. The first legend we hear is the hero saga of Kralyevitch Marko, a Royal Prince whose adventures were numerous and gallant. In keeping with Serbia's traditions, Marko's bravery and humanity, and even the traits of his trusty steed, receive emphasis in the story.

Author: Woislav M. Petrovitch
Publisher: Lulu.com
Published: 08/17/2018
Pages: 200
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.66lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.46d
ISBN13: 9780359030408
ISBN10: 0359030408
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | General

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