Mechanisms of Epic Thinking in the Song Collection Veda Slovena: Narrative Reorganization of Space in the „Migration” Motif  Cover Image
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Механизми на епическото мислене във „Веда Словена”: преорганизиране на пространството в мотива за преселението
Mechanisms of Epic Thinking in the Song Collection Veda Slovena: Narrative Reorganization of Space in the „Migration” Motif

Author(s): Miglena Hristozova
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Асоциация за антропология, етнология и фолклористика ОНГЬЛ

Summary/Abstract: The study emphasizes some typical epic mechanisms and narrative constructions of space, which organize one of the main motifs in the song collection Veda Slovena – the „migration” motif. The relationship between ethnic/ethnogeographic and mythological perception of space – the epic space, the encoded experience of crisis, the embedding of common toponyms-symbols (бел Дунав/white Danube, църно море/black sea) and the construction of complex topoi like Krajna zeme as a mythologem of the Genesis indicate thereby very important infl uences between the folklore text and the ethnological context. On the other hand the interpretation points out some specifi c manner in narrating the history and suggests a connection between the texts of Veda Slovena and the semihistorical apocryphal literature.