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Владимир и Василий. Мифоотражение историко-социальных реалий
Vladimir and Vasily: Historical and Social Realities in Myths

Author(s): Sergey A. Salmin
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural history, Customs / Folklore, Social history, Middle Ages, 6th to 12th Centuries
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Kievan Rus'; St. Vladimir; Vasily Buslaev; “Tale of a Serfs’ town”; epic tales; folklore

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to the reflection of historical and social realities of the era of Vladimir Svyatoslavich in epic folk tales and myths. The author finds parallels and correspondence of the epic biography of Vasily Buslaev to the real biography of his namesake — the Grand Prince Vladimir (baptized as Vasily) Svyatoslavich of Novgorod and Kiev.The article shows how the realities reflected in the “Tale of a Serfs’ town” do reflect the social components of the inner life of the early medieval Novgorod. The comparison between the chronicle and folk tradition allows to make an attempt of interpretation of the reasons for “the establishment of Perun cult” on the territory of Novgorod land in the late 10th century.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 143-149
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Russian