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The Shamanic Themes in Chechen Folktales


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All intellectuals driven by nationalist sentiments directly or indirectly are always preoccupied with searching for the most ancient roots of their budding nations in order to ground their compatriots in particular soil and to make them more indigenous (Znamenski, 2007, p.28). In Chechnya, as in the neighbouring countries of Georgia and Armenia, these roots lie in shamanism and the stories in this collection clearly show this to be the case. The history of the Nokhchii (the name the Chechens have given themselves), and ...

The Shamanic Themes in Chechen Folktales 2008, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne

ISBN-13: 9781443800112