Bookcover of The Apocrypha of Adam and Eve in Russia
Booktitle:

The Apocrypha of Adam and Eve in Russia

The Forbidden Fruit

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2010-04-23 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-25317-7

ISBN-10:
3639253175
EAN:
9783639253177
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Research on the apocrypha of Adam and Eve in Russia has been dormant for over a century. The last notable studies of these religious legends were published before the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. After that Communist ideology prohibited Soviets from investigating Biblical themes. Significantly, this is the first book that introduces the English speaking public to the Russian Adam and Eve apocrypha. It explains how they came to medieval Kievan Rus’, it identifies the indexes of forbidden books that prohibited them, it summarizes the oral legends and the written accounts, and it offers a detailed examination of one of the most popular legends. In the end it explains the significance of the apocrypha for the multitude of Russian peasants and for the educated minority. On the one hand, it describes the Russian folk elements that crept into the apocryphal stories and, on the other hand, it shows how apocryphal elements infiltrated everyday Russian life. The book will be read with profit by anyone interested in Old Testament studies, Russian pious beliefs, religious verses, folklore, paganism, literature, heroic folk poems, drama, art, and iconography.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Martin Dimnik
Number of pages:
100
Published on:
2010-04-23
Stock:
Available
Category:
The Middle Ages
Price:
49.00 €
Keywords:
Russian Apocrypha, Adam and Eve, Old Testament, Russian folklore, Russian legends, Russian iconography, Russian paganism, Paradise, Adam’s skull, Forbidden fruit

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