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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (S1)
Field of Science: Etnologija / Ethnology (H006)
Author(s): Kerbelytė, Bronislava
Title: The Development of the tales of magic and the problem of their origin
Is part of: Fabula : journal of folktale studies. Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 2011, bd. 52, iss. 1
Extent: p. 78-91
Date: 2011
Keywords: Tales of magic;Myths;Lithuania
Abstract: Researchers who traced the origin of the tales of magic back to the times of the formation of the tribal system (V. Propp) or its decay (E. Meletinsky) assumed that tale plots were rather stable. This article aims at demonstrating the development of plot structures and the reflection of new social problems – the weakening relations among kin members and changing forms of marriage. The ancient tales may have been pragmatic works limited to one elementary plot or to simple structures of semantic pairs of elementary plots showing the opposing actions of two acting figures. The process of the formation of artistic tales with complicated structures was not even. Tales of magic and myths are spreading a heterogenous knowledge which they have accumulated
Affiliation(s): Kultūrų studijų katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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