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The Bathhouse at Midnight

Author : William Francis Ryan
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The title of this book refers to the classic time and place for magic, witchcraft, and divination in Russia. The Bathhouse at Midnight, by one of the world's foremost experts on the subject, surveys all forms of magic, both learned and popular, in Russia from the fifth to the eighteenth century. While no book on the subject could be exhaustive, The Bathhouse at Midnight does describe and assess all the literary sources of magic, witchcraft, astrology, alchemy, and divination from Kiev Rus and Imperial Russia, and to some extent Ukraine and Belorussia. Where possible, Ryan identifies the sources of the texts (usually Greek, Arabic, or West European) and makes parallels to other cultures, ranging from classical antiquity to Finnic. He finds that Russia shares most of its magic and divination with the rest of Europe. Subjects covered include the Evil Eye, the Number of the Beast, omens, dreams, talismans and amulets, plants, gemstones, and other materials thought to possess magic properties. The first chapter gives a historical overview, and the final chapter summarizes the political, religious, and legal aspects of the history of magic in Russia. The author also provides translations of some key texts. The Bathhouse at Midnight will be invaluable for anyone&—student, teacher, or general reader&—with an interest in Russia, magic, or the occult. It is unique in its field and is set to become the definitive study of Russian magic.

Researching the Paranormal

Author : Courtney M. Block
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In this book, you'll find an assortment of resources that seriously examine various paranormal topics. You'll also learn how you can apply the components of credibility to find additional research as well as information on conducting your own paranormal investigations.

Siberia

Author : Janet M. Hartley
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Geschiedenis van de bevolking van Siberië.

A Devil s Vaudeville

Author : William J. Leatherbarrow
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A study of the 'demonic markers' that run throughout Dostoevsky's fiction, this also explores the narrative and generic implications of the way Dostoevsky inscribed the demonic in his fictional works - implications that point to a new understanding of familiar concepts in the work of this Russian master.

The Snow Maiden and Other Russian Tales

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Offers a collection of thirty tales, including fairy tales, stories about animals and everyday life, and folklore about spirits and the supernatural.

Journal of the Slavic and East European Folklore Association

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Aries

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Hearth in the Snow

Author : Laura Buchan
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Life in an Eskimo village in Alaska. The author and her husband, who collaborated with her on the book, spent some time there as teachers.

Program of the Annual Meeting American Historical Association

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Solanus

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Falnama

Author : Massumeh Farhad
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"Whether by consulting the position of planets, casting horoscopes or interpreting dreams, the art of divination has been a universal practice for centuries. In the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries in Iran and Turkey, one of the most splendid tools to gain insight into the unknown was a series of illustrated manuscripts known as the Falnama (Book of omens). Popular at court and on the streets of Isfahan and Istanbul, only four 'monumental' copies of these exceptional works remain. They are notable for their impressive scale and brilliantly painted images of prophets, heroes, villains and signs of the zodiac. With their encouraging or dire omens, they represent some of the most original manuscripts associated with Safavid Iran and Ottoman Turkey." "Featured in this, the first publication ever devoted to the Falnama as a genre, are intact volumes as well as text folios and illustrations now dispersed among international public and private collections. Considering the Falnama's pictorial and verbal auguries as integrated ensembles, these images and their prognostications shed new light on the Safavid and Ottoman artistic, cultural, political and religious landscape of the period. Essays by scholars of Safavid, Ottoman and Byzantine history, culture and language, complemented by full-colour illustrations, offer detailed analysis of the form, content and meaning of these rarely seen works of art. The first ever translations of three of the four monumental copies provide insight into a vivid and enduring aspect of human concern - the unknown."--Jacket.

International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature Chiefly in the Fields of Arts and Humanities and the Social Sciences

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From Day to Day

Author : Odd Nansen
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Memoirs of a Norwegian, in German concentration camps from 1942 to 1945.

Komi Mythology

Author : Nikolaĭ Dmitrievich Konakov
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The Encyclopedia of Uralic Mythologies is a descriptive and analytic compendium of the mythologies of the peoples speaking Uralic languages - from the Lapps in Northern Europe to the Selkups and Nganasans in Siberia. The peoples of the Uralic linguistic family, being the aborigines of the Eurasiatic North, survived a long and complicated history. They preserved their original religious and mythological traditions, where traces of primitive beliefs and archaic religious systems (e.g. shamanism) merge with ancient influences (e.g. the Indo-Iranian and Ancient Germanic) and into the later impacts of modern religions. The central part of this series is to be the explanatory and etymological dictionary of mythological terms of Uralic traditions. This volume has an index of mythological terms, a glossary, list of literature and an introduction devoted to the history of the given Uralian nations.

Slavic Review

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"American quarterly of Soviet and East European studies" (varies).

Program of the Annual Meeting

Author : Organization of American Historians. Meeting
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A Treasury of Classic Russian Literature

Author : John Cournos
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Viking Fund Publications in Anthropology

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A Matter of Life and Sex

Author : Oscar Moore
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Byzantinoslavica

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