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Author Kapaló, James A

Title Text, Context and Performance : Gagauz Folk Religion in Discourse and Practice
Published Leiden : BRILL, 2011


Description 1 online resource (372 pages)
Series Numen book series : studies in the history of religions, 0169-8834 ; v. 135
Studies in the history of religions ; 135.
Contents Note on Transliteration, Names and Toponyms; Acknowledgements; Glossary of Frequently Used Terms and Abbreviations inGagauz and Russian; List of Illustrations; List of Maps; Introduction; Chapter One Folk Religion in Discourse and Practice; Chapter Two Historical Narrative and the Discourse on Origins; Chapter Three Liturgy, Language and the Vernacularisation of Orthodoxy; Chapter Four Language, Lay Agency and the 'Surrogate' Text Bu epistolii yazdi kendi Allah -- 'This letter was written by God himself '
Chapter Five Healing and Divine Authority Düstän Allahin lafi sana geldi! -- 'The words of God have come to you in a dream'Chapter Six Healing, Text and Performance Allahin lafçaazinnan okuyêêrim -- 'I heal with the little words of God'; Chapter Seven Prayer as Social and Cosmological Performance Durmaksiz dua ediniz. Herseydä sükür ediniz -- 'Pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances . . .'; Chapter Eight Archaic Folk Prayer amongst the GagauzKim sölecek bu molitvayi onu iisözleyecek, dedi Allah -- 'AndGod said that he will bless whosoever says this prayer'; Conclusion; Appendices
Summary This ethnographic study of Gagauz religion offers an original perspective on 'folk religion' as discourse and object of study. It is also the first monograph published in a Western language on this little-known European people's history and culture
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Subject Gagauz (Turkic people) -- Moldova -- Religion
Folk religion -- Moldova
Gagauz (Turkic people) -- Ukraine -- Odesa -- Religion
Folk religion -- Ukraine -- Odesa
Folk religion.
SUBJECT Moldova -- Religious life and customs
Odesa (Ukraine) -- Religious life and customs
Subject Moldova.
Ukraine -- Odesa.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011025496
ISBN 9789004216341