Veronika Azarova. Seven taboo stories
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The book explores the taboo and its social significance as a transition from fear to knowledge, from death to life, from chaos to space. When a folk man does not observe a taboo, he knows that sooner or later he will be punished by a divine power. The punishment extends not only to the perpetrator, but his entire community. In this case the community is endangered and it takes revenge as the offender is tabooed itself. The territorial scope of the study extends to the traditional Bulgarian taboo practices, seen in the context of examples from Asia, Africa and South America, and the chronological range covers examples from antiquity to the 1930s.
|Size||14 х 21 cm|