publication . Article . 2011

Suheldes üle piiri: ekshumatsioon ja surnuitkude žanriline mälu

Madis Arukask;
Open Access Estonian
  • Published: 01 Apr 2011 Journal: Mäetagused, volume 47, pages 39-64 (issn: 1406-9938, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum
The present article discusses the issue of elimination of the fear of the dead as it appears in archaic cultures; first and foremost in connection with laments as a folklore genre and lamenting as a ritual practice. Primarily, it is the relevant Balto-Finnic and North Russian traditions that will be observed, in which lamenting has retained its original function of balancing the relationships between the spheres of the living and the dead, and of establishing borderlines, as well as that of restoring the interrupted social cohesion. Lament texts can be viewed as a multifunctional genre that may possibly even be addressed variously, but wherein nevertheless the i...
free text keywords: archaeology, Balto-Finnic and Russian folk culture, border, burial customs, exhumation, laments, lcsh:Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology, lcsh:GN301-674
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