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Vampires in the Carpathians

Magical Acts, Rites and Beliefs in Subcarpathian Rus'. East European Monographs S. v. 492

By (author) Petr Bogatyrev
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Columbia University Press, New York, United States
Published: 10th Dec 1998
Dimensions: w 144mm h 222mm
Weight: 350g
ISBN-10: 0880333898
ISBN-13: 9780880333894
Barcode No: 9780880333894
Synopsis
Describes in detail the traditions and beliefs of the people of Subcarpathian Rus' - traditions which have been handed down, generation to generation, for hundreds of years. The text discusses the rites of the 14 celebrations in the annual church calendar, from Christmas and the Epiphany to Lent and Easter. There are detailed descriptions of the festivals on the occasions of births, baptisms, weddings and funerals. Also explored are Rusyn beliefs in supernatural beings and accounts of sightings of demons, witches and vampires.

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