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Author Bojtár, Endre

Title Foreword to the past : a cultural history of the Baltic people / Endre Bojtár ; [translated by Szilvia Rédey and Michael Webb]
Published Budapest, Hungary ; New York, N.Y. : Central European University Press, 1999

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 419 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Machine derived contents note: PART ONE -- INTRODUCTION 1 -- CHAPTER 1 -- THE CONCEPT OF BALTIC STUDIES 3 -- CHAPTER 2 -- THE ORIGINS AND MEANING OF THE TERM 'BALTIC'. 6 -- CHAPTER 3 -- ENVIRONMENT 14 -- CHAPIER 4 -- AMBER AND THE AMBER ROUTE 23 -- PART TWO -- THE BALTIC TRIBES AND PEOPLES 37 -- CHAPTER I -- THE INDO-EUROPEAN URIIEIMATAND PROTO-LANGUAGE. 39 -- 1.1. Difficulties in writing about prehistory 39 -- 1.1.1. Archaeology 41 -- 1.1.2. Physical anthropology 43 -- 1.1,3, Language history 47 -- 1.2. The Kurgan theory (M. Gimbutas) 57 -- 1.3, The Asiatic Urheimat hypotheses 63 -- 1.4. Language tree and diffusionism 66 -- CHAPTER 2 -- THE BALTIC URHEIMATAND PROTO-LANGUAGE 70 -- 2.1, The question of Balto-Slavic unity 70 -- 2.2. The Baltic proto-language 74 -- 2.3. The archaic nature of the Baltic languages 77 -- 2.4. The Baltic Urheimat 80 -- CHAPThFR 3 -- THE VENET(D) QUESTION. 85 -- CHAPTER4 -- THE FIRST REFERENCES TO THE BALTS . -- 4.1, The Budini 101 -- 4.2. The Neuri 102 -- 4.3. The Aestii or Aisti 104 -- 4.4. The Velts 107 -- 4.5. The Stavanoi 107 -- 4.6. The Sudini 108 -- 4.7. The Galindians and the Golyad's 108 -- 4.8. The Boruski or Borusi 111 -- CHAPERS -- THE BALTIC TRIBES 113 -- 5.1. Power relations in the Baltic region: The Viking period 113 -- 5.2. The Couronians 116 -- 5.3. Power relations in the Baltic region: the Slavic, Lithuanian, -- and German periods 118 -- 5.4, The conquest of Livonia 122 -- 5.5. Drangnach Osten 126 -- 5.6. The East Balts 128 -- 5.6.1, The Latvians ; 128 -- 5.6.2. The Leitis 132 -- 5.6.3. The Lithuanians (Zemaitians and Aukataitians) I.138 -- 5.6.4. The Zemgalians 142 -- 5,6.5. The Selonians, 145 -- 5.7. The West Balts 147 -- 5.7.1. The Prussians 147 -- 5.7.2. The latvingians 158 -- CHAPTER 6 -- THE BALTIC PEOPLES 164 -- 6.1. The Prussians 164 -- 6.2. The Latvians 167 -- 6.2.1. Kurzeme 170 -- 6.2.2. The Duchy beygnd the Daugava, . 170 -- 6.2.3. Latgale 172 -- 6.3. The Lithuanians 176 -- 6.3.1. Lithuania Minor 192 -- PART THREE -- BALTIC LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS 205 -- CHAPTERI -- COMMON BALTIC : 207 -- CHAPTER 2 -- WEST BALTIC LANGUAGES : : 209 -- 2.1. ThePrussianlanguage 209 -- 2.2. The Jatvingian language 216 -- AR 3 -- THE COURONIAN LANGUAGE 2, 217 -- CHAPTER 4 -- EAST BALTIC LANGUAGES 219 -- 4.1. The Latvian language, 219 -- 4.2. The Latgalian language 224 -- 4.3. The Lithuanian language 225 -- PART FOUR -- BALTIC MYTHOLOGY 231 -- CHAPTER I -- PREHISTORY, FOLKLORE, MYTHOLOGY 233 -- CHAPMER 2 -- HOW FAR BACK DOES BALTIC ANTIQUITY REACH? 253 -- CHAPTER 3 -- MYTHS AND SYSTEMS OF MYTHS 267 -- CHAPTER 4 -- THE THEORY OF SOCIAL FORMATION 271 -- CHAPTER 5 -- POLYDOXY, PROTOTHEISM, POLYTHEISM 275 -- CHAPTER 6 -- SHAMANISM 276 -- CHAPTER 7 -- BALTIC MYTHOLOGICAL SYSTEMS 278 -- 7.1. Baltic prototheism 278 -- 7.1.1. Deivas 279 -- 7.1.2. Prknas (Prkons) 282 -- 7.2. Baltic polydoxy 289 -- 7.2.1. Interprtatio chrisliana 296 -- 7.2.2. Interpretatio classica (Romana, Graeca) 304 -- 7.3. Baltic 'polytheism' 307 -- 7.3.1. The Prussian 'gods' of reliable sources 308 -- 7.3.2. The Lithuanian 'gods' of reliable sources 309 -- 7.3.3. The Prussian 'Pantheon' 312 -- 7.3.4. The Lithuanian 'pantheon' 316 -- CHAPTER 8S -- BALTIC CULTS 318 -- 8.1. Idols 318 -- 8.2. Sanctuaries 319 -- 8.2.1. Romova 3 320 -- 8.2.2. The sanctuary of Vilnius (The legends of Sventaragis and Gediminas) 321 -- 8.3. Priests 326 -- 8.3.1. Sicco 326 -- 8.3.2. The tuliss and the ligash 327 -- 83.3. The sovij (an addition to the Malalas Chronicle) 330 -- 8.3.4. Krive 337 -- 8.3.5. Kunigas 339 -- 8.3.6. Zynys, waidelott, Wisten, macifTjs 340 -- 3. = -- PART FIVE -- CONCLUSION -- OWN AND ALIEN IN HISTORY 343 -- BIBLIOGRAPHY 357 -- INDEX 405
Summary Annotation. Introduces the reader to Baltic issues in general; recounts the history of the Baltic peoples relying on archaeological sources; provides an objective linguistic history and a description of the Baltic languages; and provides original and fresh insights into mythology in the ancient history of the Baltic peoples
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-404) and index
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Subject HISTORY.
Volken.
Cultuur.
Regions & Countries - Europe.
History & Archaeology.
Russia & Former Soviet Republics.
Baltic States -- History
Baltic States.
Baltische landen.
Genre/Form Electronic books
History.
Geschiedenis (vorm).
Form Electronic book
LC no. 00027577
ISBN 0585457654
9780585457659
9789637326189
9637326189
9639116424
9789639116429
Other Titles Bevezetés a baltisztikába. English