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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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Uniform title Bevezetés a baltisztikába. English
Physical description 1 online resource (viii, 419 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-404) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: PART ONE -- INTRODUCTION 1 -- CHAPTER 1 -- THE CONCEPT OF BALTIC STUDIES3 -- CHAPTER 2 -- THE ORIGINS AND MEANING OF THE TERM 'BALTIC' 6 -- CHAPTER 3 -- ENVIRONMENT14 -- CHAPIER 4 -- AMBER AND THE AMBER ROUTE23 -- PART TWO -- THE BALTIC TRIBES AND PEOPLES 37 -- CHAPTER I -- THE INDO-EUROPEAN URIIEIMATAND PROTO-LANGUAGE 39 -- 1.1. Difficulties in writing about prehistory39 -- 1.1.1. Archaeology41 -- 1.1.2. Physical anthropology43 -- 1.1,3, Language history 47 -- 1.2. The Kurgan theory (M. Gimbutas)57 -- 1.3, The Asiatic Urheimat hypotheses63 -- 1.4. Language tree and diffusionism66 -- CHAPTER 2 -- THE BALTIC URHEIMATAND PROTO-LANGUAGE70 -- 2.1, The question of Balto-Slavic unity70 -- 2.2. The Baltic proto-language74 -- 2.3. The archaic nature of the Baltic languages77 -- 2.4. The Baltic Urheimat 80 -- CHAPThFR 3 -- THE VENET(D) QUESTION 85 -- CHAPTER4 -- THE FIRST REFERENCES TO THE BALTS -- 4.1, The Budini101 -- 4.2. The Neuri102 -- 4.3. The Aestii or Aisti104 -- 4.4. The Velts107 -- 4.5. The Stavanoi107 -- 4.6. The Sudini108 -- 4.7. The Galindians and the Golyad's108 -- 4.8. The Boruski or Borusi111 -- CHAPTER 5 -- THE BALTIC TRIBES113 -- 5.1. Power relations in the Baltic region: The Viking period113 -- 5.2. The Couronians116 -- 5.3. Power relations in the Baltic region: the Slavic, Lithuanian, -- and German periods118 -- 5.4, The conquest of Livonia122 -- 5.5. Drangnach Osten126 -- 5.6. The East Balts128 -- 5.6.1, The Latvians;128 -- 5.6.2. The Leitis132 -- 5.6.3. The Lithuanians (Zemaitians and Aukataitians)-I138 -- 5.6.4. The Zemgalians142 -- 5,6.5. The Selonians,145 -- 5.7. The West Balts147 -- 5.7.1. The Prussians147 -- 5.7.2. The latvingians158 -- CHAPTER 6 -- THE BALTIC PEOPLES164 -- 6.1. The Prussians164 -- 6.2. The Latvians167 -- 6.2.1. Kurzeme170 -- 6.2.2. The Duchy beygnd the Daugava, . 170 -- 6.2.3. Latgale172 -- 6.3. The Lithuanians176 -- 6.3.1. Lithuania Minor192 -- PART THREE -- BALTIC LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS 205 -- CHAPTERI -- COMMON BALTIC : 207 -- CHAPTER 2 -- WEST BALTIC LANGUAGES : : 209 -- 2.1. ThePrussianlanguage209 -- 2.2. The Jatvingian language216 -- AR 3 -- THE COURONIAN LANGUAGE 2, 217 -- CHAPTER 4 -- EAST BALTIC LANGUAGES219 -- 4.1. The Latvian language, 219 -- 4.2. The Latgalian language224 -- 4.3. The Lithuanian language225 -- PART FOUR -- BALTIC MYTHOLOGY 231 -- CHAPTER I -- PREHISTORY, FOLKLORE, MYTHOLOGY233 -- CHAPMER 2 -- HOW FAR BACK DOES BALTIC ANTIQUITY REACH?253 -- CHAPTER 3 -- MYTHS AND SYSTEMS OF MYTHS267 -- CHAPTER 4 -- THE THEORY OF SOCIAL FORMATION271 -- CHAPTER 5 -- POLYDOXY, PROTOTHEISM, POLYTHEISM275 -- CHAPTER 6 -- SHAMANISM276 -- CHAPTER 7 -- BALTIC MYTHOLOGICAL SYSTEMS278 -- 7.1. Baltic prototheism -- 278 -- 7.1.1. *Deivas279 -- 7.1.2. Prknas (Prkons)282 -- 7.2. Baltic polydoxy289 -- 7.2.1. Interprtatio chrisliana296 -- 7.2.2. Interpretatio classica (Romana, Graeca)304 -- 7.3. Baltic 'polytheism'307 -- 7.3.1. The Prussian 'gods' of reliable sources308 -- 7.3.2. The Lithuanian 'gods' of reliable sources309 -- 7.3.3. The Prussian 'Pantheon'312 -- 7.3.4. The Lithuanian 'pantheon'316 -- CHAPTER 8S -- BALTIC CULTS318 -- 8.1. Idols318 -- 8.2. Sanctuaries319 -- 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. Sicco326 -- 8.3.2. The tuliss and the ligash327 -- 83.3. The sovij (an addition to the Malalas Chronicle)330 -- 8.3.4. Krive337 -- 8.3.5. Kunigas339 -- 8.3.6. Zynys, waidelott, Wisten, macifTjs340 PART FIVE -- CONCLUSION -- OWN AND ALIEN IN HISTORY 343 -- BIBLIOGRAPHY 357 -- INDEX 405.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Baltic States -- History.
Electronic books.
History.
Geschiedenis (vorm)
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