Научно-публицистический журнал “Центр и периферия”
The scientific journal “Center and Periphery”
Vladykina T. G.
The article presents an analysis of the encyclopedia “Mordovian mythology” published in 2020 in Saransk. This is a book in which for the first time a comprehensive approach to understanding the phenomenon of mythology of the Mordvins (Moksha and Erzya) as the basis of the ethnic worldview is implemented. It systematizes basic information about the genesis, genre-thematic and plot diversity of Mordovian mythology, its reflection in the samples of oral and poetic creativity, family and social relations, the projection of the mythological consciousness of the people on various types and genres of professional art. The scientific significance of the encyclopedia for further profound research in the field of immaterial culture of the Mordvian people in general and its mythology in particular is emphasized.
Keywords: mythology, myth, worldview, the Mordovian people, folklore studies, spiritual culture, encyclopedia
For citation: Vladykina TG. “There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven...”. Book review: Mordovian Mythology: Encyclopedia. Center and Periphery. 2023;18(3):119—122. EDN XTWYIB
Information about the author:
Tatiana G. Vladykina, Leading Researcher of Department of Philological Research of the Udmurt Institute of History, Language and Literature of the Udmurt Federal Research Center of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (4 Lomonosova Str., Izhevsk 426067, Russia), Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2611-5861, email@example.com
Conflict of interests: the author declares no conflict of interests.
The author has read and approved the final version of the manuscript.
The article was submitted 26.05.2023; accepted for publication 02.06.2023.