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Legends of Vietnam: An Analysis and Retelling of 88 Tales

Legends of Vietnam An Analysis and Retelling of Tales Legends are a mirror of the culture that creates them a revealing lens through which to observe society religion history and traditions This volume explores Vietnamese legends from to today t

  • Title: Legends of Vietnam: An Analysis and Retelling of 88 Tales
  • Author: Nghia M. Vo
  • ISBN: 9780786468461
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Paperback
  • Legends are a mirror of the culture that creates them, a revealing lens through which to observe society, religion, history, and traditions This volume explores Vietnamese legends from 1321 to today tales of gods, spirits, ghosts, giants, extraordinary individuals, heroes, common people, and animals It explains the s, thought processes, and religions that formed theLegends are a mirror of the culture that creates them, a revealing lens through which to observe society, religion, history, and traditions This volume explores Vietnamese legends from 1321 to today tales of gods, spirits, ghosts, giants, extraordinary individuals, heroes, common people, and animals It explains the s, thought processes, and religions that formed the genesis of Vietnamese legends, traces the development of legends through time and space, and highlights the historical and social differences between northern and southern legends Over time, this work shows, Vietnamese legends have evolved from a 14th century means of government propaganda to become a form of news, entertainment, and thought for the masses.

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    1. Warning, intense ranting below!Let's get the part I actually liked about this book out first:The legends! They are clearly retold (which made me wonder whether the sometimes quite significant differences to versions of the same stories in other books is due to local differences or the author). There are not just terms like "genie" where I really doubt that the original had similar terms that would create the same image the term would usually give birth to (just like "djinn"), not when considered [...]

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