PAGANISM AS DISCOURSE: THE CONCEPT OF ‘ALIEN’ IN OLD RUSSIAN LITERATURE

  • Lushnikov, A. A.
Abstract:
The article is devoted to the category ‘Slavic paganism’ which is very popular in modern culture. The author discovers two main meanings of the term – ‘paganism’ as a scientific and ideological construct which derives from 17th century and ‘pogani’ (heathens) as historiosophical concept in the literature of Old Russia. The last can determine any group of people connected with ‘alien’ environment mostly in religious and cultural sense. Also the concept had a strong socio-political context, that’s why ‘pogani’ could be used regarding not only to the members of so-called pre-Christian religion but to all enemies of Russian state and Church from within and without. There was a big challenge in 17th century with ‘Kievan Synopsis’. This historic compilation marked the beginning of the ‘paganism’ as a part of the ‘own’ history. The investigation is made on the basis of manuscripts from collections of The Russian State Museum, The Russian State Library and The National Library of Russia.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
paganism; concept of ‘native-alien’; Old Russia; didactic literature; discourse; memory studies; source study; manuscript
Volume:
17
SGEM Book title:
References: 4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2017, www.sgemvienna.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-94-0 / ISSN 2367-5659, March 28-31, Book2, Vol.1, 75-80 pp, DOI:10.5593/SGEMS
Book number:
2.1
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
75-80
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2017
ISBN:
978-619-7105-94-0
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
References: 4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2017, www.sgemvienna.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-94-0 / ISSN 2367-5659, March 28-31, Book2, Vol.1, 75-80 pp, DOI:10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2017/HB21/S05.009, 4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2017
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2017/HB21/S05.009
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