Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians: A Collection of Serbian Folklore, Fairy Tales and Poetry, with a History of Serbian Culture
Woislav Petrovitchs compendium of Serbian myths and legends is a rich retrospective on the culture and stories of the nation. This edition includes all of the original notes and references. Superbly researched and of great and authentic depth, Woislavs collection was formally approved of by Serbias Royal Legation, of which the author was a longstanding attache. Commencing with a detailed introduction of Serbias customs and folk beliefs, we are thrust into an ancient and exotic culture with a history stretching back thousands of years. To set the tone, Petrovitch begins by telling the reader of how the finest poetry of the Serbian mythos was spread and established in the population at large. The first legend we hear is the hero saga of Kralyevitch Marko, a Royal Prince whose adventures were numerous and gallant. In keeping with Serbias traditions, Markos bravery and humanity, and even the traits of his trusty steed, receive emphasis in the story.
Author: Woislav M. Petrovitch
Release Date: 2018-08-17