TITLE

İDİL TATARLARINDA DESTAN GELENEĞİ VE YAZILI DESTANLAR

AUTHOR(S)
SULTEEV, Rüstem
PUB. DATE
April 2014
SOURCE
Milli Folklor;Spring2014, Vol. 26 Issue 101, p87
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Most of Volga Tatar epics preserve the common Turkic epic tradition, even though it has some variations. These variations, which were formed gradually as a result of social-cultural life of the Tatar nation, reflect their nationalistic character. The early transition of Volga Tatars to settled life (compared to other Turkic people), formation of city culture, early development of the writing and written literature, in an already literate culture strengthened its ties with Islam, caused the weakening of the oral epic performance. But this did not mean the disappearance of the oral epic tradition. On stribes, the epics continued written form rather than as oral. This situation among Volga Tatars caused enrichment of the Turkic epic literature with newer written epics, where the variety was unique to folklore and preserved wholly. Collective creativity was preserved partly and showed some differences in terms of its written form and performance. Written epics appeared as a result of the spiritual needs and demands of those days, and took an important place in the daily life of Volga Tatars. The written epics are authentic, unique and a precious heritage of Tatar-Turkic epic culture.
ACCESSION #
95679673

 

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