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Posted 2009-10-26 01:49 (#70793 - in reply to #70782)
Subject: Любителям германизации



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Любителям германизации рекомендую Jānis Rainis "Spēlēju, dancoju" и Ulo Valk, The Black Gentleman: Manifestations of the Devil in Estonian Folk Religion, Folklore Fellows Communications, vol. 127, no. 276. Helsinki: Academia Scientiarum Fennica, 2001.

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A peculiar trait in Estonian tradition is that the Devil often takes the shape of a German gentleman. Valk argues that it is possible to speak of a demonization of Germans and landlords already in late medieval Estonia as well as a corresponding "Germanization" of the Devil. These processes, according to Valk, should be understood in connection with Estonians' early and bitter experiences of ruthless landlords.
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