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Serbocroatian Heroic Songs, Volume 14: Bihaćka Krajina

Epics from Bihać, Cazin, and Kulen Vakuf

Compiled by Milman Parry

Albert B. Lord

Edited and translated by David E. Bynum

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$23.95 • £19.95 • €21.50

ISBN 9780674801653

Publication Date: 01/04/1980

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This limited edition contains the critical texts of eight long oral epics from four bards of northern Bosnia, the northern most predominantly Muslim district in Europe. Sung with the accompaniment of the picked tambura rather than the bowed gusle that is familiar elsewhere in the Yugoslav tradition, the epos in northern Bosnia was often strophic or stanzaic rather than stichic. This volume is the first publication in the more than century-old scholarship on South Slavic oral traditions to take note of that fact, and to document it with specific texts. The editor’s Prolegomena include detailed discussions of the principles of rhythm in this epos, the sources of the tales in it, and extensive comparative commentaries linking the eight narratives with those found in other Yugoslav towns, especially with the tradition of Avdo Međedović at Bijelo Polje.

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