Nartiada as a Historical Source

M.R. Arpentyeva

29-42 p.


DOI: 10.22378/he.2018-3-1.29-42


The article examines the main manifestations (forms) and ideas (values) of the epic folklore of Issetians and other peoples of Caucasus, and also “Nartiade” as its key epic. Based on the analysis of the given folklore source, some aspects of ethnic-cultural connections of the Caucasus region with other civilizations, including the Turkic world, have been indicated.


Keywords: Ossetians, peoples of Caucasus, Celts, Sarmatians, Turks, folklore, historical memory, epic, fairy tales, Nartiada, nart

For citation: Arpentyeva M.R. Nartiada as a Historical Source. Istoricheskaya etnologiya – Historical Ethnology, 2018, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 29–42. DOI: 10.22378/he.2018-3-1.29-42


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About the author: Mariam R. Arpentieva is a Doctor of Science (Psychology), Associate Professor, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RANS), Professor of the Department of Development and Education Psychology, K.E. Tsiolkovskiy Kaluga State University (22/48, Razina St., Kaluga 248023, Russian Federation); mariam_rav@mail.ru