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valuable texts appear to be those that refer to a moment in history when paganism is alive. Of this group of texts, the writings by authors who are contemporaries of this living paganism stand out the most. However, the vast majority of these authors are Christian (some of them are Muslims) and, in general

In: Sources of Slavic Pre-Christian Religion

book will scrutinise competing currents that it consists of. The term “discourse”, as it is used throughout this book, refers to pools of spoken and written statements that centre around a particular issue and have a specific span of life, and thus a continuity in which actors react to statements of

In: Languages of Islam and Christianity in Post-Soviet Russia

impressed me with their intellect. I thought they would call [to carry out terrorist attacks by] explosions. But they only convinced me that my [way of living at that time] leads to a dead-end. (Ali 2014) In the scholarly literature, the mode of conversion when an individual is motivated to embrace

In: Languages of Islam and Christianity in Post-Soviet Russia

, his son, sat on his throne. His mother had given birth to him with magic: as when his mother gave birth to him, he had a membrane on his head. The sorcerers said to his mother: “Attach the membrane ⟨ to his head ⟩ 67 so he carries it all his life”, and Vseslav carries it to the present day; this is

In: Sources of Slavic Pre-Christian Religion