History or Myth? (on the Material of Moscow Urban Legends)
History or Myth? (on the Material of Moscow Urban Legends)
Annotation
PII
S207987840002228-9-1
DOI
10.18254/S0002228-9-1
Publication type
Article
Status
Published
Authors
Anastasiya Mayer 
Affiliation: Institute of World History. State Academic University for the Humanities
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Abstract
The goal of the study is to research Moscow urban legends as a source of studying historical memory and Moscow citizens’ mythological vision. The source of the research are the legends: • collected by the researcher within 2000—2017; • collected by folklore researchers 1938—2017; • from Moscow history studies; • the Mass media; • from the Literature. The total number of the texts is 428. The texts differ in structure and theme; they are about different historic figures and cover different historical periods. All the legend s are structured and represented in www.urbanlegends.ru. Every legend is characterized by following features: lack of author, reproduction frequency and rarity. Supposed to have been verified the legends, however, can hardly be referred to as historical facts. Nevertheless, it is a unique source for historical memory study. All these points are reflected in the article.
Keywords
Moscow urban legends, historical memory, mythological vision, folklore studies, the history of Moscow
Received
18.06.2018
Publication date
30.07.2018
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