Knowledge And Power In Prehistoric Societies

Author: Lynne Kelly
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107059372
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In this book, Lynne Kelly explores the role of formal knowledge systems in small-scale oral cultures in both historic and archaeological contexts.

The Poetics Of Slavdom

Author: Zdenko Zlatar
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
ISBN: 9780820481180
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Commentators have frequently noted a formal similarity between the first and
fourth sections since both deal with the display of Smail-agha's power [agovanje]
and both deal with the collection of tribute [haraf]. ... Yet, it seems to me that this
formulaic nature of ORAL epic poetry had a function which was not just
TRADITIONAL, but went to the core of what a song was all about: What we term
Indo-European poetry was rather a society's sum of knowledge, which was orally
transmitted.