Bibliographic Details

Technicians of the sacred : a range of poetries from Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania / edited with commentaries by Jerome Rothenberg.

Edition Third edition, revised and expanded.
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
Description xxxix, 643 pages ; 23 cm
Language English
Subject Religious poetry.
Incantations -- Poetry.
Rites and ceremonies -- Poetry.
Folk poetry.
Folk songs -- Texts.
Folk poetry.
Folk songs.
Religious poetry.
Rites and ceremonies.
Format Print, Book
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Other authors / contributors Rothenberg, Jerome, 1931- editor, writer of added commentary.
ISBN 9780520290716
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "A wide-ranging anthology of ethnopoetry including origin texts, visionary texts, texts about death, texts about events--collected from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Ancient Near East, and Oceania."--Provided by publiher.
Table of Contents:
  • The texts
  • Origins & namings
  • Visions & spels
  • Death & defeat
  • The book of events (I)
  • The book of events (II)
  • Africa
  • America
  • Asia
  • Europe & the Ancient Near East
  • Oceania
  • Survivals & revivals
  • The statements
  • The commentaries.