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The transition from shamanism to Russian Orthodoxy in Alaska

Abstract:

Responding to twofold question how did the transition occur; and what were its implications for the ancient cultures? - this thesis places an emphasis upon the transition as an indigenous movement, involving a transformation of the ancient.

The primary focus is comprised of the Aleut and Alutiiq peoples who converted virtually as whole nations in the later 18th century. They then maintained this faith themselves within their village structures, a premise that will be substantiated ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Theology
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Author
Publication date:
1992
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602337603
URN:
uuid:f8089a32-0331-4b9e-a89b-50d4dc27373b
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td:602337603

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