The Slavic And German Versions Of The Second Merseburg Charm

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  • Tatiana Agapkina
  • Vladimir Karpov
  • Andrey Toporkov
Keywords: the Second Merseburg Charm, Belorussian and Ukrainian charms, text structure, areal dissemination, formula, theonym


This paper considers the dissemination of the versions of the Second Merseburg Charm among the Slavs. The authors combine the structural-semiotic method, which allows them to describe the text structure and the inner logic of its variations, with the historical-geographical method, which helps in understanding texts and their historical transformations and geographical transferences.