APPLAUSES AND IMPRECATIONS IN THE EPIC OF MANAS
MANAS DESTANI’NDA ALKIŞ VE KARGIŞLAR

Author : Mehmet Emin BARS
Number of pages : 200-213

Summary

The epic of Manas is the national epic of the Kyrgyz. The Epic of Manas narrates the wars that the Kyrgyz made with their foreign enemies, Kalmyks and the Chinese, and their domestic struggles. Considering the old Turkish life narrated in the epic, it is seen that the Epic of Manas is a product of the culture of not only the Kyrgyz but all Turkic peoples. The epic involves recollections of Central Asian Turkish history and civilizations, as well. Applauses and imprecations, found in most of the products of Turkish oral literature, have a significant place in the main pieces of Turkish culture. Folk wisdoms, magics, imprecations and applauses have an important place in Turkish folk culture. The Turkish nation which has created a rich folk literature, has thousands of applauses and imprecations in various topic and themes, which it has brought from past to present, showing changes from time to time. In this article, the use of applauses and imprecations is the Epic of Manas will be exami

Keywords

The Epic of Manas, applause, imprecation, Kyrgyz.

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