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Fields of Study & Topics

Presented here is a survey of topics and themes I have dealt with from the beginning of my scholarly career. It is far from exhaustive and aimed only to help potential users of this site to find their focuses. The numbers refer to the items in the Publications list. If you are interested in seeing some of them that are not available online, please write to me.


ETYMOLOGY AND ONOMASTICS

Slavic Etymology

18, 25, 47, 50, 52, 60, 65, 81, 85, 86, 89, 90, 92, 94, 106, 107 [1], 110, 111, 112, 120, 123, 126, 128, 136, 142, 143, 144, 146, 163, 168, 172, 175, 177, 178, 184, 186, 188, 189, 193, 199, 200, 203, 204, 215, 218, 219, 221, 222, 226, 229, 230, 231, 232, 234, 235, 236, 238, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246

Word‑formation:

Compounds 47 [I], 50, 110, 120, 123, 126, 128, 143, 172, 184, 186, 188, 189, 193, 200, 215, 234, 235, 251

Verbal morphology 221, 236

Other 56, 92, 127, 148, 203, 218, 219, 226

Phraseology 18, 47, 193

Slavic Onomastics

Toponymy (hydronymy, oronymy ...) 

5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 45, 46, 48, 56, 65, 66, 67, 69, 73, 78, 79, 83, 84, 86, 87, 88, 93, 97, 98, 99, 116, 117, 118, 119, 121, 120, 135, 139, 141, 145, 147, 149, 150, 154, 156, 158, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 174, 183, 191, 197, 203, 205, 206, 208, 212, 213, 216, 217, 225, 227, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 237, 239, 240, 241, 247, 248

Geographic terms  38, 45, 129, 239

Phonetic and prosodic phenomena  83, 84

Formation of names  56, 84, 205, 227

Dialectological features  9 [1], 13, 28, 32, 33, 34, 35, 39, 75, 86, 139, 141

Pre‑Slavic substrata  3, 8, 20, 27, 28, 32, 35, 36, 41, 49, 54, 55, 65, 86, 108, 116, 122, 141, 158, 168, 183, 191, 197, 206, 217, 229

Early Christian elements  15, 20, 23, 26, 32, 39, 98, 208

Adstrata: Romanian  9 [2], 20, 35, 36, 187

Albanian  27, 35, 36, 41, 122, 141, 183 = 197

Historical Geography  12, 14, 21, 44, 48, 145, 166, 170, 206, 239, 248

Anthroponymy 

2, 58, 73, 145, 151, 163, 166, 182, 195, 206, 214, 225

Ethnonymy 

32, 34, 57, 86

Theonymy 

2, 4, 65, 67, 100

 

Slavic Origins and Their Proto-Home: 

25, 32, 33, 34, 39, 57, 75, 89, 104, 120

Relationships with the Iranians 216, 218, 219, 238

with the Balts 188, 217, 218, 220, 222

Etymology and Onomastics of Other Languages:

Greek

2, 50, 62, 80, 89, 102, 107 [2, 3], 133, 159, 176, 194, 207

Avestan, Old Persian 

61, 102, 133, 159, 201

Scythian and Sarmatian 

62, 63, 77, 85, 86, 89, 102, 106, 107, 110, 120, 130, 136, 161, 175, 194, 209, 224, 238, 250

Ossetic 

89, 179, 238

Thracian 

77, 175, 176

Albanian 

112, 175, 177

Turkic 

107 [4], 161

 


History of Religions, Comparative Mythology

 

2, 4, 16, 24, 42, 51, 62, 67, 70, 72, 74, 76, 77, 80, 88, 97, 98, 100, 101 = 134, 102, 104, 105, 118, 124, 125, 128, 133, 137, 140, 143, 160, 161, 162, 172, 173, 181, 185, 192 (=228), 194, 198, 199, 201, 202, 207, 208, 223

 

Topics:

Paganism and its survivals among the Southern Slavs

2, 4, 16, 24, 42, 67, 70, 74, 76, 88, 97, 98, 100, 118, 124, 125, 137, 140, 162, 172, 208

Oral epic poetry:

Slavic, Indo‑European  51, 72, 104, 173, 192 (=228), 201, 223

Epic formulas  90, 101, 126, 128, 193, 196

Early spiritual contacts between the Greeks and the Indo-Iranians 

61, 62, 91, 102, 159, 179, 199, 202

Indo‑European heritage in Greek religion 

50, 80

 

Themes:

Fire 

50, 62, 80 [2], 81, 104, 143

Volcanoes 

192 (=228), 199, 202

Sleeping hero 

128, 192

Cosmic and social order 

133, 207

Hospitality 

172, 185, 207

Ascetism & Palingenesis

80 [1]

Blood sacrifice 

61, 101 = 134

Hierogamy 

47 [I]

Deluge 

105

Eschatology 

61, 104, 137, 173, 201

Initiation 

72, 104, 173, 185, 223

Funeral rites 

143

Trifunctionality 

63