アイヌの英雄叙事詩における英雄像の地域差 [in Japanese] Regional differences of the heroes in Ainu heroic epics [in Japanese]
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In 2004, the author pointed out some regional differences of the characteristics among the heroes of Ainu heroic epics and tried to interpret them as the race of the spread process of those epics. In 2008, professor Hiroshi Nakagawa also discussed partially similar facts and interpretations perhaps independent from the author's previous argument. This paper, examining some problems of professor Nakagawa's interpretations, displays the similarities and differences between both studies and reviews some controversial points of the present issue for further discussion.
- Journal of Chiba University Eurasian Society
Journal of Chiba University Eurasian Society (11), 69-75, 2009-03