Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures

Get access

Representations: Legends and Epics: Caucasus
(491 words)

The region of the Caucasus is ethnically diverse, and representations of women and gender in legends and epics are extremely varied. Nonetheless, commonalities can be found in the importance of legends and epics in the resistance to cultural and linguistic assimilation by colonial powers, and the central place of female images in those narratives. Still actively negotiated in fairy tales, school textbooks, movies, music, and arts, images from legends and epics combine with religious and politica…

Cite this page
Oldfield Senarslan, Anna, “Representations: Legends and Epics: Caucasus”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0627a>
First published online: 2009

▲   Back to top   ▲