Kālidāsa

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Nart Sagas

In the Caucasus, the  Northern faces of the Caucasian mountains, the plains nearer Europe, the coasts of the Black Sea and the rivers valleys...

Leo Africanus, a Man between Two Worlds

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Slavonic Tales on The Sacrifice of the Son

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