Abstract

Among the several models in circulation today for the study of socio-cultural admixture, syncretism, although relatively neglected, remains the most promising one. With its rich history of meanings and debates, it offers a broad variety of applications from which Modern Greek can greatly benefit. This paper defines syncretism as the agonistic yet symbiotic coexistence of incompatible elements from diverse traditions, describes its purview, and explains its relevance for scholarship in a multicultural, global world.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3265
Print ISSN
0738-1727
Pages
pp. 221-235
Launched on MUSE
2001-10-01
Open Access
No
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