Abstract

While vows are sometimes hard to keep, they may be even more difficult to escape. Because they are often sworn in the name of the Deity, of some other divine being (angel or saint), or of a sacred object (such as Solomon's signet ring), vows tend to have a sanctity which intimidates would-be violators. Turkish storytellers explore ramifications of such dilemmas.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1535-1882
Print ISSN
0021-8715
Pages
pp. 206-211
Launched on MUSE
2003-05-22
Open Access
No
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