Diószegi, Vilmos

Vilmos Diószegi (1923–1972) – Hungarian ethnologist and research fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. In addition to his extensive work on Siberian shamans, published as Popular Beliefs and Folklore Tradition in Siberia (1968), Diószegi has explored the process of becoming a shaman, regional diversity, and traces of shamanism in Hungarian folk beliefs. Since Diószegi’s death, Mihály Hoppál has edited two volumes of his work— Shamanism in Siberia (1996) and Shamanism: Selected Writings of Vilmos Diószegi (1998).

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Historical Dictionary of Shamanism by Graham Harvey and Robert J. Wallis 2007

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