Mihály Hoppál

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Mihály Hoppál in the University of Tartu (2009)

Mihály Hoppál (born October 31, 1942 in Košice ([ ˈkɔʃɪʦɛ ] pronunciation ? / I , German Kaschau , Hungarian Kassa , Romani Kascha , New Latin Cassovia )) is a Hungarian ethnologist . Audio file / audio sample  

Mihály Hoppál is a researcher of shamanism at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and director of the Institute for European Folklore. He has written numerous academic articles and specializes in documentaries.

honors and awards

The University of Tartu awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2017 ( semiotics and folklore ).


  • Ethnosemiotics: Approaches to the study of culture . Hungarian Association for Semiotic Studies, Budapest, 2014.
  • Shamans and symbols: Prehistory of semiotics in rock art . Budapest: International Society for Shamanistic Research, Budapest, 2013.
  • The book of the shamans , Econ Ullstein List, Munich 2002, ISBN 3-550-07557-X .
  • Shamans and shamanism. Pattloch, Augsburg 1994. ISBN 3-629-00646-9 .
  • Hoppál (ed.): Shamanism in Eurasia. Vol. 1-2, Herodot, Göttingen 1984.
  • Hoppál, M., Pentikänen J. (eds.): Northern Religions and Shamanism. Ethnologia Uralica, Budapest and Helsinki. Akadémiai Kiadó and Finnish Literature Society.
  • Diószegi, Vilmos and Hoppál, Mihály: Shamanism in Siberia. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest 1978.

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