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Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

1st Edition

Various
February 10, 2015

Routledge Library Editions: Folklore is a collection of previously out-of-print titles from a variety of academic imprints. It provides in one place a wealth of important reference sources on a wide variety of folklore topics. The international authors include academics from a number of worldwide...

The Ballad and the Folk (RLE Folklore)

The Ballad and the Folk (RLE Folklore)

1st Edition

David Buchan
February 10, 2015

The ballad is an enduring and universal literary genre. In this book, first published in 1972, David Buchan is concerned to establish the nature of a ballad and of the people who produced it through a study of the regional tradition of the Northeast of Scotland, the most fertile ballad area in...

Brazilian Folk Narrative Scholarship (RLE Folklore): A Critical Survey and Selective Annotated Bibliography

Brazilian Folk Narrative Scholarship (RLE Folklore): A Critical Survey and Selective Annotated Bibliography

1st Edition

Mary MacGregor-Villarreal
February 10, 2015

Although Brazilian scholars have collected and studied folklore since the second half of the nineteenth century, their work has gone largely unnoticed by folklorists working in other parts of the world. With the exception of anthropologists who occasionally study the folk literature of indigenous...

The Brothers Grimm (RLE Folklore)

The Brothers Grimm (RLE Folklore)

1st Edition

Ruth Michaelis-Jena
February 10, 2015

This is the first modern biography of the Brothers Grimm, first published in 1970. It is a study of them in their background of late eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century Germany, and shows the position they held in their society as founders of Germanic philology, as members of the 'Göttingen...

Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore (RLE Folklore)

Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore (RLE Folklore)

1st Edition

Enid Porter
February 10, 2015

Enid Porter spent many years collecting and recording from Cambridgeshire people the folk beliefs and customs held and observed in the country, both past and present. The subjects covered in the book, first published in 1969, range from the folklore of courtship, marriage, birth and death, of trees...

The Development of Soviet Folkloristics (RLE Folklore)

The Development of Soviet Folkloristics (RLE Folklore)

1st Edition

Dana Prescott Howell
February 10, 2015

Crucial to the world history of folkloristics is this key study, first published in 1992, of the development of folklore study in the Soviet Union. Nowhere else has political ideology been so heavily involved with folklore scholarship. Professor Howell has examined in depth the institutional...

Ewe Comic Heroes (RLE Folklore): Trickster Tales in Togo

Ewe Comic Heroes (RLE Folklore): Trickster Tales in Togo

1st Edition

Zinta Konrad
February 10, 2015

The trickster character is prominent in the cultural, particularly narrative, traditions of many different peoples throughout the world. Comic and serious, stupid and clever, benevolent and evil, winner and loser, the trickster is a study in contradictions. The trickster cannot be pigeonholed, for...

Folktales of Newfoundland (RLE Folklore): The Resilience of the Oral Tradition

Folktales of Newfoundland (RLE Folklore): The Resilience of the Oral Tradition

1st Edition

Herbert Halpert, J.D.A. Widdowson
February 10, 2015

This collection of Newfoundland folk narratives, first published in 1996, grew out of extensive fieldwork in folk culture in the province. The intention was to collect as broad a spectrum of traditional material as possible, and Folktales of Newfoundland is notable not only for the number and...

Forgotten Folk-tales of the English Counties (RLE Folklore)

Forgotten Folk-tales of the English Counties (RLE Folklore)

1st Edition

Ruth L. Tongue
February 10, 2015

In this book, first published in 1970, Ruth L. Tongue has collected a number of county folk tales recorded by her from childhood onwards, from old people, village children and farm round-the-fire sessions. Many of the beliefs embodied in the gipsy and witchcraft tales are still in practice today...

Interpreting Legend (RLE Folklore): Danish Storytellers and their Repertoires

Interpreting Legend (RLE Folklore): Danish Storytellers and their Repertoires

1st Edition

Timothy R. Tangherlini
February 10, 2015

This book, first published in 1994, sets ‘repertoire against raconteur’ in order to explore one of the world’s largest collections of folk literature. The author’s findings, and his creative and synthetic methodologies, enhance greatly our understanding of the world of the legend, and especially...

Old Wives' Tales (RLE Folklore): Life-stories from Ibibioland

Old Wives' Tales (RLE Folklore): Life-stories from Ibibioland

1st Edition

Iris Andreski
February 10, 2015

The authentic voice of the tribal African woman has rarely been publicised. The picture given in these Ibibio autobiographies is strikingly different from the accepted image. This generation is the 'Iban Isong' – the Daughters of the Land – who have lived close to the soil under conditions little...

The Oral Style (RLE Folklore)

The Oral Style (RLE Folklore)

1st Edition

Marcel Jousse
February 10, 2015

In this book, first published in 1990, Edgard Sienaert and Richard Whitaker offer the first English translation of Marcel Jousse’s crucially important work, Le style oral. As the translators observe, this study fired the imagination of contemporary intellectuals in Paris soon after its publication...

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