World Folklore For Storytellers Tales Of Wonder Wisdom Fools And Heroes

Author: Howard J Sherman
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317451643
Size: 11,10 MB
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Here is a treasury of favorite and little known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and accompanied by fascinating, detailed information of their historic and cultural backgrounds. The introduction provides an informative overview of folklore, its purpose in world cultures and in contemporary society and popular culture. Following this, the main sections of the book are arranged by tale type, covering wonder tales, hero tales, tales of kindness repaid and hope and redemption, and finally tales of fools and wise people. Each section begins by comparing the tales cross-culturally, explaining similarities and differences in the folkloric narratives. Tales from diverse cultures are then presented, introduced, and retold in a highly readable fashion.

Wisconsin Chippewa Myths Tales And Their Relation To Chippewa Life

Author: Victor Barnouw
Editor: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299073145
Size: 16,18 MB
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Wisconsin Chippewa Myths & Tales, originally published in 1977, was the first collection of Chippewa folklore to provide a comparative and sociological context for the tales. These myths and tales were recorded between 1941 and 1944 by four young field workers who later became prominent anthropologists: Joseph B. Casagrande, Ernestine Friedl, Robert E. Ritzenthaler, and Victor Barnouw himself. The tales—which include stories of tricksters, animals, magical powers, and cannibal ice-giants—were told primarily by five members of the Lac Court Oreilles and Lac du Flambeau bands of Chippewa: John Mink, Prosper Guibord, Delia Oshogay, Tom Badger, and Julia Badger. Wisconsin Chippewa Myths & Tales is read as much for its fascinating stories as for its scholarship.

Land Under The Pole Star

Author: Helge Ingstad
Size: 13,46 MB
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Norse settlement and culture in south-west Greenland in Middle Ages. Field work in 1953. Translation of Norwegian original Landet under leidarstjernen, published in 1959.

Around The World With Historical Fiction And Folktales

Author: Beth Bartleson Zarian
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810848160
Size: 16,11 MB
Format: PDF
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Whether two teachers are covering the same topic in separate classes, or designing a thematic unit with the school librarian, this handy guide to nearly 800 award-winning historical fiction for Kindergarten through 8th grade will assist all parties in the selection of high quality literature.

Journal Of American Folklore

Size: 18,13 MB
Format: PDF
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A History Of Icelandic Literature

Author: Daisy L. Neijmann
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803233469
Size: 11,65 MB
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As complete a history as possible of the literature of Iceland.

Routledge Revivals Medieval Scandinavia 1993

Author: Phillip Pulsiano
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351665014
Size: 12,10 MB
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First published in 1993, Medieval Scandinavia: An Encyclopedia covers every aspect of the region during the Middle Ages, including rulers and saints, overviews of the countries, religion, education, politics and law, culture and material life, history, literature, and art. Written by a team of expert contributors, the encyclopedia offers those who lack command of the various Scandinavian languages a basic tool for the study of Medieval Scandinavia from roughly the Migration Period to the Reformation. With full-page maps, useful supplementary photos, cross-references and a comprehensive index, this work will be a valuable and absorbing volume for students of the Norse sagas, the Viking age, and Old English history and literature, and for anyone interested in the cultural and historical heritage of Scandinavia.

Worldmark Encyclopedia Of Cultures And Daily Life Americas

Author: Timothy L. Gall
Editor: Detroit, MI : Gale
ISBN: 9780787605544
Size: 11,87 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides information on 500 cultures of the world, covering twenty different areas of daily life including clothing, food, language, and religion.