Mummers Maypoles And Milkmaids

Author: Sara Hannant
Editor: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858945590
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This title provides an album of over 50 folk rituals performed across England, from Cornwall to Northumberland, throughout the year. More than 100 colour photographs accompanied by illuminating captions trace the history and significance of each ritual.

Notes From Oxford 1910 1911

Author: Margaret R. O’Leary, MD
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491747455
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Over the span of forty years, Professor Raphael Dorman O’Leary passionately imparted to his students his love of writing and English literature at the University of Kansas. When he died after a short illness in 1936, his personal effects were passed to several relatives until Dennis O’Leary, and his wife, Margaret, discovered his papers while restoring a family house. Amid Professor O’Leary’s papers were two slim and battered booklets containing the colorful journal that he kept during his sabbatical in Oxford, England, from 1910 to 1911. The journal paints a vibrant picture of O’Leary’s academic, social, political, and religious encounters in Oxford, England, as he and his family attempted to adjust to an alien world. Professor O’Leary portrays with humor and pathos his myriad encounters with professors, politicians, Rhodes scholars, shopkeepers, nurses, street urchins, and mummers while vividly describing the dreary climate, tea and dinner parties, football games, the marketplace, musty bookstores, Oxford’s slums, and the birth of his son in a rooming house bedroom. Notes from Oxford, 1910–1911 reveals a fascinating glimpse into the experiences of a revered English professor during his one-year sabbatical in Oxford, England.

Vickery S Folk Flora

Author: Roy Vickery
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1474604633
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This book is a dictionary of British (native, naturalised and cultivated) plants and the folklore associated with them. Unlike many plant-lore publications Vickery's Folk Flora tells us what people currently do and believe, rather than what Victorians did and believed. The result is a vivid demonstration that plant folklore in the British Isles is not only surviving but flourishing; adapting and evolving as time goes by, even in urban areas. Each entry includes: - The plant's English and scientific (Latin) name, as well as significant local names. - A brief description of the plant and its distribution, and, in the case of cultivated plants, a history of their introduction to the British Isles - Information on the folklore and traditional uses of the plant, arranged where possible in a sequence starting with general folk beliefs (superstitions), use in traditional customs, use in folk medicine, other uses, and legends concerning individual representatives of the plant. In addition to the major entries there are a number of minor entries for feast days, diseases and other subjects which direct readers to relevant major entries, e.g. St. George's Day, on which red roses are worn; dandelions are gathered; and runner beans are planted.

Of Shadows

Author: Sara Hannant
ISBN: 9781907222368
Size: 14,28 MB
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100 objects, exuding magic and mystery, emerge from the darkness of Cornwall's much loved Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in this book of haunting photographs. Artist and photographer Sara Hannant has captured the very essence of these carefully selected artefacts, which include wax dolls, wands, statues, daggers, pendants, robes and amulets, all used in the practice of witchcraft and magic. Some have been displayed at the museum for years, others have long been hidden in its archives. Images are accompanied by informative text from museum director Simon Costin.

The Encyclopedia Of World Folk Dance

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442257490
Size: 11,23 MB
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While there are books about folk dances from individual countries or regions, there isn’t a single comprehensive book on folk dances across the globe. This illustrated compendium offers the student, teacher, choreographer, historian, media critic, ethnographer, and general reader an overview of the evolution and social and religious significance of folk dance. The Encyclopedia of World Folk Dance focuses on the uniqueness of kinetic performance and its contribution to the study and appreciation of rhythmic expression around the globe. Following a chronology of momentous events dating from prehistory to the present day, the entries in this volume include material on technical terms, character roles, and specific dances. The entries also summarize the historical and ethnic milieu of each style and execution, highlighting, among other elements, such features as: origins purpose rituals and traditions props dress holidays themes

The Three Owls A Book About Children S Books

Author: Anne Carroll Moore
Size: 18,79 MB
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