Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

  • Routledge Library Editions: Folklore book cover

    Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    1st Edition

    By Various

    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…

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  • The Ballad and the Folk (RLE Folklore) book cover

    The Ballad and the Folk (RLE Folklore)

    1st Edition

    By David Buchan

    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…

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

    Brazilian Folk Narrative Scholarship (RLE Folklore)

    A Critical Survey and Selective Annotated Bibliography, 1st Edition

    By Mary MacGregor-Villarreal

    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…

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  • The Brothers Grimm (RLE Folklore) book cover

    The Brothers Grimm (RLE Folklore)

    1st Edition

    By Ruth Michaelis-Jena

    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…

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  • Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore (RLE Folklore) book cover

    Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore (RLE Folklore)

    1st Edition

    By Enid Porter

    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…

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  • The Development of Soviet Folkloristics (RLE Folklore) book cover

    The Development of Soviet Folkloristics (RLE Folklore)

    1st Edition

    By Dana Prescott Howell

    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…

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

    Ewe Comic Heroes (RLE Folklore)

    Trickster Tales in Togo, 1st Edition

    By Zinta Konrad

    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…

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

    Folktales of Newfoundland (RLE Folklore)

    The Resilience of the Oral Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Herbert Halpert, J.D.A. Widdowson

    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…

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

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

    1st Edition

    By Ruth L. Tongue

    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…

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

    Interpreting Legend (RLE Folklore)

    Danish Storytellers and their Repertoires, 1st Edition

    By Timothy R. Tangherlini

    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…

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

    Old Wives' Tales (RLE Folklore)

    Life-stories from Ibibioland, 1st Edition

    By Iris Andreski

    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…

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  • The Oral Style (RLE Folklore) book cover

    The Oral Style (RLE Folklore)

    1st Edition

    By Marcel Jousse

    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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  • A Scottish Ballad Book (RLE Folklore) book cover

    A Scottish Ballad Book (RLE Folklore)

    1st Edition

    By David Buchan

    The popular appeal of the ballad is perennial, and few literary genres give so much pleasure to so many kinds of people. This anthology, first published in 1973, is drawn from the richest ballad tradition in Britain, that of the Northeast of Scotland. It provides a fresh and original choice of…

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  • Scottish Tradition (RLE Folklore): A Collection of Scottish Folk Literature book cover

    Scottish Tradition (RLE Folklore)

    A Collection of Scottish Folk Literature, 1st Edition

    By David Buchan

    Scottish folk literature is characterised by a wide range of creative expression: story, song, play and proverb. This anthology, first published in 1984, provides an authoritative introduction to Scottish folk literature, and is unique in that it deals with all the genres intrinsic to Scottish…

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  • Some Day Been Dey (RLE Folklore): West African Pidgin Folktales book cover

    Some Day Been Dey (RLE Folklore)

    West African Pidgin Folktales, 1st Edition

    By Loreto Todd

    'Once upon a time' is the English translation of the title of this collection of twenty-eight Pidgin tales from Cameroon in West Africa, first published in 1979. These are richly illustrative of the various folklore genres of the region and are presented in a modified standard orthography, with an…

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  • Studies in Folk Life (RLE Folklore): Essays in Honour of Iorwerth C. Peate book cover

    Studies in Folk Life (RLE Folklore)

    Essays in Honour of Iorwerth C. Peate, 1st Edition

    Edited by Geraint Jenkins

    This collection, first published in 1969, presents essays written by twenty of the most eminent scholars from the British Isles and Europe on aspects of folk life studies. The essays are written in honour of Dr Iorwerth C. Peate, Curator of the Welsh Folk Museum and doyen of folk life studies in…

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  • Turandot's Sisters (RLE Folklore): A Study of the Folktale AT 851 book cover

    Turandot's Sisters (RLE Folklore)

    A Study of the Folktale AT 851, 1st Edition

    By Christine Goldberg

    The central tale studied in Turandot’s Sisters, first published in 1993, is The Princess Who Can Not Solve the Riddle, AT 851. Other wisdom tales are surveyed to show that they are separate from the riddle tales in material and in spirit. Customs and beliefs concerning riddling and riddle contests…

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  • Types and Motifs of the Judeo-Spanish Folktales (RLE Folklore) book cover

    Types and Motifs of the Judeo-Spanish Folktales (RLE Folklore)

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    By Reginetta Haboucha

    This monumental book, first published in 1992, represents a major contribution to Sephardic and Hispanic studies as well as to comparative folklore scholarship in a worldwide perspective. After many years of fieldwork and extensive archival investigations in Spain, Israel and the United States, the…

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  • Wise Words (RLE Folklore): Essays on the Proverb book cover

    Wise Words (RLE Folklore)

    Essays on the Proverb, 1st Edition

    By Wolfgang Mieder

    The twenty essays that comprise this book, which was first published in 1994, were written by leading paremiologists and folklorists from Africa, Canada, Great Britain, Germany and the US. They represent the best scholarship on proverbs in the English language, and together they give an impressive…

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  • Yanagita Kunio and the Folklore Movement (RLE Folklore): The Search for Japan's National Character and Distinctiveness book cover

    Yanagita Kunio and the Folklore Movement (RLE Folklore)

    The Search for Japan's National Character and Distinctiveness, 1st Edition

    By Ronald A. Morse

    Yanagita Kunio almost singlehandedly initiated the serious study of folklore in Japan. Even modern Japanese folklorists who may disagree with his approach or his methods must take his body of work as a point of departure for their own. This book, first published in 1990, puts Yanagita’s career…

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