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Folklore of the Holy Land

Folklore of the Holy Land

Author: J. E. Hanauer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486424936

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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Stories of the Creation, saints, and sinners tell of Adam, Abraham, Noah, Moses, and other revered figures; anecdotes describe tribes, people, languages, and sites such as the Jaffa Gate at Jerusalem. Still others illustrate social ideas, superstitions, plant and animal lore, and magical cures. Filled with wit, wisdom, and humor.

Folklore

Folklore

Author: Joseph Jacobs

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:TZ17ZB

Category: Electronic journals

Page: 400

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Most vols. for 1890- contain list of members of the Folk-lore Society.

Folk-Lore of the Holy Land. Moslem, Christian and Jewish

Folk-Lore of the Holy Land. Moslem, Christian and Jewish

Author: Marmaduke William Pickthall

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 1355893917

Category:

Page: 352

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

American Folklore and the Mass Media

American Folklore and the Mass Media

Author: Linda Dégh

Publisher: Folklore Today

ISBN: UOM:39015032877782

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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"This book shows how folklore—magic, miracles, and tales of enchanted princesses and genial giants—is still alive and well in the modern mass media. . . . contains a wealth of facts and observations with which to conjure." —Journal of Communication "Dégh brings her decades of expertise in folk narrative to bear in this well-researched, provocative study of the interrelationship between traditional processes of folk narrative performances and modern mass media. . . . Highly recommended . . . " —Choice "Spanning folk cultural developments as old as feudalism and as new as today's TV ad, American Folklore and the Mass Media demonstrates how vital folklore remains, how often it absorbs—rather than being absorbed by—the most dramatic technological innovations and social realignments." —Carl Lindahl ". . . all six essays are meaty and informative contributions to vital folkloric issues . . ." —Contemporary Legend

Sirens and Smoke: Firefighter's Folklore

Sirens and Smoke: Firefighter's Folklore

Author: Thomas Arkham

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781422292549

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Do you know who started the first volunteer fire company in the United States? Do you know who the first woman firefighter was? Or did you know that firefighters trace their heritage back to the knights of the Crusades? Sirens and Smoke is full of stories of bravery and tradition. You'll read about: • the brave guards who fought fire in ancient Greek and Roman communities.• the long-ago firefighters who battled the great fires that swept through Europe's big cities.• the community spirit that grew in the New World.• the African Americans and women who added their strengths to fighting fires.• September 11, 2001, when firefighters demonstrated their heroism. Fire can be an enemy—but down through the ages, firefighters have risked their lives to protect others against it. Their folklore reveals a long tradition of courage.

The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland

The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland

Author: Ernest Marwick

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 9781788852722

Category: History

Page: 216

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The two island groups of Orkney and Shetland have much in common. In each the grey stone houses and treeless landscapes are scoured in winter by stinging gales, and in summer lie under the endless days of the ‘simmer din’. Originally Norwegian, they have been part of Scotland for five hundred years, but their many and varied legends, folk tales and customs are still saturated with Norse influences. While this book tells tales and discusses beliefs that are known throughout the northern isles, it also outlines those elements which are unique to each island group. The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland is the standard account of what to this day is one of the richest repositories of lore and custom in Britain. Ernest Marwick not only recounts countless tales which have been transmitted aurally and by writing, but also places these tales within geographical and historical contexts, thus enabling a deeper appreciation of this wonderful material. A bibliography is also included, together with an index of tale types and motifs.