Handbook of Folklore 1914

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Kessinger Publishing, Jan 1, 2003 - Social Science - 376 pages
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A compendium of folkloric beliefs and tales from around the world. The "learning of the people." Contents: What folklore is; How to collect and record folklore; Belief and practice: earth and sky, vegetable world, animal world, human beings, things made by man, the soul and another life, superhuman beings; Omens and divination; The magic art; Disease and leech craft; Social and political institutions; Rites of individual life; Occupations and industries; Calendar fasts and festivals; Games, sports, and pastimes; Stories, songs, and sayings; Appendices.

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