Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music, and Art, Volume 1

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Thomas A. Green
ABC-CLIO, 1997 - Social Science - 892 pages
"From anecdotes, boasts, and children's stories to urban tall tales, vampires, and Xerox-lore, this superb scholarly dictionary illuminates the historical and contemporary form, figures, and fields of folklore. In over 240 in-depth articles by leading scholars, basic cultural concepts, academic theories and methodologies, supernatural creatures and stereotypical characters are discussed with regard to the field of folklore. This cross-cultural study emcompasses literary and oral traditions as well as music, art, architecture, foodways, and other customs."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, USA, ALA.

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This lucid, specialized reference work draws on the extraordinary scholarship of 77 authorities to provide more than 200 definitive essays on North American and European folklore. The splendidly ... Read full review


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Thomas A. Green is associate professor of anthropology at Texas A & M University, College Station, TX.

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