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A Treasury of British Folklore

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Dee Dee Chainey is an archaeologist by training and co-founder of Folklore Thursday. ...

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  • Editeur: National Trust
  • ISBN: 1911358561
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Dee Dee Chainey is an archaeologist by training and co-founder of Folklore Thursday.


A Treasury of British Folklore

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Dee Dee Chainey is an archaeologist by training and co-founder of Folklore Thursday. ...

  • L'auteur : Dee Dee Chainey
  • Editeur: National Trust
  • ISBN: 1911358561
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Dee Dee Chainey is an archaeologist by training and co-founder of Folklore Thursday.


Romance of the Perilous Land

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Romance of the Perilous Land is a roleplaying game of magic and adventure set in the world of British folklore, from the stories of King Arthur to the wond ...

  • L'auteur : Scott Malthouse
  • Editeur: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472834755
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Nombre de pages: 160
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Romance of the Perilous Land is a roleplaying game of magic and adventure set in the world of British folklore, from the stories of King Arthur to the wonderful regional tales told throughout this green and pleasant land. It is a world of romantic chivalry, but also of great danger, with ambitious kings, evil knights, and thieving brigands terrorising the land, while greedy giants, malevolent sorcerers, and water-dwelling knuckers lurk in the shadows. As valiant knights, mighty barbarians, subtle cunning folk, and more, the players are heroes, roaming the land to fight evil, right wrongs, and create their own legends.


Moral Education as a function of British Folklore in the Form of Late-medieval and Renaissance Ballads

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Essay from the year 2012 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 3,0, Ruhr-University of Bochum, language: English, abs ...

  • L'auteur : Julian Hatzig
  • Editeur: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3656398984
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 10
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Essay from the year 2012 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 3,0, Ruhr-University of Bochum, language: English, abstract: I. Introduction In this Essay I shall argue that one can find aspects of moral education in virtually every subgenre of late medieval and renaissance ballads and that this is probably one of the main functions for the spreading of the ballads. Despite the fact that there are no real fixed and approved subgenres of ballads, I am going to divide the ballads I am working with into three different subgenres: religious ballads, supernatural ballads and romances, or to be precise, romance ballads. For each subgenre, I will present examples, which share common motifs of late medieval and renaissance ballads and can therefore be marked as traditional ballads from that specific period. Subsequently, I am going to emphasise on the particular aspect of moral education in the discussed ballad. Even though the content of most ballads is not bound to a specific country, respectively culture, but can be identified in various versions all over the world, mainly Europe and the United States, I will concentrate on the British versions of particular ballads, taken from “The Oxford Book of Ballads” edited by James Kinsley and published in 1970.


Tales of Britain

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77 timeless tales from up and down the length of Great Britain – Wales, Scotland, Kernow, England and the Isles – have been retold for the 21st century ...

  • L'auteur : Jem Roberts
  • Editeur: Unbound Publishing
  • ISBN: 1912618451
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: 77 timeless tales from up and down the length of Great Britain – Wales, Scotland, Kernow, England and the Isles – have been retold for the 21st century by curious storyteller Brother Bernard, with a tourist guide to the real location of each folktale included. This road atlas of myth and mischief allows us to visit famed heroes King Arthur, Merlin, Robin Hood, Lady Godiva, Macbeth, Dick Whittington and Jack, but also those who should be more celebrated, like Molly Whuppie, Bran the Blessed, Bladud, Taliesin and Tom Thumb. Since Britain became an island eight millennia ago, generations of immigrants have made their home here in Albion, creating their own stories, which have become part of the richly stocked treasury of British folklore. Some are strange, some are sad, some are exciting, some are scary, many are silly, and at least two are totally daft. Brother Bernard retells these restored tales with devotion to the ancient legends, but with a fresh eye and added anarchic vim to be enjoyed anew.


Folklore and the Fantastic in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction

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Jason Marc Harris's ambitious book argues that the tensions between folk metaphysics and Enlightenment values produce the literary fantastic. Demonstrating ...

  • L'auteur : Jason Marc Harris
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317134648
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 248
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Jason Marc Harris's ambitious book argues that the tensions between folk metaphysics and Enlightenment values produce the literary fantastic. Demonstrating that a negotiation with folklore was central to the canon of British literature, he explicates the complicated rhetoric associated with folkloric fiction. His analysis includes a wide range of writers, including James Barrie, William Carleton, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Sheridan Le Fanu, Neil Gunn, George MacDonald, William Sharp, Robert Louis Stevenson, and James Hogg. These authors, Harris suggests, used folklore to articulate profound cultural ambivalence towards issues of class, domesticity, education, gender, imperialism, nationalism, race, politics, religion, and metaphysics. Harris's analysis of the function of folk metaphysics in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century narratives reveals the ideological agendas of the appropriation of folklore and the artistic potential of superstition in both folkloric and literary contexts of the supernatural.


British Mythology

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This fascinating book explores Great Britain's culture and myths, as well as the beliefs, values, and experiences represented in its stories and mythologic ...

  • L'auteur : Don Nardo
  • Editeur: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • ISBN: 1420510371
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Nombre de pages: 112
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This fascinating book explores Great Britain's culture and myths, as well as the beliefs, values, and experiences represented in its stories and mythological figures. Readers discover the settlement of Britain by the Celts and the influence of the Roman invasion; pre-Christian myths, such as Beowulf; the Arthurian cycle; the adventures of Robin Hood; and the survival of British myth in literary tradition.


British Sources of Information

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This comprehensive and versatile reference source will be a most important tool for anyone wishing to seek out information on virtually any aspect of Briti ...

  • L'auteur : P. Jackson
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135794936
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 548
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This comprehensive and versatile reference source will be a most important tool for anyone wishing to seek out information on virtually any aspect of British affairs, life and culture. The resources of a detailed bibliography, directory and journals listing are combined in this single volume, forming a unique guide to a multitude of diverse topics - British politics, government, society, literature, thought, arts, economics, history and geography. Academic subjects as taught in British colleges and universities are covered, with extensive reading lists of books and journals and sources of information for each discipline, making this an invaluable manual.


South Asian Folklore

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With 600 signed, alphabetically organized articles covering the entirety of folklore in South Asia, this new resource includes countries and regions, ethni ...

  • L'auteur : Peter Claus,Sarah Diamond,Margaret Mills
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000101223
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 740
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: With 600 signed, alphabetically organized articles covering the entirety of folklore in South Asia, this new resource includes countries and regions, ethnic groups, religious concepts and practices, artistic genres, holidays and traditions, and many other concepts. A preface introduces the material, while a comprehensive index, cross-references, and black and white illustrations round out the work. The focus on south Asia includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, with short survey articles on Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, and various diaspora communities. This unique reference will be invaluable for collections serving students, scholars, and the general public.


The Land of the Green Man

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Beyond its housing estates and identikit high streets there is another Britain. This is the Britain of mist-drenched forests and unpredictable sea-frets: o ...

  • L'auteur : Carolyne Larrington
  • Editeur: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857729349
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Nombre de pages: 264
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Beyond its housing estates and identikit high streets there is another Britain. This is the Britain of mist-drenched forests and unpredictable sea-frets: of wraith-like fog banks, druidic mistletoe and peculiar creatures that lurk, half-unseen, in the undergrowth, tantalising and teasing just at the periphery of human vision. How have the remarkably persistent folkloric traditions of the British Isles formed and been formed by the psyches of those who inhabit them? In this sparkling new history, Carolyne Larrington explores the diverse ways in which a myriad of fantastical beings has moulded the nation's cultural history. Fairies, elves and goblins here tread purposefully, sometimes malignly, over an eerie landscape that also conceals brownies, selkies, trows, knockers, boggarts, land-wights, Jack o'Lanterns, Barguests, the sinister Nuckleavee and Black Shuck: terrifying hell-hound of the Norfolk coast with eyes of burning coal. Ranging from Shetland to Jersey and from Ireland to East Anglia, while evoking the Wild Hunt, the ghostly bells of Lyonesse and the dread fenlands haunted by Grendel, this is a book that will captivate all those who long for the wild places: the mountains and chasms where giants lie in wait


The British Folk Revival

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The British Folk Revival is the very first historical and theoretical work to consider the post-war folk revival in Britain from a popular music studies pe ...

  • L'auteur : Michael Brocken
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351893572
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 248
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The British Folk Revival is the very first historical and theoretical work to consider the post-war folk revival in Britain from a popular music studies perspective. Michael Brocken provides a historical narrative of the folk revival from the 1940s up until the 1990s, beginning with the emergence of the revival from within and around the left-wing movements of the 1940s and 1950s. Key figures and organizations such as the Workers' Music Association, the BBC, the English Folk Dance and Song Society, A.L. Lloyd and Ewan MacColl are examined closely. By looking at the work of British Communist Party splinter groups it is possible to see the refraction of folk music as a political tool. Brocken openly challenges folk historicity and internal narrative by discussing the convergence of folk and pop during the 1950s and 1960s. The significant development of the folk/rock hybrid is considered alongside 'class', 'Americana', radio and the strength of pop culture. Brocken shows how the dichotomy of artistic (natural) versus industry (mass-produced) music since the 1970s has led to a fragmentation and constriction of the folk revival. The study concludes with a look at the upsurge of the folk music industry, the growth of festivals and the implications of the Internet for the British folk revival. Brocken suggests the way forward should involve an acknowledgement that folk music is not superior to but is, in fact, a form of popular music. The book will create lively debate among the folk music fraternity and popular music scholars, as well as folklorists and ethnomusicologists. A unique discography and history of the Topic Record label is also included.


Folklore and the Fantastic in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction

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Jason Marc Harris's ambitious book argues that the tensions between folk metaphysics and Enlightenment values produce the literary fantastic. Demonstrating ...

  • L'auteur : Jason Marc Harris
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317134656
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 248
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Jason Marc Harris's ambitious book argues that the tensions between folk metaphysics and Enlightenment values produce the literary fantastic. Demonstrating that a negotiation with folklore was central to the canon of British literature, he explicates the complicated rhetoric associated with folkloric fiction. His analysis includes a wide range of writers, including James Barrie, William Carleton, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Sheridan Le Fanu, Neil Gunn, George MacDonald, William Sharp, Robert Louis Stevenson, and James Hogg. These authors, Harris suggests, used folklore to articulate profound cultural ambivalence towards issues of class, domesticity, education, gender, imperialism, nationalism, race, politics, religion, and metaphysics. Harris's analysis of the function of folk metaphysics in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century narratives reveals the ideological agendas of the appropriation of folklore and the artistic potential of superstition in both folkloric and literary contexts of the supernatural.


Common Magick

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Discover the Folk Magick of the British Isles A Showcase of Spells, Lore, and the Origins of Magickal Practices Join author A.C. Fisher Aldag as she explor ...

  • L'auteur : A.C. Fisher Aldag
  • Editeur: Llewellyn Worldwide
  • ISBN: 0738763225
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Nombre de pages: 312
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Discover the Folk Magick of the British Isles A Showcase of Spells, Lore, and the Origins of Magickal Practices Join author A.C. Fisher Aldag as she explores the folk magick of the British Isles. With fascinating descriptions of traditional lore, stories, and simple spells, Common Magick is a perfect resource for understanding these well-loved magickal practices. This book reveals why folk magick works and shares deep knowledge of magickal timing, sigils, crafts, tools, and more. You will discover what it's like to work with nature spirits, fairies, deities, and energy beings as well as herbs, crystals, divination, and even folkplays and magickal dances. Whether you are just curious or you want to enhance your own practice, Common Magick provides a window into folk magick traditions from Cornwall, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, and the North of France. The authentic practices discussed within these pages will give you a new appreciation for the roots of superstitions and the enduring nature of magick.


The Story-Time of the British Empire

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In The Story-Time of the British Empire, author Sadhana Naithani examines folklore collections compiled by British colonial administrators, military men, m ...

  • L'auteur : Sadhana Naithani
  • Editeur: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 9781604734560
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 160
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In The Story-Time of the British Empire, author Sadhana Naithani examines folklore collections compiled by British colonial administrators, military men, missionaries, and women in the British colonies of Africa, Asia, and Australia between 1860 and 1950. Much of this work was accomplished in the context of colonial relations and done by non-folklorists, yet these oral narratives and poetic expressions of non-Europeans were transcribed, translated, published, and discussed internationally. Naithani analyzes the role of folklore scholarship in the construction of colonial cultural politics as well as in the conception of international folklore studies. Since most folklore scholarship and cultural history focuses exclusively on specific nations, there is little study of cross-cultural phenomena about empire and/or post-coloniality. Naithani argues that connecting cultural histories, especially in relation to previously colonized countries, is essential to understanding those countries' folklore, as these folk traditions result from both internal and European influence. The author also makes clear the role folklore and its study played in shaping intercultural perceptions that continue to exist in the academic and popular realms today. The Story-Time of the British Empireis a bold argument for a twenty-first-century vision of folklore studies that is international in scope and that understands folklore as a transnational entity.


Jack the Giant Killer (Illustrated)

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Jack the Giant Killer is the famous English fairy tale about a brave lad slaying hideous giants. Color illustrations by Hugh Thomson. ...

  • L'auteur : Joseph Jacobs
  • Editeur: The Planet
  • ISBN: 1909115487
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  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Jack the Giant Killer is the famous English fairy tale about a brave lad slaying hideous giants. Color illustrations by Hugh Thomson.


Accused

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The true stories of eleven notorious women, across five centuries, who were feared, victimized, and condemned for witchcraft in the British Isles. Beginnin ...

  • L'auteur : Willow Winsham
  • Editeur: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473850045
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 198
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The true stories of eleven notorious women, across five centuries, who were feared, victimized, and condemned for witchcraft in the British Isles. Beginning with the late Middle Ages—from Ireland to Hampshire—hundreds of women were accused of spellcasting, wicked seduction, murder, and consorting with the devil. Most were fated for the gallows or the stake. What did it mean for these prisoners to stand accused? What were they really guilty of? And by whom were they persecuted? Drawing on a wealth of primary sources including trial documents, church and census records, and the original sensationalist pamphlets describing the crimes, historian Willow Winsham finds the startling answers to these questions. In the process, she resurrects the lives, deaths, and mysteries of eleven women subjected to history’s most notable witch trials. From Irish “sorceress” Alice Kyteler who, in 1324 was the first accused witch on record, to Scottish psychic Helen Duncan who, in 1944, was the last woman imprisoned under Britain’s Witchcraft Act of 1735. Dames, servant girls, aggrieved neighbors, suspect widows, cat ladies, prostitutes, mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters. Accused brings all these victims, and the eras in which they lived and died, back to life in “an incredibly well researched . . . stunning and admirable piece of work, highly recommended” (Terry Tyler, author of the Project Renova series).


Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth, Legend and Folklore

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Every culture has in its folklore and mythology beings of immense size and strength, as well as other preternatural humanoids great or small who walk among ...

  • L'auteur : Theresa Bane
  • Editeur: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476623384
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 212
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Every culture has in its folklore and mythology beings of immense size and strength, as well as other preternatural humanoids great or small who walk among us, serving the divine or fulfilling their own agendas. This book catalogs the lore and legends of more than 1,000 different humanoid species and individual beings, including the Titans, Valkyries, Jotnar, yōkai, biblical giants, elves, ogres, trolls and many more.


How Folklore Shaped Modern Art

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Since the 1990s, artists and art writers around the world have increasingly undermined the essentialism associated with notions of "critical practice." We ...

  • L'auteur : Wes Hill
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317394704
  • Genre: Art
  • Nombre de pages: 182
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Since the 1990s, artists and art writers around the world have increasingly undermined the essentialism associated with notions of "critical practice." We can see this manifesting in the renewed relevance of what were previously considered "outsider" art practices, the emphasis on first-person accounts of identity over critical theory, and the proliferation of exhibitions that refuse to distinguish between art and the productions of culture more generally. How Folklore Shaped Modern Art: A Post-Critical History of Aesthetics underscores how the cultural traditions, belief systems and performed exchanges that were once integral to the folklore discipline are now central to contemporary art’s "post-critical turn." This shift is considered here as less a direct confrontation of critical procedures than a symptom of art’s inclusive ideals, overturning the historical separation of fine art from those "uncritical" forms located in material and commercial culture. In a global context, aesthetics is now just one of numerous traditions informing our encounters with visual culture today, symptomatic of the pull towards an impossibly pluralistic image of art that reflects the irreducible conditions of identity.


A Companion to Folklore

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A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unpreceden ...

  • L'auteur : Regina F. Bendix,Galit Hasan-Rokem
  • Editeur: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444354388
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 696
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays on folklore authored by international experts Examines the practices and theoretical approaches developed to understand the phenomena of folklore Considers folklore in the context of multi-disciplinary topics that include poetics, performance, religious practice, myth, ritual and symbol, oral textuality, history, law, politics and power as well as the social base of folklore Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title


Folklore of Lincolnshire

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The county of Lincolnshire is a beautiful mixture of low-lying marshy fen land, modest hills and the steep valleys of the rolling Wolds; it is also home to ...

  • L'auteur : Susanna O'Neill
  • Editeur: The History Press
  • ISBN: 0752482394
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 160
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The county of Lincolnshire is a beautiful mixture of low-lying marshy fen land, modest hills and the steep valleys of the rolling Wolds; it is also home to a wealth of folklore, legend and intrigue. With one of the most interesting dialects in the country, this vast region is also rich in superstitions, songs and traditional games. A study of the daily life, lore and customs of Lincolnshire are here interspersed with stories of monstrous black hounds, dragon lairs, witches, Tiddy Mun, mischievous imps and tales of the people known as the Yellowbellies. This fully illustrated book explores the origins and meanings of Lincolnshire’s traditions and shows how the customs of the past have influenced the ways of the present.