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William Ralston Shedden Ralston - Russian Folk-Tales

Russian Folk-Tales William Ralston Shedden Ralston

Year: 1873 The Stories contained in this book are taken from the collections published by Afanasief, Khudyakof, Erlenvein, and Chudinsky. The South-Russian collections of Kulish and Rudchenko I have been able to use but little, there being no complete dictionary available of the dialect, or rather the language, in which they are written. Of these works that of Afanasief is by far the most important, extending to nearly 3,000 pages, and containing 332 distinct stories ...
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The Evil Eye: The Classic Account of an Ancient Superstition - Frederick Thomas Elworthy

The Evil Eye: The Classic Account of an Ancient Superstition – Frederick Thomas Elworthy

In Italian, it's referred to as "malocchio." In Spanish, it's "el ojo." And in Farsi, it's "bla band." In many cultures, primitive or sophisticated, the "evil eye" is considered to be a gaze that can harm or bewitch. This classic text on the subject, first published more than a century ago, recounts the many afflictions said to result from that stare, from the days of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, up to the late ...
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