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Holy Writ as Oral Lit : The Bible as Folklore - Alan Dundes

Holy Writ as Oral Lit : The Bible as Folklore – Alan Dundes

With great reverence for the Bible, Dundes offers a new and exciting way to resolve some of the mysteries and contradictions that evolved during the Bible's prewritten legacy and that persists today. Using his expert knowledge of folklore, Dundes unearths and contracts multiple versions of nearly every major biblical event, including the creation of women, the flood, the ten commandments, the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord's Prayer, and the inscription on the Cross. Read ...
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Alan Dundes – Meaning of Folklore

Meaning of Folklore – Alan Dundes

The essays of Alan Dundes virtually created the meaning of folklore as an American academic discipline. Yet many of them went quickly out of print after their initial publication in far-flung journals. Brought together for the first time in this volume compiled and edited by Simon Bronner, the selection surveys Dundes's major ideas and emphases, and is introduced by Bronner with a thorough analysis of Dundes's long career, his interpretations, and his inestimable contribution to ...
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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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