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Handbook of Folk-Lore

New Edition, Revised and Enlarged


In stock

ISBN : 9788130717678


Author : C.S. Burne


Pages : 442 pp


Year of Publishing : 2020


Binding : Hardbound


Publisher : Cosmo Publications

SKU: COSH015 Categories: ,

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 Handbook of Folklore is a compendium of folkloric beliefs and tales from around the world. The contents include: What folklore is; How to collect and record folklore; Belief and practice: earth and sky, political institutions; Rites of individual life; Occupations and industries; Calendar fasts and festivals; Games, sports, and pastimes; Stories, songs, and sayings etc.

The book was previously published by the Folklore Society.

“The book is a deeply satisfying guide to human folklore, and a must-read for people who want to create their own folklore as they write stories, novels and such. Every writer should have a copy of this book on his or her bookshelf, because in it Burne outlines the basics of folklore in an accessible, easy to fathom format that can work as a handy guide for writers. Additionally, this is a wonderful book for cultural anthropologists.” – Excerpt from a Buyer Comments.

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