Roots of a Region: Southern Folk Culture by John A. Burrison

By John A. Burrison

Roots of a quarter unearths the significance of people traditions in shaping and expressing the yankee South. This assessment covers the complete area and all sorts of ex-pression-oral, musical, regularly occurring, and fabric. the writer establishes how folklore pervades and displays the region\'s economics, heritage (espe-cially the Civil War), race rela-tions, faith, and politics. He follows with a catalog of these folk-cultural traits-from foodstuff and crafts to track and story-that are noticeably southern. The ebook then explores the local American and previous global resources of southern people tradition. case stories function examples to stu-dents and as proof of the author\'s higher issues. the 1st lines the origins and develop-ment of an artifact variety, the clay jug; the second one examines a spot, Georgia, and the connection of its folklore to the sector as an entire. the writer concludes by means of trying to the way forward for folklife in a quarter that has misplaced a lot of its agrarian base because it modernizes, a destiny depending on contemporary immigration and appreciation of older southern traditions by means of a mostly city viewers. assisting those explorations are one hundred fifteen illustrations-sixteen in color-and an intensive bibliography of books on southern folks tradition. John A. Burrison is Regents Professor of English and director of the folklore curriculum at Georgia nation college. He additionally serves as curator of the Goizueta Folklife Gallery on the Atlanta background Museum and of the people Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia at Sautee Nacoochee middle. His earlier books are Brothers in Clay: the tale of Georgia folks Pottery, Storytellers: Folktales and Legends from the South, and Shaping Traditions: folks Arts in a altering South.

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In the Shadow of History by J. Frank Dobie, Mody C. Boatright, Harry H. Ransom

By J. Frank Dobie, Mody C. Boatright, Harry H. Ransom

A booklet of the Texas Folklore Society. Dobie examines “Rose and His tale of the Alamo.” different items at the Alamo comprise “How Jim Bowie Died” and “Inventing tales in regards to the Alamo.” “Anecdotes as facet lighting to Texas background” explores tales of the founders of Texas. between different items incorporated are: “There’s a Geography of funny Anecdotes,” “Folk Characters of the Sheep Industry,” “The Ghost Sheep Dog,” “Tortilla Making,” “Navajo Sketches,” and plenty of more.

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Egyptian Magic: The Forbidden Secrets of Ancient Egypt by Joseph Toledano

By Joseph Toledano

This evaluate of historical Egyptian magic explores the makes use of and heritage of white and black magic between Egyptian sorcerers. mentioned are Egyptian monks who have been recognized for his or her magical prowess; the good value of spells and magic in old Egyptian everyday life; and the numerous symbols, talismans, and magic phrases that derived from old Egypt. Compelling examine drawn from written debts on preserved papyrus and headstones is published.

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Gadi Mirrabooka: Australian Aboriginal Tales from the by Pauline E. McLeod, Francis Firebrace Jones, June E. Barker,

By Pauline E. McLeod, Francis Firebrace Jones, June E. Barker, Helen F. McKay

Take a trip into the attention-grabbing international of Australia's Aboriginal tradition with this distinctive number of 33 real, unaltered tales delivered to you by way of 3 Aboriginal storyteller custodians! not like different compilations of stories that have been converted and released with out permission from the Aboriginal humans, those tales at the moment are awarded with approval from Aboriginal elders for you to aid foster a greater realizing of the historical past and tradition of the Aboriginal humans. Gadi Mirrabooka, this means that less than the Southern go, introduces remarkable stories from the Dreamtime, the magical interval of Aboriginal starting. via those tales you could know about customs and values, animal psychology, looking and accumulating talents, cultural norms, ethical habit, the non secular trust process, survival abilities, and nutrition assets. a particular and totally compelling tale assortment, this booklet is an immensely worthwhile treasure for educators, mom and dad, teenagers, and grownup readers. Grades K-A

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The Golem and the Wondrous Deeds of the Maharal of Prague by Yudl Rosenberg, Prof. Curt Leviant

By Yudl Rosenberg, Prof. Curt Leviant

This choice of interrelated tales a few sixteenth-century Prague rabbi and the golem he created grew to become an instantaneous bestseller upon its ebook in 1909. So greatly renowned and influential was once Yudl Rosenberg’s publication, it really is no exaggeration to assert that the writer remodeled the centuries-old figuring out of the creature of clay and single-handedly created the parable of the golem as protector of the Jewish humans in periods of persecution.In addition to translating Rosenberg’s vintage golem tale into English for the 1st time, Curt Leviant additionally deals an creation during which he units Rosenberg’s writing in ancient context and discusses the golem legend ahead of and after Rosenberg’s contributions. beneficiant annotations are supplied for the curious reader.The booklet is filled with adventures, surprises, romance, suspense, mysticism, Jewish satisfaction, and storytelling at its most sensible. the manager Rabbi of Prague, often called the Maharal, brings the golem Yossele to lifestyles to assist the Jews struggle fake accusations of formality murder—the notorious blood libel. extra human, extra able, and extra trustworthy as a protector than any golem imagined sooner than, Rosenberg’s Golem irrevocably replaced the most largely influential icons of Jewish folklore. (20080701)

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Legend and Lore of the Guadalupe Mountains by W. C. Jameson

By W. C. Jameson

When you consider that he used to be a teen, W. C. Jameson has hiked, explored, and been captivated by means of the Guadalupe Mountains of west Texas and southeast New Mexico, simply southwest of Carlsbad. He has searched the caves within the mountains (even discovering a number of gold nuggets tucked away years previous via an unknown prospector) and visited with longtime citizens within the neighborhood cafés and taverns, and on their ranches. He spent hours hearing them percentage old occasions of the Guadalupes in addition to the legends.

Sometimes the folks of the mountains observed buried treasures and different occasions they mentioned ghosts and spirits that many believed resided in the dead of night inside of the variety. They shared own stories and exchanged tales of wierd issues encountered excessive within the mountains and stories of unexplainable happenings.

There are numerous tales linked to the Guadalupe Mountains. Many are authentic, having been traditionally documented. Others are a part of the legend and lore. a number of are strange. W. C. Jameson comprises various stories and tales the following for the armchair tourist or the go back and forth planner.

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African American Folk Healing by Stephanie Mitchem

By Stephanie Mitchem

Cure a nosebleed via retaining a silver sector at the again of the neck. deal with an earache with candy oil drops. put on plant roots to maintain from catching colds. inside many African American households, these kind of practices proceed this present day, woven into the material of black tradition, usually communicated via girls. Such folks practices form the suggestions approximately therapeutic which are subtle all through African American groups and are expressed in myriad methods, from religion therapeutic to creating a mojo.

Stephanie Y. Mitchem offers a desirable learn of African American therapeutic. She sheds gentle on a number of people practices and lines their improvement from the time of slavery during the nice Migrations. She explores how they've got endured into the current and their dating with replacement drugs. via conversations with black americans, she demonstrates how herbs, charms, and rituals proceed folks therapeutic performances. Mitchem indicates that those practices should not easily approximately therapeutic; they're associated with expressions of religion, delineating features of a holistic epistemology and pointing to disjunctures among African American perspectives of well being and ailment and people of the tradition of institutional medicine.

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Foxboy: Intimacy and Aesthetics in Andean Stories by Catherine J. Allen

By Catherine J. Allen

As soon as there has been a Quechua folktale. It starts off with a trickster fox's penis with a will of its personal and ends with a daughter returning to oldsters who can't realize her till she recounts the uncanny adventures that experience befallen her considering that she ran clear of domestic. Following the unusual twists and turnings of this story, Catherine J. Allen weaves a story of Quechua storytelling and tale listening that hyperlinks those arts to others--fabric weaving, in particular--and thereby illuminates enduring Andean recommendations for speaking deeply felt cultural values.In this masterful paintings of literary nonfiction, Allen attracts out the connections among admired markers of ethnic identification in Andean nations--indigenous language and woven cloth--and makes a powerful case that the relationship among language and textile impacts nearly all points of expressive tradition, together with the acting arts. As she explores how a talented storyteller interweaves conventional stories and inventory characters into new tales, simply as a talented weaver combines conventional motifs and hues into new styles, she demonstrates how Andean storytelling and weaving either include an identical different types of relationships, an identical principles approximately how opposites should still catch up with one another. via determining those pervasive styles, Allen opens up the Quechua cultural international that unites tale tellers and listeners, as listeners listen echoes and strains of different tales, layering over one another in a type of aural palimpsest.

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