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Folklore What Is It and What Is the Good of It?

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ISBN-13:
9780243605828
Einband:
Ebook
Seiten:
0
Autor:
Edwin Sidney Hartland
eBook Typ:
PDF
Kopierschutz:
NO DRM
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

The present study is a reprint, with a few omissions and additions, of a paper read before the Gloucester Philosophical Society. The lecture form has been retained. The following synopsis may he found useful.What is Folklore - The Science of Tradition - Tradition is subject to laws - The lore of the uneducated - A cure for warts - Other medical ceremonies - Their meaning - The unit of society among savages - The blood-feud - Blood-brotherhood - Votive offerings and their meaning - Witchcraft: sympathetic magic - The value of the study of folklore - Its political importance, especially for the British Empire - Its importance for missionary work - Its social value to us as individuals - Its value in literary culture - In the study of the Bible - Its relations to our conception of history - Bibliography.I have left the second edition unaltered save for a few slight stylistic changes, and for the additional note on p. 38. The Bibliography has been revised.

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