The Handbook of Folklore (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Handbook of Folklore (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by George Laurence Gomme
     
 

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An excellent guide for collectors and students, this invaluable primer on the study of folklore includes an elementary introduction to the scientific aspects of the subject, information on types of folklore such as magic and divination, beliefs about reincarnation, regional customs and superstitions, and guidelines for collecting.

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An excellent guide for collectors and students, this invaluable primer on the study of folklore includes an elementary introduction to the scientific aspects of the subject, information on types of folklore such as magic and divination, beliefs about reincarnation, regional customs and superstitions, and guidelines for collecting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411437340
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
364
File size:
201 KB

Meet the Author


George Laurence Gomme (1853–1916) was a highly respected British folklorist. He helped found both the Victoria County History and, with his wife Alice Bertha Gomme, the Folklore Society. He was knighted in 1911. He went on to immerse himself in the study of history and folklore, writing books such as Folklore Relics of Early Village Life, Ethnology in Folklore, and The Making of London.

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