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Dictionary of English Folklore (Reissue) (Hardcover) (Jacqueline Simpson & Steve Roud)

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This Dictionary is part of the Oxford Reference Collection: using sustainable print-on-demand technology to make the acclaimed backlist of the Oxford Reference programme perennially available in hardback format.An engrossing guide to English folklore and traditions, with over 1,250 entries. Folklore is connected to virtually every aspect of life, part of the country, age group, and occupation. From the bizarre to the seemingly mundane, it is as much a feature of the modern technological age as of the ancient world.
· Oral and Performance genres-Cheese rolling, Morris dancing, Well-dressingEL
· Superstitions-Charms, Rainbows, WishbonesEL
· Characters-Cinderella, Father Christmas, Robin Hood, Dick WhittingtonEL
· Supernatural Beliefs-Devil's hoofprints, Fairy rings, Frog showersEL
· Calendar Customs-April Fool's Day, Helston Furry Day, Valentine's DayEL
Edition: Reissue
Number of Pages: 412
Genre: Literary Criticism, History
Series Title: Oxford Reference Collection
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Author: Jacqueline Simpson & Steve Roud
Language: English
Street Date: February 15, 2017
TCIN: 52146316
UPC: 9780198804871
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-7595
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