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Jersey Folklore Superstitions Volume Two

Author : G. J. C. Bois
ISBN : 9781467005609
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Published in two volumes, the purpose of Jersey Folklore & Superstitions is three-fold: To bring all the previously published and any non-published material on Jersey folktales and superstitions together in one publication, to expand on the detail of this material and to place it in context by comparing it with similar or more complete traditions from the Gulf of St. Malo as a whole (Guernsey, Normandy and Brittany) and to consider its functions and origins. To this end they are further compared with traditions from Europe generally, with some examples from further afield and with mythologies worldwide. For Jersey readers this work will give an overview of their oral tradition, its significance and how it relates to the body of such traditions within Europe as a whole. For general readers the use of the Islands traditions as a template for those elsewhere, the process of comparison with those from other regions and the attempt to outline the broad range of sources from which they are drawn, may give an insight into particular areas of folk tradition generally, such as fairy-lore, indigenous sorcery (witchcraft), domestic superstition and the roles and origins of spectral animals and other beings. For this purpose, most chapters are broadly divided into four main sections. The Jersey material is presented first, followed by that from Guernsey, Normandy and Brittany, followed by an analysis using examples from further afield and from mythology. Each chapter concludes with a review and summary of this material. Liberal quotations of related ditons or sayings in Jrriais (the Jersey Language) are included with each chapter. The author has four previous publications; Jersey Superstitions in Etching & Poetry (hardcover 1981), An Introduction to Channel Islands Pewter (softcover 1993), Jersey Maritime Folklore (M/S format, 1996) and Sunbonnets in the Channel Islands & worldwide (CD-R 2005).
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Jersey Folklore And Superstitions Volume One

Author : G. J. C. Bois
ISBN : 1449096786
Genre : Art
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Published in two volumes, the purpose of Jersey Folklore & Superstitions is three-fold: To bring all the previously published and any non-published material on Jersey folktales and superstitions together in one publication, to expand on the detail of this material and to place it in context by comparing it with similar or more complete traditions from the Gulf of St. Malo as a whole (Guernsey, Normandy and Brittany) and to consider its functions and origins. To this end they are further compared with traditions from Europe generally, with some examples from further afield and with mythologies worldwide. For Jersey readers this work will give an overview of their oral tradition, its significance and how it relates to the body of such traditions within Europe as a whole. For general readers the use of the Island's traditions as a template for those elsewhere, the process of comparison with those from other regions and the attempt to outline the broad range of sources from which they are drawn, may give an insight into particular areas of folk tradition generally, such as fairy-lore, indigenous sorcery (witchcraft), domestic superstitions and the roles and origins of spectral animals and other beings. For this purpose, most chapters are broadly divided into four main sections. The Jersey material is presented first, followed by that from Guernsey, Normandy and Brittany, followed by an analysis using examples from further afield and from mythology. Each chapter concludes with a review and summary of this material. Liberal quotations of related 'ditons' or sayings in Jèrriais (the Jersey Language) are included with each chapter. The author has four previous publications; Jersey Superstitions in Etching & Poetry (hardcover 1981), An Introduction to Channel Islands' Pewter (softcover 1993), Jersey Maritime Folklore (M/S format, 1996) and Sunbonnets in the Channel Islands & worldwide (CD-R 2005).
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Encyclopedia Of Beasts And Monsters In Myth Legend And Folklore

Author : Theresa Bane
ISBN : 9781476622682
Genre : Social Science
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“Here there be dragons”—this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond. Heroes who ventured there were only as great as the beasts they encountered. This encyclopedia contains more than 2,200 monsters of myth and folklore, who both made life difficult for humans and fought by their side. Entries describe the appearance, behavior, and cultural origin of mythic creatures well-known and obscure, collected from traditions around the world.
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Encyclopedia Of Fairies In World Folklore And Mythology

Author : Theresa Bane
ISBN : 9781476612423
Genre : Social Science
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Fairies have been revered and feared, sometimes simultaneously, throughout recorded history. This encyclopedia of concise entries, from the A-senee-ki-waku of northeastern North America to the Zips of Central America and Mexico, includes more than 2,500 individual beings and species of fairy and nature spirits from a wide range of mythologies and religions from all over the globe.
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Haunted New Jersey

Author : Patricia A. Martinelli
ISBN : 0811731561
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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An entertaining overview of unexplained phenomena in New Jersey offers tales of ghosts, hauntings, curses, and monsters, including the Jersey Devil, pirates and long-lost treasures, UFOs, the Confederate ghosts of Finn's Point, the Woman in White, and other intriguing cases. Original.
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New Jersey Folklore

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Genre : Folk art
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The Child S Book Of Folklore

Author : Marion Vallat Emrich
ISBN : UOM:39015003973271
Genre : Folk songs
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A collection of songs, riddles, games, etc. from the United States.
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Jersey Maritime Folklore 2nd Edition

Author : G. J. C. Bois
ISBN : 1537677497
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The traditions of sailors and fishermen of Jersey, from those of the foreshore to those of the inshore fishermen and deep sea mariners. From the Middle Ages the island of Jersey has been heavily engaged in all aspects of maritime activity. Apart from its inshore activities and trading with England, France and other European neighbours, from the 16th century its fishing fleets were working the Grand Banks and in the following three centuries trading in all the major oceans of the world. This fostered shipbuilding and the island became one of the major shipbuilding centres in Europe during the age of sail. As with many of the island's activities, these were out of all proportion to its small size in a period of rapid growth, both in the Channel Islands and in Europe in general. The traditions of the deep sea were held in common with other mariners from elsewhere in Europe and other countries bordering the Atlantic, so this work focusses on the inshore and foreshore traditions, some of which may have been held in common with other maritime communities but others which may be unique to the islands or to Jersey. Some traditions, such as those concerning pork and pigs, may be the residue of much earlier pre-Christian beliefs, but many were concerned with practical matters. In particular the sayings relating to sea states, the states of the tide and the weather. Other traditions were simple superstitions concerned with avoiding misfortune, in a precarious relationship with a capricious partner, the sea. Included in this book are photographs from the end of the 19th century, when sail was giving away to steam, with radical consequences for shipbuilding and other maritime trades in the island. Many of those working on iron steamships had worked on the earlier wooden sailing ships and would have been familiar with the sailors' superstitions and customs. These photos set the mood for a time of change in the islands and for the progress from one era to another in maritime and social history, and they set the scene for the descriptions of beliefs of earlier generations of seamen, many of which were still current even into the first decades of the 20th century.
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Jewish Magic And Superstition

Author : Joshua Trachtenberg
ISBN : 9780812208337
Genre : Religion
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Alongside the formal development of Judaism from the eleventh through the sixteenth centuries, a robust Jewish folk religion flourished—ideas and practices that never met with wholehearted approval by religious leaders yet enjoyed such wide popularity that they could not be altogether excluded from the religion. According to Joshua Trachtenberg, it is not possible truly to understand the experience and history of the Jewish people without attempting to recover their folklife and beliefs from centuries past. Jewish Magic and Superstition is a masterful and utterly fascinating exploration of religious forms that have all but disappeared yet persist in the imagination. The volume begins with legends of Jewish sorcery and proceeds to discuss beliefs about the evil eye, spirits of the dead, powers of good, the famous legend of the golem, procedures for casting spells, the use of gems and amulets, how to battle spirits, the ritual of circumcision, herbal folk remedies, fortune telling, astrology, and the interpretation of dreams. First published more than sixty years ago, Trachtenberg's study remains the foundational scholarship on magical practices in the Jewish world and offers an understanding of folk beliefs that expressed most eloquently the everyday religion of the Jewish people.
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The Indians Of New Jersey

Author : William Nelson
ISBN : HARVARD:32044043334291
Genre : Indians of North America
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Jersey Folk Lore

Author : John H. L'Amy
ISBN : IND:39000005761403
Genre : Folklore
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Folklife In New Jersey

Author : David Steven Cohen
ISBN : IND:39000005820670
Genre : Folklore
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The Cumulative Book Index

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A world list of books in the English language.
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