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folklore

folklore   Reference library

Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
169 words

Primarily the cultural products and traditions of peasant or other premodern societies. Folklore entered the English language in the mid-nineteenth

Folklore

Folklore   Quick reference

A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
88 words

The notions, tales, fancies, legends, proverbs, magic and superstition, which stem from the people rather than the learned circles,

folklore

folklore   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Literature
Length:
507 words

A very rich body of folklore survives in Ireland, owing to the country's position on the western periphery of Europe,

Folklore

Folklore   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
4,811 words

An Englishman, William Thoms, invented the discipline and coined the term “folk-lore” in 1846 and identified its subject matter:

Folklore

Folklore   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
4,172 words

African American folklore is particularly rich in verbal art, as reflected in its folktales, legends, myths, jokes, and verbal contests.

Folklore

Folklore   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
2,428 words
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Blacks long struggled against efforts to keep them powerless, and African American folk culture— from before Emancipation (1863)

Folklore

Folklore   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Philosophy
Length:
1,420 words

One of the best ways to understand what folklore means in African thought is to think of the defining ideas

Folklore in English

Folklore in English   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
3,062 words

The term ‘folklore’ refers both to the material handed on in tradition, whether by word of mouth or by custom

Folklore in French

Folklore in French   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
3,465 words

There are two distinct groups of French-speaking Canadians: Québécois and Acadians. The former settled originally in the valley of the

folklore and mythology: Germanic

folklore and mythology: Germanic   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,012 words

1. Mythology: Interpretatio Germanica 2. Place names 3. Continental sources 4. Scandinavian sources 5. Other mythological beings 6. Folklore

1. Mythology:

folklore and mythology: Jewish

folklore and mythology: Jewish   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,032 words

Jewish folklore concerns the sayings, songs, *riddles, spells, social rituals, and tales of the Jewish people originally spread by

folklore and mythology: Scandinavian

folklore and mythology: Scandinavian   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
514 words

Pre-Christian Scandinavian mythology is known mostly from post-*conversion texts recorded in *Iceland, supplemented by *archaeological, onomastic, and

folklore and mythology: Slavic

folklore and mythology: Slavic   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,042 words

Slavic mythology is known mostly from the oldest data on the East and some West (*Pomeranian or *Baltic)

folklore and popular culture

folklore and popular culture   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
745 words

Medievalists face particular hurdles in the study of medieval folklore and popular culture, since all the ‘folk’ and members

folklore

folklore   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
69 words

Traditions, customs and beliefs of people. The most prevalent form of folklore is the folk tale. In contrast to

folklore and fairy tales

folklore and fairy tales   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
3,179 words

1. The fairy tale as a subject of folklore study

Of the three main oral prose genres of folklore, fairy

folklore

folklore   Reference library

Megan Price

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
359 words

Every group bound together by common interests and purposes, whether educated or uneducated, rural or urban, possesses a body of

FOLKLORE

FOLKLORE   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
339 words
popular traditions, including beliefs, customs, ritual practices, music, songs, dances, legends, and tales, originally oral but no longer exclusively so since the spread of literacy. ... More
Folklore.

Folklore.   Reference library

Simon J. Bronner

The Oxford Companion to United States History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,024 words
Folklore consists of cultural expressions learned through oral tradition and custom, typically enacted in social settings. Types of folklore prevalent in America include legends, beliefs, ... More
Folklore

Folklore   Reference library

Valerie Lee

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
2,167 words
Although most literatures show evidence of folk elements, the writings from communities of color are especially strong in interweaving folk and written traditions. Because folklore can ... More

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