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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The dust jacket has surface rubbing and light creasing and wear to the edges. There is very light browning to the edges of the compressed pages. The rest of the book has no faults.

The dimensions: 163x242mm.
Pages: 493
Publisher: Larousse
Publication date: 1995 first edition

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Larousse Dictionary of World Folklore
By Alison Jones

A unique, intriguing guide to the rich traditions of folk heritage world-wide

From Tannhauser to Tarzan, from Bran the Blessed to Billy the Kid, the figures of popular tradition and their exploits are presented in detail. Ancient tales of Aladdin and Rumpelstiltskin are explored in depth, alongside modern urban myths such as the Vanishing Hitchhiker. Folk arts, from ballads to blues and the hula to the Highland Fling, are covered and the roots of superstitions current today are traced back through history. Drawing out patterns of diffusion and development of folklore around the world, and outlining the theories and methods of this field of scholarship, the Larousse Dictionary of World Folklore provides an unparalleled view of this fascinating subject.

-Arranged alphabetically for easy reference
-Comprehensively cross-referenced and indexed
-Illustrated with over 200 line drawings
-Includes a calendar of folklore events around the world, short biographies of prominent folklorists, and a guide to ethnological museums
-Extensive list of recommended reading

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