Download E-books Oral Traditions of Anuta: A Polynesian Outlier in the Solomon Islands (Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics) PDF

By Richard Feinberg

Anuta is a small Polynesian group within the jap Solomon Islands that has had minimum touch with outdoor cultural forces. Even on the finish of the 20 th century, it is still some of the most conventional and remoted islands within the insular Pacific. In Oral Traditions of Anuta, Richard Feinberg bargains a telling selection of Anutan old narratives, together with indigenous texts and English translations. This wealthy, thorough assemblage is the results of a collaborative undertaking among Feinberg and a wide cross-section of the Anutan group that constructed over a interval of twenty-five years.
The volume's emphasis is ethnographic, together with a couple of texts as comparable by means of the island's most beneficial specialists in concerns of conventional background. Feinberg's annotations, which arm the reader with crucial ethnographic and old contexts, make clear vital linguistic and cultural concerns that come up from the tales. The texts themselves have very important implications for the connection of oral culture to historical past and symbolic constructions, and have enough money new facts pertinent to Polynesian language sub-grouping. additional, they supply perception right into a variety of Anutan customs and preoccupations, whereas additionally suggesting convinced common Polynesian practices courting again to the pre-contact and early touch classes.

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Download E-books Book of Were-Wolves: Were-Wolf History and Folklore PDF

By Sabine Baring-Gould

Publication of Were-Wolves - through Sabine Baring-Gould – Their historical past and Folklore. The werewolf, often referred to as a lycanthrope, is a mythological or folkloric human having the ability to shapeshift right into a wolf or a therianthropic hybrid wolf-like creature, both purposely or after being positioned below a curse or sickness (e.g. through a chew or scratch from one other werewolf). Early assets for trust in lycanthropy are Petronius and Gervase of Tilbury. The werewolf is a common notion in eu folklore, present in lots of variations that are similar by means of a standard improvement of a Christian interpretation of underlying Indo-European mythology which constructed in the course of the medieval interval. From the early smooth interval, werewolf ideals additionally unfold to the recent international with colonialism. trust in werewolf develops parallel to the idea in witches, during the past due center a while and the Early smooth interval. just like the witchcraft trials as a complete, the trial of meant werewolves emerges in what's now Switzerland (especially the Valais and Vaud) within the early fifteenth century and spreads all through Europe within the sixteenth, peaking within the seventeenth and subsiding through the 18th century. The persecution of werewolves and the linked folklore is an essential component of the "witch-hunt" phenomenon, albeit a marginal one, accusations of werewolfery being interested by just a small fraction of witchcraft trials. throughout the early interval, accusations of lycanthropy (transformation right into a wolf) have been combined with accusations of wolf-riding or wolf-charming. The case of Peter Stumpp (1589) resulted in an important top in either curiosity in and persecution of intended werewolves, basically in French-speaking and German-speaking Europe. The phenomenon endured longest in Bavaria and Austria, with persecution of wolf-charmers recorded until eventually good after 1650, the ultimate instances occurring within the early 18th century in Carinthia and Styria.

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Download E-books Albanian Folktales and Legends: Selected and translated from the Albanian (Albanian Studies) (Volume 2) PDF

By Robert Elsie

Folktales are nonetheless greatly alive within the mountains of Albania, a land of haunted background. they're recited within the evenings after a day’s paintings or out within the fields, are realized by way of middle and cross, as though immortal, from one iteration to the following. Whose mind's eye couldn't be captured via the crafty of the Scurfhead, via the calls for of the Earthly good looks, via the heroic feats of Muja and Halil or via the looks of a fiery Kulshedra within the woodland? incorporated during this assortment aren't basically folktales yet prose models of a few of the best-known Albanian legends (based on ancient or mythological occasions and figures). The adventures of Muja and Halil and their band of mountain warriors are nonetheless instructed and certainly sung in epic verse within the northern Albanian mountains, and the exploits of the good Scanderbeg, the Albanian nationwide hero who freed huge elements of the rustic from Turkish rule within the 15th century, are mentioned all over Albanians assemble, as though occasions 5 centuries outdated had taken position the previous day.

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Download E-books Sixteen Cowries: Yoruba Divination from Africa to the New World PDF

"... a landmark in study of African oral traditions."―African Arts

"... an important contribution to the knowledge of Yoruba spiritual trust, magic, and art." ―Journal of faith in Africa

Yoruba texts and English translations of a divination method that originated in Nigeria and is generally practiced this day by means of female and male diviners within the diaspora. A landmark edition.

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Download E-books Hysteria Beyond Freud PDF

"She's hysterical." for hundreds of years, the time period "hysteria" has been utilized by physicians and laymen alike to diagnose and push aside the intense emotionality and mysterious actual problems presumed to bedevil others—especially girls. How has this clinical suggestion assumed its strength? What cultural reasons does it serve? Why do diverse centuries and diverse conditions produce other kinds of hysteria?

These are one of the questions pursued during this soaking up, erudite reevaluation of the background of anxiety. the commonly revered authors draw upon the insights of the hot social and cultural heritage, instead of Freudian psychoanalysis, to check the ways that hysteria has been conceived by way of medical professionals and sufferers, writers and artists, in Europe and North the US, from antiquity to the early years of the 20th century. In so doing, they express heritage of anxiety is a heritage of ways we comprehend the mind.

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Download E-books Prinzessin Brambilla (German Edition) PDF

E. T. A. Hoffmann: Prinzessin Brambilla

Edition Holzinger. Taschenbuch

Berliner Ausgabe, 2013

Vollständiger, durchgesehener Neusatz mit einer Biographie des Autors bearbeitet und eingerichtet von Michael Holzinger

  • Erstdruck in: Morgenblatt für gebildete Stände (Stuttgart), 14. Jg., Nr. 20, 1820.

Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe:

  • E.T.A. Hoffmann: Poetische Werke in sechs Bänden, Band five, Berlin: Aufbau, 1963.

Herausgeber der Reihe: Michael Holzinger

Reihengestaltung: Viktor Harvion

Umschlaggestaltung unter Verwendung des Bildes: Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann (Deckfarbengemälde eines unbekannten Künstlers, um 1795)

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Download E-books The Face in the Frost PDF

By John Bellairs

The Face within the Frost is a delusion vintage, defying categorization with its richly innovative tale of 2 separate kingdoms of wizards, stymied through an influence that's past their keep an eye on. A tall, thin misfit of a wizard named Prospero lives within the Southern Kingdom—a patchwork of feuding duchies and small manors, all loosely unswerving to 1 figurehead king. either Prospero and an implausible adventurer named Roger Bacon glance in mirrors to work out diversified instances and areas, which tremendously impacts their personalities and mannerisms and leads them right into a myriad of occasions which are occasionally scary and infrequently hilarious.
 

Hailed by means of critics as a unprecedented paintings, combining the thrills of a horror novel with the inventiveness of myth, The Face within the Frost is the debut novel that introduced John Bellairs’s attractiveness as probably the most person voices in younger grownup fiction.

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Download E-books Strange and Secret Peoples: Fairies and Victorian Consciousness PDF

By Carole G. Silver

Teeming with creatures, either genuine and imagined, this encyclopedic research in cultural background illuminates the hidden net of connections among the Victorian fascination with fairies and their lore and the dominant preoccupations of Victorian tradition at huge. Carole Silver the following attracts on resources starting from the anthropological, folkloric, and occult to the criminal, ancient, and clinical. She is the 1st to anatomize a global peopled via unusual beings who've infiltrated either the literary and visible masterpieces and the minor works of the writers and painters of that period.

studying the interval of 1798 to 1923, Strange and mystery Peoples focuses not just on such renowned literary figures as Charles Dickens and William Butler Yeats, yet on writers as varied as Thomas Carlyle, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Charlotte Mew; on artists as diversified as mad Richard Dadd, Aubrey Beardsley, and Sir Joseph Noel Paton; and on artifacts starting from fossil skulls to images and vases. Silver demonstrates how attractive and gigantic creatures--fairies and swan maidens, goblins and dwarfs, cretins and changelings, elementals and pygmies--simultaneously peopled the Victorian mind's eye and inhabited nineteenth-century technological know-how and trust. Her ebook unearths the awesome complexity and fertility of the Victorian cognizance: its modernity and antiquity, its wish to naturalize the supernatural, its pervasive eroticism fused with sexual anxiousness, and its force for racial and imperial dominion.

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Download E-books The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 2 (Penguin Classics) PDF

Each evening for 3 years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a special virgin, executing her subsequent morning. to finish this brutal trend and to avoid wasting her personal lifestyles, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, starts to inform the king stories of event, love, riches and sweetness - stories of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of dying and magical spirits, stories of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba's outwitting a band of 40 thieves and of jinnis trapped in jewelry and in lamps. The series of reports will final 1,001 nights.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved through introductions and notes through exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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