Encyclopedia of Folk Heroes (Hardback)
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Encyclopedia of Folk Heroes (Hardback)

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Hardback 347 Pages / Published: 11/12/2001
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A wide-ranging and detailed investigation of folk heroes, both fictional and historical, from the earliest times to the present, taken from societies throughout the world as they exist in folktales, folksongs, customs, speech, and other folklore genres.


* Spotlights 366 folk heroes, from old acquaintances like Bluebeard and Casey Jones to new friends like Bunuwas and Chokanamma

* Includes 51 illustrations-paintings, drawings, and photographs

* A timeline documents the earliest known appearance of each hero

* A general index combined with indexes by heroic type and by country/culture make research easy

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781576072165
Number of pages: 347
Weight: 865 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A strong introduction defines the attributes, qualities, and origins of a folk hero as well as cultural and communal interpretations of heroism . . . this entertaining and wide-ranging work is a valuable addition to most libraries." - Library Journal
"[A]n impressive discussion of the current thought and definition of folk heroes in culture and history." - American Reference Books Annual

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