A Dictionary of English Folklore

by Jacqueline Simpson & Steve Roud
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Publisher: OUP Oxford

Series: The Oxford Reference Collection

Publication Date: May 31, 2016

ISBN: 9780191578526

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This Dictionary is part of the Oxford Reference Collection: using sustainable print-on-demand technology to make the acclaimed backlist of the Oxford Reference programme perennially available in hardback format. An engrossing guide to English folklore and traditions, with over 1,250 entries. Folklore is connected to virtually every aspect of life, part of the country, age group, and occupation. From the bizarre to the seemingly mundane, it is as much a feature of the modern technological age as of the ancient world. BL Oral and Performance genres-Cheese rolling, Morris dancing, Well-dressing… BL Superstitions-Charms, Rainbows, Wishbones… BL Characters-Cinderella, Father Christmas, Robin Hood, Dick Whittington… BL Supernatural Beliefs-Devil's hoofprints, Fairy rings, Frog showers… BL Calendar Customs-April Fool's Day, Helston Furry Day, Valentine's Day…