British Folk Tales And Legends

A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language: Part A: Folk Narratives

K. Briggs, "A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language: Part A: Folk Narratives"
Routledge | 1991 | ISBN: 0415066964 | 520 pages | PDF | 2 MB
A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language (Part A: Folk Narratives)

Katherin Briggs “A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language (Part A: Folk Narratives)"
Routledge | 1991-09 | ISBN: 0415066948 | 1168 pages | PDF | 2 MB

African Genesis, Folk Tales and Myths of Africa  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by serpmolot at Nov. 19, 2012
African Genesis, Folk Tales and Myths of Africa

African Genesis, Folk Tales and Myths of Africa
English | 1937 | ISBN: n/a | 248 pages | PDF | 20.4 MB

Scandinavian Folk Belief and Legend (Nordic)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Pas2059 at March 20, 2009
Scandinavian Folk Belief and Legend (Nordic)

Scandinavian Folk Belief and Legend (Nordic)
Publisher:University of Minnesota Press | ISBN: 0816615039 | edition 1988 | PDF | 429 pages | 16.3 mb


Today folklore and folklore studies enjoy wide interest both on college campuses and among general readers. A knowledge of our own ethnic background as well as of other traditions broadens our horizons and helps us understand ourselves and the world we live in. This book surveys the folk belief of Scandinavia as manifested in legends, memorates, dites, magic formulas, rite descriptions, and other documents. It demonstrates the remarkable uniformity of folk belief in preindustrial Scandinavia and also notes regional differences. It presents central aspects of the traditional worldview rather than the prose narrative tradition recognized as literature. Consequently folk- tales that represent a concept of supranormal experience different from that of legends and related texts have not been included here. We are currently working on a collection of Scandinavian folktales. To date there exists no collection of legends and other texts cover- ing the folk belief of Scandinavia as a whole. Reidar Th. Christian- sen's Folktales of Norway (1964), Jacqueline Simpson's Icelandic Folktales and Legends (1972), John Lindow's Swedish Legends and Folktales (1978), and John F. West's Faroese Folk-Tales and Legends (1980) limit them- selves to the folktale and legend tradition of the respective countries, and there are no English-language editions of Danish or Swedish- Finnish traditions. In selecting our texts, we have emphasized faithfulness to belief tradition rather than to literary quality. Some of the better-known texts, for example, those published by Peter Chr. Asbj0rnsen during the nineteenth century, have not been included here because they were edited to conform to the literary standards of the time. The majority of texts in this book were gleaned from standard printed sources and some are from folklore archives.

Folk-lore and Legends, Russian and Polish  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by jaybeere at Nov. 23, 2008
Folk-lore and Legends, Russian and Polish

C. J. T., "Folk-lore and Legends, Russian and Polish"
W.W. Gibbings: London (1890) | pages 200
PDF (colour) + PDF (Black/White) + DjVu | 8.85 + 3.79 + 3.23 MB
VA - Im A Freak, Baby: The British Heavy Psych And Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72 (2016)

VA - Im A Freak, Baby: The British Heavy Psych And Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72 (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:53:25 | 531 Mb
Genre: Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock / Label: Grapefruit Records

Travel British Heavy Psych and Hard Rock underground: 1968-72 only, this anthology introduces students to important and too often lose sight of the transitional period of English rock. Songs and artists presented here, is a bridge between the British folk revival and the psychedelic scene with the transition in the first wave of British heavy metal, along with the progressive movement.
A Curious History of Vegetables: Aphrodisiacal and Healing Properties, Folk Tales, Garden Tips, and Recipes

A Curious History of Vegetables: Aphrodisiacal and Healing Properties, Folk Tales, Garden Tips, and Recipes by Wolf D. Storl
2016 | ISBN: 1623170397 | English | 364 pages | EPUB | 10 MB

Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs (Library of America)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Feb. 16, 2017
Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs (Library of America)

Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs (Library of America) by Ambrose Bierce
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1598531026 | 864 Pages | EPUB | 957.75 KB
Nart Sagas from the Caucasus: Myths and Legends from the Circassians, Abazas, Abkhaz, and Ubykhs

Nart Sagas from the Caucasus: Myths and Legends from the Circassians, Abazas, Abkhaz, and Ubykhs by John Colarusso
English | 2002 | ISBN: 0691026475 | 576 Pages | PDF | 7.02 MB
Sinikka Langeland, Lars Anders Tomter, Kare Nordstoga - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of J.S. Bach (2009)

Sinikka Langeland - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of Johann Sebastian Bach (2009)
with Lars Anders Tomter & Kåre Nordstoga

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 414 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 218 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Nordic Folk | Label: ECM | # ECM 2127, 271 7097 | Time: 01:12:11

Norwegian folk musician Sinikka Langeland, singer and player of the kantele (the Finnish table harp) is a distinctly non-traditional traditionalist, redefining "folk" in successive projects. 'Maria's Song' finds her in the company of two distinguished classical musicians - organist Kare Nordstoga and "giant of the Nordic viola" Lars Anders Tomter - and on a mission to restore Marian texts to sacred music, weaving folk melodies in between the timeless strains of J S Bach. Langeland made a lot of friends with her sparkling ECM debut Starflowers: "There are jewels everywhere on this arresting example of ego-free music-making. One of the albums of this or any other year" raved the Irish Times. Where Starflowers brought Langeland into the orbit of jazz improvisers, Maria's Song is a meeting and cross referencing of folk and 'classical' energies, and also a righting of historical 'injustice': Religious folk songs are amongst the most distinctive elements of the Norwegian folk tradition, yet the Virgin Mary rarely appears in them. Once a much-worshipped figure in the Far North she was, as Sinikka puts it, "reformed" away in 1537, so this album brings Maria back into the music. It was recorded in the beautiful Nidaros Cathedral of Trondheim, famous for its Baroque organ heard here.