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Encyclopedia of Traditional Epics by Guida Myrl Jackson-Laufer

Title Encyclopedia of Traditional Epics
Author Guida Myrl Jackson-Laufer
Publisher Abc-Clio Incorporated
Release 1994
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 732
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Considers epics based in the oral tradition from the second century B.C. to the 20th century. The articles under the titles provide summaries, analysis, and historical and sociological contexts. Other articles identify and describe related events, characters, terms, and the names of authors or redactors. Inaccuracies about known works makes information on the others suspect. No pronunciation guide. No bibliography of modern editions. Well cross-referenced. Lightly illustrated. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Title The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales
Author Donald Haase
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release 2008
Category Reference
Total Pages 420
ISBN 9780313334412
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

Title Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition
Author Graham Speake
Publisher Routledge
Release 2021-01-31
Category History
Total Pages 1500
ISBN 1135942064
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Hellenism is the living culture of the Greek-speaking peoples and has a continuing history of more than 3,500 years. The Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition contains approximately 900 entries devoted to people, places, periods, events, and themes, examining every aspect of that culture from the Bronze Age to the present day. The focus throughout is on the Greeks themselves, and the continuities within their own cultural tradition. Language and religion are perhaps the most obvious vehicles of continuity; but there have been many others--law, taxation, gardens, music, magic, education, shipping, and countless other elements have all played their part in maintaining this unique culture. Today, Greek arts have blossomed again; Greece has taken its place in the European Union; Greeks control a substantial proportion of the world's merchant marine; and Greek communities in the United States, Australia, and South Africa have carried the Hellenic tradition throughout the world. This is the first reference work to embrace all aspects of that tradition in every period of its existence.

Encyclopedia of Literary Epics by Guida Myrl Jackson-Laufer

Title Encyclopedia of Literary Epics
Author Guida Myrl Jackson-Laufer
Publisher Abc-Clio Incorporated
Release 1996
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 660
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A reference offering literature students an overview of the world tradition of epic poetry, concise synopses of representative works, and brief biographical backgrounds of the authors. The encyclopedia measures the poems for selection by their scope, history, and mythic value, covering the Western literary canon from Vergil to the epics of Europe, modern works such as Pound's Cantos and Zukofsky's A, as well as epics from Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Includes photographs and illustrations. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Title Oral Epic Traditions in China and Beyond
Author Chao Gejin
Publisher Routledge
Release 2021-12-31
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1000529843
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This volume is the masterpiece of Chao Gejin, one of the best-known Chinese scholars of Epic studies, representing his most influential works on the change of the nature of the Epic across the twentieth century. The discussion ranges from Homeric and Indo-European epics to renewed discoveries of age-old African and Asian epics. The author details developments in research from Parry and Lord’s work on Serbo-Croat oral poetry to his own research on the Mongol heroic epic. The book traces the formation of theoretical systems such as Oral Formulaic Theory, Ethnopoetics and Performance Theory, and ends with the author’s explorations of the 20th-century Mongolian bard Arimpil’s singing of his native epic poetry. Using methods that previous scholars used to demonstrate the fundamentally oral nature of the Homeric epic, Chao brings to light the poetic richness of the still-living Mongol oral epic tradition. Students and scholars of epic studies, literature, folklore and anthropology will find this an essential reference.

Title Subject Encyclopedias User guide review citations
Author Allan Mirwis
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release 1999
Category Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Total Pages 218
ISBN 9781573562980
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This useful two-volume set will provide buyers of subject encyclopedias with a substantial amount of valuable information they can use in making their purchasing decisions. It will also provide all types of librarians and their patrons with a quick, one-stop method for locating the appropriate subject encyclopedias for their needs and for locating articles in the 100 encyclopedias. Librarians who specialize in bibliographic instruction will also find it to be a useful tool for teaching students how to locate needed information.

Title Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology
Author Theresa Bane
Publisher McFarland
Release 2012-06-21
Category Social Science
Total Pages 207
ISBN 0786455810
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

From the earliest days of oral history to the present, the vampire myth persists among mankind’s deeply-rooted fears. This encyclopedia, with entries ranging from “Abchanchu” to “Zmeus,” includes nearly 600 different species of historical and mythological vampires, fully described and detailed.

Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era 1760 1850 by Christopher John Murray

Title Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era 1760 1850
Author Christopher John Murray
Publisher Routledge
Release 2013-05-13
Category History
Total Pages 1336
ISBN 1135455783
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In 850 analytical articles, this two-volume set explores the developments that influenced the profound changes in thought and sensibility during the second half of the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth century. The Encyclopedia provides readers with a clear, detailed, and accurate reference source on the literature, thought, music, and art of the period, demonstrating the rich interplay of international influences and cross-currents at work; and to explore the many issues raised by the very concepts of Romantic and Romanticism.

Recent Reference Books in Religion by William M. Johnston

Title Recent Reference Books in Religion
Author William M. Johnston
Publisher Routledge
Release 2014-01-27
Category Reference
Total Pages 330
ISBN 1135923027
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Title A Companion to Old and Middle English Literature
Author Laura C. Lambdin
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release 2002
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 433
ISBN 9780313310546
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents nineteen chapters, each discussing a different genre, including riddles, balladry, romance, epic poetry, and beast fables.