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Folklore, What Is It And What Is The Good Of It

Edwin Sidney Hartland

""Folklore, What Is It And What Is The Good Of It"" is a comprehensive study of the origins, significance, and value of folklore. Written by Edwin Sidney Hartland, a prominent British folklorist and anthropologist, the book explores the various forms of folklore, including myths, legends, folktales, and customs, and examines their cultural and social functions. The book begins with a historical overview of folklore, tracing its evolution from prehistoric times to the present day. It then delves into the different types of folklore, analyzing their themes, motifs, and symbolism. Hartland also explores the ways in which folklore reflects and shapes the beliefs, values, and practices of different societies and cultures.In addition to its cultural and social significance, Hartland argues that folklore has practical applications in fields such as psychology, literature, and education. He demonstrates how the study of folklore can provide insights into human behavior, creativity, and imagination, and can inspire new forms of artistic expression.Overall, ""Folklore, What Is It And What Is The Good Of It"" is a thought-provoking and insightful exploration of the enduring appeal and relevance of folklore in contemporary society. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the history, culture, and meaning of folklore.Popular Studies In Mythology: Romance And Folklore.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 15th, 2006
  • Pages: 48
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.12in - 0.18lb
  • EAN: 9781428600089
  • Categories: Folklore & MythologyAnthropology - General