Folk Heroes and Heroines Around the World

Folk Heroes and Heroines Around the World

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"Despite the tremendous differences between cultures and ethnicities across the world, all of them have folk heroes and heroines--real and imagined--that have been represented in tales, legends, songs, and verse. These stories persist through time and space, over generations, even through migrations to new countries and languages. This encyclopedia is a one-stop source for broad coverage of the world's folk hero tales. Features: Supplies entries on folk tale characters worldwide that identify related heroes and heroines and provide additional contextual information; Features a geographical organization that enables readers to research a specific region's folk characters; Provides an alphabetical index as well as an index of heroic character types to facilitate cross-cultural and historical comparisons; Includes sidebars with passages from the folk tales, popular culture, and other items of interest."--Publisher's website.
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California :, Greenwood, an Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC,, [2016]
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9781440838606
Characteristics: xxxviii, 411 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm


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