Mythology Folk Tales

Download E-books Oral Traditions of Anuta: A Polynesian Outlier in the Solomon Islands (Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics) PDF

By Richard Feinberg

Anuta is a small Polynesian neighborhood within the jap Solomon Islands that has had minimum touch with outdoors cultural forces. Even on the finish of the 20 th century, it is still the most conventional and remoted islands within the insular Pacific. In Oral Traditions of Anuta, Richard Feinberg deals a telling choice of Anutan old narratives, together with indigenous texts and English translations. This wealthy, thorough assemblage is the results of a collaborative undertaking among Feinberg and a wide cross-section of the Anutan neighborhood that built over a interval of twenty-five years.
The volume's emphasis is ethnographic, which include a couple of texts as comparable via the island's most precious specialists in concerns of conventional heritage. Feinberg's annotations, which arm the reader with crucial ethnographic and old contexts, make clear vital linguistic and cultural concerns that come up from the tales. The texts themselves have very important implications for the connection of oral culture to heritage and symbolic constructions, and manage to pay for new proof pertinent to Polynesian language sub-grouping. additional, they supply perception right into a variety of Anutan customs and preoccupations, whereas additionally suggesting definite common Polynesian practices courting again to the pre-contact and early touch sessions.

Show description

Read or Download Oral Traditions of Anuta: A Polynesian Outlier in the Solomon Islands (Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics) PDF

Similar Mythology Folk Tales books

The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 1 (Penguin Classics)

Each evening for 3 years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a distinct virgin, executing her the subsequent morning. to finish this brutal trend and to save lots of her personal existence, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, starts to inform the king tales of event, love, riches and sweetness - stories of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of dying and magical spirits, stories of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba outwitting a band of 40 thieves and of jinnis trapped in earrings and in lamps.

A Dictionary of Superstitions

Is it sturdy or undesirable success to say a pig to a fisherman? What does it portend for those who holiday a double-yolked egg? what number frogs do you want to medication whooping cough? starting from the commonly used to the unusual, and together with every little thing from spells and omens to rituals and taboos, this delightfully informative dictionary covers a wide range of well known superstitions, bearing on nearly each point of human tradition.

Theseus and Athens

Theseus is well known because the maximum of Athenian heroes. This paintings explores what he intended to the Athenians on the peak in their city-state within the 5th century B. C. Assembling fabric that has been scattered in scholarly works, Henry Walker examines the proof for the improvement of the parable and cult of Theseus within the archaic age.

Additional resources for Oral Traditions of Anuta: A Polynesian Outlier in the Solomon Islands (Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics)

Show sample text content

Rated 4.92 of 5 – based on 45 votes