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Beckwith, Martha Warren 1871-1959

Overview
Works: 96 works in 366 publications in 3 languages and 5,380 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Legends  Biography  Fiction  Games 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: BL2620.H3, 398.209969
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Most widely held works by Martha Warren Beckwith
Hawaiian mythology by Martha Warren Beckwith( Book )

34 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Hawaiian gods were like great chiefs from far lands who visited among the people, entering their daily lives sometimes as humans or animals, sometimes taking residence in a stone or wooden idol. As years passed, the families of gods grew and included the trickster Maui, who snared the sun, and fiery Pele of the volcano. Ancient Hawaiians lived by the animistic philosophy that assigned living souls to animals, trees, stones, stars, and clouds, as well as to humans. Religion and mythology were interwoven in Hawaiian culture; and local legends and genealogies were preserved in song, chant, and narrative. Martha Beckwith was the first scholar to chart a path through the hundreds of books, articles, and little-known manuscripts that recorded the oral narratives of the Hawaiian people. Her book has become a classic work of folklore and ethnology, and the definitive treatment of Hawaiian mythology."--Back cover
Black roadways; a study of Jamaican folk life by Martha Warren Beckwith( Book )

21 editions published between 1929 and 1970 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kumulipo, a Hawaiian creation chant by Martha Warren Beckwith( Book )

20 editions published between 1951 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamaica Anansi stories by Martha Warren Beckwith( Book )

27 editions published between 1924 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book includes 99 animal stories, 50 modern european stories, 18 witticisms, and 274 riddles
Mandan-Hidatsa myths and ceremonies by Martha Warren Beckwith( Book )

18 editions published between 1932 and 1969 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pushkin : the man and the artist by Martha Warren Beckwith( Book )

8 editions published between 1937 and 1971 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamaica folk-lore by Martha Warren Beckwith( Book )

22 editions published between 1928 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamaica proverbs by Martha Warren Beckwith( Book )

8 editions published between 1925 and 1970 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hawaiian romance of Laieikawai by S. N Haleʻole( Book )

21 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in English and Hawaiian and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kepelino's traditions of Hawaii by Kepelino( Book )

14 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in English and Hawaiian and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths and hunting stories of the Mandan and Hidatsa Sioux by Martha Warren Beckwith( Book )

9 editions published between 1930 and 1978 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklore in America, its scope and method by Martha Warren Beckwith( Book )

10 editions published between 1931 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawaiians : OV05( )

in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawaiians are the original Eastern Polynesian inhabitants of the state of Hawaii in the United States. The Hawaiian language is related to Marquesan, Tahitian, and Maori. This collection consists of 27 documents and in general is well balanced between the traditional Hawaiian society of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and more recent ethnographic studies of the late twentieth century
The legend of Lāʹieikawai by Dietrich Varez( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden away in a remote forest on the island of Hawaiì and separated from her twin sister, a beautiful princess named Lāʹieikawai is romanced by suitors, both human and supernatural, before becoming "the woman of twilight."
The legend of Kawelo( Book )

7 editions published between 1929 and 1936 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hussay festival in Jamaica by Martha Warren Beckwith( Book )

4 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawaiian string games by J. S Emerson( Book )

3 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths and ceremonies of the Mandan and Hidatsa. Second series by Martha Warren Beckwith( Book )

4 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on Jamaican ethnobotany by Martha Warren Beckwith( Book )

7 editions published between 1927 and 1983 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas mummings in Jamaica by Martha Warren Beckwith( Book )

7 editions published between 1923 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Black roadways; a study of Jamaican folk life
Alternative Names
Beckwith, Martha

Beckwith, Martha W.

Beckwith, Martha Warren

Martha Warren Beckwith American folklorist and ethnographer

Warren Beckwith, Martha 1871-1959

Беквит, М 1871-1959

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Languages
English (248)

German (2)

Hawaiian (2)

Covers
Black roadways; a study of Jamaican folk lifeThe Kumulipo, a Hawaiian creation chantThe Hawaiian romance of LaieikawaiKepelino's traditions of HawaiiThe legend of Lāʹieikawai