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The customs and traditions of Wales

Author: Trefor M Owen
Publisher: Cardiff, Wales : University of Wales Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second edition, with an introduction by Emma LileView all editions and formats
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An illuminating and engrossing insight into a subject that continues to unfold and develop in contemporary life. Despite an increasingly globalized society that has transformed local communities, folk customs are still practiced and enjoyed the world over as people combine modern-day and historical rituals and embrace opportunities to learn about their past, and the author's influential study has maintained its  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trefor M Owen
ISBN: 9781783168255 1783168250
OCLC Number: 930446726
Description: xxvi, 188 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction to the new edition --
Preface --
Working the land --
Customs of hearth and home --
Community traditions --
Church festivals and practices --
Changing traditions --
Studying folk customs --
Selected reading list by chapter --
Index.
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Trefor M. Owen's seminal work educates, enlightens and entertains with a far-reaching yet accessible text, which paints a colourful and comprehensive portrait of a nation's rich folk culture. This  Read more...

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