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The Greenwood encyclopedia of world folklore and folklife

Author: William M Clements
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Designed for students and general readers, this massive encyclopedia authoritatively reviews the folklore and folkways of cultures from around the world.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Greenwood encyclopedia of world folklore and folklife.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
(OCoLC)616786600
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William M Clements
ISBN: 0313328471 9780313328473 031332848X 9780313328480 0313328498 9780313328497 0313328501 9780313328503 031332851X 9780313328510
OCLC Number: 61027381
Awards: Winner of Library Journal 2006 Best Reference 0 (United States)
Description: 4 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1. Topics and themes; Africa, Australia and Oceania --
v. 2. Southeast Asia and India, Central and East Asia, Middle East --
v. 3. Europe --
v. 4. North and South America.
Responsibility: edited by William M. Clements ; Thomas A. Green, advisory editor.
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Surveys folklife and traditions from around the world. This encyclopedia includes some 200 entries written by around 200 expert contributors and provides overview essays on topics and themes central  Read more...

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