Coverart for item
The Resource Archetypes and motifs in folklore and literature : a handbook, Jane Garry and Hasan El-Shamy, editors

Archetypes and motifs in folklore and literature : a handbook, Jane Garry and Hasan El-Shamy, editors

Label
Archetypes and motifs in folklore and literature : a handbook
Title
Archetypes and motifs in folklore and literature
Title remainder
a handbook
Statement of responsibility
Jane Garry and Hasan El-Shamy, editors
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is an authoritative presentation and discussion of the most basic thematic elements universally found in folklore and literature. The reference provides a detailed analysis of the most common archetypes or motifs found in the folklore of selected communities around the world. Each entry is written by a noted authority in the field, and includes accompanying reference citations. Entries are keyed to the Motif-Index of Folk Literature by Stith Thompson and grouped according to that Index's scheme. The reference also includes an introductory essay on the concepts of archetypes and motifs and the scholarship associated with them. This is the only book in English on motifs and themes that is completely folklore oriented, deals with motif numbers, and is tied to the Thompson Motif-Index. It includes in-depth examination of such motifs as: Bewitching; Chance and Fate; Choice of Roads; Death or Departure of the Gods; the Double; Ghosts and Other Revenants; the Hero Cycle; Journey to the Otherworld; Magic Invulnerability; Soothsayer; Transformation; Tricksters
Cataloging source
COCUF
Dewey number
398/.012
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GR72.56
LC item number
.A73 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Garry, Jane
  • El-Shamy, Hasan M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Folklore
  • Folk literature
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Folk literature
  • Folklore
  • Archetypen
  • Motieven (kunst)
  • Letterkunde
  • Volkscultuur
  • Archetypus
  • Literatur
  • Archetypus
  • Volkskunde
  • Volkskunde
  • Electronic books
Label
Archetypes and motifs in folklore and literature : a handbook, Jane Garry and Hasan El-Shamy, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction -- How to use this book -- About the editors and contributors -- Mythological motifs -- Mythical animals -- Tabu -- Magic -- The dead -- Marvels -- Ogres -- Tests -- The wise and the foolish -- Deceptions -- Reversal of fortune -- Ordaining the future -- Chance and fate -- Society -- Rewards and punishments -- Captives and fugitives -- Unnatural cruelty -- Sex -- Nature of life -- Miscellaneous -- Index
Control code
ocn191662102
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxv, 515 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780765622129
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E59755EA-4C49-4E9A-8D08-F172E5254F3A
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o191662102
  • (OCoLC)191662102
Label
Archetypes and motifs in folklore and literature : a handbook, Jane Garry and Hasan El-Shamy, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction -- How to use this book -- About the editors and contributors -- Mythological motifs -- Mythical animals -- Tabu -- Magic -- The dead -- Marvels -- Ogres -- Tests -- The wise and the foolish -- Deceptions -- Reversal of fortune -- Ordaining the future -- Chance and fate -- Society -- Rewards and punishments -- Captives and fugitives -- Unnatural cruelty -- Sex -- Nature of life -- Miscellaneous -- Index
Control code
ocn191662102
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxv, 515 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780765622129
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E59755EA-4C49-4E9A-8D08-F172E5254F3A
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o191662102
  • (OCoLC)191662102

Library Locations

    • Waubonsee: Sugar Grove Campus - Todd LibraryBorrow it
      Collins Hall 2nd Floor Waubonsee Community College Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL, 60554-9454, US
      41.7974 -88.45785
Processing Feedback ...