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The Resource The dancing goddesses : folklore, archaeology, and the origins of European dance, Elizabeth Wayland Barber

The dancing goddesses : folklore, archaeology, and the origins of European dance, Elizabeth Wayland Barber

Label
The dancing goddesses : folklore, archaeology, and the origins of European dance
Title
The dancing goddesses
Title remainder
folklore, archaeology, and the origins of European dance
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An ethnographic and archaeological exploration of ancient traditions and folklore pertaining to "dancing goddesses" traces their roots in early Roman, Greek, and European cultures to reveal the origins of modern customs
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barber, E. J. W.
Dewey number
398.209496
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GR139.5
LC item number
.B37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Folklore
  • Folklore
  • Goddesses
  • Agriculture
  • Folk dancing
  • Folk dancing
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Balkan Peninsula
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Ethnoarchaeology
Label
The dancing goddesses : folklore, archaeology, and the origins of European dance, Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-400) and index
Contents
Introduction: Dancing as life : how dance was thought to bring life -- I. Dancing the year : the ritual cycle of fertility -- Swan maidens, mermaids, and tree spirits -- Marking time -- To bring the spring -- Dancing up a storm -- Crazy week--Rusalia week -- Flowers with powers -- Midsummer Rusalii -- Friday, St. Friday -- The twelve days of Christmas -- II. Bride-dancing for fertility: the frog princess -- The cosmic arrow -- Bride testing -- Trial by dance -- The magic sleeve dance -- Second skins -- The hut on chicken legs -- Koshchey the deathless -- III. Dancing back through time -- Medieval traces -- Roman showbiz -- Dancing with the Greeks -- Back to the Bronze Age -- Dancing at the dawn of agriculture -- IV. Gotta dance! -- Keeping together in time -- Dancing the time warp -- Epilogue: dancing divinity
Control code
ocn783163466
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 429 p.
Isbn
9780393065367
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012038940
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393065367
  • (OCoLC)783163466
Label
The dancing goddesses : folklore, archaeology, and the origins of European dance, Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-400) and index
Contents
Introduction: Dancing as life : how dance was thought to bring life -- I. Dancing the year : the ritual cycle of fertility -- Swan maidens, mermaids, and tree spirits -- Marking time -- To bring the spring -- Dancing up a storm -- Crazy week--Rusalia week -- Flowers with powers -- Midsummer Rusalii -- Friday, St. Friday -- The twelve days of Christmas -- II. Bride-dancing for fertility: the frog princess -- The cosmic arrow -- Bride testing -- Trial by dance -- The magic sleeve dance -- Second skins -- The hut on chicken legs -- Koshchey the deathless -- III. Dancing back through time -- Medieval traces -- Roman showbiz -- Dancing with the Greeks -- Back to the Bronze Age -- Dancing at the dawn of agriculture -- IV. Gotta dance! -- Keeping together in time -- Dancing the time warp -- Epilogue: dancing divinity
Control code
ocn783163466
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 429 p.
Isbn
9780393065367
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012038940
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393065367
  • (OCoLC)783163466

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