English Verbal Charms (Folklore Fellows Communications 288)

By: Jonathan Roper

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SOME OF THE EARLIEST English writings that now survive are records of verbal charms. They mark the beginning of a millennium-long semi-continuous record of traditional verbal charms, which runs until almost the present day. This represents a remarkable set of data for a vernacular language, and yet when charms have been studied in the past, Anglo-Saxonists, later medievalists, antiquarians and Victorian folklorists have each focussed on their particular period, and the full span of the material has not been addressed. English Verbal Charms aims to provide a description of the genre of charms and the practice of charming by drawing on the surviving data from the entire period. It also presents a discussion of charm-types found in England, mentioning wherever possible their European analogues. Printed Pages: 242.

Title: English Verbal Charms (Folklore Fellows Communications 288)

Author Name: Jonathan Roper

Categories: India, Languages,

Publisher: Helsinki, Finland, Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia (Academia Scientiarum Fennica)/Bookstore Tiedekirja: 2005

ISBN: 9514109686

ISBN 13: 9789514109683

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 113838

Keywords: English Verbal Charms (Folklore Fellows Communications 288) Jonathan Roper