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An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures

Katharine Briggs

Verlag: Pantheon Books, 1978
ISBN 10: 0394409183 / ISBN 13: 9780394409184
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Titel: An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, ...

Verlag: Pantheon Books

Erscheinungsdatum: 1978

Einband: Hardcover

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Based on extensive research in West Africa, Christopher Steiner's book presents a richly detailed description of the economic networks that transfer art objects from their site of use and production in Africa to their point of consumption in art galleries and shops throughout Europe and America. In the course of this fascinating transcultural journey, African art acquires different meanings. It means one thing to the rural villagers who create and still use it in ritual and performance, another to the Muslim traders who barter and resell it, and something else to the buyers and collectors in the West who purchase it for investment and display it in their homes. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0394409183

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Inhaltsangabe: A complete guide to fairy lore from the Middle Ages to the present. Both an anthology of fairy tales and a reference work with essays about the fairy economy, food, sports, powers and more.

Rezension: Perhaps she should have called it "Everything You Wanted to Know about Fairies, but Were Afraid to Ask." This book covers every type of "little people" from abbey lubbers to Young Tam Lin. Not just the tiny, translucent winged pixies of popular art, but brownies, goblins and bogies, even larger creatures like dragons and mermaids. Exhaustive in its coverage, while still entertaining.

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