Studies in Folk Life

Studies in Folk Life : Essays in Honour of Iorwerth C. Peate

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This collection, first published in 1969, presents essays written by twenty of the most eminent scholars from the British Isles and Europe on aspects of folk life studies. The essays are written in honour of Dr Iorwerth C. Peate, Curator of the Welsh Folk Museum and doyen of folk life studies in Britain, to mark his retirement as the first President of the Society for Folk Life Studies. In the present book all the various aspects of folk life, from linguistics to sociology, from architecture to agrarian history, are covered, reflecting the wide interests of Dr Peate and his valuable contribution to the development of the study of traditional life in more

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  • Hardback | 390 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 27.94mm | 680g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138843938
  • 9781138843936

Table of contents

1. Introduction H.J. Fleure 2. The Gwerin of Wales Frank Price Jones 3. The Institute for Dialect and Folklore Research in Uppsala Dag Stromback 4. The Welsh Contribution to the Development of the Ulster Folk Museum G.B. Thompson 5. Folk Life Studies in East Anglia George Ewart Evans 6. Once upon a Time Seamus O Duilearga 7. The Concept of Diffusion in its Application to Vernacular Building J.T. Smith 8. Sod and Turf Houses in Ireland E. Estyn Evans 9. Representations of Houses on Some Irish Maps of c. 1600 Caoimhin O Danachair 10. Megalithic Building Survivals James Walton 11. Historical Aspects of Peat-cutting in Wales Trefor M. Owen 12. Fenland Peat Enid Porter 13. Sea Sand and Shells as Manure A.T. Lucas 14. Sheep in North Ronaldsay, Orkney Alexander Fenton 15. The Welsh Plough Team to 1600 Ffrancis G. Payne 16. The 'Rope-wood' and its European Distribution Robert Wildhaber 17. The Tweed Salmon Coble Stewart F. Sanderson 18. The 'Great Wheel' in the Scandinavian Countries Marta Hoffmann 19. Investigation of an Industry and its Products Sigurd Erixon 20. The Supernatural in Welsh Place-names Melville Richards 21. Prefixed Pronominal Forms in a Welsh Dialect V.H. Phillipsshow more