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Botanical Folk Tales Of Britain And Ireland

Author : Lisa Schneidau
ISBN : 9780750987325
Genre : Fiction
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The islands of Britain and Ireland hold a rich heritage of plant folklore and wisdom, from the magical yew tree to the bad-tempered dandelion. Here are traditional tales about the trees and plants that shape our landscapes and our lives through the seasons. They explore the complex relationship between people and plants, in lowlands and uplands, fields, bogs, moors, woodlands and towns. Suitable for all ages, this is an essential collection of stories for anyone interested in botany, the environment and our living heritage.

Folk Healing And Health Care Practices In Britain And Ireland

Author : Ronald George Moore
ISBN : 1845456726
Genre : Medical
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'This is a fascinating and beautiful organized and written manuscript'-Rebecca Lester, Washington University in St. Louis Folk, alternative and complementary health care practices in contemporary Western society are currently experiencing a renaissance, albeit with features that are unique to this historical moment. At the same time, biomedicine is under scrutiny, experiencing a number of distinct and multifaceted crises. In this volume the authors draw together cutting edge cross-cultural, interdisciplinary research in Britain and Ireland, focusing on exploring the role and significance of healing practices ù such as the use of crystals, herbs, cures and charms, potions and lotions ù in diverse local contexts. Ronnie Moore currently Lectures in Medical Anthropology and Sociology in the Departments of Sociology and Public Health, Medicine and Epidemiology at University College Dublin. His research interests include health disparities; health, conflict and ethnic identity; and conflict theory. Stuart McClean is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol. His research interests include the resurgence of alternative medicine and healing practices in Western societies, the role of creative arts in health and the global dimensions surrounding health.

Myths And Folk Tales Of Ireland

Author : Jeremiah Curtin
ISBN : 0486224309
Genre : Social Science
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Presents a nineteenth-century collection of twenty Irish stories, including tales from the Fenian cycle--about Fin MacCumhail and his warriors--and Irish versions of European fairy-tales.

Garlands Conkers And Mother Die

Author : Roy Vickery
ISBN : 9780826444189
Genre : History
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Plants have had symbolic as well as practical meanings and uses since the beginning of human civilisation. This vivid account introduces readers to a rich variety of British and Irish plant folklore, drawing on Roy Vickery's own unsurpassed archives collated over forty years, and a wide range of historical and contemporary literature. Unlike other books which re-use material collected in the Victorian era, this book is based on new material collected by the author, and shows that while some of the wilder superstitions have faded we still cling to the symbolic importance of plants. Putting conkers in wardrobes keeps moths away, and parsley - the Devil's plant - only germinates if sown on Good Friday. A potato in the bed helps do away with cramp and in Cornwall crawling under a bramble bush was considered a cure for blackheads. From plants that foretold births and deaths, to herbal remedies, planting and harvesting rituals, friendship bushes and festive garlands this is a book of rich and living social history and folklore.

Plant Talk

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924101489189
Genre : Plant conservation
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The Bibliography Of Museum And Art Gallery Publications And Audio Visual Aids In Great Britain And Ireland 1979 80

Author : Michael Roulstone
ISBN : 0859640973
Genre : Art galleries, Commercial
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Dancing With Trees

Author : Allison Galbraith
ISBN : 0750978872
Genre : Folklore
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The oral storytelling traditions of the British Isles have connected people to the land and to their plant and animal neighbors for centuries. This collection brings together story wisdom from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland that speaks to the heart of humanity's relationship with nature. Whether it's traditional stories about native birds and animals or tales of living in harmony with the landscapes we call home, there's something here for everyone who believes that a more beautiful world is within our reach. Richly illustrated with 30 original drawings, these enchanting tales will appeal to everyone interested in nature and in environmental conservation and will be enjoyed by readers, storytellers, and listeners time and again.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015079755206
Genre : English literature
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British Books

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ISBN : UOM:39015084435695
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The Publishers Circular And General Record Of British And Foreign Literature

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ISBN : WISC:89115068900
Genre : Bibliography
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