The Folk-tales of Burma: An Introduction. Gerry Abbott, Khin Thant Han.

The Folk-tales of Burma: An Introduction

Brill Academic Publishers. 6.25 x 9.75", xiv, 392 pp., b/w frontis, 18 b/w illustrations, bibliography, Ethnological notes, index, cloth, Leiden, 2000. Item #15776
ISBN: 9004118128

This handbook is the first in-depth overview of the fascinating world of Burmese folk-tales. Part one provides a wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary survey of folk-tale studies, together with a broad functional classification of Burma's tales. Part two presents, mostly for the first time in a European language, the categorized actual tales themselves. With commentaries on plots and cross-cultural motifs - past and present.

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