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Author: G. F. (George Frederick) Abbott
Title: Macedonian folklore
Publisher: Cambridge, University press
Subject (keywords, tags): Folklore -- Yugoslavia Macedonia (Republic)


The folklorist in Macedonia.--The folk-calendar and the seasons.--January, February and March.--Eastertide.--April, May and June.--July to December.--Winter festivities.--Divination.--Symbolism.--Birth.--Marriage.--Funeral rites.--Spirits and spells.--Macedonian mythology.--Alexander and Philip in folk-tradition.--Bird legends.--Miscellaneous notes.--Riddles.--Appendices I-VI.--Index

Contributor: University of California Libraries
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Subject: Excellent!
An excellent description of Macedonian traditional customs,habits and popular beliefs,written in the last decade of Ottoman rule and shortly before Macedonia was liberated and included within the boundaries of mother Greece.Being descended from one of those Macedonian territories(Serres) visited by G.Abbott in early 20th century and whose folklore has been so vividly and picturesquely described by him,I am really fascinated with reading about some of our native costums and traditions with which I have grown up and which have been passed down to us from generation to generation from time immemorable.Especially when the origin of some of them is clearly traced back to similar ancient Hellenic costums and practices.