Folklore by the Fireside : : Text and Context of the Tuscan Veglia / / Alessandro Falassi.

For centuries, social life in rural Tuscany has centered around the veglia, an evening gathering of family and friends at the hearth. Folklore by the Fireside is a thorough and insightful study of this custom—from the tales, riddles, lullabies, and folk prayers performed as the small children are pu...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter University of Texas Press Complete eBook-Package Pre-2000
Place / Publishing House:Austin : : University of Texas Press, , [2021]
Year of Publication:2021
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Physical Description:1 online resource (400 p.)
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1 The World by the Fireplace
  • 2 Fairy Tales for the Young and the Old "Oh, Listen to Me, Now. Once upon a Time . . ."
  • 3 Bedtime and Children's Folklore "The Angel by the Bedside"
  • 4 Courting in the Evening "If You Want to Woo, Bring Along a Chair"
  • 5 The End of the Veglia The Right to Ask and the Obligation to Refuse"
  • 6 The Veglia Dance "Dance Too, Adonis, Since Everyone Is Dancing"
  • 7 The Outcasts' Counter- Veglia "Women, the Tavern, the Dice"
  • 8 Conclusions
  • Appendix of Italian Texts
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index