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The holy greyhound

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Providing a rare access to the underlying cultural traditions of Europe, all too often submerged in the survivals of literate culture, this book will be welcomed by a wide range of historians and anthropologists. The legend of a dog which is unjustly killed by its master in error, after it has defended his child from attack by a snake or wolf, appears in several popular cultures of Indo-European origin. This book concentrates on one local manifestation of the legend: a cult among the peasants of the Dombes, north of Lyons, who brought their sick child to the grave of 'Saint Guinefort', the martyred greyhound, for preservation from disease. Providing a rare access to the underlying cultural traditions of Europe, all too often submerged in the survivals of literate culture, this book will be welcomed by a wide range of historians and anthropologists. pp.215, 1983, book condition: as new, dust jacket condition: very good, one colour panel on front cover faded due to exposure to bright light

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Author(s):
Schmitt, Jean-Claude
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
Second
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
215
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The Holy Greyhouse: Guinefort, healer of children since the thirteenth century

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Providing a rare access to the underlying cultural traditions of Europe, all too often submerged in the survivals of literate culture, this book will be welcomed by a wide range of historians and anthropologists. The legend of a dog which is unjustly killed by its master in error, after it has defended his child from attack by a snake or wolf, appears in several popular cultures of Indo-European origin. This book concentrates on one local manifestation of the legend: a cult among the peasants of the Dombes, north of Lyons, who brought their sick child to the grave of 'Saint Guinefort', the martyred greyhound, for preservation from disease. Providing a rare access to the underlying cultural traditions of Europe, all too often submerged in the survivals of literate culture, this book will be welcomed by a wide range of historians and anthropologists. pp.215, 1983, book condition: as new, dust jacket condition: very good, one colour panel on front cover faded due to exposure to bright light

Author(s):
Schmitt, Jean-Claude
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
Second
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
215
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The Holy Greyhouse: Guinefort, healer of children since the thirteenth century

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