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- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99
Tahuhu Korero is a collection of pepeha and whakatauki - Maori proverbs and sayings - from the Taitokerau region, which stretches from Auckland to Cape Reinga. Pepeha and the longer whakatauki are passed down the generations to capture key moments in history, important places and celebrated ancestors. They are also powerful metaphors for human behaviour.... more...
- University of Namibia Press 2013; US$ 29.95
Omiano vya Tjipangandjara: Otjiherero Proverbs and Idioms is a unique collection of linguistic and cultural significance. The author has collected over 150 proverbs and idioms from the Ovaherero community, particularly the Ovakaoko, in Namibia, and from various written sources. He encourages the use of these proverbs as a means of cultural enrichment,... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 138.07
This study examines the connections between vernacular and Latin fables and proverbs in the late Middle Ages. It investigates a Latin commentary on the fables of the Anonymus Neveleti that includes German rhyming couplet epimythia , and was disseminated in scholastic circles. The text is made accessible for the first time in a published... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00
This handbook introduces key elements of the philological research area called paremiology. It presents the main subject area as well as the current status of paremiological research. Each chapter is written by a leading scholar-specialist in their area of proverbial research. The book successfully represents a measured balance between... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
First published in 1930, this is the final of Edward Westermarck?s trilogy of titles that explore the society, culture and customs of Morocco. Compiled from years of personal research and interviews conducted with local people, this collection of native proverbs addresses such cultural and ideological concepts as marriage and family, hospitality,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 65.00
The twenty essays that comprise this book, which was first published in 1994, were written by leading paremiologists and folklorists from Africa, Canada, Great Britain, Germany and the US. They represent the best scholarship on proverbs in the English language, and together they give an impressive overview of the fascinating advances in the field... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99
Even Monkeys Fall From Trees: The Wit and Wisdom of Japanese Proverbs , with a foreword by Edward G. Seidensticker, is a collection of the hundred most common Japanese proverbs, with direct translations and their English equivalents. A delightful window into the heart of everyday Japan, Even Monkeys Fall From Trees is an indispensable guide for... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 45.00
This dictionary contains 2,375 Russian sayings and proverbs and their English counterparts. Variants of each saying are included, and careful attention is given to the differences in British and American versions. For example, the Russian saying that is interpreted as "Children behave in a childish way, and they cannot be expected to act like... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 49.95
All cultures have proverbs that capsulize subjects simply and effectively. Many of these are cross-cultural. For example, according to a Danish proverb, "The greater the fear, the nearer the danger," while a Latin proverb says, "The less there is of fear, the less there is danger." This work includes over 20,000 proverbs from more... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 36.95
The Routledge Book of World Proverbs invites the reader to travel the globe in search of the origins of such words of wisdom, experiencing the rich cultural traditions reflected in each nation?s proverbs. This collection contains over 16,000 gems of humour and pathos that draw upon themes from our shared experiences of life. And we are not just... more...