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- 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...
- Auckland University Press 2009; US$ 23.99
Compiling a rich, accessible introduction to the people and the land of Taikokerau—a northern region of New Zealand—this collection of proverbs offers traditional wisdom from the oral record of an indigenous history and culture. Presenting close to 200 selected sayings that capture key moments in Maori history, celebrated ancestors, and important... more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99
Proverbs are short, well-known, pithy sayings that offer advice or words of encouragement and are used in everyday English without much thought ever being given to their meanings, or indeed, usefulness. This book explores the truth behind our favourite proverbs, their history and whether they offer any genuine help to the recipient. more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 405.00
Julius Wilhelm Zincgref (1591?1635), the Heidelberg jurist, is considered in his century tohave beena master of the short literary form intended for edification purposes. The two-volume collection of his sayings, Der Teutschen scharpfsinnige kluge Sprüch [Wise and Witty German Sayings], published in 1626 and 1631, was particularly outstanding and influential.... 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95
"Destroy a nation, but its mountains and rivers remain."? Japanese proverb This is a collection of 200 Japanese proverbs with illustrations and explanations for each saying. Go beyond speaking Japanese?peek into the soul of Japan. Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom is a delightfully illustrated compilation of traditional Japanese proverbs and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 990.00
This Dictionary contains over 50,000 proverbs, in some 70 European languages and dialects, arranged in 2,500 sets. It is the fruits of over 40 years of collection and research, the only collection of proverbs on anything like this scale ever to be published anywhere in the world. Emanuel Strauss has trawled through innumerable collections of proverbs... more...