Where Beards Wag All - the Revalence of the Oral Tradition

By: Evans, George Ewart

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Where Beards Wag All - the Revalence of the Oral Tradition by Evans, George Ewart
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London: Faber & Faber, 1970. 296 pp., 16 plates, several text figures & chapter illustrations, 2 appendices, selected written sources, index; Illustrated by David Gentleman, appendixes, selected written sources (bibliography), index. Aside from faint spotting on all three edges, and rubbing of the cloth edges, the book is in very good condition. In this book of the author sets out to explain the special importance of the oral tradition on which he has relied. The memories of the old men and women of the village, born perhaps between 1880 and 1895, supplement and humanise the documentary evidence of the historian and the material evidence of the archaeologist. Dialect too can contribute to the record and Mr Evans emphasises the link between language and culture. An especially interesting section describes the migrant workers who went from the East Anglian farms to work in the Maltings of Burton-on-Trent.. First Edition. Brown Cloth. Good/Good -- Price Clipped. Illus. by Various. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Local History -- Britain.

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