Every true mariner will get lost in this book.”—Boating Seafaring Lore and Legend is a storehouse of wonders for those who love the sea.
Author: Peter Jeans
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Sports & Recreation
"A valuable and lively resource. Jeans sorts truth from fiction with a sure hand and does full justice to both." —Peter Stanford, President Emeritus, National Maritime Historical Society “A veritable sourcebook of nautical history, beliefs, and heritage. Every true mariner will get lost in this book.”—Boating Seafaring Lore and Legend is a storehouse of wonders for those who love the sea. From Noah’s Ark to Thor Heyerdahl’s raft, from Atlantis to the Northwest Passage, author Peter Jeans scours the ages and the seven seas for fanciful, inspiring, and bizarre tales of sea monsters, ghost ships, lost continents, castaways, pirates, explorers, superstitions, and customs. Discover the surprising truths behind: The origins of naval salutes and the Beaufort Scale Flogging a dead horse and other oddities of nautical custom Sea chanties, scurvy, and the hardships of life at sea Infamous and noteworthy sea captains and their ships Famous wrecks and mutinies Mermaids, sirens, and sea nymphs Nautical superstitions such as the albatross and Fiddler’s Green And much more This is a book you can open anywhere to savor for a few minutes or an afternoon. But be careful: it's easy to lose track of time at sea.
... world was coming'.35 Naval mariners' families were naturally anxious about
their menfolk, given that their occupation. 30P. D. Jeans (2007), Seafaring Lore
and Legend (Camden, Maine: McGraw-Hill), p. 309. 31 Jeans, Seafaring Lore, p.
Author: Brad Beaven
Despite the port’s prominence in maritime history, its cultural significance has long been neglected in favour of its role within economic and imperial networks. Defined by their intersection of maritime and urban space, port towns were sites of complex cultural exchanges. This book, the product of international scholarship, offers innovative and challenging perspectives on the cultural histories of ports, ranging from eighteenth-century Africa to twentieth-century Australasia and Europe. The essays in this important collection explore two key themes; the nature and character of ‘sailortown’ culture and port-town life, and the representations of port towns that were forged both within and beyond urban-maritime communities. The book’s exploration of port town identities and cultures, and its use of a rich array of methodological approaches and cultural artefacts, will make it of great interest to both urban and maritime historians. It also represents a major contribution to the emerging, interdisciplinary field of coastal studies.
In Seafaring Lore and Legend, Peter Jeans summarizes some of the tantalizing
possibilities: The ancient ruins discovered in Zimbabwe have been put forward
as a possible site for Ophir, but they do not seem to be old enough. Zanzibar on
Author: Peter J. Leithart
Publisher: Brazos Press
Peter Leithart, a respected theologian known for his ability to communicate to a broad audience, offers a theological reading of 1 and 2 Chronicles. Leithart uncovers the narrative logic of Chronicles, highlights the role of music and government in Israel and in the church, and shows how Judah's history moves from the world of the monarchy to the postexilic world in which Israel is scattered among Gentiles. This commentary is designed to serve the church, providing a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups.
Martin Luther King Day 259 tory environment for the study of maritime lore. As do
its living history counterparts, Colonial ... Seafaring Lore and Legend: A
Miscellany of Maritime Myth, Superstition, Fable, and Fact. Camden, N.J.:
Author: Linda S. Watts
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Presents an A-to-Z reference to American folklore with articles on folk heroes, authors, significant historical events, cultural groups, social aspects and more.
Legends & traditions from around the shores of Britain & Ireland Sophia Kingshill,
The Estate of Jennifer Westwood ... M. R., Suffolk and Norfolk (London & Toronto,
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Author: Sophia Kingshill
Publisher: Random House
Pirates and smugglers, ghost ships and sea-serpents, fishermen’s prayers and sailors’ rituals – the coastline of the British Isles plays host to an astonishingly rich variety of local legends, customs, and superstitions. In The Fabled Coast, renowned folklorists Sophia Kingshill and Jennifer Westwood gather together the most enthralling tales and traditions, tracing their origins and examining the facts behind the legends. Was there ever such a beast as the monstrous Kraken? Did a Welsh prince discover America, centuries before Columbus? What happened to the missing crew of the Mary Celeste? Along the way, they recount the stories that are an integral part of our coastal heritage, such as the tale of Drake’s Drum, said to be heard when England was in peril, and the mythical island of Hy Brazil, which for centuries appeared on sea charts and maps to the west of Ireland. The result is an endlessly fascinating, often surprising journey through our island history.
Even the rough Hydhraeans20, whose seafaring life and intercourse with other
countries, might have been supposed likely to have diminished the prevalence of
such notions among them, are generally believers in these Vurvúlaki.
Author: Montague Summers
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Social Science
Riveting study of vampirism in Europe — from vampires in Greek and Roman lore to their presence in Saxon England, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, and even modern Greece.
Captain Edward Robinson - familiarly known among his seafaring friends as “
Ned Robinson , ” and by the public as “ Spottee , ” from his inimitable rendering of
the local song of that name , which he sang in character - bit upon the happy idea
Some traditions link Lyonesse with Arthurian legend. One folk belief claims that
Lyonesse was ... Stroud, UK: Tempus, 2004. Jeans, Peter D. Seafaring Lore and Legend: A Miscellany of Maritime Myth, Superstition, Fable, and Fact. Camden ...
Author: Josepha Sherman
Storytelling is an ancient practice known in all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types transcend individual cultures - elements and names change, but the stories are remarkably similar with each rendition, highlighting the values and concerns of the host culture. Examining the stories and the oral traditions associated with different cultures offers a unique view of practices and traditions."Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore" brings past and present cultures of the world to life through their stories, oral traditions, and performance styles. It combines folklore and mythology, traditional arts, history, literature, and festivals to present an overview of world cultures through their liveliest and most fascinating mode of expression. This appealing resource includes specific storytelling techniques as well as retellings of stories from various cultures and traditions.
When Admiral Washington was holding an inquiry at North Shields, familiar as he
was with sailing craft of all kinds, he was- nonplussed by a remark of one of the seafaring witnesses, who said that he began life afloat as " a boy blowing tinhorn