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Knappert, Jan

Overview
Works: 210 works in 679 publications in 7 languages and 9,334 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Dictionaries  Juvenile works  History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Correspondent, Composer, Translator, Contributor, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jan Knappert
Kings, gods & spirits from African mythology by Jan Knappert( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

35 myths and legends from all parts of Africa including tales of gods, ghosts, spirits, sagas about famous heroes, and fables about magical animals
The encyclopaedia of Middle Eastern mythology and religion by Jan Knappert( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive A to Z guide of the major mythological and religious traditions of the Middle East, including Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the Baha'i Faith
Myths & legends of the Swahili by Jan Knappert( Book )

44 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of Swahili love poetry by Jan Knappert( Book )

32 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and Swahili and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Textual sources for the study of Islam( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths & legends of the Congo by Jan Knappert( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aquarian guide to African mythology by Jan Knappert( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa : the most distinctive land mass on the surface of the earth. Yet for all its majesty it is a country whose historical and religious wealth remains a mystery to all but a very few of Western observers. How many people know anything at all about pre-Colonial Africa? The Aquarian Guide to African Mythology is the first comprehensive overview of the beliefs, myths and cosmology of African peoples. It deals not only with traditional stories woven around a pantheon of gods and mythical figures but also with legends, fables and more general subjects that played a part in African mythology and African life. The wide range of entries include religious concepts, prophets, the best-known tribes, mystical phenomena, spirits and demons, and the many animals that played such a large part in African mythology. Dr Jan Knappert's alphabetical guide is founded on his many years of personal experience in Africa. Its very accessible style makes it ideal not only as a reference work for students of anthropology but as a sample for general readers wishing to dip in and be informed on any subject that appeals to them. The book is illustrated with examples of African art
East Africa : Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda by Jan Knappert( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four centuries of Swahili verse : a literary history and anthology by Jan Knappert( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swahili litteraturhistorie. Med et afsnit om sprogets historie samt gennemgang af poesitradition og lyrik - med på swahili og engelsk - frem til ca. 1970
Traditional Swahili poetry. An investigation into the concepts of East African Islam as reflected in the Utenzi literature by Jan Knappert( Book )

17 editions published in 1967 in 4 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pacific mythology : an encyclopedia of myth and legend by Jan Knappert( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and Polish and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian mythology : an encyclopedia of myth and legend by Jan Knappert( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythology and folklore in South-East Asia by Jan Knappert( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bantu myths and other tales by Jan Knappert( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and Dutch and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamic legends : histories of the heroes, saints, and prophets of Islam by Jan Knappert( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swahili proverbs by Jan Knappert( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and Swahili and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths and legends of Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland by Jan Knappert( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Namibia, land and peoples, myths and fables by Jan Knappert( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swahili Islamic poetry by Jan Knappert( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic poetry in Swahili and other African languages by Jan Knappert( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The encyclopaedia of Middle Eastern mythology and religion
Alternative Names
Jan Knappert Dutch linguist

Jan Knappert linguiste néerlandais

Jan Knappert Nederlands taalkundige (-2005)

Jan Knappert niederländischer Linguist

Knappert, J.

Knappert, J. (Jan)

Knappert, Jan 1927-

クナッパート, ヤン

Languages
English (255)

Swahili (5)

Dutch (4)

Polish (3)

Swedish (2)

Spanish (2)

German (1)

Covers
The encyclopaedia of Middle Eastern mythology and religionTextual sources for the study of IslamMythology and folklore in South-East AsiaIslamic legends : histories of the heroes, saints, and prophets of Islam