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Green, Thomas A. 1944-

Overview
Works: 74 works in 209 publications in 1 language and 13,992 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Reference works  History  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Printer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Thomas A Green
 
Most widely held works by Thomas A Green
Martial arts of the world : an encyclopedia by Thomas A Green( )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 2,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Did you know that the martial arts include such former Western pursuits as dueling, gunfighting, and gladiatorial combat? Nearly 100 articles by scholars discuss specific martial arts, countries, and concepts such as religion and spiritual development common to martial arts traditions of the world. Definitions of unfamiliar terms and an index that notes the historical figures and classic texts discussed within articles help to make this set a scholarly corrective in an area often informed by the movies."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002
Folklore : an encyclopedia of beliefs, customs, tales, music, and art by Thomas A Green( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From anecdotes, boasts, and children's stories to urban tall tales, vampires, and Xerox-lore, this superb scholarly dictionary illuminates the historical and contemporary form, figures, and fields of folklore. In over 240 in-depth articles by leading scholars, basic cultural concepts, academic theories and methodologies, supernatural creatures and stereotypical characters are discussed with regard to the field of folklore. This cross-cultural study emcompasses literary and oral traditions as well as music, art, architecture, foodways, and other customs."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, USA, ALA
African American folktales by Thomas A Green( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"African American culture has a rich tradition of folktales. Written for students and general readers, this volume gathers a sampling of the most important African American folktales. Included are nearly 50 tales grouped in thematic chapters on origins; heroes, heroines, villains, and fools; society and conflict; and the supernatural. Each tale begins with an introductory headnote, and the book closes with a selected, general bibliography. Students learning about literature and language will gain a greater understanding of African American oral traditions, while social studies students will learn more about African American culture. African American culture has long been recognized for its richness and breadth. Central to that tradition is a large body of folklore, which continues to figure prominently in literature, film, and popular culture. Included are fictional tales, legends, myths, and personal experience narratives. These exemplify the vast diversity of African American culture and language."--Publisher's description
Native American folktales by Thomas A Green( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Folktales are at the heart of Native American culture. Prepared especially for students and general readers, this book conveniently collects 31 of the most important Native American folktales. These are drawn from the major Native American cultural and geographical areas and are organized in sections on origins; heroes, heroines, villains, and fools; society and conflict; and the supernatural. The tales reflect the environment, cultural adaptations, and prevailing concerns of the areas from which they are taken. Each tale begins with a brief introductory headnote, and the book closes with a selected bibliography. Students in social studies classes will welcome this book as a window on Native American culture, while students in literature courses will value its exploration of Native American oral traditions."--Publisher's description
The Greenwood library of world folktales : stories from the great collections by Thomas A Green( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers tales that are the foundations of the world's traditions, literature, and popular culture and are fundamental to daily life
Latino American folktales by Thomas A Green( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Latino Americans have a powerful voice in society and a wealth of cultural traditions. Fundamental to those traditions are numerous folktales. Some are funny, some draw upon the supernatural, some look back on ancestral ways, and some capture the experience of Latinos in the United States. Written expressly for students and general readers, this book assembles and comments on a wide range of Latino American folktales. These are grouped in topical sections on origins; heroes, heroines, villains, and fools; society and conflict; and the supernatural. Each tale is introduced by a headnote, and the volume closes with a selected, general bibliography of print and electronic resources suitable for student research. Students of literature and language will value this book for its exploration of Latino American folktales, while students of history and society will welcome its illumination of the Latino American experience."--Publisher's description
Asian American folktales( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing upon the traditions of their native lands, Asian Americans have developed an extensive cultural tradition. At the heart of that tradition are some of the world's most colorful folktales. These reflect the traditional beliefs of the East, as they have been passed down among generations of Asian Americans. But they also reflect the struggles, successes, and experiences of Asian immigrants in the New World. Written expressly for students and general readers, this book is a fascinating introduction to Asian American folktales. This book gathers together a selection of more than 30 Asian American folktales and groups them in thematic sections on origins; heroes, heroines, villains, and fools; society and conflict; and the supernatural. These tales reflect the traditional beliefs of the East as well as the new experiences of Asians in America. Each tale is accompanied by a headnote, and the book closes with a selected, general bibliography. Students studying literature and language will learn much about these tales, while students in social studies and history courses will gain greater insight into the experiences and traditional beliefs of Asian Americans."--Publisher's description
Twelve good men and true : the criminal trial jury in England, 1200-1800 by J. S Cockburn( )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve Good Men and True brings together some of the most ambitious and innovative work yet undertaken on the history of an English legal institution. These eleven essays examine the composition of the criminal trial jury in England, the behavior of those who sat as jurors, and popular and official attitudes toward the institution of jury trial from its almost accidental emergence in the early thirteenth century until 1800. The essays have important implications for three problems central to the history of criminal justice administration in England: the way in which the medieval jury
Folklore. an encyclopedia of beliefs, customs, tales, music, and art( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From anecdotes, boasts, and children's stories to urban tall tales, vampires, and Xerox-lore, this superb scholarly dictionary illuminates the historical and contemporary form, figures, and fields of folklore. In over 240 in-depth articles by leading scholars, basic cultural concepts, academic theories and methodologies, supernatural creatures and stereotypical characters are discussed with regard to the field of folklore. This cross-cultural study emcompasses literary and oral traditions as well as music, art, a
The Greenwood Library of American folktales( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arranged by geographical regions, an anthology of American folktales offers legends, myths, folktalkes, jokes, and personal experiences
Martial arts in the modern world by Thomas A Green( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a series of chapters devoted to Asian, African, and European systems of the late 19th to early 21st centuries, the authors examine the forces and philosophies that shaped fighting arts in diverse cultural settings. Because of political, social, and economic factors, this period witnessed the spread of martial arts to areas outside of their original contexts. Some of these arts flourished in their new environments but others did not. The authors demonstrate the martial arts are not the conservative strongholds of tradition posited by conventional wisdom, but are instead responsive and mutable barometers of change. This book is essential for students of multicultural dialogues and devotees of martial arts performance and practice."--Jacket
The language of riddles : new perspectives by W. J Pepicello( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venezuelan stick fighting : the civilizing process in martial arts by Michael J Ryan( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryan examines the modern and historical role of the secretive tradition of stick fighting within rural Venezuela
Folklore : an encyclopedia of beliefs, customs, tales, music, and art( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greenwood library of world folktales : stories from the great collections( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greenwood library of world folktales : stories from the great collections( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greenwood library of world folktales : stories from the great collections( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greenwood Library of American folktales by Thomas A Green( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greenwood encyclopedia of world folklore and folklife( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed for students and general readers, this massive encyclopedia authoritatively reviews the folklore and folkways of cultures from around the world
 
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Folklore : an encyclopedia of beliefs, customs, tales, music, and artAfrican American folktalesNative American folktalesThe Greenwood library of world folktales : stories from the great collectionsLatino American folktalesAsian American folktalesTwelve good men and true : the criminal trial jury in England, 1200-1800Folklore. an encyclopedia of beliefs, customs, tales, music, and art
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English (116)