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Lyle, Emily B.

Overview
Works: 163 works in 298 publications in 2 languages and 2,753 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Music‡vTexts  Folk songs  Folk music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Other, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Emily B Lyle
 
Most widely held works by Emily B Lyle
Ten gods : a new approach to defining the mythological structures of the Indo-Europeans by Emily B Lyle( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The various Indo-European branches had a shared linguistic and cultural origin in prehistory, and this book sets out to overcome the difficulties about understanding the gods who were inherited by the later literate cultures from this early "silent" period by modelling the kind of society where the gods could have come into existence. It presents the theory that there were ten gods, who are conceived of as reflecting the actual human organization of the originating time. There are clues in the surviving written records which reveal a society that had its basis in the three concepts of the sacred, physical force, and fertility (as argued earlier by the French scholar, Georges Dumezil). These concepts are now seen as corresponding to the old men, young men, and mature men of an age-grade system, and each of the three concepts and life stages is seen to relate to an old and a young god. In addition to these six gods, and to two kings who relate in positive and negative ways to the totality, there is a primal goddess who has a daughter as well as sons. The gods, like the humans of the posited prehistorice society, are seen as forming a four-generation set originating in an ancestress, and the theogony is explored through stories found in the Germanic, Celtic, Indian, and Greek contexts. The sources are often familiar ones, such as the Edda, the Mabinogi, Hesiod's Theogony, and the Ramayana, but selected components are looked at from a fresh angle and, taken together with less familiar and sometimes fragmentary materials, yield fresh perspectives which allow us to place the Indo-European cosmology as one of the world's indigenous religions. We can also gain a much livelier sense of the original culture of Europe before it was overlaid by influences from the Near East in the period of literacy. The gods themselves continue to exert their fascination, and are shown to reflect a balance between the genders, between the living and the ancestors, and between peaceful and warlike aspects expressed at the human level in alternate succession to the kingship"--provided by publisher
Ballad studies by Emily B Lyle( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains material on the music of the ballads
Andrew Crawfurd's collection of ballads and songs by Andrew Crawfurd( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and Scots and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The song repertoire of Amelia and Jane Harris by Amelia Harris( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred architecture in the traditions of India, China, Judaism, and Islam( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish ballads( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greig-Duncan folk song collection by Gavin Greig( )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaic cosmos : polarity, space and time by Emily B Lyle( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greig-Duncan folk song collection by Gavin Greig( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and Scots and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celtic myth in the 21st century : the gods and their stories in a global perspective by Emily Lyle( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the exciting world of Celtic mythology and demonstrates how it can be related to its prehistoric Indo-European roots
Fairies and folk : approaches to the Scottish ballad tradition by Emily Buchanan Lyle( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galoshins remembered : a penny was a lot in these days( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galoshins was a seasonal folk drama learned orally and performed, mostly by boys, in people's houses. It took place on Old Year's Night or on Halloween in the south of Scotland at the very end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. The drama took the form of a fight, sometimes with 'swords', and then a 'doctor' perfomred a comic turn in bringing the injured party back to life. These oral reminiscences were collected for the School of Scottish Studies Sound Archive from people in Melrose, Morebattle, Hawick, Westruther, Biggar, Muirkirk, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart, Armadale, Falkirk, Camelon, Dennyloanhead and Kippen
Emily Lyle : the persistent scholar( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Crawfurd's collection of ballads and songs by Andrew Crawfurd( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analogy( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duality( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish customs in a wider context by Emily B Lyle( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greig-Duncan folk song collection by Gavin Greig( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and Scots and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greig-Duncan folk song collection( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Emily Lyle Scottish ballad scholar and researcher

Emily Lyle Šoti folklorist, balladi- ja mütoloogia uurija

Lyle, E.B.

Lyle Emily

Lyle, Emily 1932-

Lyle Emily B.

Lyle, Emily Buchanan 1932-

Lyle, Emily (Emily Buchanan), 1932-

Languages
English (107)

Scots (4)