Document Type

Review

Date of this Version

1967

Publication Source

The Journal of American Folklore

Volume

81

Issue

319

Start Page

75

Last Page

77

DOI

10.2307/537444

Abstract

These are the first two books in a projected series of twelve volumes, each of which will include the folktales of a single Jewish ethnic group in Israel. The books are uniform in organization and each includes 71 tales (a traditional Jewish formulistic number), bibliographical sketches of both informants and collectors, bibliographies with extensive listings of related sociological, anthropological, and historical works, and, finally, motif, type, and general indexes. The books end—of start, if you open them at the wrong side—with English summaries of the tales, notes, and an introduction. The 71 stories in these volumes are a selection out of 270 Moroccan and 254 Tunisian narratives in the Israel Folktale Archives.

Copyright/Permission Statement

Published as Review by Ben-Amos, D. Reviewed works: Jewish Folktales from Morocco, Narrated and Collected in Israel; Jewish Folktales from Tunis[ia]. The Journal of American Folklore, 81(319), 75-77. doi: 10.2307/537444. © 1968 by the American Folklore Society.

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Date Posted: 22 September 2017

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