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The Testimony Of Tradition

By: David MacRitchie
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Testimony of Tradition" is a work by way of David MacRitchie, a Scottish folklorist and creator, posted inside the late nineteenth century. This book delves into the exploration of folklore and oral traditions, seeking to shed mild at the origins and evolution of numerous cultural practices, ideals, and legends. David MacRitchie's paintings demonstrates a deep appreciation for the significance of preserving and knowledge the traditions and folklore handed down thru generations. He believed that these traditions held the key to unraveling the historical and cultural roots of various societies. "The Testimony of Tradition" is a compilation of MacRitchie's research and evaluation of folklore, customs, and legends from distinct elements of the world. His writing delves into the idea that conventional stories and practices frequently comprise precious insights into the records and mindset of the cultures that uphold them. By examining those cultural remnants, he aimed to provide readers with a broader information of the sector's rich and various historical past. In his book, MacRitchie underscores the significance of culture as a testament to the collective wisdom and reviews of a humans. He argues that through reading folklore and the oral traditions of various societies, we are able to advantage a deeper appreciation for the tricky tapestry of human history and subculture.

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David MacRitchie

David MacRitchie was a Scottish folklorist and antiquarian who lived from 16 April 1851 to 14 January 1925. He argued that fairy tales originated with an aboriginal race who inhabited the British Isles before Celts and other cultures came. William Dawson MacRitchie and Elizabeth Elder MacRitchie had a son named David MacRitchie. He was born in Edinburgh and went to the Edinburgh Southern Academy, Edinburgh Institute, and University of Edinburgh. He did not receive a degree, but he did become a Chartered Accountant. His father was an East India Company surgeon. MacRitchie created the Gypsy Legend Society in 1888 to research the history and legend of Gypsies. He also belonged to various folklore societies. In 1914, he was elected to the Council of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, where he served as vice-president from 1917 to 1920. He was nominated as a trustee for Lord Abercromby's gift for an Archaeology department at the University of Edinburgh because of his interest in archaeology. He was also a member of the Scottish Arts Club and the Philosophical Institution's Vice-President. He was the treasurer of the Scottish Anthropological and Folklore Society from 1922 until his death.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 210Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359957585
  • ISBN-13:9789359957586
  • Item Weight: 315g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 11.8mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / General