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Le Saint Levrier: Guinefort, Guerisseur Denfants Depuis Le Xii Ie Siecle (Bibliotheque Dethnologie Historique) (French Edition) Jean-Claude Schmitt

Le Saint Levrier: Guinefort, Guerisseur Denfants Depuis Le Xii Ie Siecle (Bibliotheque Dethnologie Historique) (French Edition)

Jean-Claude Schmitt

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ISBN : 9782082109567
273 pages
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The legend of a dog which is unjustly killed by its master in error, after it has defended his child from attack by a snake or wolf, appears in several popular cultures of Indo-European origin. This book concentrates on one local manifestation of theMoreThe legend of a dog which is unjustly killed by its master in error, after it has defended his child from attack by a snake or wolf, appears in several popular cultures of Indo-European origin. This book concentrates on one local manifestation of the legend: a cult among the peasants of the Dombes, north of Lyons, who brought their sick child to the grave of Saint Guinefort, the martyred greyhound, for preservation from disease. Providing a rare access to the underlying cultural traditions of Europe, all too often submerged in the survivals of literate culture, this book will be welcomed by a wide range of historians and anthropologists.