Polish Customs, Traditions and Folklore

Author: Sophie Hodorowicz Knab

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780781805155

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

View: 1168

Polish Customs, Traditions, & Folklore is organized by months beginning with December and Advent, St. Nicholas Day, the Wigilia (Christmas Eve) nativity plays, caroling and then New Year celebrations. It proceeds from the Shrovetide period to Ash Wednesday, Lent, the celebration of spring, Holy Week customs then superstitions, beliefs and rituals associated with farming, Pentecost, Corpus Christi, midsummer celebrations, harvest festivities, wedding rites, nameday celebrations, birth and death rituals. Line illustrations enhance this rich and varied treasury of folklore. Many of the customs and traditions found herein are extinct even in today's Poland. World wars, massive immigration, the loss of the oral tradition, urbanization and politics have changed the face of a once agrarian people and their accompanying life style. In the U.S., the desire for membership within the "melting pot," marriages outside one's ethnic group, movement to the suburbs away from the "old" communities where customs and traditions were once strong, further weakened the link. Although the purpose and meaning may have been lost and forgotten, the oczepiny ceremony (the unveiling) is still the mainstay of almost every wedding where the bride declares Polish heritage. Many Polish American communities still reenact the harvest celebrations, reminding themselves of their ancestors' reverence for the grains and gifts of bread. Eight million Americans still claim their ancestry as Polish, many still diligently practicing that which they learned at their parents' and grandparents' knees. Much has also been neglected or completely forgotten.

Polish-American Folklore

Author: Deborah Anders Silverman

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252025693

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 6306

Integrating vivid photographs, firsthand observations, and interviews against a rich backdrop of ethnic practices and traditions, Deborah Anders Silverman explores how Polish Americans are creatively adapting the rural peasant folklore of the old country to life in multicultural, urban America. Silverman surveys rituals of courtship, marriage, coming of age, and funerals, also noting those customs that have been rediscovered after falling into disuse. She follows the trail of folk stories and delves into folk music and dance, particularly the polka, providing a detailed discussion of texts, contexts, and performance practices. She also describes birthing practices, home remedies, superstitions, folk blessings, and miracle cures. In addition, she offers a wealth of information on foodways and on the origins and celebration of holy days, from Christmas Eve vigils to the Dyngus Day festivals of the Easter season.Polish-American Folklore reveals a community that preserves distinctive traditions even though geographically dispersed in a new homeland. Polish Americans retain ties to their ethnicity though ethnic media, social clubs, churches, group events, and the Internet. This "Polonia without walls" is united by a resilient, dynamic, family-oriented culture that attracts not only Polish immigrants and their descendants but also newcomers from other ethnic and racial groups. By including first-person commentary from a wide range of Polish American individuals and families, from first-generation immigrants to non-Polish in-laws who embrace Polish foods, music, and traditions, Silverman brings to life a thriving ethnic subculture that values equally its Polish roots and its American harvest.

Im Herzen Europas

Geschichte Polens

Author: Norman Davies

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406467097

Category: Poland

Page: 505

View: 7925

Polish Holiday Cookery

Author: Robert Strybel

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781809948

Category: Cooking

Page: 248

View: 1616

This book acquaints readers with traditional Polish foods associated with various occasions and furnished countless cooking tips and serving suggestions. The clearly written recipes facilitate the preparation of the dishes and their incorporation in the Polish-American mainstream culture. Calendar of Polish Festivities is devoted to those holidays and events connected to a specific time of year. Polish Rites of Passage focuses on life's milestones -- the family occasions that take place at various times of year. This "instruction manual for the culturally aware Polish American" offers over 400 recipes, along with a lexicon of basic foods and culinary concepts, ingredients and procedures, and sample menus.

American Folklore

An Encyclopedia

Author: Jan Harold Brunvand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135578788

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 812

View: 8283

Contains over 500 articles Ranging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and computer lore, Pecos Bill, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, more than 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, and crafts; sports and holidays; tall tales and legendary figures; genres and forms; scholarly approaches and theories; regions and ethnic groups; performers and collectors; writers and scholars; religious beliefs and practices. The alphabetically arranged entries vary from concise definitions to detailed surveys, each accompanied by a brief, up-to-date bibliography. Special features *More than 2000 contributors *Over 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, crafts, and more *Alphabetically arranged *Entries accompanied by up-to-date bibliographies *Edited by America's best-known folklore authority

The Polish Country Kitchen Cookbook

Author: Sophie Hodorowicz Knab,Elliott Hutten

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780781808828

Category: Cooking

Page: 307

View: 4958

From top-selling author Sophie Hodorowicz Knab comes a new book that combines recipes for favourite Polish foods with the history and cultural traditions that created them. Arranged according to the cycle of seasons, this cookbook explores life in the Polish countryside through the year, with recipes for potato dishes in fall when they are freshest, cucumber specialties in summer when they are plentiful, and buckwheat groats in winter when other staples are not available. Included are over 100 easy-to-follow recipes such as Potato Pancakes with Chives, Apple Fritters, White Barszcz, and Cucumber Soup. Lovely woodcut illustrations and pearls of practical wisdom from the old Polish kitchen will delight readers.

The Essential Guide to Being Polish

50 Facts & Facets of Nationhood

Author: Anna Spysz,Marta Turek

Publisher: New Europe Books

ISBN: 0985062312

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 2569

Being Polish is no joke. For ten million people of Polish ancestry in the United States, as well as many who have settled in the UK since the fall of communism, it is a heartfelt matter -- and amid all the travel guides and guides to Polish language, folklore, and customs, there is no single, comprehensive, reader-friendly and yet ever-informative reference on what it means to be Polish. Enter The Essential Guide to Being Polish -- the go-to concise resource for anyone looking to reconnect with their culture or, indeed, hoping that their friends, children, or colleagues learn something about their heritage. Divided into three sections to make for an easy-to-follow format -- Poland in Context, Poles in Poland, and Poles Abroad -- this guide covers just about everything and does so in a style that is at once entertaining and informative: the country's history and geography, wars, Jews in Poland, the communist past, the post-communist past and present, language, kings and queens, religion/Catholicism (with special focus on Pope John Paul II), holidays, food, and drink. What is a real Polish wedding all about? That, too, is addressed succinctly and with flair in this guide. Other chapters cover literature, music, art, famous scientists, Polish men and Polish women, Poles in America, Poles in the UK, Poles and the EU, and last but not least, Polish pride. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Polnisch für Dummies

Author: Daria Gabryanczyk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 352770972X

Category:

Page: 384

View: 1510

Mit diesem Buch lernen Sie Polnisch. Neben der Betonung und der Grammatik lernen Sie Redewendungen und Begriffe, mit denen Sie Alltagssituationen meistern: sich auf Polnisch vorstellen, über Ihre Hobbys sprechen oder einen Tisch in einem Restaurant reservieren. Nebenbei lernen Sie die polnische Kultur kennen und bekommen Tipps für das Leben in Polen. Am Ende eines jeden Kapitels gibt es kleine Übungen, mit denen Sie Ihre erworbenen Sprachfähigkeiten leicht prüfen können. Dem Buch liegt eine CD mit Übungen zum Hören und Nachsprechen bei.

Wilder Mann

Author: Charles Fréger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868282955

Category: Animals in art

Page: 271

View: 453

Each year, throughout Europe, from Scotland to Bulgaria, from Finland to Italy, from Portugal to Greece via France, Switzerland and Germany, people literally put themselves into the skin of the "savage," in masquerades that stretch back centuries. The rituals are centuries old and celebrate the seasonal cycle, fertility, life, and death By becoming a bear, a goat, a stag, a wild boar, a man of straw, a devil, or a monster with jaws of steel, these people celebrate the cycle of life and seasons. The costumes amaze with their extraordinary diversity and prodigious beauty. Work on this project took leading French photographer Charles Fréger to eighteen European countries in search of the mythological figure of the Wild Man.

Die Handschrift von Saragossa

Author: Jan Graf Potocki

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036991557

Category: Fiction

Page: 745

View: 1334

Das Kultbuch der Kultbücher, das Tausendundeine Nacht des Abendlandes - 66 abenteuerliche und schaurige Tage voller Phantastik, Kabbalistik, Komik und Erotik -, neu ergänzt mit einem ausführlichen Nachwort von René Radrizzani. In formaler Anlehnung an Tausendundeine Nacht und Bocaccios Decamerone hat Jan Graf Potocki seinen Roman in die Erzählungen von 66 Tagen unterteilt, in denen der junge Hauptmann van Worden die Sierra Morena überquert, um in Madrid seinen Dienst anzutreten. Auf diesem Weg wird er nicht bloß in schaurige Abenteuer verwickelt, sondern darüber hinaus in die Erzählung von anderen Abenteuern ähnlicher, häufig erotisch-phantastischer Natur. Die Schauergeschichten entpuppen sich als das Machwerk der Gomolez, eines einst aus Granada verstoßenen Geschlechts, das einen neuen Führer braucht und hofft, ihn in van Worden zu finden, dessen Tauglichkeit sie auf die Probe stellen wollen.Diese Rahmenhandlung bildet das Gerüst für eine faszinierende Erzählkonstruktion ineinander verschachtelter Geschichten (aus der ersten erwächst die zweite, aus der zweiten die dritte ...). Potockis grandioser Roman bietet nicht nur eine verblüffende Sammlung unzähliger Erzählgattungen, sondern sprengt auch ideen- und geistesgeschichtlich jeden Rahmen.

1812

Napoleons Feldzug in Russland

Author: Adam Zamoyski

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406631711

Category: History

Page: 720

View: 5615

Napoleons Feldzug in Rußland war das vielleicht größte militärische Desaster aller Zeiten und eine menschliche Tragödie von beispiellosen Ausmaßen das erste historische Beispiel eines totalen Krieges. Adam Zamoyski hat mit 1812 das meisterhafte Epos über die Hybris eines Eroberers, den Wahnsinn des Krieges und einen der dramatischsten Wendepunkte der Weltgeschichte geschrieben. Das Ergebnis ist ein unvergeßliches Buch, das Geschichte so hautnah erzählt, wie es nur wenigen Autoren gelingt. "Ich konnte nicht schlafen, nachdem ich 1812 gelesen hatte. Eine der überwältigendsten Geschichten, die je erzählt wurden." Christopher Woodward "So brillant geschrieben, dass es unmöglich ist, das Buch aus der Hand zu legen& Ein Meistererzähler am Werk." Michael Burleigh "Mitreißend& Zamoyskis Darstellung des Feldzugs von 1812 ist ein Musterbeispiel an Eleganz und Klarheit." T. J. Binyon "Ein absolut bewundernswertes Buch." Antony Beevor

Sielanka

A Forest Picture, and Other Stories

Author: Henryk Sienkiewicz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 592

View: 497

Reflexive Modernisierung

eine Kontroverse

Author: Ulrich Beck,Anthony Giddens,Scott Lash

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518117057

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 363

View: 4679

Variation im Deutschen

Soziolinguistische Perspektiven

Author: Stephen Barbour,Patrick Stevenson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110804751

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 367

View: 9225

Die Autoren stellen die soziolinguistische Problematik der Gegenwartssprache in ihrer vollen Komplexität anschaulich dar. Darüber hinaus nehmen sie die Forschungsansätze kritisch unter die Lupe. Themenschwerpunkte sind die historischen Grundlagen der Entwicklung einer deutschen Standardsprache, die regionale und soziale Verteilung der verschiedenen Sprachformen im gegenwärtigen Deutsch, die Herausbildung eines sprachlichen Kontinuums zwischen Dialekt und Standardsprache, Mehrsprachigkeit in Deutschland und der Schweiz und Sprachkontakt. Barbour und Stevenson fassen die wichtigsten Forschungsergebnisse zusammen und ergänzen sie durch kritische Einsichten aus der Perspektive der englischsprachigen Soziolinguistik. Übersetzt aus dem Englischen, ursprünglich veröffentlicht bei Cambridge University Press, UK.

The Polish Year

Author: Zofia Kossak

Publisher: Northern Pennsylvania Division Polish American Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Folklore

Page: 99

View: 3912

"Presents customs, traditions, beliefs, myths, folklore, superstitions, and legends dating back in some cases hundreds of years and in others no doubt several thousand years ... The pagan roots of Christian practices are revealed as well as their adaptation to nobler purposes."--Page 7.