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Pac.GR48.N86 2018
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TITLE: The Edge of memory : ancient stories, oral tradition and the post-glacial world / Patrick Nunn
AUTHOR: Nunn, Patrick
PUBLISHED: London : Bloomsburry Publishing , 2019.
DESCRIPTION: 288 p.; 24 cm.
NOTES: In today's society it is generally the written word that holds the authority. We are more likely to trust the words found in a history textbook over the version of history retold by a friend after all, human memory is unreliable, and how can you be sure your friend hasn't embellished the facts
NOTES: ?But before humans were writing down their knowledge, they were telling it to each other in the form of stories.
NOTES: This book celebrates the predecessor of written informationthe spoken word, tales from our ancestors that have been passed down, transmitting knowledge from one generation to the next.
SUBJECT: Folklore --History.
SUBJECT: Ocean --Folklore.
SUBJECT: Storytelling--History.
SUBJECT: Legends.
SUBJECT: Oral tradition.
SUBJECT: Oral history.
SUBJECT: Aboriginal Australians --Social life and customs.
SUBJECT: Indigenous peoples--Social life and customs.
SUBJECT: Folklore and history.
SUBJECT: Climatic changes.

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