Bowen. The Folklore of Palestine

Today's free book is The Folklore of Palestine by Barbara M. Bowen. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Hathi Trust.


Chapter 1 — Folklore of the Peasant  
Evil for Good
A Donkey and a Sheep
The Daughter of a Sheikh
The Naughtiest Mr. Fox
One Big Snake — One Little One
A Fighting Man
The Black Dog
A Mouse's Visit
An Ill-Assorted Marriage
Snakes
A Strange Knock
Royal Ghosts
Abou's Old Grandmother

Chapter 2 — Folklore of the City People  
Educated Arab's View on the Value of Prayer
Righteous Fishermen
Sayings
Well Known Sayings
Oil and Butter
Olive Tree Mourned for Mohammed
The Kind and the Wise Caliph
Moslem Tradition About Abraham
Arab Tale About Moses
Ancestor Adam
David
Compliments
There are Honest Men

Chapter 3 —Jewish Tales  
The Serpent
A Jewish Tale of a Serpent
Jewish Tales of Abraham
Noah and His Saw
Tales About Job
Detective Story
Egyptians in Palestine
Kindness
Gentle Birth or Education
A Lamb-like Pig
Cause of Human Depravity
Three Great Faults
Three Virtues that Make One Perfect
Abraham — Tales Told by Jews and Moslems
El Khudr or Evergreen One
Elijah

Chapter 4 — Children's Tales  
Cheese Maiden
Snow Maiden

Chapter 5 — Tales About Animals  
Dogs
Cats
Donkeys
Camel
Horse
Hyena
The Hyena and the Fellah
Fox
Satire

Chapter 6 — Sacred Trees and Plants  
Mystical Plants
Plants
Sacred Trees
Abhar or Storax Tree
Sage Bush
Lotus — Spina Christi — Christ Thorn
Tamarisk
Pomegranate
Meis — Hackberry
Tortoise-herb
Juniper Tree
Rue
Magic Cures (All creeds)
Kharrub — St. John's Bread — Carob — Locust
Mandrake
Holy Trees
Translation of an Amulet
"Indulko" Cure
Salt Water
An Accident
Freskura (Jewish)
Caper Bushes (Jewish)
Demons
Superstitions

Chapter 7 — Magic Cures  
Evil Eye
Medicine
Remedies
Underground Folk
Man Becomes a Jan
A Shepherd and a Cave
Calling an Animal by Name
Love Charms
Honey and Butter Stone
Spirits to Take Life
Forgot the "Name"
Result of Sitting on Doorstep

Chapter 8 — Magical Cures  
Self Help
Cures by Water
Beliefs
Sayings (Arab)
An Arab Prayer
Wit
If Allah Wills
Water and a Person's Income
Magical Cures
Fear Bowl
Sayings
Angel of Death
Legend of Tree of the Cross
An Arab's Estimation of Women
Bedouin Idea of Life Beyond

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