Malay Magic [Mr Walter William Skeat] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The circumstances attending the composition and publication of . Anthropologist Walter Skeat’s Malay Magic: Being an Introduction to the Folklore and Popular Religion of the Malay Peninsula was written to introduce the. Malay magic by Walter W. Skeat, , Macmillan edition.

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Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. Briefly, the purpose of the author has been to collect into a Book of Malay Folklore all that seemed to him most typical of the subject amongst a considerable mass of materials, some of which lay scattered in the pages of various other works, others in unpublished native manuscripts, and much in notes made by him personally of what he had observed during several years spent in the Malay Peninsula, principally in the State of Selangor.

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Bradshaw’s perseverance was not equal to his genius, and the scheme came to nothing for the time, but was eventually resumed and carried into effect by Skeat in an edition of six volumesa supplementary volume of Chaucerian Pieces being published in Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Privatenation added it Jan 24, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. If you are interested in learning how to make a “Polong” or a “Pelesit”, this is the book for you. The book does not profess to be an exhaustive or complete treatise, but rather, as its title indicates, an introduction to the study of Folklore, Popular Religion, and Magic as understood among the Malays of the Peninsula. Simon Soon rated it really liked it Jun 10, Skeat’s knowledge of the topic is impressive.

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