An amulet of Greek earth : generations of immigrant folk culture /

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Main Author: Papanikolas, Helen Zeese
Format: Book
Published:Athens : Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, 2002.
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Main Author:Papanikolas, Helen Zeese

The boys and men who left their Greek valley and mountain villages in the early 1900s for America, came with amulets their mothers had made for them. Some were miniature sacks attached to a necklace; more often they were merely a square of fabric enclosing the values of their lives; a piece of holy book or a silver of the True Cross representing their belief in Greek Orthodoxy, a thyme leaf denoting their wild terrain; a blue bead to ward off the Evil Eye; and a pinch of Greek earth.

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Physical Description:xiii, 316 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-302) and index.
ISBN:0804010374 (alk. paper)
0804010382 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Author Notes:

Helen Papanikolas is the author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, most recently the novel The Time of the Little Black Bird, which earned the Utah Book Award for fiction

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