Page:Folk-lore - A Quarterly Review. Volume 22, 1911.djvu/552

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5 1 6 ' Reviews.

J. Janko scrutinizes carefully Peisker's reply to attacks upon his theory of the double (Turko-Tartaric and Germanic) servitude of the ancient Slavs, pointing out the partial selection of facts from Rostafinski's unpublished work, and suggesting that Peisker has rendered dis-service to the study of Slavonic pre-history by pub- lishing undigested theories in England (in the second volume of the Cambridge Mediceval History).

In the May number J. Horak and O. Zich discuss Bohemian popular songs from both the literary and musical sides, and in June J. Vesely has an article on marionettes and their makers and workers. In the September-October number V. Tille gives an account of the ceremony of beheading the cock at the small Bohemian village of Brna, in which a "Jew" and an "old woman" are characters. There is also a review of V. Flajshaus's Ceska prislovi, a collection of proverbs in Bohemian which will take its place beside Dai's Russian, Frank's Ruthenian, and Zatureck^'s Slovene collections. In the November-December number there is a short history, by B. Bu^ek, of Bilov and its customs, manners, and beliefs, including masques at the end of the Carnival and various practices on Ash Wednesday. Professor Gerould's The Grateful Dead and Lee's The Deca?nero?i are among the books reviewed.

In the number for January, 191 1, J. Polivka begins a series of articles on tales of faithful wives, and in the February-March number F. Pospisil describes t|je sword dance on Bohemian soil, with several examples of the words and music, and Mr. Hartland's Fri7?iitive Faterjiity is reviewed at length. In the May number are extracts from a Jesuit's account in Latin of seventeenth- century popular beliefs at Bechyn in Bohemia, and a review of J. Belovic-Bernadzikovska's Erotische Einschlage in de?i Stickorna- menten der Serben. This study of the symbolism of lace breaks new ground ; an earlier number of the publication before us notices an exhibition of lace in 19 10 in the Ethnographical Museum.

The various numbers also contain many other reviews, articles on pottery, statistics, etc., and bring together valuable contribu- tions to our knowledge.

L. C. Wharton.