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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 32.99
International folkloristics is a worldwide discipline in which scholars study various forms of folklore ranging from myth, folktale, and legend to custom and belief. In this volume, twenty classic essays, beginning with a piece by Jacob Grimm, reveal the evolving theoretical underpinnings of folkloristics from its nineteenth century origins to its... more...
- Wiley 2005; US$ 37.50
Incorporating myth, history and contemporary investigation, Bernstein tells the story of how human beings have become intoxicated, obsessed, enriched, impoverished, humbled and proud for the sake of gold. From the past to the future, Bernstein's portrayal of gold is intimately linked to the character of humankind. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 85.00
First thought to be divine, animals have played an active role in human culture since prehistoric times. Even today, animals wield powers as varied as the cultures that embrace them. From ants to tigers, the entries in this volume weave together a tapestry encompassing mythology, history and art. more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95
In this world tour of folklore and ancient art, Varner examines the images we give to the spirit of nature and explores this important aspect of human perception. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 68.00
The juxtaposition of biopolitical critique and animal studiestwo subjects seldom theorized togethersignals the double-edged intervention of Animal Capital. Nicole Shukin pursues a resolutely materialist engagement with the question of the animal, challenging the philosophical idealism that has dogged the question by tracing... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 27.50
A detailed analysis of the determination process of various materials made of animal origin more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 55.00
Every culture has developed its own lore of rocks. From the stones of Aaron's breastplate to the foundational rocks of the New Jerusalem, from the creation tales of South America to the blood stones of Burma, gems have taken their place in the mythology and magic of the human race. This book details the lore attached to particular gems. Each chapter... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 65.80
Emerging from depths comes a series of papers dealing with one of the most significant creations that reflects on and critiques human existence. Both a warning and a demonstration, the monster as myth and metaphor provides an articulation of human imagination that toys with the permissible and impermissible. Monsters from zombies to cuddly cartoon... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 38.00
Die vorliegende Studie richtet sich nicht nur an Assyriologen, sondern auch an Religions- und Literaturwissenschaftler, Ägyptologen und Archäologen. Auch interessierte Laien können hier einen tiefen Einblick in eine faszinierende Denkweise erhalten. Ein großer Teil der uns aus dem Alten Orient in Keilschrift überlieferten Texte ist religiöser bzw.... more...