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  • Sunjataby David Conrad

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 12.95

    A pillar of the West African oral tradition for centuries, this epic traces the adventures and achievements of the Mande hero, Sunjata, as he liberates his people from Sumaworo Kanté, the sorcerer king of Soso, and establishes the great medieval empire of Mali. David Conrad conveys the strong narrative thrust of the Sunjata epic in his presentation... more...

  • Lancashire Folk Talesby David England; Jennie Bailey

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most diverse counties are vividly retold by professional storyteller David England. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Lancashire reflect the wisdom of the county and its people. From the Great Treacle Eating Boggarts at Sabden to the famous Pendle Witches... more...

  • Ewe Comic Heroes (RLE Folklore)by Zinta Konrad

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    The trickster character is prominent in the cultural, particularly narrative, traditions of many different peoples throughout the world. Comic and serious, stupid and clever, benevolent and evil, winner and loser, the trickster is a study in contradictions. The trickster cannot be pigeonholed, for he does not fit into any neat categories or definitions.... more...

  • The Development of Soviet Folkloristics (RLE Folklore)by Dana Prescott Howell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    Crucial to the world history of folkloristics is this key study, first published in 1992, of the development of folklore study in the Soviet Union. Nowhere else has political ideology been so heavily involved with folklore scholarship. Professor Howell has examined in depth the institutional development of folkloristics in the Soviet Union in the... more...

  • Folktales of Newfoundland (RLE Folklore)by Herbert Halpert; J.D.A. Widdowson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 230.00

    This collection of Newfoundland folk narratives, first published in 1996, grew out of extensive fieldwork in folk culture in the province. The intention was to collect as broad a spectrum of traditional material as possible, and Folktales of Newfoundland is notable not only for the number and quality of its narratives, but also for the format in... more...

  • Magicby Owen Davies

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Defining 'magic' is a maddening task. Over the last century numerous philosophers, anthropologists, historians, and theologians have attempted to pin down its essential meaning, sometimes analysing it in such complex and abstruse depth that it all but loses its sense altogether. For this reason, many people often shy away from providing a detailed... more...

  • Bücherdämmerungby Detlef Bluhm; Detlef Bluhm; Dietmar Dath; Jan Hegemann; Thomas Macho; Volker Oppmann; Elisabeth Ruge; Stephan Selle; Klaus Sielker; Katja Splichal

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 29.27

    Ob die vor uns liegende ?Bücherdämmerung? als Morgen- oder Abenddämmerung zu bewerten sein wird, entscheidet sich in allernächster Zeit. Fest steht schon heute, dass die Digitalisierung einschneidende Veränderungen für die Verlagsbranche und den gesamten Buchmarkt mit sich bringen wird. Und die Umwälzungen treffen die Leser nicht minder. Neun Autorinnen... more...

  • "Nach dem ein ehrsame gemeind wohlbedächtlich darüber deliberiert"by Sandro Frefel

    Traugott Bautz 2007; US$ 27.23

    Inhaltsverzeichnis 1. EINLEITUNG 1.1 Kommunalismus als Alternative 1.2 Kommunalismus als Konzept 1.3 Komplementäres zu Kommunalismus 1.4 Fragestellung 1.5 Quellengrundlage 1.5.1 Versammlungsprotokolle 1.5.2 Dorf- und Versammlungsordnungen 2. WER IST DIE GEMEINDE? 2.1 Wege in die Gemeindeversammlung 2.1.1 Personalrechtlich - Burger oder Hintersässe?... more...

  • Chinese Folktales: An Anthologyby Yin-Lien C. Chin; Yetta S. Center; Mildred Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    "Flows with the naturalness of conversation". -- The Small Press Book Review "Translated with simplicity and lucidity". -- The Book Reader "This collection of twelve traditional tales from various parts of China in different time periods represents a popular choice and one sure to be well-received". -- Religious Studies Review more...

  • Strange and Secret Peoplesby Carole G. Silver

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 50.00

    Teeming with creatures - both real and imagined - this study in cultural history illuminates the hidden web of connections between the Victorian fascination with fairies and their lore and the dominant preoccupations of Victorian culture at large. more...