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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...

  • Treasure Hunterby W.C. Jameson

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    W.C. Jameson was an active treasure hunter for more than fifty years. He has fallen from cliffs, had ropes break during climbs, been caught in mine shaft cave-ins, contended with flash floods, been shot at, watched men die, and had to deal with rattlesnakes, water moccasins, scorpions, and poisonous centipedes. He has fled for his life from park... 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...

  • Cambridgeshire Folk Talesby Maureen James

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Modern day Cambridgeshire is a county of diverse landscapes: from the elegance of the University city to the rural delights of the old county of Huntingdonshire and the flatness of the Isle of Ely with its 'wide' skies, each district has its own identity and its own stories. In this book you can explore the antics of the inhabitants of the past, including... more...

  • Western Isles Folk Talesby Ian Stephen

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Western Isles Folk Tales is a comprehensive collection of stories from the geographical span of the long chain of islands known as The Outer Hebrides. Some are well-known tales and some have been collected by the author but all are retold in the natural voice of a local man. You will find selkies and water-horses and encounter the blue-men of the... more...

  • Northumberland Folk Talesby Malcolm Green

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    These lively and entertaining folk tales are vividly retold by local storyteller Malcolm Green. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Northumberland reflect the wisdom (and eccentricities) of the county and its people. Discover the places in the Northumberland landscape where dragons walked, horses flew and fairy folk... more...

  • Wrexham County Folk Talesby Fiona Collins

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Wales is especially rich in the folklore of place, which this collection of tales traditionally handed down through the generations by word of mouth illustrate. They include local legends, folk tales, stories of magic and mystery and stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Fluent in both the languages of Wales, the author has collected... more...

  • The Book of Yokaiby Michael Dylan Foster

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Broadly labeled yokai, these creatures come in infinite shapes and sizes, from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and long-tongued ceiling-lickers. Currently popular in anime, manga,... 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$ 16.37

    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$ 31.16

    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...