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- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 36.46
This book uses the nineteenth-century legend of Spring-Heeled Jack to analyse and challenge current notions of Victorian popular cultures. Starting as oral rumours, this supposedly supernatural entity moved from rural folklore to metropolitan press sensation, co-existing in literary and theatrical forms before finally degenerating into a nursery lore... more...
- Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 32.95
People seeking psychiatric healing choose from an almost dizzying array of therapies—from the medicated mud packs of Ayurveda, to the pharmacopeia of Western biomedicine, to the spiritual pathways of the world's religions. How do we choose, what do the treatments offer, and how do they cure? In Mudpacks and Prozac, Murphy Halliburton investigates... more...
- 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...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 18.50
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.... more...
- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 45.00
Through stories, spirituals, and recommended resource books, Finnen exposes students to the rich history and heritage of Africa and African Americans. Each chapter provides the teacher or librarian with beautifully told folktales that provide the basis for further exploration of the chapter's focus. This rich resource is ideal for language arts... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99
John Bunyan's The Water of Life (1688) shows the richness and glory of the grace of the Gospel as set forth in the Scripture. Bunyan uses the water of life as a metaphor for the spirit and grace of God that shows the way to complete redemption from sins of life. The book further explores the greatness, the spring, and the nature and quality of... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 180.00
Dealing with the most translated work of German literature, the Tales of the brothers Grimm (1812-1815), this book discusses their history, notably in relation to Denmark and subsequently other nations from 1816 to 1986. The Danish intelligentsia responded enthusiastically to the tales and some were immediately translated into Danish by a nobleman... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00
Grimm Language addresses a number of issues in the Grimms? fairy tales from a (Germanic) linguist?s point of view. In sections dealing with the Grimms? use of regional dialect material, various grammatical constructions, and specific nouns and adjectives in their Children?s and Household Tales , the author argues that the Grimms were consciously... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 265.00
As the global and transnational relationship between Asia and America grow, so too are Asian American traditions, including folklore and folklife, becoming increasingly important to all Americans. Whether expressed in a Pakistani folk dance, a Mongolian religious story, or a song by Japanese American rapper Mike Shinoda, expressions of Asian American... more...