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  • Handbuch zu den "Kinder- und Hausmärchen" der Brüder Grimmby Hans-Jörg Uther

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 42.00

    The Handbook documents all of the stories published during the lifetime of the Brothers Grimm. Each story is accompanied by extensive commentary. Special attention is paid to the ongoing life of the stories and the processes of revitalization they have experienced across the most diverse range of literary genres and audiovisual media.... more...

  • Snakes in Myth, Magic, and History: The Story of a Human Obsessionby Diane Morgan

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 55.00

    The snake is one of humankind's most powerful and ambiguous symbols: it has at various times represented immortality and death, male and female, deity and demon, circle and line, killer and healer, the highest wisdom and the deepest subconscious. By virtue of its mysterious movement, potent poison, fearful grip, unblinking gaze and lightning quick... 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$ 30.52

    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$ 28.39

    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...

  • Ostdeutsche Geschichtenby Beate Thieswald-Schechter

    tredition 2015; US$ 3.71

    Sie stehen vor einer Veränderung und müssen sich entscheiden. In drei Erzählungen ist es der Mut der Protagonisten, etwas Ungewöhnliches zu tun, etwas, von dem sie nicht wissen, wie es aus geht und mit dem sie etwas riskieren. Die Geschichten, die sich zu Beginn, in der Mitte und zum Ende der DDR-Zeit ereignen, beruhen auf authentischen Erlebnissen... more...

  • Tradition and Innovation in Folk Literatureby Wolfgang Mieder

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    In this book, first published in 1987, Wolfgang Mieder follows the intriguing trail of some of the best known pieces of folk literature, tracing them from their roots to modern uses in advertising, journalism, politics, cartoons, and poetry. He reveals both the remarkable adaptability of these tales and how each variation reflects cultural and historical... more...

  • A Miscellany for Garden-Loversby David Squire

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 11.99

    Here, the craft of gardening, its rich history, wisdom and folklore will entertain, inspire and stimulate the imagination. A Miscellany for Garden-Lovers takes a stroll through gardening curiosities from ancient Egyptian wisdom to the world of garden gnomes: from discovering early garden tools to rhymes and healing gardens, there is everything here... 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...

  • Talking Drums: Reading and Writing with African American Stories, Spirituals, and Multimedia Resourcesby Wanda Finnen

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 32.00

    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 and... more...