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  • Ghosts & Monstersby Jason Page

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 11.95

    Did you know that the terryfing tale of Dracula was inspired by a man who drank his enemies' blood? Or that huge, scary monsters have been spotted on lonely mountain tops? Journey into the weird world of bloodsucking vampires, freaky phantoms, and mysterious monsters. Colorful photographs, astounding statistics, and challenging quizzes highlight... more...

  • The Snow Lion's Turquoise Maneby Surya Das

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 16.99

    This remarkable book brings together more than 150 authentic Buddhist teaching tales from the Hidden Kingdom of Tibet ? most never before translated into English. These captivating stories, legends and yarns ? passed orally from teacher to student ? capture the vibrant wisdom of an ancient and still-living oral tradition. Magical, whimsical, witty... more...

  • Traditional Medicineby Steven B Kayne

    Pharmaceutical Press 2009; US$ 57.00

    The World Health Organization has acknowledged that the majority of people living in developing countries continue to use traditional medicine. Increased levels of immigration and migration also mean that health professionals are more likely to come into contact with patients using them. Traditional Medicine is therefore a vital and timely book which... more...

  • Sacred Wellsby Gary R. Varner

    Algora Publishing 2009; US$ 31.95

    Sacred Wells is an in depth study of springs, wells and waters that have been venerated from California to Cornwall, Russia to Australia. Tales of faeries, black hounds, hauntings and miraculous cures are explored. Many of these sites are still locations for religious festivals and ritual, unchanging for hundreds of years.The book is illustrated with... more...

  • Latino American Folktalesby Thomas Green

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    Latino Americans have a powerful voice in society and a wealth of cultural traditions. Fundamental to those traditions are numerous folktales. Some are funny, some draw upon the supernatural, some look back on ancestral ways, and some capture the experience of Latinos in the United States. Written expressly for students and general readers, this book... more...

  • Folktales of Egyptby Hasan M. El-Shamy

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    In this book Hasan M. El-Shamy has gathered the first authentic new collection of modern Egyptian folk narratives to appear in nearly a century. El-Shamy's English translations of these orally presented stories not only preserve their spirit, but give Middle Eastern lore the scholarly attention it has long deserved. "This collection of seventy... more...

  • Children's Folkloreby Elizabeth Tucker

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 55.00

    Offers students and general readers an introduction to children's folklore. more...

  • The Oral Tradition of the Baganda of Ugandaby Immaculate N. Kizza

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 38.00

    The Baganda people of Uganda enjoy an extraordinarily rich oral tradition, which serves as a window into their cultural milieu, history, and experiences as a people. This comprehensive, multi-genre work is both a study of the Baganda people's oral literature, framed within the broader contexts of the African oral tradition genre, modern African... more...

  • Feminist Traditions in Andalusi-Moroccan Oral Narrativesby Hasna Lebbady

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 80.00

    This book introduces seven Andalusi-Moroccan women's tales, analyzes them from literary theoretical perspectives, and reveals them to be vitally feminist. These tales were collected in Tetouan in northern Morocco and few have ever been translated into English. The protagonists, typically Muslim women, come across as being particularly eloquent... more...

  • King Brown Countryby Russell Skelton

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 31.81

    Award-winning journalist Russell Skelton presents a devastatingly revealing portrait of Papunya, a Western Desert community that once showed such promise, now a community in severe crisis. more...