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  • The Uncoiling Pythonby Harold Scheub

    Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    There are many collections of African oral traditions, but few as carefully organized as The Uncoiling Python. Harold Scheub, one of the world?s leading scholars of African oral traditions and folklore, explores the ways in which oral traditions have served to combat and subvert colonial domination in South Africa. From the time colonial forces... more...

  • Japanese Children's Favorite Stories Book 2by Florence Sakade; Yoshio Hayashi

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95

    Playful goblins with long noses, magic tea kettles and a delightfully brave hero who just happens to be one inch tall-these are some of the wonderful characters you'll meet in this collection of the 20 best-loved Japanese children's stories. Drawn from folklore and passed down for generations, these classic tales speak of the virtues of hard work,... more...

  • Shambhalaby Victoria LePage

    Quest Books 2014; US$ 16.00

    For thousands of years, stories have been told about an inaccessible garden paradise hidden among the icy peaks and secluded valleys of the Himalayas. Called by some Shangri-la, this mythical kingdom, where the pure at heart live forever among jewel lakes, wish-fulfilling trees, and speaking stones, has fired the imagination of both actual explorers... more...

  • The Science of Fairy Talesby Edwin Sidney Hartland

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Selkie, wee people, elves, fauns, mogwai -- no matter what you call them, virtually every cultural tradition has created a type of being that is analogous to the Western concept of the fairy. In this fascinating analysis, scholar Edwin Sidney Hartland delves into the inner workings of the ubiquitous fairy myth and traces its impact across many cultures. more...

  • Curiosities of Superstitionby W. H. Davenport Adams

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Interested in learning more about the religious rites, beliefs and practices of different cultures around the world? Check out W. H. Davenport Adams' Curiosities of Superstition. This important early work of comparative religious study highlights similarities and differences of sacred practices throughout history and around the globe. more...

  • Folk-Tales of Kashmirby J. Hinton Knowles

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Folklore and Folklife in the United Arab Emiratesby Sayyid Hamid Hurriez

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    A unique description and analysis of the domains and genres of UAE folklore, including folk customs and beliefs, traditional arts and crafts, folk dances, folk narratives and proverbs. Challenging the established meaning of folklife, this volume also deals with folklore in public life, in the mass media, in education and in politics. more...

  • A Turkish Folktaleby Warren S. Walker; Carl Lindahl

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Tradition and Society in Turkmenistanby Carole Blackwell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    This unique study of Turkmen women and their folk songs looks at religion, ritual and family as seen through the eyes of the women and their songs. more...

  • Kintaro's Adventure and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Storiesby Florence Sakade; Yoshio Hayashi

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    Singing turtles, a boy who wrestles wolves and a host of other beloved characters can be found in Kintaro's Adventures and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories . This lovely volume contains six stories, including "How to Fool a Cat," "The Princess and the Herdboy" and "Kintaro's Adventures." more...