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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Transylvanian Vampiresby Adriana Groza

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Authentic vampire tales exist in Transylvanian folklore. Yet the Transylvanian vampire is nothing like the bloodthirsty Count of Bram Stoker's imagination or the romantic hero of popular fiction. The Romanian tradition comes from the villages, reflecting the norms of peasant life and wisdom embedded in age-old communities. This book consists of... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Imaginary and Mythical Placesby Theresa Bane

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    The heavens and hells of the world's religions and the "far, far away" legends cannot be seen or visited, but they remain an integral part of culture and history. This encyclopedia catalogs more than 800 imaginary and mythological lands from all over the world, including fairy realms, settings from Arthurian lore, and kingdoms found in... more...

  • Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibetby Lotta Carswell-Hume; Koon-Chiu Lo

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 18.95

    Here is a world where humans and animals switch places, a captivating world where magic can be both good and evil. This is the world of Favorite Children's stories from China and Tibet . These unique stories are fresh and charming, filled with humorous insights into Chinese life and culture, including the power and influence of the moon and the importance... more...

  • Folk Nationby Simon J. Bronner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 29.99

    This lively reader traces the search for American tradition and national identity through folklore and folklife from the 19th century to the present. Through an engaging set of essays, Folk Nation shows how American thinkers and leaders have used folklore-ranging from Paul Bunyan and Davey Crockett to quilts, cowboys, and immigrants-to express the... more...

  • NunsDrakka's Child and other Storiesby Hedley Griffin

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 8.99

    This selection of short stories is aimed at children and is masterfully written by Hedley Griffin. Each story offers a spiritual and moral meaning. more...

  • Myth in the Modern Worldby David Whitt; John Perlich

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Ubiquitous and enduring, myths remain an inherent part of culture. These 10 essays explore the role of myth in the modern world, delving not only into science fiction and fantasy, but also into sport, terrorist rhetoric and television. Contributors contemplate the changing face of the hero in Breaking Bad, Justified and the Japanese film trilogy 20th... more...

  • Ivan the Terribleby Maureen Perrie; Andrei Pavlov

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    This is the first major re-assessment of Ivan the Terrible to be published in the West in the post-Soviet period. It breaks away from older stereotypes of the tsar ? whether as ?crazed tyrant? and ?evil genius?, on the one hand, or as a ?great and wise statesman?, on the other ? to provide a more balanced picture. It examines the ways in which Ivan?s... more...

  • Popular Tales and Fictionsby William Alexander Clouston

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00

    First published in 1887, after it became apparent that many of the same folktales were told in different countries and even on different continents, this volume attempts to uncover the origins, similarities and variations of works of early literature and collections of folktales. more...