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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...