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- 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...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.00
Mexican American folk and religious healing, often referred to as curanderismo , has been a vital part of life in the Mexico-U.S. border region for centuries. A hybrid tradition made up primarily of indigenous and Iberian Catholic pharmacopeias, rituals, and notions of the self, curanderismo treats the sick person with a variety of healing modalities... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99
W.C. Jameson was an active treasure hunter for more than fifty years. He has fallen from cliffs, had ropes break during climbs, been caught in mine shaft cave-ins, contended with flash floods, been shot at, watched men die, and had to deal with rattlesnakes, water moccasins, scorpions, and poisonous centipedes. He has fled for his life from park... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 18.95
Favorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet is a captivating collection of Chinese folktales from different parts of China and Tibet. Enter a storybook-world where animals speak and play tricks on each other, and especially on the great striped tiger, often characterized as powerful and strong, but who can be fooled. Also depicted are humans... more...
- 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95
Retold for an international audience, the beautifully illustrated legends in this book will give children in other countries an insight into both the traditional culture and the environment of Malaysia. The country's rich tropical scenery provides the perfect backdrop for these tales, many of which incorporate the indigenous plant and animal life... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 175.00
This anthology gathers a broad selection of Russian folktales, legends, and anecdotes, and includes helpful features that make them more accessible and engaging for English-language readers. Editor Jack V. Haney has selected some of the best tales from his seven-volume "Complete Russian Folktale" collection and added examples of anecdotes and the long... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00
Tracing the development in Sicily of a chivalric tradition based on the Medieval stories of Charlemagne and his knights, this analysis of Sicilian storytelling, puppetry, festivals, cart painting and other products of folk art offers a detailed portrait of an island unique in its geography and history. Interviews with puppeteers are documented and... more...