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  • Folklore of the Scottish Highlandsby Anne Ross

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    In this book the author portrays the beliefs and customs of Scottish Gaelic society, including: seasonal customs deriving from Celtic festivals; the famous waulking songs; and the Highland tradition of seers and second sight. more...

  • Handbuch zu den "Kinder- und Hausmärchen" der Brüder Grimmby Hans-Jörg Uther

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 42.00

    The Handbook documents all of the stories published during the lifetime of the Brothers Grimm. Each story is accompanied by extensive commentary. Special attention is paid to the ongoing life of the stories and the processes of revitalization they have experienced across the most diverse range of literary genres and audiovisual media. The Second Edition... more...

  • Caribbean Healing Traditionsby Patsy Sutherland; Roy Moodley; Pauletta Chevannes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Caribbean Healing Traditions: Implications for Health and Mental Health draws on the knowledge of prominent clinicians, scholars, and researchers of the Caribbean and the diaspora, exploring healing traditions in the context of health and mental health for the first time. Caribbean Healing Traditions is an invaluable resource for students, researchers,... more...

  • Lincolnshire Folk Talesby Maureen James

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Lincolnshire, a county with many variations in the dialect, once nurtured many folk tales, and though these stories may no longer be told as often as they once were, they still resonate within the rural landscape. From the dark tales of the Black Dog that would cross the marshes at night, and the Lincolnshire Imp that haunted Lincoln Cathedral, to... more...

  • Fairy Tales Reimaginedby Susan Redington Bobby

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00

    Although readers and filmgoers are strongly familiar with Disney's sanitized child-centric fairy tales, they are quick to catch on to reworkings of classic tales into a contemporary context. The rise is such retellings seems to indicate that readers are hungry for a new narrative, one that hearkens back to the old yet moves the storyline forward... more...

  • Sunjataby David Conrad

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 12.95

    A pillar of the West African oral tradition for centuries, this epic traces the adventures and achievements of the Mande hero, Sunjata, as he liberates his people from Sumaworo Kanté, the sorcerer king of Soso, and establishes the great medieval empire of Mali. David Conrad conveys the strong narrative thrust of the Sunjata epic in his presentation... more...

  • The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Traditional Literaturesby Sarah Dunnigan; Suzanne Gilbert

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    This collection of essays explores the historical importance and imaginative richness of Scotland’s extensive contribution to modes of traditional culture and expression: ballads, tales and storytelling, and song. Its underlying aim is to bring about a more dynamic and inclusive understanding of Scottish culture. Rooted in literary history and... more...

  • Ghost Stories and Legends of Prince Edward Islandby Julie V. Watson; John C. Watson

    Dundurn 1998; US$ 9.99

    Swathed in mist and surrounded by the secretive sea, P.E.I. is the ideal setting for the strange and incredible, even the supernatural. more...

  • Lancashire Folk Talesby David England; Jennie Bailey

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most diverse counties are vividly retold by professional storyteller David England. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Lancashire reflect the wisdom of the county and its people. From the Great Treacle Eating Boggarts at Sabden to the famous Pendle Witches... more...

  • Kildare Folk Talesby Steve Lally

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    County Kildare has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of tales by professional storyteller Steve Lally. Included in this collection are the exploits of the Wizard Earl of Kildare who lived at Maynooth Castle, the legend of the loney 'Puca Horse' who dwells amongst the ruins of Rathcoffey Castle, and... more...