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  • Ceredigion Folk Talesby Peter Stevenson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    This is a captivating collection of thirty traditional and modern stories from within the county of Ceredigion; with traditional stories of the submerged city of Cantre'r Gweilod, the Welsh Atlantis, how the Devil came to build a bridge over the Rheidol, how the holy grail came to Nanteos; stories of y Tylwyth teg, the Welsh fairies, of changelings,... 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...

  • Nart Sagas from the Caucasusby John Colarusso

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 59.95

    The Nart sagas are to the Caucasus what Greek mythology is to Western civilization. This book presents, for the first time in the West, a wide selection of these fascinating myths preserved among four related peoples whose ancient cultures today survive by a thread. In ninety-two straightforward tales populated by extraordinary characters and exploits,... 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...

  • American Regional Folkloreby Terry Ann Mood-Leopold

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00

    A guide to American regional folklore with advice on conducting research, regional essays, and an annotated bibliography. It covers library research, including how to locate a library suitable for folklore research, how to understand a library's resources, and how to construct a research strategy. more...

  • Folkloreby Thomas A. Green

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 175.00

    A comprehensive two-volume reference set providing an overview of the study of folkore, this text comprises over 200 articles contributed by European and North American scholars. more...

  • Storytrackingby Sam D. Gill

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 59.99

    This work takes the narrative technique of "storytracking", as practised by Australian aboriginal peoples, and applies it to the academic study of their culture. The author proposes to get as close as possible to the perceptions and beliefs of the peoples by expunging European interpretation. more...

  • Memory in Oral Traditionsby David C. Rubin

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 59.99

    This text applies the methods and theories of cognitive psychology to the study of oral traditions. The author elaborates on three structural devices that appear in oral traditions: those consisting of meaning; those using imagery; and those in which sound pattern is predominant. more...

  • Oral Traditions of Anutaby Richard Feinberg

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 154.99

    Feinberg compiles historical narratives from the island of Anuta, an isolated and largely traditional community in the eastern Solomon Islands. He includes both the original texts and the translations, and his annotations provide essential ethnographic and historical context that clarify linguistic and cultural issues. more...