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  • Ghosts & Monstersby Jason Page

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 11.95

    Did you know that the terryfing tale of Dracula was inspired by a man who drank his enemies' blood? Or that huge, scary monsters have been spotted on lonely mountain tops? Journey into the weird world of bloodsucking vampires, freaky phantoms, and mysterious monsters. Colorful photographs, astounding statistics, and challenging quizzes highlight... more...

  • The Snow Lion's Turquoise Maneby Surya Das

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 16.99

    This remarkable book brings together more than 150 authentic Buddhist teaching tales from the Hidden Kingdom of Tibet ? most never before translated into English. These captivating stories, legends and yarns ? passed orally from teacher to student ? capture the vibrant wisdom of an ancient and still-living oral tradition. Magical, whimsical, witty... more...

  • African Discourse in Islam, Oral Traditions, and Performanceby Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    This work develops an African indigenous discourse paradigm for interpreting and understanding literary and cultural materials. By returning the African knowledge system back to its roots and placing it side by side with Western paradigms, Na'Allah has produced a text that will be required reading for scholars and students of African culture and literature.... more...

  • Traditional Medicineby Steven B Kayne

    Pharmaceutical Press 2009; US$ 57.00

    The World Health Organization has acknowledged that the majority of people living in developing countries continue to use traditional medicine. Increased levels of immigration and migration also mean that health professionals are more likely to come into contact with patients using them. Traditional Medicine is therefore a vital and timely book which... more...

  • Jinn Eviction as a Discourse of Powerby Mohammed Maarouf

    BRILL 2007; US$ 130.00

    Intends to construct a basis for the understanding of the rites and practices associated with exorcism, or jinn eviction as it is performed within the maraboutic institution called zawiya. more...

  • Sacred Wellsby Gary R. Varner

    Algora Publishing 2009; US$ 31.95

    Sacred Wells is an in depth study of springs, wells and waters that have been venerated from California to Cornwall, Russia to Australia. Tales of faeries, black hounds, hauntings and miraculous cures are explored. Many of these sites are still locations for religious festivals and ritual, unchanging for hundreds of years.The book is illustrated with... more...

  • Children's Folkloreby Elizabeth Tucker

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 55.00

    Offers students and general readers an introduction to children's folklore. more...

  • Latino American Folktalesby Thomas A. Green

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 70.00

    Assembles a wide range of Latino American folktales, each introduced by an explanatory headnote. more...

  • Folktales of Egyptby Hasan M. El-Shamy

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    In this book Hasan M. El-Shamy has gathered the first authentic new collection of modern Egyptian folk narratives to appear in nearly a century. El-Shamy's English translations of these orally presented stories not only preserve their spirit, but give Middle Eastern lore the scholarly attention it has long deserved. "This collection of seventy recently... more...

  • The Oral Tradition of the Baganda of Ugandaby Immaculate N. Kizza

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 38.00

    The Baganda people of Uganda enjoy an extraordinarily rich oral tradition, which serves as a window into their cultural milieu, history, and experiences as a people. This comprehensive, multi-genre work is both a study of the Baganda people's oral literature, framed within the broader contexts of the African oral tradition genre, modern African... more...