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  • Folk Groups And Folklore Genresby Elliott Oring

    University Press of Colorado 1986; US$ 25.95

    Oring's introductory folklore text consists of a series of essays by leading scholars that give the student a solid sense of major folklore topics and interpretive techniques. Since 1986, when it was first published, this book has met the need for good instructional material at a time of tremendous growth in folklore programs and introductory courses... more...

  • Riddles, Folktales and Proverbs from Cameroonby Comfort Ashu

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 18.05

    In the olden days, after a day?s work in the farms, chil?dren and parents returned home feeling worn out. As a sort of evening entertainment, children of the same family, com?pound or village then gathered round a story-teller to listen to folk tales and riddles. This was common in every African home. The listeners participate with joy by joining in... more...

  • Meath Folk Talesby Richard Marsh

    The History Press 2013; US$ 5.82

    Meath, the 'Royal County', has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county. Here you will find tales of the first occupation of Ireland and the exploits of St Patrick and Colmcille along with stories of witches, hags, ghosts and fairies. As well as legends of the Hill... more...

  • 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.... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    As Caribbean communities become more international, clinicians and scholars must develop new paradigms for understanding treatment preferences and perceptions of illness. Despite evidence supporting the need for culturally appropriate care and the integration of traditional healing practices into conventional health and mental health care systems,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...