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  • Cambridgeshire Folk Talesby Maureen James

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Modern day Cambridgeshire is a county of diverse landscapes: from the elegance of the University city to the rural delights of the old county of Huntingdonshire and the flatness of the Isle of Ely with its 'wide' skies, each district has its own identity and its own stories. In this book you can explore the antics of the inhabitants of the past, including... more...

  • Northumberland Folk Talesby Malcolm Green

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    These lively and entertaining folk tales are vividly retold by local storyteller Malcolm Green. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Northumberland reflect the wisdom (and eccentricities) of the county and its people. Discover the places in the Northumberland landscape where dragons walked, horses flew and fairy folk... more...

  • Western Isles Folk Talesby Ian Stephen

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Western Isles Folk Tales is a comprehensive collection of stories from the geographical span of the long chain of islands known as The Outer Hebrides. Some are well-known tales and some have been collected by the author but all are retold in the natural voice of a local man. You will find selkies and water-horses and encounter the blue-men of the... more...

  • Wrexham County Folk Talesby Fiona Collins

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Wales is especially rich in the folklore of place, which this collection of tales traditionally handed down through the generations by word of mouth illustrate. They include local legends, folk tales, stories of magic and mystery and stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Fluent in both the languages of Wales, the author has collected... more...

  • Speak, Bird, Speak Againby Ibrahim Muhawi; Sharif Kanaana

    University of California Press 1989; US$ 12.95

    Were it simply a collection of fascinating, previously unpublished folktales, Speak, Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales would merit praise and attention because of its cultural rather than political approach to Palestinian studies. But it is much more than this. By combining their respective expertise in English literature and anthropology,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...