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  • The Oral Style (RLE Folklore)by Marcel Jousse

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    In this book, first published in 1990, Edgard Sienaert and Richard Whitaker offer the first English translation of Marcel Jousse?s crucially important work, Le style oral . As the translators observe, this study fired the imagination of contemporary intellectuals in Paris soon after its publication and influenced the work of many. In this book, Jousse... more...

  • In Search of the Swan Maidenby Barbara Fass Leavy

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 22.95

    In her compendious study, [of the folktale of the runaway wife] Leavy argues that the contradictory claims of nature and culture are embodied in the legendary figure of the swan maiden, a woman torn between the human and bestial worlds. -- The New York Times Book Review This is a study of the meaning of gender as framed by the swan maiden tale,... more...

  • The Power of Goldby Peter L. Bernstein

    Wiley 2005; US$ 38.00

    Incorporating myth, history and contemporary investigation, Bernstein tells the story of how human beings have become intoxicated, obsessed, enriched, impoverished, humbled and proud for the sake of gold. From the past to the future, Bernstein's portrayal of gold is intimately linked to the character of humankind. more...

  • The Mythical Zooby Boria Sax

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 85.00

    First thought to be divine, animals have played an active role in human culture since prehistoric times. Even today, animals wield powers as varied as the cultures that embrace them. From ants to tigers, the entries in this volume weave together a tapestry encompassing mythology, history and art. more...

  • The Mythic Forest, the Green Man and the Spirit of Natureby Gary R. Varner

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    In this world tour of folklore and ancient art, Varner examines the images we give to the spirit of nature and explores this important aspect of human perception. more...

  • Animal Capitalby Nicole Shukin

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 68.00

    The juxtaposition of biopolitical critique and animal studies—two subjects seldom theorized together—signals the double-edged intervention of Animal Capital. Nicole Shukin pursues a resolutely materialist engagement with the “question of the animal,” challenging the philosophical idealism that has dogged the question by tracing... more...

  • Handleiding voor de determinatie van harde dierlijke materialenby Marloes Rijkelijkhuizen

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 27.50

    A detailed analysis of the determination process of various materials made of animal origin more...

  • Gemlore: Ancient Secrets and Modern Myths from the Stone Age to the Rock Ageby Diane Morgan

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 61.00

    Every culture has developed its own lore of rocks. From the stones of Aaron's breastplate to the foundational rocks of the New Jerusalem, from the creation tales of South America to the blood stones of Burma, gems have taken their place in the mythology and magic of the human race. This book details the lore attached to particular gems. Each chapter... more...

  • Monsters and the Monstrousby Niall Scott

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 65.80

    Emerging from depths comes a series of papers dealing with one of the most significant creations that reflects on and critiques human existence. Both a warning and a demonstration, the monster as myth and metaphor provides an articulation of human imagination that toys with the permissible and impermissible. Monsters from zombies to cuddly cartoon... more...

  • Als das Wünschen noch geholfen hat oder: wie man in Mesopotamien Karriere machteby Matthias Klan

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 30.04

    Die vorliegende Studie richtet sich nicht nur an Assyriologen, sondern auch an Religions- und Literaturwissenschaftler, Ägyptologen und Archäologen. Auch interessierte Laien können hier einen tiefen Einblick in eine faszinierende Denkweise erhalten. Ein großer Teil der uns aus dem Alten Orient in Keilschrift überlieferten Texte ist religiöser bzw.... more...