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  • The Rise of the Vampireby Erik Butler

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 25.00

    Before Bella and Edward; Stefan and Damon Salvatore; and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter , there was Lestat and Louis, The Lost Boys , and Buffy Summers. Before True Blood and Let the Right One In , there was Dark Shadows and Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles . And then there is the most prominent of them all: Dracula, immortalized by Bram... more...

  • The White Devilby Matthew Beresford

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    From Ovid’s Lycaon to Professor Lupin, from Teen Wolf to An American Werewolf in Paris , the lycanthrope, or werewolf, comes to us frequently on the page and the silver screen. These interpretations often display lycanthropy as a curse, with the afflicted person becoming an uncontrollable, feral beast during every full moon. But this is just... 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...

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

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 34.56

    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...

  • Signifying Animalsby Roy Willis

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 66.95

    A fresh assessment of the workings of animal symbolism in diverse cultures. Reconsiders the concept of totemism and exposes common fallacies in symbolic interpretation. more...

  • Imagined Statesby Luisa Del Giudice

    Utah State University Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    An international ensemble of folklore scholars looks at varied ways in which national and ethnic groups have traditionally and creatively used imagined states of existence-some idealizations, some demonizations-in the construction of identities for themselves and for others. Drawing on oral traditions, especially as represented in traditional ballads,... more...

  • So They Understandby William Schneider

    Utah State University Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    Illustrated with numerous stories collected from Alaska, the Yukon, and South Africa and further enlivened by the author's accessible style and experiences as a longtime oral historian and archivist, So They Understand is a comprehensive study of the special challenges and concerns involved in documenting, representing, preserving, and interpreting... more...

  • The Anthropology of Texts, Persons and Publicsby Karin Barber

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    Thought-provoking study of the relationship between verbal and oral texts and their role in society. more...

  • Fabulous Creatures, Mythical Monsters, and Animal Power Symbolsby Cassandra Eason

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 45.00

    Provides a comprehensive history of mythical animals, creatures, and monsters. more...

  • The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales [Three Volumes]by Donald Haase

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 300.00

    Hundreds of alphabetically entries on themes and motifs, individuals, characters and character types, national traditions, genres, and other topics survey folk and fairy tales from around the world. more...