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- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88
Tahuhu Korero is a collection of pepeha and whakatauki – Maori proverbs and sayings – from the Taitokerau region, which stretches from Auckland to Cape Reinga. Pepeha and the longer whakatauki are passed down the generations to capture key moments in history, important places and celebrated ancestors. They are also powerful metaphors for human behaviour.... more...
- University of Namibia Press 2013; US$ 29.95
Omiano vya Tjipangandjara: Otjiherero Proverbs and Idioms is a unique collection of linguistic and cultural significance. The author has collected over 150 proverbs and idioms from the Ovaherero community, particularly the Ovakaoko, in Namibia, and from various written sources. He encourages the use of these proverbs as a means of cultural enrichment,... more...
- Quiller 2009; US$ 29.17
A thoroughly entertaining and informative guide to modern shooting etiquette. Inspired by beaters, keepers, pickers-up and shoot organisers, the book encapsulates the art of being the perfect guest at a shoot, from the moment the invitation arrives to tipping at the end of the day. With hilarious cartoons by Oliver Preston. more...
- Auckland University Press 2009; US$ 23.99
Compiling a rich, accessible introduction to the people and the land of Taikokerau—a northern region of New Zealand—this collection of proverbs offers traditional wisdom from the oral record of an indigenous history and culture. Presenting close to 200 selected sayings that capture key moments in Maori history, celebrated ancestors, and important... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 36.95
The Routledge Book of World Proverbs invites the reader to travel the globe in search of the origins of such words of wisdom, experiencing the rich cultural traditions reflected in each nation?s proverbs. This collection contains over 16,000 gems of humour and pathos that draw upon themes from our shared experiences of life. And we are not just... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95
"Destroy a nation, but its mountains and rivers remain."? Japanese proverb This is a collection of 200 Japanese proverbs with illustrations and explanations for each saying. Go beyond speaking Japanese?peek into the soul of Japan. Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom is a delightfully illustrated compilation of traditional Japanese proverbs and... more...
- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 39.99
This study celebrates the Hebrew language by bringing together a generous selection of the best-known words and sayings, in English transcription, and illustrating them with excerpts from the Bible, Talmud, folklore and other Jewish literature. more...
Tradition des proverbes et des exempla dans l'Occident médiéval / Die Tradition der Sprichwörter und exempla im MittelalterDe Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00
Proverbs and exempla are two literary genres which developed in parallel throughout the Middle Ages. There was often cross-fertilisation between them, for both were engaged in the same discourses; jurisprudence, philosophy, theology, historiography and literature all drew on proverbs and exempla in their arguments. The interdisciplinary papers in the... more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 168.00
The book examines how thinking, speaking, and interacting influence the construction of meaning among interlocutors. Its revelatory analysis of the complex use of proverbs as discursive tools in the daily life of a social network of transnational families based in Chicago and Mexico makes it an important contribution to the fields of discourse studies,... more...