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  • Gadi Mirrabookaby Pauline E. Mcleod; Francis Firebrace Jones; June E. Barker

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 56.00

    Take a journey into the fascinating world of Australia's Aboriginal culture with this unique collection of 33 authentic, unaltered stories brought to you by three Aboriginal storyteller custodians! Unlike other compilations of tales that were modified and published without permission from the Aboriginal people, these stories are now presented with... more...

  • Tales from the Heart of the Balkansby Bonnie Marshall; Vasa D. Mihailovich; Joel Halpern

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 56.00

    The diverse peoples of the former Yugoslavia offer us a rich folk tradition with lively tales to delight readers of all ages. Marshall has selected 33 stories that represent all major population groups of the region, including South Slavic, Yugoslav Albanian, and Yugoslav Romany. Translated from their original languages and retold for a broad audience,... more...

  • Jataka Stories in Theravada Buddhismby Naomi Appleton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    Jataka stories (stories about the previous births of the Buddha) are very popular in Theravada Buddhist countries, where they are commonly used in sermons, children's books, plays, poetry, temple illustrations, rituals and festivals. Buddhist tradition tells us that the stories illustrate the gradual path to perfection exemplified by the Buddha... more...

  • Seven Story Towerby Curtiss Hoffman

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 16.00

    A compelling introduction to the world of myth and its influence on culture and society more...

  • The Blind Man and the Loonby Craig Mishler; Robin Ridington

    UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 50.00

    The story of the Blind Man and the Loon is a living Native folktale about a blind man who is betrayed by his mother or wife but whose vision is magically restored by a kind loon. Variations of this tale are told by Native storytellers all across Alaska, arctic Canada, Greenland, the Northwest Coast, and even into the Great Basin and the Great Plains.... more...

  • Conversations with the High Priest of Coosaby Charles M. Hudson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 26.00

    "This book begins where the reach of archaeology and history ends," writes Charles Hudson. Grounded in careful research, his extraordinary work imaginatively brings to life the sixteenth-century world of the Coosa, a native people whose territory stretched across the Southeast, encompassing much of present-day Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. Cast... more...

  • Witchcraft Myths in American Cultureby Marion Gibson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 38.95

    A fascinating examination of how Americans think about and write about witches, from the 'real' witches tried and sometimes executed in early New England to modern re-imaginings of witches as pagan priestesses, comic-strip heroines and feminist icons. The first half of the book is a thorough re-reading of the original documents describing witchcraft... more...

  • Teaching with Folk Stories of the Hmongby Dia Cha; Norma J. Livo

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 42.00

    Teach students about Hmong culture, build appreciation of diversity, and extend learning across the curriculum with engaging activities based on Hmong folktales and traditions. After a fascinating overview of the history and customs of the Hmong, Dia shares her experience of emigrating from Vietnam to the U.S. The book also offers a profusion of lively... more...

  • Images of a Peopleby Jacquele Digennaro; Mary Pelton

    ABC-CLIO 1992; US$ 56.00

    In the first part of this book, the authors introduce us to the Tlingit culture, history, land, and traditional art forms. The second part is a collection of 22 tales, from creation myths and religious stories to stories that teach familial values. A bibliography, an index, color photographs, and illustrations by traditional Tlingit artist Ts'anak... more...

  • The Saharaby Eamonn Gearon

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 13.99

    The Sahara is the quintessence of isolation, epitomizing both remoteness and severity of environment unlike any other place on the face of the earth. Replete with myths and fictions, it is a wild land, dotted with oases and camel trains trudging through sand dunes that roll like the waves on a sea, as far as the distant horizon. But this is just part... more...