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  • Alchemies of Violenceby Lawrence A. Babb

    SAGE India 2004; US$ 64.95

    The several trading castes known generically as `Marwaris` are among the most powerful and wealthy groups in India. While they have spread throughout India and beyond, their homeland is Rajasthan. This absorbing book explores their origin myths and the manner in which these myths construct and express their social identities. Lawrence Babb draws attention... more...

  • Asian-Pacific Folktales and Legendsby Jeannette Faurot

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 17.95

    These stories offer us an introduction to the complex oral traditions of the varied civilizations of one of the world's most fascinating regions. Exotic, clever, and poignant, Asian-Pacific Folktales and Legends invites you into a magically distinctive world. Originating from the far corners of the globe?China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines,... 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...

  • Fables of the Eastby Ros Ballaster

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 44.99

    A selection of the travel and fictional texts which transported eighteenth-century readers to the exciting and exotic territories of Mughal India, Ottoman Turkey, Safavid Persia and Confucian China. The anthology illustrates the enduring influence of oriental narrative in the formation of the novel in early modern Europe. - ;Fables of the East is the... more...

  • Fox's Craft in Japanese Religion and Cultureby Michael Bathgate

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 150.00

    For more than a millennium, the fox has been a ubiquitous figure at the margins of the Japanese collective imagination. In the writings of the nobility and the motifs of popular literature, the fox is known as a shapeshifter, able to assume various forms in order to deceive others. Focusing on recurring themes of transformation and duplicity in folklore,... more...

  • Gadi Mirrabooka: Australian Aboriginal Tales from the Dreamingby Pauline McLeod; Francis Jones; June Barker; Helen McKay

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 40.00

    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...

  • Images of a People: Tlingit Myths and Legendsby Mary Pelton; Jacquelle DiGennaro

    ABC-CLIO 1992; US$ 40.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Korean Folk Talesby Im Bang; Yi Ryuk; James S. Gale

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Just over half a century ago—in 1911, to be exact— James S. Gale had the good fortune to acquire an old manuscript copy of the stories of Im Bang , one of Korea's greatest tellers of tales. During the same year there appeared a reprint of old Korean writings that contained a number of stories by Yi Ryuk , another famous recorder of Korean legends.... more...