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  • The Greenwood Library of World Folktales [Four Volumes]by Thomas A. Green

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 300.00

    Selects and annotates a vast array of folktales from around the world. more...

  • Out Of The Ordinaryby Barbara Walker

    Utah State University Press 1995; US$ 19.95

    This contributed volume explores the functions of belief and supernatural experience within an array of cultures, as well as the stance of academe toward the study of belief and the supernatural. The essays in this volume call into question the idea that supernatural experience is extraordinary. Among the contributors are Shelley Adler, David... more...

  • Haunting Experiencesby Diane Goldstein; Sylvia Grider; Jeannie Banks Thomas

    Utah State University Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Ghosts and other supernatural phenomena are widely represented throughout modern culture. They can be found in any number of entertainment, commercial, and other contexts, but popular media or commodified representations of ghosts can be quite different from the beliefs people hold about them, based on tradition or direct experience. Personal belief... more...

  • A to Z World Superstitions & Folkloreby Sibylla Putzi

    World Trade Press 2008; US$ 38.00

    A to Z World Superstitions & Folklore is an encyclopedia featuring myths, legends and irrational beliefs passed down through generations in 175 countries worldwide. Detailed entries on spirit worship, curses, mystical characters, folk tales, burial and th more...

  • Women at the Beginningby Patrick J. Geary

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95

    In these four artfully crafted essays, Patrick Geary explores the way ancient and medieval authors wrote about women. Geary describes the often marginal role women played in origin legends from antiquity until the twelfth century. Not confining himself to one religious tradition or region, he probes the tensions between women in biblical, classical,... more...

  • Mythical Trickster Figuresby William J. Hynes; William G. Doty

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 49.50

    Mythical Trickster Figures, is the first substantial collection of essays about the trickster to appear since Radin's 1955 The Trickster. Contributions by leading scholars treat a wide range of manifestations of this mischievous character, ranging from the Coyote of the American Southwest to such African figures as Eshu-Elegba and Ananse, the Japanese... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Werewolvesby Nathan Brown

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 15.00

    Nathan Robert Brown is an author and mythologist living in North Texas. His academic and professional works have led him to do extensive research in the areas of world mythology, folklore, urban legends, ancient civilizations, and world religions. He is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Mythology, The Complete Idiot's Guide to the... more...

  • On Monstersby Stephen T. Asma

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 11.99

    Monsters. Real or imagined, literal or metaphorical, they have exerted a dread fascination on the human mind for many centuries. They attract and repel us, intrigue and terrify us, and in the process reveal something deeply important about the darker recesses of our collective psyche. Stephen Asma's On Monsters is a wide-ranging cultural and conceptual... more...

  • Meaning of Folkloreby Simon J. Bronner; Alan Dundes

    Utah State University Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    Compilation of Dundes's most important analytical work, including many widely unavailable essays. Edited by Simon Bronner. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife [2 volumes]by Pauline Greenhill; Liz Locke; Theresa Vaughan

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 199.95

    From the stone age to the cyber age, women and men have experienced the world differently. Out of a cosmos of goddesses and she-devils, earth mothers and madonnas, witches and queens, saints and whores, a vast body of women's folklore has come into bloom. International in scope and drawing on more than 130 expert contributors, this encyclopedia reviews... more...