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  • Foodways and Folkloreby Jacqueline S. Thursby

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 55.00

    Gives broad introductory coverage of the folklore of food, with special attention to the diverse ethnic food traditions of the United States. 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...

  • 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...

  • Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklifeby Pauline Greenhill; Liz Locke; Theresa A. Vaughan

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 200.00

    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...

  • Cinderellaby Judy Sierra

    ABC-CLIO 1992; US$ 56.00

    The stories of a Cinderella character go far beyond the familiar tales of Perrault and Grimm. Author Judy Sierra presents 24 versions that represent a broad range of cultures and geographical areas, styles, with variations on the theme of the persecuted heroine (or occasionally hero) who emerges victorious, regardless of the circumstances. Each version... more...

  • Wise Womenby Suzanne I. Barchers; Leann Mullineaux

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 42.00

    Strong women who prevail and triumph using their intelligence, courage, or resourcefulness are celebrated in this gathering of stories for all ages. It features legends, folklore, and fairy tales from such far-flung places as the Punjab, Africa, China, Japan, the Middle East, and Europe and from places close at hand-Hawaii, New England, and the Ozarks.... more...

  • The Beanstalk and Beyondby Joan Wolf

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 38.00

    Use popular fairy tales and fairy-tale characters as springboards for learning, and help students develop problem-solving abilities and creative-writing skills. Adaptable to virtually any fairy tale and to a variety of learning environments and levels, these activities will challenge students to move beyond the simplistic study of tales to develop... more...

  • Snakes in Myth, Magic, and History: The Story of a Human Obsessionby Diane Morgan

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 50.00

    The snake is one of humankind's most powerful and ambiguous symbols: it has at various times represented immortality and death, male and female, deity and demon, circle and line, killer and healer, the highest wisdom and the deepest subconscious. By virtue of its mysterious movement, potent poison, fearful grip, unblinking gaze and lightning quick... more...