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Folklore & Mythology

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  • The Mabinogionby Charlotte Guest

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    This collection of Welsh folklore, fairy tales and mythology is vital reading for anyone who is interested in early European vernacular literature and folk archetypes. Dating from as far back as the fourteenth century, the publication of this volume marked the first time that the tales were rendered in an English translation. more...

  • Gods and Fighting Menby Lady Augusta Gregory; W. B. Yeats

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Regarded by many as the quintessential collection of Irish mythology, Lady Augusta Gregory's Gods and Fighting Men brings together a vast compendium of tales and fables dating back to the earliest days of civilization in what is now known as Ireland. A folklorist with a genuine flair for storytelling, Gregory's renderings of the tales will... more...

  • Plutoby Richard Grossinger; Richard C. Hoagland; Robert Kelly; Rob Brezsny; Dana Wilde

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 21.95

    Encompassing astronomy, mythology, psychology, and astrology, Pluto offers a wealth of knowledge about our most famous dwarf planet. First observed in 1930 and once defined as the ninth and final planet in our solar system, Pluto and its discovery and reclassification throw a unique light on how we generate meaning in science and culture. This anthology,... more...

  • Mythologyby Edith Hamilton; Aphrodite Trust; Apollo Trust

    Little, Brown and Company 2012; US$ 19.99

    Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book. Mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life... more...

  • The Wisdom of the Celtsby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      The ancient world of the Celts comes to life through their joyful and humorous wisdom   While they left few written records, the Celts? profound influence on Western culture can be found throughout art, literature, spirituality, and even ecology, and remains a strong presence in pop culture today. The Wisdom of the Celts offers a fascinating... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of King Arthurby Mike Ashley

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    The most complete guide ever to the real Arthurian world and the legends that surround it He defeated the Saxons so decisively at the Battle of Badon that he held the Saxon invasion of Britain at bay for at least a generation. He has inspired more stories, books and films than any other historical or legendary figure. But who was the real King... more...

  • The Celtsby Barry Cunliffe

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 9.99

    Barry Cunliffe seeks to reveal this fascinating people using a range of evidence and exploring subjects such as trade, migration and the evolution of Celtic traditions. more...

  • The Greek Mythsby Robert Graves

    Penguin Books Ltd 1990; US$ 17.58

    Robert Graves, classicist, poet and unorthodox critic, retells the Greek legends of gods and heroes for a modern audience. He demonstrates with a dazzling display of relevant knowledge that Greek mythology is ?no more mysterious in content than are modern election cartoons?. All the scattered elements of each myth are assembled into a harmonious... more...

  • The Hobbit and Philosophyby William Irwin; Gregory Bassham; Eric Bronson

    Wiley 2012; US$ 17.95

    A philosophical exploration of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved classic—just in time for the December 2012 release of Peter Jackson's new film adaptation, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is one of the best-loved fantasy books of all time and the enchanting "prequel" to The Lord of the Rings . With the help of some... more...

  • The Musical Playgroundby Kathryn Marsh

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 22.99

    Section 1: Children's Musical Play and Creativity: Adult Views. 1. Conceptions of Children's Musical Play. 2. Children's Musical Creativity and Oral Transmission. Section 2: Into the Field. 3. Investigating Musical Play: Ethics and Pragmatics. 4. The Playing Fields. Section 3: Transmission Processes in the Playground. 5. The Influence of... more...