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Folklore & Mythology

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  • The Iliadby Homer; Samuel Butler

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.99

    An epic tale of love and betrayal, war and hope The Iliad is the first of two legendary ancient poems attributed to the Greek bard Homer. Typically dated between the 8th and 7th centuries BC it is believed by many to be the earliest extant piece of European literature. The poem deals with the exploits of Agamemnon, Odysseus, Achilles, Ajax and their... more...

  • Anthology of Classical Mythby Stephen M. Trzaskoma; R. Scott Smith; Stephen Brunet; Thomas G. Palaima

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 18.50

    This volume is designed as a companion to the standard undergraduate mythology textbooks or, when assigned alongside the central Greek and Roman works, as a source-based alternative to those textbooks. more...

  • The Celtic Twilightby W. B. Yeats

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    W.B. Yeats was a towering figure in twentieth-century letters. Though best remembered as a poet and playwright, Yeats was insatiably curious and devoted much of his life to the study of folk literatures. This collection brings together an astounding array of Irish legends, fables, and fairy tales. more...

  • The Templar Revelationby Lynn Picknett; Clive Prince

    Touchstone 2004; US$ 25.99

    Colin Wilson Author of Atlas of Holy Places and Sacred Sites One of the most fascinating books I have read since The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. more...

  • Folk Poetry of Modern Greeceby Roderick Beaton

    Cambridge University Press 1980; US$ 44.00

    A wide-ranging study of popular poetry and songs from the end of the Byzantine Empire to the present. more...

  • Recording Oral Historyby Valerie Raleigh Yow

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 38.99

    How nice?and how rare?it is when a favorite text undergoes revision and comes out even better! Yow (book review editor, Oral History Review , and independent scholar) has once again hit the jackpot with her second edition of Recording Oral History (1994). . . This is a must own book for anyone, novice or expert, who engages or wants to engage... more...

  • The Power of Mythby Joseph Campbell; Bill Moyers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    "The symbols of mythology and legend are all around  us, embedded in the fabric of our daily lives, and  the Moyers-Campbell dialogues are a welcom guide  to recognizing and understanding their meanings."  -- Cincinnati Post . From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Curious Myths of the Middle Agesby Sabine Baring-Gould

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Step back into the romance and primal conflict of the medieval period with this collection of fairy tales and folklore from the era. Equal parts charmingly quaint and bracingly brutal, this carefully curated volume is sure to engage and enthrall readers who are curious about the myth and folklore of the Middle Ages. more...

  • Animal Ghostsby Elliott O'Donnell

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    For thousands of years, humans have debated over whether the soul persists in some way after the physical body has ceased functioning. This fascinating volume extends the afterlife discussion to animals, bringing together many accounts of animal hauntings and different cultural beliefs about the souls and eternal lives of non-human creatures. more...

  • The Age of Fableby Thomas Bulfinch

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Long regarded as one of the most significant collectors and interpreters of folklore and mythology, Thomas Bulfinch was an esteemed but not affluent scholar from Massachusetts who set about making the world's folk tales accessible to the lay reader. In this, Bulfinch's first published work, he explores ancient Greek and Roman folk tales and their interpretation... more...