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  • The Lore of Scotlandby Sophia Kingshill; Jennifer Beatrice Westwood

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    Scotland's rich past and varied landscape have inspired an extraordinary array of legends and beliefs, and in The Lore of Scotland Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill bring together many of the finest and most intriguing: stories of heroes and bloody feuds, tales of giants, fairies, and witches, and accounts of local customs and traditions. Their... more...

  • The Lessons of Nature in Mythologyby Rachel S. McCoppin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    This examination of myths from around the world focuses on the role nature plays within mythology. Creation myths from myriad cultures recognized that life arose from natural elements, inextricably connecting human life to the natural world. Nature as portrayed in myth is unpredictable and destructive but also redemptive, providing solace and wisdom.... more...

  • The Elder Eddaby Andy Orchard

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.40

    Compiled by an unknown scribe in Iceland around 1270, and based on sources dating back centuries earlier, these mythological and heroic poems tell of gods and mortals from an ancient era: the giant-slaying Thor, the doomed Völsung family, the Hel-ride of Brynhild and the cruelty of Atli the Hun. Eclectic, incomplete and fragmented, these verses nevertheless... more...

  • Australian Legendary Talesby K. Langloh Parker

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    A collection of the legends that prevail in the Australian native Noongahburrah tribe. It is claimed as the very first work that collected and brought forward the original tales of the Aborigines. Exhilarating! more...

  • The Ghostsby Robert Green Ingersoll

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    In this work, Ingersoll has undertaken an intellectual analysis of the existence of ghosts, witches and witchcraft. Taking into account certain events from history, he has dwelled on how the elite of earlier times were obsessed with the concept of witchcraft. Grossly cruel incidents and their consequences have been narrated. Thought-provoking! more...

  • Stories of Our Livesby Frank de Caro

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 22.00

    In Stories of Our Lives Frank de Caro demonstrates the value of personal narratives in enlightening our lives and our world. We all live with legends, family sagas, and anecdotes that shape our selves and give meaning to our recollections. Featuring an array of colorful stories from de Caro?s personal life and years of field research as a folklorist,... more...

  • Tradition in the Twenty-First Centuryby Trevor J. Blank; Robert Glenn Howard

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 23.00

    In Tradition in the Twenty-First Century , eight diverse contributors explore the role of tradition in contemporary folkloristics. For more than a century, folklorists have been interested in locating sources of tradition and accounting for the conceptual boundaries of tradition, but in the modern era, expanded means of communication, research,... more...

  • Warrior Waysby Eric A. Eliason; Tad Tuleja

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 25.95

    Warrior Ways is one of the first book-length explorations of military folklife, and focuses on the lore produced by modern American warriors, illuminating the ways in which members of the armed services creatively express the complex experience of military life. In short, lively essays, contributors to the volume, all of whom have close personal... more...

  • An Epidemic of Rumorsby Jon D. Lee

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 21.00

    In An Epidemic of Rumors , Jon D. Lee examines the human response to epidemics through the lens of the 2003 SARS epidemic. Societies usually respond to the eruption of disease by constructing stories, jokes, conspiracy theories, legends, and rumors, but these narratives are often more damaging than the diseases they reference. The information disseminated... more...

  • Unsettling Assumptionsby Pauline Greenhill; Diane Tye

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 25.00

    In Unsettling Assumptions , editors Pauline Greenhill and Diane Tye link gender studies with traditional and popular culture studies to examine how tradition and gender can intersect to unsettle assumptions about culture and its study. Contributors explore the intersections of traditional expressive culture and sex/gender systems by challenging... more...