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Folklore & Mythology

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  • Haggis, Hogmanay and Halloweenby Betty Kirkpatrick

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 2.99

    Scotland is a beautiful country steeped in history, culture, legend and customs. more...

  • Feis Tigh Chonáinby Darach Ó Scolaí

    Leabhar Breac 1999; US$ 7.70

    Nua-insint ar scéal Fiannaíochta a cumadh sa 15ú haois. A retelling of a 15th Century tale from the 'Fionn' legend. more...

  • New Mexico Myths and Legendsby Ph.D Barbara Marriott

    TwoDot 2015; US$ 15.99

    Part of our new and growing Myths and Mysteries series, Myths and Mysteries of New Mexico explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in the Land of Enchantment's history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in New... more...

  • Urban Legendsby Nick Harding

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2005; US$ 7.99

    In this book Nick Harding sets out to describe a host of Urban Legends suggesting that we should not dismiss them purely as nonsense nor accept them as gospel truth but by striving to understand their underlying meanings we begin to see their true worth as folklore for the modern world. To understand folklore and therefore the realm of the Urban Legend... more...

  • Virginia Myths and Legendsby Emilee Hines

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Part of our new and growing Mysteries and Legends series, Mysteries and Legends of Virginia explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Virginia's history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Virginia history.... more...

  • Legendary Louisiana Outlawsby Keagan LeJeune

    LSU Press 2016; US$ 38.00

    From the infamous pirate Jean Laffite and the storied couple Bonnie and Clyde, to less familiar bandits like train-robber Eugene Bunch and suspected murderer Leather Britches Smith, Legendary Louisiana Outlaws explores Louisiana's most fascinating fugitives. In this entertaining volume, Keagan LeJeune draws from historical accounts and current folklore... more...

  • The Magpie and the Wardrobeby Sam Mckechnie; Alexandrine Portelli

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 28.99

    The Magpie and the Wardrobe A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells, is a lovingly curated compendium of time-honoured traditions and curious customs that have bewitched us for generations. Discover simple magic, heirloom recipes and forgotten fairytales in this eclectic treasury. The twelve chapters, representative of the seasons, present the celebrations,... more...

  • Up Yon Wide and Lonely Glenby Elizabeth Stewart; Alison McMorland

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 35.00

    Elizabeth Stewart is a highly acclaimed singer, pianist and accordionist whose reputation has spread widely not only as an outstanding musician but as the principal inheritor and advocate of her family and their music. First discovered by folklorists in the 1950s, the Stewarts of Fetterangus, including Elizabeth?s mother Jean, her uncle Ned, and her... more...

  • The High-Kilted Museby Murray Shoolbraid; Ed Cray

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 55.00

    In 1832 the Scottish ballad collector Peter Buchan of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, presented an anthology of risqué? and convivial songs and ballads to a Highland laird. When Professor Francis James Child of Harvard was preparing his magisterial edition of The English and Scottish Popular Ballads , he made enquiries about it, but it was not made available... more...

  • Desi Divasby Christine L. Garlough

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 55.00

    Desi Divas: Activism in South Asian American Cultural Performances is the product of five years of field research with progressive activists associated with the School for Indian Languages and Cultures (SILC), South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), the feminist dance collective Post Natyam, and the grassroots feminist political organization... more...