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  • 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...

  • Tezcatlipocaby Elizabeth Baquedano

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 52.00

    Tezcatlipoca: Trickster and Supreme Deity brings archaeological evidence into the body of scholarship on ?the lord of the smoking mirror,? one of the most important Aztec deities. While iconographic and textual resources from sixteenth-century chroniclers and codices have contributed greatly to the understanding of Aztec religious beliefs and practices,... more...

  • The Golden Boughby Sir James George Frazer

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    Classic 1890 study of cults, rites, and myths of antiquity helped define terms of social anthropology, influencing generations of thinkers. Abridgment omits footnotes, occasionally condenses text; all main principles remain intact. more...

  • Great Norse, Celtic and Teutonic Legendsby Wilhelm Wägner

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Captivating collection of legends and romances encompasses the principal hero-lays of the great epic cycles of the Teutonic Middle Ages ? Hegeling and Nibelung legends, Beowulf, Knights of the Round Table, the Rhine legend of Lohengrin, and many more. Inspiring reading, both in and out of the classroom. more...

  • The Irish Fairy Bookby Alfred Perceval Graves; George Denham

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.99

    Leprechauns, fairies, and other mythical figures inhabit this entertaining collection of Irish fairy lore. The rich and representative collection of 43 tales and poems includes "The Stolen Child," a beguiling poem by William Butler Yeats; "The King of the Black Desert," by poet, scholar, and statesman Douglas Hyde; Lady Jane Wilde's "The Horned Women"... more...

  • Curious Myths of the Middle Agesby Sabine Baring-Gould

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    One of the most brilliant, eclectic thinkers in Victorian England, the Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) was intrigued by the grotesque and often savage history of the Middle Ages. The noted author and folklorist?s fascination with the period resulted in this absorbing compilation of vintage tales surrounding such figures as William Tell and... more...

  • Native American Mythologyby Hartley Burr Alexander

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    This fascinating and informative compendium of Native American lore was assembled by one of twentieth-century America's premier ethnographer/anthropologists. Hartley Burr Alexander recounts the continent's myths chronologically and region-by-region, offering a remarkably wide range of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and creation myths, end-time... more...

  • Bulfinch's Medieval Mythologyby Thomas Bulfinch

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    Here, in a dazzling panoply, are the legendary figures from the age of chivalry: King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, Robin Hood, Richard the Lionhearted and his crusaders, and a host of other famous and lesser-known characters. This collection includes tales from Camelot, dramatic narratives from The Mabinogeon, and stories of the noble... more...

  • Vampires and Vampirismby Montague Summers

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Study examines vampire lore in fantastic detail, addressing such issues as how vampires came into existence, vampirish behavior, vampire-like ancient myths, and vampires in modern literature. more...