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- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99
Revolving around the folklores, legends and fairy tales of Wales, this is a highly interesting book. It reflects the attitude and approach of that nation and the romance that generates from and is embedded in the history of the land. Enchanting! more...
- 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95
Hawaiian tradition, through song-chants and the dance of hula, intimately relates the legendary sisters Pele and Hiiaka to Hawaii's volcanic landscape and other phenomena of nature. This book's mythological epic, perhaps more than any other, brings primal elements together, and its lyric power and drama are unsurpassed in traditional Hawaiian lore.... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99
A beautifully packaged and affordably priced edition of this classic, accessible guide to world mythology, unabridged and complete. Thomas Bulfinch collected and interpreted the legends of the world for everyday people, so that those who lacked extensive schooling could still understand the mythological allusions that fill classic and contemporary... more...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.50
Every year thousands of pilgrims travel to Brindavan, the village where Krishna is said to have lived as a child. There, they witness a series of religious dramas called ras lilas, whose central roles are performed by children. By translating four plays that collectively span this cycle, John Hawley provides a lively perspective on the mythology of... more...