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  • 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...

  • Tales of Old Japanby A. B. Mitford

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    An engrossing array of stories, this entertaining volume chronicles an ancient culture. The book provides grisly accounts of revenge and knightly exploits, a fascinating eyewitness account of a hara-kiri ceremony, tales of vampires and samurai, Buddhist sermons, and the plots of four No plays. 38 illustrations. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Practically Jokingby Moira Marsh

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 19.95

    In Practically Joking , the first full-length study of the practical joke, Moira Marsh examines the value, artistry, and social significance of this ancient and pervasive form of vernacular expression. Though they are sometimes dismissed as the lowest form of humor, practical jokes come from a lively tradition of expressive play. They can reveal... more...

  • Public Folkloreby Robert Baron; Nick Spitzer

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 25.00

    A landmark volume exploring the public presentation and application of folk culture in collaboration with communities, Public Folklore is available again with a new introduction discussing recent trends and scholarship. Editors Robert Baron and Nick Spitzer provide theoretical framing to contributions from leaders of major American folklife programs... more...

  • North Carolina Ghosts & Legendsby Nancy Roberts; Bruce Roberts

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    This collection of tales was originally published as An Illustrated Guide to Ghosts and Mysterious Occurences in the Old North State. To her group of classic stories, Mrs. Roberts has added three new tales about the Carolina coastal areas. The mountains, Piedmont, eastern Carolina, and the Outer Banks all provide settings for the unique and haunting... more...