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  • 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...

  • The Gold Seekersby Nancy Roberts

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    The first gold rush in the United States did not happen in California, as The Gold Seekers reveals. America's first gold rush was in the South. more...

  • Ghosts of the Southern Mountains and Appalachiaby Nancy Roberts; Bruce Roberts

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    Roberts writes stories from a wide variety of locations: "Night of the Hunt" in Hendersonville, North Carolina; "Return of the Bell Witch" in Adams, Tennessee; "The Shenandoah Stage" in New Market, Virginia; "Chain Gang Man" in Decatur, Alabama; "Fort Mountain" in Fort Mountain, Georgia; "Laura" in Campbellsville, Kentucky; "The Coming of the Demon"... more...

  • South Carolina Ghostsby Nancy Roberts

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    Ghosts still walk in South Carolina and unexplained things continue to confound even the most skeptical among us. more...

  • The Haunted Southby Nancy Roberts; Bruce Roberts

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    This collection features such stories as "Passenger Train Number 9"; "The Little People"; "The Phantom Rider of the Confederacy"; "The Demon of Wizard Clip"; "Room for One More"; "Tavern of Terror"; "The Surrency Ghost"; "The King's Messengers"; "The Haunted Gold Mine"; "The Singing River"; "The Gray Lady"; "Railroad Bill"; and "The Haunted Car". more...

  • Ghosts of the Wild Westby Nancy Roberts; Bruce Roberts

    University of South Carolina Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    A new expanded compendium of spine-tingling tales of Western haunts and horrors more...

  • Ethnomimesisby Robert S. Cantwell

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Wide-ranging and provocative, this book will fascinate all those intrigued by how we create and perpetuate our representations of folklife and culture. Ethnomimesis is Robert Cantwell's word for the process by which we take cultural influences, traditions, and practices to ourselves and then manifest them to others. Ethnomimesis is an element of... more...