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- Utah State University Press 2015; US$ 31.95
In Pole Raising and Speech Making , author Jennifer Eastman Attebery focuses on the beginnings of the traditional Scandinavian Midsummer celebration and the surrounding spring-to-summer seasonal festivities in the Rocky Mountain West during the height of Swedish immigration to the area?1880?1917. Combining research in folkloristics and history,... more...
- Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 27.95
In Japanese culture, oni are ubiquitous supernatural creatures who play important roles in literature, lore, and folk belief. Characteristically ambiguous, they have been great and small, mischievous and dangerous, and ugly and beautiful over their long history. Here, author Noriko Reider presents seven oni stories from medieval Japan in full and... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 75.00
From the earliest days of oral history to brightly illuminated modern times, the vampire myth persists among mankind's deeply rooted fears. This encyclopedia, with entries ranging from "Abchanchu" to "Zmeus," catalogs nearly 600 different species of historical and mythological vampires, fully described and detailed. This is... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...
- University of North Texas Press 2009; US$ 31.96
The Texas Folklore Society (TFS) is one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations in the state. This book examines the Society's members and their substantial contributions to the field of folklore. It explains why the TFS has lasted so long, and why it can continue. more...
- Picador 2010; US$ 7.39
We may regard celebrities as deities, but that does not mean we worship them with deference. From prehistory to the present, humanity has possessed a primal urge first to exalt the famous but then to cut them down (Michael Jackson, anyone?). Why do we treat the ones we love like burnt offerings in a ritual of human sacrifice? Perhaps because that... more...
- University of Tennessee Press 2008; US$ 24.95
?Mountain Homespun will be of special interest to those studying southern Appalachian handicrafts, the 1890s handicraft revival, and northern Protestant missionary work in turn-of-the-century Appalachia.? ?North Carolina Historical Review ?Mountain Homespun is much more than a memoir. It offers unrivaled specific information on the processes of... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 7.39
Every city has its urban legends, its tall tales, and even its outright lies, and Hollywood and Los Angeles have enough to fill a book--and Paul Young has done just that. L.A. Exposed includes the facts behind the myths surrounding everything from the tall tales of tinsel town, to the legend and lore of LA landmarks, to rock n' roll rumors, to... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available
This beautifully presented book offers a stimulating approach to the timeless, universal stories that are central to every culture. More than 50 compelling myths and legends from around the world are explained through stunning works of art and ancient artefacts, each supported by informative text and comprehensive annotation. Presented country by country,... more...