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  • Tradition in the Twenty-First Centuryby Trevor J. Blank; Robert Glenn Howard

    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...

  • Warrior Waysby Eric A. Eliason; Tad Tuleja

    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...

  • 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...

  • Cambridgeshire Folk Talesby Maureen James

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Modern day Cambridgeshire is a county of diverse landscapes: from the elegance of the University city to the rural delights of the old county of Huntingdonshire and the flatness of the Isle of Ely with its 'wide' skies, each district has its own identity and its own stories. In this book you can explore the antics of the inhabitants of the past, including... more...

  • The E.T. Chroniclesby Rita Louise; Wayne Laliberte; Barbara Hand Clow

    Hampton Roads Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    The E.T. Chronicles is a startling and comprehensive examination of ancient myths and legends that describe extraterrestrial visitors and their encounters with humanity since the dawn of time.  Organized into a chronology that starts with ?in the beginning? and ends with the advent of civilization, it brings together myths from many cultures (including... more...

  • Western Isles Folk Talesby Ian Stephen

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Western Isles Folk Tales is a comprehensive collection of stories from the geographical span of the long chain of islands known as The Outer Hebrides. Some are well-known tales and some have been collected by the author but all are retold in the natural voice of a local man. You will find selkies and water-horses and encounter the blue-men of the... more...

  • A Miscellany for Garden-Loversby David Squire

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2014; US$ 11.59

    Gardening is an age-old craft, steeped in mystique and peppered with handed-down wisdom, often derived from 'sons of the soil' who grew larger cabbages than their neighbours. This fact-drenched and beautifully illustrated insight into gardening history with enthral you with its diversity – from digging soil and keeping bees to early plant hunters... more...

  • Northumberland Folk Talesby Malcolm Green

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    These lively and entertaining folk tales are vividly retold by local storyteller Malcolm Green. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Northumberland reflect the wisdom (and eccentricities) of the county and its people. Discover the places in the Northumberland landscape where dragons walked, horses flew and fairy folk... more...

  • Mayo Folk Talesby Tony Locke

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Those magic words 'Once upon a time' have been spoken around the flickering flame of the turf fire by storytellers for thousands of years. Tony Locke has gathered together stories that are part of the rich tapestry that makes up the folklore, myth and legend of County Mayo. This book will take you on a journey through the rugged landscape of the west... more...

  • Wrexham County Folk Talesby Fiona Collins

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Wales is especially rich in the folklore of place, which this collection of tales traditionally handed down through the generations by word of mouth illustrate. They include local legends, folk tales, stories of magic and mystery and stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Fluent in both the languages of Wales, the author has collected... more...