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  • Stories of Our Livesby Frank de Caro

    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...

  • Warrior Waysby Eric A. Eliason; Tad Tuleja

    University Press of Colorado 2012; 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...

  • Bits of Blarneyby R. Shelton Mackenzie

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    This delightful collection from R. Shelton Mackenzie brings together a series of Irish stories, tales, myths, jokes, and folklore collected by the author over the course of his life. Presented in a warm, conversational tone, Bits of Blarney is a must-read for fans of Gaelic culture. more...

  • Unsettling Assumptionsby Pauline Greenhill; Diane Tye

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 25.00

    In Unsettling Assumptions , editors Pauline Greenhill and Diane Tye link gender studies with traditional and popular culture studies to examine how tradition and gender can intersect to unsettle assumptions about culture and its study. Contributors explore the intersections of traditional expressive culture and sex/gender systems by challenging... more...

  • 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...

  • The Golden Boughby Sir James George Frazer

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    An expert in myth and religion, the author spent over a quarter-century assembling this study of the cults, rites, and myths of antiquity. Frazer's definitions of "magic," "religion," and "science" were useful to his successors in social anthropology, and his explications of ancient legends influenced generations of writers and poets. 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...

  • Norse Mythologyby Hamilton Wright Mabie

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.95

    Imaginative retellings of 17 ancient Norse tales, ranging from the creation of the world to the death of the gods. Included are Odin's trip to Mimer in search of knowledge, the making of Thor's hammer, the loss of Idun's wondrous apples, and the task of securing the dreaded Fenris-wolf. 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...