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  • Mythology 101by Kathleen Sears

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 15.99

    Explore the fascinating myths of Greek and Roman civilizations The tales of gods and heroes are often turned into tedious discourse that even Ovid would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out the boring details, and instead, provides you with a thrilling lesson in classic mythology. From the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the Underworld,... more...

  • Folklore Rulesby Lynne S. McNeill

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 20.00

    Folklore Rules is a brief introduction to the foundational concepts in folklore studies for beginning students. Designed to give essential background on the current study of folklore and some of the basic concepts and questions used when analyzing folklore, this short, coherent, and approachable handbook is divided into five chapters: What Is Folklore?;... more...

  • Girls, Goddesses and Giantsby Lari Don

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    A selection of brilliant folk tales about heroines from all around the world. In these stories it's the girls who save the day through their courage, cunning or kindness - whether they are facing up to wolves, demons, dragons, enemy tribes, or the sun itself! Handsome princes need not apply - these girls are doing it for themselves. Stories from... more...

  • Triple Jeopardy for the Westby Michael Nazir-Ali

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 15.99

    Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali considers the impact that aggressive secularism, radical Islamism and multiculturalism are having on the Western world, and particularly Britain. He argues that, because of their rejection of the Judeo-Christian foundations which have shaped so much of the national narrative, these three seemingly diverse pressures are a profound... more...

  • How to Kill a Vampireby Liisa Ladouceur

    ECW Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    A fascinating investigation of what strikes fear in an immortal?s heartVampires exist. And in every culture with a legend about bloodsuckers that rise from the grave to prey upon the living, there are rules and rituals for how to destroy them. How to Kill a Vampire is the first book to focus specifically on all known ways to prevent vampirism, protect... more...

  • Orkney Folk Talesby Tom Muir

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Tom Muir takes you on a magical journey through the mysterious Orkney Islands, where the past and the present meet. Using the ancient stories that were told by the firesides of the Picts and Vikings, we hear how the islands were created from the teeth of a monster; how a giant created lochs and hills in his greed for fertile land; and how the waves... more...

  • Transylvanian Vampiresby Adriana Groza

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Authentic vampire tales exist in Transylvanian folklore. Yet the Transylvanian vampire is nothing like the bloodthirsty Count of Bram Stoker's imagination or the romantic hero of popular fiction. The Romanian tradition comes from the villages, reflecting the norms of peasant life and wisdom embedded in age-old communities. This book consists of... more...

  • Greek Mythology For Beginnersby Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2013; US$ 16.99

    Would there be a Western civilization without the Greek myths? Would we be able to define our civilization and ourselves without some reference to the grand, violent, and venal doings of those denizens of Mount Olympus? Greek Mythology For Beginners  presents the pantheon ? that immortal collection of rogues and heroes, misfits and tyrants - and... more...

  • Greek Mythsby Shoshanna Kirk; Tinou Le Joly Senoville

    Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 12.99

    Here is the stuff legends are made of in 25 of the most beloved tales from Greek mythology, complemented with gorgeous illustrations by artist Tinou Le Joly Senoville. These classic, timeless stories have been crafted into a concise, intriguing, and very readable romp through the human condition. Arranged by emotional theme?cunning, vanity, vengeance,... more...

  • Tumbuka Folktalesby Lester Brian Shawa; Boston Jaston Soko

    Mzuni Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    Tumbuka folktales are on the verge of extinction. If not recorded now, the loss would not only be the amusement they provide but chiefly lessons inherent. On the surface, they are simple narratives, however, subtly they evoke serious moral lessons that are very applicable to our everyday life today. This folklore collection is based on field research... more...