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Folklore & Mythology

  • China's Universities and the Open Doorby Ruth Hayhoe

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 158.00

    Recent events in Tianamen Square have made such books abruptly important, though in some aspects outdated. This one examines reforms in higher education from before the republic to March 1988, and focuses on educational and economic relations with groups outside China, and the effect the reforms may more...

  • The Asian Dilemma in United States Foreign Policy: National Interest Versus Strategic Planningby K.Holly Maze Carter

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    Focuses on the problem through the identification of specific trends in foreign policy: isolationism, intervention, containment, detente, and disengagement. The conclusion of this analysis is that the US foreign policy process is reactive and lacking in any long-term strategic planning mode. Paper e more...

  • Exit Toward Post-Stalinismby Pavel Compenau

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    How does a society emerge from Stalinism? This is the question of the day in Eastern Europe. In this final volume of his trilogy on Stalinism, Campeanu examines the main pillars of the Stalinist system - the vacuum of ownership and the regulation of all social and economic activity by a central power endowed with infallibility. Only if both of these... more...

  • Tales of the Nartsby John Colarusso; Tamirlan Salbiev; Walter May

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.50 US$ 31.60

    The Nart sagas are to the Caucasus what Greek mythology is to Western civilization. Tales of the Narts presents a wide selection of fascinating tales preserved as a living tradition among the peoples of Ossetia in southern Russia, a region where ethnic identities have been maintained for thousands of years in the face of major cultural upheavals.... more...

  • Akbar and Birbalby Amita Sarin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 12.00

    Mango trees are court witnessesMagical sticks identify thievesBirbal must take a trip to heavenThe friendship between Emperor Akbar and his minister Birbal created history?and some delightful stories! The tales of Akbar and Birbal have been passed on from generation to generation, enthralling young and old listeners alike. This book brings together... more...

  • Sea Spellby Jennifer Donnelly

    Hachette Children's Group 2016; US$ 15.99

    Six mermaids battle to save their hidden world. Serafina and the other mer have discovered that Orfeo, one of the six founders of Atlantis, is trying to unleash an ancient monster from its icy prison. Astrid, his descendent is summoned to Orfeo's stronghold where she must attempt to take his black pearl talisman. Meanwhile, Ava tracks another talisman... more...

  • Nart Sagasby John Colarusso; John Colarusso; Adrienne Mayor

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 22.95 US$ 18.36

    The sagas of the ancient Narts are to the Caucasus what Greek mythology is to Western civilization. This book presents, for the first time in the West, a wide selection of these fascinating myths preserved among four related peoples whose ancient cultures today survive by a thread. In ninety-two straightforward tales populated by extraordinary characters... more...

  • Le secret des menhirsby Jean Danzé

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Suivez les pas de Jean Danzé sur les traces des mystérieux menhirs de Bretagne... Voici plus de 6 000 ans, les habitants de la Bretagne et d'autres régions d'Europe érigeaient des dolmens, tumulus, cairns et allées couvertes destinés au repos de leurs morts. À la même époque, ils extrayaient d'énormes blocs de pierre, qu'ils taillaient, transportaient,... more...

  • Tideby Hugh Aldersey-Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 26.78

    From Cnut to D-Day: the history and science of the unceasing tide explored for the first time. Half of the world's population lives in coastal regions lapped by tidal waters. Yet how little most of us know about the tide. Our ability to predict and understand the tide depends on centuries of science, from the observations of Aristotle and the... more...

  • L'Art d'Aimerby Ovide

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    A la fois drôle et sérieux, découvrez l?un des plus vieux textes érotiques existants L´Art d´Aimer est une ?uvre en vers écrite à Rome vers l´an 1 de notre ère. Elle demeure un des textes érotiques parmi les plus célèbres au monde. Le poète Ovide s´adresse à nous comme à des élèves, garçons et filles, auxquels il va enseigner l´art d´aimer et... more...