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Folklore & Mythology

  • The Legend of Seleucusby Daniel Ogden

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 96.00

    The first full reconstruction of and investigation into the vibrant and fascinating legend of King Seleucus, successor to Alexander the Great. more...

  • The Golden Fleeceby Dr Padraic Colum

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    In Greek mythology, the Golden Fleece is the fleece of the gold-haired winged ram, which can be procured in Colchis. It figures in the tale of Jason and his band of Argonauts, who set out on a quest by order of King Pelias for the fleece in order to place Jason rightfully on the throne of Iolcus in Thessaly. The story is of great antiquity - it was... more...

  • In the Land of Giantsby Gabi Martínez; Daniel Hahn

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2017; US$ 24.99

    ?The imagination has its sanctuaries, too.? High up in the Hindu Kush, between the ancient pagan Kalash people and the new medievalists of the Taliban, a charismatic young Spaniard, Jordi Magraner, made his home, mastering the local languages and customs before meeting his death in the most mysterious way. In this magisterial book, Gabi Martínez... more...

  • Britain's Wild Flowersby Rosamond Richardson

    Pavilion Books 2017; US$ 8.99

    A fascinating look at the myths, folklore and botany behind over 70 British wildflowers.From hedgerows to meadows, wildflowers can be found throughout our green and pleasant land. In this book, journalist and garden writer Rosamond Richardson traces the history and myths behind each flower to discover the fascinating ways in which the plants were used.... more...

  • The Celtic Twilightby W. B. Yeats

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and dramatist. As one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature, he was a pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments. He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival, and along with Lady Gregory and Edward Martyn founded the Abbey Theatre, serving as its chief during its early... more...

  • Cork Folk Talesby Kate Corkery

    The History Press 2017; US$ 5.99

    A vibrant collection of local folk tales from Cork handed down through generations of storytellers more...

  • Tales of the Irish Hedgerowsby Tony Locke

    The History Press 2017; US$ 11.99

    A collection of tales and folklore centred on the flora and fauna of the Irish hedgerow. These are atmospheric stories, interweaving fact and fiction, written by a professional storyteller. more...

  • Dancing with Treesby Allison Galbraith; Alette J. Willis

    The History Press 2017; US$ 5.99

    Richly illustrated with thirty original drawings, these enchanting tales will appeal to everyone interested in nature and in environmental conservation and will be enjoyed by readers, storytellers and listeners time and again. more...

  • The Sorcerer's Apprenticeby Jack Zipes; Natalie Frank

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    A diverse new anthology that traces the meaning and magic of the sorcerer's apprentice tale throughout history "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" might conjure up images of Mickey Mouse from the Disney film Fantasia , or of Harry Potter. As this anthology reveals, however, "sorcerer's apprentice" tales?in which a young person rebels against, or complies... more...

  • Israel in the Makingby Hagar Salamon

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 39.99

    The brilliant kaleidoscope of everyday creativity in Israel is thrown into relief in this study, which teases out the abiding national tensions and contradictions at work in the expressive acts of ordinary people. Hagar Salamon examines creativity in Israel?s public sphere through the lively discourse of bumper stickers, which have become a potent... more...