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Folklore & Mythology

  • Behold the Proverbs of a Peopleby Wolfgang Mieder

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 75.00

    The preeminent scholar of proverbs addresses the immense cultural impact of proverbs world-wide more...

  • Science, Bread, and Circusesby Gregory Schrempp

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 22.00

    In Science, Bread, and Circuses , Gregory Schrempp brings a folkloristic viewpoint to the topic of popular science, calling attention to the persistence of folkloric form, idiom, and worldview within the increasingly important dimension of popular consciousness defined by the impact of science. Schrempp considers specific examples of texts in which... more...

  • The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimmby Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Jack Zipes; Andrea Dezs÷

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children?s and Household Tales in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such stories as ?Rapunzel,? ?Hansel and Gretel,? and ?Cinderella? would become the most celebrated in the world. Yet few people today are familiar with the majority of tales from the two early volumes, since... 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...

  • 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...

  • Hunters, Predators and Preyby Frederic Laugrand; Jarich Oosten

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 120.00

    Inuit hunting traditions are rich in perceptions, practices and stories relating to animals and human beings. The authors examine key figures such as the raven, an animal that has a central place in Inuit culture as a creator and a trickster, and qupirruit , a category consisting of insects and other small life forms. After these non-social and... more...

  • Scottish Urban Myths and Ancient Legendsby Grace Banks; Sheena Blackhall

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Monsters, lunatics, vampires, werewolves, evil doll and suicide dogs, stones entombing bodies, faces appearing in walls, curses and meetings with the devil - all this and more are contained within this book of Scottish urban legends. Now, for the first time, folklorists and storytellers Grace Banks and Sheena Blackhall explore these intriguing tales.... more...

  • Midwinter Folk Talesby Taffy Thomas

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    In this enchanting new book, one of the country's most celebrated storytellers has gathered together traditional tales which have their roots in the deep cold and long, dark nights of midwinter. The collection includes tales acquired from more than thirty years studying and taking part in ancient seasonal customs, and discovering the folk tales intrinsically... more...

  • Here Comes A Chopper to Chop Off Your Head - The Dark Side of Childhood Rhymes & Storiesby Liz Evers

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 10.19

    Today?s parents are increasingly replacing nursery rhymes with the latest pop songs, and fairy tales ľ now thought too scary for little ones ľ with cute stories about farmyard animals and talking trains. Until recently, weird tales of fairy curses and flesh-eating ogres were considered suitable bedtime reading. And the strange-sounding and sometimes... 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. áOrganized 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...