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Folklore & Mythology

  • Shetland Folk Talesby Lawrence Tulloch

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    As a child, Lawrence learned many folk tales from his father, Tom Tulloch. Tom was a tradition bearer, and his folklore was collected by the School of Scottish Studies. As a travelling storyteller, Lawrence has collected many more tales. This book contains many favourite stories - some you many recognise, but given a Shetland twist. From selkies to... more...

  • Democracy and Myth in Russia and Eastern Europeby Alexander Wöll; Harald Wydra

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    In the absence of democratic state institutions, eastern European countries were considered to possess only myths of democracy. Working on the premise that democracy is not only an institutional arrangement but also a civilisational project, this book argues that mythical narratives help understanding the emergence of democracy without ?democrats?.... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroinesby PhD Patricia Monaghan

    New World Library 2014; US$ 29.95

    Groundbreaking scholar Patricia Monaghan spent her life researching, writing about, and documenting goddesses and heroines from all religions and all corners of the globe. Her vibrant and accessible encyclopedia covers female deities from Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, Asia and Oceania, Europe, and the Americas, as well as every major religious... more...

  • Jason and the Argonauts through the Agesby Jason Colavito

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The story of Jason and the Argonauts is one of the most famous in Greek myth, and its development from the oldest layers of Greek mythology down to the modern age encapsulates the dramatic changes in faith, power and culture that Western civilization has seen over the past three millennia. From the Bronze Age to the Classical Age, from the medieval... more...

  • Carlow Folk Talesby Aideen McBride; Jack Sheehan

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    County Carlow has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county. Here you will find the lore of the Balckstairs Mountains, tales of how the rivers got their names, and the ancient history of Dinn Righ, the seat of the kings, along with stories of Beauchamp Bagenal, handsomest... 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...

  • Armagh Folk Talesby Frances Quinn

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    County Armagh, the Orchard County, has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of tales by local storyteller Frances Quinn. Discover the places where the Craobh Rua (the Red Branch Knights) once roamed and the haunts of the powerful Queen Macha along with tales of fairy mischief, heroic deeds and murderous... more...

  • An Epidemic of Rumorsby Jon D. Lee

    Utah State University Press 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...

  • The Gods of Olympusby Barbara Graziosi

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 28.99

    An elegant and entertaining account of the transformations of the Greek gods across the ages, from antiquity to the Renaissance and the present day The gods of Olympus are the most colorful characters of Greek civilization: even in antiquity, they were said to be cruel, oversexed, mad, or just plain silly. Yet for all their foibles and flaws,... more...

  • The Natural History Of Unicornsby Chris Lavers

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 11.99

    For centuries, unicorns have inspired, enchanted and eluded humanity. The beast appears in the Old Testament and there was a brisk trade in unicorn parts in medieval times, with travellers regularly reporting sightings into the modern era. But by the early twentieth century scientists had conceded that the unicorn never existed. It turns out they were... more...