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Folklore & Mythology

  • "Born in a Mighty Bad Land"by Jerry H. Bryant

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    The figure of the violent man in the African American imagination has a long history. He can be found in 19th-century bad man ballads like "Stagolee" and "John Hardy," as well as in the black convict recitations that influenced "gangsta" rap. "Born in a Mighty Bad Land" connects this... more...

  • 101 Amazing Mythical Beastsby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Did you know that a Hippogriff is supposedly the offspring of a horse and a griffin? Or that a Greek Sphinx generally has a male face, whereas an Egyptian one has a female visage? Where does the Skunk Ape roam, and how can you spot a Kitsune in human form? Is Slenderman the most frightening mythical creature, or is that honour bestowed on the fearsome... more...

  • The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Livedby Allan Lazar; Dan Karlan; Jeremy Salter

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    From Santa Claus to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, from Uncle Sam to Uncle Tom, here is a compelling, eye-opening, and endlessly entertaining compendium of fictional trendsetters and world-shakers who have helped shape our culture and our lives. The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived offers fascinating histories of our most beloved, hated, feared,... more...

  • 101 Myths of the Bibleby Gary Greenberg

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2002; US$ 14.99

    The truth behind the biblical stories of the Old Testament. more...

  • 2012by Daniel Pinchbeck

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.95

    The acclaimed metaphysical epic that binds together the cosmological phenomena of our time, ranging from crop circles to quantum theory to the resurgence of psychedelic drugs, to support the contention of the Mayan calendar that the year 2012 portends a global shift-in consciousness, culture, and way of living-of unprecedented consequence. Read... more...

  • 2012by Daniel Pinchbeck

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    2012: The Year of the Mayan Prophecy . . . more...

  • 2012by Daniel Pinchbeck

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 21.95

    2012: The Year of the Mayan Prophecy . . . more...

  • The 2012 Storyby John Major Jenkins

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.95

    From the pioneering author who helped introduce the question of 2012 into the global spiritual community comes an epic exploration of the authentic origins and meaning of this portentous date. Drawing from his own groundbreaking research (including his involvement in the modern reconstruction of Mayan 2012 cosmology), John Major Jenkins... more...

  • AKBAR AND BIRBALby AMITA SARIN

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    The 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 a selection of these stories; along with fascinating historical details about the Mughal court;... more...

  • Aberdeenshire Folk Talesby Grace Banks; Sheena Blackhall

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    The folklore of the North East provides a rich tapestry for the tales within; from Celtic and Pictish origins meet witches, selkies, smugglers, fairies, monsters, despicable rogues, riddles and heroes. Tragic events, spellbinding characters, humour, romance and clever minds are bound together by two well-established storytellers living and working... more...