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  • The Power of Mythby Joseph Campbell; Bill Moyers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    "The symbols of mythology and legend are all around  us, embedded in the fabric of our daily lives, and  the Moyers-Campbell dialogues are a welcom guide  to recognizing and understanding their meanings."  -- Cincinnati Post . From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Banal Nationalismby Michael Billig

    SAGE Publications 1995; US$ 64.00

    Michael Billig presents a major challenge to orthodox conceptions of nationalism in this elegantly written book. While traditional theorizing has tended to the focus on extreme expressions of nationalism, the author turns his attention to the everyday, less visible forms which are neither exotic or remote, he describes as `banal nationalism'. ... more...

  • Dublin Urban Legendsby Brendan Nolan

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Who stole the Irish crown jewels? Is there a secret tunnel in O'Connell Street? And did the word 'quiz' originate in Dublin as the result of a bet? Urban legends are the funny and frightening folklore people share today. Just like the early folk tales that came before them, these tales are formed from reactions to events in the modern world, and reflect... more...

  • A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demonsby Manfred Lurker

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 29.95

    Containing around 1,800 entries this Dictionary covers, in one volume, all the important deities and demons from around the world. The gods of ancient mythology appear alongside the gods of contemporary religion, and `lesser' mythologies and religions are also fully covered. The author provides an extensive network of cross-references, allowing the... more...

  • Magicby Owen Davies

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Defining 'magic' is a maddening task. Over the last century numerous philosophers, anthropologists, historians, and theologians have attempted to pin down its essential meaning, sometimes analysing it in such complex and abstruse depth that it all but loses its sense altogether. For this reason, many people often shy away from providing a detailed... more...

  • Conceptualizing Cultural Hybridizationby Philipp Wolfgang Stockhammer

    Springer 2011; US$ 159.00

    Within the context of globalization, cultural transformations are increasingly analyzed as hybridization processes. Hybridity itself, however, is often treated as a specifically post-colonial phenomenon. The contributors in this volume assume the historicity of transcultural flows and entanglements; they consider the resulting transformative powers... more...

  • Mensch.by Stefan Bayer; Volker Stümke

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 51.83

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  • Handbuch der Anthropologieby Wolfgang Pleger

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 180.46

    Wolfgang Pleger bietet in diesem Handbuch eine kompakte, historisch-systematische Darstellung der wichtigsten anthropologischen Konzepte der europäischen Geschichte und thematisiert die problematische Situation des Menschen in der Welt. Wie etwa in der antiken und biblischen Mythologie, wo der Mensch als sterbliches Geschöpf Gottes gilt oder der materialistischen... more...

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    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 29.60

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  • "Nach dem ein ehrsame gemeind wohlbedächtlich darüber deliberiert"by Sandro Frefel

    Traugott Bautz 2007; US$ 27.54

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