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Behold the Proverbs of a People: Proverbial Wisdom in Culture, Literature, and Politics

by Wolfgang Mieder

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


Winter's Tales

by Lari Don

A selection of folk tales about winter from all around the world. Find out how spiders invented tinsel, what happened when the spring girl beat the hag of winter, why snow is eagles' feathers, and how a hero...


The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanas'ev: Volume I

by Jack V. Haney

The first volume of comprehensive gathering of tales from the Russian Grimm


Unsettling Assumptions: Tradition, Gender, Drag

by Pauline Greenhill & Diane Tye

In Unsettling Assumptions, editors Pauline Greenhill and Diane Tye link gender studies with traditional and popular culture studies to examine how tradition and gender can intersect to unsettle assumptions about...


The Body of Frankenstein's Monster: Essays in Myth and Medicine

by Cecil Helman

Frankenstein. Werewolves. Dracula. These images aren't just imaginary creatures-they're also powerful symbols of the body. The body can be thought of as a machine made up of parts like Frankenstein's monster,...


The Celtic and Scandinavian Religions

by J.A MacCulloch

The author compares Celtic mythology and religion with the beliefs of early Scandinavian society. Vikings and Norsemen who raided British shores ruled parts of Britain for centuries. The religion of the Scandinavians...


Celtic Mythology

by J.A MacCulloch

Few surviving Celtic myths bear any resemblance to their originals. In the course of time they have been infused with romance, pseudohistory and Christian theory. Stories of Ireland and Wales have been combined...


Celtic Myth and Arthurian Romance

by Roger Sherman Loomis

King Arthur was not an Englishman, but a Celtic warrior, according to Loomis, whose research into the background of the Arthurian legend reveals findings which are both illuminating and highly controversial....


The Craftsman

by Richard Sennett

Defining craftsmanship far more broadly than ?skilled manual labor,? Richard Sennett maintains that the computer programmer, the doctor, the artist, and even the parent and citizen engage in a craftsman?s work....


Reading Between the Signs: Intercultural Communication for Sign Language Interpreters

by Anna Mindess

An essential and invaluable tool for sign language interpreters, students, and everyone wishing to understand American Deaf culture.


Mexican Folk Narrative from the Los Angeles Area: Introduction, Notes, and Classification

by Elaine K. Miller

Urban Los Angeles is the setting in which Elaine Miller has collected her narratives from Mexican-Americans. The Mexican folk tradition, varied and richly expressive of the inner life not only of a people but...


Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

by Abby Burnett

A rich survey of folk practices prior to mortuaries and the funeral industry


Myths of Love: Echoes of Greek and Roman Mythology in the Modern Romantic Imagination

by Ruth K. Westheimer & Jerome E. Singerman

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, America’s favorite sex therapist, analyzes ancient myth and its relevance to 21st century relationships in her new book “Myths of Love: Echoes of Greek and Roman Mythology in the Modern...


The E.T. Chronicles: What Myths and Legends Tell Us About Human Origins

by Wayne Laliberte, Rita Louise & Barbara Hand Clow

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.  Organized into...


The History of a Myth: Pacariqtambo and the Origin of the Inkas

by Gary Urton

In the year 1572, the Spanish chronicler Sarmiento de Gamboa completed one of the earliest official versions of the history of the Inka empire. In his account, he stated that the ancestors of the Inkas originated...


The Book of Were-Wolves

by Sabine Baring-Gould

The Book of Were-Wolves By Sabine Baring-Gould was originally published in 1865 and remains the most important and most often cited book on Lycanthropy. It is as compelling today as it was more than one hundred...


When Cultures Collide, Third Edition: Leading Across Cultures

by Richard D. Lewis

The classic work that revolutionized the way business is conducted across cultures around the world.


Dog Ghosts and the Word on the Brazos: Negro Preacher Tales from the Brazos Bottoms of Texas

by J. Mason Brewer

This book contains two volumes of African American folk tales collected by J. Mason Brewer. The stories included in Dog Ghosts are as varied as the Texas landscape, as full of contrasts as Texas weather. Among...


Tell Me a Story, Sing Me a Song: A Texas Chronicle

by William A. Owens

Texas, the 1930s-the years of the Great Depression. It was the Texas of great men: Dobie, Bedichek, Webb, the young Américo Paredes. And it was the Texas of May McCord and "Cocky" Thompson, the Reverend I....


Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales

by Jack Zipes

This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines the enduring power of fairy tales and the ways they invade our subjective world. In seven provocative essays,...