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Folklore Methodology: Formulated by Julius Krohn and Expanded by Nordic Researchers

by Kaarle Krohn & Roger L. Welsch

Kaarle Krohn's Folklore Methodology was the first systematic attempt to state a method of studying folkloristic materials. For centuries scholars had collected folkloristic texts and had commented on them, but...


Poor Pearl, Poor Girl!: The Murdered-Girl Stereotype in Ballad and Newspaper

by Anne B. Cohen

The year was 1896, and nineteenth-century journalists called the murder of Pearl Bryan the "Crime of the Century." From the day Pearl's headless body was found to the execution of her murderers on the gallows,...


Folklore Genres

by Dan Ben-amos

The essays in Folklore Genres represent development in folklore genre studies, diverging into literary, ethnographic, and taxonomic questions. The study as a whole is concerned with the concept of genre and...


The British Traditional Ballad in North America

by Tristram Potter Coffin & Roger deV. Renwick

Tristram Potter Coffin's The British Traditional Ballad in North America, published in 1950, became recognized as the standard reference to the published material on the Child ballad in North America. Centering...


Spookiest Stories Ever

by Roberta Brown

If tree branches scratching at your window on a stormy April night or the hot, sticky oppression of a stifling summer's day puts fear into your heart. Or rustling November leaves, and the chill that sneaks into...


Tales of Kentucky Ghosts

by William Montell

A good ghost story can make your hair stand on end, your palms sweat, and your heart race. The bone-chilling collection Tales of Kentucky Ghosts presents more than 250 stories that do just that. In his new book,...


Hiawassee - Child of the Meadow

by Doris Gaines Rapp & Marilyn Haun Haun

An historic novel, Hiawassee - Child of the Meadow by Doris Gaines Rapp, is written for middle-school and all ages. Hiawassee learned balance from the Cherokee legends of her childhood, peace and forgiveness...


Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece: Mythology's Great Tales of Valor and Romance

by W. H. D. Rouse

The Adventures that Shaped the Western WorldFirst published in 1934, Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece has become one of the most popular, enduring--and captivating--retellings of the ancient myths for...


Watching the English, Second Edition: The Hidden Rules of English Behavior Revised and Updated

by Kate Fox

The international hit returns with even more wit and insight into the hidden rules that make England English.


Interpreting Japan: Approaches and Applications for the Classroom: Approaches and Applications for the Classroom

by Brian J. Mcveigh

Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this book offers university students a handy "how to" guide for interpreting Japanese society and conducting their own research. Stressing the importance of an...


Wexford Folk Tales

by Brendan Nolan

Wexford has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county. Discover the remarkable story of the 140-year-old man who died a premature...


Kildare Folk Tales

by Steve Lally

County Kildare has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of tales by professional storyteller Steve Lally. Included in this collection are the exploits of the Wizard...


First World War Folk Tales

by Taffy Thomas & Helen Watts

From 2014 to 2018, people all over the world will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. They will not only be honouring those who lost their lives on the battlefield...


Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman

by Jean Shinoda Bolen

From fictional characters like Bridget Jones to feminist icons like Gloria Steinem, Jean Bolen’s bestselling classic Goddesses in Everywoman has been widely read and soundly praised.

Now comes a new book...


The Yin & Yang of American Culture: A Paradox

by Eun Y. Kim

Kim presents a highly personal and readable book that candidly addresses American traits when compared to Asian customs and values


Beads, Bodies, and Trash: Public Sex, Global Labor, and the Disposability of Mardi Gras

by David Redmon

Beads, Bodies, and Trash merges cultural sociology with a commodity chain analysis by following Mardi Gras beads to their origins. Beginning with Bourbon Street of New Orleans, this book moves to the grim factories...


African Mathematics: From Bones to Computers

by Mamokgethi Setati

This comprehensive text on African Mathematics addresses some of the problematic issues in the field, such as attitudes, curriculum development, educational change, academic achievement, standardized and other...


Lancashire Folk Tales

by David England & Jennie Bailey

These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most diverse counties are vividly retold by professional storyteller David England. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories...


101 Amazing Mythical Beasts: ...and Legendary Creatures

by Jack Goldstein

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,...


McX: Scottish X Files

by Ron Halliday

What is going on in the Falkirk Triangle? Why are UFOs being reported in the skies all over Scotland? Are aliens abducting motorists on quiet country roads, while unknown creatures stalk the countryside and...