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An Epidemic of Rumors: How Stories Shape Our Perception of Disease

by John D. Lee

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,...


Medieval Clothing and Textiles 10

by Robin Netherton & Gale R. Owen-Crocker

The usual wide range of approaches to garments and fabrics appears in this tenth volume. Three chapters focus on practical matters: a description of the medieval vestments surviving at Castel Sant'Elia in Italy;...


The World Shared

by Dariusz Sosnicki, Piotr Florczyk & Boris Dralyuk

First full-length U.S. collection by an influential, award-winning Polish poet, translated by two of America's premier Slavic translators.


Mircea Eliade: Myth, Religion, and History

by Nicolae Babuts

Mircea Eliade was one of the twentieth century’s foremost scholars of religion and cultural environments. This book examines the emergence, function, and value of religion and myth in Eliade’s work....


Custom: An Essay on Social Codes

by Ferdinand Tonnies & Mathieu Deflem

In Custom, Ferdinand Tönnies illustrates the relationship of custom to various aspects of culture, such as religion, gender, and family. Tönnies argues that all social norms are evolved from a basic...


Snowy Tower: Parzival and the Wet Black Branch of Language

by Martin Shaw & Coleman Barks

In Snowy Tower, Dr. Martin Shaw continues his trilogy of works on the relationship between myth, wilderness, and a culture of wildness. In this second book, he gives a telling of the Grail epic Parzival. Claiming...


The Four Ancient Books of Wales

by William F. Skene

THE dissolution of the religious houses in Wales during the reign of Henry VIII, and the dispersion of their libraries, led to many Welsh manuscripts passing into the hands of private individuals. Collections...


The Second Book of Fairy Tales - Raising Funds for BBC Children in Need

by John Halsted

This book has been especially re-published to raise funds for the BBC Children in Need Appeal. The stories herein were originally published over a century ago. Some will be familiar and others less so, but all...


The Laxdaela Saga

by Muriel Press

The Laxdœla saga is an Icelandic saga (story) of the men and women of the Salmon River valley involving the clan of Laxárdalur. It is one of the most important Icelandic sagas, originally written in Old Icelandic;...


The Phynodderree (and Other Tales from the Isle of Man)

by Edward Callow & W. J. Watson

This book has especially been republished to raise funds for charities. IN no part of the British Isles has the belief in the existence of Fairies retained a stronger hold upon the people than in the Isle of...


Viking Tales

by Victor R. Lambdin & Jennie Hall

This book has been especially republished to raise funds for charity. In ancient Iceland every midsummer there was a great meeting. Men from all over the country came and made laws. During the day there were...


The Story of Howard the Halt

by William Morris & Eirike Magnusson

This is a Norse tale of Howard the Halt, or Howard the Lame. It tells of a man named Thorbiorn who had the priesthood over Icefirth. A mighty chief, but the most unjust of men. Throughout Icefirth all spoke...


The Welsh Fairy Book

by W. Jenkyn Thomas

This book has especially been republished to raise funds for the treatment of Felix White who suffers from Neuroblastoma, the second most common solid tumour in childhood which makes up 2 in 25 (8%) of the total...


Northland Heroes

by Florence Holbrook

For centuries the songs of Homer, the blind poet of Greece, recounting the heroic deeds of the great Hector and lion-hearted Achilles, have delighted the children, young and old, of many lands. But part of our...


Myths of the Norsemen

by H. A. Guerber

Students of Icelandic literature agree that the Norse deities stand out as rude and as massive as the Scandinavian mountains. They exhibit "a spirit of victory, superior to brute force, superior to mere matter,...


The Blue Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang

Books Yellow, Red, and Green and Blue, All true, or just as good as true, And here's the Blue Book just for YOU! Hard is the path from A to Z, And puzzling to a curly head, Yet leads to Books-Green, Yellow and...


The Yellow Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang

This book has been especially re-published to raise funds for The Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity By buying this book you will be donating to this great charity that does so much good for ill...


The Red Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang

This book has been published to raise funds for The Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. In buying this book you will be donating to this great charity that does so much good and enables families...


The Thrall of Leif the Lucky

by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz

THE Anglo-Saxon race was in its boyhood in the days when the Vikings lived. For every heroic vice, the Vikings laid upon the opposite scale an heroic virtue. They plundered and robbed, as most men did in the...


Wonder Tales from Baltic Wizards

by Frances Jenkins Olcott

The selections in this book come from German and English sources. There is a mass of East Baltic folk-lore from which to choose which gives but a feeble idea of the extent of Baltic folk-lore. In this volume...