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Bits of Blarney

by R. Shelton Mackenzie

This delightful collection from R. Shelton Mackenzie brings together a series of Irish stories, tales, myths, jokes, and folklore collected by the author over the course of his life. Presented in a warm, conversational...


The Superstitions of Witchcraft

by Howard Williams

This 1865 volume offers a surprisingly sympathetic view of witchcraft, tracing its roots through several thousand years and pointing out similarities and parallels with the major world religions. Though dense...


Blackfeet Indian Stories

by George Bird Grinnell

Long regarded as some of the most skilled bison hunters, the Blackfeet tribes' territory once covered large swaths of the areas now known as Alberta, Canada and the U.S. state of Montana. This fascinating collection...


Irish Witchcraft and Demonology

by St. John D. Seymour

Delve into the dark and mysterious practice of witchcraft throughout Irish history. Spanning centuries of practice from ancient Gaelic times to the turn of the twentieth century, this comprehensive look at pagan...


Stories of the Old World

by Alfred John Church

The Roman poet Virgil is regarded as one of the most significant literary figures of the ancient world. His major contribution was the epic poem of battle the Aeneid. In Stories of the Old World, author Alfred...


A History of Witchcraft in England: From 1558 to 1718

by Wallace Notestein

Many historical treatments of witchcraft tend to be somewhat sensationalistic and cartoonish. Not so with Wallace Notestein's measured, intellectual take on the subject in A History of Witchcraft in England,...


Japanese Fairy Tales

by Yei Theodora Ozaki

Travel back in time with this eclectic collection of ancient and medieval Japanese folktales, myths, and fables from Yei Theodora Ozaki, a skilled translator born to a Japanese father and European mother who...


American Folk Tales and Songs

by Richard Chase

Full of lively stories, jokes, and games for performance, the book also includes 40 songs with melody and guitar chords. Written by outstanding practicing folk performer. Includes 44 illustrations.


Sport, Bodily Culture and Classical Antiquity in Modern Greece

by Eleni Fournaraki & Zinon Papakonstantinou

Ancient Greece was the model that guided the emergence of many facets of the modern sports movement, including most notably the Olympics. Yet the process whereby aspects of the ancient world were appropriated...


Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

by Candi K. Cann

For millennia, the rituals of death and remembrance have been fixed by time and location, but in the twenty-first century, grieving has become a virtual phenomenon. Today, the dead live on through social media...


Selected Folktales/Ausgewahlte Marchen: A Dual-Language Book

by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm & Stanley Appelbaum

Treasury of 27 world-famous tales, among them "Hänsel and Gretel," "Cinderella," and "Little Red Riding Hood," as well as less familiar tales such as "The Danced-Out Shoes," "The Golden Bird," and "The Six...


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...


The Dragon of Wantley - His Rise, His Voracity and His Downfall - A Romance

by Owen Wister

This wonderfully humourous tale for all ages is the legend of a dragon-slaying by a knight on Wharncliffe Crags in South Yorkshire. This novel adaptation is based on a comic broadside ballad written in 1685....


Myths and Legends of Greece and Rome

by William Byron Forbush

This early work by William Byron Forbush is on the subject of Greek and Roman myths and legends. It is a fascinating work that details the stories of magic and wonder that captivated the ancient world.


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...