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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...


Food and Everyday Life

by Thomas M. Conroy, J. Nikol Beckham & Hui-tun Chuang

This book is a qualitative, interpretive, phenomenological, and interdisciplinary, examination of food and food practices and their meanings in the modern world. Each chapter thematically focuses upon a particular...


Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines

by PhD Patricia Monaghan

Groundbreaking scholar Patricia Monaghan spent her life researching, writing about, and documenting goddesses and heroines from all religions and all corners of the globe. Her vibrant and accessible encyclopedia...


Counterfeit Politics: Secret Plots and Conspiracy Narratives in the Americas

by David Kelman

In Counterfeit Politics, David Kelman reassesses the political significance of conspiracy theory. Traditionally, political theory has sought to banish the “paranoid style” from the “proper” domain of...


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 Naughty Little Book of Gaelic: All the Scottish Gaelic You Need to Curse, Swear, Drink, Smoke and Fool Around

by Michael Newton

There are many good and useful books that provide a wide range of Scottish Gaelic vocabulary to express many aspects of daily life - except, for the most part, the topics covered in this book.


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...