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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...


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,...