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Subjugated Animals: Animals And Anthropocentrism in Early Modern European Culture

by Nathaniel Wolloch

This book is a study of attitudes toward animals in early modern Western culture. Emphasizing the influence of anthropocentrism on attitudes toward animals, historian Nathaniel Wolloch traces the various ways...


Erasmus In Praise of Folly

by Desiderius Erasmus & Andrew Dickson White (Translator)

In Praise of Folly (Latin: Stultitiae Laus or Moriae Encomium—sometimes translated as In Praise of More; Greek title: Morias enkomion; Dutch title: Lof der Zotheid) is an essay written in Latin in 1509 by...


The Book of Ceremonial Magic

by A. E. Waite

Noted occult historian A. E. Waite created this meticulously researched survey in order to unite and interpret the scattered and often-inaccessible details of magical traditions. Part I contains essential passages...


Truth of a Hopi

by Edmund Nequatewa

In the Truth of a Hopi, Edmund Nequatewa relates the Hopis' myths, legends, belief systems, and oral history. Nequatewa's writings give us a glimpse into the psyche of the Hopi in the way that only a Hopi could....


The Feminine in Fairy Tales: Revised Edition

by Marie-Louise von Franz

In this engaging commentary, the distinguished analyst and author Marie-Louise von Franz shows how the Feminine reveals itself in fairy tales of German, Russian, Scandinavian, and Eskimo origin, including familiar...


The Transmission of "Beowulf"

by Leonard Neidorf & Gregory Nagy

Beowulf, like The Iliad and The Odyssey, is a foundational work of Western literature that originated in mysterious circumstances. In The Transmission of "Beowulf," Leonard Neidorf addresses philological questions...


Creation Myths: Revised Edition

by Marie-Louise von Franz

Creation myths are the deepest and most important of all myths because they are concerned with both the basic patterns of existence and the ultimate meaning of life. In this book, an eminent Jungian analyst...


Programmed Capitalism: Computer-mediated Global Society: Computer-mediated Global Society

by Maurice Estabrooks

Focuses on how the computer has transformed the economy into an information processing and intelligence system. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.


The Complete King Arthur: Many Faces, One Hero

by John Matthews & Caitlin Matthews

A comprehensive examination of the historical and mythological evidence for every major theory about King Arthur

• Explores the history of every Arthur candidate and the geographical arguments that have placed...


Frankie and Johnny: Race, Gender, and the Work of African American Folklore in 1930s America

by Stacy I. Morgan

Originating in a homicide in St. Louis in 1899, the ballad of "Frankie and Johnny" became one of America's most familiar songs during the first half of the twentieth century. It crossed lines of race, class,...


The Last Word

by Julia Cooper

The Last Word investigates the debased art of eulogy. Through insightful, surprisingly playful readings of famous eulogies (from a scene in Love Actually to Jacques Derrida’s heart-rending essays on the deaths...


The Ring of Truth

by Wendy Doniger

Why are sex and jewelry, particularly rings, so often connected? Why do rings continually appear in stories about marriage and adultery, love and betrayal, loss and recovery, identity and masquerade? What is...


The Sorcerer's Apprentice

by Natalie Frank & Jack Zipes

"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" might conjure up images of Mickey Mouse from the Disney film Fantasia, or of Harry Potter. As this anthology reveals, however, "sorcerer's apprentice" tales—in which a young person...


Salpuri-Chum, A Korean Dance for Expelling Evil Spirits

by Eun-Joo Lee & Yong-Shin Kim

This book is a study of Salpuri-Chum, a traditional Korean dance for expelling evil spirits. The authors explore the origins and practice of Salpuri-Chum. The ancient Korean people viewed their misfortunes as...


LIFE Beauty & The Beast: The Story of a Fairy Tale

by The Editors of Life

Celebrating the release of Walt Disney's much-anticipated live-action version of the beloved 1991 animated feature, LIFE delivers the fascinating story behind the fairy tale itself-from its hidden origins as...


ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY The Ultimate Guide to Beauty and the Beast

by The Editors of Entertainment Weekly & Bill Condon

With interviews, behind the scenes details, and the history of the original Disney animated movie, Entertainment Weekly presents an in-depth guide to the live-action remake of Beauty and The Beast.


The Mythic Journey: Use Myths, Fairy Tales, and Folklore to Explain Life's Mysteries

by Liz Greene & Juliet Sharman-Burke

Greek gods, Norse heroes, Polynesian tricksters, and Native American warriors—they all have lessons to teach us.

Since the beginning of time, human beings have relied on myths, fairy tales, and fables to explain...


Critias

by Plato

'Critias,' one of Plato's late dialogues, contains the story of the mighty island kingdom Atlantis and its attempt to conquer Athens. 'Critias' is the second of a projected trilogy of dialogues, preceded by...


The Old Belief | Children's Norse Folktales

by Baby Professor

The past is in the past but why do children have to learn them? That’s because the past has helped molded the future and it will shape the future too. Old belief systems carry with them reflections from years...


Medusa and Her Curse-Children's Greek & Roman Myths

by Baby Professor

Here’s another myth that has survived the tests of time. It has been passed on from one generation to the next, thereby preserving the lessons it brings. If you would notice, most of the Greek and Roman myths...