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Tales of the Narts: Ancient Myths and Legends of the Ossetians

by Walter May, Tamirlan Salbiev & John Colarusso

The Nart sagas are to the Caucasus what Greek mythology is to Western civilization. Tales of the Narts presents a wide selection of fascinating tales preserved as a living tradition among the peoples of Ossetia...

The English Governess at the Siamese Court: Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok

by Anna Harriette Leonowens

This vintage book contains Anna Harriette Leonowen's 1873 travel account, "The English Governess at the Siamese Court: Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok". Anna Leonowens travelled...

The Story Of Troy

by M. Clarke

This vintage book contains Mary Clarke's 1897 work, "The Story Of Troy". This volume tells the story of Troy, and particularly of the famous siege which ended in the total destruction of that renowned city....

Some experiences of an Irish R.M.

by E. Somerville & Martin Ross

This is the tale of Major Sinclair Yates, an Anglo-Irish man who becomes the Resident Magistrate in a small Irish village. A fantastically-witty, laugh-out-loud story sure to entertain all who read its pages,...

New Ritual Society. Consumerism and culture in contemporary society

by Gianpiero Vincenzo

“New Ritual Society is impressively thorough and wide- ranging” - Randall Collins “The development of consumerism-related and mass-culture art is also taken into consideration. And this is not merely by...

Double Cup Love: On the Trail of Family, Food, and Broken Hearts in China

by Eddie Huang

From the author of Fresh Off the Boat, now a hit ABC sitcom, comes a hilarious and fiercely original story of culture, family, love, and red-cooked pork

Eddie Huang was finally happy. Sort of. He’d written...

The Customs and Traditions of Wales

by Trefor M. Owen

A gem of a guide, devoted to a nation's rich folk heritage, The Customs and Traditions of Wales is an authoritative overview of a nation's rich folk culture and a compelling read from start to finish.

The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights

by James Knowles

This vintage book contains Sir James Knowles' "The Legends of King Arthur and his Knights". King Arthur is the legendary British monarch of the late fifth and early sixth centuries. He was the subject of many...

Vodou in Haitian Memory: The Idea and Representation of Vodou in Haitian Imagination

by Nixon S. Cleophat, Celucien L. Joseph & Wiebke Beushausen

Vodou in Haitian Memory examines the idea and representation of the Haitian Vodou in Haitin history, art, painting, aesthetics, and culture. Vodou is also studied from multiple theoretical approaches including...

Coire Sois, The Cauldron of Knowledge: A Companion to Early Irish Saga

by Tomas O. Cathasaigh & Matthieu Boyd

Coire Sois, The Cauldron of Knowledge: A Companion to Early Irish Saga offers thirty-one previously published essays by Tomás Ó Cathasaigh, which together constitute a magisterial survey of early Irish narrative...

Vodou in the Haitian Experience: A Black Atlantic Perspective

by Nixon S. Cleophat, Celucien L. Joseph & Patrick Delices

This collection studies comparatively the connections and relationships between Vodou and African traditional religions such as Yoruba religion and Egyptian religion. Vodou is also studied from multiple theoretical...

The Legends and Traditions of a Northern County

by James Fenimore Cooper

This vintage book contains a fascinating account of the history of north America, being an exploration of the legends and traditions of its early settlers. It constitutes an attempt to preserve for future generations...

The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

by E. M. Berens

A guide to the pantheon of Greek and Roman gods and the myths weaved around them. Split into two parts, the first part giving biographies of the gods, the second part the famous legends. Many of the earliest...

Forever Yours, Marie-Lou

by Michel Tremblay, John Van Burek & Bill Glassco

Two grown sisters confront the memory of their parents’ tragic death. Cast of 3 women and 1 man.

Trickster: Myths from the Ahtna Indians of Alaska

by John Smelcer, Larry Vienneau & Gary Snyder

This is a collection of stories from the Ahtna Indians of Alaska, collected and retold by tribe member John Smelcer.  Numerous illustrations by Larry Vienneau accompany the stories and numerous pictures of...

Canada - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Diane Lemieux

Canada is the second-largest country in the world, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific and spanning six time zones. From coast to coast lie vast forests, breathtaking mountains, flat, open plains,...

Italy - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Barry Tomalin

Italy delights and stimulates with its magnificent cities and monuments, its stunningly beautiful landscapes, the glory of its art and architecture, the richness and variety of its food, the elegance of its...

Australia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Barry Penney

Australia is different—a vast island-continent with distances so great that the capital of Western Australia is closer to Singapore than it is to Sydney. The landscape embraces magnificent tropical rainforests...

Vietnam - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Geoffrey Murray

In the second half of the twentieth century war raged in Vietnam. It was hard to know if it would ever end, and harder still to understand fully the rights and wrongs of the various protagonists. At last, the...

Working-Class Images of Society (Routledge Revivals)

by Martin Bulmer

First published in 1975. How do men come to perceive and evaluate a world in which marked inequalities of class and status exist? This book considers the nature of class images and their underlying work and...