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Venus of Khala-Kanti

by Angèle Kingué & Christine Schwartz Hartley

Venus of Khala-Kanti is a tale of life-altering loss and mystical recovery. Set in an imaginary West African village that becomes a charming cul-de-sac, the unintended consequence of a national roadwork project...

A Vulgar Art

by Ian Brodie

In A Vulgar Art Ian Brodie uses a folkloristic approach to stand-up comedy, engaging the discipline's central method of studying interpersonal, artistic communication and performance. Because stand-up comedy...

African Mathematics

by Abdul Karim Bangura

This is the first comprehensive text on African Mathematics that can be used to address some of the problematic issues in this area. These issues include attitudes, curriculum development, educational change,...

The World through Soccer

by Tamir Bar-On

The world’s most popular sport, soccer is a global and cultural phenomenon. The television audience for the 2010 World Cup included nearly half of the world’s population, with viewers in nearly every country....

Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines

by PhD Patricia Monaghan

More Than 1,000 Goddesses & Heroines from around the World Groundbreaking scholar Patricia Monaghan spent her life researching, writing about, and documenting goddesses and heroines from all religions and all...

History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness

by Lucian Boia

Based on the idea that there is a considerable difference between reality and discourse, the author points out that history is constantly reconstructed, adapted and sometimes mythicized from the perspectives...

The Salish People: Volume III

by Charles Hill-Tout & Ralph Maud

Volume III of The Salish People deals with the Mainland Halkomelem, the people of the Fraser River from Vancouver to Chilliwack, and includes the earliest account of B.C. archaeological sites. The Salish People...

The Salish People: Volume I

by Charles Hill-Tout & Ralph Maud

These four volumes, edited by Ralph Maud, are rich in stories and factual details about the old customs of the Pacific Coast and Interior Salish in British Columbia. Each volume covers a specific geographical...

The Mythology of Venus

by Helen Benigni

The Mythology of Venus is a collection of essays that summarizes the archaeoastronomy, calendar associations, religious and cultural icons, and myths identified with the planet Venus. The book concentrates on...

Soviet Heroic Poetry in Context

by Margaret Ziolkowski

Key issues surrounding the composition and recording of folklore include its frequently intensely political aspect and it preoccupation with chimerical cultural authority. These issues are dramatically displayed...

Il ritorno del dio che balla

by Andrea Romanazzi

Le tradizioni popolari legate al tarantolismo hanno generato culti e riti che hanno dato vita ad alcune delle più vitali musiche e danze popolari: tammurriate, tarantelle e pizziche, il cui rinnovato interesse...

Dancing for Health

by Judith Lynne Hanna

Throughout history and in contemporary times, people worldwide have danced to cope with the stresses of life. But how has dance helped people resist, reduce, and escape stress? What is it about dance that makes...

Creating Global Music in Turkey

by Koray Degirmenci

Creating Global Music in Turkey looks at the rise of ”world music” in Turkey by analyzing this country’s various “traditional” or ethnic music forms. The book focuses on the uniquely Turkish musical...

Dogme et Rituel - De la Haute Magie - In French

by Eliphas Levi

This vintage book contains the original French version of Éliphas Lévi Zahed's 1861 work “Dogme et Rituel - De la Haute Magie”. Éliphas Lévi Zahed (1810 – 1875) was a French author of occult literature...

Cornish Folklore - With Notes on the Subject

by M. A. Courtney

Part of the successful county folklore series - this book is packed full of superstitions, customs and old wives tales. A great book for anybody in or around Cornwall, or with an interest in the rich folklore...

The Rollright Stones - History and Legends in Prose and Poetry - With Five Illustrations

by F. C. Rickett

The Rollright Stones comprise three Bronze Age and Neolithic stone monuments situated not far from the village of Long Compton, which is itself located on the border between Oxfordshire and Warwickshire in England....

Psychometry and Thought-Transference with Practical Hints for Experiments - With an Introduction by Henry S. Olcott

by N. C.

Psychometry refers to the purported ability to learn about someone or something simply by touching inanimate objects related to them. This vintage book takes a detailed look at the subject of psychometry, exploring...

Death: Its Causes and Phenomena with Special Reference to Immortality

by Hereward Carrington & John R. Meader

First published in 1912, this vintage book deals with the subject of death, with a particular focus on spiritualism, a religious movement based on the belief that spirits of the deceased exist and are able to...

The Nights of Straparola - Vol I

by Giovanni Francesco Straparola, W. G. Waters & E. R. Hughes

Volume I of the first English translation of ‘The Nights of Straparola’, originally published in 1894. A collection of stories in two volumes written by the Italian Renaissance author, Giovanni Francesco...

Forest Folklore, Mythology and Romance

by Alexander Porteous

Originally published in 1928, this is a fascinating and extremely comprehensive guide to forest folklore. It is not only concerned with English lore and mythology, but also that of Asia and Europe. A thoroughly...