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Berkshire Folk Tales

by David England & Tina Bilbe

These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties are vividly retold by local storytellers David England and Tina Bilbe. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty...


Kentucky Hauntings: Homespun Ghost Stories and Unexplained History

by Roberta Simpson Brown & Lonnie E. Brown

More than evoking chills down the spine and cautious glances over one's shoulder, spooky stories create lasting bonds and memories between friends and family. The tradition of storytelling ties generations together...


Ireland and the Atlantic Heritage: Selected Writings

by Henry Glassie & E. Estyn Evans

Henry Glassie, in his Foreword, describes Estyn Evans, the great geographer-historian of Belfast, as 'one in a tiny aristocracy of the mind who created the intellectual world we inhabit and whose writings will...


Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal

by Abigail Carroll

We are what we eat, as the saying goes—but we are also how we eat, and when, and where. Our eating habits reveal as much about our national identity as the food on our plates, as food historian Abigail Carroll...


The Agrarian Sociology Of Ancient Civilizations

by Max Weber

Max Weber, widely recognized as the greatest of the founders of classical sociology, is often associated with the development of capitalism in Western Europe and the analysis of modernity. But he also had...


The Green Man in Britain

by Fran Doel & Geoff Doel

The Green Man has many facets, many dimensions. He peers through his leaf mask in hundreds of church misericords and stone carvings. His innate link with the changing seasons and fertility is revealed in the...


Wicklow Folk Tales

by Brendan Nolan

These lively and entertaining traditional folk tales from Ireland's 'Garden County' are vividly retold by local storyteller Brendan Nolan. Their origins lost in the mists of time, these thirty stories from across...


Leitrim Folk Tales

by Susie Minto

Leitrim has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from the county. Discover the burial place of the mythical hunter-warrior Fionn MacCumhaill,...


Apple Pie

by John T. Edge

What could be a more fun and delicious way to celebrate American culture than through the lore of our favorite foods? That's what John T. Edge does in his smart, witty, and compulsively readable new series on...


Sussex Folk Tales

by Michael O'Leary

These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties are vividly retold. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these stories from Sussex reflect the wisdom (and eccentricities)...


Folklore of Wales

by Anne Ross

Wales is a Celtic country and the Celts have always treasured oral learning and recitation. Indeed they have a passion for committing facts to memory rather than relying on the written word. This title covers...


Folklore of the Scottish Highlands

by Anne Ross

In this book the author portrays the beliefs and customs of Scottish Gaelic society, including: seasonal customs deriving from Celtic festivals; the famous waulking songs; and the Highland tradition of seers...


Soviet Heroic Poetry in Context: Folklore or Fakelore

by Margaret Ziolkowski

Soviet epic compositions of the 1930s and 1940s, the so-called noviny (“new songs”), have often been the subject of folkloristic controversy. This study tells the story of the rise and fall of the noviny...


Climate Change and Tradition in a Small Island State: The Rising Tide

by Peter Rudiak-Gould

The citizens of the Marshall Islands have been told that climate change will doom their country, and they have seen confirmatory omens in the land, air, and sea. This book investigates how grassroots Marshallese...


Down Folk Tales

by Steve Lally

County Down, where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea, has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely caputred in this collection of tales by local storyteller Steve Lally. Discover the...


Browser's Book of Texas Quotations

by Steven A. Jent

This book brings together some 700 noteworthy quotations from or about Texas. Collectively they form a portrait of this unique place in the words of the people who have lived and created the Texas experience...


When the Dragon Wore the Crown: Putting Starlight Back into Myth

by Don Cerow

When our ancestors gazed upon the skies thousands of years ago they looked up into the center of Creation and saw a mighty Dragon, a great celestial serpent with wings circling ceaselessly above them, night...


Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans: A Sourcebook

by Theony Condos

The nightly appearance of the stars, their arrangement in the sky, their regular risings and settings through the course of the year, have been a source of endless wonder and speculation. But where did the constellations...


The Gurob Ship-Cart Model and Its Mediterranean Context: An Archaeological Find and Its Mediterranean Context

by Shelley Wachsmann, Alexis Catsambis & Donald H. Sanders

When Shelley Wachsmann began his analysis of the small ship model excavated by assistants of famed Egyptologist W. M. F. Petrie in Gurob, Egypt, in 1920, he expected to produce a brief monograph that would shed...


Worcestershire Folk Tales

by David Phelps

Worcestershire is a county of contrasts, with one face turned to the modern buzz of Birmingham and the other turned towards the quiet rural landscape of the West Country. Its folk tales reflect that dichotomy,...