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Venus of Khala-Kanti

by Angèle Kingué & Christine Schwartz Hartley Bucknell University Press (November 04, 2014)

The story of Venus of Khala-Kanti unfolds in the ancient forests of an imaginary West African village. The story is at once a straightforward narrative of human courage and an allegory for the amputation of...


Winter's Tales

by Lari Don Bloomsbury Publishing (October 24, 2013)

A selection of folk tales about winter from all around the world. Find out how spiders invented tinsel, what happened when the spring girl beat the hag of winter, why snow is eagles' feathers, and how a hero...


African Mathematics: From Bones to Computers

by Abdul Karim Bangura UPA (February 16, 2011)

This comprehensive text on African Mathematics addresses some of the problematic issues in the field, such as attitudes, curriculum development, educational change, academic achievement, standardized and other...


Selected Folktales/Ausgewahlte Marchen: A Dual-Language Book

by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm & Stanley Appelbaum Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

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...


The World Shared

by Dariusz Sosnicki, Piotr Florczyk & Boris Dralyuk BOA Editions Ltd. (May 19, 2014)

First full-length U.S. collection by an influential, award-winning Polish poet, translated by two of America's premier Slavic translators.


The World through Soccer: The Cultural Impact of a Global Sport

by Tamir Bar-On Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 07, 2014)

This book uses soccer to provide insights into worldwide politics, religion, business, ethics, leadership, childhood, philosophy, and art. It examines the way soccer influences and reflects these aspects of...


Between Urban Topographies and Political Spaces: Threshold Experiences

by Mauro Ponzi, Alexis Nuselovici, Fabio Vighi & Elettra Stimilli et al. Lexington Books (April 02, 2014)

The term “threshold” captures the overlapping of inside and outside—well beyond the logic of inclusion and exclusion that still prevails in Western civilization—that can be decisive for the way we understand...


Food and Everyday Life

by Thomas M. Conroy, David Livert, Hui-tun Chuang & Matthew Day et al. Lexington Books (February 18, 2014)

This book is a qualitative, interpretive, phenomenological, and interdisciplinary, examination of food and food practices and their meanings in the modern world. Each chapter thematically focuses upon a particular...


Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume I

by George Catlin Dover Publications (September 20, 2012)

Volume 1 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians includes fascinating information on ceremonies, rituals, the hunt, warfare, and much more. Total in set: 312 plates.


The Salish People: Volume III: The Mainland Halkomelem

by Charles Hill-Tout & Ralph Maud Talonbooks (February 17, 2014)

Volume III of this four-volume ethnographic study focuses on the Mainland Halkomelem people of British Columbia, in the Pacific Northwest.


Exemplary Women of Early China: The  Lienü zhuan of Liu Xiang

by Anne Behnke Kinney Columbia University Press (January 28, 2014)

When should a woman disobey her father, contradict her husband, or shape the policy of a ruler? According to the Lienü zhuan, or Categorized Biographies of Women, it is not only appropriate but necessary for...


The Salish People: Volume II: The Squamish and the Lillooet

by Charles Hill-Tout & Ralph Maud Talonbooks (February 17, 2014)

Volume II of this four-volume ethnographic study focuses on the Squamish and Lillooet peoples of the Pacific Northwest (British Columbia).


Go to Hell

by Chuck Crisafulli & Kyra Thompson Gallery Books (June 15, 2010)

Close your eyes and picture -- just for a moment -- hell. Fire? Demons? Eternal torment?

Well, yes -- that's the place, in one very hot nutshell. But that's not all there is to the forbidding world beneath...


Ozark Magic and Folklore

by Vance Randolph Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

Includes eye-opening information on yarb doctors, charms, spells, witches, ghosts, weather magic, crops and livestock, courtship and marriage, pregnancy and childbirth, animals and plants, death and burial,...


How to Be Danish

by Patrick Kingsley Atria Books/Marble Arch Press (February 04, 2014)

Part reportage, part travelogue, this is a fascinating introduction to contemporary Danish culture for anyone who wants to know more about the world’s happiest nation.

Denmark is the country of the moment....


Legends of Ancient Egypt

by M. A. Murray Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

11 carefully chosen stories provide a revealing glimpse into the lives and culture of the ancient Egyptians. Intended for a general reading public as well as serious students of Egyptology.


The King of Ireland's Son

by Padraic Colum Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Favorite tales from the Emerald Isle: "When the King of the Cats Came to King Connal's Dominion," "The Town of the Red Castle," 5 more. 9 full-page illustrations, numerous decorations.


The Hero: A Study in Tradition, Myth and Drama

by Lord Raglan Dover Publications (April 29, 2013)

Heroic figures, all with the human desire for idealization in common, are the focus of this study — from Oedipus and King Arthur to heroes of the Trojan War and Robin Hood.


Legends and Romances of Brittany

by Lewis SPENCE Dover Publications (August 07, 2013)

Rich compilation of age-old stories of fairies, sprites and demons; tales of the black arts, Arthurian romances, Breton lays of Marie de France, much more. 36 illustrations by W. Otway Cannell.


The Myths of the North American Indians

by Lewis SPENCE Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux: warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces. Extensive historical and ethnological commentary....


Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume II

by George Catlin Dover Publications (July 11, 2012)

Volume 2 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians; ceremonies, hunt, warfare, etc. Total in set: 312 plates.


Taos Tales

by Elsie Clews Parsons Dover Publications (May 17, 2012)

Nearly 100 tales offer an unparalleled glimpse into beliefs, culture of Pueblo Indians: "The Kachina Suitors and Coyote," "The Envious Hunter," "The Jealous Girls," "Echo Boy," many more.


The Irish Fairy Book

by Alfred Perceval Graves & George Denham Dover Publications (February 05, 2013)

43 enchanting poems and tales by William Butler Yeats, Joseph Campbell, Lady Jane Wilde, Jeremiah Curtin, Douglas Hyde, and other distinguished writers.


Native American Creation Myths

by Jeremiah Curtin Dover Publications (May 31, 2012)

Traditional American Indian life revolved around communication with divinity, and these authentic stories about the origin of the earth and its creatures embody every facet of their culture — customs, institutions,...


Lost Continents

by L. Sprague de Camp Dover Publications (June 19, 2012)

Leading authority examines facts and fancies behind the Atlantis theme in history, science, and literature. Sources include Plato, Thomas More, K. T. Frost, and many other citations, both famous and lesser-known....


Bulfinch's Medieval Mythology: The Age of Chivalry

by Thomas Bulfinch Dover Publications (September 26, 2012)

Bulfinch encompasses tales from Camelot, dramatic narratives from The Mabinogeon, and stories of the noble warriors of English history. Young readers can find no better introduction to medieval myths and legends....


Navaho Indian Myths

by Aileen O’Bryan Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Rich compilation of Navaho origin and creation myths, recorded directly from a tribal elder: "The Creation of the Sun and Moon," "The Maiden who Became a Bear," and many more.


Vampires and Vampirism

by Montague Summers Dover Publications (April 16, 2012)

Study examines vampire lore in fantastic detail, addressing such issues as how vampires came into existence, vampirish behavior, vampire-like ancient myths, and vampires in modern literature.


The Vampire in Lore and Legend

by Montague Summers Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

Riveting study of vampirism in Europe — from vampires in Greek and Roman lore to their presence in Saxon England, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, and even modern Greece.


The Horse in Magic and Myth

by M. Oldfield Howey Dover Publications (March 21, 2012)

Rich compilation of legend and lore from mythology, Bible, folklore, literature, other sources. Tales of headless horses, fairy horses, seahorses, plus associations with gods and patron saints, metempsychosis,...


Great Myths of the World

by Padraic Colum Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

A collection of tales from ancient myth and legend. Isis and Osiris, Gilgamesh, Hercules, Pandora, Quetzalcoatl, and other larger-than-life figures populate these pages in a wonderful treasury for all ages.


Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland

by Jeremiah Curtin Dover Publications (August 09, 2012)

Twenty folk tales represent hundreds of years of the collective Irish imagination. Vivid descriptions of battles with giants, humans imprisoned in animals' bodies, heroes with incredible strength, and more.


The Forest in Folklore and Mythology

by Alexander Porteous Dover Publications (March 06, 2012)

Fascinating compendium of facts, folklore, superstitions, myths, and anecdotes about trees and the forest. Forest customs, sacred groves, mythical forest creatures, tree worship, much more.


Myths of the Norsemen: From the Eddas and Sagas

by H. A. Guerber Dover Publications (May 10, 2012)

Reliable versions of age-old Germanic and Scandinavian myths that have helped shape Western culture. Creation of world, deeds of gods and heroes such as Odin and Thor, machinations of Loki, more.


Tales of Old Japan: Folklore, Fairy Tales, Ghost Stories and Legends of the Samurai

by A. B. Mitford Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

Grisly accounts of revenge and knightly exploits, a fascinating eyewitness account of a hara-kiri ceremony, tales of vampires and samurai, Buddhist sermons, and the plots of four No plays. 38 illustrations.


Maori Tattooing

by H. G. Robley Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Maori tattooing (moko) communicates the bearer's genealogy, tribal affiliation, and spirituality. This definitive study discusses the distinctions between men and women's moko, patterns and designs, and moko...


The Myths of Greece and Rome

by H. A. Guerber Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

A classic of mythology, generously illustrated, long prized for its accurate retelling of the principal myths of Greece and Rome, and for its commentary on their origins and significance.


Popular Tales from Norse Mythology

by George Webbe Dasent Dover Publications (March 16, 2012)

42 thrilling folktales include "Dapplegrim," "Tatterhood," "The Werewolf," "Such Women Are," "The Three Dogs," "Temptations," "The Magician's Pupil," "Legend of Tannhäuser," "The Outlaw," "The Widow's Son,"...


The Golden Bough

by Sir James George Frazer Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Classic 1890 study of cults, rites, and myths of antiquity helped define terms of social anthropology, influencing generations of thinkers. Abridgment omits footnotes, occasionally condenses text; all main principles...


Celtic Myths and Legends

by T. W. Rolleston Dover Publications (June 26, 2012)

Masterful retelling of Irish and Welsh stories and tales, including Cuchulain, King Arthur, Deirdre, the Grail, and many more. First paperback edition. 58 full-page illustrations and 18 figures.


Nordic Gods and Heroes

by Padraic Colum & Willy Pogany Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

Simple, dramatic tales of gods and goddesses who dwell in Asgard: exploits of Odin and Thor, winning of Brynhild, twilight of the gods, more. Over 40 illustrations.


Great Norse, Celtic and Teutonic Legends

by Wilhelm Wägner Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

Captivating collection of legends and romances from the Teutonic Middle Ages—Hegeling and Nibelung, Beowulf, Knights of the Round Table, Lohengrin, more. Inspiring reading, both in and out of the classroom....


Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends

by Lewis SPENCE Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

Superb, in-depth survey explores animism, totemism, fetishism, creation myths, Egyptian priesthood, numerous deities, alchemy, Egyptian art and magic, other fascinating topics. Includes over 50 photographs and...


Myths of the Cherokee

by James Mooney Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

126 myths: sacred stories, animal myths, local legends, many more. Plus background on Cherokee history, notes on the myths and parallels. Features 20 maps and illustrations.


The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore

by Hilda M. Ransome Dover Publications (March 23, 2012)

Well-documented study of bees, hives, and beekeepers, along with rare illustrations as they appear in ancient paintings, sculpture, on coins, jewelry, and Mayan glyphs.


Native American Mythology

by Hartley Burr Alexander Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

This fascinating and informative compendium, assembled by a celebrated anthropologist, offers a remarkably wide range of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and creation myths, end-time prophecies, and...


Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists

by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy & Sister Nivedita Dover Publications (May 10, 2012)

Great stories of the epics; deeds of Krishna, Shiva, taken from puranas, Vedas, folk tales, more. 32 illustrations.


The Werewolf in Lore and Legend

by Montague Summers Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

The first definitive work on werewolfery incorporates an extensive range of historical documentation and folklore. Written in a Gothic style by a venerable author of occult studies, it's rich in fascinating...


Celtic Mythology

by John Arnott MacCulloch Dover Publications (October 10, 2012)

Illustrations from rare sources enhance this treasury detailing the strife and mythic powers of the gods, their loves and aid to mortals, and of famed heroes, pagans, and Christians.


Celtic Myth and Legend

by Charles Squire Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

Splendid compilation of tales ranges from Arthurian myth to less-familiar adventures, such as Finn and his Fenians, plus many other heroic figures from the Gaelic pantheon.