Books in category Social Science – Folklore & Mythology

  • English Fairy Tales

    English Fairy Tales
    Joseph Jacobs, John Dickson Batten

    The first compilation of the full first-edition texts of the classic fairy tale collections by Joseph Jacobs, with Jacobs' original prefaces and annotations. * Reprints Jacobs' original versions of these 87 classic tales exactly as they …

  • Great Norse Celtic and Teutonic Legends

    Great Norse, Celtic and Teutonic Legends
    Wilhelm Wägner, W. S. W. Anson

    Captivating collection of legends and romances encompasses the principal hero-lays of the great epic cycles of the Teutonic Middle Ages — Hegeling and Nibelung legends, Beowulf, Knights of the Round Table, the Rhine legend of Lohengrin, …

  • Celtic Fairy Tales

    Celtic Fairy Tales
    Joseph Jacobs

    While some of the themes found in Celtic folklore are similar to those of contemporary fairy tales, other stories in this collection are infused with a flavour that is uniquely Celtic. 33% of the publisher's profit from the sale of this …

  • When Night Falls Kric Krac

    When Night Falls, Kric! Krac!
    Liliane Nérette Louis, Frederick J. Hay

    Tales by the master Haitian storyteller reflect the ethnic values, traditions, and history of the island

  • The Children of Athena

    The Children of Athena
    Nicole Loraux

    In these essays, the renowned French Hellenist Nicole Loraux examines the implication of this and other Greek origin myths as she explores how Athenians in the fifth century forged and maintained a collective identity.

  • Magickal Mystical Creatures

    Magickal, Mystical Creatures
    D. J. Conway

    Here is an occult encyclopedia of over two hundred magickal creatures, from pookas and green men to gorgons and gargoyles.

  • The Evil Eye

    The Evil Eye
    Frederick Thomas Elworthy

    Descriptions of gestures, charms, incantations, and other protective acts used to ward off power of the "evil eye." 199 illustrations.

  • Baby and Child Heroes in Ancient Greece

    Baby and Child Heroes in Ancient Greece
    Corinne Ondine Pache

    She argues that the stories, songs, and sanctuaries honoring these heroes express parental fears and guilt about children's death."–BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

  • Hesiod

    Hesiod, Apostolos N. Athanassakis

    Introducing his celebrated translations of these two poems and of the Shield, Apostolos Athanassakis positions Hesiod simultaneously as a philosopher-poet, a bard with deep roots in the culture of his native Boeotia, and the heir to a long …

  • Stories of Change

    Stories of Change
    Joseph E. Davis

    Applies narrative analysis to the study of social movements.

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