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 …

  • El mito del mago

    El mito del mago
    E. M. Butler

    Desde los magos de la antigüedad (entre los que la autora ubica al Jesús de algunos evangelios apócrifos) hasta el Conde de Saint Germain, Cagliostro, Rasputon o la inefable Madame Blavatsky, pasando por los magos arquetípicos como el …

  • 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

  • Folk Nation

    Folk Nation
    Simon J. Bronner

    Through an engaging set of essays, Folk Nation shows how American thinkers and leaders have used folklore-ranging from Paul Bunyan and Davey Crockett to quilts, cowboys, and immigrants-to express the meaning and mystique of their country.

  • 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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