Books in category Social Science – Folklore & Mythology

  • Italian Popular Tales

    Italian Popular Tales
    Thomas Frederick Crane, Jack David Zipes

    Grade level: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, s, t.

  • 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 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.

  • Natural Magic

    Natural Magic
    Doreen Valiente

    There are chapters on the secrets of sex magic, and on the use of traditional spells. If you want to learn to charm warts, to cast a love spell, or to plant a magical garden, this book will tell you how.

  • Desi Divas

    Desi Divas
    Christine L. Garlough

    Throughout the volume, Garlough argues that these performers rely on calls for acknowledgment that intertwine calls for justice and care.

  • Memoirs of an Unsung Legend Nemeso

    Memoirs of an Unsung Legend, Nemeso
    Munyaradzi Mawere, Cosmas M. Mukombe, Christopher M. Mabeza

    The wealthy stories of Nemeso's life have been passed on through oral tradition. This book, generated from an ethnographic reconstitution in southeastern Zimbabwe, documents the stories in a lively and fascinating thirst quenching manner.

  • Stru n úvod do teorie m tu

    Stručný úvod do teorie mýtu
    Robert A. Segal

    Robert A. Segal se v této knize na velmi skromné ploše pokouší seznámit čtenáře s možnými teoretickými přístupy ke zkoumání a výkladu mýtu napříč nejrůznějšími vědními obory: pojednává o sporu mezi vědeckým a …

  • Totemism and Exogamy Volume 4

    Totemism and Exogamy, Volume 4
    James George Frazer

    In any case, this is a fascinating look at the social underpinnings common to all peoples around the globe. Volume IV includes the author's summary and conclusion, errata, maps, and the index to the full work.

  • Mito y tragedia en la Grecia antigua Volume 1

    Mito y tragedia en la Grecia antigua, Volume 1
    Jean-Pierre Vernant, Pierre Vidal-Naquet

    Los estudios reunidos en este volumen derivan del encuentro único y peculiarísimo de dos disciplinas: el análisis estructural y el estudio de la tragedia griega en toda su individualidad.

  • Images of a People

    Images of a People
    Mary Helen White Pelton, Jacqueline DiGennaro

    Describes the culture of the Tlingit Indians and gathers traditional stories about creation, witches, spirit helpers, and courage

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