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Aesop's Fables: With a Life of Aesop

by Keller, John E.

<P>In 1489 Johan Hurus printed the first collection of fables in Spain, <I> Lavida del Ysopetconsusfabulas hystoriadas</I>. Illustrated with nearly 200 woodcuts, this work quickly became the most-read book in Spain, beloved of both children and ...

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African American Folklore: An Encyclopedia for Students

An Encyclopedia for Students

by Anand Prahlad

<p>African American folklore dates back 240 years and has had a significant impact on American culture from the slavery period to the modern day. This encyclopedia provides accessible entries on key elements of this long history, including ...

ISBN: 9781610699303

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African Native Literature

Or Proverbs, Tales, Fables,& Historical Fragments in the Kanuri or Bornu Language, to Which Are Added a Translation of the Above and a Kanuri-English Vocabulary

by S. W. Koelle

<p>It now only remains to make a few remarks respecting some particulars. In the Vocabulary I always give in parenthesis the third person of those verbs whose character (i. E. Final radical letter) is either m, or n, or n, because this is of ...

ISBN: 9780243746477

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All That Is Native and Fine

The Politics of Culture in an American Region

by David E. Whisnant

<p>In the American imagination, &quot;Appalachia&quot; designates more than a geographical region. It evokes fiddle tunes, patchwork quilts, split-rail fences, and all the other artifacts that decorate a cherished romantic region in the American

ISBN: 9781469649382

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American Indian Freemasonry

by Arthur Caswell Parker

<p>Such are the questions that are directed to the traveler who has observed the customs of the outer-peoples of the world. In asking such questions the interrogator assumes more than he may rightly do, but then, he only desires a correct ...

ISBN: 9780243841882

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American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of American Folklore (3 Volumes)

by Christopher R. Fee & Jeffrey B. Webb

<p>A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary ...

ISBN: 9781610695688

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An Introduction to Folk-Lore

by Marian Roalfe Cox

<p>Of Mr. Lang, as the admitted chief, must all students of Folk-lore learn; I would, however, specially acknowledge the large use I have made of his writings on the subject.</p> ...

ISBN: 9780243653898

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An Introduction to Mythology

by Lewis Spence

<p>With such metamorphoses of the elder gods a rather long suffering public has become somewhat ruefully acquainted. But with the value of the new scientific machinery which has discovered these analogies, which has laid bare the true nature of ...

ISBN: 9780243834785

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Ancient Assyria

by James Baikie

<p>AT the beginning Of' all things, when the world was new, and men were finding out bit by bit what they could do and how to do it, there were two countries that were more important than any others. They were both the valleys Of great rivers, ...

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Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan

by Toru Dutt

<p>Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan by the Indian poet, Toru Dutt.This book will show you the ancient ballads of India,and legend of it.</p> ...

ISBN: 1230001157260

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Ancient Cures, Charms, and Usages of Ireland

Contributions to Irish Lore

by Lady Wilde

<p>We turn back the leaves of the national legends of all countries and peoples, and find stamped on the first page the words God and Immortality. These two ideas are at the base of all the old-world thought and culture, and underlie all myths, ...

ISBN: 9780243653843

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Ancient Fire, Modern Fire: Understanding and Living With Our Friend and Foe

by Einar Jensen

<p>Creating fire is easy, yet understanding and learning to live with this friend and foe has never been easy; stopping fire is a dangerous—and often deadly—pursuit. Drawing on his experiences as an environmental historian, firefighter and life ...

ISBN: 9781936555666

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Angels of Warwick

Stone Angels Ever Watching...

by Judith Slaughter

<p>Angels of Warwick a family saga/murder mystery/romance. The little stone angels in the cemetery knew what happened that night, They werent talking..nor was I. A dead man lies on a moonlit kitchen floor with an eight-inch butcher knife in his ...

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Anglo-Saxon and Norse Poems

Edited and Translated

by N. Kershaw

<p>My thanks are due to the Rev. Canon mclaren, Librarian of the Cathedral Library at Exeter, for the trouble which he has taken on several occasions in allowing me to consult the ms. Of the Enter Book, and to both him and Mrs mclaren for much ...

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Animal Tales from the Caribbean

by George List

<p>These twenty-one animal tales from the Colombian Caribbean coast represent a sampling of the traditional stories that are told during all-night funerary wakes. The tales are told in the semi-sacred space of the patio (backyard) of homes as ...

ISBN: 9780253031174

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Animal Tales Of The Native American Indians Vol. 2

by G.W. Mullins

<p>The stories of Native American Indians have always possessed some greater meaning. They are often based in nature or about animals. And even though the tribes may vary in location or beliefs, deep within you will find a common thread. Respect

ISBN: 1230002148229

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Aryan Sun-Myths

The Origin of Religions

by Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb

<p>The writer makes no claim to originality, except ing in the arrangement of this work. The endeavor has been simply to condense what has been obtained from other works. The original intention was to give a brief sketch, with an appended list ...

ISBN: 9780243835867

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Asgard and the Gods

The Tales and Traditions of Our Northern Ancestors; Forming a Complete Manual of Norse Mythology; Adapted From the Work of Dr. W. Wagner

by M. W. Macdowall

<p>Creation of the world, 22 — Day and Night, 24 — Two first human beings, 2 5 — Allfather, 2 5 — Yggdrasil, the world-ash, 26 — The divine kingdom.</p> ...

ISBN: 9780243621453

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Ashanti Proverbs (the Primitive Ethics of a Savage People)

Translated From the Original With Grammatical and Anthropological Notes

by R. Sutherland Rattray

<p>IN preparing this volume, to which he has asked me to contribute a preface, Mr. Rattray has performed a consider able service to those of us who are interested in the Tshi speaking people of the Gold Coast, or who are concerned in the ...

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Faust Adaptations from Marlowe to Aboudoma and Markland

by Fitzsimmons, Lorna

Faust Adaptations, edited and introduced by Lorna Fitzsimmons, takes a comparative cultural studies approach to the ubiquitous legend of Faust and his infernal dealings. Including readings of English, German, Dutch, and Egyptian adaptations ...

ISBN: 9781612494722

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