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Product Description: Why is there no "Grand Theory" in the study of folklore? Talcott Parsons (1902–1979) advocated "grand theory," which put the analysis of social phenomena on a new track in the broadest possible terms. Not all sociologists or folklorists accept those broad terms; some still adhere to the empirical level...read more
By Lee Haring (editor)

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9780253024398 | Indiana Univ Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Why is there no "Grand Theory" in the study of folklore?

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Product Description: In the time of the Troubles, when bombs blew through the night and soldiers prowled down the roads, Henry Glassie came to the Irish borderland to learn how country people endure through history. He settled into the farming community of Ballymenone, beside Lough Erne in the County Fermanagh, and listened to the old people...read more

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9780253347176 | Har/com edition (Indiana Univ Pr, March 1, 2006), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In the time of the Troubles, when there were bombs in the night and soldiers on the road, Henry Glassie journeyed to the Irish borderland to learn how country people endure.

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9780253022547 | New edition (Indiana Univ Pr, October 1, 2016), cover price $50.00 | About this edition: In the time of the Troubles, when bombs blew through the night and soldiers prowled down the roads, Henry Glassie came to the Irish borderland to learn how country people endure through history.

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Product Description: Outsider art has exploded onto the international art scene, gaining widespread attention for its startling originality and visual power. As an expression of raw creativity, outsider art remains associated with self-taught visionaries, psychiatric patients, trance mediums, eccentric outcasts, and unschooled artistic geniuses who create things outside of mainstream artistic trends and styles...read more

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9781496808066 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, October 1, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Outsider art has exploded onto the international art scene, gaining widespread attention for its startling originality and visual power.

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Product Description: Discover simple magic, heirloom recipes and forgotten fairytales in this eclectic treasury. The 12 chapters, representative of the seasons, present the celebrations, superstitions and folklore that shape our year. From cherished traditions like Valentine’s Day to the lost excitement of May Day, this book reveals a calendar bursting with history, imagination and curious facts...read more

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9781910496459, titled "The Magpie & the Wardrobe: A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic & Spells" | Pavilion, October 1, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Discover simple magic, heirloom recipes and forgotten fairytales in this eclectic treasury.

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Product Description: With 600 signed, alphabetically organized articles covering the entirety of folklore in South Asia, this new resource includes countries and regions, ethnic groups, religious concepts and practices, artistic genres, holidays and traditions, and many other concepts...read more
By Peter J. Claus (editor), Sarah Diamond (editor) and Margaret A. Mills (editor)

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9780415866927 | Routledge, October 12, 2015, cover price $48.95 | About this edition: With 600 signed, alphabetically organized articles covering the entirety of folklore in South Asia, this new resource includes countries and regions, ethnic groups, religious concepts and practices, artistic genres, holidays and traditions, and many other concepts.

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Product Description: From the signs of the zodiac to literature and art, the influence of world mythology can still be seen in everyday life. With a stunning array of fascinating tales, World Mythology in Bite-Sized Chunks gets to grips with the ancient stories of Aboriginal, Sumerian, Egyptian, Mesoamerican, Maori, Greek, Roman, Indian, Norse, and Japanese cultures, encompassing legends from the most diverse societies and the most ancient cultures from across the globe...read more

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9781782435754 | Michael O''Mara Books, September 28, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: From the signs of the zodiac to literature and art, the influence of world mythology can still be seen in everyday life.

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Product Description: The Golden Triangle is an institutional hub, but restless spirits of Native Americans, Civil War soldiers and slaves also wander this region. Tales of a mysterious watchman who patrols the railroad tracks between Artesia and Mayhew haunt curious locals...read more

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9781467136068, titled "Ghosts of Mississippi’s Golden Triangle" | History Pr, September 26, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: The Golden Triangle is an institutional hub, but restless spirits of Native Americans, Civil War soldiers and slaves also wander this region.

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Product Description: Tradition meets tragedy in the chilling local lore of the Rio Grande Valley. Hidden in the dense brush and around oxbow lakes wait sinister secrets, unnerving vestiges of the past and wraiths of those claimed by the winding river...read more

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9781467119924 | History Pr, September 26, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Tradition meets tragedy in the chilling local lore of the Rio Grande Valley.

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Product Description: Strange secrets and eerie tales shadow the idyllic beauty of the Heritage Valley and the meandering Santa Clara River. The spirit of a playful little boy wanders the halls of the historic Glen Tavern Inn, and the ghostly phantom of the real Zorro, Joaquin Murrieta, guards his buried gold in the foothills of Piru...read more

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9781467119856 | History Pr, September 26, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Strange secrets and eerie tales shadow the idyllic beauty of the Heritage Valley and the meandering Santa Clara River.

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Product Description: A SHORT HISTORY OF MYTH: What are myths? How have they evolved? And why do we still so desperately need them? Heralding a major series of retellings of international myths by authors from around the world, Karen Armstrong's characteristically insightful and eloquent book serves as a brilliant and thought-provoking introduction to myth in the broadest sense - and why we dismiss it only at our peril...read more

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9781522611837 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, September 20, 2016), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: A SHORT HISTORY OF MYTH: What are myths?

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Product Description: Buried deep in the Wisconsin Northwoods, the ruined splendor of the Summerwind Mansion bares the bones of its legendary past. Robert Patterson Lamont purchased the property in 1916 as a country retreat where he could entertain such guests as President Warren G...read more

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9781626194373 | History Pr, September 19, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Buried deep in the Wisconsin Northwoods, the ruined splendor of the Summerwind Mansion bares the bones of its legendary past.

By Barry Conrad (foreword by)

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9781467135771 | History Pr, September 19, 2016, cover price $19.99

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Product Description: In Scatterlings Martin Shaw walks the myth-lines of seven stories based in and around his homeland of Dartmoor, England. Rather than the commentaries on such tales being primarily balanced against other literary sources, Shaw uses what actually occurs on these walks as the main source of information on the tales...read more
By David Abram (foreword by)

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9781940468501 | White Cloud Pr, September 13, 2016, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: In Scatterlings Martin Shaw walks the myth-lines of seven stories based in and around his homeland of Dartmoor, England.

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Product Description: One of the oldest cities in Texas, Galveston has witnessed more than its share of tragedies. Devastating hurricanes, yellow fever epidemics, fires, a major Civil War battle and more cast a dark shroud on the city's legacy. Ghostly tales creep throughout the history of famous tourist attractions and historical homes...read more

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9781467119658 | History Pr, September 12, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: One of the oldest cities in Texas, Galveston has witnessed more than its share of tragedies.

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Product Description: The role of objects and images in everyday life are illuminated incisively in Material Vernaculars, which combines historical, ethnographic, and object-based methods across a diverse range of material and visual cultural forms. The contributors to this volume offer revealing insights into the significance of such practices as scrapbooking, folk art produced by the elderly, the wedding coat in Osage ceremonial exchanges, temporary huts built during the Jewish festival of Sukkot, and Kiowa women's traditional roles in raiding and warfare...read more

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9780253022936 | Indiana Univ Pr, September 5, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: The role of objects and images in everyday life are illuminated incisively in Material Vernaculars, which combines historical, ethnographic, and object-based methods across a diverse range of material and visual cultural forms.

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9780253023483 | Indiana Univ Pr, September 5, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The role of objects and images in everyday life are illuminated incisively in Material Vernaculars, which combines historical, ethnographic, and object-based methods across a diverse range of material and visual cultural forms.

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9781467119450 | History Pr, September 5, 2016, cover price $19.99

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Product Description: Some people casually say 'touch wood' when they speak of something they hope will happen. Others won't allow peacock feathers into the house. And almost anyone who finds a four-leafed clover will treasure it and keep it. Why? Some superstitions are so ancient and have been practised for so long that they have come to be regarded as just harmless and widely observed 'customs', without people realising they are basically superstitions...read more

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9781925335170 | Exisle Pub, September 1, 2016, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Some people casually say 'touch wood' when they speak of something they hope will happen.

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Product Description: The sacred allure of the Holy Grail has fascinated writers and ensnared knights for over a thousand years. From Malory to Monty Python, the eternal chalice―said to be the very cup from which Christ drank at the Last Supper―has the richest associations of any icon in British myth...read more

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9781845113605 | I B Tauris & Co Ltd, August 19, 2008, cover price $39.00 | About this edition: ""What is the secret of the Grail?

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9781784535209 | I B Tauris & Co Ltd, September 30, 2016, cover price $24.50 | About this edition: The sacred allure of the Holy Grail has fascinated writers and ensnared knights for over a thousand years.

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Product Description: A hair-raising number of historic haunts--from sea captains who never returned home to servicemen who never left--exist in the half square mile of Groton Bank. Ghostly soldiers of the Revolutionary War roam the Mother Bailey House and march through the basement of a nearby home, and former residents rouse sleepers at the Avery-Copp House...read more

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9781467119610 | History Pr, August 29, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: A hair-raising number of historic haunts--from sea captains who never returned home to servicemen who never left--exist in the half square mile of Groton Bank.

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Product Description: Tuscarawas County's history stretches back to the pioneer era. Some history, however, refuses to remain in the past. Towns and sites founded in the 1700s and 1800s, like Zoar, Schoenbrunn and Dennison Depot, abound with legends and spectral encounters...read more

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9781467119719 | History Pr, August 29, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Tuscarawas County's history stretches back to the pioneer era.

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Product Description: Growing old doesn’t have to be seen as an eventual failure but rather as an important developmental stage of creativity. Offering an absorbingly different perspective on aging and crafts, Jon Kay explores how elders choose to tap into their creative and personal potential through making life-story objects...read more

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9780253022066 | Indiana Univ Pr, August 25, 2016, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Growing old doesn’t have to be seen as an eventual failure but rather as an important developmental stage of creativity.

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9780253022165 | Reprint edition (Indiana Univ Pr, August 25, 2016), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Growing old doesn’t have to be seen as an eventual failure but rather as an important developmental stage of creativity.

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Product Description: An experiential guide to the wisdom preserved in Europe’s far north• Includes shamanic journeys to connect with deities and your ancestral shamans• Provides step-by-step instructions to prepare for and conduct a seiðr ceremony• Draws on archaeological evidence and surviving written records from Iceland• Reveals the long tradition of female shamans in northern European shamanismShamanism is humanity’s oldest spiritual tradition...read more

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9781620555934 | Destiny Books, August 22, 2016, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: An experiential guide to the wisdom preserved in Europe’s far north• Includes shamanic journeys to connect with deities and your ancestral shamans• Provides step-by-step instructions to prepare for and conduct a seiðr ceremony• Draws on archaeological evidence and surviving written records from Iceland• Reveals the long tradition of female shamans in northern European shamanismShamanism is humanity’s oldest spiritual tradition.

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