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Popular beliefs & controversial knowledge

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Popular beliefs & controversial knowledge

Paperback. Drawing on a range of printed, manuscript and oral material, this work presents a comprehensive survey. It includes chapters on: legends in the landscape, seasonal customs, anti-social customs, ghostly tales and lore, saints and holy wells, witches and wise men, superstitions of the natural world and the life cycle, and sacred and secular songs. Num Pages: 160 pages, 60. BIC Classification: 1DBKEWT; JFHF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 157 x 16. Weight in Grams: 346.
Publisher
Tempus Publishing Ltd
Number of pages
192
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2007
Condition
New
SKU
V9780752439891
ISBN
9780752439891

€ 18.25

Paperback. A comprehensive survey that places the folklore of Northumbria in its historical, cultural, religious and social context. It covers a wide range of subjects including; witchcraft, dragon lore, seasonal customs, ghosts, legends and mythology. Num Pages: 160 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBKEYN; JFHF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 231 x 156 x 11. Weight in Grams: 350.
Publisher
The History Press Ltd
Number of pages
160
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Condition
New
SKU
V9780752448909
ISBN
9780752448909

€ 18.25

Paperback. Sir James G. Frazer (1854-1941) is famous as the author of The Golden Bough, but his work ranged widely across classics, cultural history, folklore and literary criticism as well as anthropology. A Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, for 62 years, Sir James G. Frazer devoted his life to research. This volume was first published in 1930. Num Pages: 248 pages. BIC Classification: JFHF. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 216 x 138. .
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
248
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2019
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9781138879195
ISBN
9781138879195

€ 39.68

Paperback. In 1968 University of California Press published an unusual manuscript by an anthropology student named Carlos Castaneda. The Teachings of Don Juan enthralled a generation of seekers dissatisfied with the limitations of the Western world view. This is the story of a journey that has left an impression on the life of more than a million readers. Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: HRQX; JFH; JHMC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 153 x 228 x 18. Weight in Grams: 372.
Publisher
University of California Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Edition
Reprint
Condition
New
SKU
V9780520290778
ISBN
9780520290778

€ 19.99
€ 18.62

Paperback. Covering themes close to Irish and Scottish folklore Music and the Celtic Otherworld explores the universal concept of the spiritual dimension of music. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBKS; 1DBR; 2AFS; AVGH; JFHF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 160 x 234 x 17. Weight in Grams: 364.
Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2003
Edition
0th Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9781902930091
ISBN
9781902930091

€ 39.92

Paperback. Reveals a different aspect of Thailand - the intimate co-existence shared by animal and human life in the tropics. Blending anecdote, observation and humour, this volume chronicles and depicts the antics of animal and human characters in and around the author's Thai home. Num Pages: 136 pages, 1. BIC Classification: 1FMT; JFHF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 253 x 190 x 10. Weight in Grams: 466.
Publisher
Orchid Press Publishing Limited Thailand
Number of pages
136
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2005
Edition
2 ed
Condition
New
SKU
V9789745240582
ISBN
9789745240582

€ 23.99
€ 17.81

Paperback. Presents a selection of Lao folktales that have entertained the Lao people for generations. This book features the legendary trickster Xieng Mieng, a quick-witted toad that terrifies tigers, a turtle that flies, a cadre of snails that race a rabbit, and a mynah bird that speaks five languages. It reflects a Buddhist culture in a Marxist state. Num Pages: 124 pages, 21 illus. BIC Classification: 1F; GTB; JFHF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 201 x 131 x 9. Weight in Grams: 138.
Publisher
Silkworm Books / Trasvin Publications LP Thailand
Number of pages
124
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2006
Condition
New
SKU
V9789749575871
ISBN
9789749575871

€ 15.44

Paperback. Featuring dark tales of murderous kings and commoners, wild women, screaming skulls, galloping plague coaches, dragons dancing themselves to death, giants, and wandering corpses, combined with humorous stories and evocative tales of love, lust and passion, this book reveals the wonders that lie within the Hampshire landscape. Num Pages: 192 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKESH; 1DBKESW; JFHF; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 128 x 15. Weight in Grams: 218.
Publisher
The History Press
Number of pages
192
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Condition
New
SKU
V9780752461236
ISBN
9780752461236

€ 13.19

Paperback. Discover the burial place of the mythical hunter-warrior Fionn Mac Cumhaill, the sites where holy saints once encountered devils, ghosts, fairies and changelings. Num Pages: 192 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBR; JFHF; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 127 x 14. Weight in Grams: 212.
Publisher
The History Press Ltd
Number of pages
192
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Condition
New
SKU
V9781845887599
ISBN
9781845887599

€ 12.99
€ 11.92

Paperback. Editor(s): Bilewicz, Michal; Cichocka, Aleksandra; Soral, Wiktor. Num Pages: 222 pages, 13 black & white illustrations, 5 black & white tables, 1 black & white halftones, 12 bla. BIC Classification: JFHC; JHB; JMH. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 157 x 235 x 16. Weight in Grams: 342.
Publisher
Routledge
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9781138815230
ISBN
9781138815230

€ 48.19

Paperback. Who were the mysterious and seductive sorceresses whose power underlay Arthur's Camelot? Num Pages: 272 pages, 36 b&w illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBK; HBJD1; JFHF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 140 x 20. Weight in Grams: 304.
Publisher
I.B.Tauris
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Condition
New
SKU
9781784530419
ISBN
9781784530419

€ 18.68

Paperback. A comprehensive directory of over 1000 symbols that places each symbol in its historical and cultural context. It offers an introductory alphabetical index followed by groupings of related symbols, every one with an extended definition of its history and its cross-cultural meanings. Num Pages: 352 pages, 1157 illustrations. BIC Classification: AB; AG; GTC; JFC; JFHF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 235 x 199 x 26. Weight in Grams: 1270.
Publisher
Thames & Hudson Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
352
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2002
Edition
01st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780500283516
ISBN
9780500283516

€ 24.99
€ 18.74

Paperback. Local history, folklore and ghost stories from the Vale of the White Horse and South Oxfordshire. Num Pages: 250 pages, small illus throughout. BIC Classification: 1DBKESF; JFHF; VXQ; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 137 x 210 x 21. Weight in Grams: 432.
Publisher
Two Rivers Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
SKU
V9781909747173
ISBN
9781909747173

€ 15.99
€ 12.93

Paperback. Num Pages: 144 pages, 50 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: JFHF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 131 x 8. Weight in Grams: 160.
Publisher
The History Press Ltd
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Condition
New
SKU
V9780750955881
ISBN
9780750955881

€ 12.18

Paperback. First written down in the eighth century AD, these early Irish stories depict a far older world - part myth, part legend and part history. Rich with magic and achingly beautiful, they speak of a land of heroic battles, intense love and warrior ideals, in which the otherworld is explored and men mingle freely with the gods. Translator(s): Gantz, Jeffrey. Num Pages: 288 pages, bibliography, index. BIC Classification: 1DBR; JFHF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 128 x 19. Weight in Grams: 212.
Publisher
Penguin London
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2000
Edition
Reprint
Condition
New
SKU
V9780140443974
ISBN
9780140443974

€ 11.99
€ 10.47

Paperback. Oxfordshire folk tales Num Pages: 224 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKESF; JFHF; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 186 x 198 x 17. Weight in Grams: 244.
Publisher
The History Press Ltd
Number of pages
224
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Condition
New
SKU
V9780752464145
ISBN
9780752464145

€ 13.99
€ 11.29

Paperback. Num Pages: 368 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBR; JFHF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 134 x 18. Weight in Grams: 367.
Publisher
Dover Publications Inc.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2006
Edition
Dover Ed
Condition
New
SKU
V9780486447339
ISBN
9780486447339

€ 15.99
€ 13.03

Paperback. London folk tales Num Pages: 192 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKESL; JFHF; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 125 x 15. Weight in Grams: 206.
Publisher
The History Press
Number of pages
192
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Condition
New
SKU
V9780752461854
ISBN
9780752461854

€ 13.21

Paperback. Offers an in-depth review of the mystery surrounding the village of Rennes-le-Chateau, the priest Berenger Sauniere and the immense fortune he dissipated before his death in 1917. This work follows de Sede's first book published in the 60's on the subject of this hilltop village in southwest France. Editor(s): DEK Publishing. Translator(s): Kersey, Roger. Series: Keys of Antiquity. Num Pages: 275 pages, 30. BIC Classification: JFH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 214 x 139 x 23. Weight in Grams: 398. The Dossier, the Impostures, the Fantasies, the Hypothesis. Series: Keys of Antiquity S. 275 pages, 30. Editor(s): DEK Publishing. Offers an in-depth review of the mystery surrounding the village of Rennes-le-Chateau, the priest Berenger Sauniere and the immense fortune he dissipated before his death in 1917. This work follows de Sede's first book published in the 60's on the subject of this hilltop village in southwest France. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: JFH. Dimension: 214 x 139 x 23. Weight: 388. Translator(s): Kersey, Roger.
Publisher
DEK Publishing
Number of pages
275
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2006
Condition
New
SKU
V9780954152758
ISBN
9780954152758

€ 19.99
€ 17.82

Paperback. Folk Legends from Tono takes readers on a magical tour through the psychic landscape of the Japanese "spirit world" that was a part of its oral folk tradition for centuries. Morse's insightful interpretation of the tales, his rich cultural annotations, and the evocative original illustrations make this book unforgettable. Num Pages: 170 pages, 40 black & white illustrations, 2 black & white halftones, 1 maps. BIC Classification: 1FPJ; JFHF. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 230 x 152 x 17. Weight in Grams: 254.
Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Condition
New
SKU
V9781442248229
ISBN
9781442248229

€ 34.99
€ 33.24

Paperback. Num Pages: 234 pages. BIC Classification: JFH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 215 x 139 x 15. Weight in Grams: 350.
Publisher
Sky Books United States
Number of pages
234
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2000
Edition
First Printing
Condition
New
SKU
V9780967816203
ISBN
9780967816203

€ 24.99
€ 20.51

Paperback. This text uses Nordic ethnography methods and Latin American culture theory to explain how differing groups legitimise their own identities by identifying with notions drawn from folklore. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBR; JFC; JFHF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 235 x 157 x 17. Weight in Grams: 422.
Publisher
Cork University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2000
Condition
New
SKU
9781859181690
ISBN
9781859181690

€ 20.00

Paperback. Num Pages: 328 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JJPK; HBJK; HBLW3; JFHC; JPHL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 231 x 198 x 24. Weight in Grams: 464.
Publisher
Potomac Books
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Condition
New
SKU
V9781612347059
ISBN
9781612347059

€ 16.99
€ 13.61

Paperback. Wales is a Celtic country and the Celts have always treasured oral learning and recitation. Indeed they have a passion for committing facts to memory rather than relying on the written word. This title covers legends associated with place-names; calendar customs; giants and monsters; omens and second sight; and, folk healing and herbal remedies. Illustrator(s): Feachem, Richard, KBE. Num Pages: 160 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKW; JFHF; YNH. Category: (J) Children / Juvenile. Dimension: 235 x 165 x 10. Weight in Grams: 340.
Publisher
Tempus Pub Ltd
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2001
Condition
New
SKU
V9780752419350
ISBN
9780752419350

€ 16.19