Singing of Birth and Death: Texts in Performance by Stuart H. Blackburn

By Stuart H. Blackburn

Examine of cultural folklore and songs in southern India. a great hardcover reproduction with shiny gilt lettering at the backbone. Tight binding. strong forums. fresh, unmarked, pages. excellent jacket in detachable mylar; light backbone. now not ex-library. listed with bibliography and bankruptcy notes. 263pgs. Shipped Weight: less than 1 kilogram. class: India; ISBN: 0812280970. ISBN/EAN: 9780812280975. stock No: 015557.

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Classical Mithology by MARK P. O. MORFORD & ROBERT J . LENARDON

By MARK P. O. MORFORD & ROBERT J . LENARDON

That includes the authors' vast, transparent, and devoted translations of unique assets, Classical Mythology, 7th variation, retells the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and interesting sort. construction at the best-selling culture of earlier variants, it features a dynamic mix of poetic narratives and enlightening observation to make classical myths come alive for college students. The dialogue covers comparative and interpretative ways in addition to proof from paintings and archaeology. The authors additionally study the iconic survival of classical mythology within the fields of paintings, literature, song, dance, and picture. Classical Mythology, 7th version, allows scholars to discover the interesting nature of Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines and to understand the main major historical assets of classical legends and myths. The textual content is fantastically more desirable via one hundred eighty illustrations, in either colour and black and white. Classical Mythology, 7th variation good points: * extra vast translations of works through the traditional authors: decisions by way of Greek authors comprise all thirty-three Homeric Hymns; the real passages in Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days; and excerpts from Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Plato, Lucian, Pindar, the Pre-Socratic philosophers, and the Lyric poets. Works by way of Latin authors together with Ovid, Vergil, Statius, Manilius, and Seneca also are supplied. * An multiplied paintings software: Sixty-six new illustrations--selected from either the traditional and the trendy world--appear through the textual content and are observed via vast and informative captions. 3 new maps also are incorporated. * textual content boxes--incorporated for the 1st time--explore numerous new themes and spotlight interpretative methods. * a specific bibliography is incorporated for every bankruptcy. * extra explanatory fabric is built-in all through, together with a "Glossary of Mythological phrases and words in English." * spouse site: www.classicalmythology.org contains chapter-by-chapter summaries, recommended actions, maps, perform attempt questions, and PowerPoint lecture slides. the web site has been revised to reinforce the multifaceted matters handled within the textual content and to supply hyperlinks to varied valuable assets

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Jason and the Golden Fleece: (The Argonautica) (Oxford by Apollonius of Rhodes, Richard Hunter

By Apollonius of Rhodes, Richard Hunter

I educate a classics in translation path on the collage of Washington and i've had a couple of scholars who purchase this variation of "Jason and the Golden Fleece" via Amazon.com. whereas i've got no challenge with the interpretation, I do have an issue with the truth that this variation doesn't nation sincerely that it truly is an abridged model of the epic. it really is primarily books 2 and three of the 4 ebook epic. while you are procuring this to learn Apollonius' epic then get a distinct model just like the Oxford international Classics model that's entire. you will discover this far better version below: Jason and the Golden Fleece: (The Argonautica) (Oxford World's Classics). Please bear in mind that this Penguin model is simply books 2 and three of Apollonius' epic.

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The Hitopadesa by A.N.D Haskar, NARAYANA

By A.N.D Haskar, NARAYANA

Extensively learn and liked for greater than 1000 years, the Hitopadesa (Book of excellent Counsels) is an anthology of people knowledge that gives funny and profound reflections on human lives and loves, philosophies and follies. Drawing on conventional resources, Narayana offers vintage stories as narrated via animals, leading to a piece that may be a attention-grabbing mix of delusion and satire.

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Still, the Small Voice: Narrative, Personal Revelation, and by Tom Mould

By Tom Mould

Memorates—personal event narratives of encounters with the supernatural—that recount members’ own revelations, basically in the course of the Holy Ghost, are a pervasive element of the communal spiritual adventure of Mormons, contributors of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. according to present emphases in folklore reviews on narrative and trust, Tom mildew makes use of ethnographic examine and an emic technique that honors the idea platforms below research to research how humans inside Mormon groups body and interpret their reports with the divine during the narratives they share.  In doing so, he presents an important new ethnographic interpretation of Mormon tradition and trust and in addition applies his findings on to broader scholarly folklore discourse on functionality, style, own adventure narrative, trust, and oral as opposed to written traditions.

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Evil people: A Comparative Study of Witch Hunts in Swabian by Johannes Dillinger

By Johannes Dillinger

Encouraged by way of fresh efforts to appreciate the dynamics of the early sleek witch hunt, Johannes Dillinger has produced a robust synthesis in response to cautious comparisons. Narrowing his concentration to 2 particular areas -- Swabian Austria and the voters of Trier -- he presents a nuanced clarification of ways the tensions among kingdom strength and communalism made up our minds the process witch hunts that claimed over 1,300 lives in 16th- and seventeenth-century Germany. Dillinger reveals that, faraway from representing the centralizing aggression of rising early states opposed to neighborhood cultures, witch hunts have been usually pushed by means of contributors of the middling and reduce periods in towns and villages, they usually have been stopped basically while early smooth states obtained the facility to manage their localities.Situating his learn within the context of a pervasive magical worldview that embraced either orthodox Christianity and folks trust, Dillinger indicates that, at times, witch trials themselves have been used as magical tools, designed to steer clear of threats of imminent divine wrath. "Evil humans" describes a two-century evolution during which witch hunters who liberally bestowed the label "evil humans" on others became glossy photos of evil themselves.In the unique German, "Evil humans" received the Friedrich Spee Award as a very good contribution to the historical past of witchcraft.

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Yeats and Women by Deirdre Toomey (eds.)

By Deirdre Toomey (eds.)

Yeats and girls , released initially within the Yeats Annuals sequence, collects 8 essays on Yeats's relationships with girls, collections of letters to him and his broadcast, 'Poems approximately Women'. The essays disguise sexuality and its dynamic in Yeats's writing: his angle to feminism and to the 'feminist occult'; his relationships with Maud Gonne, Dorothea Hunter, Olivia Shakespear, Florence Farr, Iseult Gonne and George Yeats. Yeats's courting with woman Gregory and her co-authorship of Cathleen ni Houlihan is analysed. the gathering comprises 12 plates.

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The Modern Construction of Myth by Andrew Von Hendy

By Andrew Von Hendy

"... one of many richest, clearest, and acutest surveys thus far of the process theorizing approximately fantasy from the eighteenth century on. i do know of not more precious quantity at the subject. regardless of the postmodern connotations of the identify, Von Hendy is writing to not reveal the concept that of fantasy yet just to convey the array of ways that it's been used at times and from position to put. an excellent work." -- Robert A. Segal, college of Lancaster, writer of Theorizing approximately MythAndrew Von Hendy bargains an built-in serious account of the occupation of delusion in modernity. he's taking as its place to begin a few the most important moments in the 18th-century reinvention of the idea that after which follows the foremost branches of theorizing as they seem within the paintings of theologians, philosophers, literary artists, political thinkers, folklorists, anthropologists, psychologists, and others.Von Hendy pursues every one of those 4 primary traces of conception in the course of the twentieth century: the increase of neo-romantic theories extensive psychology, modernist literature, and later in non secular phenomenology, philosophy, and literary feedback; the institution of folkloristic concept in ethnological fieldwork and in classical stories; the expansion of ideological theories from Sorel to Barthes and Derrida; and the hot ascent of constitutive theories of fable as useful fiction. ultimately, Von Hendy examines the paintings of 5 theorists who try to come to phrases with the teachings of the ideological critique, but regard fable as a positive phenomenon.

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