Seven Daughters and Seven Sons

Publisher : Harper Collins
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ISBN : 0688135633
Pages : 228 pages
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Download or read book Seven Daughters and Seven Sons written by Barbara Cohen and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 1994-10-19 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In an ancient Arab nation, one woman dares to be different.Buran cannot -- Buran will not-sit quietly at home and wait to be married to the man her father chooses. Determined to use her skills and earn a fortune, she instead disguises herself as a boy and travels by camel caravan to a distant city. There, she maintains her masculine disguise and establishes a successful business. The city's crown prince comes often to her shop, and soon Buran finds herself falling in love. But if she reveals to Mahmud that she is a woman, she will lose everything she has worked for.

Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales from Around the World

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
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ISBN : 0393285871
Pages : 480 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (393 users)

Download or read book Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales from Around the World written by Kathleen Ragan and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2000-05-17 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One hundred great folk tales and fairy tales from all over the world about strong, smart, brave heroines. Dismayed by the predominance of male protagonists in her daughters' books, Kathleen Ragan set out to collect the stories of our forgotten heroines. Gathered from around the world, from regions as diverse as sub-Saharan Africa and Western Europe, from North and South American Indian cultures and New World settlers, from Asia and the Middle East, these 100 folktales celebrate strong female heroines. Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters is for all women who are searching to define who they are, to redefine the world and shape their collective sensibility. It is for men who want to know more about what it means to be a woman. It is for our daughters and our sons, so that they can learn to value all kinds of courage, courage in battle and the courage of love. It is for all of us to help build a more just vision of woman.

The Bride who Argued with God

Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 0595405673
Pages : 420 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (595 users)

Download or read book The Bride who Argued with God written by and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2006 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An anthology of mostly unknown folktales, highlighting the theme of human relationships in the family and community.

Latin Via Ovid

Publisher : Wayne State University Press
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ISBN : 9780814317327
Pages : 536 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book Latin Via Ovid written by Norma Goldman and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 1982 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: tool designed to achieve proficiency at Latin in one year at the college level, two years at the high school or intermediate level. The volume provides students with imaginative, connected reading, beginning with introductory prose versions of Ovid's simple myth tales and progressing to the rich poetry of Ovidian Latin (with appropriate teaching aids) within forty lessons. The grammatical approach is traditional, but the central emphasis is on reading. In each chapter the reading appears first, followed by the vocabulary, the grammar, exercises, and etymology relating to the vocabulary. The exercises begin with a group of questions in Latin (based on the reading), to be answered in Latin. Each tale is preceded by a brief discussion in English of the story and its mythological significance. The myths retold by Ovid and the attractive format are conceived to impel the student into acquiring the skill to read the author in the original language. For additional complimentary materials on this topic, please see Latin Via Ovid Audio materials (available via downloadable flash drive and cassette tapes) by Norma Goldman and Jacob E. Nyenhuis and the accompanying text Practice, Practice: A Latin Via Ovid Workbook by Norma Goldman and Michael Rossi.

Maithil Women's Tales

Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN : 0252096304
Pages : 272 pages
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Download or read book Maithil Women's Tales written by Coralynn V. Davis and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2014-06-30 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Constrained by traditions restricting their movements and speech, the Maithil women of Nepal and India have long explored individual and collective life experiences by sharing stories with one another. Sometimes fantastical, sometimes including a kind of magical realism, these tales allow women to build community through a deeply personal and always evolving storytelling form. In Maithil Women’s Tales, Coralynn V. Davis examines how these storytellers weave together their own life experiences--the hardships and the pleasures--with age-old themes. In so doing, Davis demonstrates, they harness folk traditions to grapple personally as well as collectively with social values, behavioral mores, relationships, and cosmological questions. Each chapter includes stories and excerpts that reveal Maithil women’s gift for rich language, layered plots, and stunning allegory. In addition, Davis provides ethnographic and personal information that reveal the complexity of women’s own lives, and includes works painted by Maithil storytellers to illustrate their tales. The result is a fascinating study of being and becoming that will resonate for readers in women’s and Hindu studies, folklore, and anthropology.

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register

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Download or read book The New England Historical and Genealogical Register written by and published by . This book was released on 1869 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beginning in 1924, Proceedings are incorporated into the Apr. number.

Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476612420
Pages : 428 pages
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Download or read book Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology written by Theresa Bane and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2013-08-28 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fairies have been revered and feared, sometimes simultaneously, throughout recorded history. This encyclopedia of concise entries, from the A-senee-ki-waku of northeastern North America to the Zips of Central America and Mexico, includes more than 2,500 individual beings and species of fairy and nature spirits from a wide range of mythologies and religions from all over the globe.

The Book of Days

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Pages : 850 pages
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Download or read book The Book of Days written by Robert Chambers and published by . This book was released on 1863 with total page 850 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Classical Museum

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Pages : 448 pages
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Download or read book The Classical Museum written by and published by . This book was released on 1845 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Classical Museum a Journal of Philology, Ancient History and Literature

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The Classical Museum

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Pages : 452 pages
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Download or read book The Classical Museum written by Leonhard Schmitz and published by . This book was released on 1845 with total page 452 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth, Legend and Folklore

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ISBN : 1476663513
Pages : 212 pages
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Download or read book Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth, Legend and Folklore written by Theresa Bane and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-05-12 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Every culture has in its folklore and mythology beings of immense size and strength, as well as other preternatural humanoids great or small who walk among us, serving the divine or fulfilling their own agendas. This book catalogs the lore and legends of more than 1,000 different humanoid species and individual beings, including the Titans, Valkyries, Jotnar, yōkai, biblical giants, elves, ogres, trolls and many more.

Folktales of the Jews, V. 3 (Tales from Arab Lands)

Publisher : Jewish Publication Society
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ISBN : 0827608713
Pages : 873 pages
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Download or read book Folktales of the Jews, V. 3 (Tales from Arab Lands) written by Dan Ben Amos and published by Jewish Publication Society. This book was released on 2011-05-01 with total page 873 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thanks to these generous donors for making the publication of the books in this series possible: Lloyd E. Cotsen; The Maurice Amado Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities; and the National Foundation for Jewish Culture Tales from Arab Lands presents tales from North Africa, Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq in the latest volume of the most important collection of Jewish folktales ever published. This is the third book in the multi-volume series in the tradition of Louis Ginzberg?s timeless classic, Legends of the Jews. The tales here and the others in this series have been selected from the Israel Folktale Archives (IFA), named in Honor of Dov Noy, at The University of Haifa, a treasure house of Jewish lore that has remained largely unavailable to the entire world until now. Since the creation of the State of Israel, the IFA has collected more than 20,000 tales from newly arrived immigrants, long-lost stories shared by their families from around the world. The tales come from the major ethno-linguistic communities of the Jewish world and are representative of a wide variety of subjects and motifs, especially rich in Jewish content and context. Each of the tales is accompanied by in-depth commentary that explains the tale's cultural, historical, and literary background and its similarity to other tales in the IFA collection, and extensive scholarly notes. There is also an introduction that describes the culture and its folk narrative tradition, a world map of the areas covered, illustrations, biographies of the collectors and narrators, tale type and motif indexes, a subject index, and a comprehensive bibliography. Until the establishment of the IFA, we had had only limited access to the wide range of Jewish folk narratives. Even in Israel, the gathering place of the most wide-ranging cross-section of world Jewry, these folktales have remained largely unknown. Many of the communities no longer exist as cohesive societies in their representative lands; the Holocaust, migration, and changes in living styles have made the continuation of these tales impossible. This series is a monument to a rich but vanishing oral tradition. This series is a monument to a rich but vanishing oral tradition.

The Classical Museum

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1108057748
Pages : 449 pages
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Download or read book The Classical Museum written by Leonhard Schmitz and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-12-13 with total page 449 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This short-lived journal (1844-50), edited by Leonhard Schmitz (1807-90), illuminates the development of Classics as a specialist discipline.

Feminist Traditions in Andalusi-Moroccan Oral Narratives

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 0230100732
Pages : 243 pages
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Download or read book Feminist Traditions in Andalusi-Moroccan Oral Narratives written by H. Lebbady and published by Springer. This book was released on 2009-09-28 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this volume, Lebbady has compiled and translated seven Andalusi women's tales from the north of Morocco, and analyzes them from a postcolonial theoretical perspective, finding in the women far more wit and agency than western stereotypes would suggest.

Italian Folktales

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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ISBN : 0544283228
Pages : 800 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (544 users)

Download or read book Italian Folktales written by Italo Calvino and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2013-08-26 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the New York Times’s Ten Best Books of the Year: These traditional stories of Italy, retold by a literary master, are “a treasure” (Los Angeles Times). Filled with kings and peasants, saints and ogres—as well as some quite extraordinary plants and animals—these two hundred tales bring to life Italy’s folklore, sometimes with earthy humor, sometimes with noble mystery, and sometimes with the playfulness of sheer nonsense. Selected and retold by one of the country’s greatest literary icons, “this collection stands with the finest folktale collections anywhere” (The New York Times Book Review). “For readers of any age . . . A masterwork.” —The Wall Street Journal “A magic book, and a classic to boot.” —Time