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Tales Of Old Japan

Author : A. B. Mitford
ISBN : 9780486120263
Genre : Social Science
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Grisly accounts of revenge and knightly exploits, a fascinating eyewitness account of a hara-kiri ceremony, tales of vampires and samurai, Buddhist sermons, and the plots of four Noh plays. 38 illustrations.

Das Alte Japan

Author : Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford Redesdale
ISBN : 3866471432
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Japanese Legends And Folklore

Author : A. B. Mitford
ISBN : 4805315016
Genre : Literary Collections
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Japanese Legends and Folklore invites English speakers into the intriguing world of Japanese folktales, ghost stories and historical eyewitness accounts. With a fascinating selection of stories about Japanese culture and history, A.B. Mitford--who lived and worked in Japan as a British diplomat--presents a broad cross section of tales from many Japanese sources. Discover more about practically every aspect of Japanese life--from myths and legends to society and religion. This book features 30 fascinating Japanese stories, including: The Forty-Seven Ronin--the famous, epic tale of a loyal band of Samurai warriors who pay the ultimate price for avenging the honor of their fallen master. The Tongue-Cut Sparrow--a good-hearted old man is richly rewarded when he begs forgiveness from a sparrow who is injured by his spiteful, greedy wife. The Adventures of Little Peach Boy--a tale familiar to generations of Japanese children, a small boy born from a peach is adopted by a kindly childless couple. Japanese Sermons--a selection of sermons written by a priest belonging to the Shingaku sect, which combines Buddhist, Shinto and Confucian teachings. An Account of Hara-Kiri--Mitford's dramatic first person account of a ritual Samurai suicide, the first time it had been reported in English. Thirty-one reproductions of woodblock prints bring the classic tales and essays to life. These influential stories helped shape the West's understanding of Japanese culture. A new foreword by Professor Michael Dylan Foster sheds light on the book's importance as a groundbreaking work of Japanese folklore, literature and history.

Folk Heroes And Heroines Around The World 2nd Edition

Author : Graham Seal
ISBN : 9781440838613
Genre : Social Science
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This comprehensive collection of folk hero tales builds on the success of the first edition by providing readers with expanded contextual information on story characters from the Americas to Zanzibar. • Supplies entries on folk tale characters worldwide that identify related heroes and heroines and provide additional contextual information • Features a geographical organization that enables readers to research a specific region's folk characters • Provides an alphabetical index as well as an index of heroic character types to facilitate cross-cultural and historical comparisons • Includes sidebars with passages from the folk tales, popular culture, and other items of interest

American Negro Folktales

Author : Richard M. Dorson
ISBN : 9780486796802
Genre : Literary Collections
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Rich anthology of African-American folklore offers scores of humorous and harrowing stories. Collected during the mid-20th century, the tales tell of talking animals, ghosts, devils, and saints.

Nordic Gods And Heroes

Author : Padraic Colum
ISBN : 9780486119359
Genre : Social Science
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Simple, dramatic tales of gods and goddesses who dwell in Asgard: exploits of Odin and Thor, winning of Brynhild, twilight of the gods, more. Over 40 illustrations.

The Damascus Chronicle Of The Crusades

Author : H. A. R. Gibb
ISBN : 9780486143408
Genre : History
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Remarkable contemporary account of early Crusades by one of Damascus' leading citizens covers events of 1097–1159. Based on both written and oral reports, colorful narrative relates every particular of life during wartime.

Japanische Geistergeschichten

Author : Lafcadio Hearn
ISBN : 3958014305
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Ratselhafte Samurai, ein blutsaugender Frosch und die ewige Wachterin im Wolfspelz: Lafcadio Hearn ladt zum Gruseln ein in 16 Geschichten vor den faszinierendsten Kulissen Japans. Herausgegeben und ubertragen wurden die Geschichten von Gustav Meyrink, u. a. bekannt durch seine Werke Der Golem" oder Das grune Gesicht." Hast du jemals die Treppe irgendeines alten Turmes erklommen, die sich in der Dunkelheit emporwindet, und kennst du das Gefuhl das einen da beschleicht, mitten im Herzen tiefer Finsternis, am spinnwebdunnen Rande des Nichts ...?""

Human Nature And Conduct

Author : John Dewey
ISBN : 9780486143446
Genre : Psychology
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Influential work by the great educator/philosopher maintains that the key to social psychology lies in an understanding of the many varieties of habit; individual mental activity is guided by subordinate factors of impulse and intelligence.

History Of The Civil War 1861 1865

Author : James Ford Rhodes
ISBN : 9780486137780
Genre : History
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1917 Pulitzer Prize–winner is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding studies — and first unbiased history — of the Civil War. "...very attractive volume." — American Historical Review. Notes. 2 maps. Introduction.

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