Download E-books Elijah's Violin and Other Jewish Fairy Tales PDF

By Howard Schwartz

With this assortment, Howard Schwartz retells 36 Jewish fairy stories which are immediately otherworldly and earthy, pious and playful. Drawn from assets as varied as Morocco and India, Spain and jap Europe, Babylon and Egypt, the tales are characterised through their infusion of conventional Jewish characters with the archetypal kinds present in all fairy stories, or via their therapy of Jewish non secular subject matters. The e-book combines the playfulness of fairy stories with the author's intensity of information of the historic origins of the stories. all through you will see that the quests and riddles of the normal fairy story besides the divine intervention that characterizes the Jewish fairy story.

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Download E-books The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, Vol. 2: Mesoamerica, Part 1 PDF

The Cambridge heritage of the local Peoples of the Americas, quantity II: Mesoamerica, supplies a finished and authoritative assessment of all of the vital local civilizations of the Mesoamerican sector, starting with archaeological discussions of paleoindian, archaic and preclassic societies and carrying on with to the current. totally illustrated and engagingly written, the booklet is split into sections that debate the local cultures of Mesoamerica prior to and after their first touch with the Europeans. a number of the chapters stability theoretical issues of view as they hint the cultural heritage and evolutionary improvement of such teams because the Olmec, the Maya, the Aztec, the Zapotec, and the Tarascan.

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Download E-books The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature PDF

You're no fool, in fact. you recognize that Samuel Clemens had a better-known pen identify, Moby Dick is a recognized whale, and the Raven in simple terms said,"Nevermore." but if it involves knowing the good works of Mark Twain, Herman Melville, and Edgar Allan Poe, you would relatively hire the video clips than head on your neighborhood library. do not tear up your library card but! the total Idiot's advisor to American Literature teaches you all concerning the wealthy culture of yank prose and poetry, so that you can absolutely enjoy its awesome variety. during this whole Idiot's advisor, you get:

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Download E-books Treasure of the Sangre De Cristos Tales and Traditions of the Spanish Southwest PDF

By Arthur L. Campa

This number of stories and traditions from the Southwest comprises tales of misplaced mines stacked with bars of gold, mule a great deal of silver cached away in outlaw hoards, and amazing Jesuit treasures buried while that order used to be expelled from New Spain. a few treasure destinations will be rediscovered by accident or by way of an previous map-and in some way regularly misplaced again.

But no longer some of these people teasures are of fabric wealth. there's the tale of a nun who enjoyed a soldier and repented, and whose kneeling determine should be noticeable as a mountain rock formation. there's the Hermit of Las Vegas, an exact one that, after touring among Argentina and Quebec, settled in New Mexico, the place he turned the topic of affectionate legends.

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Download E-books The People of Denendeh: Ethnohistory of the Indians of Canada's Northwest PDF

By June Helm

 

For fifty years anthropologist June Helm studied the tradition and ethnohistory of the Dene, “The People,” the Athapaskan-speaking Indians of the Mackenzie River drainage of Canada's western subarctic. Now in this notable assortment she brings jointly formerly released essays—with up to date commentaries the place necessary—unpublished box notes, archival records, supplementary essays and notes from collaborators, and narratives by way of the Dene themselves as an delivering to these learning North American Indians, hunter-gatherers, and subarctic ethnohistory and as a ancient source for the folk of all ethnicities who stay in Denendeh, Land of the Dene.

Helm starts off with a broad-ranging, stimulating evaluation of the social association of hunter-gatherer peoples of the realm, prior and current, that offers a heritage for all she has realized in regards to the Dene. The chapters partially 1 specialize in neighborhood and lifestyle one of the Mackenzie Dene in the course of the 20 th century. After old assessment chapters, Helm strikes from the early years of the 20th century to the earliest contacts among Dene and white tradition, finishing with a glance on the momentous adjustments in Dene-government kin within the Nineteen Seventies. half three considers conventional Dene wisdom, which means, and enjoyments, together with a bankruptcy at the Dogrib hand video game. all through, Helm's encyclopedic wisdom combines along with her own interactions to create a suite that's specific in its breadth and intensity.

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Download E-books The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Jesse L. Byock

Composed in medieval Iceland, Hrolf's Saga is among the maximum of all mythic-legendary sagas, touching on half-fantastical occasions that have been acknowledged to have happened in fifth-century Denmark. It tells of the exploits of King Hrolf and of his well-known champions, together with Bodvar Bjarki, the 'bear-warrior': a robust determine whose may possibly and bear-like nature are encouraged via a similar mythical historical past as Beowulf. Depicting an international of wizards, sorceresses and 'berserker' opponents - initially individuals of a cult of Odin - it is a compelling story of old magic. a piece of undying energy and sweetness, it bargains either a treasury of Icelandic prose and a masterful accumulating of epic, cultic reminiscence, conventional folks story and myths from the Viking age and much earlier.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger through introductions and notes via distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge, The Original Teachings in a Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition PDF

By Carlos Castaneda

Thirty years in the past the collage of California Press released an strange manuscript through an anthropology pupil named Carlos Castaneda. The Teachings of Don Juan initiated a new release of seekers disenchanted with the constraints of the Western worldview. Castaneda's now vintage e-book is still arguable for the choice method of seeing that it provides and the revolution in cognition it demands.

In a chain of interesting dialogues, Castaneda units forth his partial initiation with don Juan Matus, a Yaqui Indian shaman from the country of Sonora, Mexico. He describes don Juan's conception and mastery of the "non-ordinary truth" and the way peyote in addition to different crops sacred to the Mexican Indians have been used as gateways to the mysteries of "dread," "clarity," and "power." The Teachings of Don Juan is the tale of a striking trip that has left an indelible influence at the lifetime of greater than one million readers round the world.

"For me there's basically the touring on paths that experience middle, on any direction that could have center. There I go back and forth, and the single important problem is to traverse its complete size. And there I shuttle, having a look, taking a look breathlessly."—Don Juan

"Carlos Castaneda, below the tutelage of don Juan, takes us during the second of twilight, in the course of the crack within the universe among sunlight and darkish right into a international no longer simply except our personal, yet of a wholly varied order of reality."—Walter Goldschmidt, from the Foreword

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Download E-books The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, Vol. 2: Mesoamerica, Part 2 PDF

The Cambridge background of the local Peoples of the Americas, quantity II: Mesoamerica, provides a entire and authoritative review of the entire very important local civilizations of the Mesoamerican quarter, starting with archaeological discussions of paleoindian, archaic and preclassic societies and carrying on with to the current. absolutely illustrated and engagingly written, the ebook is split into sections that debate the local cultures of Mesoamerica earlier than and after their first touch with the Europeans. a number of the chapters stability theoretical issues of view as they hint the cultural historical past and evolutionary improvement of such teams because the Olmec, the Maya, the Aztec, the Zapotec, and the Tarascan.

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Download E-books The Lightning Stick: Arrows, Wounds, And Indian Legends PDF

By H. Henrietta Stockel

From the writer of Survival of the Spirit and girls of the Apache state, this publication bargains a brand new method of American historical past, American Indian background and clinical background. targeting the bow and arrow, it additionally covers such topics as early barber-surgeons, box surgeons within the previous West, a how-to on scalping, pre-Columbian surgeons, previous global healers, and a number of other instances of restoration from arrow wounds.

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