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Raja Yudhisthira
Kingship in Epic Mahabharata
Kevin McGrath
In Raja Yudhisthira, Kevin McGrath brings his comprehensive literary, ethnographic, and analytical knowledge of the epic Mahabharata to bear on the representation of kingship in the...



New Norse Studies
Essays on the Literature and Culture of Medieval Scandinavia
New Norse Studies features original contributions on Norse mythology; skaldic poetics; the proverb, ballad, and exemplum; Biblical typology and saga narrative; psychological, postcolonial, and gender-studies approaches to medieval Icelandic literature.



Hear My Sad Story
The True Tales That Inspired "Stagolee," "John Henry," and Other Traditional American Folk Songs
Richard Polenberg
In Hear My Sad Story, Richard Polenberg describes the historical events that led to the writing of many famous American folk songs that served as touchstones for generations of American musicians, lyricists, and...



The Empty Seashell
Witchcraft and Doubt on an Indonesian Island
Nils Bubandt
In a book based on more than three years of fieldwork, Nils Bubandt argues that cannibal witches for people in the coastal, and predominantly Christian, community of Buli in the Indonesian province of North Maluku are both corporeally real and fundamentally...



The Feejee Mermaid and Other Essays in Natural and Unnatural History
Jan Bondeson
In his new collection of essays, Jan Bondeson tells ten fascinating stories of myths and hoaxes, beliefs and Ripley-like facts, concerning the animal...



"On Baile's Strand"
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
The Cornell Yeats edition presents photographs and transcriptions of the manuscripts, typescripts, and revised proof pages that trace Yeats's textual revisions for On Baile's Strand.



Desperate Magic
The Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Russia
Valerie Kivelson
Kivelson places Russian witchcraft trials of the seventeenth century in the legal, social, and religious context of early modern Russia—and in comparison with witch hunts of Western Europe and elsewhere.



Gilgamesh among Us
Modern Encounters with the Ancient Epic
Theodore Ziolkowski
In Gilgamesh among Us, Theodore Ziolkowski explores the surprising legacy of the poem and its hero, as well as the epic's continuing influence in modern letters and arts.



Not Quite Shamans
Spirit Worlds and Political Lives in Northern Mongolia
Morten Axel Pedersen
An ethnography of recent societal transformations in Mongolia and their impact on local belief systems.



On Greek Religion
Robert Parker
A provocative and wide-ranging entrée into the world of ancient Greek religion.



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