Aboriginal Siberia

Aboriginal Siberia

M. A. Czaplicka

Are there any true aborigines in Siberia, as there are in Africa and Australia? Aboriginal Siberia : a study in social anthropology, sets out to answer this question. In doing so, the author covers subjects such as Ethno-geography, Sociology, Religion and Pathology. An academic work by a student of Anthropology. Siberia occupies the whole of northern Asia, from Turania and the eastern Asiatic plateau to the Arctic Ocean, and from the Ural…

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Armenian Legends and Poems

Armenian Legends and Poems

Zabelle C. Boyajian

With 11 colour illustrations. This is a collection of translations of Armenian literature from the middle ages, interspersed with poetry from the 19th century. In addition, there are a number of episodes from the chronicles of Moses of Khorene, a fifth century Armenian historian. The book concludes with a long essay by Aram Raffi which…

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Folk Tales From the Russian

Folk Tales From the Russian

Verra de Blumenthal

This is a short illustrated collection of Russian folklore, including the famous Tale of Baba Yaga, the witch who lives in the wood in a moveable hut with hen’s feet. Other tales include; The Tsarevna Frog; Seven Simeons; The Language Of The Birds; Ivanoushka The Simpleton; Woe Bogotir; Dimian The Peasant; The Golden Mountain…

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Georgian Folk Tales

Georgian Folk Tales

Marjory Wardrop

This is a collection of folk tales from the nation of Georgia by Marjorie Wardrop. Many of the motifs of these stories are also found in other European folklore. Comprised of three parts: Georgian Folk Tales, which includes such stories as: The Good-For-Nothing; The Frog’s Skin; Fate; Ghvthisavari (I Am Of God); The Serpent And The Peasant; Gulambara And Sulambara; The Two Brothers; The Prince; Conkiajgharuna; Asphurtzela; The Shepherd…

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The Knight in the Panther’s Skin

The Knight in the Panther's Skin

Shot’ha Rust’haveli

The Knight in the Panther’s Skin is a Georgian medieval epic poem, written in the 12th century by Georgia’s national poet Shota Rustaveli. A definitive work of the Georgian Golden Age, the poem consists of over 1600 Rustavelian Quatrains and is considered to be a “masterpiece of the Georgian literature”. Until the early 20th century, a copy of this poem was part of the dowry of any bride. The poem takes place in the fictional…

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Koryak Texts

Koryak Texts

Waldemar Bogoras

This is a collection of mythological texts from the Koryak, a traditional people who live on the Kamchatka peninsula, in the far east of Russia. The similarity of these tales to native American folklore, is very striking. The characters, although they occupy a supernatural dream-world, move in the same context as the people who tell the stories, hunting, fishing and gathering, celebrating good hunts and going hungry when there is no food.

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The Mythology of All Races, Celtic and Slavic

The Mythology of All Races, Celtic and Slavic

Louis Herbert Gray

This is Volume III in the ‘Mythology of All Races’ series. In the Celtic section, chapters include: The Strife of the Gods; Tuatha De Danann and Milesians; The Division of the Sid; Mythic Powers of the Gods; Gods Helping Mortals; Divine Enmity and Punishment; The Loves of the Gods, and more. The Slavic section chapters include; Genii of Fate; The Household Gods; Silvan Spirits; Sun, Moon and Stars; Worship of the Dead, and more.

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Our Revolution

Our Revolution

Leon Trotsky

Our Revolution, Essays on Working–Class and International Revolution, 1904–1917, Collected and Translated, with Biography and Explanatory Notes By Moissaye J. Olgin. The translator has, here, reproduced some of the more important revolutionary essays of the Russian leader, dating from the eve of the revolution of 1905 to March, 1917…

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