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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My Life

My Life

Leon Trotsky

First published in 1930 and written in the first year of his exile in Turkey, this is the autobiography of the Russian Communist leader, Leon Trotsky. Starting with his youth, the book covers all of his political life, including the Revolution of 1905, the Revolution of 1917, the Civil War in Russia, his struggle against Stalinism and his expulsion from the Communist Party.

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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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The Amazons

The Amazons

Guy Cadogan Rothery

Fully illustrated. The legend of the Amazons is amazingly consistent across three continents, even though actual documentary proof seems elusive. In particular, the Athenians were most insistent about the historical reality of a nation of all-women warriors; their legends described a prehistoric conflict with the Amazons as one of their finest hours. Although later the Amazons became just another map-filling…

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Songs of the Russian People

Songs of the Russian People

W. R. S. Ralston

A treasure-trove of Slavic mythology, tradition, folklore and ethnography. There are plenty of songs, not only from Russia but every part of the Slavic region from Serbia to Siberia. The songs are used as a starting point for a wide-ranging discussion of pre-industrial Slavic peasant life, including weddings, funerals, witchcraft…

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Sixty Folk-Tales from Slavonic Sources

Sixty Folk-Tales from Slavonic Sources

A. H. Wratislaw

A collection of 60 folk-tales, split into the following stories: Bohemian; Moravian; Hungarian-Slovenish; Upper and Lower Lusatian; Kashubian; Polish; White Russian; Little Russian Stories (from Galicia); Little Russian Stories (from South Russia); Great Russian; Bulgarian; Serbian; Serbian Stories From Bosnia; Serbian Stories From Carniola; Croatian; and, Illyrian-Slovenish.

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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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Armenian Legends and Poems

Armenian Legends and Poems

Zabelle C. Boyajian

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 contextualizes the long history of Armenian literature. This essay also details the long religious…

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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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Folklore and Legends, Oriental

Folklore and Legends, Oriental

Charles John Tibbitts

This is an anthology of tales from several widely separated Asian story-telling traditions, with the center of gravity somewhere in Persia. The book is meant to be enjoyed as light reading, and the stories are unattributed and uncredited. The tales originate from Arabian, Persian, Indian, and Kalmyk sources, and have Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist and Zoroastrian elements.

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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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