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Eastern Europe

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Eastern Europe

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6 x 9", 157 pages , Penfield Press
This rich collection of folktales reflects the local and regional flavor of the Slavic people, although the same plots, motifs, and structural elements occur in stories told around the world. For example, in the tale "The Three Golden Hairs," we see the Soudiche, the eastern European equivalent of the greek fate Sisters. A peasant child is ordered to be killed to evade an ominous prophecy, is abandoned to die, but survives to fulfill the dire predictions, much like Oedipus in the play by Sophocles. The endangered child is found in a basket floating down the river, and eventually becomes part of the king's household as does the bliblical Moses. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, a message to kill the hero is secretly changed to save the bearer. An apple tree in this Slavic tale bears "The Fruit of Everlasting Youth," which evokes the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden. The ages of man described by the Fate Sisters are quite similar to the ancient "Riddle of the Sphinx" A snake impedes the function of the Tree of Everlasting Youth, again reminiscent of Garden of Eden motifs. There are many more familiar themes in these tales; perhaps the reader will recognize Cinderella in the character of Marouckla, or Rumplestiltskin in the story of Kinkach Martinko. So enjoy this sparkling collection of richly imaginative folktales that stretch back in time and space to a tantalizingly remote past. Dr. Harry Oster, folklorist.
Price: 12.95 USD



2 MAP: Eastern Europe: 1915

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
Drawn by the cartographer G. Peltier, this map was first published as a supplement to the French newsmagazine L’Illustration in 1915 to map the eastern theatre during World WarI. It shows East Prussia, western Russia, Poland, and much of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, including Galicia, Bukovina and Transylvania, in excellent detail, identifying small towns and villages, railroads, rivers and their tributaries. The text and legend are in French.
Price: 7.95 USD



3 MAP: Map Group for East Central Europe

NOT on website as of 1-30-09, Reproduction map of original
Includes maps [M 4] Saxony, [M 8], and [M 19] (see descriptions above for [M 8] and [M 19] and for [M 4]. All 3 maps
Price: 18.95 USD



4 MAP: Map Group for Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia

NOT on website as of 1-30-09, Reproduction map of original
Includes maps [M 7] and [M 38] (see descriptions above). Both maps
Price: 12.95 USD

Urban Europe, 1100-1700, David Nicholas

5 Urban Europe, 1100-1700
David Nicholas
256 pages, paperback, Palgrave Macmillan
Reflecting the vigor of both urban and medieval history, this timely textbook from an established scholar in urban studies is a broadly interdisciplinary work that breaks new ground by emphasizing the links between the late medieval and early modern cities. Adopting an organic, environmental approach, David Nicholas examines the common social, governmental, economic and intellectual roles played by most pre-modern cities.

About Author
David Nicholas is Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Professor of History, Clemson University.

"It is well written, coherent and comprehensive, and undoubtedly benefits from David Nicholas' vast bank of knowledge concerning the urban environment of the medieval and early modern world."--Penny Galloway, Bristol University

Table of Contents
List of Figures
Urban Europe between the Industrial Revolutions
City and Region
The Morphology of the Urban Plan
Corporation and Community
Social Structures and Infrastructures
Material Culture and Cultural Environment
Achievement, Rationality, Measure and Assessment: Concluding Reflections on Pre-Modern Urbanisation in Europe
Price: 31.95 USD



6 Childhood in South East Europe : Historical Perspectives on Growing Up in the 19th and 20th Century
Editors: Miroslav Jovanovic & Slobodan Naumovic
paperback / softcover, Transaction Publishers
Growing interest in research on childhood can be regarded as an important factor in what has been learned about the long-term processes of change. Certainly research on childhood has radically transformed history as an academic discipline. This is especially true for historiography in South East Europe, where social history and historical anthropology is still marginal. This book presents 18 contributions; topics include the upbringing of female children in Serbia, rural childhoods in mountain regions of Austria and Greece, children and war, and children and migration. It is the first book to provide an international readership with an overall picture on childhood in southeastern Europe.

About Author
Slobodan Naumovic teaches anthropology at University of Belgrad, Serbia. Miroslav Jovanovic is a member of the Association for Social History.
Price: 44.95 USD


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