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Kerrigan, Michael

Overview
Works: 153 works in 355 publications in 9 languages and 10,559 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Folklore  Biography  Directories  Guidebooks  Genealogy  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor
Classifications: BL935.M9, 398.20947
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Michael Kerrigan
Publications by Michael Kerrigan
Most widely held works by Michael Kerrigan
Forests of the vampire : Slavic myth by Charles Phillips( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
Of all the peoples who fought for supremacy on the vast eastern European plain, the Slavs have proved the most enduring. They spread out from homelands beyond the Carpathian Mountains, settling territory south into the Balkans and as far west as the Elbe River. Equally impressive is their spiritual journey which began with the worship of ancient pagan gods and matured with the dawn of the Christian age. Tales from this volume include the vampire whose wretched specter still stalks our world today
Epics of early civilization by Michael Kerrigan( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
Text and illustrations provide an introduction to the myths and legends of Middle Eastern peoples
The eternal cycle : Indian myth by Charles Phillips( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Collects mythological tales and folklore from India and describes the historical context in which they were created
The diamond path : Tibetan and Mongolian myth by Michael Kerrigan( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Polish and held by 361 libraries worldwide
A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests
Instruments of torture by Michael Kerrigan( Book )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Torture is associated most closely with the absolute monarchies of history and the totalitarian and dictatorial regimes of the more recent past and present day. The classical world employed it widely though by no means indiscriminately, while in the West it doesn't seem to have been used systematically until the medieval era. After the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century, Western countries began banning it though actual practice didn't necessarily keep pace with official legislation. And in recent years such democratic countries as Denmark, the UK, and the United States have all, it is claimed, strayed over the boundary between justifiably close and actually abusive questioning. The Instruments of Torture examines the techniques and tools used in torture, ranging from the earliest known historical instances of the practice right up to today's allegations of torture in Abu Ghraib Prison and Guantanamo Bay. The different methods of inflicting pain are grouped by type (stretching, for instance, having been used particularly in the European Renaissance as well as still being widespread in the Middle East), showing the stark parallels in torture throughout history as used in different cultures and contexts
The history of death : burial customs and funeral rites, from the ancient world to modern times by Michael Kerrigan( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 326 libraries worldwide
Ancient Greece and the Mediterranean by Michael Kerrigan( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 314 libraries worldwide
The story of the ancient Greeks, starting with apparently inauspicious beginnings as Bronze Age invaders through the glories of classical Athens and the conquests of Alexander the Great
Wise lord of the sky : Persian myth by Tony Allan( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Includes legends of the early world of Persia, the epic of the Kings, Story-tellers, myths and mythology, and more
Coastlines by Michael Kerrigan( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Danish and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Contains information about coastlines around the world, how they change, environmental issues, and tourism. This book is full of information about coastlines, from the rapidly eroding cliffs of the English coast to the rocky shores of northern California and the coral islands of the Pacific Ocean. The ways coastlines change, why they are so popular with humans, and the dangerous threats to their unique environment are all included
Realm of the rising sun : Japanese myth by Tony Allan( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Text and illustrations provide an introduction to the myths and legends of Japan
Ancient Rome and the Roman Empire by Michael Kerrigan( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Examines the history, geography, culture, and politics of Ancient Rome and the Roman Empire
Spirits of the snow : Arctic myth by Tony Allan( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
This book is filled with the strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests and magic symbols of of people who live in the Far North or Arctic Regions
The history of punishment by Michael Kerrigan( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of punishment from the earliest times to the present day
Death row and capital punishment by Michael Kerrigan( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
Provides and in-depth and encompassing view of the various issues the use of capital punishment presents, compares the system used in America with others around the world, and outlines some of the safeguards and explains how they came about
Who lies where : a guide to famous graves by Michael Kerrigan( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Asian art by Michael Kerrigan( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Modern art by Michael Kerrigan( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 211 libraries worldwide
This series aims to combine a compact, commercial approach with the breadth and clarity of larger format books. Covering art which both creates the foundation of modern culture and modern art itself, the books include Asian Art, Mackintosh, and the Art Nouveau movement
Border and immigration control by Michael Kerrigan( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Provides an introduction to the INS and its Border Patrol and to the complex and challenging work they do
The war against drugs by Michael Kerrigan( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Provides details of the main types of different drugs concerned, the countries they come from, and the way in which they are manufactured. Examines the historical background and considers the likely course of future actions
Police crime prevention by Michael Kerrigan( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Explains the function of police crime prevention, the programs that are in place, and how neighborhoods can work with police to keep them safe
 
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Alternative Names
Karrigan, Michael 1959-
케리건, 마이클
ケリガン, マイケル
Languages
English (97)
Polish (6)
Chinese (4)
Japanese (2)
Hungarian (2)
Czech (2)
Slovenian (1)
Danish (1)
Spanish (1)
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