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  • Rituals of Rule, Rituals of Resistanceby William H. Beezley; Cheryl E. Martin; William E. French

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1994; US$ 35.99

    This book presents readers with scholarship on public celebrations and popular culture throughout Mexican history. Leading scholars from the Americas and Great Britain discuss aspects of Mexico's popular culture from the seventeenth century to the present. The vast range of Mexican expression is examined, including Corpus Christi celebrations, New... more...

  • Les 'autres' roisby Torsten Hiltmann

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 0.00

    Wird der Begriff des "Königs" heute vorwiegend in einem engeren politischen Sinne verstanden und gebraucht, so war dies im ausgehenden Mittelalter anders. Denn neben den bekannten 'politischen' Königen existierten hier noch zahlreiche 'andere' Könige. Sie standen Berufsgruppen vor, führten Genossenschaften an oder wurden im Rahmen wiederkehrender Zeremonien... more...

  • The Ritual Lament in Greek Traditionby Margaret Alexiou; Dimitrios Yatromanolakis; Panagiotis Roilos

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 48.99

    Margaret Alexiou's The Ritual Lament in Greek Tradition, first published in 1974, has long since been established as a classic in several fields. This is the only generic and diachronic study of learned and popular lament and its socio-cultural contexts throughout Greek tradition in which a great diversity of sources are integrated to offer a comprehensive... more...

  • Das Little Black Book der Schlagfertigkeitby ; Carolin demann

    Wiley 2013; US$ 8.95 US$ 7.76

    Lady Astor war eine britische Politikerin, die f?r ihre Wortgefechte mit Sir Winston Churchill bekannt war. Sie schleuderte eines Tages wutentbrannt dem damaligen Premierminister entgegen: "Sir Winston, wenn ich Ihre Frau w?re, w?rde ich Ihnen Gift in den Tee sch?tten." Winston Churchill antwortete daraufhin trocken: "Wenn ich Ihr Mann w?re, w?rde... more...

  • Love Gameby Elizabeth Wilson

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 13.33

    Tennis's gladiatorial beauty, its stylish duelling and fashionable court-wear make it a romantic's dream. Ever since young men and women first came together to play on vicarage lawns, this most Victorian of games has always had a peculiarly passionate undercurrent - love even makes it into the scoring system. And passion in other forms - the rivalry... more...

  • Japanese Celebrationsby Betty Reynolds

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    This multicultural children's book is full of Japanese holidays, culture, language and stories! The people of Japan love to celebrate. In fact, they love it so much they have a day of celebration, whether it's a change in season, a religious observance, or just a special moment in life, every month of the year. Brimming with ancient traditions,... more...

  • The Politics of the Bodyby Alison Phipps

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    Winner of the 2015 FWSA Book Prize The body is a site of impassioned, fraught and complex debate in the West today. In one political moment, left-wingers, academics and feminists have defended powerful men accused of sex crimes, positioned topless pictures in the tabloids as empowering, and opposed them for sexualizing breasts and undermining... more...

  • Dressing the Pastby Margarita Gleba; Cherine Munkholt; Marie-Louise Nosch

    Oxbow Books 2008; US$ 25.00

    Minoan ladies, Scythian warriors, Roman and Sarmatian merchants, prehistoric weavers, gold sheet figures, Vikings, Medieval saints and sinners, Renaissance noblemen, Danish peasants, dressmakers and Hollywood stars appear in the pages of this anthology. This is not necessarily how they dressed in the past, but how the authors of this book think they... more...

  • Prioritizing Death and Societyby Assaf Nativ

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Everyone Eatsby E. N. Anderson

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 25.00

    Everyone eats, but rarely do we ask why or investigate why we eat what we eat. Why do we love spices, sweets, coffee? How did rice become such a staple food throughout so much of eastern Asia? Everyone Eats examines the social and cultural reasons for our food choices and provides an explanation of the nutritional reasons for why humans eat, resulting... more...