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  • Bestattung ? Anregungen für eine innovative Praxisby Lutz Friedrichs

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 11.37

    Die Bestattungskultur hat sich unverkennbar pluralisiert. Der Friedhof verliert seine Monopolstellung. In ungewisser Zeit sind Menschen auf der Suche nach Sinn und Trost. Sie suchen nach neuen Orten der Bestattung und persönlichen Formen der Trauerfeier. Auch in kirchlichen Trauerfeiern soll das »Lieblingslied« der Verstorbenen erklingen. Der aktiven... more...

  • Die Welt der Mumienby Albert Zink

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2013; US$ 104.03

    Mumien sind nicht nur ein Phänomen des alten Ägypten, auch im Hochgebirge und den Wüstenregionen Südamerikas, im eisigen Grönland, in Kirchen und Grüften Europas, in nordeuropäischen Moorgebieten und in Asien wurden mumifiziere Leichname entdeckt. Die ältesten Mumien sind rund 9000 Jahre alt, zu den jüngsten gehören etwa Lenin oder Evita Peron. Der... more...

  • Die Weihrauchstraßeby Joachim Willeitner

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 65.01

    Die Weihrauchstraße war in der Antike eine der wichtigsten Handelsrouten der Welt. Über 3000 km wurden auf ihr das wertvolle Baumharz und daneben auch Gewürze und Edelsteine quer über die Arabische Halbinsel transportiert ? eine logistische Meisterleistung, die ohne Karawanen nicht möglich gewesen wäre. Im 1. Jahrhundert v. Chr. verlagerte sich der... more...

  • Masqueradeby Deborah Bell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    In its conventional meaning, masquerade refers to a festive gathering of people wearing masks and elegant costumes. But traditional forms of masquerade have evolved over the past century to include the representation of alternate identities in the media and venues of popular culture, including television, film, the internet, theater, museums, sports... more...

  • Textiles for Cold Weather Apparelby J T Williams

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 275.00

    Cold weather can be a potential hazard to human health, adversely affecting physiological functions, work performance and wellbeing. Designing suitable apparel for cold environments is therefore a complex task. Textiles for cold weather apparel reviews the principles, materials and requirements of cold weather apparel and will stimulate ideas for future... more...

  • Costumeby Pravina Shukla

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    What does it mean to people around the world to put on costumes to celebrate their heritage, reenact historic events, assume a role on stage, or participate in Halloween or Carnival? Self-consciously set apart from everyday dress, costume marks the divide between ordinary and extraordinary settings and enables the wearer to project a different self... more...

  • Sex and Unisexby Jo B. Paoletti

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Notorious as much for its fashion as for its music, the 1960s and 1970s produced provocative fashion trends that reflected the rising wave of gender politics and the sexual revolution. In an era when gender stereotypes were questioned and dismantled, and when the feminist and gay rights movements were gaining momentum and a voice, the fashion industry... more...

  • Furnishing the Eighteenth Centuryby Dena Goodman; Kathryn Norberg

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 60.00

    Furnishing the Eighteenth Century provides an illuminating, interdisciplinary look into European and American furniture during the century that connoisseurs and collectors consider its golden age. Lavishly illustrated, this eclectic and lively collection of essays by historians, art historians, and literary scholars examines the many ways furniture... more...

  • So, How Long Have You Been Native?by Alexis C. Bunten

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 26.95

    So, How Long Have You Been Native? is Alexis C. Bunten?s firsthand account of what it is like to work in the Alaska cultural tourism industry. An Alaska Native and anthropologist, she spent two seasons working for a tribally owned tourism business that markets the Tlingit culture in Sitka. Bunten?s narrative takes readers through the summer tour... more...

  • Chase's Calendar of Events 2005by Editors of Chase's

    McGraw-Hill 2004; US$ 64.95

    Founded in 1957, and with more than 12,000 entries, Chase's Calendar of Events has become the most comprehensive and authoritative reference available on special events, holidays, federal and state observances, religious celebrations, historic anniversaries, celebrity birthdays and more. Customers can purchase Chase's Calendar of Events 2005 (but in... more...