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  • Christmas in Americaby Peter Guttman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 24.95

    Nothing reminds us of the good things in life?family, friendship, food, and good cheer?more than Christmas. With stunning images and illuminating text, award-winning photographer Peter Guttman offers a dazzling overview of the wintry landscapes, traditions, ceremonies, spectacles, and pastimes of the holiday season throughout the United States.... more...

  • Gold und Herrschaftby Matthias Hardt

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 91.00

    Eine genaue Untersuchung von Gestalt und Funktion frühmittelalterlicher Königsschätze stellte bislang ein Desiderat der Mittelalterforschung dar. Auf der Basis historischer, archäologischer und literarischer Quellen untersucht M. Hardt die Kontexte, in denen königliche Schätze überliefert sind. Zunächst unternimmt er den Versuch, eine Vorstellung vom... more...

  • The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffitiby Rafael Schacter

    NewSouth 2013; US$ 39.99

    Spontaneous, in-your-face and unauthorised, the work of street artists and graffiti writers demands our attention. Wildly creative and often subversive, street art shows that just because a work isn’t in a gallery doesn’t mean it’s not art. From Sao Paolo to Sydney, New York to Tokyo, these artists exhibit their work in the world’s... more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1994; US$ 29.99

    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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 41.99

    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

    Lady Astor war eine britische Politikerin, die für ihre Wortgefechte mit Sir Winston Churchill bekannt war. Sie schleuderte eines Tages wutentbrannt dem damaligen Premierminister entgegen: "Sir Winston, wenn ich Ihre Frau wäre, würde ich Ihnen Gift in den Tee schütten." Winston Churchill antwortete daraufhin trocken: "Wenn ich Ihr... more...

  • Understanding Roman Inscriptionsby Lawrence Keppie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    Lawrence Keppie's book offers the non-specialist a comprehensive and enjoyable guide to undestanding the texts of Roman inscriptions, as well as explaining the numerous different contexts in which they were produced. Every area of Roman life is covered, including: * the emperor * temples and altars to the gods * imperial administration * gravestones... more...

  • In Praise of Nepotismby Adam Bellow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    Nepotism is one of those social habits we all claim to deplore in America; it offends our sense of fair play and our pride in living in a meritocracy. But somehow nepotism prevails; we all want to help our own and a quick glance around reveals any number of successful families whose sons and daughters have gone on to accomplish objectively great things,... more...

  • Master of the Ceremoniesby Ric Birch

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 31.81

    A fascinating insider's tale of the highs and lows of creating truly unforgettable public spectaculars - a gossipy and fascinatingly entertaining memoir from an author consistently in the public eye. more...

  • Eating Right in the Renaissanceby Ken Albala

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 47.95

    Eating right has been an obsession for longer than we think. Renaissance Europe had its own flourishing tradition of dietary advice. Then, as now, an industry of experts churned out diet books for an eager and concerned public. Providing a cornucopia of information on food and an intriguing account of the differences between the nutritional logic of... more...