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- Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 22.95
From A is for Aardvark??We?re not allowed to tell you anything about Winston cigarettes, so here?s a stuffed aardvark??to Z is for Zippo, the iconic American lighter, The Cigarette Book is the ultimate souvenir and celebration of the dying art of smoking. Encyclopedic in both layout and range, this is an ideal consolation gift for those who have... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 24.95
In the summer of 1969, Charlie Wilkins was a young man in search of a job. Turned down by a dozen potential employers?including Shubang Used Tire and Dick?s Nifty Car Wash?Wilkins landed an unlikely job at a vast corporate cemetery as a ?bone waxer,? handling ?bird-houses? (urns), and earning an invaluable education about life as a caregiver in... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95
Wouldn?t it be great to understand all our Christmas traditions? Here, Jonathan Green offers the fascinating history behind our most beloved holiday traditions. For example, myrrh is incense made from the resin of a North African bush and was a special gift during biblical times. To the Romans, mistletoe was a symbol of fertility, so today we are... more...
- 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...
- 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 History Press 2013; US$ 4.36
Taking you through the year day by day, the Derby Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, shocking, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the city. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults... more...
- 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 isnt in a gallery doesnt mean its not art. From Sao Paolo to Sydney, New York to Tokyo, these artists exhibit their work in the worlds... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1994; US$ 32.99
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...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 45.99
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...