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  • 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$ 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...

  • Kleine Kostümkundeby Gisela Krause; Gertrud Lenning

    Fachverlag Schiele & Schön 2013; US$ 36.90

    Die Mode der 90er Jahre zitiert zunehmend Stilmerkmale der Kleidung vergangener Epochen. So wird die Kenntnis von der Geschichte des Kostüms immer wichtiger für jeden, der sich beruflich der Mode, einem der Mode verwandten Handwerk oder der Bildenden Kunst widmen will. Die "Kleine Kostümkunde" will deshalb eine Einführung in Trachten und... 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$ 16.95

    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

    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 their ‘natural’ function. At... 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...

  • "Riten" beginnen bei "Essen und Trinken"by Michael Kinski

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 93.69

    Die Frage nach der ethischen Ausformung der Person und der Gestaltung des Gemeinwesens ist für den Konfuzianismus im Japan der Frühen Neuzeit von zentraler Bedeutung. Zu ihrer Beantwortung diente vielen Gelehrten der Zeit das Konzept der ?Riten? als Mittlerinstanz zwischen ethisch anspruchsvoller Lebensbewältigung und konventioneller Sittlichkeit.... more...

  • Art on Skinby Nancy Hajeski; Marcel Brousseau; Lisa Purcell; Jonathan Conklin; Troy Timpel

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 17.95

    A celebration of all things tattoo, this visually appealing wealth of tattoo knowledge will have you running for the nearest tattoo artist. The twenty-first century has seen a boom in tattooing, with millions of American?s—23 percent of them—boasting ink on their body. This popular pastime is not something to be taken lightly, as there are dozens... more...

  • The Everything Girls Ultimate Body Art Bookby Thaneeya McArdle

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 13.99

    Express yourself with sugar skulls, flowers, henna designs, and more! Art isn't just for hanging on walls--you can be your own canvas! Express your artistic side on your hands, fingers, arms, and legs with washable makeup or body art crayons! Inside, you'll find more than 50 of the best projects ever for creative, original temporary tattoos. Start... more...