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  • Funerals to Die Forby Kathy Benjamin

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 14.95 US$ 12.26

    True stories that put the, er, "fun" back into funerals! The hereafter may still be part of the great unknown, but with Funerals to Die For you can unearth the rich--and often, dark--history of funeral rites. From getting a portrait painted with a loved one's ashes to purchasing a safety coffin complete with bells and breathing tubes, this book... more...

  • Footbinding, Feminism and Freedomby Fan Hong

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95

    Through the medium of women's bodies, Fan Hong explores the significance of religious beliefs, cultural codes and political dogmas for gender relations, gender concepts and the human body in an Asian setting. more...

  • Food and Societyby Amy E. Guptill; Denise A. Copelton; Betsy Lucal

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    This timely and engaging text offers students a social perspective on food, food practices, and the modern food system. It engages readers’ curiosity by highlighting several paradoxes: how food is both mundane and sacred, reveals both distinction and conformity, and, in the contemporary global era, comes from everywhere but nowhere in particular.... more...

  • Days of National Festivity in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1823?1889by Hendrik Kraay

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 70.00

    Official and popular celebrations marked the Brazilian empire's days of national festivity, and these civic rituals were the occasion for often intense debate about the imperial regime. Hendrik Kraay explores the patterns of commemoration in the capital of Rio de Janeiro, the meanings of the principal institutions of the constitutional monarchy established... more...

  • Breakfastby Heather Arndt Anderson

    AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 43.99

    From corn flakes to pancakes , Breakfast: A History explores this ?most important meal of the day? as a social and gastronomic phenomenon. It explains how and why the meal emerged, what is eaten commonly in this meal across the globe, why certain foods are considered indispensable, and how it has been depicted in art and media. Heather Arndt... more...

  • Scottish Bodysnatchersby Geoff Holder

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>Graverobbing was a dark but profitable industry in pre-Victorian Scotland - criminals, gravediggers and middle-class medical students alike abstracted newly-buried corpses to send to the anatomy schools. Only after the trials of the infamous murderers Burke and Hare and the passing of the Anatomy Act of 1832 did the grisly trade... more...

  • A Gentleman's Guide to Beard & Moustache Managementby Chris Martin

    The History Press 2013; US$ 10.19

    Do you know how to trim your whiskers properly? With beards and moustaches more popular than ever, this delightful little book sets out to answer this pressing question. And if a trim is not required, then it will show you how to wax, polish and maintain your face furniture so that it is always in tip-top condition. Alongside these manly grooming tips... more...

  • Christmas in Americaby Peter Guttman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 24.99

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

  • The Tea Cyclopediaby Keith Souter

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    Tea drinking has become a way of life. To put it frankly, it is a love, an addiction, and some would even go as far to say a philosophy. Dr. Keith Souter examines the perpetual impact that this adored beverage has bestowed upon the world for centuries, from its mystical origins in the East, to its inevitable influence on the West.... more...

  • Puck Fairby Sean Moraghan

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    <div>Puck Fair, Ireland's oldest festival, was established by a royal patent in October 1613, granted to the Welsh planter, Jenkyn Conway, of Killorglin. It first became a famous, however, as a result of the parading and display of a male goat, which is awarded a crown and named as the King of the Town. 2013 sees the celebration of Puck... more...

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