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The Book of the Order of Chivalry / Llibre de l'Ordre de Cavalleria / Libro de la Orden de CaballeríaJohn Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00
The Book of the Order of Chivalry was written in Catalan by Ramon Llull between 1274 and 1276 and is one of the author?s earliest works. After his death, it achieved a wide dissemination throughout Europe in part because it was considered the theoretical manual on knighthood par excellence . The book was written in Catalan for knights who might... more...
- University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 24.95
This book explores the changing food culture of the urban American South during the Jim Crow era by examining how race, ethnicity, class, and gender contributed to the development and maintenance of racial segregation in public eating places. Focusing primarily on the 1900s to the 1960s, Angela Jill Cooley identifies the cultural differences between... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 44.00
To read accounts of late medieval banquets is to enter a fantastical world where live lions guard nude statues, gilded stags burst into song, and musicians play from within pies. We can almost hear the clock sound from within a glass castle, taste the fire-breathing roast boar, and smell the rose water cascading in a miniature fountain. Such vivid... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.99
They say everyone today wants to be a celebrity. Certainly, we?re all happy to watch them. From reality television and talent shows to tabloid splashes and gossip magazines, the road to modern fame is littered with the hopeful, the misguided, and, occasionally, the downright cynical. It?s often a tale of rags to riches and then back to rags again.... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 49.95
Since the late 18th century, Asian immigrants to the United States have brought their influences to bear on American culture, yielding a rich, varied, and nuanced culinary landscape. The past 50 years have seen these contributions significantly amplified, with the rise of globalization considerably blurring the boundaries between East and West, giving... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 310.00
This unique book provides detailed studies of more than 300 occupations as they were practiced in 21 historical time periods, ranging from prehistory to the present day. Each profession is examined in a compelling essay that is specifically written to inform readers about career choices in different times and cultures, and is accompanied by a bibliography... more...
- Entrepreneur Press 2015; US$ 19.95
START YOUR OWN EVENT PLANNING BUSINESS AND CELEBRATE ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK! Weddings, graduations, birthday parties, anniversaries, and conferences—what do these all have in common? Everyone would rather hire someone else to plan and run them! That someone can be you. Take your passion for event planning to the next level with in-the-trenches... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99
On Sarah A. Chrisman?s twenty-ninth birthday, her husband, Gabriel, presented her with a corset. The material and the design were breathtakingly beautiful, but her mind immediately filled with unwelcome views. Although she had been in love with the Victorian era all her life, she had specifically asked her husband not to buy her a corset—ever. She?d... more...