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Customs relative to public and social life, Including town life, court life, festivals, holidays, ceremonies of royalty, etc.

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  • Christmas; Its Origin and Associationsby William Francis Dawson

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...

  • Party Across Americaby Michael Guerriero

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 12.95 US$ 10.62

    It's one awesome time after another as travelers crisscross the country in search of the next great experience. Whether they want to rock out in Tennessee at Bonnaroo or enjoy some "Rocky Mountain oysters" at Montana's Testicle Festival, this is the perfect companion for all travelers looking to have some good ol' American fun. Every entry is suitable... more...

  • Festivalsby Carolyn Hewitson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Festivals provides an insight into various events that children may, or may not, have in common. It will enhance your understanding of a range of cultural events, provides a range of activities that have meaning for children, and encourages knowledge and understnading of life in a multi-cultural environment. more...

  • Christmas in Americaby Peter Guttman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 24.99

    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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1994; US$ 35.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Japanese Celebrationsby Betty Reynolds

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    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 Polite Gentlemen's Guide to Proper Etiquetteby Cecil B Hartley

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    From advice on how to treat ladies to how to behave at a party this handy 19th-century guidebook will delight readers with it's entertaining nuggets of wisdom. Ever wondered what to do in polite society if you find an insect in your food? Or how a gentleman should ask a lady to dance? And what on earth is the etiquette for smoking cigars? First published... more...

  • We Are What We Celebrateby Amitai Etzioni; Jared Bloom

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 22.95

    How did Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday become a national holiday? Why do we exchange presents on Christmas and Chanukah? What do bunnies have to do with Easter? How did Earth Day become a global holiday? These questions and more are answered in this fascinating exploration into the history and meaning of holidays and rituals. Edited by Amitai Etzioni,... 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...