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  • The Ritual Lament in Greek Traditionby Margaret Alexiou; Dimitrios Yatromanolakis; Panagiotis Roilos

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 41.99

    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...

  • The King of Drinksby Dmitri van den Bersselaar

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    Using a focus on the trajectory of commoditisation of gin in West Africa, this book investigates how imported goods acquire specific local meanings. It shows that local consumers, not foreign advertisers, produced the importance of schnapps gin for Africa. 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...

  • Veranstaltungsmanagementby Andreas Wien; Rudolf Renner

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 21.78

    Hauptbeschreibung Egal ob Kunstausstellung, klassisches Konzert, Opernaufführung, Popkonzert oder Werbeveranstaltung - Kulturveranstaltungen und Events haben heutzutage einen hohen Stellenwert. Dieses Buch ist ein Leitfaden zur Vorbereitung und Durchführung kultureller Veranstaltungen. Die Idee entstand aus einer langjährigen Lehrtätigkeit auf dem... more...

  • Rituale. Formen ? Funktionen ? Geschichteby Burckhard Dücker

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2007; US$ 53.95

    Rituale sind ständige Begleiter: Im Alltag, in der Politik und in der Religion - zu allen Zeiten und in allen Kulturen. Als inszenierte Form symbolischen Handelns sind Rituale ein zentraler Gegenstand der kulturwissenschaftlichen Analyse. Was macht aus einer Handlung oder einem Ereignis ein Ritual? Welche Typen von Ritualen gibt es? Der Band führt... more...

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

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 106.93

    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...

  • 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...

  • Marriage Customs of the Worldby George P. Monger

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00

    An encyclopedia of marriage rites, traditions, and beliefs from around the world, ranging from ancient practices to contemporary ceremonies. Weddings are filled with traditions that everyone accepts as meaningful and necessary. But when and how did all those necessary things originate? more...

  • Furnishing the Eighteenth Centuryby Dena Goodman

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 60.00

    Furnishing the 18th Century is a collection of original essays that delves into the history of furniture, examining every day items such as tea tables, jewelry boxes, dressers and sofas to uncover the social practices of the 18th century, including tea drinking, gambling, prostitution, conversation, and letter writing, both in Europe and in the colonies.... more...

  • Castles & Dungeonsby Jason Page

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 11.95

    Did you know that an English castle was successfully defended by just 13 brave warriors? Or that a record-breaking 72 castles were built in one tiny Italian town? Journey into the incredible world of splendid csatles, bloodthirsty battles, and painful punishments. Colorful photographs, astounding statistics, and challenging quizzes highlight these... more...