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  • The Joy of Family Traditionsby Jennifer Trainer Thompson

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2011; US$ 16.95

    When a special activity evolves into a tradition within a family, it creates meaning, connection, and community and makes common occasions more momentous and memorable. Establishing a sense of stability and shared history has never been more important to parents than it is today, as families become more fractured and scattered. THE JOY OF FAMILY TRADITIONS... more...

  • Rethinking Chivalry and Courtly Loveby Jennifer Wollock

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 60.00

    This book offers an overview of the origins, growth, and influence of chivalry and courtly love, casting new light on the importance of these medieval ideals for understanding world history and culture to the present day. more...

  • Quinceaneraby Ilan Stavans

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 61.00

    This volume compiled by Ilan Stavans examines the importance of ritual and celebration and the quinceañera celebration's growing social importance to in the Latino community, particularly in the United States. The essays explore the quinceañera and the coming-of-age ritual from various angles. Prior to 2007, the quinceañera received no formal... more...

  • Teaby Helen Saberi

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 15.95

    In Tea food historian Helen Saberi explores this rich and fascinating history. Saberi looks at the economic and social uses of tea, such as its use as a currency during the Tang dynasty; its role in American independence at the Boston Tea Party; afternoon tea drunk by the British in India; and the 1913 creation of a tea dance or The Dansant that combined... more...

  • Palermo Sicily & Its Surroundingsby Joanne Lane

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    This is a guide to all aspects of Palermo and its surroundings: where to stay and eat, what to see and do, how to get around. The island of Sicily is like another world compared to the rest of Italy - only three km away over the Messina Straits. And in fact the people proclaim themselves Sicilians first, with distinct differences in language, culture,... more...

  • San Juan Puerto Rico & Its Environsby Kurt Pitzer

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    San Juan is the oldest city in US territory, and the second-oldest in the Americas, and stakes its claim as the cultural and economic hub of the Caribbean. With high-end designer and jewelry shops, more than 30 limousine services in the phone book and more banks than you would want to count, it displays all the trappings of the wealthiest large city... more...

  • Passages Handfastingby Rev.Dr. Kendra Vaughan Hovey

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 10.95

    The day you exchange vows with the person you love is one of the most important days of your life. What better way to celebrate your commitment to one another than with handfasting-the blessed marriage rite in which the hands of you and your beloved are wrapped in ribbon as you "tie the knot." This symbolic binding together of your two loving souls... more...

  • Chaussuresby Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00

    Qu?y-a-t-il de plus banal qu?une paire de chaussures ? Pourtant, aujourd?hui encore, la moitié de l?humanité n?en connaît pas l?usage. Dans un monde où la chaussure est devenue un objet de consommation, comment oublier que nos arrière-grands-parents l?utilisaient pour les cérémonies et autres occasions exceptionnelles. L?industrie a accompli son devoir... more...

  • Schuheby Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00

    Die Mega Square Ausgabe Schuhe präsentiert die Geschichte dieses Kleidungsstückes und erhebt es zu einem Kunstwerk. Der Autor ist ein führender Experte in diesem Gebiet und Kurator des französischen Schuh-Museums, welches mit 12 000 Exemplaren die größte Schuhsammlung der Welt besitzt. Dieses Buch ist das perfekte Geschenk für jede Schuh-Liebhaberin... more...

  • Hofkritik im Licht humanistischer Lebens- und Bildungsidealeby Klaus Schreiner; Ernst Wenzel

    BRILL 2011; US$ 144.00

    A key tenet in the criticism of medieval and early modern courts is: ?Let him who desires to be righteous retire from the court? (Exeat Aula, qui vult esse pius). How Enea Silvio Piccolimini and Ulrich von Hutten perceived, criticized and justified courtly life, is the subject of this book. more...