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  • A Companion to Food in the Ancient Worldby John Wilkins; Robin Nadeau

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.50 US$ 42.90

    A Companion to Food in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of the cultural aspects relating to the production, preparation, and consumption of food and drink in antiquity. ? Provides an up-to-date overview of the study of food in the ancient world ? Addresses all aspects of food production, distribution, preparation, and consumption... more...

  • The Book of the Order of Chivalry / Llibre de l'Ordre de Cavalleria / Libro de la Orden de Caballeríaby Ramon Llull; Antonio Cortijo Ocaña

    John 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...

  • Drinkingby Igor de Garine

    Berghahn Books 2001; US$ 34.95

    Over the last decades quite a few studies have been devoted to drinking. Most of these were concerned with alcohol and written by social anthropologists. This book presents multidisciplinary aspects of the ingestion of liquids at large, addressing many of the overt and covert meanings of drinking: from satisfying biological needs to communicating... more...

  • Colonial Foodby Verna Fisher; Andrew Christensen

    Nomad Press 2010; US$ 5.99

    Taking young readers on a journey back in time, this dynamic series showcases various aspects of colonial life, from people and clothing to homes and food. Each book contains creative illustrations, interesting facts, highlighted vocabulary words, end-of-book challenges, and sidebars that help children understand the differences between modern and... more...

  • Colonial Foodby Verna Fisher; Andrew Christensen

    Nomad Press 2010; US$ 5.99

    Taking young readers on a journey back in time, this dynamic series showcases various aspects of colonial life, from people and clothing to homes and food. Each book contains creative illustrations, interesting facts, highlighted vocabulary words, end-of-book challenges, and sidebars that help children understand the differences between modern and... more...

  • Stays and Body Image in Londonby Lynn Sorge-English

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This book fills a significant gap in the literature on eighteenth-century social and cultural history. Starting with their production and trade, Sorge-English looks at the intricacies of the staymaker?s craft, the role of gender in the design and manufacture of stays and the changing shape of stays over time. more...

  • Aromaby Constance Classen; David Howes; Anthony Synnott

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 69.95

    Smell is a social phenomenon, given particular meanings and values by different cultures. Odours form the building blocks of cosmologies, class hierarchies, and political odours. They can enforce social structures or transgress them, unite people or divide them, empower or disempower. The authors argue that the sociology of smell is repressed in ... more...

  • Sati, the Blessing and the Curseby John Stratton Hawley

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 45.00 US$ 38.70

    This is a collection of essays on the phenomenon of sati (or suttee), the burning of wives in India. The contributors, who include both American and Indian scholars, address basic questions about this controversial phenomenon and the moral issues it involves. more...

  • Special Eventsby Joe Goldblatt

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2007; US$ 46.50 US$ 40.30

    From the foremost authority, the definitive guide to your career as an event leader! Today's special events have their roots in the universal, ancient human need to celebrate with ceremony and ritual. Twenty-first-century event leaders acknowledge these roots while moving the event management profession toward the new possibilities presented by our... more...

  • Masking and Powerby Gerard Aching

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 55.50

    Focusing on masking as a socially significant practice in Caribbean cultures, Gerard Aching?s analysis articulates masking, mimicry, and misrecognition as a means of describing and interrogating strategies of visibility and invisibility in Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique, and beyond. more...