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Customs & Traditions

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  • Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume Iby George Catlin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    Volume 1 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians includes fascinating information on ceremonies, rituals, the hunt, warfare, and much more. Total in set: 312 plates. more...

  • Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume IIby George Catlin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Volume 2 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians; ceremonies, hunt, warfare, etc. Total in set: 312 plates. more...

  • Maori Tattooingby H. G. Robley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    This classic of ethnography describes Maori tattooing (moko), which communicates the bearer's genealogy, tribal affiliation, and spirituality. This definitive study relates how moko first became known to Europeans and discusses the distinctions between men and women's moko, patterns and designs, and moko in legend and song. Features 180 black-and-white... more...

  • Mardi Gras, Gumbo, and Zydecoby Marcia Gaudet; James C. McDonald

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 22.00

    Ethnic Studies -- Southern Studies--> The detectable identity of southern Louisiana's one-of-a-kind culture has been expressed in numerous descriptive phrases--"south of the South," "the northern tip of the Caribbean," "this folklore land." A strange, piquant, and savory mixture, it also has been likened to one of the region's signature dishes, gumbo.... more...

  • Marriage Customs of the World: An Encyclopedia of Dating Customs and Wedding Traditions, 2nd Edition [2 volumes]by George Monger

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 189.00

    This second edition of Marriage Customs of the World examines historical context, social significance, and current trends and controversies of matrimony in the Western world as well as other cultures. Apart from detailing the ceremonies from specific countries, the book identifies specific elements of the wedding event and discusses them in a comparative... more...

  • Mauritius Society & Culture Complete Reportby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 28.50

    Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for Mauritius will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in Mauritius, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...

  • The Mississippi Cookbookby Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 25.00

    The Mississippi Cookbook was prepared in an attempt to collect, make available, and thus preserve the favorite recipes of fine cooks throughout Mississippi. Over 7,000 recipes were collected from all areas of the state. From this total, the home economists of the state Cooperative Extension Service had the painfully difficult task of screening the... more...

  • My Health, My Faith, My Cultureby Sue Timmins

    M&K Update Ltd 2012; US$ 9.58

    Every patient, whatever their cultural background and religious affiliation, is entitled to receive healthcare that is sensitive, appropriate and person- centred. In the UK today, there are people from many different minority groups. There are also members of the host population who follow religions other than Christianity, either from birth or personal... more...

  • My Mother's Wedding Dressby Justine Picardie

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 8.45

    In this absolutely unique treasure trove of fashion, family memoir and literature, Justine Picardie tells a sequence of stories that reveal the fabric of the past, and how a family has fashioned itself through the clothes that they have worn: from her mother?s black wedding dress to her first party frock, a translucent winged fairy outfit that provided... more...

  • The Old Dog and Duckby Albert Jack

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 12.78

    This is a book for everyone who has ever wondered why pubs should be called The Cross Keys , The Dew Drop Inn or The Hope and Anchor . You'll be glad to know that there are very good - strange and memorable - reasons behind them all. After much research about (and in) pubs, Albert Jack brings together the stories behind pub names to reveal how... more...