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- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 16.95 US$ 13.56
In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh?s army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end.... more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96 US$ 15.97
This is an insightful, highly original ethnographic interpretation of the hunting life of the Yukaghirs, a little-known group of indigenous people in the Upper Kolyma region of northeastern Siberia. Basing his study on firsthand experience with Yukaghir hunters, Rane Willerslev focuses on the practical implications of living in a "hall-of-mirrors"... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96
Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancient mother tongue, and how did they manage to spread it around the globe? Until now their identity has remained a tantalizing mystery to linguists, archaeologists, and even Nazis seeking... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 17.99
Almost 200 million human beings, mostly civilians, have died in wars over the last century, and there is no end of slaughter in sight. The Most Dangerous Animal asks what it is about human nature that makes it possible for human beings to regularly slaughter their own kind. It tells the story of why all human beings have the potential to be hideously... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2013; US$ 37.50
Borrowing from a range of theories on spacemaking and material religion, and with contributions from anthropologists working in the United Kingdom, Mali, Brazil, Spain, and Italy, this fascinating and comprehensive study develops an anthropological perspective on modern religious architecture including mosques, churches, and synagogues. Religious... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 50.00 US$ 43.00
Teeming with creatures - both real and imagined - this study in cultural history illuminates the hidden web of connections between the Victorian fascination with fairies and their lore and the dominant preoccupations of Victorian culture at large. more...
Talking Drums: Reading and Writing with African American Stories, Spirituals, and Multimedia ResourcesABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 32.00
Through stories, spirituals, and recommended resource books, Finnen exposes students to the rich history and heritage of Africa and African Americans. Each chapter provides the teacher or librarian with beautifully told folktales that provide the basis for further exploration of the chapter's focus. This rich resource is ideal for language arts and... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00
Grimm Language addresses a number of issues in the Grimms? fairy tales from a (Germanic) linguist?s point of view. In sections dealing with the Grimms? use of regional dialect material, various grammatical constructions, and specific nouns and adjectives in their Children?s and Household Tales , the author argues that the Grimms were consciously... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 180.00
Dealing with the most translated work of German literature, the Tales of the brothers Grimm (1812-1815), this book discusses their history, notably in relation to Denmark and subsequently other nations from 1816 to 1986. The Danish intelligentsia responded enthusiastically to the tales and some were immediately translated into Danish by a nobleman... more...
- Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95
It is commonly acknowledged that anthropologists use personal experiences to inform their writing. However, it is often assumed that only fieldwork experiences are relevant and that the personal appears only in the form of self-reflexivity. This book takes a step beyond anthropology at home and auto-ethnography and shows how anthropologists can include... more...