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- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95
Cities in the ancient world relied on private generosity to provide many basic amenities, as well as expecting leading citizens to pay for 'bread and circuses' - free food and public entertainment. This collection of essays by leading scholars from the UK and USA explores the important phenomenon of benefaction and public patronage in Roman Italy.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00
This book traces representations of "Gypsies" that have become prevalent in the European imagination and culture and influenced the perceptions of Roma in Eastern and Western European societies. more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 27.95 US$ 24.22
In addition to revisions and updates, the second edition of ? We Are Still Here? features new material, seeing this well-loved American History Series volume maintain its treatment of American Indians in the 20 th century while extending its coverage into the opening decades of the 21 st century. Provides student and general readers concise... more...
- LSU Press 2013; US$ 12.95
One of the first women's organizations to mask and perform during Mardi Gras, the Million Dollar Baby Dolls redefined the New Orleans carnival tradition. Tracing their origins from Storyville-era brothels and dance halls to their re-emergence in post-Katrina New Orleans, author Kim Marie Vaz uncovers the fascinating history of the "raddy-walking,... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 26.64
Diese Arbeit stellt eine leicht überarbeitete Version meiner Dissertation an der RWTH Aachen dar. Mein größter Dank gilt meiner Freundin Michaela, die mich immer uneingeschränkt unterstützt und ermutigt hat, an die Fertigstellung der Arbeit zu glauben. Sie hat einen g- ßeren Beitrag zu der Dissertation geleistet, als ihr wahrscheinlich bewusst ist.... more...
- Algonquin Books 2001; US$ 15.95
How did cranes come to symbolize matrimonial happiness? Why were magpies the only creatures that would not go inside Noah's Ark? Birds and bird imagery are integral parts of our language and culture. With her remarkable ability to dig up curious and captivating facts, Diana Wells hatches a treat for active birders and armchair enthusiasts alike.... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 16.95 US$ 15.42
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...