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RUN TO THE SUN: PAMPLONA S FIESTA DE SAN FERMIN
MASTERARTS PRESS LLC, 2002

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A large format photographic book by award winning photojournalist Jim Hollander documenting the entire famed fiesta. The 315-page book contains over 260 photographs in color and a 30-page section of black and white photographs, taken over a twenty-five year period. There are More... comprehensive photographic essays on the running of the bulls shot on every section of the run, and a large essay on bullfighting. It also details the music, dancing and partying that has made Pamplona the premier fiesta in the world for adventure mixed with good times. Contributing texts are provided by Magnum photographer Inge Morath, American bull runner Joe Distler, bullfighter Francisco Rivera Ordonez, bull running expert Javier Solano, novelist David Pierce and writer Dennis Cole. ... Leer resumen completo

65.00€

65.00€

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TRENCH ART: MATERIALITIES AND MEMORIES OF WAR
BERG PUBLISHERS, 2003

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Trench art is the evocative name given to a dazzling array of objects made from the waste of industrialized war. Each object, whether an engraved shell case, cigarette lighter or a pen made from shrapnel, tells a unique and moving story about its maker. For the first time, this book explores in-depth the history and cultura l importance behind these ambiguous art forms. Not only do they symbolize human responses to the atrocities of war, but they also act as mediators between soldiers and civilians, individuals and industrial society, and, most importantly, between the living and the dead. Trench art resonates most obviously with the terror of endless bombardment, night raids, gas attacks and the bestial nature of trench life. It grew in popularity between 1919 and 1939 when the bereaved embarked on battlefield pilgrimages and returned with objects intended to keep alive the memory of loved ones. The term trench art is, however, misleading, as it does not simply refer to materials found in the trenches. It describes a diverse range of objects that have in some way emerged from the experience of war all over the world. Many distinctive objects, for example, were made during conflicts in Bosnia, Vietnam, Northern Ireland and Korea. Surprisingly, trench art predates World War I and it can be made in a number of earlier wars such as the Crimean War, the American Civil War, and the Boer War. Saunders looks at the broader issues of what is meant by trench art, what it was before the trenches and how it fits in with other art movements, as well as the specific materials used in making it. He suggests that it can be seen as a bridge between the nineteenth century certainties and the fragmented industrialized values and ideals of the modern world. This long overdue study offers an original and informative look at one of the most arresting forms of art. Spanning from 1800 to the present day, its analysis of art, human experience, and warfare will pave the way for new research and will be of great interest to cultural and military historians, anthropologists, art historians and collectors. ... Leer resumen completo

31.26€

31.26€

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GAUCHOS
VV.AA.
H.F. ULLMANN, 2001

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Aldo Sessa took four years to bring this hugely impressive photographic, artistic and documentary book to reality. During this time, he visited every province, travelled 40,000 kilometres and took 50,000 photographs. The Gaucho so captivated Sessa that he can now be considered an expert on authentic Gaucho culture. His phot ographs show that Argentina is a marvellous country and the Gaucho an exceptional person. We will consider ourselves well compensated if, through this record, our fellow citizens discover that the Gaucho exists, in flesh and blood, and performs as the Argentine archetype. People from other lands will have a document through which they can witness the existence of these special people; "The Gauchos". ... Leer resumen completo

36.03€

36.03€

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HISTORICAL ATLAS OF THE CELTIC WORLD
MERCURY BOOKS LONDON, 2003

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Traces the history of Celtic civilization, covering its origins, peoples, art, beliefs, conquests, and mythology.

29.95€

29.95€

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COSTUMING MADE EASY: HOW TO MAKE THEATRICAL COSTUMES FROM CAST-OF F CLOTHING
MERIWHETHER PUBLISHING, 2003

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Enter the fascinating world of conversion costuming! Make your own theatrical costumes for less than a day's rental price and make them your way without any conventional sewing using patterns. Included in this book are more than 110 ingenious costume designs with photos and diagrams. Great costumes for standard theatrical c haracters like: Princess, Prince, Clown, Devil, Witch, Medieval Lady, Elves, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Pinocchio and many more. Also, costumes for the leading characters in popular shows: Camelot, Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, King and I, Pirates of Penzance and more. These conversion ideas will save you time, money and deadline disasters and give you precisely the costume you want. Section headings: Materials, Theatrical Costumes, Christmas Costumes, Storybook Costumes, Quick and Easy Costumes, Appendix. ... Leer resumen completo

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33.23€

33.23€

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A TRAVELLER'S HISTORY OF FRANCE (7TH ED)
CASSELL PLC, 2002

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The Traveller's History series is designed for the traveller who feels they need more historical background information on the country in which they are staying than can be found in an ordinary guidebook. For those who want to look deeper and discover more about the roots of France, its history and culture, in an enjoyable read, this is the book to choose. Designed for easy reference it is the key to unlocking the secrets of France. If you want to find about the mysterious Merovingian kings or the results of the last election; if you want to know when Chartres cathedral was built or how Napoleon rose to power or when and where Princess Diana died - you'll find it all in A Traveller's History of France. 'Undoubtedly the best way to prepare for a trip to France is to bone up on some history. The Traveller's History of France by Robert Cole is concise and gives the essential facts in a very readable form.' The Independent 'This little book is a very good idea indeed, a running commentary on the complexities, triumphs and tragedies of French history from the Lascaux Caves to the Pompidou centre. A must for tourists who want to know what happened where.' The Birmingham Post 'A brilliant idea from Gloucestershire publishers Windrush: a series of books which give a potted history of European countries. Ostensibly aimed at holidaymakers, the first on France, is an excellent introduction for anyone who wants an idiot's guide to a history that has so often intertwined with our own.' ... Leer resumen completo

16.80€

16.80€

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A TRAVELLER'S HISTORY OF SCOTLAND (4TH ED)
CASSELL PLC, 2002

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This book is part of a series for those who want a comprehensive view of a nation's past history from earliest times up to the present day. This book begins with Scotland's first people and their culture. Before the Vikings in 900 it was a land of romantic kingdoms and saints, gradually overtaken by more pragmatic struggles for power. Centuries of strife led up to the turbulent years of Mary Queen of Scots, the Calvinist legacy of Knox and the bitterness of final defeat. The dreams of the Jacobites are contrasted with the cruel reality of the end of the Stewarts and the Act of Union with England. Scotland now saw an age of industry and despoliation. The result was much emigration and an obsession with the nation's past which glorified the legends of the Highlander and the Clans. In this century, a loss of identity and a drift to the south has been followed by a new surge of national pride with higher aspirations for the future. This book explains the roots of Scottish history and aims to be a useful companion for visitors. ... Leer resumen completo

16.80€

16.80€

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A TRAVELLER'S HISTORY OF LONDON (4TH ED)
CASSELL PLC, 2002

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'Dip into Richard Tames's literary, lyrical "A Traveller's History of London"' - "The Sunday Telegraph". 'This volume is not so much a guide as a supremely civilised companion', - "Easters Daily Press". "A Traveller's History of London" aims to bring London's past alive to the resident, traveller and student, to reveal the city's hidden treasures and forgotten places and guide the reader to the sights and sites that can still be seen and enjoyed. ... Leer resumen completo

16.80€

16.80€

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WITCHES WEREWOLVES AND FAIRIES: SHAPESHIFTERS AND ASTRAL DOUBLES IN THE MIDDLE AGE
INNER TRADITIONS INTERNATIONAL, 2003

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Reveals the true nature of medieval belief in the Double of the Soul • Demonstrates the survival of a pagan belief that each individual owns three souls, including a double that can journey outside the physical body • Explains the nature of death and the Other World hidden beneath the monsters and superstitions in stories from the Middle Ages Monsters, werewolves, witches, and fairies remain a strong presence in our stories and dreams. But as Claude Lecouteux shows, their roots go far deeper than their appearance in medieval folklore; they are survivors of a much older belief system that predates Christianity and was widespread over Western Europe. Through his extensive analysis of Germano-Scandinavian legends, as well as those from other areas of Europe, Lecouteux has uncovered an almost forgotten religious concept: that every individual owns three souls and that one of these souls, the Double, can--in animal or human form--leave the physical body while in sleep or a trance, journey where it chooses, then reenter its physical body. While there were many who experienced this phenomenon involuntarily, there were others--those who attracted the unwelcome persecution of the Church--who were able to provoke it at will: witches. In a thorough excavation of the medieval soul, Claude Lecouteux reveals the origin and significance of this belief in the Double, and follows its transforming features through the ages. He shows that far from being fantasy or vague superstition, fairies, witches, and werewolves all testify to a consistent ancient vision of our world and the world beyond. ... Leer resumen completo

27.65€

27.65€

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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE
DOVER, 2003

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This survey begins with the prehistoric period, then discusses the major currents of Chinese history, philosophy, culture and politics -- from the reigns of such dynastic rulers as the Shang to the era of Mongol conquests and the Manchu dynasties, culminating with the birth of the Chinese Republic in 1912. 17 maps, 24 illus trations. ... Leer resumen completo

15.60€

15.60€

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THE PALAEOLITHIC SOCIETIES OF EUROPE: THE PALAEOLITHIC SETTLEMENT OF EUROPE (2ND ED.)
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1999

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Palaeolithic societies have been a neglected topic in the discussion of human origins. In this book, which succeeds and replaces The Palaeolithic Settlement of Europe, published by Cambridge University Press in 1986, Clive Gamble challenges the established view that the social life of Europeans over the 500,000 years of the European Palaeolithic must remain a mystery. In the past forty years archaeologists have recovered a wealth of information from sites throughout the continent. Professor Gamble now introduces a new approach to this material. He examines the archaeological evidence from stone tools, hunting and campsites for information on the scale of social interaction, and the forms of social life. Taking a pan-European view of the archaeological evidence, he reconstructs ancient human societies, and introduces new perspectives on the unique social experience of human beings. ... Leer resumen completo

50.59€

50.59€

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DRESSED TO RULE: ROYAL AND COURT, COSTUME FROM LOUIS XIV TO ELIZA BETH II
YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2005

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Throughout history rulers have used clothes as a form of legitimization and propaganda. While palaces, pictures, and jewels might reflect the choice of a monarch's predecessors or advisers, clothes reflected the preferences of the monarch himself. Being both personal and visible, the right costume at the right time could tr ansform and define a monarch's reputation. Many royal leaders have known this, from Louis XIV to Catherine the Great and from Napoleon I to Princess Diana. This intriguing book explores how rulers have sought to control their image through their appearance. Mansel shows how individual styles of dress throw light on the personalities of particular monarchs, on their court system, and on their ambitions. The book looks also at the economics of the costume industry, at patronage, at the etiquette involved in mourning dress, and at the act of dressing itself. Fascinating glimpses into the lives of European monarchs and contemporary potentates reveal the intimate connection between power and the way it is packaged. ... Leer resumen completo

38.95€

38.95€

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THE ROUGH GUIDE ANDALUCIA MAP
VV.AA.
ROUGH GUIDES, 2003

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"The Rough Guide Map Andalucia" combines clear modern mapping with bang-up-to-date research and is the essential companion to anyone travelling around this stunning region. "The Rough Guide Map" provides invaluable information to help you find your way. It is printed on waterproof and rip-proof Polyart[trademark] paper and includes details on everything from road numbers and airports to train stations and main points of interest. ... Leer resumen completo

9.10€

9.10€

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ANCIENT PUEBLO SOUTHWEST
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2003

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Ancient Puebloan Southwest traces the evolution of Puebloan society in the American Southwest from the emergence of the Chaco and Mimbres traditions in the AD 1000s through the early decades of contact with the Spanish in the sixteenth century. The book focuses on the social and political changes that shaped Puebloan people over the centuries, emphasizing how factors internal to society impacted on cultural evolution, even in the face of the challenging environment that characterizes the American Southwest. The underlying argument is that while the physical environment both provides opportunities and sets limitations to social and political change, even more important evolutionary forces are the tensions between co-operation and competition for status and leadership. Although relying primarily on archaeological data, the book also includes oral histories, historical accounts, and ethnographic records as it introduces readers to the deep history of the Puebloan Southwest. ... Leer resumen completo

36.58€

36.58€

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TRIBES OF THE IROQUOIS CONFEDERACY
OSPREY PUBLISHING, 2003

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The Five (later Six) Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy were central to the story of the white colonization of the American Northeast. The European fur trade transformed their world, and the struggles between English and French colonists forced the tribes to take sides. Sir William Johnson's efforts in the Mohawk Valley en sured that the Iroquois Nations were allies of the British crown; and the loyalty of his kinsman Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea) during the American Revolution forced the Mohawks into Canadian exile. This richly illustrated book introduces Iroquois history, social organization, religion and material culture. ... Leer resumen completo

17.76€

17.76€

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NEW TENDENCIES IN MEXICAN ART: THE 1990 S
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 2003

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The decade of the 1990s was one of the most turbulent periods in recent Mexican history marked by political assassinations, the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, the signing of NAFTA, a catastrophic economic crisis, and the defeat of the PRI after seventy years of one-party rule. How did art respond to these events? To answer this question, Gallo examines some of the most radical artistic experiments produced in this period, from Daniela Rossell's photographs of Mexican millionaires to Teresa Margolles's manipulations of human remains, from Santiago Sierra's controversial work with human subjects to Vicente Razo's creation of a Salinas museum. ... Leer resumen completo

28.41€

28.41€

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AMERICAN CULTURAL STUDIES: AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN CULTURE
NEIL CAMPBELL y ALASDAIR KEAN
ROUTLEDGE, 2002

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 Neil Campbell, Alasdair Kean, Alasdair KeanThis much-needed update of American Cultural Studies has been updated throughout to take into account the developments of the last seven years and provides an introduction to the central themes in modern American culture and explores how these themes can be interpreted. Chapt ers in the book discuss the various aspects of American cultural life such as religion, gender and sexuality, and regionalism, and updates and revisions include: * topics will be given more historical context to help students who are new to the subject * boxed-case studies * a glossary that will help students who are new to the subject as key terms will be defined * further-reading lists will be update * a heavily revised first chapter, rewritten to bring in a historical perspective * more thorough discussion on globalization and Americanization As its previous edition did before, American Cultural Studies, second edition will become a staple text on the reading lists of American studies students. ... Leer resumen completo

33.22€

33.22€

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AMERICAN INDIAN MYTHS AND LEGENDS (THE PANTEON FAIRY TALE AND FOL KLORE LIBRARY)
VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL. RANDOM HOUSE, 1988

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Gathering 160 tales from 80 tribal groups to offer a rich and lively panarama of the Native American mythic heritage. 100 drawings.

21.30€

21.30€

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THE AMERICAN WAYS: AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN CULTURE (3RD REVIS ED EDITION)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 26/04/2013
PRENTICE-HALL INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 2004

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American Ways: An Introduction to American Culture, Third Edition, by Maryanne Kearny Datesman, JoAnn Crandall, and Edward N. Kearny, focuses on the traditional values that have attracted people to the United States for well over 200 years and traces the effects of these values on American life. Chapter themes include diver sity, the family, education, government and politics, religion, business, and recreation. Cross-cultural activities --- from discussion topics to writing projects --- encourage high-intermediate to advanced students to compare their own values with those discussed in the readings. New to the Third Edition: *Expanded pre-reading exercises preview the chapter content and Academic Word List vocabulary. *Improve Your Reading Skills helps students become independent readers. *Build Your Vocabulary features collocations and exercises that expand on the Academic Word List. *New Internet activities offer opportunities for further research and study. ... Leer resumen completo

32.02€

32.02€

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INTERDEPENDENCIES OF SOCIAL CATEGORISATIONS
Fecha Lanzamiento: 12/04/2013
IBEROAMERICANA, 2013

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This volume aims to understand and reconstruct perceptions of identifications and differentiations: processes of symbolic groupings, their impacts on in- and exclusions, and their concomitant consequences regarding social inequalities.

24.80€

24.80€

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BUILDING EUROPE: THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION
ROUTLEDGE, 2000

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In this revealing study, Cris Shore scrutinizes the process of European integration using the techniques of anthropology, and drawing on thought from across the social sciences. This critical anthropology of European integration is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the culture and politics of the EU.

37.13€

37.13€

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THE OMNIVORE S DILEMMA: A NATURAL HISTORY OF FOUR MEALS
Fecha Lanzamiento: 12/04/2007
PENGUIN, 2007

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A New York Times bestseller that has changed the way readers view the ecology of eating, this revolutionary book by award winner Michael Pollan asks the seemingly simple question: What should we have for dinner? Tracing from source to table each of the food chains that sustain us—whether industrial or organic, alterna tive or processed—he develops a portrait of the American way of eating. The result is a sweeping, surprising exploration of the hungers that have shaped our evolution, and of the profound implications our food choices have for the health of our species and the future of our planet. ... Leer resumen completo

15.00€

15.00€

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SHAMAN THROUG TIME: 500 YEARS ON THE PATH TO KNOWLEDGE
THAMES AND HUDSON LTD, 2004

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Traces Western civilizations to understand the ancient knowledge of shamans around the world, from Asia and Australia to Africa and the Americas.

18.65€

18.65€

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LIFE IN FIVE SECONDS
VV.AA.
QUERCUS, 2012

11.50€

11.50€

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THE FALLAS OF VALENCIA
VV.AA.
AJUNTAMENT DE VALENCIA, 2007

50.00€

50.00€

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AYUNTAMIENTO DE CARMONA. AREA CULTURA Y DEPORTES
AYUNTAMIENTO DE CARMONA. AREA DE CULTURA Y DEPORTES, 2001

36.06€

36.06€

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ENVIRONMENTAL IN FORMATION SYSTEM OF VITORIA-GASTEIZ (CD-ROM)
VV.AA.
AYUNTAMIENTO DE VITORIA-GASTEIZ, 1999

3.00€

3.00€

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16.80€

16.80€

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10.00€

10.00€

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