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Como and Italian Lake-Land

by T. W. M. Lund

<p>I next saw that what was true of Como was true also of the splendid interests which lie within easy reach of it, and would naturally be embraced in the plan of a visit to its shores. Bergamo, Saronno, Milan, La Certosa, Chiaravalle.</p> ...

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Concerning Some Scotch Surnames

by Cosmo Innes

<p>My Dear Lord Advocate,</p> <p>This trifle was written at your desire, and you did me the honour to read it to an assembly of Scotch Notables at &quot;Ulbster Hall,&quot; when I was myself unable to attend.</p> <p>Having thus stood godfather

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Conversations in a Country Store: Reminiscing on Maryland's Eastern Shore

by Hal Roth

<p>This is a book of regional history, humor, and folklore, full of the picturesque color of everyday life as it was lived in a remote area of the country early in the 20th century. Hal Roth spent years in a country store, listening to and ...

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Corpse Encounters

An Aesthetics of Death

by Jacqueline Elam & Chase Pielak

<p>This book sustains a critical glance at the ways in which we attend to the corpse, tracing a trajectory from encounter toward considering options for disposal: veneered mortuary internment, green burial and its attendant rot, cremation and ...

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County Folk-Lore

Examples of Printed Folk-Lore Concerning the East Riding of Yorkshire

by Mrs. Gutch

<p>Having once, as a collector Of printed folk-lore, had the wide North Riding as my hunting-ground, I did, for a while, seem to lack elbow-room when I came to realize that I must confine my energies to the East. In a measure, I was able to ...

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Creating a Nation with Cloth: Women, Wealth, and Tradition in the Tongan Diaspora

by Addo, Ping-Ann

<p> Tongan women living outside of their island homeland create and use hand-made, sometimes hybridized, textiles to maintain and rework their cultural traditions in diaspora. Central to these traditions is an ancient concept of homeland or ...

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Creoles and Coolies

Or, Five Years in Mauritius

by Patrick Beaton

<p>Publication of this work result in engaging the sympathies of the religious world at home in behalf of these Coolies, by attracting atten tion to their spiritual destitution, and to the powerful in?uence which their conversion to Christianity

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Cuba

by Miriam Celaya, Dimas Castellanos & Ted A. Henken

<p>Written by some of the best-known independent scholars, citizen journalists, cyber-activists, and bloggers living in Cuba today, this book presents a critical, complete, and unbiased overview of contemporary Cuba.</p> <p>• Pays special ...

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Cultural Discontinuity

The New Social Face of the Awajun

by Glend Seitz

<p>Over time, indigenous groups in the Amazon region have developed subsistence strategies and cultural practices, reflecting a long process of cultural adaptation. However, the intensification of their intercultural relations during the last ...

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Culture and Customs of Ethiopia

by Solomon Addis Getahun & Wudu Tafete Kassu

<p>Explore the fascinating culture of Ethiopia, a highly diverse nation built on the foundations of ancient kingdoms—truly a melting pot of traditions from Africa as well as other continents. With increasing freedom of speech and growing access ...

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Culture and Customs of the Choctaw Indians

by Donna L. Akers

<p>Endeavoring to replace stereotypical images with a more accurate understanding of Native Americans, <em>Culture and Customs of the Choctaw Indians</em> explores the traditional lives of the Choctaw people, their history and oppression by the ...

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Cultures and Symbols of Asia

by HRI

<p>A big continent that accounts for nearly 1/3 of the world's lands - Asia. Different countries in Asia hold different &quot;national symbols&quot; and &quot;cultures&quot; that appear similar to each other. Why don't we expand our perspectives

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Curious Histories of Provence: Tales from the South of France

by Margo Lestz

<p>Ahh, Provence… that magical place in the south of France. It fills our minds with images of lazy, sunny days sitting in the central square of a quaint village, just drinking in the ambience.</p> <p>While that’s all very pleasant, you can add

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Current Superstitions

by Fanny D. Bergen

<p>It has been a puzzling question to decide just where to draw the line in separating foreign from what we may call current American folk-lore. The traditions and superstitions that a mother as a child or girl heard in a foreign land, she tells

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Custom

An Essay on Social Codes

by Ferdinand Tonnies

<p>In Custom , Ferdinand Tonnies illustrates the relationship of custom to various aspects of culture, such as religion, gender, and family. Tonnies argues that all social norms are evolved from a basic sense of order, which is largely derived ...

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Custom and Myth

by Andrew Lang

<p>Since the first publication of Custom and Myth, many other works have appeared, dealing on the same principles with matters of belief, fable and ritual. Were the book to be re-written, numerous fresh pieces of evidence might be adduced in ...

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Daily Life of Victorian Women

by Lydia Murdoch

<p>Explores the complexities of the lived experiences of Victorian women in the home, the workplace, and the empire as well as the ideals of womanhood and femininity that developed during the 19th century.</p> <p>• Gives extensive attention to ...

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Daily Life through Trade: Buying and Selling in World History

Buying and Selling in World History

by James M. Anderson

<p>Trade has long been—and will continue to be—a driving force that shapes our world. This book documents the tremendous importance of trade throughout history and its influence toward peaceful coexistence among nations.</p> ...

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Dakota Grammar, Texts, and Ethnography

by Stephen Return Riggs

<p>In consequence of the death Of the author in 1883, the copy furnished by him for the present volume was left in such a shape that some editing was necessary before it could be sent to the printer. By order of the Director of the Bureau of ...

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Death in Asia

from India to Mongolia

by Lee Pyung Rae et al

<p><strong>Learning How to Die Can Teach Us How to Live</strong></p> <p>All of the world's religions refer to death in some way. Everyone is somewhat familiar with stories about where we go or what happens to us after death. From an early age, ...

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