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Kokoro

by Lafcadio Hearn

<p> The papers composing this volume treat of the inner rather than of the outer life of Japan,—for which reason they have been grouped under the title Kokoro (heart). In these collected articles by Lafcadio Hearn, the author recounts a number ...

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Korean Architecture

Breathing with Nature

by Ben Jackson & Robert Koehler

<p>This book offers an introduction to Korea's abundant and unique architectural past and present, combining explanations of the principles behind Korean architecture with introductions to some of the country's finest buildings and structures. ...

ISBN: 9781624120473

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Korean Ceramics

The Beauty of Natural Forms

by Robert Koehler

<p>The most well-known Korean ceramics are the celadon of the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) and the white porcelain of the ensuing Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). [...] The celadons of Goryeo, their grace and color tinged with feminine beauty, ...

ISBN: 9781624120466

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L'Assommoir

by Emile Zola

<p>L'Assommoir (1877) is the seventh novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. Usually considered one of Zola's masterpieces, the novel—a study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris—was a huge ...

ISBN: 9788892550063

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Legends That Every Child Should Know

by Hamilton Wright Mabie

If we knew how the words in our language were made and what they have meant to successive generations of the men and women who have used them, we should have a new and very interesting kind of history to read. For words, like all other creations

ISBN: 9786050411225

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Living in Singapore - Heritage & Traditions

Fourteenth Edition Reference Guide

by Jyoti Angresh

<p>Placed as it is at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore borders Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei and can be visualized as a window to the rest of Asia. It encompasses vibrant and colorful cultures, each following unique traditions and ...

ISBN: 9789813179943

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Lo que mi abuela me dijo / What My Grandmother Told Me

Practical Wisdom from Spanish Proverbs and Sayings

by Maria Paz Eleizegui Weir

<p><em>Dichos</em>, or proverbs, offer a daily source of strength and inspiration in Spanish-speaking households all over the world. In this book about growing up in Manila with a Filipina grandmother, Maria Paz Eleizegui Weir shares the ...

ISBN: 9780826356352

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Lost Tea Rooms of Downtown Cincinnati

Reflections & Recipes

by Cynthia Kuhn Beischel

<p>It was a different time. Ladies wore gloves, hats and nice attire to luncheons at the Woman's Exchange. Shillito's provided a cosmopolitan environment for its patrons, while Mullane's was the perfect place to sip and socialize. The popular ...

ISBN: 9781439658529

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Man the Hunter

by Richard Borshay Lee & Irven DeVore

<p>Man the Hunter is a collection of papers presented at a symposium on research done among the hunting and gathering peoples of the world. Ethnographic studies increasingly contribute substantial amounts of new data on hunter-gatherers and are ...

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Many Truths Told At Once

by Edward Dzonze

<p>Cant you see The African glory embedded in the blackness of my skin ,Of course the singer is African...Cant you hear the African rhythm in the melodies ,The African voices contained in the songs ,Of course this song is for you Africa ...Cant ...

ISBN: 9781310131080

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

by George P. Monger

<p>This book presents a comprehensive overview of global courtship and marriage customs, from ancient history to contemporary society, demonstrating the vast differences as well as the similarities across all of human culture.</p> <p>• Over 300

ISBN: 9781598846645

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Medieval Myths and Legends

by Sabine Baring-gould

<p>FROM the earliest ages of the Church, the advent of the Man of Sin has been looked forward to with terror, and the passages of Scripture relating to him have been studied with solemn awe, lest that day of wrath should come upon the Church ...

ISBN: 9786050379884

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Memorials Matter

Emotion, Environment and Public Memory at American Historical Sites

by Jennifer K Ladino

<p>From the sculptured peaks of Mount Rushmore to the Coloradan prairie lands at Sand Creek to the idyllic islands of the Pacific, the West’s signature environments add a new dimension to the study of memorials. In such diverse and often ...

ISBN: 9781943859986

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Mexico - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Russell Maddicks & Culture Smart!

<p><em>Culture Smart! Mexico</em> takes you to the heart of Mexican society. It describes how people socialize and meet members of the opposite sex, the dynamics of daily life, the central importance of family, and the annual cycle of Catholic ...

ISBN: 9781787029859

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Modalities of Change: The Interface of Tradition and Modernity in East Asia

by Wilkerson, James

<p> While in some cases modernity may dominate 'traditional' forms of expression, in others, the modern is embraced as a welcome source of new ideas that can modify 'tradition' while still keeping it within its own bounds. Maintaining a strong ...

ISBN: 9780857455710

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Modern Mexico

by James D. Huck Jr.

<p>This single volume reference resource offers students, scholars, and general readers alike an in-depth background on Mexico, from the complexity of its pre-Columbian civilizations to its social and political development in the context of ...

ISBN: 9781440850912

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Modern Mythology

by Andrew Lang

<p>The archæologist studies human life in its material remains; he tracks progress (and occasional degeneration) from the rudely chipped flints in the ancient gravel beds, to the polished stone weapon, and thence to the ages of bronze and iron. ...

ISBN: 9786051768014

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Mule Trader: Ray Lum's Tales of Horses, Mules, and Men

by Ferris, William R.

A mule trader's tales from a culture enriched by his fascinating presence ...

ISBN: 9781604735550

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Narrating Love and Violence

Women Contesting Caste, Tribe, and State in Lahaul, India

by Himika Bhattacharya

<p><em>Narrating Love and Violence</em> is an ethnographic exploration of women’s stories from the Himalayan valley of Lahaul, in the region of Himachal Pradesh, India, focusing on how both, love and violence emerge (or function) at the ...

ISBN: 9780813589558

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Norse popular tales

by G. W. Dasent

<p>The most careless reader can hardly fail to see that many of the Tales in this volume have the same groundwork as those with which he has been familiar from his earliest youth. They are Nursery Tales, in fact, of the days when there were ...

ISBN: 9786051769264

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