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Arabs A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires
ISBN: PB: 9780300180282, Yale University Press, March 2019
656 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 26 colour illus., 4 maps
This kaleidoscopic book covers almost 3,000 years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances. Tracing this process to the origins of...
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£25,00
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Australianama The South Asian Odyssey in Australia
ISBN: PB: 9781849049696, Hurst Publishers, December 2018
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! Australian deserts remain dotted with the ruins of old mosques. Beginning with a Bengali poetry collection discovered in a nineteenth-century mosque in the town of Broken Hill, Samia Khatun weaves together the stories of variou...
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£25,00
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Acting for Others Relational Transformations in Papua New Guinea
ISBN: PB: 9780997367584, HAU, May 2018
300 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 12 halftones, 2 maps
For the Ankave of Papua New Guinea, men, unlike women, do not reach adulthood and become fathers simply by growing up and reproducing. What fathers – and by extension, men – actually are is a result of a series of relational transformations, operated...
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£26,50
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Angmagsalik Eskimo Notes and Corrections to Vol. 39 of Monographs on Greenland
ISBN: PB: 9788763522694, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
64 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
This is a facsimile edition of the original 1917 volume, which contains a critical and acerbic reply by Thomas Thomsen of the Ethnographical Department at the National Museum of Denmark to Vol. 39 of Monographs on Greenland, titled Ammassalik Eskimo...
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£13,50
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Ammassalik Eskimo A Rejoinder
ISBN: PB: 9788763522700, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
52 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
This is a facsimile edition of the fifth part of Volume 53 of Monographs on Greenland, originally published in 1917. Penned by William Thalbitzer, it is a rejoinder in self-defense to Thomas Thomsens acerbic "notes and corrections" (available as the...
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Ammassalik Eskimo Contributions to the Ethnology of the East Greenland Natives. Second Part. First Half-Volume
ISBN: PB: 9788763521741, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
566 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
This is the facsimile edition of the first half-volume of the second part of William Thalbitzer's seminal and pioneering ethnographic study of the native tribes living in and around the Ammassalik area on the east coast of Greenland around the turn o...
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£67,50
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Ammassalik Eskimo Contributions to the Ethnology of the East Greenland Natives. Second Part. Second Half-Volume
ISBN: PB: 9788763521765, Museum Tusculanum Press, September 2017
182 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
This is the facsimile edition of the second half-volume of the second part of William Thalbitzer's seminal and pioneering ethnographic study of the native tribes living in and around the Ammassalik area on the east coast of Greenland around the turn...
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£28,50
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Art of Life and Death Radical Aesthetics and Ethnographic Practice
ISBN: PB: 9780997367515, HAU, August 2017
198 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 46 halftones
"The Art of Life and Death" explores how the world appears to people who have an acute perspective on it: those who are close to death. Based on extensive ethnographic research, Andrew Irving brings to life the lived experiences, imaginative lifeworl...
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£26,50
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Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya
ISBN: HB: 9780300207170, Yale University Press, May 2017
304 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 99 colour illus., 71 black&white illus.
This nuanced account explores Maya mythology through the lens of art, text, and culture. It offers an important reexamination of the mid-16th-century Popol Vuh, long considered an authoritative text, which is better understood as one among many cruci...
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£50,00
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Animism Respecting the Living World
ISBN: PB: 9781849048408, Hurst Publishers, April 2017
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! "Animism" is now an important term for describing ways in which some people understand and engage respectfully with the larger-than-human world. Its central theme is our relationship with animals, plants, rocks, kettles and oth...
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