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Still Points
ISBN: HB: 9780873658706, Harvard University Press, October 2018
112 pp., 29.2x23.5 cm, 53 colour illus., 21 halftones
"Still Points" is a collection of remarkable and evocative still photographs taken by award-winning nonfiction filmmaker and author Robert Gardner during his anthropological and filming expeditions around the world. Thousands of his original photogra...
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£36,00
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Smoke, Flames, and the Human Body in Mesoamerican Ritual Practice
ISBN: HB: 9780884024262, Harvard University Press, June 2018
480 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 22 colour illus., 170 halftones, 47 line illus., 3 maps, 7 tables
Epitomizing the radiating sun and perpetuating the cycles of life and time, fire was – and continues to be – a central force in the Mesoamerican cosmos. Mesoamericans understood heat and flames as animate forces that signified strength and vitality;...
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£54,00
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Signs from Silence Ur of the First Sumerians
ISBN: PB: 9788024631301, Karolinum Press, August 2017
350 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm, 6 halftones, 148 line drawings, 15 charts
Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic! The Royal Tombs of Ur, dating from approximately 3000-2700 BCE, are among the most famous and impressive archeological discoveries of the twentieth century. Excavated between 1922 and 1934...
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£30,00
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Shem Pete's Alaska The Territory of the Upper Cook Inlet Dena'ina
ISBN: PB: 9781602233065, University of Alaska Press, July 2017
432 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 27 colour plates, 324 halftones, 66 maps
Shem Pete (1896-1989), a colorful and brilliant raconteur from Susitna Station, Alaska, left a rich legacy of knowledge about the Upper Cook Inlet Dena'ina world. Shem was one of the most versatile storytellers and historians in twentieth century Ala...
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£30,00
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Synthetic How Life Got Made
ISBN: PB: 9780226440460, University of Chicago Press, March 2017
256 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 16 halftones
In the final years of the twentieth century, emigres from engineering and computer science devoted themselves to biology and resolved that if the aim of biology is to understand life, then making life would yield better theories than experimentation....
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£26,00
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Spiritual Economy Gift Exchange in the Letters of Paul of Tarsus
ISBN: HB: 9780300220407, Yale University Press, March 2017
240 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Thomas Blanton sheds light on the philosophy surrounding gift giving in Paul's letters and on modern theories of gift exchange through the lens of religion. The exchange of gifts is a fundamental part of society and a foundational element in Greco-Ro...
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£45,00
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Social Lives of Figurines Recontextializing the Third-Millennium-BC Terracotta Figurines from Harappa
ISBN: HB: 9780873652155, Harvard University Press, February 2017
494 pp., 27x19.5 cm, 789 halftones, 10 line illus., 3 maps, 13 tables
After more than eighty years of international research on the Indus Civilization, this geographically extensive ancient society remains deeply enigmatic. With no known monumental art or deciphered texts, the largest category of representational art r...
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£61,00
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Sex Thieves The Anthropology of a Rumor
ISBN: PB: 9780986132582, HAU, November 2016
192 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
While working in Africa, anthropologist Julien Bonhomme encountered an astonishing phenomenon: people being accused of stealing or shrinking the genitals of strangers on the simple occasion of a handshake on the street. As he soon discovered, these a...
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£26,00
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Sleep in Early Modern England
ISBN: HB: 9780300220391, Yale University Press, August 2016
296 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 25 black&white illus.
A riveting look at how the early modern world revolutionized sleep and its relation to body, mind, soul, and society Drawing on diverse archival sources and material artifacts, Handley reveals that the way we sleep is as dependent on culture as it is...
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£25,00
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Sign and Design Script as Image in Cross-Cultural Perspective (300-1600 CE)
ISBN: HB: 9780884024071, Harvard University Press, August 2016
304 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 85 colour illus., 33 halftones, 1 table
From antiquity to the modern age, legal, documentary, exegetical, literary, and linguistic traditions have viewed the relationship between image and letter in diverse ways. There is a long history of scholarship examining this relationship, probing t...
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