Ewa Ledóchowicz - Książki według tematyki
Pagan Christmas Winter Feasts of the Kalasha of the Hindu Kush
ISBN: HB: 9781909942844, University of Chicago Press, February 2017
336 pp., 15.2x22.9 cm, 12 colour plates, 4 maps
This authoritative work sheds light on the religious world of the Kalasha people of the Birir valley in the Chitral district of Pakistan, focusing on their winter feasts, which culminate every year in a great winter solstice festival. The Kalasha are...
HB: £0,00
Making Value, Making Meaning Techne in the Pre-Columbian World
ISBN: HB: 9780884024156, Harvard University Press, January 2017
496 pp., 21.6x27.9 cm, 151 colour illus., 16 halftones, 198 line illus., 30 tables
"Making Value, Making Meaning: Techne in the Pre-Columbian World" adopts the concept of techne as an analytic tool useful for understanding how the production process created value and meaning for social valuables and public monuments in complex soci...
HB: £55,95
Making Faces The Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face
ISBN: HB: 9780674725522, Harvard University Press, January 2017
472 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 22 colour illus., 54 line illus., 2 graphs
Humans possess the most expressive faces in the animal kingdom. Adam Wilkins presents evidence ranging from the fossil record to recent findings of genetics, molecular biology, and developmental biology to reconstruct the fascinating story of how the...
HB: £33,95
Phantom Africa
ISBN: HB: 9780857423771, Seagull Books, January 2017
720 pp., 19x22.9 cm, 37 halftones, 3 facsimiles, 1 map
One of the towering classics of twentieth century French literature, "Phantom Africa" is a singular and ultimately unclassifiable work: a book composed of one man's compulsive and constantly mutating daily travel journal – by turns melodramatic, self...
HB: £42,00
Design by the Book Chinese Ritual Objects and the Sanli Tu
ISBN: PB: 9781941792100, University of Chicago Press, January 2017
128 pp., 17.8x22.2 cm, 14 colour plates, 80 halftones
Today, China's classical antiquity is often studied through recovered artifacts, but before this practice became widespread, scholars instead reconstructed the distant past through classical texts and transmitted illustrations. Among the most importa...
PB: £21,00
Killing Others A Natural History of Ethnic Violence
ISBN: PB: 9781501704888, ISBN: HB: 9781501704871, Cornell University Press, January 2017
256 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 4 halftones, 11 charts
In "Killing Others", Matthew Lange explores why humans ruthlessly attack and kill people from other ethnic communities. Drawing on an array of cases from around the world and insight from a variety of disciplines, Lange provides a simple yet powerful...
PB: £20,50
HB: £0,00
Governing Habits Treating Alcoholism in the Post-Soviet Clinic
ISBN: PB: 9781501703133, ISBN: HB: 9781501703126, Cornell University Press, December 2016
264 pp., 15.2x22.9 cm
Critics of narcology – as addiction medicine is called in Russia – decry it as being "backward", hopelessly behind contemporary global medical practices in relation to addiction and substance abuse, and assume that its practitioners lack both profess...
PB: £17,95
HB: £60,50
Merlin Knowledge and Power through the Ages
ISBN: PB: 9781501705694, ISBN: HB: 9780801443657, Cornell University Press, December 2016
296 pp., 15.5x23.6 cm, 25 halftones
Merlin, the wizard of Arthurian legend, has been a source of enduring fascination for centuries. In this authoritative, entertaining, and generously illustrated book, Stephen Knight traces the myth of Merlin back to its earliest roots in the early We...
PB: £13,95
HB: £24,50
Native to the Republic Empire, Social Citizenship, and Everyday Life in Marseille since 1945
ISBN: HB: 9781501704772, Cornell University Press, December 2016
280 pp., 15.2x22.9 cm, 10 halftones
In "Native to the Republic", Minayo Nasiali traces the process through which expectations about living standards and decent housing came to be understood as social rights in late twentieth-century France. These ideas evolved through everyday negotiat...
HB: £33,50
Inheritance of Loss China, Japan, and the Political Economy of Redemption after Empire
ISBN: PB: 9780226412139, ISBN: HB: 9780226411941, University of Chicago Press, December 2016
328 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 37 halftones
How do contemporary generations come to terms with losses inflicted by imperialism, colonialism, and war that took place decades ago How do descendants of perpetrators and victims establish new relations in today's globalized economy With "Inheritanc...
PB: £19,50
HB: £59,50