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The Face of the Ancient Orient

By Sabatino Moscati
  • ISBN Code: : 048614769X
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : History
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Fascinating study examines Sumerians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Hittites, Canaanites, Israelites, Persians, others. "...a valuable introduction, perhaps the best available in English." — American Historical Review. 32 halftones. 5 figures. 1 map.

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: arun-kolatkar-and-literary-modernism-in-india.pdf

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In this first scholarly work on India's great modern poet, Laetitia Zecchini outlines a story of literary modernism in India and discusses the traditions, figures and events that inspired and defined Arun Kolatkar. Based on an impressive range of archival and unpublished material, this book also aims at moving lines of accepted genealogies of modernism and 'postcolonial literature'. Zecchini uncovers how poets of Kolatkar's generation became modern Indian writers while tracing a lineage to medieval oral traditions. She considers how literary bilingualism allowed Kolatkar to blur the boundaries between Marathi and English, 'Indian' and 'Western sources; how he used his outsider position to privilege the quotidian and minor and revived the spirit of popular devotion. Graphic artist, poet and songwriter, storyteller of Bombay and world history, poet in Marathi, in English and in 'Americanese', non-committal and deeply political, Kolatkar made lines wobble and treasured impermanence. Steeped in world literature, in European avant-garde poetry, American pop and folk culture, in a 'little magazine' Bombay bohemia and a specific Marathi ethos, Kolatkar makes for a fascinating subject to explore and explain the story of modernism in India. This book has received support from the labex TransferS: http://transfers.ens.fr/

History of Europe, Ancient and Medieval

By James Henry Breasted
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  • Publisher : Dalcassian Publishing Company
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 665
  • Category : Europe
  • Members : 379
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A Short History of Babylon

By Karen Radner
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350138274
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Members : 831
  • Pdf File: a-short-history-of-ba.pdf

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Much of our perception of Babylon in the West is filtered through the poignant echoes of loss and longing that resonate in the Hebrew Bible. The lamenting exiles of Judah craved a return to their lost homeland after the sack of Jerusalem in 587 BC and their forcible removal by Nebuchadnezzar to the alien floodlands of the Euphrates. But to see Babylon only as an adjunct to Old Testament history is misleading. A Short History of Babylon explores the ever-changing city that shaped world history for two millennia.

Leadless decorative tiles, faience, and mosaic

By W.J. Furnival
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 1176325639
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  • Category : Design
  • Members : 107
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The Price of Two Sparrows

By Christy Collins
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  • Publisher : Affirm Press
  • Book Code : 1922419567
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 667
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Heico is an ornithologist fighting a losing battle to protect the birds in his beachside suburb. When a journalist asks for commenton a planned development, Heico exaggerates his reports on how many migratory birds use the site. Soon it is revealed that theproposed building is a mosque, and he finds himself embroiled in community resistance to the project. Still, he refuses to backdown. As the delayed mosque project becomes a focal point for growing Islamophobia, Heico must confront his own ghosts, andthe prejudices he insists he doesn’t have.Nahla is Heico’s house cleaner. Having recently arrived in Australia she is trying to find her place in a new country and a newmarriage. Isolated and lonely, she sees the mosque as a symbol of what she hopes to find in Australia: community, familiarity,acceptance. But as resistance to the project intensifies, she must summon the courage and the language to speak out and claim herspace in this new life.The Price of Two Sparrows explores what we hold sacred and why. It delicately picks apart questions of community and prejudice,religion and nature in the modern world. This is a beautiful and thought-provoking debut from an exceptional new Australianwriter.

Linden on the Saugus Branch

By Elliot Paul
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 1789127556
  • Total of Pages : 332
  • Category : History
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That you will be completely charmed by Elliot Paul’s recollections of his boyhood is a matter beyond speculation. The turn-of-the-century scenes are not only dear to his heart but clear to his mind—albeit sometimes suspiciously so. But who will quarrel with so elegant a storyteller as Mr. Paul? Out of the sow’s ear of common occurrence he makes a silken purse to hold the coins of our enchantment. Rare is the reader who will not delight in these fortified memories. Those who recall The Last Time I saw Paris know that Elliot Paul is incapable of being banal or tiresome. Thus there is nothing of the diary-like march of events in this record of his early years in the Boston suburb where he was born. Instead you will find a series of neatly dovetailed stories, anecdotes, character sketches, comedies, tragedies and singularly embellished observations all set out for your allurement like gems in a jeweler’s window. Some of Mr. Paul’s tales of the people who lived out their lives in Linden will make you laugh, some may even tempt a tear. There are a few—such as the story of Alice Townsend, the schoolteacher who found that her name had been written in snow with a stylus of strange origin—that may inspire the sincerest suggestion of a blush. Linden on the Saugus Branch, a volume complete in itself, is another segment in what will ultimately be Elliot Paul’s life story: Items on the Grand Account. Both The Last Time I Saw Paris and The Life and Death of a Spanish Town are other books in this group.

The Rough Guide to Venice & Veneto (Travel Guide eBook)

By Rough Guides
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  • Publisher : Apa Publications (UK) Limited
  • Book Code : 1789195381
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  • Category : Travel
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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME ON EARTH Discover Venice & the Veneto with this comprehensive, entertaining, 'tell it like it is' Rough Guide, packed with exhaustive practical information and our experts' honest independent recommendations. Whether you plan to explore the world's first Ghetto, take a stroll around Burano or voyage out to far-flung Torcello, The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto will show you the perfect places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way. Features of The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto: Detailed regional coverage: provides in-depth practical information for every step of every kind of trip, from intrepid off-the-beaten-track adventures, to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas. Regions covered include: San Marco, Dorsoduro, San Polo and Santa Croce, Cannaregio, Central Castello, Eastern Castello, The Canal Grande, the northern islands, the southern islands, Padua and the southern Veneto, Vicenza, Verona and around, and the northern Veneto. Honest independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, and recommendations you can truly trust, our writers will help you get the most from your trip to Venice & the Veneto. Meticulous mapping: always full colour, with clear numbered, colour-coded keys. Navigate the Canal Grande, Dorsoduro and many more locations without needing to get online. Fabulous full-colour photography: features a richness of inspirational colour photography, including the distinguishing 99m-high Campanile bell tower - the tallest structure in the city - and the breathtaking town of Bassano del Grappa, its vibrant 12th century buildings reflecting back at themselves in the shimmering river below. Things not to miss: Rough Guides' rundown of Venice, the Veneto and Verona's best sights and top experiences. Itineraries: carefully planned routes will help you organise your trip, and inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences. Basics section: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting there, getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more. Background information: comprehensive Contexts chapter provides fascinating insights into Venice & the Veneto, with coverage of history, Venetian painting, sculpture and architecture and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. You might also be interested in our Rough Guide to Italy, Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget and Rough Guide Audio Phrasebook and Dictionary to Italian. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides' list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.

French Fairy Tales

By Bettina L. Knapp
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 0791488098
  • Total of Pages : 403
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 409
  • Pdf File: french-fairy-tales.pdf

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Offers an analysis of fourteen French fairy tales, from the medieval Romance of Mélusine to Jean Cocteau's film version of Beauty and the Beast, exploring their universal and eternal nature as well as their relevance to modern readers.

Galileo's Dream

By Kim Stanley Robinson
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  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Book Code : 0345519663
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
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At the heart of a provocative narrative that stretches from Renaissance Italy to the moons of Jupiter is the father of modern science: Galileo Galilei. To the inhabitants of the Jovian moons, Galileo is a revered figure whose actions will influence the subsequent history of the human race. From the summit of their distant future, a charismatic renegade named Ganymede travels to the past to bring Galileo forward in an attempt to alter history and ensure the ascendancy of science over religion. And if that means Galileo must be burned at the stake, so be it. From Galileo’s heresy trial to the politics of far-future Jupiter, Kim Stanley Robinson illuminates the parallels between a distant past and an even more remote future—in the process celebrating the human spirit and calling into question the convenient truths of our own moment in time.

Art History For Dummies

By Jesse Bryant Wilder
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 111986867X
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 109
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Ready to discover the fascinating world of art history? Let’s (Van) Gogh! Fine art might seem intimidating at first. But with the right guide, anyone can learn to appreciate and understand the stimulating and beautiful work of history’s greatest painters, sculptors, and architects. In Art History For Dummies, we’ll take you on a journey through fine art from all eras, from Cave Art to the Colosseum, and from Michelangelo to Picasso and the modern masters. Along the way, you’ll learn about how history has influenced art, and vice versa. This updated edition includes: Brand new material on a wider array of renowned female artists Explorations of the Harlem Renaissance, American Impressionism, and the Precisionists Discussions of art in the 20th and 21st centuries, including Dadaism, Constructivism, Surrealism, and today’s eclectic art scene Is there an exhibition in your town you want to see? Prep before going with Art History For Dummies and show your friends what an Art Smartie you are. An unbeatable reference for anyone looking to build a foundational understanding of art in a historical context, Art History For Dummies is your personal companion that makes fine art even finer!

Voyages of the Pyramid Builders

By Robert M. Schoch
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440651094
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
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Is it a mere coincidence that pyramids are found throughout our globe? Did cultures ranging across vast spaces in geography and time, such as the ancient Egyptians; early Bud-dhists; the Maya, Inca, Toltec, and Aztec civilizations of the Americas; the Celts of the British Isles; and even the Mississippi Indians of pre-Columbus Illinois, simply dream the same dreams and envision the same structures? Robert M. Schoch-one of the world's preeminent geologists in recasting the date of the building of the Great Sphinx-believes otherwise. In this dramatic and meticulously reasoned book, Schoch, like anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl in his classic Kon-Tiki, argues that ancient cultures traveled great distances by sea. Indeed, he believes that primeval sailors traveled from the Eastern continent, primarily Southeast Asia, and spread the idea of pyramids across the globe, particularly to the New World of the Americas where they abounded until the days of the Conquistadors.