Cultural

"wreckoning" unfolds as a metamorphosis, a mythic narration of the sea and the transformative effects of winter weather. It is an artefact, not scientific or historical, but folkloric; a document of a household as it shifts shape in the inescapable force of the (super)natural world.

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«A serra é agreste, primitiva, mas tem carácter, sem dúvida. Comprazes-te em pintar-lhe as virtudes e encantos sem sombras, e não serei eu que te acoime de parcial. As tintas escuras são para o novelista e tens razão. Decerto que eu, ao chamar-lhe Terras do Demo, não quis designá-las por terras d...

Colonial Africa, 1884-1994, presents a balanced, accessible, and comprehensive overview of how Africans experienced European colonial rule. This brief and affordable text is organized in a "layered" approach that gives students a deeper insight into the ways in which Africans experienced colonial...

Roy Eugene Davis met Paramahansa Yogananda in Los Angeles, in 1949, studied and practised meditation under his personal guidance, and was ordained by him in 1951. It is rare that a direct disciple and successor of a master of yoga shares an intimate account of that relationship and describes the ...

Narlı Bahçe’yi arıyordum. Hangi coğrafyaya ait olduğunu bilebilsem yollara düşmeye hazırdım. Ama bir türlü hatırlayamıyordum: Batıda mıydı Narlı Bahçe, doğuda mı? Uzun yolların ucunda mıydı, burnumun dibinde mi? İçimde miydi, dışımda mı? Var mıydı, yok muydu? Kuzeye ve güneye giden yolları büyük ...

Arranged in two parts, this volume first examines the relations of the emergent Muslim polity in India with the larger Muslim world. It then deals with issues of accommodation, syncretism, and opposition between Muslim India' since the campaign of Muhammad bin Qasim in Sindh in 710 to the emergen...

ศึกทั่วทิศ เขาพิชิตได้ทุกครั้ง หากชัยชนะที่หอมหวานที่สุด คือการได้พิชิตหัวใจเธอ ..... เธอเป็นหญิงสาวงดงามที่ใครๆ เห็นก็ต้องอิจฉา แต่ด้วยคำทำนายของโหรหลวงว่าความงามล้ำจะเป็นภัยต่อบ้านเมือง เธอจึงต้องอำพรางตัวเองด้วยการปลอมเป็นชายตั้งแต่เด็กเพื่อแบกรับโชคชะตาของแผ่นดิน หากแม้จะอยู่ในคราบชายหนุ่ม รู...

Berlin Electropolis ties the German discourse on nervousness in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to Berlin's transformation into a capital of the second industrial revolution. Focusing on three key groups—railway personnel, soldiers, and telephone operators—Andreas Killen traces ...

Raiding the Icebox presents an alternative history of 20th-century art and culture, focusing especially on the rise and fall of modernism.

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On a study trip to Leningrad, Stephanie meets Sergei, a dissident, and agrees to his surprising proposal - that they enter into a marriage of convenience. But when they become lovers, Stephanie discovers his secret and sets in motion a process that will ultimately lead to tragedy.

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South of the Clouds offers a fascinating, intimate portrait of China by telling the story of an American man who ventures into its hidden realms---romance, politics, the criminal underworld, and Tibet. As he matures from a wide-eyed student into a journalist and a seasoned observer, he develops a...

The Oxford India Short Introductions are concise, stimulating, and accessible guides to different aspects of India. Combining authoritative analysis, new ideas, and diverse perspectives, they discuss subjects which are topical yet enduring, as also emerging areas of study and debate. Giving ident...

The developed world is increasingly obsessed with two things: electronic gadgets and our changing climate. We stand in open-mouthed awe at our technological achievements while dejectedly shrugging our shoulders at the state of the planet on which we live. Our choice is clear: we need to reimagine...

Held over three days in August 1969, the Woodstock festival was, for many, the culmination of the counterculture movement. More than 35 years later, the word Woodstock conjures notions of Edenic peace and love, a landmark moment from the Sixties that is both unforgettable and inimitable.

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It is the world's longest railway line. But it is so much more than that, too. The Trans-Siberian stretches nearly 6,000 miles between Moscow and Vladivostok on the Pacific Coast and was the most ambitious railway project in the nineteenth century. A journey on the railway evokes a romantic roam ...

The book traces the country's fate from pre-history to the present age. It is divided chronologically into eleven chapters. Hundreds of vivid photographs and illustrations accompany the text.

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It is the story of crimes against the royalty. The vast split between the masses and the elite, the frustration and aggravation in the masses, heedness of the authorities and the consequences thereof are depicted. It is a powerful story that highlights the antagonism between the two classes.

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