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The Classical Compendium: A Miscellany of Scandalous Gossip, Bawdy Jokes, Peculiar Facts, and Bad Behavior from the Ancient Greeks and Romans
Philip Matyszak.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500051627.  Daedalus Item Code: 50414
 
Pliny did it, Plutarch did it, Xenophon did it—in fact most ancient writers were incorrigible collectors of miscellany, lively anecdotes, and after-dinner jokes, says historian Philip Matyszak. In ... (Read More)
 
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The Colour of Asia
Peter Moss.
Publisher: FormAsia.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9627283657.  Daedalus Item Code: 50771
 
Color is everywhere in Asia, and richly applied in textiles, architecture, and decorative arts, although the meanings of these colors in various Asian societies are markedly different than in the ... (Read More)
 
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Conquest: How Societies Overwhelm Others
David Day.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199931330.  Daedalus Item Code: 43573
 
In this sweeping book, David Day surveys the ways in which one nation or society has supplanted another, and then sought to justify its occupation—the English in Australia and North America, for ... (Read More)
 
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Damascus: Taste of a City
Rafik Schami & Marie Fadel. Debra S. Marmor & Herbert A. Danner, trans.
Publisher: Haus Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781906598839.  Daedalus Item Code: 40221
 
Inspired by a telephone call with his sister Marie Fadel—in which she proposed walking through the Christian quarter of Damascus, visiting with friends and describing the food they served, and ... (Read More)
 
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Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression
Morris Dickstein.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393072259.  Daedalus Item Code: 41468
 
(2009 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist) In this wide-ranging series of essays, theater and English professor Morris Dickstein looks at the literature, arts, and popular culture of ... (Read More)
 
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Echoes of Old China: Traditional Beliefs and Values
Trea Wiltshire.
Publisher: FormAsia.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9789627283881.  Daedalus Item Code: 43746
 
Despite the radical changes in China over the past hundred years, ancient strands of their society can be found in the everyday bustle of the modern Chinese city—particularly in the little shops ... (Read More)
 
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Encounters with China: Merchants, Missionaries and Mandarins
Trea Wiltshire.
Publisher: FormAsia.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9789627283706.  Daedalus Item Code: 43747
 
Chronicling the turbulent century between the opening of China to foreign merchants and missionaries in the 1840s, and the country's self-imposed retreat into isolation following the inauguration of ... (Read More)
 
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The Encyclopedia of the Indian Diaspora
Brij V. Lal, general ed. Peter Reeves, executive ed. Rajesh Rai, assistant ed.
Publisher: Hawaii.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780824831462.  Daedalus Item Code: 50746
 
With color and black and white photos, maps, or artwork on every page, this remarkable reference volume traces the influence of Indian communities in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, ... (Read More)
 
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Explorers Emigrants Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience from the Collections of the Library of Congress
Linda Barrett Osborne & Paolo Battaglia. Martin Scorsese, foreword. Mario B. Mignone & Antonio Canovi, intro.
Publisher: Anniversary Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9788896408148.  Daedalus Item Code: 50879
 
The immigrant experience and cultural contribution of Italian Americans are celebrated here in a remarkable visual history, illustrated with 500 photographs, documents, and ephemera from the Library ... (Read More)
 
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Family Album: Edwardian Life in the Lake Counties
John Satchell. Margaret Shaw, photog.
Publisher: Sutton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750910491.  Daedalus Item Code: 42645
 
This is a remarkable collection of some 200 photographs taken between 1900 and 1908 in Kendal and the Lake District in northwest England. The photographer, Margaret Shaw, was the daughter of an ... (Read More)
 
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Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat
Jan Morris.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571194681.  Daedalus Item Code: 41297
 
This third book of Jan Morris's remarkable trilogy is the sequel to the 1968 book Pax Britannica (a portrait of the British Empire at its height during Queen Victoria's 1897 Diamond Jubilee, ... (Read More)
 
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The French Century: An Illustrated History of Modern France
Brian Moynahan.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782080300157.  Daedalus Item Code: 41360
 
Exploring the history of France from the end of the 19th century to the turn of the 21st, this history encapsulates everything from political events and scientific discoveries to cultural ... (Read More)
 
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