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  1. The Polar Eskimos

    The Polar Eskimos [Hardback]

    Erik Holtved (Author)

    £28.00

    ISBN: 9780982915509
    Published by : International Polar Institute
    This collection of transcribed stories from the Thule region of northern Greenland, begun in 1935, represents stories told to the editor by 5 different Inuit. Holtved recorded these on long playing records along with songs and chants, providing a ... .... Learn More
  2. Bringing Carthage Home

    Bringing Carthage Home: the Excavations of Nathan Davis, 1856-1859 [Hardback]

    J. Freed (Author)

    £50.00

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    ISBN: 9781842179925
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: UBC Studies in the Ancient World
    Volume: 2
    Adorning the north-west staircase in the British Museum is a group of brightly coloured figured mosaic pavements. Most were excavated for the Museum between 1856 and 1859 at Carthage, in what is now Tunisia, by a dilettante called Nathan Davis;... .... Learn More
  3. The Peopling of New Connecticut

    The Peopling of New Connecticut [Paperback]

    Richard Jr. Buel (Editor)

    £18.50

    ISBN: 9780615394909
    Published by : Wesleyan University Press
    In 1784 Connecticut laid claim to a territory stretching from Pennsylvania's western border 120 miles along Lake Erie. In 1786 Congress took steps to legitimate this claim, and explicitly recognized it in 1800. The Peopling of New... .... Learn More
  4. Barbed Wire

    Barbed Wire [Paperback]

    Reviel Netz (Author)

    £18.50

    ISBN: 9780819569592
    Published by : Wesleyan University Press
    In this original and controversial book, historian and philosopher Reviel Netz explores the development of a controlling and pain-inducing technology-barbed wire. Surveying its development from 1874 to 1954, Netz describes its use... .... Learn More
  5. Stories in Stone

    Stories in Stone [Hardback]

    Jelle Zeilinga de Boer (Author)

    £19.95

    ISBN: 9780819568915
    Published by : Wesleyan University Press
    In a series of entertaining essays, geoscientist Jelle Zeilinga de Boer describes how early settlers discovered and exploited Connecticut's natural resources. Their successes as well as failures form the very basis of the state's history: Chatham'... .... Learn More
  6. Journals in Greenland

    Journals in Greenland [Paperback]

    Hans Egede (Author)

    £19.00

    ISBN: 9780982170304
    Published by : International Polar Institute
    Hans Egede's remarkable 1770-1778 journals were first published in 1818 when the British launched their great nineteenth-century Arctic explorations and such information was in enormous demand. The coast of eastern Greenland had been virtually ina... .... Learn More
  7. Inuit Folk-Tales

    Inuit Folk-Tales [Paperback]

    W. Worster (Translator); W. Worster (Other); Jette Rygaard (Other); Knud Rasmussen (Compiler); Bergit Kleist Pedersen (Other)

    £19.00

    ISBN: 9780982170311
    Published by : International Polar Institute
    Native languages and ways of living, including the arts of sea kayaking and dog sledding, fascinated Knud Rasmussen, himself of Inuit and Danish descent. Rasmussen devoted much of his life to ethnological and cultural studies throughout Arctic Nor... .... Learn More
  8. Historiography in the Twentieth Century

    Historiography in the Twentieth Century [Paperback]

    Georg G. Iggers (Author)

    £16.50

    ISBN: 9780819567666
    Published by : Wesleyan University Press
    In this book, now published in 10 languages, a preeminent intellectual historian examines the profound changes in ideas about the nature of history and historiography. Georg G. Iggers traces the basic assumptions upon which historical research and... .... Learn More
  9. Abbreviated Lays

    Abbreviated Lays [Paperback]

    A. T. Reyes (Author)

    £9.95

    ISBN: 9781842171110
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    The double-dactyl, a poetic form never intended for `the serious or high-minded', was invented in 1951. One of the form's rules is that the verse must contain a double-dactyl name, such as `Higgledy-Piggledy . This collection, the result of an... .... Learn More
  10. Tradition and Modernity in Romanian Culture and Civilization

    Tradition and Modernity in Romanian Culture and Civilization [Hardback]

    Kurt Treptow (Editor)

    £29.99

    ISBN: 9789739432337
    Published by : Center for Romanian Studies
    The studies included in this volume reflect on the development of Romanian society over the past four centuries in the areas of history, politics, sociology, literature, religion, and culture. They evaluate the impact that tradition and modernity ... .... Learn More

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