Download Pistols at Dawn: A History of Duelling by John Norris PDF

By John Norris

In sleek society the concept that somebody might organise a dangerous festival with a rival, risking his existence over some degree of honour, is meaningless. That this manner of answer might develop into an approved 'sport', with noble gents even owning units of particular duelling pistols, is insane. This attention-grabbing background of the perform of duelling takes the reader into the fascinating global of pistols, 'fields of honour' and mortal wrestle, an international the place advanced principles ruled a approach of dispute which regularly led to dying. With stories of tragic loss, ridiculous quarrels and sometimes hilarious wrestle, John Norris takes the reader on a trip of discovery via essentially the most dramatic disputes of history.

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Download Contes et légendes étiologiques dans l'espace européen: by Galina Kabakova PDF

By Galina Kabakova

Cet essai littéraire permettra de mieux comprendre l'origine de certains contes étiologiques européens

Le conte étiologique ou explicatif est appelé à fournir une réponse aux questionnements sur l’ordre des choses, l’origine des espèces, leurs particularités, and so forth. Dans l’absolu, le corpus étiologique a l. a. vocation de constituer une cosmogonie, une imaginative and prescient du monde cohérente expliquant l’origine et le fonctionnement de l’univers. l. a. inspiration d’étiologie met en aid los angeles diversité des genres narratifs : conte dans ses nombreuses variétés, du merveilleux au facétieux, légende, chant, mimologisme, and so on. Dans los angeles culture orale, qui reste vivante dans plusieurs can pay de l’Est de l’Europe, les récits étiologiques font partie intégrante d’un vaste ensemble de pratiques sociales qui participe à los angeles building de l’identité collective. Fortement marqué par l. a. faith chrétienne et par l. a. imaginative and prescient dualiste de los angeles création, le corpus étiologique contient des motifs plus anciens, suitable du fonds mythologique indo-européen.
Mais le discours étiologique ne se limite pas à l. a. littérature orale, il est omniprésent dans los angeles tradition européenne dès l’Antiquité et jusqu’à aujourd’hui. Il apparaît au second où l’homme start à ressentir le désir de savoir et d’expliquer, où l. a. société se construit sa genèse. On découvre sa specialty présence à travers les époques dans des domaines aussi divers que l. a. prédication médiévale, les jeux de salon ou encore le advertising politique et commercial.

L’ouvrage qui réunit les articles de vingt-trois spécialistes venus de neuf will pay d’Europe apporte une contribution majeure à l’analyse du conte étiologique et à los angeles meilleure compréhension du phénomène étiologique.

A PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR

D'origine russe, Galina Kabakova a obtenu un doctorat en lettres. Elle est spécialisée dans le monde littéraire slave. Elle est également docteur en anthropologie sociale et enseigne l. a. civilisation russe à l'université Paris- IV Sorbonne.

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En éditant leur recueil de contes populaires allemands, Deutsche Kinderund Hausmärchen (1812), les frères Grimm ouvrent une brèche où tout le monde s’engouffre, tôt ou tard, avec plus ou moins de succès. Leur collecte n’est pas un fruit du hasard ; derrière les Grimm, c’est tout le national-romantisme qu’on retrouve, et avant tout, l. a. théorie du relativisme culturel de Herder, son idée de l’« esprit du peuple » (Volksgeist), sa conviction que le génie est toujours nationwide et que celui du peuple constitue los angeles resource de toute fécondité artistique1. D’où, selon lui, los angeles nécessité des collectes, des études, de los angeles sauvegarde des traditions populaires. Or, qu’y a-t-il de plus nationwide que los angeles langue elle-même ? Si le langage représente l’expression immédiate, naturelle et spontanée de l’esprit du peuple, le langage le plus authentique serait forcément le langage populaire. Ceci est un element vital : en attirant l’attention sur l. a. langue, Herder déplace les accents d’une façon significative : ce n’est plus uniquement l’intrigue, l’histoire qui compte, mais également l. a. forme – ainsi, l’œuvre suitable de l. a. culture orale begin à être considérée comme un texte.

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Download One Plane Ticket From Normal: Your Humorous and Hope-Filled by Pamela J. Morton PDF

By Pamela J. Morton

In "One aircraft price ticket From Normal," Pam Morton describes her family's circulate from their gratifying, understood Midwestern lifestyles to a white-knuckled, faith-leaping trip into the center East. they fight to discover their means as a "minority every little thing" residing and serving one of the appealing humans alongside the Nile River. via funny and hope-filled tales, Pam offers the readers snapshots of lifestyle should you need to know what it truly is prefer to dwell in part of the realm that turns out so very diversified from theirs. tales of buddies made alongside the way in which demonstrate items of heart japanese inspiration and way of life. Cultural assistance on the finish of every supply readers with helpful info that they could enforce after they come across other-culture people.

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Download Voices of Wisdom Hawaiian Elders Speak by MJ Harden,Steve Brinkman PDF

By MJ Harden,Steve Brinkman

it's a infrequent privilege to take a seat on the ft of Hawaii's elders—to pay attention their tales firsthand. Such knowledge and data are seldom handed past Hawaiian groups, yet now, with this e-book, their services is accessible to us all. defined by way of "The Maui information" as "a great publication of interviews with awesome photographs," Voices of knowledge is a publication that explains Hawaiian tradition throughout the lives of 24 Hawaiians, every one a professional in a few side of Hawaiiana. it's not simply the tales and personalities of those 24 which are featured, via each one person we know about a self-discipline, expertise or ability valued in Hawaiian tradition. those 24 are leaders of the cultural renaissance that woke up the Hawaiian spirit in contemporary many years. those are those that have led lives that topic, and what issues so much to them is to maintain lit the flame of a tradition that almost died. via their efforts, Hawaiian tradition will survive into the following century.

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Download Drawn to the Dark by Chris Kullstroem PDF

By Chris Kullstroem

Inspired by way of a fascination with worry tradition, author Chris Kullstroem left her task and residential to event firsthand a number of the world’s so much mythical scare indicates. below the assistance of locals, she observed all of it: points of interest just like the Day of the lifeless, the haunts of recent Zealand, or even the legendary Krampus dropped at existence within the streets of Austria. every one eerie enactment inspires a feeling of ask yourself, demonstrating strong feelings that go beyond language and tradition to bare a connection all of us share.

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Download How Traditions Live and Die (Foundations of Human by Olivier Morin PDF

By Olivier Morin

Of the whole lot we do and say, so much isn't repeated or reproduced. on occasion, even if, an concept or a convention generates a sequence of transmission that covers extra distance via house and time than anyone individual ever may possibly. What makes such transmission chains attainable? for 2 centuries, the dominant view (from psychology to anthropology) was once that people owe their cultural prosperity to their powers of imitation. during this view, sleek cultures exist as the those that hold them are talented at remembering, storing and reproducing info. How Traditions reside and Die proposes an alternative choice to this typical view. What makes traditions dwell isn't really a general-purpose imitation potential. Cultural transmission is partial, selective, usually untrue. a few traditions live to tell the tale then again, simply because they faucet into common and easy cognitive personal tastes. those beautiful traditions unfold, now not by means of being higher retained or extra effectively transferred, yet simply because they're transmitted many times. This conception is used to make clear a number of puzzles of cultural switch (from the distribution of fowl songs to the endurance of kid's rhymes) and to provide an explanation for the precise relation that hyperlinks the human species to its cultures. Morin combines contemporary paintings in cognitive anthropology with new advances in quantitative cultural background, to map and expect the diffusion of traditions. This e-book is either an creation and an obtainable substitute to modern theories of cultural evolution.

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By Carolyn Kolb

Carolyn Kolb offers a pleasant and distinct inspect the guts of her urban, New Orleans. She is a former Times-Picayune reporter and present columnist for New Orleans Magazine, the place models of those essays seemed as "Chronicles of modern History." Kolb takes her readers, either those that reside in New Orleans and people who like it as viewers, on a digital travel of her favourite humans and areas. Divided into sections on foodstuff, Mardi Gras, literature, and tune, those brief essays could be learn in a single gulp or wolfed slowly through the years. both manner, the reader will discover a welcome better half and consultant in Kolb.

In bringing her tales brand new, Kolb's writings mirror an ongoing development of lifestyles in her interesting urban. because the devastation of storm Katrina in 2005, a few of these issues remembered won't ever go back. a number of the humans whose tales Kolb tells are not any longer with us. it is very important her, and to us, that they no longer be forgotten. Kolb, and her readers, can honor them by way of sharing and having fun with their tales. As Kolb says, "When issues fail, whilst the lighting exit and the roof caves in and the water rises, all that is still, eventually, is the story." This selection of such tales was once made with love.

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Download CultureShock! Chile by Susan Roraff,Laura Camacho PDF

By Susan Roraff,Laura Camacho

CultureShock! Chile is your one-stop advisor to settling within the state and adapting to existence in a brand new land. study from the authors’ adventure as they proportion insights into the Chilean paintings etiquette, navigating the category procedure, constructing domestic and utilizing the estufa and califont in addition to what in general makes the folk tick during this South American kingdom. detect the country’s myriad sights from the Atacama barren region to appealing l. a. Serena. pattern Chilean fare akin to prietas and cazuelas and wash all of it down with a pitcher of crimson wine from one of many many fantastic vineyards. Having conquer its turbulent political historical past, Chile now struggles to stability its conventional values with the calls for of a contemporary financial system. CultureShock! Chile is key analyzing for a person who plans to be in Chile for a longer period.

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Download The Land of the Lamas: Notes of a Journey through China, by William Rockhill PDF

By William Rockhill

Elibron Classics sequence. this can be a digitized reproduction of 1891 variation by way of Longmans, eco-friendly, and Co., London.
This is an Illustrated variation. The variation comprises maps on hand as a unfastened obtain.

This is an account of 2 prolonged expeditions into western China, Mongolia and Tibet Rockhill made in 1880s.. He despatched an account of his travels to the Smithsonian establishment for booklet (as The Land of the Lamas (1891)), and in 1893, he was once presented the Gold Patron’s Medal of the Royal Geographical Society. Artifacts from Rockhill’s expeditions are within the collections of the dept of Anthropology, nationwide Museum of average heritage, Smithsonian establishment, and archival fabrics are of their linked records, the nationwide Anthropological Archives.

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Download Os Libaneses (Portuguese Edition) by Murilo Meihy PDF

By Murilo Meihy

Um país pequeno e distante abriga um povo longe de ser desconhecido pelos brasileiros: os libaneses imigraram em peso para cá e trouxeram seus costumes e sua cultura. Este livro, escrito pelo historiador descendente de libaneses Murilo Meihy, mostra características, discute estereótipos e traz esse povo alegre e sofrido ainda mais perto dos brasileiros. Quem são e como vivem os libaneses? Um simples passeio pelas ruas das suas grandes cidades revela que o Líbano é uma encruzilhada cultural onde os clichês mais clássicos sobre a relação entre Oriente e Ocidente se dissolvem. As camisas de marcas famosas do Ocidente, os penteados ousados que mais parecem esculturas modernistas e as maquiagens pesadas são vistos lado a lado com véus islâmicos e correntes de ouro com pingentes em formato de cruz. Recheado de bom humor, relatos cotidianos e um landscape histórico, além de mapas e fotos, o texto mostra as raízes milenares do país, os anos de paz e de guerras, a geografia e a economia, a luta das mulheres e a diáspora. Esta obra é um convite para os brasileiros descobrirem as verdadeiras riquezas desse povo multifacetado e tão importante para a formação do Brasil.

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