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Thebes in the First Millennium BC

Thebes in the First Millennium BC is a collection of articles, based mostly, but not entirely, on the talks given at the conference of the same name organized by the team of the South Asasif Conservation Project, an Egyptian-American Mission working under the auspices of the Ministry of State for Antiquities, Egypt, in Luxor in 2012. The organizers of the conference and editors of the volume, Elena Pischikova, Julia Budka and Kenneth...

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Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

"This haunting photo essay is the culmination of a 10-year project, in which photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales traced a 1,400-mile path along the Underground Railroad from a cotton plantation in central Louisiana through Mississippi, Indiana and into Canada. What makes the project so powerful is that all the photos were taken at the dead of night, when enslaved Africans would have been running for their lives. The claustrophobia evok...

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Amarna's Leatherwork. Part I

The ancient Egyptian city of Tell el-Amarna (or Amarna, ancient Akhetaten) was the short-lived capital built by the controversial Pharaoh Akhenaten, probably the father of the famous Tutankhamun, and abandoned shortly after his death (c. 1336 BCE). It is one of the few Pharaonic cities to have been thoroughly excavated and is a rich source of information about the daily life of the ancient Egyptians. This volume, the first of two, pr...

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Journey to Xibalba: A Life in Archaeology

I recently had the honor of meeting Don Patterson at his home in San Miguel. When I read his book it brought back memories of the years I spent traveling to many of the same Pre-Columbian sites since the 1970's. But for me, it was Frost's, "The Path not Taken" and I missed many opportunities to pursue my journey on a professional level because of family and career demands at the time. Although I have no regrets, I feel a strong sense...

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Puṣpikā: Tracing Ancient India Through Texts and Traditions

It is perhaps commonplace to say that India is one of the world's richest and enticing cultures. One thousand years have passed since Albiruni, arguably the first 'Indologist', wrote his outsider's account of the subcontinent, and two hundred years have passed since the inception of Western Indology. And yet, what this monumental scholarship has achieved is still outweighed by the huge tracts of terra incognita: thousands of works la...

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Hopeful Journeys: (Early American Studies)

Hopeful Journeys traces the German migrant groups from their origins to their places of final settlement in the colonies. The immigrants' Old World customs, beliefs, and connections did not entirely disappear as they adapted to life in the colonies; instead, the Germans' past ways helped shape behavior in the New World. Germans settled in rural, ethnic communities where family, village, and religion helped them succeed in the multi-e...

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Action Front: A World War One Action Tale

Action Front A World War One Action Tale By Boyd Cable I make no apology for having followed in this book the same plan as in my other one, "Between the Lines," of taking extracts from the official despatches as "texts" and endeavoring to show something of what these brief messages cover, because so many of my own friends, and so many more unknown friends amongst the reviewers, expressed themselves so pleased with the plan that I fee...

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Conflict and Carnage in Yucatán

“This book makes an original and significant contribution to the field in offering a political and social history of the region that is lacking in English and covers a time period that has not been treated to this extent before.” “Richmond provides a detailed reconstruction of gubernatorial politics and their effect on popular mobilization. The material on high political struggles during the Restored Republic is particularly instruct...

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Moby Dick (Wordsworth Classics)

With an Introduction and Notes by David Herd. Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury Moby-Dick is the story of Captain Ahab's quest to avenge the whale that 'reaped' his leg. The quest is an obsession and the novel is a diabolical study of how a man becomes a fanatic. But it is also a hymn to democracy. Bent as the crew is on Ahab s appalling crusade, it is equally the image of a co-operat...