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Down and Out in Early America
mpn: 7 illustrations, 2 maps, ean: 9780271023175, isbn: 0271023171,
It has often been said that early America was the "best poor man’s country in the world." After all, wasn’t there an abundance of land and a scarcity of laborers? The law of supply and demand would seem to dictate that most early American working...
Hagia Sophia: Sound, Space, and Spirit in Byzantium
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ean: 9780271077253, isbn: 0271077255,
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Experiencing the resonant acoustics of the church of Hagia Sophia allowed the Byzantine participants in its liturgical rituals to be filled with the Spirit of God, and even to become his image on earth. Bissera Pentcheva’s vibrant analysis examines...
Becoming Centaur: Eighteenth-Century Masculinity and English Horsemanship (Animalibus)
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ean: 9780271075778, isbn: 0271075775,
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In this study of the relationship between men and their horses in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, Monica Mattfeld explores the experience of horsemanship and how it defined one’s gendered and political positions within society.Men of t...
The Gothic Stained Glass of Reims Cathedral
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Dubbed the Cathedral of France and first church of French Christendom, the Gothic cathedral of Reims was the coronation site of more than two dozen French kings—and a target of German bombardment in World War I. Before 1914 its medieval stained gla...
Zodiaque: Making Medieval Modern, 1951–2001
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ean: 9780271065069, isbn: 0271065060,
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Begun in 1951 by monks at the abbey of La Pierre-qui-Vire in Burgundy, the Zodiaque publications consisted of a triennial journal and multiple series of books, including the most famous: La Nuit des temps. The editors’ goal was to renew sacred art ...
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