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Minear, Tish and Limon, Janet
The Ancient Pueblo people, also known mistakenly as the Anasazi, were a prehistoric Native American culture located around the present day 'Four Corners' areas of the Southwest United States. This area encompasses the Colorado Plateau, and extends from central New Mexico to southern Nevada, Utah and Arizona. The topography of this panoramic region varies greatly, including high plateaus, vast horizontal mesas, sleep walled canyons, and sandstone windows and bridges sculpted by water erosion. In cliff areas with harder stone, rock overhangs formed and served as building sites for adobe dwellings often accessible only by rope or rock climbing. Numerous national parks and monuments such as Mesa Verde, Grand Canyon, Sunset Crater and Chaco Canyon provide stunning scenery and a well-preserved window into the area's fascinating prehistoric past.Divided geographically, this expanded edition includes tips on visiting reservations, attending ceremonies, buying arts and crafts, and adjusting to 'Indian time'. The revised format provides easy reader access to a wealth of information, and includes dozens of new sites, selected places to stay, eat and shop, a calendar of various powwows and other tribal ceremonies, a section on language, points of interest, maps, and 16 pages of full colour photographs. This book also examines locations such as the Gila Cliff Dwellings Monument, the Taos Pueblo, and The Denver Art Museum, which houses an extensive collection of North American native art. 481pp.
Hippocrene Books Inc., 2009, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Expanded Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9780781811989
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Inventory #23817
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Saarelma-Maunumaa,Minna
What are the most popular names of the Ambo people in Namibia? Why do so many Ambos have Finnish first names? What do the African names of these people mean? Why is the namesake so important in Ambo culture? How did the long independence struggle affect personal naming, and what are the latest name-giving trends in Namibia? This study analyses the changes in the personal naming system of the Ambo people in Namibia over the last 120 years, starting from the year 1883 when the first Ambos received biblical and European names at baptism. The central factors in this process were the German and South African colonisation and European missionary work on the one hand, and the rise of African nationalism on the other hand. Eventually, this clash between African and European naming practices led to a new and dynamic naming system which includes elements of both African and European origin. 373pp.
Finnish Literature Society, 2003, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: . First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9517465297
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Inventory #11781
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 23.45 approx. - € 19.89 approx.)
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Williams, Terry Tempest
This unusual book is an introduction to Navajo culture by a storyteller. Steeped in the lore of the Navajo reservation, where she worked as a teacher, the author came to see Navajo legend and ritual as touchstones for evaluating her own experience. She presents them here as a means for all people to locate their own history, traditions, and sense of how to live well.
University of New Mexico Press, 1987, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0826309690
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Inventory #26539
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Trier, Jesper
CONTENTS: Preface; Introduction; The Field Studies; Ethical Issues; Working with the Language; Staying with the Mlabri, the Larger Group MI; Part I - Material and Social Culture; Names, Location and Number; Physical Characteristics; The Band, its Camp and Social Organisation; Mating, Marriage and Divorce (Ml); Kinship Terms; Naming System, Kinship Diagram, Preferred Modes of Marriage and Statistics (MI); Kinship Diagram, Naming System and Marriage Modes, M3 group; Economic Life, Tools, Arts and Daily Routine, MI Mlabri; Hunting and Gathering. M3 Group; Developments in the 20th Century, MI Group; Recent Developments; A National Park and a Refuge for Animals, Plants, Trees and the Mlabri. Part II - Supernatural World -- Thai Beliefs the Spiritual Heritage; The Souls of Newborn Children and of Sick Persons; The Soul after Death; The Mlabri Concepts of Souls and Spirits; Afterlife; The Other Spirits; Myths; Comparison with Bernatzik's Material. Part III - The Mlabri Language -- Word Formation and Syntax; Vocabulary. Part IV - The Prayers (M1 & M3) -- Definitions and Purposes; Prayers Invoking Several Spirits; Thunder, Wind, Rain, Hail and Rainbow; Snakes, Tigers, Swamps & Creepers; The Spear; Birth, Naming, Marriage and Divorce; Accidents and Illness; Burials; Deceased Parents and Others; Index.
Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 2008, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9788788415476
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Inventory #19548
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.06 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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Edited By Ostrem, Eyolf Etc.
The concepts of genre and ritual are central for the overall occupation with the relationship between the History of the Arts and the History of Christianity in Western Culture. In particular, these two concepts have important bearings for the research carried out at the Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals which has been established at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Copenhagen through funding from the Danish National Research Foundation. The first of the annual conferences of the Centre was dedicated to the question of ritual and genre. The present volume was planned on the basis of this conference: a collection of 15 essays with a wide range of topics both in terms of chronology and subject matter. The individual essays have been written partly by scholars at the Centre, partly by colleagues from universities in Denmark, Norway , Sweden, Germany and the USA with which the Centre collaborates. The aims has been to publish a volume which in a facetted way sheds light on the complex relationship between the two broad and difficult terms, genre and ritual, within the cultural history of Europe.336pp.
Museum Tusculanum Press, 2005, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 8763502410
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Inventory #20759
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.58 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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