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Explorations In Cultural History
Explorations In Cultural History

T. G. Ashplant, Gerry Smyth, "Explorations In Cultural History"
Plu to Pr ess | 2011 | ISBN: 0745315178, 0745315127 | 192 pages | PDF | 1,1 MB


Cultural history has opened up innovative approaches to the research and writing of history. The central themes of this volume are that culture is historically conditioned and history culturally conditioned. The production of history is now clearly recognized as a cultural practice, an invention in the present, as much as a representation and interpretation of the past.
Goodlands: A Meditation and History on the Great Plains (The West Unbound-Social and Cultural Studies)
Goodlands: A Meditation and History on the Great Plains (The West Unbound-Social and Cultural Studies)

Frances W. Kaye, "Goodlands: A Meditation and History on the Great Plains (The West Unbound-Social and Cultural Studies)"
Publisher: Athabasca University Press | 2011 | ISBN: 1897425988 | PDF | 384 pages | 3.6 MB
Photography and Literature (Exposures)
Photography and Literature (Exposures)

Photography and Literature (Exposures) By Francois Brunet
Publisher: Reak..tion Bo..oks 2009 | 192 Pages | ISBN: 1861894295 | PDF | 16 MB


Roland Barthes, one of photography's most influential critics, once described the 'trouble' introduced by the advent of photography. Approaches to the two subjects of literature and photography tend to assess the literary effects of photography, with literature seen as the older, broader, more established cultural form, and photography the new, alien upstart. In Photography and Literature, Francois Brunet reverses the angle of vision to examine photography's encounters with literature from the point of view of photography and photographers, providing a new way of understanding photography's interplay with literature and the printed page. The book assesses the complete history of photography, and Brunet begins by showing how photography's invention and its publication were shaped by written culture, both scientific and literary. In turn he examines its early and durable incarnation in the book format, the ongoing and often repetitive 'discovery' of photography by writers, and, finally, the game of mirrors by which, in the twentieth century, photography and literature are seen to trade tools and even merge formats. The book's photographic point of view is especially reflected in the attention given to writings by photographers, from Henry Fox Talbot's groundbreaking exploration of photography in The Pencil of Nature of the 1840s, to Raymond Depardon's correspondence or Sophie Calle's projects with Jean Baudrillard and Paul Auster. Ultimately, Brunet argues that the histories of photography and literature since 1840 have been drawing closer together, and that their convergence has provided recent writing with a new 'photo-textual' genre. Offering a wealth of examples from writing - from autobiography, manifestoes and fiction - and a fascinating variety of images from the mid-nineteenth century to the twenty-first, Photography and Literature will be of interest to anyone excited by the historic relationship of text and image.
Gold: A Cultural Encyclopedia
Gold: A Cultural Encyclopedia

Gold: A Cultural Encyclopedia by Shannon Venable
A,BC-CL.IO | 2011 | ISBN: 0313384304 | 318 pages | PDF | 4,4 MB


Gold has been an intrinsic part of human culture and society throughout the world, both in ancient times and in the modern era. This precious metal has also played a central role in economics and politics throughout history. In fact, the value of gold remains a topic of debate amid the current upheavals of economic conditions and attendant reevaluations of modern financial principles.
Christianity: History, Belief, and Practice
Christianity: History, Belief, and Practice

Christianity: History, Belief, and Practice by Britannica Educational Publishing, Matt Stefon
The Rosen Publishing Group | English | 2011 | ISBN: 1615305424 | 404 pages | PDF | 57 MB


Arguably one the greatest influences on the Western world, if not the world as a whole, the Christian faith can be described as a cultural and religious colossus for the tremendous effect it has had on the development of civilization as we know it. Although centered around the figure of Jesus of Nazareth, Christianity evolved rapidly, leading to the creation of various sects and traditions that have come to represent different peoples around the world. This compelling tome examines the philosophy, history, dogma, and socio-cultural aspects of a religion that has been found at the heart of both conflict and peace. Sidebars brim with interesting facts and stories that support the main narrative.
Smart Photography - June 2011 (India)
Smart Photography - June 2011 (India)
Smart Photography - June 2011 (India)
English | PDF + HQ PDF | 148 Pages | 44.2 + 87.5 Mb
The Making of Salem: The Witch Trials in History, Fiction and Tourism
The Making of Salem: The Witch Trials in History, Fiction and Tourism

The Making of Salem: The Witch Trials in History, Fiction and Tourism
Publisher: McFarland | ISBN: 0786439831 | edition 2009 | PDF | 216 pages | 1,1 mb


The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 are a case study in hysteria and group psychology, and the cultural effects still linger centuries later. This critical study examines original trial transcripts, historical accounts, fiction and drama, film and television shows, and tourist sites in contemporary Salem, challenging the process of how history is collected and recorded.
Karl Taylor - Photography Tips Complete

Karl Taylor - Photography Tips Complete
Karl Taylor - Photography Tips Complete | eLearning | 5.75 GB


Medieval History For Dummies
Medieval History For Dummies
Medieval History For Dummies
For D.mmies | 2010 | ISBN: 0470747838 | 404 pages | PDF | 4,8 MB

Is your knowledge of The Crusades less than tip-top? Maybe you're curious about Columbus, or you're desperate to read about the Black Death in all its gory detail?
The Oxford History of Western Music
The Oxford History of Western Music

The Oxford History of Western Music
Oxford University Press | 2010 | ISBN-10: 0195222733 | 987 pages | PDF | 36 Mb


Sweepingly ambitious, The Oxford History of Western Music will illuminate, through a representative sampling of masterworks, those themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to each musical age. Taking a critical perspective that challenges the received wisdom of the field, Richard Taruskin sets the details of music, the chronological sweep of figures, works, and musical ideas, within the larger context of world affairs and cultural history.