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Don't They Know it's Friday?: Cross Cultural Considerations for Business and Life in the Gulf
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31.50 USD

Don't They Know it's Friday?: Cross Cultural Considerations for Business and Life in the Gulf

by Jeremy Williams
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Mizoram is situated at a unique cusp in North East India, in terms of both physical and social contexts. It shares its borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, while cultural influences range from the indigenous to the Western. This book offers an alternative understanding of the modern history of Mizoram through ...
Modern Mizoram: History, Culture, Poetics
Mizoram is situated at a unique cusp in North East India, in terms of both physical and social contexts. It shares its borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, while cultural influences range from the indigenous to the Western. This book offers an alternative understanding of the modern history of Mizoram through an analysis of its cultural practices through language, music, poetry and festivals. It explores the roots of modern cultural works not just in Christianity, but also in precolonial Mizo traditional practices. The authors closely examine text, performance and sculptural images, including the first handwritten newspaper Mizo Chanchin Laisuih (1898) and the Puma Zai festival (1907-11) from the early colonial period along with a contemporary sculptural image. They argue that cultural works open up to new forms of interpretations and responses over time. The book indicates that the Mizo creative sensibility enmeshed in theological, capitalistic-material and political/ideological regimes informs its modern enclosures, be it region, religion or nation. This book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of cultural studies, literature, media, history, politics, sociology and social anthropology, area studies, North East India studies and South Asian studies.
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196.22 USD

Modern Mizoram: History, Culture, Poetics

by P. Thirumal, Laldinpuii, C. Lalrozami
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This book and accompanying compact disc provide a rare excursion in the innovative ways a community of Haitian migrants to South Florida has maintained religious traditions and familial connections. It demonstrates how religion, ritual, and aesthetic practices affect lives on both sides of the Caribbean, and it debunks myths of ...
Migration and Vodou
This book and accompanying compact disc provide a rare excursion in the innovative ways a community of Haitian migrants to South Florida has maintained religious traditions and familial connections. It demonstrates how religion, ritual, and aesthetic practices affect lives on both sides of the Caribbean, and it debunks myths of exotic and primitive vodou (often spelled voodoo ), which have long been used against Haitians. As Karen Richman shows, Haitians at home and in migrant settlements make ingenious use of audio and video tapes to extend the boundaries of their ritual spaces and to reinforce their moral and spiritual anchors to one another. The book and CD were produced in collaboration to give the reader intimate access to this new expressive media. Sacred songs are recorded on tapes and circulated among the communities. Migrants are able to hear not only the performance sounds--drumming, singing, and chatter--but also a description, as narrators tell of offerings, sacrifices, prayers, and the exchange of possessions. Spirits who inhabit the bodies of ritual actors are aware of the recording devices and personally address the absent migrants, sometimes warning them of their financial obligations to family members in Haiti. The migrants' dependence on their home village is dramatically reinforced while their economic independence is restricted. Using standard ethnographic methods, Richman's work illuminates the connections among social organization, power, production, ritual, and aesthetics. With its transnational perspective, it shows how labor migration has become one of Haiti's chief economic exports. A volume in the series New World Diasporas, edited by Kevin A. Yelvington
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53.75 USD

Migration and Vodou

by Karen E. Richman
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As we look back upon past centuries, and can scarce repress our laughter at many of the absurd fancies in costumes our ancestors wore, our present beloved fashions equally in their turn may become subjects of wonder and mirth to our future descendants. Part fashionable guide, part defense of dandyism, ...
The Whole Art of Dress
As we look back upon past centuries, and can scarce repress our laughter at many of the absurd fancies in costumes our ancestors wore, our present beloved fashions equally in their turn may become subjects of wonder and mirth to our future descendants. Part fashionable guide, part defense of dandyism, this manual for menswear was originally published in 1830. It advises on the nuances of men's fashion, on how to perfect all elements of dress, from the elegant staple of cravatiana to the delightful whimsy of masquerade dress. Color, cut, and fabric choice are scrutinized, with accompanying advice given on the subjects of posture--one must not turn the toes in!--and the male grooming regime. A definitive guide to the rules of dress and decorum, this is a handbook that the fashionably-inclined gentleman simply cannot do without.
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17.06 USD

The Whole Art of Dress

by A Cavalry Officer
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A collection of thrilling samurai tales tracing the history of seppuku from ancient times to the twentieth century. The history of seppuku -- Japanese ritual suicide by cutting the stomach, sometimes referred to as hara-kiri -- spans a millennium, and came to be favoured by samurai as an honourable form ...
Seppuku: A History Of Samurai Suicide
A collection of thrilling samurai tales tracing the history of seppuku from ancient times to the twentieth century. The history of seppuku -- Japanese ritual suicide by cutting the stomach, sometimes referred to as hara-kiri -- spans a millennium, and came to be favoured by samurai as an honourable form of death. Here, for the first time in English, is a book that charts the history of seppuku from ancient times to the twentieth century through a collection of swashbuckling tales from history and literature.
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17.800000 USD

Seppuku: A History Of Samurai Suicide

by Andrew Rankin
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Today, the long-assumed belief in the permanence of an enlightened world is suddenly open to challenge. Human rights, participatory government, and social justice are losing global influence, and the world of ordinary people is pushing back against Enlightenment conceits. Accumulated anger links Taliban, Tea Party, and Trump, threatening women's rights, ...
Rebuilding an Enlightened World: Folklorizing America
Today, the long-assumed belief in the permanence of an enlightened world is suddenly open to challenge. Human rights, participatory government, and social justice are losing global influence, and the world of ordinary people is pushing back against Enlightenment conceits. Accumulated anger links Taliban, Tea Party, and Trump, threatening women's rights, social justice, and democracy. To understand and counteract the threat to these ideas, we must set aside embedded explanations and embrace a new frame of observation and tolerance grounded in the power of belief, legend, and tradition. In Rebuilding an Enlightened World, Bill Ivey explores how folklore offers a unique and compelling new way to understand the underlying forces disrupting the world today. If we are to salvage the best of the Enlightenment dream and build a better future, we must begin to listen, patiently and inquisitively, in order to interpret the customs, norms, and traditional practices that shape all human behavior.
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26.250000 USD

Rebuilding an Enlightened World: Folklorizing America

by Bill Ivey
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Baltimoreans have garnered a reputation for greeting one another by tagging hon to their speech. In the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, this small piece of local dialect took center stage in a series of rancorous public debates over the identity associated with Baltimore culture. Each time, controversy followed ...
Tradition, Urban Identity, and the Baltimore Hon : The Folk in the City
Baltimoreans have garnered a reputation for greeting one another by tagging hon to their speech. In the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, this small piece of local dialect took center stage in a series of rancorous public debates over the identity associated with Baltimore culture. Each time, controversy followed leading to consequences ranging from protests and boycotts to formal legislative action. Hon brought into focus Baltimore's past and future by symbolizing lingering divisions of race, class, gender, and belonging in the midst of campaigns to unify and modernize the city. While some decried hon and the Hon as embarrassing, others hailed the word and the related image of a down-to-earth, blue-collar woman as emblematic of the authentic Baltimorean. This book tells the story of the battles that flared over the attempts to use hon to construct a citywide local tradition and their consequences for the future of local culture in the United States.
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94.500000 USD
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This book offers an ethnographic exploration of three sites of infamous atrocity and their differing memorialization. `Dark tourism' research has studied the consumerization of spaces associated with death and barbarity, whilst `difficult heritage' has looked at politicized, national debates that surround the preservation of death. This book contributes to these ...
Death, Memorialization and Deviant Spaces
This book offers an ethnographic exploration of three sites of infamous atrocity and their differing memorialization. `Dark tourism' research has studied the consumerization of spaces associated with death and barbarity, whilst `difficult heritage' has looked at politicized, national debates that surround the preservation of death. This book contributes to these debates by applying spatial theory on a scalar level, particularly through the work of Henri Lefebvre. It uses escalating case studies to situate memorialization, and the multifarious demands of politics, consumption and community, within a framework that rearticulates `lived', `perceived' and `conceived' aspects of deviant spaces ranging from the small (a bench) to the very large (a city). The first case study, the Tyburn gallows site in York, uses Lefebvre's notion of `theatrical space' to contextualize the role of performativity in memorialization. The second, Number 25 Cromwell Street in Gloucester, builds on this by exploring the absence of memorialization through Lefebvre's concept of `contradictory space' and the impact this has on consumption. The third expands to consider the city as a problematic memorial, here focusing on the political subjectivities of Dresden - rebuilt following the devastation of the Second World War - and its contemporary associations with neo-Nazi and anti-fascist protests. Ultimately, by examining the issue of scale in heritage, the book seeks to develop a new way of unpacking and understanding the heteroglossic nature of deviant space and memorialization.
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68.25 USD

Death, Memorialization and Deviant Spaces

by Matthew Spokes, Jack Denham, Benedikt Lehmann
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Home cooking is a multibillion-dollar industry that includes cookbooks, kitchen gadgets, high-end appliances, specialty ingredients, and more. Cooking-themed programming flourishes on television, inspiring a wide array of celebrity chef-branded goods even as self-described foodies seek authenticity by pickling, preserving, and canning foods in their own home kitchens. Despite this, claims ...
Look Who's Cooking: The Rhetoric of American Home Cooking Traditions in the Twenty-First Century
Home cooking is a multibillion-dollar industry that includes cookbooks, kitchen gadgets, high-end appliances, specialty ingredients, and more. Cooking-themed programming flourishes on television, inspiring a wide array of celebrity chef-branded goods even as self-described foodies seek authenticity by pickling, preserving, and canning foods in their own home kitchens. Despite this, claims that no one has time to cook anymore are common, lamenting the slow extinction of traditional American home cooking in the twenty-first century. In Look Who's Cooking: The Rhetoric of American Home Cooking Traditions in the Twenty-First Century, author Jennifer Rachel Dutch explores the death of home cooking, revealing how modern changes transformed cooking at home from an odious chore into a concept imbued with deep meanings associated with home, family, and community. Drawing on a wide array of texts-cookbooks, advertising, YouTube videos, and more-Dutch analyzes the many manifestations of traditional cooking in America today. She argues that what is missing from the discourse around home cooking is an understanding of skills and recipes as a form of folklore. Dutch's research reveals that home cooking is a powerful vessel that Americans fill with meaning because it represents both the continuity of the past and adaptability to the present. Home cooking is about much more than what is for dinner; it's about forging a connection to the past, displaying the self in the present, and leaving a lasting legacy for the future.
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31.500000 USD

Look Who's Cooking: The Rhetoric of American Home Cooking Traditions in the Twenty-First Century

by Jennifer Rachel Dutch
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Home cooking is a multibillion-dollar industry that includes cookbooks, kitchen gadgets, high-end appliances, specialty ingredients, and more. Cooking-themed programming flourishes on television, inspiring a wide array of celebrity chef-branded goods even as self-described foodies seek authenticity by pickling, preserving, and canning foods in their own home kitchens. Despite this, claims ...
Look Who's Cooking: The Rhetoric of American Home Cooking Traditions in the Twenty-First Century
Home cooking is a multibillion-dollar industry that includes cookbooks, kitchen gadgets, high-end appliances, specialty ingredients, and more. Cooking-themed programming flourishes on television, inspiring a wide array of celebrity chef-branded goods even as self-described foodies seek authenticity by pickling, preserving, and canning foods in their own home kitchens. Despite this, claims that no one has time to cook anymore are common, lamenting the slow extinction of traditional American home cooking in the twenty-first century. In Look Who's Cooking: The Rhetoric of American Home Cooking Traditions in the Twenty-First Century, author Jennifer Rachel Dutch explores the death of home cooking, revealing how modern changes transformed cooking at home from an odious chore into a concept imbued with deep meanings associated with home, family, and community. Drawing on a wide array of texts-cookbooks, advertising, YouTube videos, and more-Dutch analyzes the many manifestations of traditional cooking in America today. She argues that what is missing from the discourse around home cooking is an understanding of skills and recipes as a form of folklore. Dutch's research reveals that home cooking is a powerful vessel that Americans fill with meaning because it represents both the continuity of the past and adaptability to the present. Home cooking is about much more than what is for dinner; it's about forging a connection to the past, displaying the self in the present, and leaving a lasting legacy for the future.
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31.500000 USD

Look Who's Cooking: The Rhetoric of American Home Cooking Traditions in the Twenty-First Century

by Jennifer Rachel Dutch
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This book takes a critical glance at the ways in which we attend to the corpse, tracing a trajectory from encounter toward considering options for disposal: veneered mortuary internment, green burial and its attendant rot, cremation and alkaline hydrolysis, donation and display, and ecological burial. Through tracing the possible futures ...
Corpse Encounters: An Aesthetics of Death
This book takes a critical glance at the ways in which we attend to the corpse, tracing a trajectory from encounter toward considering options for disposal: veneered mortuary internment, green burial and its attendant rot, cremation and alkaline hydrolysis, donation and display, and ecological burial. Through tracing the possible futures of the dead that haunt the living, through both the stories that we tell and physical manifestations following the end of life, we expose the workings of aesthetics that shape corpses, as well as the ways in which corpses spill over, resisting aestheticization. This book creates a space for ritualized practices surrounding death: corpse disposal; corpse aesthetics that shape both practices attendant upon and representations of the corpse; and literary, figural, and cultural representations that deploy these practices to tell a story about dead bodies-about their separation from the living, about their disposability, and ultimately about the living who survive the dead, if only for a while. There is an aesthetics of erasure persistently at work on the dead body. It must be quickly hidden from sight to shield us from the certain trauma of our own demise, or so the unspoken argument goes. Experts-scientists, forensic specialists, death-care professionals, and law enforcement-are the only ones qualified to view the dead for any extended period of time. The rest of us, with only brief doses, inoculate ourselves from the materiality of death in complex and highly ritualized ceremonies. Beyond participating in the project of restoring our sense of finitude, we try to make sense of the untouchable, unviewable, haunting, and taboo presence of the corpse itself.
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110.91 USD

Corpse Encounters: An Aesthetics of Death

by Jacqueline Elam, Chase Pielak
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When heritage becomes a commodity, when culture is instrumental in driving tourism, and when individuals assert ownership over either, social, ideological, political, and economic motivations intertwine. Bestowing value on culture is itself a culturally rooted act, and the essays gathered in Culture and Value focus on the motivations and value ...
Culture and Value: Tourism, Heritage, and Property
When heritage becomes a commodity, when culture is instrumental in driving tourism, and when individuals assert ownership over either, social, ideological, political, and economic motivations intertwine. Bestowing value on culture is itself a culturally rooted act, and the essays gathered in Culture and Value focus on the motivations and value regimes people in particular times and contexts have generated to enhance the visibility and prestige of cultural practices, narratives, and artifacts. This collection of essays by noted folklorist Regina F. Bendix, offers a personal record of the unfolding scholarly debate regarding value in the studies of tourism, heritage, and cultural property. Written over the course of several decades, Bendix's case studies and theoretical contributions chronicle the growing and transforming ways in which ethnographic scholarship has observed social actors generating value when carrying culture to market, enhancing value in inventing protective and restorative regimes for culture, and securing the potential for both in devising property rights. Bendix's work makes a case for a reflexive awareness of the changing scholarly paradigms that inform scholars' research contributions.
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42.000000 USD

Culture and Value: Tourism, Heritage, and Property

by Regina Bendix
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When heritage becomes a commodity, when culture is instrumental in driving tourism, and when individuals assert ownership over either, social, ideological, political, and economic motivations intertwine. Bestowing value on culture is itself a culturally rooted act, and the essays gathered in Culture and Value focus on the motivations and value ...
Culture and Value: Tourism, Heritage, and Property
When heritage becomes a commodity, when culture is instrumental in driving tourism, and when individuals assert ownership over either, social, ideological, political, and economic motivations intertwine. Bestowing value on culture is itself a culturally rooted act, and the essays gathered in Culture and Value focus on the motivations and value regimes people in particular times and contexts have generated to enhance the visibility and prestige of cultural practices, narratives, and artifacts. This collection of essays by noted folklorist Regina F. Bendix, offers a personal record of the unfolding scholarly debate regarding value in the studies of tourism, heritage, and cultural property. Written over the course of several decades, Bendix's case studies and theoretical contributions chronicle the growing and transforming ways in which ethnographic scholarship has observed social actors generating value when carrying culture to market, enhancing value in inventing protective and restorative regimes for culture, and securing the potential for both in devising property rights. Bendix's work makes a case for a reflexive awareness of the changing scholarly paradigms that inform scholars' research contributions.
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89.250000 USD

Culture and Value: Tourism, Heritage, and Property

by Regina Bendix
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D, Vol. 4 of 12: To Which in Prefixed, an Essay on His Life and Genius; Containing Rambler, Vol. I (Classic Reprint)
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17.400000 USD

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D, Vol. 4 of 12: To Which in Prefixed, an Essay on His Life and Genius; Containing Rambler, Vol. I (Classic Reprint)

by Samuel Johnson
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The Manners and Customs of the Parsees
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6.290000 USD

The Manners and Customs of the Parsees

by Dadabhai Naoroji
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The Evolved Eater: A Quest to Eat Better, Live Better, and Change the World
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15.740000 USD

The Evolved Eater: A Quest to Eat Better, Live Better, and Change the World

by Nick Taranto
CD-Audio
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Rambles in the Black Forest (Classic Reprint)
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14.670000 USD

Rambles in the Black Forest (Classic Reprint)

by Henry W Wolff
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Greek Saints and Their Festivals
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10.490000 USD

Greek Saints and Their Festivals

by Mary Hamilton
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Guest Book a Big Day to Remember: 630 Pages, Large Print with Over 16,929 Lines for Signatures and Notes
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26.240000 USD

Guest Book a Big Day to Remember: 630 Pages, Large Print with Over 16,929 Lines for Signatures and Notes

by Lisa Marie Smith
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The Tobacco Society of the Crow Indians (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

The Tobacco Society of the Crow Indians (Classic Reprint)

by Robert H Lowie
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The Unvarying East, Modern Scenes and Ancient Scriptures (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

The Unvarying East, Modern Scenes and Ancient Scriptures (Classic Reprint)

by E J Hardy
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Pictures of Indian Life: Sketched with the Pen from 1852 to 1881 (Classic Reprint)
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14.670000 USD

Pictures of Indian Life: Sketched with the Pen from 1852 to 1881 (Classic Reprint)

by Robert Needham Cust
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Cities Seen in East and West (Classic Reprint)
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17.400000 USD

Cities Seen in East and West (Classic Reprint)

by Mrs Walter Tibbits
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The Cyclopaedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Vol. 5 of 39 (Classic Reprint)
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24.750000 USD

The Cyclopaedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Vol. 5 of 39 (Classic Reprint)

by Abraham Rees
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Paddles and Politics, Down the Danube (Classic Reprint)
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12.570000 USD

Paddles and Politics, Down the Danube (Classic Reprint)

by Poultney Bigelow
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Hidatsa Social and Ceremonial Organization (Classic Reprint)
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20.550000 USD

Hidatsa Social and Ceremonial Organization (Classic Reprint)

by Alfred W. Bowers
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The Land Beyond the Forest: Facts, Figures and Fancies from Transylvania
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15.740000 USD

The Land Beyond the Forest: Facts, Figures and Fancies from Transylvania

by Emily Gerard
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An Historical Discourse on the Civil and Religious Affairs of the Colony of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations in New England, in America: From the First Settlement 1638, to the End on First Century (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

An Historical Discourse on the Civil and Religious Affairs of the Colony of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations in New England, in America: From the First Settlement 1638, to the End on First Century (Classic Reprint)

by John Callender
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The Threshold Covenant the Beginning of Religious Rites (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

The Threshold Covenant the Beginning of Religious Rites (Classic Reprint)

by H Clay Trumbull
Paperback
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Guest Book a Day to Remember: 100 Pages, Large Print, 900 Signature/Notes Spaces
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13.620000 USD

Guest Book a Day to Remember: 100 Pages, Large Print, 900 Signature/Notes Spaces

by Lisa Marie Smith
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