Browsing posts tagged: Manners and customs (General)
Now You Know Christmas

From oversized socks filled with treats to firs in living rooms and strange stories and songs, Christmas makes us all scratch our heads now and then. Now You Know Christmas will help everyone make sense of the holiday season, with answers to questions like: How fast would Santa have to travel in order to deliver […]

An Introduction to Game Studies

An Introduction to Game Studies is the first introductory textbook for students of game studies. It provides a conceptual overview of the cultural, social and economic significance of computer and video games and traces the history of game culture and the emergence of game studies as a field of research. Key concepts and theories are […]

Now You Know — Giant Trivia Bundle

Presenting five books in Doug Lennox’s popular and exhaustive trivia series. Throughout these books you will find and astound your friends and family with such questions (and the answers to them, of course) as: Why do the British drive on the left and North Americans on the right? Exactly how long is a „moment“ or […]

The Christmas Book

For the family who wants to make this Christmas the best ever comes The Christmas Book. Stuffed full of festive fun, this is an amusing and informative guide to surviving and making the most of the holiday season. This is a wonderful celebration of Christmas that all the family can enjoy, including: Christmas games for […]

Stations of the Sun

Comprehensive and engaging, this colourful study covers the whole sweep of ritual history from the earliest written records to the present day. From May Day revels and Midsummer fires, to Harvest Home and Hallowe’en, to the twelve days of Christmas, Ronald Hutton takes us on a fascinating journey through the ritual year in Britain. He […]

Professional Event Coordination

A fully updated guide to the state-of-the-art guidelines, strategies, and new technologies in modern event planning A must-have resource for every event planner, manager, caterer, and student, this in-depth guide covers all aspects of the event planning process. Written by expert event manager Julia Rutherford Silvers, the book outlines the tools and strategies to effectively […]

The Medieval Chastity Belt

Conrad Kyeser was the first to present an image of a chastity belt in his illustrated book on war machinery, Bellifortis (1405), and some fifteenth- and sixteenth-century poets and artists referred to this object as well. Yet, there is no firm evidence that chastity belts were ever used in reality. By contrast, modern writers have […]

Stories from a Tearoom Window

The Japanese tea ceremony blends art with nature and has for centuries brought harmony to the daily life of its practitioners.Stories From a Tearoom Window is a timeless collection of tales of the ancient tea sages, compiled in the eighteenth century. Both longtime adherents and newcomers to the tea ceremony will be fascinated by these […]

The Stations of the Sun

Comprehensive and engaging, this colourful study covers the whole sweep of ritual history from the earliest written records to the present day. From May Day revels and Midsummer fires, to Harvest Home and Hallowe’en, to the twelve days of Christmas, Ronald Hutton takes us on a fascinating journey through the ritual year in Britain. He […]

The Musical Playground

The Musical Playground is a new and fascinating account of the musical play of school-aged children. Based on fifteen years of ethnomusicological field research in urban and rural school playgrounds around the globe, Kathryn Marsh provides unique insights into children’s musical playground activities across a comprehensive scope of social, cultural, and national contexts.With a sophisticated […]