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The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamun: History, Life, and Work in the Village…

Until their recent demolition, the colorful mud-brick hamlets of al-Qurna village, situated among the Noble Tombs of the Theban Necropolis on the Luxor West Bank, were home to a vibrant community.
Inhabiting a place of intensive Egyptological research for over two centuries, it was inevitable that Qurnawis should become part of the history of Egyptology and the development of archaeological practice in the Theban Necropolis. But they have mostly been regarded as laborers for the excavation…

Carried Away

Pub Date : 2001-04-05 | Author : Rachel Bowlby | Publisher : Columbia University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780231504447
ISBN 13 : 0231504446

Asserting that a history of shopping was, until recently, a history of women, Rachel Bowlby trains her eye on the evolution of the modern shopper. She uses a compelling blend of hi..

Inventing The Barbarian

Pub Date : 1991 | Author : Edith Hall | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780198147800
ISBN 13 : 0198147805

Incest, polygamy, murder, sacrilege, impalement, castration, female power, and despotism: these are some of the images by which the Greek tragedians defined the non-Greek, `barbari..

Sushi For Dummies

Pub Date : 2011-03-31 | Author : Judi Strada | Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

ISBN 10 : 1118053370
ISBN 13 : 9781118053379

Demystify the sushi bar experience Stuffed with tips and tricks - you'll roll, press, and mold sushi like a pro! From rolling sushi properly to presenting it with pizzazz, this boo..

Intimate Wars

Pub Date : 2012-01-10 | Author : Merle Hoffman | Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN 10 : 9781558617513
ISBN 13 : 1558617515

In 1971 (two years before the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision to legalise abortion in the United States), Hoffman founded Choices, an abortion clinic in New York. As a medical p..

The Overloaded Ark

Pub Date : 2001-04-01 | Author : Gerald Durrell | Publisher : Gardners Books

ISBN 10 : 0571209335
ISBN 13 : 9780571209330

In his first and funniest book, Gerald Durrell describes an expedition to the Cameroons before independence...

Heading Out To Wonderful

Pub Date : 2013-01-15 | Author : Robert Goolrick | Publisher : Algonquin Books

ISBN 10 : 9781616202729
ISBN 13 : 1616202726

It is the summer of 1948 when a handsome, charismatic stranger, Charlie Beale, recently back from the war in Europe, shows up in the town of Brownsburg, a sleepy village nestled in..

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