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The Tea Book: Experience The World S Finest Teas, Qualities, Infusions, Rituals, Recipes

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The Tea Book helps you explore the blends, tastings, and ceremonies from around the world and create your own delicious tea traditions. Where does tea come from? In The Tea Book learn where in the world tea is cultivated and how to drink each variety at its best,…
Morals And Dogma Of The Ancient And Accepted Scottish Rite Of Freemasonry

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Morals and Dogma has been described as "a collection of thirty-two essays which provide a philosophical rationale for the degrees (membership levels) of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. The lectures provided a backdrop for the degrees by giving lessons in…
The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind The Myth Of The Scandinavian Utopia

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The Christian Science Monitor' s #1 Best Book of the Year A witty, informative, and popular travelogue about the Scandinavian countries and how they may not be as happy or as perfect as we assume, " The Almost Nearly Perfect People offers up the ideal mixture of…
On Sparta
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|December 27, 2005

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Plutarch’s vivid and engaging portraits of the Spartans and their customs are a major source of our knowledge about the rise and fall of their remarkable Greek city-state between the sixth and third centuries BC. Through his Lives of Sparta’s leaders…
Do Nothing: How To Break Away From Overworking, Overdoing, And Underliving

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Amish Confidential
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|October 6, 2015

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Go behind the beards in this daring insider’s look at the curious Amish subculture of Pennsylvania Dutch Country! Is the “plain and simple” life really so plain and simple? How do the Amish live without cars? Electricity? NFL football? The truth…
The Practice Of Folklore: Essays Toward A Theory Of Tradition
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|August 1, 2019

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Despite predictions that commercial mass culture would displace customs of the past, traditions firmly abound, often characterized as folklore. In The Practice of Folklore: Essays toward a Theory of Tradition , author Simon J. Bronner works with theories of…
Any Mummers 'lowed In?: Christmas Mummering Traditions In Newfoundland And Labrador

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As the Twelve Days of Christmas roll around each year in Newfoundland and Labrador, you might see oddly padded figures with humps on their backs, shoes on the wrong feet, their auntie's bra on the outside of their clothes, with faces hidden behind masks or bits…
Listening Is An Act Of Love: A Celebration Of American Life From The Storycorps Project

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A New York Times Bestseller “Each interview is a revelation.” — USA Today “As heartwarming as a holiday pumpkin pie and every bit as homey . . . what emerges in these compelling pages is hard-won wisdom and boundless humanity.”…
Merchants in the City of Art: Work, Identity, and Change in a Florentine Neighborhood

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This lively and engaging ethnography, written and designed with students in mind, uses the experiences and perspectives of a set of long-time market vendors in San Lorenzo, a neighborhood in the historic center of Florence, Italy, to explore how cultural…
This Is Not Normal: The Politics Of Everyday Expectations

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How our shifting sense of "what's normal" defines the character of democracy "A provocative examination of social constructs and those who would alternately undo or improve them."— Kirkus Reviews This sharp and engaging…
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