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The Custom of the Country By Edith Wharton
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Considered by many to be her masterpiece, Edith Wharton's second full-length work is a scathing yet personal examination of the exploits and follies of the modern upper class. As she unfolds the... More > story of Undine Spragg, from New York to Europe, Wharton affords us a detailed glimpse of what might be called the interior décor of this America and its nouveau riche fringes. Through a heroine who is as vain, spoiled, and selfish as she is irresistibly fascinating, and through a most intricate and satisfying plot that follows Undine's marriages and affairs, she conveys a vision of social behavior that is both supremely informed and supremely disenchanted.< Less
Getting Through Customs By Sophia Tellen
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Getting Through Customs is a travel memoir told in fifteen true stories centered on the theme of transition. With passion, wit and tenderness, Sophia Tellen, author of Walking Into Moments, reflects... More > on the ridiculous to the essential and conveys the wisdom gleaned in a lifetime’s search for Truth. Sweeping through history, she revisits her early, middle and later life in many amazing places across continents. She discovers how to get through Customs without letting them take your goods; that escaping from ignorance is no mean task; that stuck in someone else’s reality, it can take a mighty shout to break out; that pitched across the border, one’s hidden baggage may declare itself on the other side; and that on a stormy crossing one may need to jettison all the cargo; finally, that Customs can be the least of obstacles, as life gives, takes and restores. Sophia Tellen’s dynamic and vivid narrative style makes this book accessible to a wide range of readers. A veritable treasure trove of information.< Less
Wedding Ceremonies for the Historically Inclined By Laura Crockett
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A book of custom ceremonies for bridal couples and desirous of an historical themed wedding. Includes vows, outlines of ceremonies from different historical eras, music and special reading... More > suggestions. This is a great reference for wedding planners and officiates as well.< Less
Wedding Ceremonies for the Historically Inclined By Laura Crockett
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A book of custom ceremonies for bridal couples and desirous of an historical themed wedding. Includes vows, outlines of ceremonies from different historical eras, music and special reading... More > suggestions. This is a great reference for wedding planners and officiates as well.< Less
The Customs, Etiquette and Traditions of the Old Testament By James Freeman
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Many students and scholars, alike, have a varietal of reference books, commentaries, dictionaries and other assorted works. Yet, for one not to have such a valuable work as this within their library,... More > not alone never to have perused its contents is like one who drives an automobile, without a set of gauges. This work is such a highly praised and valued work because it facilitates a person’s understanding of the cultural and historical relationship behind the Biblical text. Indeed, there are scores of tomes, which are mere commentaries, yet there is no other work such as this, which provides the valuable understanding of the concept and implications regarding the ‘context’ in which the biblical works were written. This work, unlike a commentary or dictionary, explains the concept within the everyday life of the people and as the historical beginnings, providing not an opinion, but facts regarding the most difficult passages of Scripture. This work is both a historical work and an encyclopedia work combined.< Less
Customs, Etiquette and Traditions of the New Testament By James Freeman
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Many students and scholars, alike, have a varietal of reference books, commentaries, dictionaries and other assorted works. Yet, for one not to have such a valuable work as this within their library,... More > not alone never to have perused its contents is like one who drives an automobile, without a set of gauges. This work is such a highly praised and valued work because it facilitates a person’s understanding of the cultural and historical relationship behind the Biblical text. This work, unlike a commentary or dictionary, explains the concept within the everyday life of the people and as the historical beginnings, providing not an opinion, but facts regarding the most difficult passages of Scripture. This work is both a historical work and an encyclopedia work combined to provide the inquiring reader a sound answer to their perplexing question. This work indeed is an invaluable resource which no theological library can be without.< Less
A Collection of College Words and Customs By Benjamin Homer Hall
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This book is a dictionary of college words and customs containing over 1,000 college slang, literary phrases and academic vocabularies peculiar to college students. Through the description of words... More > and customs, the book has introduced a great deal of historical information about college life, such as words, buttery, class day, commencement, commons, corporal punishment, dress, manners, freshman servitude, prayers, etc.< Less
A Collection of College Words and Customs By Benjamin Homer Hall
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This book is a dictionary of college words and customs containing over 1,000 college slang, literary phrases and academic vocabularies peculiar to college students. Through the description of words... More > and customs, the book has introduced a great deal of historical information about college life, such as words, buttery, class day, commencement, commons, corporal punishment, dress, manners, freshman servitude, prayers, etc.< Less
100 Years Ago in France - Customs, Crafts & Trades By 0dette Abbesse
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A collection of vintage portrait photos and old picture postcards depicting traditional French life and folk at work and play. Over 100 images of strange, forgotten rural trades, as well as how some... More > more familiar professions were conducted in the 19th and early 20th centuries. For anyone interested in social history, ethnography or early photography. A historic collection, including fishermen and fishwives, weavers, farmers, street vendors and market traders - in PDF ebook format, with tasters from some of our other vintage ethnic photo and travel titles, plus optional rolling slideshow functionality! In presentation mode this e-book makes a novel alternative to a screensaver.< Less
Maoria: A Sketch of the Manners and Customs of the Aboriginal Inhabitants of New Zealand By John Campbell Johnstone
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Maoria: A Sketch of the Manners and Customs of the Aboriginal Inhabitants of New Zealand By Captain John Campbell Johnstone. The scene of action is on the west coast of the North Island, at a Maori... More > pah or fortified village called Ngutukaka, near the mouth of the Waitebuna river, which we cannot find in the map of New Zealand. War among the native tribes, as in the story of "Ena," without the intervention of European arms or intrigues, gives occasion for the wild deeds and adventures presented here. The aged Ariki, or chief of the Ngatiroa, Te Au Te Rangi, has three lovely granddaughters—cousins, of course, to each other. Of these maidens Ora and Tui are to us the most interesting; yet Hira is also an attractive girl. The tohunga, or sanctified public conjuror, in the community, is a clever impostor named Ngawhare; the hero, or true king of men, is Karaka, the old chief's bravest and ablest son. Captain Johnstone has contrived to show us many particulars of Maori domestic life and manners.< Less