There is nothing trivial about food: the study of culinary culture and its history provides an insight into broad social, political and economic changes in society. The present collection of essays reflects many of the important transitions through which 40 European countries have passed, and in this sense, it is a history book. It is also a colourful celebration of an enormously rich part of our cultural heritage.The tastes and smells of a country¹s traditional table are a meaningful route to an important part of its collective memory, accessible to everyone. Food is also one of the simplest and most direct ways to promote multicultural understanding.This book offers an excellent insight into the meaning of food culture and will be of interest to anyone who wishes to explore the diversity of our European cultural heritage.”We have ever identified our neighbours and friends by their culinary customs: here, in one book, is a groundbreaking study, bringing to one table the infinity of dishes that make Europe today.” – TOM JAINE, Publisher, Petits propos culinaires, Prospect Books.
Inventory of Monuments at Pagan Vol. 20 5(0)
Pagan is Burma’s foremost historical site and was the capital of the first dynasty to unify the country, between the 11th and 13th centuries AD. It also ranks as one of the world’s most spectacular and important Buddhist sites, containing more than 2000 religious monuments spread over an area of 16 square miles. This is the first of nine volumes of an inventory arising from a project sponsored by UNDP/UNESCO and with the co-operation of the Ecole Francaise d’Extreme-Orient, involving the collection of data for 2260 monuments, each of which was surveyed, drawn and photographed in detail. Several pages are devoted to each monument, with a layout presenting line drawings, photographs and descriptive notes. The inventory preserves a wealth of information and detail on what is subject to a rapid process of deterioration, accelerated by the 1975 earthquake in which many monuments were completely lost.
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History of humanity: scientific and cultural development, v. III: From the seventh century B.C. to the seventh century A.D.Culture, Culture
History of humanity: scientific and cultural development, v. III: From the seventh century B.C. to the seventh century A.D.0 5(0)
This third volume in a series of seven produced by UNESCO on the history of the human race divides the world by large geographical areas, then presents information on every aspect of the peoples there, including technology, art, literature, agriculture, and politics. The dozens of scholars from around the world who contribute to this work are all specialists, as are the editorial staff. The text itself, while it features many technical terms, is never pedantic, making the book suitable for general history readers as well as students. The illustrations, which include maps, support the text well. In its depths of scholarship and clarity, History of Humanity compares favorably with such works as Chronicle of the World (DK, 1995), The New Encyclopedia of World History (Oxford Univ., 1993), and The Timetables of History (S.L.S., 1987). It contains more information on, for example, Japan than the comparable entry in The New Encyclopedia Britannica. Recommended for academic and large public libraries.?Norman Malwitz, Queensborough P.L., Queens,, N.Y. SKU:9789231028120"CHF 149.00