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Belonging to America: Equal Citizenship and the Constitution
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Belonging to America: Equal Citizenship and the Constitution

Who are the real citizens of America? Which people truly qualify for equality under the law? Two hundred years ago, an honest answer to these questions would have excluded not only women, slaves, and Indians, but also Germans, Scotch-Irish, Catholics, and Jews. Yet the Declaration of Independence expresses a profound commitment to the ideal of equal citizenship.
 
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Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture of Ancient Egypt
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Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture of Ancient Egypt

There are few people in the Western world who know nothing of the Great Pyramids of Giza & the treasures of Tutankhamon's tomb, but, for most, that is the full scope of their knowledge of Egyptian art. It is extraordinary how little general awareness there is of the fantastic wealth of this best-preserved art of all the ancient civilizations, so overshadowed has it been by the later and--for the West--more influential achievements of Greece and Rome.
 
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The Art of the Byzantine Empire
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The Art of the Byzantine Empire

For more than a dozen years the Byzantine Empire preserved and extended the treasures of Christian civilization. Today its artistic glories lie scattered through many lands, and it is not easy to obtain an accurate and comprehensive picture of its rich traditions. The first part of this text contains an analytical survey of the principal problems involved. The second gives a detailed appreciation by periods of the empires achievement in architecture, mosaic, painting, sculpture, manuscript illustration, and other arts.
 
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Consuming History: Historians and Heritage in Contemporary Popular Culture
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Consuming History: Historians and Heritage in Contemporary Popular Culture

Non-academic history – ‘public history’ – is a complex, dynamic entity which impacts on the popular understanding of the past at all levels.
In Consuming History, Jerome de Groot examines how society consumes history and how a reading of this consumption can help us understand popular culture and issues of representation. This book analyzes a wide range of cultural entities – from computer games to daytime television, from blockbuster fictional narratives such as Da Vinci Code to DNA genealogical tools – to analyze how history works in contemporary popular culture.

 
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The Child Whisperer, The Ultimate Handbook for Raising Happy, Successful, and Cooperative Children
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The Child Whisperer, The Ultimate Handbook for Raising Happy, Successful, and Cooperative Children

Children's true natures are written in the shape of their faces and expressed daily in their appearance, body language, tone of voice, and choice of words. Your child's unique laugh, cry, joys, worries, and even tantrums speak volumes about they type of parenting they need. And you'll learn exactly how to offer it by reading The Child Whisperer.
This simple but unique approach actually makes parenting more intuitive, fun, cooperative, and most importantly customized to your individual child.

 
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A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art
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A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art

A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art presents a comprehensive collection of original essays exploring key concepts, critical discourses, and theories that shape the discipline of ancient Egyptian art.
 
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Beauty or Beast?: The Woman Warrior in the German Imagination from the Renaissance to the Present
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Beauty or Beast?: The Woman Warrior in the German Imagination from the Renaissance to the Present

A regiment of women warriors strides across the battlefield of German culture - on the stage, in the opera house, on the page, and in paintings and prints. These warriors are re-imaginings by men of figures such as the Amazons, the Valkyries, and the biblical killer Judith. They are transgressive and therefore frightening figures who leave their proper female sphere and have to be made safe by being killed, deflowered, or both.
 
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