FINDERS KEEPERS A TALE OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL PLUNDER AND OBSESSION

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Finders Keepers

Author : Craig Childs
ISBN : 0316148431
Genre : HISTORY
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To whom does the past belong' Is the archeologist who discovers a lost tomb a sort of hero--or a villain' If someone steals a relic from a museum and returns it to the ruin it came from, is she a thief' Written in his trademark lyrical style, Craig Childs's riveting new book is a ghost story--an intense, impassioned investigation into the nature of the past and the things we leave behind. We visit lonesome desert canyons and fancy Fifth Avenue art galleries, journey throughout the Americas, Asia, the past and the present. The result is a brilliant book about man and nature, remnants and memory, a dashing tale of crime and detection.
Category: HISTORY

Eine Kurze Geschichte Der Menschheit

Author : Yuval Noah Harari
ISBN : 9783641104986
Genre : History
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
Category: History

Archaeology For The People

Author : John Cherry
ISBN : 9781785701108
Genre : Social Science
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In 2014, the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World organized an international writing competition calling for accessible and engaging essays about any aspect of archaeology. Nearly 150 submissions from over two dozen countries were received. Archaeology for the People gathers the best of those entries. Their diverse topics—from the destruction of historic, urban gardens in contemporary Istanbul to the fall of the ancient Maya city— offer a taste of the global reach and relevance of archaeology. Their main common trait, however, is that they prove that archaeology can offer much more to a general audience than Indiana Jones or aliens building pyramids. All of the articles collected in this book combine sophisticated analysis of an exciting archeological problem with prose geared at a non-specialized audience. This book also offers a series of reflections on how and why to engage in dialogues about archaeology with people who are not specialists. These include a stunning photo-essay that captures the challenges of life at an archaeological site in northern Sudan, interviews with a number of leading archaeologists who have successfully written about archaeology for a broad public or who are actively engaged in practicing archaeology beyond academia, and a discussion of the experience of teaching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) about archaeology to over 40,000 students. This book should be of interest to anyone who has wondered how and why to write about archaeology for people other than archaeologists.
Category: Social Science

Enforcing International Cultural Heritage Law

Author : Francesco Francioni
ISBN : 9780191669620
Genre : Law
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A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via www.oup.com/uk as well as the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license and is part of the OAPEN-UK research project. The idea of cultural heritage as an 'international public good' can be traced back to the Preamble of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, according to which "damage to cultural property belonging to any people whatsoever means damage to the cultural heritage of all mankind". How this idea of cultural heritage as a global public good can be reconciled with the effective enforcement of protection norms is the subject of this study. Bringing together world experts in protecting cultural heritage, Enforcing International Cultural Heritage Law examines the different ways that cultural heritage property can be protected, including protection at the international level, enforcement in domestic courts, and the role of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. The book is divided into three sections. The first section assesses international law and analyses the interaction between international and domestic norms of public and private law. It discusses the different methods of international enforcement, the role of international and mixed criminal tribunals and courts, and the means for protecting cultural heritage in times of armed conflict. The second section addresses the role of national courts, discussing such topics as: barriers to domestic enforcement of international norms, the refusal to enforce foreign law, the difficulty of territorial boundaries in relation to underwater heritage, and the application of criminal sanctions by domestic courts. The final section of the book surveys alternatives to the legal enforcement of the norms protecting cultural heritage, including arbitration, soft law, and diplomacy.
Category: Law

Read On History

Author : Tina Frolund
ISBN : 9781610694322
Genre : Education
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Make history come alive! This book helps librarians and teachers as well as readers themselves find books they will enjoy—titles that will animate and explain the past, entertain, and expand their minds.
Category: Education

International Politics And Performance

Author : Jenny Edkins
ISBN : 9781134664603
Genre : Political Science
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In recent years we have witnessed an increasing convergence of work in International Politics and Performance Studies around the troubled, and often troubling, relationship between politics and aesthetics. Whilst examination of political aesthetics, aesthetic politics, and politics of aesthetic practice has been central to research in both disciplines for some time, the emergence of a distinctive ‘performative turn’ in International Politics and a critical return to the centrality of politics and the concept of ‘the political’ in Performance Studies highlights the importance of investigating the productivity of bringing the methods and approaches of the two fields of enquiry into dialogue and mutual relation. Exploring a wide range of issues including rioting, youth-driven protests, border security practices and the significance of cultural awareness in war, this text provides an accessible and cutting edge survey of the intersection of international politics and performance examining issues surrounding the politics of appearance, image, event and place; and discusses the development and deployment of innovative critical and creative research methods, from auto-ethnography to site-specific theatre-making, from philosophical aesthetics to the aesthetic thought of new securities scenario-planning. The book’s focus throughout is on the materiality of performance practices—on the politics of making, spectating, and participating in a variety of modes as political actors and audiences—whilst also seeking to explicate the performative dynamics of creative and critical thinking. Structured thematically and framed by a detailed introduction and conclusion, the focus is on producing a dialogue between contributors and providing an essential reference point in this developing field. This work is essential reading for students of politics and performance and will be of great interest to students and scholars of IR, performance studies and cultural studies.
Category: Political Science

Die Schl Fer Im Moor

Author : Peter Vilhelm Glob
ISBN : IND:32000014436184
Genre : Iron age
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Om Tollund- og Grauballemanden og andre moselig fra ældre jernalder
Category: Iron age

Winterwende

Author : Brian Ruckley
ISBN : 9783492982627
Genre : Fiction
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Es ist eine gottlose Welt, in der die Clans und die uralten magischen Rassen zusammenleben. Ein brüchiges Abkommen sichert den Frieden. Als fanatische Glaubensbrüder des Schwarzen Pfads das Land überrollen, dämmert ein neues Zeitalter der Verwüstung herauf. Zwischen den Fronten zieht das Halbblut Aeglyss die Fäden und kennt nur ein Ziel: die Unsterblichkeit. Am höchsten Festtag, der Winterwende, kommt es zur Katastrophe. Nur die Geschwister Orisian und Anyara entkommen dem Massaker und versuchen verzweifelt, die Welt vor der endgültigen Vernichtung zu retten.
Category: Fiction

Siberia

Author : Gwyneth A. Jones
ISBN : 3794180542
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Rosita und ihre Mutter leben in der Tundra und hüten ein Geheimnis, das die ganze Welt verändern könnte. Die Regierung versucht dies mit allen Mitteln zu verhindern und nimmt Rositas Mutter fest. Rosita selbst flieht, um das Geheimnis zu retten, in die Wildnis. Doch wie kann sie dort überleben?
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All The Strangest Things Are True

Author : April Genevieve Tucholke
ISBN : 9783522621489
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 86.77 MB
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Wink: ein bisschen seltsam, zurückhaltend, mit wildem rotem Haar und einer ausufernden Fantasie. Poppy: das schöne Biest, das alle manipuliert, aber den nicht bekommt, den sie eigentlich haben will. Midnight: ein unsicherer Junge, hin- und hergerissen zwischen beiden. Sie alle erzählen ihre Geschichte. Eine Geschichte, in der die verrücktesten Dinge wahr sind. Was ist wirklich passiert? Jemand weiß es. Jemand lügt. Wem kannst du trauen?
Category: Juvenile Fiction