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A Kingston Lacy Childhood

Author : Viola Bankes
ISBN : WISC:89094771565
Genre : Dorset (England)
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Category: Dorset (England)

Design And Plan In The Country House

Author : Andor Harvey Gomme
ISBN : 030012645X
Genre : Architecture
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The way a man thinks about his day-to-day living and the needs of his household reveals a great deal about his ambitions, his idea of himself, and his role in the community. And his house or castle offers many clues to his habits as well as those of the members of his household. This intriguing book explores the evolution of country house plans throughout Britain and Ireland, from medieval times to the eighteenth century. With photographs and detailed architectural plans of each house under discussion, the book presents a whole range of new insights into how these homes were designed and what their varied designs tell us about the lives of their residents. Starting with fortified medieval tower houses, the book traces patterns that developed and sometimes repeated in country house design over the centuries. It discusses who slept in the bedchambers, where food was prepared, how rooms were arranged for official and private activities, what towers signified, and more. Groundbreaking in its depth, the volume offers a rare tour of country houses for scholar and general reader alike.
Category: Architecture

To Partake Of Tea

Author : Geoffrey Brown
ISBN : 0946418500
Genre : England
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Category: England

Lists And Indexes

Author : Great Britain. Public Record Office
ISBN : STANFORD:36105117881123
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

A Dorset Heritage

Author : Viola Bankes
ISBN : LCCN:gb54003693
Genre :
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Period Living Traditional Homes Escapes

Author : Peter Brimacombe
ISBN : 0711735948
Genre : History
File Size : 50.69 MB
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A travel guide with a difference: a combination of regional tour and style file which presents the means of escape to the wonders of another age. Aimed at those who love travelling Britain to explore country houses and stately homes, or at a dedicated follower of historical architecture and style, this delightful book contains 500 illustrations and regional maps.
Category: History

Cleopatra S Needle

Author : Sir Erasmus Wilson
ISBN : OXFORD:302078589
Genre : Ancient Egypt
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Category: Ancient Egypt

The Epigraphy Of Ptolemaic Egypt

Author : Alan Bowman
ISBN : 9780191899010
Genre : History
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The Ptolemaic period in Egypt (332-30 BC) is one of the most well-documented periods of the Hellenistic age: in addition to the papyrological record there are more than 600 surviving Greek and Greek/Egyptian bilingual and trilingual inscriptions, ranging from massive public monuments, such as the Rosetta Stone, to small private dedications, funerary plaques, and metrical epigrams for the deceased. This volume offers a series of detailed studies of the historical and cultural contexts of these important inscriptions and is intended to complement the multi-volume Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions edition, in which the Greek and Egyptian texts will be presented together for the first time. The subjects discussed in the twelve chapters range widely across a variety of sub-disciplines, from advances in new technologies of image-capture, the juxtaposition of Greek and Egyptian elements in the layout and iconography of the monuments, and the palaeography of the Greek texts, to the history of the acquisition and study of the great bilingual decrees voted by the priests of the indigenous Egyptian cults, the introduction of Greek civic administration and communal associations in the cities and villages, and the role of the military in monumental commemoration. Particular attention is given to the role of indigenous and Greek religious institutions in Alexandria and the towns and villages of the Nile Delta and Valley, in which commemorative dedications to divinities of temples and statues by the monarchs and by private individuals are numerous and prominent. In a period shaped by the interplay between Egyptian and Greek culture, the existence of public and private inscribed monuments was a vital element of dynastic control. The unique insights offered by this thorough examination of the epigraphical landscape of Ptolemaic Egypt are invaluable to understanding the ways in which the Greek immigrant rulers and population established and reinforced their social and cultural dominance of an indigenous population which had its own long-established and traditional written and iconographic mode of public and private communication.
Category: History