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Thirty-Six Views: The Kangxi Emperor's Mountain Estate in Poetry and Prints

by Kangxi Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Pub Date:
03/2016
ISBN:
9780884024095
Format:
Hbk 316 pages

In 1712, the Kangxi emperor published Imperial Poems on the Mountain Estate for Escaping the Heat (Yuzhi Bishu shanzhuang shi)...

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 70

by Margaret Mullett and Michael Maas Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780884024170
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Hbk 344 pages

Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 70 includes: P. Marciniak, “Reinventing Lucian in Byzantium??; R. Betancourt, “Why Sight Is Not Touch:...

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Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century

by Yota Batsaki, Sarah Cahalan and Anatole Tchikine Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Pub Date:
01/2017
ISBN:
9780884024163
Format:
Hbk 406 pages

The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century brings together international scholars to examine: the figure of the botanical...

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Letters of a Dead Man

by Hermann von Puckler-Muskau Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Pub Date:
03/2016
ISBN:
9780884024118
Format:
Hbk 800 pages

In 1826, the prince of Pückler-Muskau embarked on a tour of England, Wales, and Ireland. Although captivated by all things British,...

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Holes in the Head: The Art and Archaeology of Trepanation in Ancient Peru

by John Verano Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Pub Date:
05/2016
ISBN:
9780884024125
Format:
Pbk 352 pages

Trepanation is the oldest surgical procedure known from antiquity, extending back more than five thousand years in Europe and...

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Visualizing Community: Art, Material Culture, and Settlement in Byzantine Cappadocia

by Robert Ousterhout Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Pub Date:
02/2017
ISBN:
9780884024132
Format:
Hbk 558 pages

Cappadocia is unrivaled in its preservation of the physical remains of the Byzantine Empire: churches, towns and villages, agricultural...

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New Testament in Byzantium

by Derek Krueger and Robert Nelson Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Pub Date:
01/2017
ISBN:
9780884024149
Format:
Hbk 336 pages

The New Testament lay at the center of Byzantine Christian thought and practice. But codices and rolls were neither the sole way—nor...

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Sound and Scent in the Garden

by D Ruggles Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780884024224
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Hbk 362 pages

While we often approach gardens as things to be seen - thus engaging the rational, intellectual part of the human brain - Sound...

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 71

by Elena Boeck and Michael Maas Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Pub Date:
01/2018
ISBN:
9780884024200
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Hbk 416 pages

In this issue: Maya Maskarinec, “Saints for All Christendom: Naturalizing the Alexandrian Saints Cyrus and John in Seventh- to...

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Knowing Bodies, Passionate Souls: Sense Perceptions in Byzantium

by Susan Harvey and Margaret Mullett Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Pub Date:
11/2017
ISBN:
9780884024217
Format:
Hbk 342 pages

How does sense perception contribute to human cognition? How did the Byzantines understand that contribution? Byzantine culture...

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Justinianic Mosaics of Hagia Sophia and Their Aftermath

by Natalia Teteriatnikov Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Pub Date:
10/2017
ISBN:
9780884024231
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Hbk 376 pages

The architectural jewel of Constantinople is the church of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom), constructed 532–537 CE. Although the edifice...

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Archaeology of Mural Painting at Panamarca, Peru

by Lisa Trever Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Pub Date:
11/2017
ISBN:
9780884024248
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Pbk 366 pages

The archaeological site of Pañamarca was once a vibrant center of religious performance and artistic practice within the ancient...

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River Cities, City Rivers

by Thaisa Way Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Pub Date:
05/2018
ISBN:
9780884024255
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Hbk 410 pages

Cities have been built alongside rivers throughout history. These rivers can shape a city’s success or cause its destruction....

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Smoke, Flames, and the Human Body in Mesoamerican Ritual Practice

by Vera Tiesler and Andrew Scherer Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Pub Date:
05/2018
ISBN:
9780884024262
Format:
Hbk 300 pages

Epitomizing the radiating sun and perpetuating the cycles of life and time, fire was—and continues to be—a central force in the...

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Sign and Design: Script as Image in Cross-Cultural Perspective (300–1600 CE)

by Brigitte Bedos-Rezak and Jeffrey Hamburger Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Pub Date:
07/2016
ISBN:
9780884024071
Format:
Hbk 304 pages

From antiquity to the modern age, legal, documentary, exegetical, literary, and linguistic traditions have viewed the relationship...

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