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Early Medieval Art - Lawrence NeesIn the first millennium, a rich and distinctive artistic tradition emerged in Europe. Early Medieval Art explores this tradition and tracks its development from c. 300 AD through c. 1000 AD, revealing forms of artistic expression ranging from brilliant illuminated manuscripts to decorative chairs, rich embroidery, and precious metalwork. Nees explores issues of artist patronage, craftsmanship, holy men and women, monasteries, secular courts, and the expressive and educational roles of artistic creation. Instead of treating early Christian art in the late Roman tradition and the arts of the newly
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The Politics of Race in Canada: Readings in Historical Perspectives, Contemporary Realities, and Future Possibilities - Maria Wallis, Augie FlerasThe Politics of Race in Canada is a collection of readings for both one-semester and full-year sociology of race & ethnicity courses dealing with the history and future of race in Canada. The aim of this text is to introduce students to the important scholarship on this topic and help them to analyse and think about its history and its application to contemporary related issues.
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The Medieval Spains - Bernard F. ReillyThis book traces the political evolution of the lberian peninsula from a collection of late Roman imperial provinces to the Spanish and Portuguese monarchies of the fifteeth century. That evolution is explained initially as a product of the interaction of the geography of Iberia and the successive invasions of it by the Visigoths in the fifth and sixth centuries and the Muslim invasion of the eighth century. The character of the Muslim organization of peninsular society is discussed and its failure to achieve a stable political order is assessed. The rival cultures of Iberia came increasingly
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My Parrot, My Friend: An Owner's Guide to Parrot Behavior - Bonnie Munro Doane, Thomas QualkinbushMy Parrot, My Friend is a straightforward book that addresses a growing need for parrot owners and their birds. When difficulties develop in the home, or a clash in avian and human natures makes for unhappy birds and angry owners, many times the sad consequence is painful termination of what could have been a long-term, joyful relationship. Happily, there is an effective remedy and it lies in a program of behavior modification. That program is fully detailed in this well-written, wonderfully detailed text. In addition, the text helps readers to find the right bird so problems can be sidestepped