Fong, Wen, "The Great Bronze Age of China: An Exhibition from The People's Republic of China"

Fong, Wen, "The Great Bronze Age of China: An Exhibition from The People's Republic of China"

Fong, Wen, "The Great Bronze Age of China: An Exhibition from The People's Republic of China"
Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1980 | ISBN: 0870992260 | English | PDF | 386 pages | 83.79 Mb

Nearly 4,000 years ago, the ancient Chinese made a discovery that would determine the course of their history and culture for two millennia—the alloy of tin and copper known as bronze. Bronze was used for tools and weapons and even musical instruments, but the Great Bronze Age of China has come down to us mainly in the ritual vessels that symbolized power and prestige for China's first three dynasties: the Xia, the Shang, and the Zhou. …

The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia (Cambridge World Archaeology) (repost)

The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia (Cambridge World Archaeology) (repost)

The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia (Cambridge World Archaeology) By Philip L. Kohl
2007 | 320 Pages | ISBN: 052184780X | PDF | 10 MB

This book provides an overview of Bronze Age societies of Western Eurasia through an investigation of the archaeological record. Philip L. Kohl outlines the long-term processes and patterns of interaction that link these groups together in a shared historical trajectory of development. Interactions took the form of the exchange of raw materials and finished goods, the spread and sharing of technologies, and the movements of peoples from one region to another. Kohl reconstructs economic activities from subsistence practices to the production and exchange of metals and other materials.

Suspended Music: Chime-Bells in the Culture of Bronze Age China

Suspended Music: Chime-Bells in the Culture of Bronze Age China

Suspended Music: Chime-Bells in the Culture of Bronze Age China by Lothar von Falkenhausen
English | Mar 16, 1994 | ISBN: 0520073789 | 567 Pages | PDF | 12 MB

The Chinese made the world's first bronze chime-bells, which they used to perform ritual music, particularly during the Shang and Zhou dynasties (ca. 1700-221 B.C.). Lothar von Falkenhausen's rich and detailed study reconstructs how the music of these bells—the only Bronze Age instruments that can still be played—may have sounded and how it was conceptualized in theoretical terms. His analysis and discussion of the ritual, political, and technical aspects of this music provide a unique window into ancient Chinese culture.

"The Rise of Bronze Age Society: Travels, Transmissions and Transformations" by K. Kristiansen, T. B. Larsson (Repost)

"The Rise of Bronze Age Society: Travels, Transmissions and Transformations" by K. Kristiansen, T. B. Larsson (Repost)

"The Rise of Bronze Age Society: Travels, Transmissions and Transformations" by Kristian Kristiansen and Thomas B. Larsson
CamUn Press | 2005 | ISBN: 0521843634 0521604664 9780521843638 9780521604666 | 463 pages | PDF | 13 MB

Authors reconstruct the travel and transmission of knowledge that took place between the Near East, the Mediterranean and Europe. They explore how religious, political and social conceptions of Bronze Age people were informed by long-distance connections and alliances between local elites.

The great bronze age of China: An exhibition from the People's Republic of China [Repost]

The great bronze age of China: An exhibition from the People's Republic of China [Repost]

The great bronze age of China: An exhibition from the People's Republic of China by (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
English | 1980 | ISBN: 0870992260 | 408 Pages | PDF | 83.7 MB

Treasures From the Bronze Age of China

Treasures From the Bronze Age of China

Treasures From the Bronze Age of China
The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1980 | ISBN: 0870992309 | English | 194 pages | PDF | 29.3 MB

The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia (Cambridge World Archaeology)

The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia (Cambridge World Archaeology)

The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia (Cambridge World Archaeology) By Philip L. Kohl
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2007 | 320 Pages | ISBN: 052184780X | PDF | 10 MB

The Rise of Bronze Age Society: Travels, Transmissions and Transformations

The Rise of Bronze Age Society: Travels, Transmissions and Transformations

The Rise of Bronze Age Society: Travels, Transmissions and Transformations
Cambridge University Press | ISBN: 0521843634 | 2005-12-26 | PDF | Pages: 464 | 121 MB

The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia (Cambridge World Archaeology) (Repost)

The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia (Cambridge World Archaeology) (Repost)

The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia (Cambridge World Archaeology) By Philip L. Kohl
2007 | 320 Pages | ISBN: 052184780X | PDF | 12 MB

The Development and Design of Bronze Ordnance, Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries

The Development and Design of Bronze Ordnance, Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries

Chuck Meide - The Development and Design of Bronze Ordnance, Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries
The College of William & Mary | 2002 | ISBN: N/A | 37 pages | PDF | 7.1 MB

This study is an overview of the history of the development, design, and manufacture of bronze muzzle-loading ordnance, which were widely used by the world’s military forces from the 16th to mid-19th centuries. Discussion is limited for the most part to guns (what are usually termed cannon), but also to mortars, howitzers, and to a lesser degree types such as the carronade and swivel gun.

Screening Images of American Masculinity in the Age of Postfeminism

Screening Images of American Masculinity in the Age of Postfeminism

Screening Images of American Masculinity in the Age of Postfeminism
by Elizabeth Abele and John A. Gronbeck-Tedesco
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1498525822 | 234 Pages | PDF | 2.83 MB

This collection of essays presents a sampling of film and television texts, interrogating images of U.S. masculinity.

The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction [Repost]

The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction [Repost]

The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs
English | May 26, 2011 | ISBN: 0199747490 | EPUB + PDF | 176 pages | 1.9/0.5 MB

The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789-1815

The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789-1815

The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789-1815 by Charles Otto;Le Bourhis, Katell;Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) Zieseniss
English | 1989 | ISBN: 0870995707 | 286 Pages | PDF | 51 MB

The Napoleonic age, born in 1789 on the Place de Greve with the murder of the governor of the Bastille, lasted less than thirty years yet its impact was as wide-ranging as it was dramatic. The violent, tumultuous period that followed the French Revolution, as political groups acted and reacted against each other in quick succession, was clearly reflected in the arts of the time.

Bodies in Resistance : Gender and Sexual Politics in the Age of Neoliberalism

Bodies in Resistance : Gender and Sexual Politics in the Age of Neoliberalism

Bodies in Resistance :
Gender and Sexual Politics in the Age of Neoliberalism

by Wendy Harcourt
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1137477792 | 369 Pages | PDF | 3.47 MB

As part of the emerging new research on civic innovation, this book explores how sexual politics and gender relations play out in feminist struggles around body politics in Brazil, Colombia, India, Iran, Mexico, Nepal, Turkey, Nicaragua, as well as in East Africa, Latin America and global institutions and networks.

Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece (Repost)

Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece (Repost)

Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece By Donald Kagan, Gregory F. Viggiano
2013 | 312 Pages | ISBN: 0691143013 | EPUB | 3 MB

The Semiotics of Emoji: The Rise of Visual Language in the Age of the Internet

The Semiotics of Emoji: The Rise of Visual Language in the Age of the Internet

The Semiotics of Emoji: The Rise of Visual Language in the Age of the Internet (Bloomsbury Advances in Semiotics) by Marcel Danesi
2016 | ISBN: 1474281990, 1474281982 | English | 208 pages | PDF | 9 MB

Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil (Repost)

Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil (Repost)

Michael C. Ruppert, Catherine Austin Fitts, "Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil"
2004 | pages: 696 | ISBN: 0865715408 | PDF | 4,0 mb

The State of the World's Children, 2011: Adolescence, an age of Opportunity

The State of the World's Children, 2011: Adolescence, an age of Opportunity

The State of the World's Children, 2011: Adolescence, an age of Opportunity by United Nations
English | Feb. 22, 2011 | ISBN: 9280645552 | 148 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Having a child remains one of the biggest health risks for women worldwide. Fifteen hundred women die every day while giving birth. Thats a half a million mothers every year. The State of the Worlds Children 2009 addresses maternal mortality, one of the most intractable problems for development work. The difference in pregnancy risk between women in developing countries and their peers in the industrialized world is often termed the greatest health divide in the world.

Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity

Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity

Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity
by Jay Pitter and John Lorinc
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1552453324 | 281 Pages | PDF | 4.67 MB

How do we build cities where we aren't just living within the same urban space, but living together?

Music in the Age of Anxiety : American Music in the Fifties

Music in the Age of Anxiety : American Music in the Fifties

Music in the Age of Anxiety : American Music in the Fifties
by James Wierzbicki
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0252081560 | 311 Pages | PDF | 2.42 MB

Music historian James Wierzbicki sheds light on how the Fifties' pervasive moods affected its sounds.