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Pilgrimage: From the Ganges to Graceland: An Encyclopedia, Volumes 1-2

By Linda Kay Davidson, David M. Gitlitz

Pilgrimage is a accomplished compendium of the elemental evidence on Pilgrimage from precedent days to the twenty first century. Illustrated with maps and images that improve the reader's trip, this authoritative quantity explores websites, humans, actions, rites, terminology, and different concerns on the topic of pilgrimage resembling economics, tourism, and disease.

Encompassing all significant and minor global religions, from historic cults to fashionable faiths, this paintings covers either spiritual and secular pilgrimage websites. Compiled by means of specialists who've authored a variety of books on pilgrimage and are pilgrims of their personal correct, the entries will attract scholars, students, and normal readers.

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Four Studies in Loyalty

By Christopher Sykes

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quote from the interior: Hailed as a vintage while first released in 1946, 4 stories in Loyalty is reprinted the following with a brand new creation via David Pryce-Jones. This impressive choice of essays, each one on a special element of loyalty, starts with an account of the author's uncle, and his unusual and enduring friendship with Edward, Prince of Wales. the second one essay tells of the eccentric Persian, Bahram Kirmani, and his loyal loyalty to Oxford University-a position of studying he by no means truly attended. The 3rd considers Robert Byron's loyalty to his paintings, particularly the artwork of go back and forth writing; and the fourth bargains with the loyalty of a band of French women and men to England as witnessed within the Vozges, at the back of German traces, within the final years of the second one international warfare.

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A Sentimental Journey and Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics)

By Laurence Sterne

'Love is not anything with out feeling. And feeling continues to be much less with no love.'

Celebrated in its personal day because the progenitor of 'a college of soppy writers', A Sentimental Journey (1768) has outlasted its many imitators as a result humour and mischievous eroticism that tell Mr Yorick's travels. getting down to trip to France and Italy he will get little extra than Lyons yet reveals a lot to understand, unlike modern commute writers whom Sterne satirizes within the figures of Smelfungus and Mundungus. A grasp of ambiguity and double entendre, Sterne is however as involved as his friends with exploring the character of advantage; in contrast to different writers of soft fiction Sterne insists at the inseparability of hope and feeling.

This new version incorporates a choice from The Sermons of Mr Yorick, which make clear the worries of the Journey, The magazine to Eliza, which files Sterne's emotions as he languishes for the corporate of Eliza Draper, and A Political Romance, the satire on a neighborhood ecclesiastical squabble that was once the catalyst for Sterne's literary career.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from around the world. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of alternative worthwhile gains, together with specialist introductions by way of prime gurus, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra research, and lots more and plenty more.

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Fodor's Rome: with the Best City Walks and Scenic Day Trips

Rome is greater than ever bursting on the seams with newly unleashed power. simply in time for 2012’s 2 million American viewers is all-color, photo-packed Fodor’s Rome, revealing the festa romana that's the pulse of the everlasting urban. If evidence have been wanted that Romans are switching into the short lane, simply try out Fodor’s “new Rome” wrap-up.

Expanded insurance:
Look for accelerated write-ups of the new and hip neighborhoods of Pigneto and San Lorenzo, the newest architectural landmarks (the Casa della Ballo and Casa del Cinema), and extra avant-garde websites.

Illustrated beneficial properties:
Rome is considered one of Europe's so much resplendent towns, so it really is no ask yourself Fodor's chosen it for full-color therapy. Our “In-Focus” magazine-style illustrated beneficial properties take up every little thing from archaeological websites to the Vatican to the best neighborhoods. The advisor showcases the traditional urban in “Rome was once now not inbuilt a Day,” then skips to the city’s hippest scene-arena in “Life is a Piazza.” For Rome at its High-Renaissance top, and insights on how the 17th—century urban of spectacle used to be created, toggle from the part “Agony and Ecstasy: The Sistine Ceiling” to “Baroque and determined: The Tragic competition of Bernini and Borromini.” a primary for Fodor’s: our photo-rich bankruptcy, "Roamin’ Holiday," has subject walks that immerse the reader in 3 specially evocative stretches of town.

Indispensable journey making plans Tools
Fodor’s Rome consummately suits the invoice on either a realistic and cultural foundation. Detail-packed “Getting orientated” sections, with lots of hands-on training, introduce all 9 sightseeing neighborhoods. The "Experience Rome" bankruptcy is loaded with important recommendation, equivalent to find out how to discover Rome just like the locals do, and “Beating the Euro.” With local inn charts, 8 photo-spotlit eating districts, and extra eating place and resort experiences than Frommer’s, Fodor’s Rome handily trumps the contest.

Discerning innovations:  
Fodor’s Rome bargains savvy recommendation and suggestions from neighborhood writers to assist tourists utilize their time. Fodor’s selection designates our greatest selections, from motels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” rates from fellow tourists offer helpful insights.
PULLOUT MAP: A convenient take-along map offers further worth, giving tourists crucial information regarding best points of interest, jogging excursions, and within reach eating to allow them to commute with self belief.

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Far & Away: Places on the Brink of Change: Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years

By Andrew Solomon

From the winner of the nationwide booklet Award and the nationwide Books Critics’ Circle Award—and probably the most unique thinkers of our time—a riveting choice of essays approximately locations in dramatic transition.

Far and Away collects Andrew Solomon’s writings approximately areas present process seismic shifts—political, cultural, and non secular. Chronicling his stint at the barricades in Moscow in 1991, whilst he joined artists in resisting the coup whose failure ended the Soviet Union, his 2002 account of the rebirth of tradition in Afghanistan following the autumn of the Taliban, his insightful appraisal of a Myanmar seeped in contradictions because it slowly, fitfully pushes towards freedom, and lots of different tales of profound upheaval, this ebook offers a special window onto the very notion of social swap. together with his signature brilliance and compassion, Solomon demonstrates either how heritage is altered via participants, and the way own identities are altered while governments alter.

A journalist and essayist of exceptional notion and prescience, Solomon captures the essence of those cultures. Ranging throughout seven continents and twenty-five years, a long way and Away takes a powerful trip into the center of terribly varied studies, but Solomon unearths a standard humanity at any place he travels. Illuminating the advance of his personal genius, his tales are consistently intimate and infrequently either humorous and deeply relocating.

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Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu

By J. Maarten Troost

With The intercourse Lives of Cannibals, Maarten Troost confirmed himself as probably the most enticing and unique trip writers round. Getting Stoned with Savages back finds his wry wit and infectious pleasure of discovery in a side-splittingly humorous account of lifestyles within the farthest reaches of the area. After grueling years at the island of Tarawa, combating feral canine, machete-wielding associates, and a scarcity of beer every day, Maarten Troost was once in no hurry to come back to the South Pacific. yet as time went on, he discovered he felt remarkably misplaced one of the trappings of twenty-first-century the USA. while he came across himself conserving down a job—one that would very likely bring about a career—he knew it used to be time for him and his spouse, Sylvia, to repack their luggage and trigger for components unknown.

Getting Stoned with Savages
tells the hilarious tale of Troost’s time on Vanuatu—a rugged cluster of islands the place the natives gorge themselves on kava and are nonetheless recognized to “eat the man.” Falling into one fun misadventure after one other, Troost struggles opposed to typhoons, earthquakes, and great centipedes and shortly unearths himself swept up within the laid-back, clothing-optional way of life of the islanders. while Sylvia will get pregnant, they decamp for slightly-more-civilized Fiji, a fallen paradise the place the neighborhood chiefs are available observing rugby in the home round the corner. And as they deal with new parenthood in a rustic rife with prostitutes and executive coups, their son starts off to take rather clearly to island living—in whole distinction to his dad.

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Fodor's South Florida 2015: with Miami, Fort Lauderdale & the Keys (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor’s correspondents spotlight the simplest of South Florida, together with Miami’s artwork Deco District, Key West's Mallory sq., and castle Lauderdale's energetic shorelines. Our neighborhood specialists vet each suggestion to make sure you utilize it slow, even if it’s your first journey or your fifth.
MUST-SEE points of interest from Palm seashore to the Florida Keys
ideal resorts for each price range
most sensible eating places to fulfill a number of tastes
attractive gains on  snorkeling and the Everglades
worthwhile tips about while to move and how one can save
INSIDER viewpoint from neighborhood experts
colour photographs AND MAPS to motivate and consultant your journey

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8 Day Trips from London

By Dee Maldon

London is a superb urban to go to, yet there are various areas to work out open air the capital. Venturing out might be performed in an afternoon, all by way of public shipping, and you'll be again at your inn room via night. Stonehenge, Oxford, Cambridge, bathtub, Brighton, Windsor, Winchester and Canterbury all have nice websites to determine, they usually provide England on a smaller scale.

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The House on Dream Street: Memoir of an American Woman in Vietnam (Adventura Books)

By Dana Sachs

In this heartfelt memoir, Dana Sachs takes the reader on a sensual and textured voyage to a rustic so much americans take into consideration basically when it comes to struggle. A finalist for the self sufficient writer e-book Award, this deftly written narrative unearths how Sachs settled in with slick, warmhearted Tung and his quietly tenacious spouse Huong in Hanoi and made a spot for herself in “enemy” territory. With vibrant descriptions of the community—the noodle stalls and roaring bikes, the vestiges of French colonialism, and the encroachment of glittering high-rises—Sachs explores the tenuous stability among the traditions of outdated Vietnam and a rustic within the throes of modernization. Sachs’s sincere depiction of her problems renders her triumphs and love for the rustic and its humans the entire extra poignant and compelling. This variation encompasses a new afterword through the author.

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Venice & the Veneto City Guide (City Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet courses are, comfortably, like no other'. ny TimesThe final, so much complete advisor to vacationing in Venice & the Veneto contains updated experiences of the easiest areas to stick, consume, attractions, cultural info, maps, shipping counsel and some most sensible stored secrets and techniques – all of the necessities to get to the center of Venice & the Veneto.This consultant is the results of months of study via devoted authors and native specialists who immersed themselves in Venice & the Veneto, discovering designated studies, and sharing useful and sincere suggestion, so that you come away educated and amazed.Regions lined: Sestiere di San Marco, Sestiere di Dorsoduro, Sestiere di San Polo & Santa Croce, Sestiere di Cannaregio, Sestiere di Castello, Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands, Murano, Burano & the Northern IslandsInside Lonely Planet Venice & the Veneto:• complete colour styling and images• transparent, easy-to-read colour maps • a super new web page structure for quick and trouble-free analyzing whereas at the go• up to date instructed points-of-interest – masking consuming, snoozing, going out, buying, actions and attractions• In-depth positive aspects to discover the world's iconic sights• 1000's of cash saving tips• Our most up-to-date journey making plans instruments that can assist you get round easily • extra sections together with best reviews; in-depth assurance of best attractions; excursions; heritage; Day journeys from Venice; and an A-Z survival advisor. unique booklet enhancements• Scalable maps – permitting you to zoom in for better detail• complete interlinking – allowing you to seamlessly turn among pages, bounce among maps and experiences, or stopover at the internet sites of areas we recommend• seek – cross directly to what you're looking for with the built in seek potential • upload notes – contact a note so as to add notes and customize your guidebook • Bookmark – use bookmarks to speedy go back to a page• Dictionary – search for the that means of any note • Plus pinch and zoom pictures and scalable font sizeWritten and researched through Alison Bing and Robert Landon

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