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Items in Auxiliary Sciences of History (Archaeology, Genealogy, ...) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 90 days.


  • Archive(s), mémoire, art : éléments pour une archivistique critique / Anne Klein
    CD 947 K54 2019

  • Solar electricity basics : powering your home or office with solar energy / Dan Chiras
    ELEC MON E

    The indispensable guide to solar electricity systems for homeowners, business owners, builders, and students

    Climate change and limits to fossil fuels compel us to find safer, more economical, and more sustainable ways to meet our needs for electricity. And, as more and more electric cars hit the road, we'll need to find a way to provide fuel that is clean, environmentally sustainable, and affordable.

    With Solar Electricity Basics , author Dan Chiras offers a concise and up-to-date guide covering all the essentials. It explores:

    How to size, cost, and choose the right system, including off-grid vs. grid-tied vs grid-tied with battery backup Where to mount a system for maximum performance What type of modules and inverters to buy How to install and maintain batteries Cost vs benefit for solar electric systems How to connect to the grid, and what type of net metering your area offers.

    Solar Electricity Basics is an indispensable guide for homeowners, business owners, builders, and students for figuring out solar electricity quickly and easily.


  • Archive(s), mémoire, art : éléments pour une archivistique critique / Anne Klein
    CD 947 K54 2019eb

  • Mediality in the Middle Ages : abundance and lack / Christian Kiening ; translated from the German by Nicola Barfoot
    CB 353 K5313 2019
    In medieval culture, media forms were placesof mediated immediacy. They transported apresence of the divine, but also knowledge ofits unattainability. This volume investigates the multi-layered and fascinatingapproaches of medieval authors to the wordand writing, the body and materiality, andtheir experimentation with the possibilitiesof media before the concept was invented.The book presents, for the first time, acoherent, tightly argued history of medievalmediality, which also casts a new light onmodern thinking about the medial.

  • Exploring the archaeology of the modern city in Nineteenth-Century Australia Tim Murray, Penny Crook
    CC77.U72

  • Dictionnaire des noms de famille du Canada français anthroponymie et généalogie / Marc Picard
    CS 2700P5862019 P53 2019eb

  • Archives / Andrew Lison, Marcell Mars, Tomislav Medak, and Rick Prelinger
    CD 947 L57 2019

    How digital networks and services bring the issues of archives out of the realm of institutions and into the lives of everyday users


    Archives have become a nexus in the wake of the digital turn. Electronic files, search engines, video sites, and media player libraries make the concepts of "archival" and "retrieval" practically synonymous with the experience of interconnected computing. Archives today are the center of much attention but few agendas. Can archives inform the redistribution of power and resources when the concept of the public library as an institution makes knowledge and culture accessible to all members of society regardless of social or economic status? This book sets out to show that archives need our active support and continuing engagement.

    This volume offers three distinct perspectives on the present status of archives that are at once in disagreement and solidarity with each other, from contributors whose backgrounds cut across the theory-practice divide. Is the increasing digital storage of knowledge pushing us toward a turning point in its democratization? Can archives fulfill their paradoxical potential as utopian sites in which the analog and the digital, the past and future, and remembrance and forgetting commingle? Is there a downside to the present-day impulse toward total preservation?


  • Archaeology of Manila Galleon seaports and early maritime globalization / Chunming Wu, Roberto Junco Sanchez, Miao Liu, editors
    CC77.U5

  • Inventing modernity in medieval European thought, ca. 1100-ca.1550 / edited by Bettina Koch and Cary J. Nederman
    CB353
    One of the most challenging problems in the history of Western ideas stems from the emergence of Modernity out of the preceding period of the Latin Middle Ages. This volume develops and extends the insights of the noted scholar Thomas M. Izbicki into the so-called medieval/modern divide. The contributors include a wide array of eminent international scholars from the fields of History, Theology, Philosophy, and Political Science, all of whom explore how medieval ideas framed and shaped the thought of later centuries. This sometimes involved the evolution of intellectual principles associated with the definition and imposition of religious orthodoxy. Also addressed is the Great Schism in the Roman Church that set into question the foundations of ecclesiology. In the same era, philosophical and theoretical innovations reexamined conventional beliefs about metaphysics, epistemology and political life, perhaps best encapsulated by the fifteenth-century philosopher, theologian and political theorist Nicholas of Cusa.

  • Ghost galleon : the discovery and archaeology of the San Juanillo on the shores of Baja California / Edward P. Von der Porten
    CC 77 U5V66 2019eb

  • Technology and the growth of civilization Giancarlo Genta, Paolo Riberi
    CB478

  • Bioarchaeology of frontiers and borderlands / edited by Cristina I. Tica and Debra L. Martin ; foreword by Clark Spencer Larsen
    CC 79.5 H85B544 2019
    Frontiers and territorial borders are places of contested power where societies collide, interact, and interconnect. Using bioanthropological case studies from around the world, this volume explores how people in the past created, maintained, or changed their identities while living on the edge between two or more different spheres of influence. Essays in this volume examine borderland settings in cultural contexts that include Roman Egypt, Iron Age Italy, eleventh-century Iceland, and the precontact American Great Basin and Southwest. Contributors look at isotope data, skeletal stress markers, craniometric and dental metric information, mortuary arrangements, and other evidence to examine how frontier life can affect health and socioeconomic status. Illustrating the many meanings and definitions of frontiers and borderlands, they question assumptions about the relationships between people, place, and identity. As national borders continue to ignite controversy in today's society and politics, the research presented here is more important than ever. The long history of people who have lived in borderland areas helps us understand the challenges of adapting to these dynamic and often violent places. A volume in the series Bioarchaeological Interpretations of the Human Past: Local, Regional, and Global Perspectives, edited by Clark Spencer Larsen

  • Afrofuturism rising : the literary prehistory of a movement / Isiah Lavender III
    CB 235 L38 2019eb

  • The Mitfords : letters between six sisters / edited by Charlotte Mosley
    CT 787 M57M56 2008
    Carefree, revelatory and intimate, this selection of unpublished letters between the six legendary Mitford sisters, compiled by Diana Mitford's daughter-in-law, is alive with wit, passion and heartbreak. The letters chronicle the social quirks and political upheavals of the twentieth century but also chart the stormy, enduring relationships between the uniquely gifted - and collectively notorious - Mitford sisters. There's Nancy, the scalding wit and bestselling novelist; Pamela, who craved a quiet country life; Diana, the fascist wife of Sir Oswald Mosley; Unity, whose obsession with Adolf Hitler led to personal tragedy; Jessica, the runaway communist; and Deborah, the socialite who became Duchess of Devonshire. Writing to one another to confide, tease, rage and gossip, the Mitford sisters set out, above all, to amuse. A correspondence of this scope is rare; a collection penned by six born storytellers is irreplaceable.

  • The Disputatio chori et praetextati : the Roman calendar for beginners / Leofranc Holford-Strevens
    CE 46 H65 2019
    The first book of Macrobius' Saturnalia, written probably in the 430s AD, includes a historical exposition of the Roman calendar with a dramatic date some fifty years earlier, set in the mouth of the learned senator Vettius Agorius Praetextatus, followed by more technical detail at the request of an Egyptian named Horus, who as a foreigner is allowed to seek elementary information for which no one brought up in Roman culture would need to ask. This text was excerpted in early medieval Ireland, with some but by no means all its pagan matter excised, to provide an introduction for those who at best understood the rules of this recent import but not the rationale for them; it is quoted by Bede as Disputatio Chori et Praetextati, Chorus being a corrupted form of Horus. The excerpt took on a textual life of its own, which the present edition, the first devoted to the Disputatio rather than Macrobius, seeks to clarify; it examines the manuscripts and the relations between them, presents a critical edition with apparatus criticus and translation, and attaches a full-scale commentary concerned above all with the information provided in the text.
Updated: Tuesday 21 January 2020
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