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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.


  • Zooarchaeology in the Neotropics : environmental diversity and human-animal interactions / Mariana Mondini, A. Sebastián Muñoz, Pablo M. Fernández, editors
    CC79.5.A5

  • Urban archaeology, municipal government and local planning : preserving heritage within the Commonwealth of Nations and the United States / Sherene Baugher, Douglas R. Appler, William Moss, editors
    CC 77 U72 U73 2017eb

  • Bioarchaeology of impairment and disability theoretical, ethnohistorical, and methodological perspectives / Jennifer Byrnes, Jennifer Muller, editors
    CC79.5.H85

  • Sapiens : a brief history of humankind / Yuval Noah Harari
    CB 113 H4 H3713 2016
    Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel , Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective.
    nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one.
    nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Us.
    Homo Sapiens .
    nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?
    nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; In Sapiens , Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?
    nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

  • Under the sea : archaeology and palaeolandscapes of the Continental Shelf / Geoffrey N. Bailey, Jan Harff, Dimitris Sakellariou, editors
    CC77.U5

  • Cities and the Circulation of Culture in the Atlantic World : From the Early Modern to Modernism / Leonard von Morzé, editor
    CB358

  • Baroque, Venice, Theatre, Philosophy
    CB401
    This book theorizes the baroque as neither a time period nor an artistic style but as a collection of bodily practices developed from clashes between governmental discipline and artistic excess, moving between the dramaturgy of Jesuit spiritual exercises, the political theatre-making of Angelo Beolco (aka Ruzzante), and the civic governance of the Venetian Republic at a time of great tumult. The manuscript assembles plays seldom read or viewed by English-speaking audiences, archival materials from three Venetian archives, and several secondary sources on baroque, Renaissance, and early modern epistemology in order to forward and argument for understanding the baroque as a gathering of social practices. Such a rethinking of the baroque aims to complement the already lively studies of neo-baroque aesthetics and ethics emerging in contemporary scholarship on (for example) Latin American political art.

  • Le spectacle du patrimoine = The spectacle of heritage / sous la direction de Guillaume Ethier
    CC 135 S63 2017eb

  • Outrider of empire : the life & adventures of Roger Pocock, 1865-1941 / Geoffrey A. Pocock
    CT 9971 P63P63 2007eb
    A dreamer of dreams, an adventurer, and a man of many ideas, Roger Pocock was an inveterate, world-ranging traveler who lived the life that all adventurous boys desire. He listened with wonder to the stories of all those he met, be they outlaws like Butch Cassidy, ranchers, or mounted police. Readers of all ages and classes eagerly devoured Pocock's western tales. Outrider of Empire is a testament to a prolific author and extraordinary man whose friends and acquaintances bridged the worlds of theatre, literature, the military, and science.

  • Success and suppression : Arabic sciences and philosophy in the Renaissance / Dag Nikolaus Hasse
    CB 361 H275 2016

  • Sensing the past : from artifact to historical site / Nicola Masini, Francesco Soldovieri, editors
    CC76.4

  • The invention of celebrity : 1750-1850 / Antoine Lilti ; translated by Lynn Jeffress
    CT 1011 L5513 2017

    Frequently perceived as a characteristic of modern culture, the phenomenon of celebrity has much older roots. In this book Antoine Lilti shows that the mechanisms of celebrity were developed in Europe during the Enlightenment, well before films, yellow journalism, and television, and then flourished during the Romantic period on both sides of the Atlantic. Figures from across the arts like Voltaire, Garrick, and Liszt were all veritable celebrities in their time, arousing curiosity and passionate loyalty from their "fans." The rise of the press, new advertising techniques, and the marketing of leisure brought a profound transformation in the visibility of celebrities: private lives were now very much on public show. Nor was politics spared this cultural upheaval: Marie-Antoinette, George Washington, and Napoleon all experienced a political world transformed by the new demands of celebrity. And when the people suddenly appeared on the revolutionary scene, it was no longer enough to be legitimate; it was crucial to be popular too.

    Lilti retraces the profound social upheaval precipitated by the rise of celebrity and explores the ambivalence felt toward this new phenomenon. Both sought after and denounced, celebrity evolved as the modern form of personal prestige, assuming the role that glory played in the aristocratic world in a new age of democracy and evolving forms of media. While uncovering the birth of celebrity in the eighteenth century, Lilti's perceptive history at the same time shines light on the continuing importance of this phenomenon in today's world.


  • The Myths of information : technology and postindustrial culture / edited by Kathleen Woodward
    CB 478 M9 1980
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