The Silver Cradle

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Author: Julia Nott Waugh
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292766084
Size: 61.70 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 172
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Book Description: Originally published in 1955, The Silver Cradle is the story of a year in the life of the Mexican American people of San Antonio, Texas. During the 1950s, Julia Nott Waugh recorded the performances of such seasonal and religious traditions as Las Posadas, Los Pastores, Las Calaveras, the Blessing of the Animals, the liturgical observances of Holy Week, and festivities of el diez y seis de septiembre (Mexican Independence Day), among others. Although years have passed and many of the details of observances have changed, the festival calendar and the joy and sincerity of the Mexican American people in honoring its customs and obligations have not disappeared. Now, in fact, a much wider population shares and appreciates the pageantry preserved for us by people like Graciana Reyes, in whose prized silver cradle the Christ Child slept every year at Christmas, and like Doroteo Domínguez, whose annual devotion to presenting a thousand-year-old pastoral epic in his back yard was legendary. Waugh has done much more than just open a window onto a charming past. She has captured for us one of the true gifts of our Mexican American heritage—the willingness to ritually celebrate the passage of time and to embellish the occasions with sensitivity and fervor. This book will appeal to the general reader as well as to those interested in folk traditions and Mexican American culture.

The Silver Cradle

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Author: Julia Nott Waugh
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Size: 31.96 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 160
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Notes And Queries

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Size: 64.75 MB
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Category : Electronic journals
Languages : en
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Through A Land Of Extremes

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Author: Nicholas Clinch
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594855153
Size: 43.82 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 324
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Book Description: * Teresa and St. George Littledale were an unlikely British couple who explored Central Asia in the 1890s with their fox terrier. * The Littledale's were very well known in their time for their extensive travels and exceptional adventures but have been almost completely forgotten; this is the first book about their fascinating story. * St. George Littledale received the Patron's Medal from the Royal Geographical Society but Teresa was overlooked. For thirty years, St. George Littledale and his wife Teresa mounted expeditions in North America and Asia. Through a Land of Extremes gives a taste for a bygone time of travel into uncharted, unknown territory, when adventurers lived by a combination of wit, charm, and luck. Of independent means, the Littledales began in the American Rockies, Yellowstone, and Alaska. These trips were followed by expeditions in the late 1880s in the Caucasus, the Pamirs, Russian Central Asia, and Mongolia. Their greatest exploit was a 14-month journey to Tibet in 1895. They were attempting to reach the Forbidden City of Lhasa, the great unmet goal of Central Asian explorers. In order to minimize their chances of being discovered before they neared their goal, St. George selected a route across the desolate, uninhabited Tibetan Plateau. At a 19,000-foot pass, they were finally blocked by 150 armed Tibetans. The Tibetans allowed them to continue over the pass to a suitable stopping place. The Littledales had come within 49 miles of Lhasa, closer than any other foreigners since 1846. This title is part of our LEGENDS AND LORE series. Click here > to learn more.

A Marvel To Behold

 A Marvel to Behold  PDF Book Detail:
Author: Timothy Schroder
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1783275073
Size: 64.43 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
Languages : en
Pages : 398
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Book Description: Bringing the existence and significance of the lost riches of Henry VIII back to life, this book sheds new light on Henrician and Tudor court culture.

Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn PDF Book Detail:
Author: Amy Licence
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445643537
Size: 40.38 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 496
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Book Description: THE biography of the most alluring, important and enigmatic of Henry VIII's six wives - Anne Boleyn.

Fifty Years Of Good Reading

Fifty Years of Good Reading PDF Book Detail:
Author: University of Texas Press
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292785380
Size: 47.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Book Description: 50 year since founding the University of Texas, they have witnessed major evolutions in the world of publishing.