Category: Catalogs, Subject
One of Thailand’s great contributions to civilization is the Kh?n mask, which is representative of Siamese "high culture." Its use is perhaps best exemplified in the Thai epic, R?makíen, which was derived from the ancient Indic drama, R?m?yana. The uninitiated observer would find the colorful masks, ornamentation, and intricate facial features, which denote varied characters such as demons, royals, or monkey soldiers, very difficult to decipher without the benefit of expert guidance. This fully-illustrated book does just that by portraying and describing the meaning and significance of the Kh?n masks, bringing them to life in all of their glorious detail. While the Kingdom of Thailand is well known on the world stage, much less known is the Siamese high culture that has evolved over centuries. What we find is an intricate blending of narrative poetry, epic drama, complex music, and a highly stylized interlocking system of choreography, costumes and crafted masks unknown elsewhere. This is best seen in the Kh?n mask drama in its presentation of the Thai epic, the R?makíen. Even though the R?makíen ultimately derives from the R?m?yana of ancient Indic civilization, the Thai version closely reflects Siamese civilization. In the Kh?n mask drama, we find a very large cast of characters. Without guidance, the viewer would be overwhelmed. Thus, the characters must be categorized and easily identified. This is done through a coded system of costuming and intricately crafted masks. The colors of faces, the shapes of eyes and mouths, the crowns worn, the ornaments displayed, and the weapons wielded all go to show whether the character is demonic, celestial, royal, or even a monkey soldier or forest hermit. Eventually the observer will learn to associate the names of the characters and the masks they wear. Hence, the ultimate purpose of this fully illustrated book is to provide explanations of the Kh?n masks as a rich contribution to world civilization.
Author: Jack M. Clontz
Publisher: MOCA Bangkok Publishing
Offering extensive coverage of the English and Spanish language, this reference includes thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation.
Category: English language
Author: John Andrew Simpson
The new and updated edition of the USA TODAY bestseller and most popular Spanish dictionary provides easy reference for educators and language learners everywhere. Now in its Sixth Edition, this national bestselling Spanish to English dictionary and go-to reference guide for educators everywhere quickly guides users to the right word in every situation. David Pharies has drawn from our current vernacular to make additions and improvements that will benefit students, teachers, home schoolers, and travelers alike. It includes: * 6,000 new entries reflecting today’s linguistic and cultural changes * Updated words and meanings, including slang, everyday expressions, and essential terms from medicine, business, digital technology, and sports * Expanded delimiters for more accurate word selection * Bilingual guides to grammar, pronunciation, parts of speech, suffixes, and regular and irregular verbs
Author: David A. Pharies,María Irene Moyna
More than 20,000 words in the English language are grouped into similar categories--such as astronomy, house, human being, plants and society--and explained using detailed, labeled illustrations.
Author: Jean Claude Corbeil
Publisher: Merriam Webster
The author shares the story of his methamphetamine addiction, suicide attempt, brief experiences of heaven and hell, and the extensive facial reconstruction that has been a part of his new life.
How a Desperate Act Pulled One Addict Out of Methamphetamine Hell
Author: David Parnell,Amy Hagberg
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Alessandro Malaspina,Hakluyt Society,Museo Naval (Spain)
Category: Discoveries in geography
In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.
Author: James Surowiecki
Category: Business & Economics
The book series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie, founded by Gustav Gröber in 1905, is among the most renowned publications in Romance Studies. It covers the entire field of Romance linguistics, including the national languages as well as the lesser studied Romance languages. The editors welcome submissions of high-quality monographs and collected volumes on all areas of linguistic research, on medieval literature and on textual criticism. The publication languages of the series are French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Romanian as well as German and English. Each collected volume should be as uniform as possible in its contents and in the choice of languages.
The dialect of Malabo and its implications for Spanish dialectology
Author: John M. Lipski
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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Author: George 1753-1840 Gleig,Colin Ca 1745-1793 Macfarquhar,Andrew 1726-1809 Bell
Publisher: Wentworth Press
The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible speaks to believers of all ages, backgrounds, and maturity levels with an uplifting message: that the prayers of the Bible are prayers for us today. Not an exhaustive, scholarly study, this very readable volume investigates twenty-one heartfelt prayers that produced results. Author Dave Earley shares personal examples from years of ministry that illustrate how these deepest petitions worked not only for Biblical heroes, but for Christians of today. Hope and encouragement are the hallmarks of this collection, encouraging the reader to greater faith in the power of effective prayer.
Author: Dave Earley
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
The proven concept of the first edition has been continued in the second edition Including many new entries and completely revised A trilingual dictionary with more than 4300 entries Offering an indispensable vocabulary of basic medical terminology For physicians, medical students and everybody connected with the medical profession Contains important expressions and phrases, essential for professional success in foreign countries Enabling communication with patients of different nationalities as well as medical report writing in foreign languages Acknowledges the particularities within intricacies of Brazilian Portuguese
Author: Irmgard Nolte-Schlegel,Joan J. González Soler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Including the Biblical Chaldee. From the Latin of William Gesenius ...
Author: Wilhelm Gesenius
Category: English language
The successful Millennium Edition is now updated. People and places, which have proved such an asset in the Dictionary, have the latest dates and populations. This enables you to have all the facts and figures at your fingertips, as well as the whole breadth and depth of the language described and explained.
Author: John M. Sinclair
Category: Electronic books
Author: Philippe Humblé
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries