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Giovanni Bochi

This article examines the practices of mobility and settlement of a community of Syrian Dom moving between Syria and Lebanon. I explore strategies, limitations and opportunities that defined the sphere of Dom social relations in Lebanon. While considering mainly the experience of Dom men, I argue that the scarcity of work, combined with social and political instability, affected their ability to reproduce community and family ties in Lebanon. Within these external constraints, flexibility and adaptation informed both residence patterns and the field of social interactions, which the Dom reconstituted through their cross-border mobility.

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“Amongst Affectionate Female Friends”

Same-Sex Intimacy in Nineteenth-Century Polish Correspondence

Natalie Cornett

-Żeleński, ed., Narcyssa i Wanda: Listy Narcyzy Żmichowskiej do Wandy Grabowskiej (Żeleńskiej) [Narcyssa and Wanda: Letters from Narcyza Żmichowska to Wanda Grabowska (Żeleńska)] (Warsaw: Dom Książki Polskiej Spółka Akcyjna, 1930), vi–x. 19 Ibid. 20 Ibid

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Statehood and Intercultural Dialogue

Study of Slovenian Transition

Peter Simoničm

Contemporary political rituals have been a neglected topic in Slovenian ethnology and anthropology. This article presents celebrations of Slovenian statehood in the period of transition - from 1991 to the present - which were being organised in the Republic Square (Trg Republike) and cultural centre Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana, and have been outlining the components of Slovenian political mythology and offering solutions for the new national future. The analysis is focused on the holders of political, cultural and media systems. It attempts to disclose the significance and use of the concept of intercultural dialogue in contemporary Slovenian society by exploring the relationship between ritual and its social background.

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Janet R. Bednarek

Aviation inspires far less historical scholarship than other major forms of transportation technology, especially automobiles and trains—and even space travel. In the years leading up to the centennial of powered flight in 2003 there were some efforts by Dom Pisano, Roger Launius and others both to refine and expand the parameters of the field and suggest emerging research questions. Yet aviation history has remained a small subfield within broader areas of interest, such as military, technology, transportation and business history. More recently, to some degree in response to the efforts of Pisano and Launius, work has been done within social, cultural and urban history, and gender studies. So while the field has been and remains hard to pin down, nonetheless interesting—if sometimes isolated—work continues.

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Elizabethan Orientalia

‘Jews’in Late Tudor England and the Ottoman Jews

Josè Alberto Rodrigues da Silva Tavim

. Dom António, Prior of Crato On 25 August 1580, Dom António, Prior of Crato (1531–1595), the claimant to the throne of Portugal, was defeated in Lisbon by Felipe II of Spain (1556–1598), the most powerful of those who were in line to occupy the place

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Between Resistance and the State

Caribbean Activism and the Invention of a National Memory of Slavery in France

Itay Lotem

monopoly and the desire for state recognition. Even before the 1990s, the history of enslavement had weighed heavily on the relationship between the French state and its overseas territories, particularly the overseas departments (DOMs) of Martinique

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Valeria V. Vasilyeva

exposition showing the history of Russian beacons; and an exposition of bone carving masterpieces from the collection of Taimyr folk arts center ( Taimyrskii dom narodnogo tvorchestva ). Sibirskiie Chteniia traditionally brings together participants from

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Political Regeneration

José Bonifácio and Temporal Experiences in the Luso-American World in the Early Nineteenth Century

Maria Elisa Noronha De Sá and Marcelo Gantus Jasmin

and its administrative problems, and experienced the French Revolution firsthand. Closely connected to Dom Rodrigo de Souza Coutinho, minister of the navy and the overseas territories and one of the foremost creators of reform projects aimed at

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Reflecting the “Field”

Two Vepsian Villages and three Researchers

Laura Siragusa and Madis Arukask

dispiriting picture, the inhabitants of Päžar’ have maintained a small library and Dom Kul’tury (Rus. Culture House). The very same woman runs the Dom Kul’tury , the library, and the post office. She supervises the children’s hobby circle and although she

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Valentina Mitkova

–1940)], in Ot siankata na istoriata: Zhenite v bulgarskoto obshtestvo i kultura (1840–1940) [From the shadows of history: Women in Bulgarian society and culture (1840–1940)] (Sofia: IK Dom na naukite za choveka i obshtestvoto, 1998); Krassimira Daskalova