Between the 15th and 17th centuries, a particular literary genre experienced a singular boom in Uzbekistan: it is the enigma or muammo giving to discover a proper name. Mir Alisher Navoiy revealed this particular genre. The enigmas or logogriphs proposed here are presented in the form of couplets exalting feminine beauty.
Guessing games are a widespread part of Tibetan cultural life. To date, these Tibetan riddles have not been translated into any Western language, and the publication of this book serves to contribute to the preservation and transmission of a rapidly disappearing cultural heritage.
Doctor of Letters lecturer at Paris VIII, the author reconsiders the history and practice of Yi-king (The book of mutations) in the light of the archaeological discoveries of Mawangdui and the most recent research work.
Presents an overview of Chinese civilization in which divination appears as the privileged expression of a culture aimed at bringing man into harmony with the order of the world.
Synopsis and screenplay of the film directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien in 1987. The film tells the story of a Taiwanese family in 1947, during the crackdown by the Chinese government that led to the imprisonment or deaths of thousands of Taiwanese people. With an introduction to the history of Taiwan and its cinema.
The original script of the film, with the 9th century story that inspired it as well as the chronicle of the shooting told by the writer who participated in the adaptation. A dive into the atmosphere of the making of a feature film in the wuxia genre, a Chinese swashbuckling film.
For more than 2,000 years, the Jewish communities of Greece have developed their own original culture made up of successive contributions, including that of the Sephardic Jews, welcomed into the Ottoman Empire at the end of the 15th century. This book offers a history of these communities, their customs and traditions, introducing 287 cooking recipes.
The authentic Cretan diet. Detailing the recipes so as to facilitate their execution, Nicholas Stavroulakis conveys to us, through them and through the humorous texts that accompany them, his intimate knowledge of Crete. An essential book for those who want to take a serious approach to this healthy and nonetheless delightful cuisine.
A dictionary bringing together a lexicon of 1,875 entries of terms from the dialect spoken in Sidi-Bel-Abbès, located in the west of Algeria. Also offers the French translation of terms.