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Saunders, Nicholas J.

Overview
Works: 70 works in 321 publications in 8 languages and 9,624 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Graphic novels  Folklore  Art  Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings  Literature  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Consultant, Other, Illustrator, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: DF234.2, 947.072
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nicholas J Saunders
Matters of conflict : material culture, memory and the First World War( )

17 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From trench art and postcards to prosthetic limbs, unexploded ordinance and war memorials, this book examines the continuing and constantly changing significance of World War One through the things it left behind, setting a new agenda for the study of the conflict
Peoples of the Caribbean : an encyclopedia of archeology and traditional culture by Nicholas J Saunders( )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Caribbean is named for interlopers - the Caribs - who arrived a century before the interlopers - the Spanish - who colonized the land, enslaved the inhabitants, and destroyed a 6,500-year-old culture. The millions of African slaves who replaced the natives produced the rich cultural mix that now exists within the paradox of sunny tourist beaches and the plight of the Western Hemisphere's poorest people. This is the first single encyclopedic source for all these stories - people, places, cultures, and resources." "Since the advent of jet travel and the rise of the cruise industry, millions have seen a sanitized vision of the Caribbean: Carnival revelry, steel-drum beats, and white-sand beaches. This encyclopedia goes deep beneath the veneer to show the origins in slavery of the modern African-based culture; the brief, cataclysmic destruction of the indigenous peoples; and the seven-millennium history of life in the Caribbean before Columbus. No other work gives as complete a picture of this beautiful, complex region."--Jacket
Alexander's tomb : the two thousand year obsession to find the lost conqueror by Nicholas J Saunders( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexander the Great is a towering figure in world history-his military genius and flamboyant personality have perhaps never been surpassed. But despite our long-held fascination with him, we have no idea where he is buried. The search for Alexander's tomb began soon after his untimely death in 323 b.c. and continues even today. The epic pursuit of the tomb spans continents and centuries, and involves some of history's most iconic figures. This is the story not of a brief and spectacular life, but of a momentous and unexplained death, multiple burials, and the seemingly never-ending quest for a man-god's final resting place. The journey ties together marvelous, seemingly disparate moments in history, from the Muslim invasion of Alexandria in 641 to Napoleon's great defeat in the Battle of the Nile. Nicholas Saunders gives us intriguing and fresh portraits of familiar figures like Napoleon, Julius Caesar, and Howard Carter. Bringing together thousands of years of speculation, as well as new questions about the ramifications of actually solving the puzzle, Alexander's Tomb is a fascinating look at one of archaeology's greatest mysteries"--Publisher website (December 2006)
Beyond the dead horizon : studies in modern conflict archaeology by Nicholas J Saunders( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new interdisciplinary study of modern conflict archaeology has developed rapidly over the last decade. Its anthropological approach to modern conflicts, their material culture and their legacies has freed such investigations from the straitjacket of traditional 'battlefield archaeology'. It offers powerful new methodologies and theoretical insights into the nature and experience of industrialised war, whether between nation states or as civil conflict, by individuals as well as groups and by women and children, as well as men of fighting age. The complexities of studying wars within living
Trench art : materialities and memories of war by Nicholas J Saunders( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2020 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trench art is the evocative name given to a dazzling array of objects made from the waste of industrialized war. Each object, whether an engraved shell case, cigarette lighter or a pen made from shrapnel, tells a unique and moving story about its maker. For the first time, this book explores in-depth the history and cultural importance behind these ambiguous art forms. Not only do they symbolize human responses to the atrocities of war, but they also act as mediators between soldiers and civilians, individuals and industrial society, and, most importantly, between the living and the dead. Trench art resonates most obviously with the terror of endless bombardment, night raids, gas attacks and the bestial nature of trench life. It grew in popularity between 1919 and 1939 when the bereaved embarked on battlefield pilgrimages and returned with objects intended to keep alive the memory of loved ones. The term trench art is, however, misleading, as it does not simply refer to materials found in the trenches. It describes a diverse range of objects that have in some way emerged from the experience of war all over the world. Many distinctive objects, for example, were made during conflicts in Bosnia, Vietnam, Northern Ireland and Korea
Trench art : a brief history & guide, 1914-1939 by Nicholas J Saunders( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Icons of power : feline symbolism in the Americas by Nicholas J Saunders( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... investigates why the image of the cat has been such a potent symbol in the art, religion, and mythology of indigenous American cultures for three thousand years."--Back cover
Animal spirits by Nicholas J Saunders( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the complex relationships between animals and humankind, exploring the ways in which animals in all cultures past and present ahve been seen as repositories of spiritual enery
The Aztec empire by Nicholas J Saunders( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of the Aztec empire by examining archaeological excavations of historical sites and the artifacts found at those sites
Ancient Americas : the great civilisations by Nicholas J Saunders( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Nicholas J. Saunders explores, among others, the Moche, Nazca, Teotihuacan, Maya, Aztec and Inka cultures who - developing in isolation from the rest of the world for thousands of years - had created highly sophisticated civilisations without the wheel, draught animals or metal tools. From the first settlements of the Olmecs in Mesoamerica, and South America's great mud-brick cities on Peru's Pacific coast, to the arrival of the Spanish in 1519, the book's unparalleled breadth and scope allow us to appreciate the Pre-Columbian Americas as among the world's greatest flowerings of civilisation."--Jacket
Astronomies and cultures : papers derived from the third "Oxford" International Symposium on Archaeoastronomy, St. Andrews, UK, September 1990 by Oxford International Conference on Archaeoastronomy( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killing time : archaeology and the First World War by Nicholas J Saunders( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today, the Great War stands at the edge of living memory. Nearly every month some dramatic discovery is made in the killing fields of the Western Front: poignant remains of British soldiers, " underground cities" or & field hospitals carved out of the chalk country of the Somme. Killing Time is unique - the only book on the archaeology of the First World War
Contested objects : material memories of the Great War by Nicholas J Saunders( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Contested Objects' explores the rich and varied legacy of objects from the First World War. Case studies illustrate how the experiences of war can be represented by a variety of artefacts, whose 'social lives' have endured for almost a century and that continue to shape our perceptions of an increasingly dangerous world
Pandora's box by Nicholas J Saunders( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Swedish and English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In ancient Greece the king of the gods plots to wipe out mankind so he creates a woman and gives her a mysterious locked box to carry out his horrible plan. When she arrives in the land of men she unknowingly lets death, illness, and worry loose on the world. Greek myth told in comic book format
Perseus and Medusa by Nicholas J Saunders( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In ancient Greece young Perseus is sent to kill the evil beauty, Medusa. He must fulfill his mission without looking at her. Greek myth told in comic book format
The cult of the cat by Nicholas J Saunders( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Japanese and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twelve labours of Hercules by Nicholas J Saunders( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In ancient Greece, the queen of gods hates Hercules so she makes him a slave to a terrible king. Together they send him to fight twelve of the neastiest monsters in the world. If he fails, he will die. Greek myth told in comic book format
Bodies in conflict : corporeality, materiality, and transformation by Paul Cornish( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twentieth-century war is a unique cultural phenomenon and the last two decades have seen significant advances in our ability to conceptualize and understand the past and the character of modern technological warfare. At the forefront of these developments has been the re-appraisal of the human body in conflict, from the ethics of digging up First World War bodies for television programmes to the contentious political issues surrounding the reburial of Spanish Civil War victims, the relationships between the war body and material culture (e.g. clothing, and prostheses), ethnicity and identity in body treatment, and the role of the 'body as bomb' in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond. Focused on material culture, Bodies in Conflict revitalizes investigations into the physical and symbolic worlds of modern conflict and that have defined us as subjects through memory, imagination, culture and technology. The chapters in this book present an interdisciplinary approach which draws upon, but does not privilege archaeology, anthropology, military and cultural history, art history, cultural geography, and museum and heritage studies. The complexity of modern conflict demands a coherent, integrated, and sensitized hybrid approach which calls on different disciplines where they overlap in a shared common terrain - that of the materiality of conflict and its aftermath in relation to the human body. Bodies in Conflict brings together the diverse interests and expertise of a host of disciplines to create a new intellectual engagement with our corporeal nature in times of conflict"--
Recent studies in Pre-Columbian archaeology( Book )

16 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People of the Jaguar : the living spirit of ancient America by Nicholas J Saunders( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onderzoek naar de symbolische betekenis van de jaguar bij indianenstammen in Midden- en Zuid-Amerika in heden en verleden
 
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Matters of conflict : material culture, memory and the First World War
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Peoples of the Caribbean : an encyclopedia of archeology and traditional cultureAlexander's tomb : the two thousand year obsession to find the lost conquerorTrench art : materialities and memories of warTrench art : a brief history & guide, 1914-1939Icons of power : feline symbolism in the AmericasAnimal spiritsThe Aztec empireAncient Americas : the great civilisations
Alternative Names
Nicholas J. Saunders antropoloog

Nicholas J. Saunders British mesoamericanist

Saunders, Nicholas

Saunders, Nicholas 1953-

Saunders, Nicholas J. 1953-

Saunders, Nick.

Saunders, Nick 1953-

선더스, 니콜라스 J. 1953-

손더스, 니콜라스 J. 1953-

ソーンダズ, ニコラス

尼古拉斯·J·桑德斯

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