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- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 180.00
This comprehensive survey of the "things" of medieval Europe allows modern readers to understand what they looked like, what they were made of, how they were created, and how they were used. more...
Représentations et conceptions de l?espace dans la culture médiévale. Repräsentationsformen und Konzeptionen des Raums in der Kultur des MittelaltersDe Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00
This volume contains the records of the international Freiburg Colloquium of the same name which was held by the Medieval Institute of the University of Freiburg from October 19 to 21, 2009. The academic reconstruction of the conception and perception of space in the culture of the Latin Middle Ages requires a differentiated treatment and corresponding... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 28.99
This engaging text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage. Providing a tightly focused narrative and interpretive structure, Brian A. Pavlac covers the basic historical information that all educated adults should know. His joined terms "supremacies and diversities" develop major themes of conflict and creativity throughout... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 124.95
This volume presents alternative trajectories for how to take steps toward achieving a theoretically informed understanding of present analytical and practical challenges (in terms of social, sociological, and critical theory), and looks beyond pluralism and fragmentation to the kind of roles social theorists may be playing in the future. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1995; US$ 22.99
"This is an exceedingly long short book, stretching at least fifty thousand years into the past and who knows how many into the future." So begins Visions of the Future, the prophetic new book by eminent economist Robert Heilbroner. Heilbroner's basic premise is stunning in its elegant simplicity. He contends that throughout all of human... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 46.06
Hauptbeschreibung Die Kulturgeschichte von 500 bis 1200 eröffnet neue Zugänge zu dieser vergangenen Geschichtsepoche. Sie orientiert sich nicht primär an den Formen der Herrschaft. Vielmehr kommen auf umfassende Weise kulturelle Phänomene in den Blick, welche die Lebenswelt dieser Zeitepoche geprägt haben. Das sind zunächst die wirtschaftlichen Voraussetzungen... more...
- NYU Press 2012; US$ 89.00
While the term "culture wars" often designates the heated arguments in the English-speaking world spiralling around race, the canon, and affirmative action, in fact these discussions have raged in multiple sites and languages. Charting the multidirectional traffic of the debates, Stam/Shohat trace their literal and figurative translation,... more...
- Profile 2012; US$ 24.00
In 2050 there will be 9.3 billion people alive - compared with 7 billion today - and the number will still be rising. The population aged over sixty-five will have more than doubled, to more than 16 per cent; China's GDP will be 80 per cent more than America's; and the number of cars on India's roads will have increased by 3,880 per cent.... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 65.00
The use of symbolism is an art, not a science. Different people use symbols in a variety of ways and each symbol can have diverse meanings, even within the same culture. Not surprisingly, determining the meaning of symbols can be difficult. This valuable reference defines the general symbolism of over 15,000 terms, from ancient to modern, as well as... more...
- Parkstone International 2012; US$ 8.95
El Simbolismo apareció en Francia y Europa entre la década de 1880 y el principio del siglo veinte. Los simbolistas, fascinados por la mitología de la Antigüedad, intentaban escapar del reino del pensamiento racional impuesto por la ciencia. Deseaban trascender el mundo de lo visible y lo racional para alcanzar el mundo del pensamiento puro, coqueteando... more...