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- De Gruyter 2003; US$ 196.00
With its specific references to the research interests of Christoph Perels, for many years the director of the Freies Deutsches Hochstift, this festschrift in his honour reflects a range of concerns extending from the age of Goethe to the present, with emphasis on the interpretation of poetry. An additional section is dedicated to the history of the... more...
- Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 54.99
In this groundbreaking collection, twenty-one prominent medievalists discuss continuity and change in ideas of personhood and community and argue for the viability of the comic mode in the study and recovery of history. These scholars approach their sources not from a particular ideological viewpoint but with an understanding that all topics, questions,... more...
- SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 74.00
Offering the first comprehensive and international work on cultural policy, Toby Miller and George Yudice have produced a landmark work in the emerging field of cultural policy. Rigorous in its field of survey and astute in its critical commentary it enables students to gain a global grounding in cultural policy. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1992; US$ 192.00
The Celts are commonly considered to be one of the great peoples of Europe, with continuous racial, cultural and linguistic genealogy from the Iron Age to the modern-day 'Celtic fringe'. This book shows, in contrast, that the Celts, as they have been known and understood over two thousand years, are simply the 'other' of the dominant cultural and political... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 31.95
From King Arthur and Robin Hood, through to video games and jousting-themed restaurants, medieval culture continues to surround us and has retained a strong influence on literature and culture throughout the ages. This fascinating and illuminating guide is written by two of the leading contemporary scholars of medieval literature, and explores:... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 19.95
Ours is the era of ?reinvention?. From psychotherapy to life coaching, from self-help manuals to cosmetic surgery, and from corporate rebranding to urban redesign: the art of reinvention is inextricably interwoven with the lure of the next frontier, the breakthrough to the next boundary ? especially boundaries of the self. In this insightful and... more...
- Profile 2013; US$ 40.00
In Why the West Rules - For Now Ian Morris argues that to understand the development of East and West, we need to look beyond 'long-term lock-in' theories (that suggest it was inevitable) and 'short-term accident' theories. Instead, we need to measure social development - a group's ability to master its environment to get things... more...
- CODESRIA 2009; US$ 20.95
This book analyses the impact of the Western idea of 'modernity' on development and underdevelopment in Africa. It traces the genealogy of the Western idea of modernity from European Enlightenment concepts of the universal nature of human history and development, and shows how this idea was used to justify the Western exploitation and oppression... more...
- Sidestone Press 2012; US$ 52.95
The Coptic monastery and cemetery Deir el-Bachit stands on the hilltop of Dra' Abu el-Naga, the well-known necropolis in Qurna (West Bank, Luxor). It is the largest Coptic monastery complex preserved in Western Thebes and the first monastery that has been systematically investigated. The excavation of the monastery was started as a DFG-Project... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 43.48
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...