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- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 85.00
This volume presents an account of the author?s travels during 1912-13 making particular note of the characteristics of Indian, Chinese and Japanese societies and the effect upon them of contact with the West. Although inevitably dated in some of its views, the volume nonetheless provides an excellent starting point for comparisons between East and... more...
- Basic Books 2009; US$ 17.95
In 1683, an Ottoman army that stretched from horizon to horizon set out to seize the ?Golden Apple,? as Turks referred to Vienna. The ensuing siege pitted battle-hardened Janissaries wielding seventeenth-century grenades against Habsburg armies, widely feared for their savagery. The walls of Vienna bristled with guns as the besieging Ottoman host... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 48.99
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...
- Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2004; US$ 16.99
De nos jours, artistes et créateurs de toutes orientations, et dans différents champs de production culturelle, ont de plus en plus recours à des procédés impliquant le traitement de matériaux qui sont déjà disponibles dans l?espace culturel : ils créent en recyclant. Grâce aux nouvelles technologies de reproduction des ?uvres et de traitement de... more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 119.00
The Enlightenment of the late 17th and 18th century is characterized by an emphasis on reason and empiricism . As a major shaping philosophy of Western culture, it had a historical impact on the religious, cultural, academic, and social institutions of 18th century Europe. In this compelling volume, the author explores the lasting impact of Enlightenment... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2004; US$ 45.00
This book is a new series in cultural and literary studies jointly published by the Hong Kong University Press and Nanjing University Press. Based in Hong Kong and mainland China, Critical Zone aims to bring together scholars around the world and to improve cross-cultural and cross-regional understanding. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 40.00
Critical Zone is an established series in cultural and literary studies jointly published by the Hong Kong University Press and Nanjing University Press. This is the third number. Based in Hong Kong and mainland China, Critical Zone aims to bring together scholars around the world and to improve cross-cultural and cross-regional understanding. more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 14.99
Western civilization?s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts,... more...
- Rough Guides 2010; US$ 19.99
Find the future now with 50 predictions in The Rough Guide to the Future . Wondering what?s really in store for the human race? Nanotechnology and gene enhancements, solar power and carbon capture? Or oil shocks, water wars, food shortages, and mass extinction? The Rough Guide to the Future cuts a clear path through the jungle of scientific research... more...