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- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 280.00
Die stehenden Heere und die Ausbildung des staatlichen Gewaltmonopols seit der Mitte des 17. Jahrhunderts werden traditionell als Beginn des Militärwesens überhaupt dargestellt. Über ein halbes Jahrtausend hinweg betrachtet, zeigt Bernhard R. Kroener hier dagegen die komplexen Wechselbeziehungen auf, unter denen sich in ökonomischer, sozialer und politisch-kultureller... more...
- Patagonia Books 2013; US$ 9.95
Closer to the Ground is the deeply personal story of a father learning to share his love of nature with his children, not through the indoor lens of words or pictures, but directly, palpably, by exploring the natural world as they forage, cook and eat from the woods and sea. With illustrations by Nikki McClure. This compelling, masterfully written... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 13.69
Die Reformation brach - nach Vorankündigungen im Spätmittelalter - die religiöse Einheit Europas auf. In der Folge entwickelten sich in Böhmen, in der calvinistischen Schweiz, in Skandinavien, den Generalstaaten der Niederlande oder in England unterschiedlichste Ausprägungen von Kirchen und Religion. Aber auch die politische Landkarte wurde grundstürzend... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.00
“There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea,” wrote Joseph Conrad. And there is certainly nothing more integral to the development of the modern world. In The Sea: A Cultural History , John Mack considers those great expanses that both unite and divide us, and the ways in which human beings interact... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 196.00
This volume explores the often problematic, but also productive relationships between East and West during the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age, focusing on literary and pragmatic texts, scientific exchanges, strategies to build bridges to the other culture, and on parallel cultural developments documenting contacts and communication between both... more...
- Pickering & Chatto Publishers 2013; US$ 99.00
The Enlightenment era saw European thinkers increasingly concerned with what it meant to be human. This collection of essays traces the concept of humanity through revolutionary politics, feminist biography, portraiture, explorer narratives, libertine and Orientalist fiction, the philosophy of conversation and musicology. more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 196.00
In a new edition, Karin Tebben presents Nordau?s best-known work ?Degeneration? (?Entartung,? 1892/93), which focuses on the modern pathologies of artistic modernism. Together with Nietzsche, Nordau is one of the most influential thought leaders of a tradition that, as it developed further, had a problematic influence not only on the National Socialist... more...
- Templeton Press 2013; US$ 6.99
Among the essayists, John Templeton gives his own optimistic view of the future and the world economy, focusing on declining trade barriers and the spread of free markets. Ruth Stafford Peale describes the future of philanthropy and charity. Dr. Denton A. Cooley, the renowned heart surgeon, tells of the stunning advances in medicine. The Reverend... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 30.03
The medieval earldoms of Orkney and Caithness were positioned between two worlds, the Norwegian and the Scottish. They were a maritime lordship divided, or united, by the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth. This unlikely combination of island and mainland territory survived as a single lordship for 600 years, against the odds. Growing out of the... more...