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- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 485.00
This encyclopedia covers the entirety of the Celtic world, both through time and across geography. Although emphasizing the areas where Celtic languages and traditions survive into the present, the work also covers the Celtic empire, the largest language and cultural group on earth prior to the rise of Rome. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 21.00
Jack Goody builds on his own work to extend his influential critique of what he sees as the pervasive eurocentric or occidentalist biases of western historical writing, and the consequent 'theft' by the West of the achievements of other cultures in the invention of (notably) democracy, capitalism, individualism, and love. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 31.95
Western civilization and world history are often seen as different, or even mutually exclusive, routes into historical studies. This volume shows that they can be successfully linked, providing a tool to see each subject in the context of the other, identifying influences and connections. Western Civilization in World History takes up the recent... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 23.99
Preface. The Eighteenth Century. 1. Gibbon's Historical Imagination. 2. Gibbon on Civil War and Rebellion in the Decline of the Roman Empire. 3. Reflections on Gibbon's Library. 4. Watchmen: Gibbon's Autobiographies. 5. Suetonius in the Eighteenth Century. 6. The Rediscovery of Herculaneum and Pompeii. The Nineteenth Century. 7. Sign Language.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 95.00
This book provides an honest assessment of the contemporary relationship between Western and Islamic cultures and puts forth the cross-cultural idea of tolerance as one invaluable approach for affecting peaceful coexistence. For a sustainable coexistence to occur between Western and Muslim worlds, a disposition of tolerance toward otherness must... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00
In the spring of 2003, Jacques Derrida sat down for a public debate in Paris with Algerian intellectual Mustapha Chérif. The eminent philosopher arrived at the event directly from the hospital where he had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the illness that would take his life just over a year later. That he still participated in the... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 1999; US$ 140.00
This study surveys a wide range of writings and ideas out of Africa by people of African descent on the various ways in which "insiders" and "outsiders", "self" and "otherness" have been imagined and defined from African perspectives. Attention is focused on identity issues regarding Africa, Panafricanism, American... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2002; US$ 150.00
Thresholds of Western Culture explores identity, postcoloniality and transnationalism--three closely related issues which redefine contemporary cultural identity.The book opens with an analysis of subjectivity and the cultural meltdown that accompanied fascism in the West. The situation in Africa is then explored which, while recalling modernity's... more...