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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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
This major new book tackles key questions on Europe in the context of shifting parameters of East and West. The contributors - sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers and historians - show, from a variety of different perspectives, that the conventional equation of Europe with the West must be questioned. Featuring four thematically organized... 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...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95
Fascism, communism, genocide, slavery, racism, imperialism--the West has no shortage of reasons for guilt. And, indeed, since the Holocaust and the end of World War II, Europeans in particular have been consumed by remorse. But Pascal Bruckner argues that guilt has now gone too far. It has become a pathology, and even an obstacle to fighting today's... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00
Praised for its scope and depth, Asia in the Making of Europe is the first comprehensive study of Asian influences on Western culture. For volumes I and II, the author has sifted through virtually every European reference to Asia published in the sixteenth-century; he surveys a vast array of writings describing Asian life and society, the images... more...