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- ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 165.00
In the first book which deals entirely with the subject of time in Africa and the Black Diaspora, Adjaye presents ten critical case studies of selected communities in Africa, the Caribbean, and the American South. The essays cover a wide spectrum of manifestations of temporal experience, including cosmological and genealogical time, physical and ecological... more...
- BRILL 2000; US$ 74.00
The question this text addresses is whether our images of cultural tradition and modernity in East and West, in past and present, are so blurred that we look at them as through a glass, darkly? The contributors argue for greater understanding and communication between cultures. more...
- Campus Verlag 2011; US$ 52.89
Hauptbeschreibung Im 19. Jahrhundert war die Antike eine wichtige Bezugsgröße in vielen europäischen Ländern. Dabei gab es Unterschiede in der Sicht und Aneignung der griechischen, römischen und auch "archaischen" Antike. Im Sinne einer Histoire croisée zeigt der Band, wie jede Nation ihre eigene Antike schuf. Biographische Informationen... 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...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 26.95
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...
- The Lilliput Press 1996; US$ 7.28
In The Land of Nod is the fourth and final volume of Hubert Butler's essays and crowns a remarkable literary odyssey. As Neal Ascherson writes: 'When the first collection appeared in 1985 he was already an old man/ His fame began to spread across his native Ireland and then across the world. By the time of his death in 1991 readers throughout Europe... 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; 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...