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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...
- 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...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 16.99
THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER At the age of forty-eight, writer and film critic David Denby returned to Columbia University and re-enrolled in two core courses in Western civilization to confront the literary and philosophical masterpieces -- the "great books" -- that are now at the heart of the culture wars. In Great Books, he leads us on a glorious... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 34.99
Having spent decades teaching and researching the humanities, Wm. Theodore de Bary is well-positioned to speak on its merits and reform. Believing a classical liberal education is more necessary than ever, he outlines in these essays a plan to update existing core curricula, incorporating classics from both Eastern and Western traditions to bring... 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
This collection of essays suggests new ways of looking at the intertwining of political and religious agonies in the period 1914-1991. The long 'European civil war' revealed that Europe, far from being formed by a one-track progression, has followed several tracks or fault lines, leading to a number of contrasts in European self-perception. more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95
The idea of long-term European dominance is characteristic of most evolutionary theories of human culture and society in the nineteenth century. It was commonly believed that there was a natural progression from Antiquity through Feudalism to Capitalism which could not have taken place elsewhere. Today there are many who still believe that this progression... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95
Cultural identity is a key area of debate in contemporary Europe. Despite widespread use of the past in the construction of ethnic, national and European identity, theories of cultural identity have been neglected in archaeology. Focusing on the interrelationships between concepts of cultural identity today and the interpretation of past cultural... more...
- Profile 2013; US$ 40.00
In Why the West Rules - For Now Ian Morris argues that to understand the development of East and West, we need to look beyond 'long-term lock-in' theories (that suggest it was inevitable) and 'short-term accident' theories. Instead, we need to measure social development - a group's ability to master its environment to get things... more...