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- Scarecrow Press 2001; US$ 87.99
This book offers a discussion of the medieval origins of the dulcimer and its subsequent spread to other parts of the world. Special attention is paid to the North American tradition from the early 18th-century to the 1970s revival. more...
- Michigan State University Press 2015; US$ 19.95
Are religions intrinsically violent (as is strenuously argued by the ?new atheists?)? Or, as Girard argues, have they been functionally rational instruments developed to manage and cope with the intrinsically violent runaway dynamic that characterizes human social organization in all periods of human history? Is violence decreasing in this time of... more...
- Michigan State University Press 2015; US$ 23.95
From his groundbreaking Violence and the Sacred and Things Hidden since the Foundation of the World , René Girard?s mimetic theory is presented as elucidating ?the origins of culture.? He posits that archaic religion (or ?the sacred?), particularly in its dynamics of sacrifice and ritual, is a neglected and major key to unlocking the enigma of... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 89.60
À laube de notre jeune XXIe siècle, la critique génétique se trouve enfin en mesure de faire le point sur son passé et de tracer les grandes lignes de son avenir : quest-elle susceptible dapporter à dautres approches critiques telles que la sociologie, lintertextualité et lherméneutique... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 41.95
2000 Years and Beyond brings together some of the most eminent thinkers of our time - specialists in philosophy, theology, anthropology and cultural theory. In a horizon-scanning work, they look backwards and forwards to explore what links us to the matrix of the Judaeo-Christian tradition from which Western cultural identity has evolved. Their plural... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
As the pressures of globalization are crushing local traditions, millions of uprooted people are buying into a new American salvation product. This fundamentalist Christianity, a fusion of American popular religion and politics, is one of the most significant cultural influences exported from the United States. With illuminating case studies based... more...
- Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 211.00
This volume covers a wide range of conceptual, epistemological and methodological issues in the philosophy of science raised by reflection upon medical science and practice. Several chapters examine such general meta-scientific concepts as discovery, reduction, theories and models, causal inference and scientific realism as they apply to medicine or... more...