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- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00
From the 6th to 11th centuries, the prohibition of marriage between relatives (incest) often headed the agenda of legislative assemblies and can be seen as a key topic of this age. The reasons for this unique development have occupied ethnologists, sociologists and historians for quite some time. This book is the first to trace the radical... more...
- C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 7.33
Mit der Machtübernahme Pippins des Jüngeren im Jahre 751 erfuhr die fränkische Geschichte eine wichtige Zäsur: Damals wurde der letzte König der Merowingerdynastie, Childerich III., von seinem bisherigen Hausmeier geschoren und für den Rest seines Lebens ins Kloster geschickt. Pippin ließ sich von christlichen Bischöfen mit geweihtem Öl zum König salben... more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 99.00
It has become part of the conventional wisdom in the economics of education that subsidies to higher education have a regressive distributional effect. Given that relatively more children from wealthier families enroll in higher education, many economist assume that these subsidies to higher education have an unwanted distributional impact. This volume... more...
- Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 16.03
Surrounded by the sea, cut by as many canals as streets, the city of Venice is unique. Built on fill reinforced with pilings made of huge tree trunks, it defies nature and belief. No city has been more often painted or written about, and it has been a tourist destination for centuries for its food, cafe and street life. But Venice is dying, literally... more...
- Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 39.95
"... a book of striking originality and depth, a brilliant and quite new interpretation of the nature and history of philosophy." -- John Sallis In Broken Hegemonies, the late distinguished philosopher Reiner SchÃ¼rmann offers a radical rethinking of the history of Western philosophy ... more...
- Temple University Press 2013; US$ 75.00
Written symbols, religious objects, oral traditions, and body language have long been integrated into the Kongo system of graphic writing of the Bakongo people in Central Africa as well as their Cuban descendants. The comprehensive Kongo Graphic Writing and Other Narratives of the Sign provides a significant overview of the social, religious, and... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00
The social transformation of the Roman world is a highly topical and much-discussed subject among historians. The importance of kinship in this epochal process has been largely neglected until now. This compendium seeks to close this gap by examining the role of kinship in transforming the social order. It significantly expands our perspective... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00
One of the most admired artists of the twentieth century, Max Ernst was a proponent of Dada and founder of surrealism, known for his strange, evocative paintings and drawings. In Prehistoric Future , Ralph Ubl approaches Ernst like no one else has, using theories of the unconscious?surrealist automatism, Freudian psychoanalysis, the concept of history... more...
- Springer 2005; US$ 209.00
Studies published before the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) tracked the incidence and course of HIV infection in relation to cardiac illness in both children and adults. This book focuses on clinical and biological insight related to HIV-associated metabolic and cardiovascular complications in the HAART era. more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 219.00
This book focuses on some of the new clinical and biological insights related to HIV-associated metabolic and cardiovascular complications in the HAART era. The introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has altered cardiovascular manifestations in HIV. On the one hand, HAART has significantly improved the quality of life of HIV-infected... more...