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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00
Upon its original publication, Plagues and Peoples was an immediate critical and popular success, offering a radically new interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary impact--political, demographic, ecological, and psychological--of disease on cultures. From the conquest of Mexico by smallpox as much as by the Spanish, to the... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 22.50
The inauguration of Robert Maynard Hutchins as the fifth President of the University of Chicago in 1929 coincided with a drastically changed social and economic climate throughout the world. And Hutchins himself opened an era of tumultuous reform and debate within the University. In the midst of the changes Hutchins started and the intense feelings... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2005; US$ 40.00
William H. McNeill's seminal book The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community (1963) received the National Book Award in 1964 and was named one of the 100 best nonfiction books of the twentieth century by the Modern Library. From his post at the University of Chicago, McNeill became the first contemporary North American historian to write... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
In this magisterial history, National Book Award winner William H. McNeill chronicles the interactions and disputes between Latin Christians and the Orthodox communities of eastern Europe during the period 1081?1797. Concentrating on Venice as the hinge of European history in the late medieval and early modern period, McNeill explores the technological,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 49.95 US$ 39.96
In December 1944, following the withdrawal of the German occupation troops, Athens became the scence of bitter fighting between the British-sponsored government of George Papandreaou and the Greek Left. This upheaal and its suppression set the stage for the full-scale civil war of 1946-1949 and for much that has plagued that troubled nation ever since.... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 44.99
The History of Beyng belongs to a series of Martin Heidegger's reflections from the 1930s that concern how to think about being not merely as a series of occurrences, but as essentially historical or fundamentally as an event. Beginning with Contributions to Philosophy (Of the Event), these texts are important for their meditations on the oblivion... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 49.99
Martin Heidegger?s 1934?1935 lectures on Friedrich Hölderlin?s hymns "Germania" and "The Rhine" are considered the most significant among Heidegger?s lectures on Hölderlin. Coming at a crucial time in his career, the text illustrates Heidegger?s turn toward language, art, and poetry while reflecting his despair at his failure to revolutionize the... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 104.99
Heidegger's Being and Time: Critical Essays provides a variety of recent studies of Heidegger's most important work. Twelve prominent scholars, representing diverse nationalities, generations, and interpretive approaches deal with general methodological and ontological questions, particular issues in Heidegger's text, and the relation between Being... more...