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  • Religions of the Silk Roadby Dr. Richard Foltz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00

    Drawing on the latest research and scholarship, this newly revised and updated edition of Religions of the Silk Road explores the majestically fabled cities and exotic peoples that make up the romantic notions of the colonial era while examining how cultural traditions also travelled to the people encounted on the Silk Road. more...

  • A History of Islamic Societiesby Ira M. Lapidus

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 52.00

    Ira Lapidus' history explores the beginnings and transformations of Islamic civilizations in the Middle East and details Islam's worldwide diffusion. more...

  • Politics and Ethnicityby Joseph Rudolph

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 38.00

    A comparative look at the issue of ethnic politics and conflict using the case studies of France, Czechoslovakia, and Nigeria. more...

  • Becoming Animalby David Abram

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    David Abram?s first book, The Spell of the Sensuous ?hailed as ?revolutionary? by the Los Angeles Times, as ?daring and truly original? by Science ?has become a classic of environmental literature. Now Abram returns with a startling exploration of our human entanglement with the rest of nature.   As the climate veers toward catastrophe, the innumerable... more...

  • Witchcraft, Sorcery, Rumors and Gossipby Pamela J. Stewart; Andrew Strathern

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    This book demonstrates the role gossip plays in accusations of witchcraft and in widespread social violence. more...

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...

  • Über Schüchternheitby Margarete Eisner

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 23.65

    Schüchternheit ist ein Begriff aus dem Kontext der alltäglichen Menschenkenntnis und lässt sich wissenschaftlich schwer einordnen. Nach Ansicht des amerikanischen Sozialpsychologen Zimbardo ist jemand schüchtern, wenn er glaubt, es zu sein. Im Zentrum dieses Buches stehen Fragen nach der innerseelischen Dynamik von Schüchternheit sowie ihrer Verankerung... more...

  • Die Frau im grünen Mantelby Andrea Rottloff

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2012; US$ 22.87

    Die englische Pilgerin Margret von Beverley gerät kurz nach ihrer Ankunft im Heiligen Land mitten hinein in den Strudel kriegerischer Ereignisse, als Jerusalem im Herbst 1187 von Saladin belagert wird. Auf die Eroberung der Stadt durch die Muslime folgt für Margret die schwere Zeit der Gefangenschaft. Zusammen mit einigen Einheimischen kann sie sich... more...

  • Methods, Theories, and Empirical Applications in the Social Sciencesby Samuel Salzborn; Eldad Davidov; Jost Reinecke

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.95

    The volume addresses major features in empirical social research from methodological and theoretical perspectives. Prominent researchers discuss central problems in empirical social research in a theory-driven way from political science, sociological or social-psychological points of view. These contributions focus on a renewed discussion of foundations... more...

  • Analysis of Cultural Differences in Dubaiby Danina Reiser

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2011; US$ 19.86

    Hauptbeschreibung Over the years Dubai has become a cultural melting pot as people go there pursuing career and prosperity. To work and live in such an inhomogeneous environment can be very challenging due to different cultural expectations and values. Only if these differences are acknowledged for what they are, people will coexist harmoniously.... more...

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