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- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 67.99
How did Great Britain, which entered the twentieth century as a dominant empire, reinvent itself in reaction to its fears and fantasies about the United States? Investigating the anxieties caused by the invasion of American culture-from jazz to Ford motorcars to Hollywood films-during the first half of the twentieth century, Genevieve Abravanel theorizes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Translating Italy in the Eighteenth Century offers a historical analysis of the role played by translation in that complex redefinition of women's writing that was taking place in Britain in the second half of the eighteenth century. It investigates the ways in which women writers managed to appropriate images of Italy and adapt them to their own... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
In his acclaimed collection Tales Before Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson illuminated the sources, inspirations, and influences that fired J.R.R. Tolkien?s genius. Now Anderson turns his attention to Tolkien?s colleague and friend C. S. Lewis, whose influence on modern fantasy, through his beloved Narnia books, is second only to Tolkien?s own. In many... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 44.99
The first book-length study of the oriental tale in England since 1908, Fabulous Orients is an original work of criticism which illustrates the centrality of narratives of and from the eastern territories of Turkey, Persia, China, and India in the formation of the novel and constructions of western identity in a culture on the threshold of empire.... more...
- C.H. Beck 2012; US$ 38.88
Von 1715 bis 1723 fand in der Bischofsstadt Freising einer der letzten deutschen Hexenprozesse statt. Bettelnde Kinder waren in den Verdacht geraten, Mäuse gezaubert zu haben. Wie ihre Vernehmung und die langwierige Untersuchung ergaben, sollen sie Gott abgeschworen und sich dem Bösen verschrieben haben. Die meisten von ihnen wurden exekutiert. <BR>In... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This book explores the ways in which discourses of religious, racial, and national identity blur and engage each other in the medieval West. Specifically, the book studies depictions of Muslims in England during the 1330s and argues that these depictions, although historically inaccurate, served to enhance and advance assertions of English national... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99
By the end of the eighteenth century, British travellers had fanned out to every corner of the world, driven by widely varying motives: scientific curiosity, commerce, colonization, diplomacy, exploration, and tourism. In letters, journals, and books, travellers wrote at first-hand of exotic lands and beautiful scenery, and of encounters with strange... more...
- Narr Francke Attempto 2013; US$ 74.44
Im Mittelpunkt dieser Studie steht die Frage, wie englische Literatur Modernisierungsprozesse und damit verbundene Krisenphänomene reflektiert und welche Umgangsstrategien für individuelles und gesellschaftliches Handeln entworfen werden. Zentrale Analysekategorie ist das Konzept der ?Kontingenz?, weil Vorstellungen davon, welche Bereiche der Welt... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95
Until the 1880s, British travellers to Arabia were for the most part wealthy dilettantes who could fund their travels from private means. With the advent of an Imperial presence in the region, as the British seized power in Egypt, the very nature of travel to the Middle East changed. Suddenly, ordinary men and women found themselves visiting the region... more...