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- BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00
Why were mercenaries such a commonplace of war in the medieval and early modern periods and why have they traditionally been so poorly regarded? Who were mercenaries, and how were they distinguished from other soldiers? The contributors to this volume attempt to cast light on these questions. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 30.00
James Henry Breasted (1865?1935) had a career that epitomizes our popular image of the archaeologist. Daring, handsome, and charismatic, he traveled on expeditions to remote and politically unstable corners of the Middle East, helped identify the tomb of King Tut, and was on the cover of Tim e magazine. But Breasted was more than an Indiana Jones?he... more...
- Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 52.95
This book compromises 26 well-researched essays in honour of Professor Verkijika G. Fanso, who retired in 2011 after over 36 years of distinguished service at universities in Cameroon. Contributors include colleagues, former students and close collaborators in Cameroon and beyond. Contributions cover a wide range of issues related to the contested... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00
Explores the uncalculated and incalculable elements in historical re-enactment - unexpected emotions, unplanned developments - and locates them in countries where settlers were trying to establish national identities derived from metropolitan cultures inevitably affected by the land itself and the people who had been there before them. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
This is an analytical examination of Ibn Khaldun's epistemology, centred on Chapter Six of the Muqaddima. In this chapter, entitled The Book of Knowledge (Kitab al'Ilm), Ibn Khaldun sketched his general ideas about knowledge and science and its relationship with human social organisation and the establishment of a civilisation. more...
- Lexington Books 2002; US$ 32.99
Five centuries after the expulsion of Muslims and Jews from Spain, Europe is once again becoming a land of Islam. At the beginning of a new millennium, and in an era marked as one of globalization, Europe continues to wrestle with the issue of national identity, especially in the context of its Muslim citizens. Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam brings together... more...
- Vittorio Klostermann 2014; US$ 113.56
In 14 bislang unveröffentlichten Essays entwickelt der britische Soziologe Martin Albrow seine These vom »Globalen Zeitalter«, die er zuerst in den 1990er Jahren vortrug, um das Neue an unserer Epoche zu kennzeichnen. Anregungen von Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, Arnold Toynbee und Norbert Elias gehen dabei in einen globalen Diskurs ein, der einen neuen... more...
- Campus Verlag 2010; US$ 23.34
Hauptbeschreibung Litauens Hauptstadt Vilnius wurde im 20. Jahrhundert zum Brennpunkt sozialer und nationaler Revolutionen, von Kriegen und Besatzungen. Insbesondere seit der politischen Unabhängigkeit im Jahr 1991 begann sich die Stadt neu in Europa zu verorten und ihre Geschichte neu zu entdecken. Bereits seit Jahrhunderten ist die Stadt ein Erfahrungsraum... more...
- Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2008; US$ 249.00
Frühmittelalterliche Studien is considered by the editors as a forum of comprehensive medieaval studies. The yearbook is intended to help to overcome the division of a diverse tradition, which bears witness to the same inseparable contexts expressed in different ways, into conventional specialist fields of work of a conventional subject... more...