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  • Polyphone Herrschermessen (1500?1650)by Andrea Ammendola

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 47.31

    Huldigungstexte für weltliche Herrscher in sakrale Messvertonungen zu integrieren, erscheint auf den ersten Blick als Widerspruch. Tatsächlich aber war für Komponisten der Renaissance gerade die Messe als ?liturgischste? aller Gattungen für Formen der Herrscherhuldigung besonders attraktiv. Diese Studie bietet erstmals eine systematische Untersuchung... more...

  • Aufbruch ins Unbekannteby Imre Josef Demhardt

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2012; US$ 30.52

    Entdeckung neuer Welten Der Vorstoß in ferne Weltgegenden war bis vor hundert Jahren Wissenschaft und Abenteuer zugleich. Wer in See stach, um Neuland zu erkunden, erntete Ruhm - bezahlte aber mit Hunger und Qual. Alexander von Humboldt legte 1799, ausgestattet mit modernsten Instrumenten, gen Amerika ab. Auf der fast 3.000 Kilometer langen Reise... more...

  • The Discovery of Guianaby Sir Walter Raleigh

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    At the turn of the 17th century, English writer and explorer Sir Walter Scott read an account of a great golden city in South America. He set out to explore the area, now Venezuela, and on his return he published The Discovery of Guiana . He is considered to have greatly exaggerated his findings, and his work contributed to the El Dorado legend. more...

  • Appendices to: A Living Landscapeby Stijn Arnoldussen

    Sidestone Press 2008; US$ 29.35

    This publication contains the six main appendices to the PhD thesis "A Living Landscape: Bronze Age settlement sites in the Dutch river area (c. 2000-800 BC)" by Stijn Arnoldussen which was published by Sidestone Press in 2008. That study comprises an analysis of the nature (i.e. the constituent components) and dynamics (i.e. diachronic approaches... more...

  • China's Pearl River Delta, Guangzhou & Shenzhenby Simon Foster

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    The economic heart of South China, the Pearl River Delta is both agriculturally and financially fertile and is one of the most developed parts of China. Intensely cultivated land is interspersed with some of China's newest and fastest-growing cities, which are linked by some of the country's best and most integrated transport services. The... more...

  • Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010by Narangoa Li; Robert Cribb

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 149.99

    Li Narangoa is a historian of Asia at the Australian National University and, with Robert Cribb, is the author of Imperial Japan and National Identities in Asia, 1895–1945. Robert Cribb is a historian of Asia at the Australian National University and the author of the Historical Atlas of Indonesia. more...

  • I Never Knew That About Scotlandby Christopher Winn

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 20.78

    The inspiration for the primetime ITV series on Great Britain, this is the ultimate journey around Scotland from bestselling author Christopher Winn. Travelling county by county, this irresistible miscellany unearths the enthralling stories, firsts, birthplaces, legends and inventions that shape the country's rich and majestic history. To uncover the... more...

  • Inspector Bliss Mysteries 8-Book Bundleby James Hawkins

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 49.99

    This ebook bundle contains the first eight novels of the Inspector Bliss Mystery series by James Hawkins. more...

  • Jewish Travel in Antiquityby Catherine Hezser

    Mohr Siebeck 2011; US$ 132.64

    This book provides the first comprehensive study of Jewish travel and mobility in Hellenistic and Roman times, based on a critical analysis of Jewish, Graeco-Roman, and early Christian literary, epigraphic, and archaeological sources and a social-historical evaluation of the material. Catherine Hezser shows that certain segments of ancient Jewish society... more...

  • Lies They Teach in Schoolby Herb Reich

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West,... more...