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  • Polyphone Herrschermessen (1500?1650): Kontext und Symbolizitätby Andrea Ammendola

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 45.30

    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...

  • 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...

  • Verschwundene Reicheby Norman Davies

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 58.47

    Der Pomp sowjetischer Militärparaden ? vergangen. Die Eroberungen stolzer westgotischer Könige ? längst vergessen. Die Wappen deutscher Herzöge ? im Strudel der Geschichte verschwunden. Zusammengebrochen, verloren, für alle Zeiten von der politischen Landkarte Europas radiert. Die Geschichte Europas ist auch eine Geschichte verschwundener Reiche.... more...

  • Lancandón Journal - 1969by David Bodwell; Richard Grabman; Dimitar Krustev

    Editorial Mazatlán 2013; US$ 9.99

    Bulgarian-born artist Dimitar Krustrev is considered a “classical realist?…a portraitist in the tradition of the European “old masters?. In the late 20th century, while other U.S. artists and émigrés like Krustev turned inward, exploring their own psyche, Dimitar?s artistic explorations took a very different turn. As an art teacher in Iowa, Krustev... more...

  • Mittelalterbilder im Nationalsozialismusby Bruno Reudenbach; Maike Steinkamp

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 70.00

    Die Zeit der mittelalterlichen Könige und Kaiser galt in der nationalsozialistischen Geschichts- und Kulturpolitik als erste Phase ?deutscher Größe? und als Vorwegnahme und historische Rechtfertigung des von den Nationalsozialisten angestrebten ?großgermanischen Reiches?. So galt auch die mittelalterliche Kunst als ein früher Ausdruck des deutschen... more...

  • Geological Atlas of Africaby Thomas Schluter

    Springer 2008; US$ 359.00

    Attempts to summarise the geology of Africa by presenting it in an atlas, and to synthesize the stratigraphy, tectonics, economic geology, geohazards, geosites and geoscientific education of each country and territory of the continent. This atlas aims to contribute to capacity building in African Earth Sciences. more...

  • A to Z World Points of Interestby Sibylla Putzi

    World Trade Press 2008; US$ 38.00

    A to Z World Points of Interest is an encyclopedia highlighting the uniquely interesting and historically significant landmarks of 175 countries worldwide. With descriptions of cultural sites, historic sites, museums, architectural landmarks, religious si more...

  • Regional Atlas on West Africaby OECD Publishing; Sahel and West Africa Club

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 63.00

    Recent global changes have placed regional integration at the centre of Africa’s political and economic agenda. This Atlas is both a driver and the result of strategic thinking on regional integration in West Africa. Containing maps, statistics and analyses, it describes the West African region, its population, settlement, territories, its economy... more...

  • Pink Boots and a Macheteby Mireya Mayor; Jane Goodall

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 26.00

    A quick examination of her roots, and one may never have guessed that Mireya Mayor would become the woman she is today. Yet, against all odds, this self-professed former "girly girl" daughter of overprotective Cuban immigrants blossomed from NFL cheerleader to Fulbright Scholar to field scientist and ultimately, quintessential adventurer. Now, with... more...

  • Travel Vietnamby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2011; US$ 4.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones,... more...