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History of discoveries, explorations, and travel

  • Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Central Asiaby R. Abazov

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 75.00

    This atlas graphically illuminates the region's history tracing back to the 8th-7th century B.C. From the spread of Islam to the invasion of the Mongols, the area has been at the crossroads of some of the world's most important developments, all succinctly explained in this book. more...

  • Jewish Travellersby Elkan Nathan Adler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 210.00

    First published in 1930. The wandering Jew is a very real character in the great drama of history. He has travelled as nomad and settler, as fugitive and conqueror, as exile and colonist and as merchant and scholar. Of necessity bilingual and therefore the master of many languages, the Jew was the ideal commercial traveller and interpreter. Based on... more...

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

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 70.00

    Hauptbeschreibung 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... more...

  • An Atlas of Middle Eastern Affairsby Ewan W. Anderson; Liam D. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    This revised and updated version of An Atlas of Middle Eastern Affairs provides accessible, concisely written entries on the most important current issues in the Middle East, combining maps with their geopolitical background. Offering a clear context for analysis of key concerns, it includes background topics, the position of the Middle East in... 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...

  • Vanished!by Evan L. Balkan

    Menasha Ridge Press 2010; US$ 8.95

    In the best adventures, the intrepid explorer returns home to banner headlines and a hero?s welcome?but what of the men and women who don?t return home? This collection proves their stories are just as compelling. From the disappearance in Utah of cowboy roamer Everett Ruess to the loss of billionaire explorer Michael Rockefeller in the wilds of... more...

  • Moralische Ordnungen des Nationalsozialismusby Wolfgang Bialas

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 63.63

    Das Buch analysiert die Versuche der Nationalsozialisten eine eigene moralische Ordnung in philosophischen, medizinethischen und ideologischen Texten zu begründen. Dabei zeigt Wolfgang Bialas, wie klassische moralische Denkfiguren durch die nationalsozialistische Rassenethik eines artgerechten Humanismus ideologisch umfunktioniert wurden. Gegenüber... 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...

  • Empire Writingby Elleke Boehmer

    Oxford University Press, UK 1998; US$ 8.99

    This is the first anthology to gather together British imperial writing alongside native and settler literature in English, interweaving short stories, poems, essays, travel writing, and memoirs from the phase of British expansionist imperialism known as high empire. A rich and startling diversity of responses to the colonial experience emerges: adventurers,... more...

  • Russian Exploration, from Siberia to Spaceby Brian Bonhomme

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    In the history of geographical discovery and exploration, a well-known cast of European characters and events takes center stage. While the importance of achievements by Columbus, Cortes, Magellan, Cook, Lewis and Clark, and Neil Armstrong remains unassailable, the participation of Russia in the European era of exploration, conquest, expansion, and... more...