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  • Moments Politiquesby Jacques Ranciere; Mary Foster

    Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    How do we define politics?  What is our role in the unfolding of the political? Moments Politiques  finds Jacques Rancière, the legendary French philosopher, addressing these questions in essays and interviews drawn from thirty years of passionate public discourse. Reflecting on events from the Paris uprisings of May 1968 to the near present, and... more...

  • England And The Warby Walter Raleigh

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    England and the War is a collection of Sir Walter Raleigh?s lectures during the First World War. Focusing on the advantages of war, including technological developments as a humane practice of warfare, Raleigh?s lectures served as propaganda during a time when chemical warfare was first being considered as ethically questionable. England and... more...

  • Tacitus and the Tacitean Traditionby Torrey James Luce; Anthony John Woodman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.95

    In this volume distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic explore the work of Tacitus in its historical and literary context and also show how his text was interpreted in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. Discussed here, for example, are the ways predilections of a particular age color one's reading of a complex author and why... more...

  • Sparring with Hemingwayby Budd Schulberg

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 9.99

    Schulberg goes toe to toe with his lifelong passion in this collection of his greatest writings on boxing ?As much as I love boxing, I hate it.? So begins screenwriter, novelist, and journalist Budd Schulberg?s collection of essays on the sweet science of bruising, a sport that fueled his literary ambitions and unsettled his conscience from a... more...

  • Sometimes an Artby Bernard Bailyn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    From one of the most respected historians in America, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a new collection of essays that reflects a lifetime of erudition and accomplishments in history. The past has always been elusive: How can we understand people whose worlds were utterly different from our own without imposing our own standards and hindsight?... more...

  • Was ist eine Ruine?by Alain Schnapp; Andreas Wittenburg

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 7.56

    Ein Essay zur Weltgeschichte der Ruinen. Alain Schnapps Essay entwirft eine Universalgeschichte der Ruinen. In globaler Perspektive blickt er auf die unvermeidliche Beziehung, die jede Zivilisation mit den Ruinen unterhält. Manche von ihnen vertrauen darauf, dass riesige Monumente dafür sorgen werden, die Erinnerung zu bewahren, andere verlassen sich... more...

  • The Gongyang Commentary on The Spring and Autumn Annalsby Harry Miller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book is a full translation of the Gongyang Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals, a history of the Chinese state of Lu from 722 to 481 BCE, annotated so as to highlight the moral philosophy of its supposed writer, Confucius. more...

  • El laberinto de la choledadby Guillermo Nugent

    Editorial UPC 2015; US$ 8.00

    Esta segunda edición incluye dos ensayos que complementan el planteamiento inicial. En el primero, a propósito de un cuento de Julio Ramón Ribeyro, el autor discute qué significa ser auténtico en un mundo público fuertemente jerarquizado. El segundo intenta ordenar tres perspectivas de los debates públicos durante los años más estremecedores de la... more...

  • Mujeres para la historiaby Antonina Rodrigo

    Primento Digital Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    Antonina Rodrigo recoge en este libro las voces de 14 mujeres luchadoras en diversos campos de la vida pública que, sumadas conjuntamente, sustentan, en gran parte, el auge del progreso femenino. Ellas fueron las pioneras del cambio más importante que se está plasmando en los primeros años del siglo XX. En sus páginas viven dos actrices y una bailarina... more...

  • Les Naufrages célèbresby Ligaran; Frédéric Zurcher

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Il n'existe dans l'histoire de l'Angleterre aucun fait maritime dont l'importance puisse être comparée à la destruction de la flotte espagnole envoyée, en 1588, par Philippe II, pour conquérir le royaume d'Elisabeth. Jamais nos voisins d'outre-mer ne coururent un plus grand danger et ne déployèrent une constance plus courageuse. Ajoutons... more...