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- Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 75.00
While it is clear that around 1800 the humanities as a discipline rose to prominence, it is less clear what the exact nature of this shift in academia was. Was it a sudden revolution caused by a momentary but powerful change in the zeitgeist or the turning point of a much longer process? In this volume, the editors have selected a series of essays... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2014; US$ 79.99
The unrest and violence in Ukraine shocked the world, and the region?s long-term future remains troublingly uncertain. Focusing on the difficulty of Kiev?s transition from socialism to market democracy, this book demonstrates how Ukraine reached this turbulent point. Roman Adrian Cybriwsky delves deeply into the changing social geography of the city,... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2014; US$ 65.99
This book is the long awaited third volume in a series that provides a comprehensive comparative history of the humanities. This installment turns to the modern period, from 1850 to 2000, bringing together specialists in philology, musicology, art history, linguistics, archaeology, and literary theory to explore the intertwining nature of these various... more...
- For Beginners 2014; US$ 15.95
Allons enfant de la Patrie, le jour de gloire est arrivé! ?Arise children of the Fatherland, the day of glory has arrived!? These opening lines to La Marseillaise, France?s famously stirring and evocative national anthem, capture perfectly the passion, fear, and frenetic energy of Republicanism?s sanguinary birth on French soil. Through the violence... more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 108.43
Die Religionsgeschichte im Okzident besitzt ? wie jede religiöse Tradition ? ein spezifisches Profil, so die These dieses Buches: In der Spätantike entstand ein neues Konzept religiöser Zugehörigkeit, das Europa fundamental und bis heute prägt: Menschen konnten einer ?Religion? nicht mehr nur durch Geburt, sondern auch aufgrund einer Entscheidung... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 32.00
Critically acclaimed author John Julius Norwich weaves the turbulent story of Sicily into a spellbinding narrative that places the island at the crossroads of world history. ?Sicily,? said Goethe, ?is the key to everything.? It is the largest island in the Mediterranean, the stepping-stone between Europe and Africa, the link between the Latin West... more...
- Quest Books 2012; US$ 22.95
Why do the powerful medieval Knights Templar, the famed warriors of the Crusades, still intrigue many today? A secret society long shrouded in mystery, the Templars were believed to conduct mystical rituals, to guard the Holy Grail, and to possess the priceless treasures of the Temple of Jerusalem. Did they bring their treasure to North America, as... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
This book features two eyewitness accounts of the Crusades: Villehardouin's Chronicle of the Fourth Crusade and the Conquest of Constantinople and Joinville's Chronicle of the Crusade of St. Lewis. A pair of engrossing narratives by actual participants, these are among the most authoritative accounts available of the medieval Holy Wars. They... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95
Born into a noble family with a strong military tradition, Armand de Caulaincourt had been Napoleon?s Ambassador to Russia; Minister for Foreign Affairs; political advisor; and during the disastrous Russian campaign, his personal aide. In this unique document?the first English translation of the original French manuscript?the French statesman presents... more...