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  • The Mystic Fable, Volume Twoby Michel de Certeau; Luce Giard; Michael B. Smith

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    More than two decades have passed since Chicago published the first volume of this groundbreaking work in the Religion and Postmodernism series. It quickly became influential across a wide range of disciplines and helped to make the tools of poststructuralist thought available to religious studies and theology, especially in the areas of late medieval... more...

  • Battle Royalby Hugh Bicheno

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 9.99

    Second volume of a rip-roaring, two-part history of England's longest and bloodiest civil war, narrated as a medieval 'game of thrones' by a master military historian. more...

  • Latin America Confronts the United Statesby Tom Long

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    Using multinational sources, the book explores how Latin American leaders influenced US policy in the context of asymmetrical power relations. more...

  • Everything to Nothingby Geert Buelens

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 34.95

    The poets? Great War: violence, revolution and modernism The First World War changed the map of Europe forever. Empires collapsed, new countries were born, revolutions shocked and inspired the world. This tumult, sometimes referred to as ?the literary war?, saw an extraordinary outpouring of writing. The conflict opened up a vista of possibilities... more...

  • Monastische Kultur als transkonfessionelles Phänomenby Ludwig Steindorff

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 77.00

    Der Vergleich von westeuropäischen katholischen und russischen orthodoxen Klöstern im Spätmittelalter und früher Neuzeit offenbart die gemeinsamen Wurzeln des westlichen und östlichen Mönchtums sowie Analogien in der Sinngebung und eine praktischen Umsetzung des gemeinsamen frühchristlichen Erbes. Durch die sozialhistorische Betrachtungsweise wird... more...

  • Conquerorsby Roger Crowley

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00 US$ 22.50

    Empires of the Sea and City of Fortune, New York Times bestselling author Roger Crowley established himself as our generation?s preeminent historian of the great European seafaring empires, and the go-to author for post-Crusade clashes of East and West. Now, in Conquerors, Crowley gives us the epic story of the emergence of Portugal, a small,... more...

  • The Gates of Europeby Serhii Plokhy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 31.98

    From award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy, The Gates of Europe is the definitive history of Ukraine that helps us understand the country's past and the current crisis Located at the western edge of the Eurasian steppe, Ukraine has long been the meeting place of empires - Roman to Ottoman, Habsburg to Russian - and they all left their imprint... more...

  • The Gates of Europeby Serhii Plokhy

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    Ukraine is currently embroiled in a tense battle with Russia to preserve its economic and political independence. But today?s conflict is only the latest in a long history of battles over Ukraine?s existence as a sovereign nation. As award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues in The Gates of Europe , we must examine Ukraine?s past in order to understand... more...

  • The Wise Kingby Simon R. Doubleday

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    If I had been present at the Creation,? the thirteenth-century Spanish philosopher-king Alfonso X is said to have stated, Many faults in the universe would have been avoided.? Known as El Sabio , the Wise,? Alfonso was renowned by friends and enemies alike for his sparkling intellect and extraordinary cultural achievements. In The Wise King , celebrated... more...

  • German Jewry and the Allure of the Sephardicby John M. Efron

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as German Jews struggled for legal emancipation and social acceptance, they also embarked on a program of cultural renewal, two key dimensions of which were distancing themselves from their fellow Ashkenazim in Poland and giving a special place to the Sephardim of medieval Spain. Where they saw Ashkenazic... more...