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  • The Enemy at the Gateby Andrew Wheatcroft

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 17.95

    In 1683, an Ottoman army that stretched from horizon to horizon set out to seize the ?Golden Apple,? as Turks referred to Vienna. The ensuing siege pitted battle-hardened Janissaries wielding seventeenth-century grenades against Habsburg armies, widely feared for their savagery. The walls of Vienna bristled with guns as the besieging Ottoman host... more...

  • A Concise Survey of Western Civilizationby Brian A. Pavlac

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 48.99

    This engaging text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage. Providing a tightly focused narrative and interpretive structure, Brian A. Pavlac covers the basic historical information that all educated adults should know. His joined terms "supremacies and diversities" develop major themes of conflict and creativity throughout... more...

  • Esthétique et recyclages culturelsby Jean Klucinskas; Walter Moser

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2004; US$ 16.99

    De nos jours, artistes et créateurs de toutes orientations, et dans différents champs de production culturelle, ont de plus en plus recours à des procédés impliquant le traitement de matériaux qui sont déjà disponibles dans l?espace culturel : ils créent en recyclant. Grâce aux nouvelles technologies de reproduction des ?uvres et de traitement de... more...

  • The Enlightenment and Its Effects on Modern Societyby Milan Zafirovski

    Springer 2010; US$ 149.00

    The Enlightenment of the late 17th and 18th century is characterized by an emphasis on reason and empiricism . As a major shaping philosophy of Western culture, it had a historical impact on the religious, cultural, academic, and social institutions of 18th century Europe. In this compelling volume, the author explores the lasting impact of Enlightenment... more...

  • Critical Zone 1by Q.S. Tong; Shouren Wang; Douglas Kerr

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2004; US$ 45.00

    This book is a new series in cultural and literary studies jointly published by the Hong Kong University Press and Nanjing University Press. Based in Hong Kong and mainland China, Critical Zone aims to bring together scholars around the world and to improve cross-cultural and cross-regional understanding. more...

  • Critical Zone 3by Douglas Kerr; Q.S. Tong; Shouren Wang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 40.00

    Critical Zone is an established series in cultural and literary studies jointly published by the Hong Kong University Press and Nanjing University Press. This is the third number. Based in Hong Kong and mainland China, Critical Zone aims to bring together scholars around the world and to improve cross-cultural and cross-regional understanding. more...

  • Civilizationby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 14.99

    Western civilization?s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts,... more...

  • Le Procès de l'Europeby Jean-François Mattéi

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2011; US$ 11.99

    Une défense philosophique de la culture européenne par le philosophe renommé, Jean-François Mattéi. more...

  • All Things Medieval: An Encyclopedia of the Medieval Worldby Ruth A Johnston

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 180.00

    This comprehensive survey of the "things" of medieval Europe allows modern readers to understand what they looked like, what they were made of, how they were created, and how they were used. more...

  • Représentations et conceptions de l?espace dans la culture médiévale. Repräsentationsformen und Konzeptionen des Raums in der Kultur des Mittelaltersby Tiziana Suarez-Nani; Martin Rohde

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    This volume contains the records of the international Freiburg Colloquium of the same name which was held by the Medieval Institute of the University of Freiburg from October 19 to 21, 2009. The academic reconstruction of the conception and perception of space in the culture of the Latin Middle Ages requires a differentiated treatment and corresponding... more...