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  • "Herbst des Mittelalters"?by Jan A. Aertsen; Martin Pickavé

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 307.00

    The relationship between the Late Middle Ages and the beginning of modern times is still being controversially discussed. Some view the 14 th and 15 th century as a period of decline, others emphasize this era?s formative and innovative role in modern times. Volume 31 of Miscellanea Mediaevalia takes an interdisciplinary look at this... more...

  • Thresholdby Thom Hartmann

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    From America's #1 progressive radio host, the idealogical heir to his influential The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight More than three million listeners tune in every weekday to hear what Thom Hartmann has to say about the state of our world. Now, as the first decade of the twenty-first century closes amid economic collapse and the seeming ruin... more...

  • The Nature and Function of Water, Baths, Bathing and Hygiene from Antiquity through the Renaissanceby Anne Scott

    BRILL 2009; US$ 237.00

    These essays offer scholars, teachers, and students a new basis for discussing attitudes toward, and technological expertise concerning, water in antiquity through the early Modern period, and they examine historical water use and ideology both diachronically and cross regionally. Topics include gender roles and water usage; attitudes, practices, and... more...

  • Eureka!by Marlene Wagman-Geller

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    The fascinating inspirations behind common inventions and creations- from Barbie to Sweet and Low to Mt. Rushmore. The slinky was born aboard a World War II ship. The Barbie doll was inspired by a German sex toy. Weight Watchers began with a Jewish housewife in Queens, New York. Eureka! explores the fascinating stories behind these famous... more...

  • The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences (95 Theses)by Martin Luther 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences, commonly known as The Ninety-Five Theses, were written by Martin Luther in 1517 and are widely regarded as the primary catalyst for the Protestant Reformation. Luther used these theses to display his displeasure with some of the Church's clergy's abuses, most notably the sale... more...

  • 1308by Andreas Speer; David Wirmer

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 307.00

    This volume is dedicated to the year 1308. Its object is to open new perspectives with an invitation to reconsider our habitual viewpoints, to sharpen and extend them - by considering the year 1308, but also going beyond that year and its historical periphery. Beginning with a detailed local description, attention is drawn to a variety of... more...

  • World Historyby Clive Ponting

    Random House 2008; US$ 31.98

    Conventional accounts of world history tend to focus on the rise of Western civilisation and concentrate on the story of ancient Greece, the Roman empire and the expansion of Europe. The histories of the great civilisations of China, India and Japan, and therefore the experience of the majority of the world's people, have been relegated to a minor... more...

  • The Enemy at the Gateby Andrew Wheatcroft

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • An Essay on the Civilisations of India, China and Japanby G Lowes Dickinson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    This volume presents an account of the author?s travels during 1912-13 making particular note of the characteristics of Indian, Chinese and Japanese societies and the effect upon them of contact with the West. Although inevitably dated in some of its views, the volume nonetheless provides an excellent starting point for comparisons between East and... 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...