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  • Euphorionby Vernon Lee

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The female writer and critic born Violet Paget rose to prominence using the pen name Vernon Lee. Over time, she came to be regarded as one of the foremost experts on the Italian Renaissance, and the engaging essays collected in Euphorion amply demonstrate her knowledge of and insight into Italian art and literature. more...

  • Predicting the Future in Science, Economics, and Politicsby F. W. Wayman; P. R. Williamson; S. Polachek

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    It is a puzzle that while academic research has increased in specialization, the important and complex problems facing humans urgently require a synthesis of understanding. This unique collaboration attempts to address such a problem by bringing together a host of prominent scholars from across the sciences to offer new insights into predicting the... more...

  • Renaissance Papers 2013by Jim Pearce; Joanna Kucinski

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 55.00

    Features the best scholarly essays from the 2013 Southeastern Renaissance Conference held at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, including essays on Renaissance poetics, friendship, and representations of women. more...

  • Consumer Culture and Postmodernismby Mike Featherstone

    SAGE Publications 1990; US$ 49.95

    Implicit within claims that society itself is in some sense postmodern is an argument about the priority of consumption as a determinant of everyday life. In this view, mass media advertising and market dynamics lead to a constant search for new fashions, new styles, new sensations and experiences. Material goods are consumed as `communicators'; they... more...

  • The Celts: History, Life, and Culture [2 volumes]by John Koch; Antone Minard

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 208.00

    The study of Celtic history has a wide international appeal, but unfortunately many of the available books on the subject are out-of-date, narrowly specialized, or contain incorrect information. Online information on the Celts is similarly unreliable. This two-volume set provides a well-written, up-to-date, and densely informative reference on Celtic... more...

  • Late Ancient Knowingby Catherine M. Chin; Moulie Vidas

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 95.00 US$ 76.00

    In this collection of essays, scholars from a range of disciplines explore the activity of knowing in late antiquity by focusing on thirteen major concepts from the intellectual, social, political, and cultural history of the period. They ask two questions about each of these concepts: what did late ancient people know about them, and how was that... more...

  • Beckett in Black and Redby Alan Warren Friedman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1934, Nancy Cunard published Negro: An Anthology , which brought together more than two hundred contributions, serving as a plea for racial justice, an exposť of black oppression, and a hymn to black achievement and endurance. The anthology stands as a virtual ethnography of 1930s racial, historic, artistic, political, and economic culture. Samuel... more...

  • Teaching Medieval and Early Modern Cross-Cultural Encountersby Karina F. Attar; Lynn Shutters

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Drawing from theatre, English studies, and art history, among others, these essays discuss the challenges and rewards of teaching medieval and early modern texts in the 21st-century university. Topics range from the intersections of race, religion, gender, and nation in cross-cultural encounters to the use of popular culture as pedagogical tools. more...

  • A Concise Survey of Western Civilizationby Brian A. Pavlac

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 33.99

    This lively text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage as it began in the first human societies and developed in ancient Greece and Rome, then through the Middle Ages . Providing a focused narrative and interpretive structure, Pavlac uses the joined terms ?supremacies and diversities? to develop themes of conflict... more...

  • The Way Things Goby Aaron Jaffe

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; Not Available

    Contents Instruction Manual The Way Things Go 100: I Don't Know about the Coming Singularity 80: Lost and Found 61: That Swell New Thing 37: Risky Things 15: Materials and Their Methods 0: Nothing but Remains Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Index more...