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  • Die ritterlich-höfische Kultur des Mittelaltersby Werner Paravicini

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 35.00

    Werner Paravicini widmet sich in seiner Kulturgeschichte der höfischen Oberschicht des 12. bis 16. Jahrhunderts. Fürsten, Adel und Ritterschaft fasst er dabei in ihren gesamten geistigen und praktischen Lebensformen. In einem ausführlichen Nachtrag über die Schwerpunkte der seit 1994 zu verzeichnenden Forschung hat er sein Handbuch auf aktuellen Stand... more...

  • Heroes of Historyby Will Durant

    Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 17.00

    In the tradition of his own bestselling masterpieces The Story of Civilization and The Lessons of History, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Will Durant here traces the lives and ideas of those who have helped to define civilization, from its dawn to the beginning of the modern world. Four years before his death, Will Durant began work on an abbreviated... more...

  • Questioning the Millenniumby Stephen Jay Gould

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 17.95

    In this new edition of Questioning the Millennium , best-selling author Stephen Jay Gould applies his wit and erudition to one of today's most pressing subjects: the significance of the millennium. In 1950 at age eight, prompted by an issue of Life magazine marking the century's midpoint, Stephen Jay Gould started thinking about the approaching turn... more...

  • Through a glass, darklyby W. Arts

    BRILL 2000; US$ 74.00

    The question this text addresses is whether our images of cultural tradition and modernity in East and West, in past and present, are so blurred that we look at them as through a glass, darkly? The contributors argue for greater understanding and communication between cultures. more...

  • "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...

  • The Renaissanceby Jerry Brotton

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 9.99

    This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale. It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from art, architecture, and literature, to advances in science, trade and travel. - ;More than ever before,... more...

  • Thresholdby Thom Hartmann

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    "If you're looking for a book that offers BIG answers to the BIG questions and that lays it all out in concise, clear, common-sense English you have it in your hands! Hartmann both lays it out and lifts us up." -Jim Hightower, Nationally syndicated columnist, radio commentator, best selling author and editor of the Hightower Lowdown . "America's... more...

  • A World Lit Only by Fireby William Manchester

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    William Manchester's A World Lit Only by Fire is the preeminent popular history of civilization's rebirth after the Dark Ages. 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...