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  • Journeys on the Silk Roadby Joyce Morgan; Conrad Walters

    Lyons Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    A literary thriller-meets-travel adventure-meets-popular history rife with a fascinating cast of characters that includes a misfit explorer named Aurel Stein, a cunning abbot, and a fox terrier named Dash the Great, all set against the land of dunes, sandstorms, and the mysteries of the East. more...

  • Questioning the Millenniumby Stephen Jay Gould

    Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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 Group US 2009; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    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. 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...

  • 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...