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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 16.03
Discover the most significant drivers of change -- and the five things that won't change in the future. There's even an extinction timeline, which plots the demise of everything from getting lost to a good night's sleep, from glaciers to Google. Whether you're a strategist in a business that needs to stay ahead of the game or just want some witty... more...