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- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
During the 18 th century, hieroglyphics posed a challenge to the Enlightenment but at the same time, they were cherished material for esotericism. They were seen as puzzling remnants of a now extinct form of communication, somewhere between pictorial writing, gestural language, and symbolism. Hieroglyphics figured prominently in the theory... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 171.66
Die Reformation brach ? nach Vorankündigungen im Spätmittelalter ? die religiöse Einheit Europas auf. In der Folge entwickelten sich in Böhmen, in der calvinistischen Schweiz, in Skandinavien, den Generalstaaten der Niederlande oder in England unterschiedlichste Ausprägungen von Kirchen und Religion. Aber auch die politische Landkarte wurde grundstürzend... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 210.00
This volume explores the often problematic, but also productive relationships between East and West during the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age, focusing on literary and pragmatic texts, scientific exchanges, strategies to build bridges to the other culture, and on parallel cultural developments documenting contacts and communication... more...
- 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...
- Campus Verlag 2008; US$ 19.11
Hauptbeschreibung Auch kulturell gab das Mittelalter dem Abendland seine Identität: das Christentum, das Vermächtnis der Antike, die Bedeutung des Handels, der Individualismus, der Umgang mit der Zeit, die Popularität von Pilgerwegen wie dem Jakobsweg. Arnulf Krause rekonstruiert die hellen und dunklen Seiten des Hohen Mittelalters aus der Perspektive... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95
Exits to the Posthuman Future is media theory for a global digital society which thrives, and sometimes perishes, at the intersection of technologies of speed, distant ethics and a pervasive cultural anxiety. Arthur Kroker’s incisive and insightful text presents the emerging pattern of a posthuman future: life at the tip of technologies of... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 42.99
First Globalization presents an original and sweeping conceptualization of the grand cultural-civilizational encounter between Asia and Europe. With his 'metageography' of the vast Eurasian zone, Gunn shows how between 1500 and 1800, a lively two-way flow in ideas, philosophies, and cultural products brought competing civilizations into serious dialogue... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
Translated from the original Russian, this book analyzes the economic development of leading European empires and the United States of America. The author exposes the myths of the spontaneous emergence of the market economy and the role of government as a disincentive towards private initiative, when for centuries the state power has been carrying... more...
- D & M Publishers 2014; US$ 22.95
The future holds many unknowns: advances in medical technology, increased airport security and critical new inventions like sentient, polygraph-enabled, wireless toasters. Luckily, Maclean?s columnist Scott Feschuk has written a survival guide—part how-to manual, part product guide, part apocalypse analysis and part sardonic observation—to help... more...