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  • The Worldby Gö Therborn; ran

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    What is the world of the 21st century like now that the centrality of the West is no longer given? How were the societies and cultures of today's world together with their interconnections forged, and what is driving human society in our times? In short, what is the state of the world today as we enter the second decade of the 21st century? This... more...

  • The Northern Earldomsby Barbara E. Crawford

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 17.99

    The medieval earldoms of Orkney and Caithness were positioned between two worlds, the Norwegian and the Scottish. They were a maritime lordship divided, or united, by the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth. This unlikely combination of island and mainland territory survived as a single lordship for 600 years, against the odds. Growing out of the... more...

  • Age of the Sagesby Mark W. Muesse

    Fortress Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    By setting traditions and thinkers such as Zoroaster, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Gautama Buddha, Confucius, Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle side by side, we are able to see more clearly the questions with which they struggled, their similarities and differences, and how their ideas have influenced religious thought down to our day. more...

  • The Culture Industry Revisitedby Deborah Cook

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 41.00

    As the culture wars continue to dominate newspaper headlines and conference panels, much of the debate revolves around the value of and values in popular culture. Many opponents of popular culture have cited Theodor W. Adorno, one of the leading figures of the Frankfurt School of critical theorists. Adorno is understood to have viewed mass culture... more...

  • Grenze und Grenzüberschreitung im Mittelalterby Ulrich Knefelkamp; Kristian Bosselmann-Cyran

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 98.00

    Grenze und Grenzüberschreitung war das Thema des 11. Symposiums des Mediävistenverbandes, das im März 2005 in den beiden Grenzstädten Frankfurt und Slubice an der Oder stattgefunden hat. Gastgebende Universität war die Europa-Universität Viadrina. Der Gegenstand impliziert nicht nur räumlich-geographische, sondern auch soziale, kulturelle... more...

  • Gestiftete Zukunft im mittelalterlichen Europaby Wolfgang Huschner; Frank Rexroth

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 84.00

    Michael Borgolte, Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte I sowie Leiter des Instituts für vergleichende Geschichte Europas im Mittelalter an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin und Ordentliches Mitglied der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, konnte am 16. Mai 2008 seinen 60. Geburtstag begehen. Seine Forschungen prägen die deutsche... more...

  • Kriegswesen, Herrschaft und Gesellschaft 1300-1800by Bernhard R. Kroener

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 28.00

    Die stehenden Heere und die Ausbildung des staatlichen Gewaltmonopols seit der Mitte des 17. Jahrhunderts werden traditionell als Beginn des Militärwesens überhaupt dargestellt. Über ein halbes Jahrtausend hinweg betrachtet, zeigt Bernhard R. Kroener hier dagegen die komplexen Wechselbeziehungen auf, unter denen sich in ökonomischer, sozialer und politisch-kultureller... more...

  • Our Brave New Worldby Wladyslaw Pleszczynski

    Hoover Institution Press 2002; US$ 4.99

    Every American remembers exactly how it unfolded and where they were and what they were doing on that terrible morning of September 11. And like any other unprecedented historic jolt, September 11 continues to roil our collective mind. We still ponder the questions it raised: What changed that day? What remains of the old? What is truly new? The essays... more...

  • Historic Engagements with Occidental Cultures, Religions, Powersby Anne R. Richards; Iraj Omidvar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book explores centuries of power relations and imperial and civilizing rhetorics, overarching themes highlighted in these infrequently heard accounts by eastern travelers to the West. Considered in depth are evolutions in mental frameworks and practices that led to the emergence of anticolonial consciousness and strategies of protest. more...

  • One Hundred Pages for the Futureby A. Peccei

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

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