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  • 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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  • Die ritterlich-höfische Kultur des Mittelaltersby Werner Paravicini

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 27.10

    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...

  • 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$ 248.72

    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 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...

  • The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences (95 Theses)by Martin Luther

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences, commonly known as The Ninety-Five Theses, were written by Martin Luther in 1517 and are widely regarded as the primary catalyst for the Protestant Reformation. Luther used these theses to display his displeasure with some of the Church's clergy's abuses, most notably the sale... more...

  • 1308by Andreas Speer; David Wirmer

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 248.72

    This volume is dedicated to the year 1308. Its object is to open new perspectives with an invitation to reconsider our habitual viewpoints, to sharpen and extend them - by considering the year 1308, but also going beyond that year and its historical periphery. Beginning with a detailed local description, attention is drawn to a variety of... more...

  • World Historyby Clive Ponting

    Random House 2008; US$ 36.65

    Conventional accounts of world history tend to focus on the rise of Western civilisation and concentrate on the story of ancient Greece, the Roman empire and the expansion of Europe. The histories of the great civilisations of China, India and Japan, and therefore the experience of the majority of the world's people, have been relegated to a minor... more...