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  • Die Hieroglyphe im 18. Jahrhundertby Annette Graczyk

    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...

  • Bloody British History Salisburyby David J Vaughan

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Salisbury has one of the most gruesome histories on record. With more than 60 illustrations, hundreds of years of terrible true history are waiting for you inside this book. more...

  • The Future and Why We Should Avoid Itby Scott Feschuk

    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...

  • Making Cultural Historyby Anna Källén

    Nordic Academic Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    This volume contains 17 essays with fresh new approaches to cultural history from 17 authors that belong to different academic disciplines, including archaeology, art history, classical languages, ethnology, fashion studies, history, history of ideas, history of religion, literature studies, and media studies. Making Cultural History has sprung... more...

  • The Shape of the Newby Scott L. Montgomery; Daniel Chirot

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    This panoramic book tells the story of how revolutionary ideas from the Enlightenment about freedom, equality, evolution, and democracy have reverberated through modern history and shaped the world as we know it today. A testament to the enduring power of ideas, The Shape of the New offers unforgettable portraits of Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson,... more...

  • "Der Mensch, das ist die Welt des Menschen ..."by Hanns-Werner Heister; Lars Lambrecht

    Frank & Timme 2013; US$ 38.17

    In einer Zeit, in der die Menschheit in einem bisher ungekannten Ausmaß nutzend wie zerstörend in die sie umgebende und tragende Natur eingreift, erhält die Frage nach der Stellung des Menschen zu ihr und damit auch nach der menschlichen Natur neue Aktualität. Anlässlich des achtzigsten Geburtstags von Friedrich Tomberg haben sich Vertreter und Vertreterinnen... more...

  • From Empires to Imperialismby Boris Kagarlitsky

    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...

  • The Prehistoric Foundations of Europe to the Mycenean Ageby C.F.C. Hawkes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1940, this is a classic work by one of the most well-regarded archaeological scholars. European archaeology had made remarkable progress in the early twentieth century and this volume offers a clear impression of the understanding of European prehistory as a whole. Broken into six topics with additional prologue and epilogue, the... more...

  • Kulturdialoge zwischen dem Westen und der islamischen Weltby Naika Foroutan

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2013; US$ 49.99

    Mit Blick auf die internationalen Beziehungen analysiert Naika Foroutan, welche Möglichkeiten bestehen, der Gefahr sich verschärfender Zivilisationskonflikte zu begegnen. Dabei untersucht sie auch, ob die für den Westen sicherheitspolitisch bedeutsamen Kulturdialoge zusätzlich einen Beitrag zur Demokratisierung der islamischen Staatenwelt leisten können. more...

  • The Human Storyby James C. Davis

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Has there ever been a history of the world as readable as this? In The Human Story , James C. Davis takes us on a journey to ancient times, telling how peoples of the world settled down and founded cities, conquered neighbors, and established religions, and continues over the course of history, when they fought two nearly global wars and journeyed... more...