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  • The Rey Chow Readerby Paul Bowman; Rey Chow

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    Rey Chow is arguably one of the most prominent intellectuals working in the humanities today. Characteristically confronting both entrenched and emergent issues in the interlocking fields of literature, film and visual studies, sexuality and gender, postcolonialism, ethnicity, and cross-cultural politics, her works produce surprising connections... more...

  • 10 Books that Screwed Up the Worldby Benjamin Wiker

    Regnery Publishing 2008; US$ 29.99

    You've heard of the "Great Books"? These are their evil opposites. From Machiavelli's The Prince to Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto to Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, these "influential" books have led to war, genocide, totalitarian oppression, family breakdown, and disastrous social experiments. And yet these authors' bad ideas... more...

  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilizationby Anthony Esolen

    Regnery Publishing 2008; US$ 21.99

    Everything you should know--but PC professors won't teach--about our Western heritage Western civilization is the envy of the globe. It has given to the world universally accepted understandings of human rights (rooted in Judeo-Christian principles), created standards for art, music, and literature that have never been equaled, and originated political... more...

  • History's Disquietby Harry Harootunian

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    America's preeminent intellectual historian of modern Japan inaugurates a challenging debate on the arbitrary cultural divisions of our world, and in the process sheds light on the troubling academic enterprise called "area studies." This is one of the first works to explore on equal footing the European and Japanese conceptions of modernity -- as... more...

  • Dreaming of Cockaigneby Herman Pleij; Diane Webb

    Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 33.99

    Imagine a dreamland where roasted pigs wander about with knives in their backs to make carving easy, where grilled geese fly directly into one's mouth, where cooked fish jump out of the water and land at one's feet. The weather is always mild, the wine flows freely, sex is readily available, and all people enjoy eternal youth. Such is Cockaigne.... more...

  • Goethezeit - Zeit für Goetheby Konrad Feilchenfeldt; Kristina Hasenpflug; Gerhard Kurz; Renate Moering

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 238.00

    Aus den Forschungsgebieten des langjährigen Direktors des Freien Deutschen Hochstifts dokumentiert die ihm gewidmete Festschrift ein Interesse, das von der Goethezeit bis in die Moderne reicht und dabei in der Lyrikinterpretation einen Schwerpunkt berücksichtigt. Ein zusätzlicher Themenbereich ist die Geschichte des Freien Deutschen Hochstifts... more...

  • Nachleben des antiken Geistes im Abendland bis zum Beginn des Humanismusby Richard Newald

    De Gruyter 1960; US$ 224.00

    Nachleben Des Antiken Geistes Im Abendland Bis Zum Beginn Des Humanismus: Eine Berschau. more...

  • History in the Comic Modeby Rachel Fulton; Bruce W. Holsinger

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 59.99

    In this groundbreaking collection, twenty-one prominent medievalists discuss continuity and change in ideas of personhood and community and argue for the viability of the comic mode in the study and recovery of history. These scholars approach their sources not from a particular ideological viewpoint but with an understanding that all topics, questions,... more...

  • Cultural Policyby Toby Miller; George Yudice

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 66.00

    Offering the first comprehensive and international work on cultural policy, Toby Miller and George Yudice have produced a landmark work in the emerging field of cultural policy. Rigorous in its field of survey and astute in its critical commentary it enables students to gain a global grounding in cultural policy. more...