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  • The Terror of Historyby Teofilo F. Ruiz

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    This book reflects on Western humanity's efforts to escape from history and its terrors--from the existential condition and natural disasters to the endless succession of wars and other man-made catastrophes. Drawing on historical episodes ranging from antiquity to the recent past, and combining them with literary examples and personal reflections,... more...

  • Die höfische Literatur der Blütezeitby L. Peter Johnson

    De Gruyter 1999; US$ 49.00

    The entire history covers writings in German from their beginnings in the 8th century to the beginning of the modern era. This volume treats the Blütezeit, a period of unsurpassed, intense literary activity from ca. 1160 to 1230. It seeks to create an impression of literary production at the time by using as models the courts of two of the few patrons... more...

  • Knowing our futureby Michael Lee

    Infinite Ideas 2012; US$ 16.00

    The received conventional wisdom within the global futurist community is that the future is unknowable. Knowing our future outlines a full theory of how knowable the future really is. Using case studies of prescient predictions of the social future from the time of the French Revolution through to the present Michael Lee argues that there are sound... more...

  • The Culture Industry Revisitedby Deborah Cook

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • The Northern Earldomsby Barbara E. Crawford

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 13.52

    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...

  • Looking Forwardby Arthur Bird

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    “The author respectfully submits it as his firm and immovable conviction, that the United States of America, in the years to come, will govern the entire Western Hemisphere.? These words, written by Arthur Bird in 1899, were his premonition as to the direction of the US one hundred years in the future. Not only did Bird cover the financial status... more...

  • Das Linksphänomenby Andrej Jendrusch; Manfred Ritschel; Siegfried Wachtel

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 14.85

    Hauptbeschreibung Warum sitzt das Herz links und ist die DNA-Spirale mit unserem genetischen Code linksgedreht? Wieso wird in Stadien immer linksherum gelaufen und weicht der Mensch in Notsituationen zumeist nach links aus? Aus welchem Grund liegen in Kaufhäusern die wichtigen Waren links und warum gilt links als weiblich?Der Mikrobiologe Siegfried... more...

  • Heimat "Weltbühne"by Alexander Gallus

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 31.97

    Hauptbeschreibung Die "Weltbühne" war eine der herausragenden politisch­kulturellen Zeitschriften der Weimarer Republik. Sie galt schon früh als Inbegriff für kritisches Engagement in Deutschland, und von ihr ging eine weit über ihr Verbot im März 1933 hinausreichende Wirkungskraft aus. Für viele Intellektuelle bildete sie eine geistige Heimat, deren... 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...

  • Space in the Medieval Westby Meredith Cohen; Fanny Madeline

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    In the last two decades, research on spatial paradigms and practices has gained momentum across disciplines and periods, including the field of medieval studies. Responding to this ‘spatial turn’ in the humanities, the essays collected here generate new ideas about how medieval space was defined, constructed, and practiced in Europe, particularly... more...