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  • Studies in Medievalism XXIIIby Karl Fugelso

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    Essays on the modern reception of the Middle Ages, built round the central theme of the ethics of medievalism. more...

  • Man in the Modern Age (Routledge Revivals)by Karl Jaspers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in English in 1933, this detailed philosophical examination of the contemporary state and nature of mankind is a seminal work by influential German philosopher Karl Jaspers. Elucidating his theories on a variety of topics pertaining to contemporary and future human existence, Man in the Modern Age is an ambitious and wide-ranging... more...

  • Popular Culture in a New Ageby Marshall Fishwick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    With a Foreword by Dr. Fishwick's student--Tom Wolfe. This book redefines popular culture in the light of the revolutionary changes brought about by the information revolution and the digital divide. It explores the phenomenal growth and extension of popular culture in the last decade and ties in the vast changes brought about by technology and the... more...

  • Historians Debate the Rise of the Westby Jonathan Daly

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    How and why did Europe rise to world pre-eminence? Providing an overview of this central historical conundrum of modern times, Historians Debate the Rise of the West enables students to grasp major scholars’ evaluations of the biggest picture of all: how Western civilization fits into modern world history. Most historians who write in this area... more...

  • Euphorionby Vernon Lee

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    The female writer and critic born Violet Paget rose to prominence using the pen name Vernon Lee. Over time, she came to be regarded as one of the foremost experts on the Italian Renaissance, and the engaging essays collected in Euphorion amply demonstrate her knowledge of and insight into Italian art and literature. more...

  • Predicting the Future in Science, Economics, and Politicsby F. W. Wayman; P. R. Williamson; S. Polachek

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    It is a puzzle that while academic research has increased in specialization, the important and complex problems facing humans urgently require a synthesis of understanding. This unique collaboration attempts to address such a problem by bringing together a host of prominent scholars from across the sciences to offer new insights into predicting the... more...

  • Die Hieroglyphe im 18. Jahrhundertby Annette Graczyk

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Die Hieroglyphen waren im 18. Jahrhundert eine Herausforderung für die Aufklärung und zugleich ein willkommener Gegenstand für die Esoterik. Sie galten - über den Ägyptenbezug hinaus - als rätselhafte Reste einer vorzeitigen, unbekannt gewordenen Kommunikation zwischen Bilderschrift, Gestensprache und Symbolik und erlangten eine Schlüsselstellung... more...

  • Renaissance Papers 2013by Jim Pearce; Joanna Kucinski

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; Not Available

    Features the best scholarly essays from the 2013 Southeastern Renaissance Conference held at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, including essays on Renaissance poetics, friendship, and representations of women. more...

  • Consumer Culture and Postmodernismby Mike Featherstone

    SAGE Publications 1990; US$ 49.95

    Implicit within claims that society itself is in some sense postmodern is an argument about the priority of consumption as a determinant of everyday life. In this view, mass media advertising and market dynamics lead to a constant search for new fashions, new styles, new sensations and experiences. Material goods are consumed as `communicators'; they... more...

  • Late Ancient Knowingby Catherine M. Chin; Moulie Vidas

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 95.00

    In this collection of essays, scholars from a range of disciplines explore the activity of knowing in late antiquity by focusing on thirteen major concepts from the intellectual, social, political, and cultural history of the period. They ask two questions about each of these concepts: what did late ancient people know about them, and how was that... more...