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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Our Brave New Worldby Wladyslaw Pleszczynski

    Hoover Institution Press 2002; US$ 14.99

    Every American remembers exactly how it unfolded and where they were and what they were doing on that terrible morning of September 11. And like any other unprecedented historic jolt, September 11 continues to roil our collective mind. We still ponder the questions it raised: What changed that day? What remains of the old? What is truly new? The essays... more...

  • Islamism and the Westby Uriya Shavit

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Offering a unique analysis of Islamist ideology, Islamism and the West attempts to explain how- and why-mainstream Islamist leaders have, for the past century, developed and canonized theories which depict theWest as engaged in a sophisticated conspiracy to undermine Muslim identity by cultural means, while morallycollapsing and yearning for the... more...

  • Europäische Einflüsse im amerikanischen Musicalby Marc A. Bauch

    Tectum Verlag 2013; US$ 29.36

    Wie nah oder fern stehen sich das europäische Theater und das amerikanische Musical? Seit Cecil Smith 1950 erstmals die Entwicklung von den europäisch beeinflussten Gattungen des amerikanischen Musiktheaters zum Musical beschrieben hat und zu dem Schluss kam, dass das amerikanische Musical als eigenständige Form anzusehen sei, ist diese Ansicht vorherrschend... more...

  • De usu astrolabii eiusque constructione / Über die Anwendung des Astrolabs und seine Anfertigungby Ioannes Philoponus; Alfred Stückelberger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.00

    This treatise on the astrolabe by the Alexandrian scholar John Philoponos includes the earliest preserved description of the planispherical device that was later widely disseminated during the Middle Ages. Stückelberger?s edition is intended for philologists as well as historians and astronomers. The newly edited Greek text is accompanied... more...

  • Erfurt - Führer zu den kulturhistorischen Kostbarkeiten des Mittelaltersby Stefan Bürger

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2013; US$ 8.71

    Erfurt war im Mittelalter nicht nur eine der größten Städte des Heiligen Römischen Reiches deutscher Nation; sie erlitt im Unterschied zu anderen Kommunen deutlich geringere Verluste durch Kriegseinwirkungen oder Stadtentwicklung. So konnte ein großer Teil der malerischen Altstadt die Jahrhunderte überdauern und steht heute als Flächendenkmal unter... more...

  • Die Prinzipien der Klassifizierung im Altägyptischenby Eliese S Lincke

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 34.88

    In der Reihe ?Classification and Categorization in Ancient Egypt? sind bereits einige Arbeiten erschienen, die das System der Klassifizierung im Ägyptischen beschreiben. Für die mit den bisherigen Ansätzen nicht fassbaren Fälle von Klassifikatoren an Substantiven (noun classifiers) werden hier denkbare Lösungen vorgeschlagen, die sich nahtlos an die... more...