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  • Lost Enlightenmentby S. Frederick Starr

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 22.95

    In this sweeping and richly illustrated history, S. Frederick Starr tells the fascinating but largely unknown story of Central Asia's medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments of its greatest minds--remarkable figures who built a bridge to the modern world. Because nearly all of these figures wrote in Arabic,... more...

  • The Hands of Peaceby Marione Ingram; Thelton Henderson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    Born in Hamburg in the 1930s, Marione Ingram fled Nazi Germany, only to find racism as pervasive in the American South as anti-Semitism was in Europe. Marione moved first to New York and then to Washington, D.C. where, in 1960, she joined the Congress of Racial Equality, protesting discrimination in housing, employment, education, and other aspects... more...

  • Pontisches Giftby Adrienne Mayor

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2012; US$ 26.70

    Sulla, Lucullus und Pompejus, die drei größten Feldherren ihrer Zeit, ließen sich vom König eines gar nicht so großen Reichs vorführen: Mithridates von Pontos, ihrem gefährlichsten Feind. Ein Jahrhundert nach Hannibal stellte er das Römische Reich auf eine neue harte Probe. Auf diesen Coup war das krisengeschüttelte Rom nicht vorbereitet. Mithridates... more...

  • A Young Girl's Diaryby Sigmund Freud; Eden Paul; Cedar Paul

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    Between overseeing his private practice and developing an entirely new field of research and inquiry that would profoundly influence Western culture, Austrian psychiatrist Sigmund Freud somehow came across and helped to publish the diary of an anonymous young girl of the European upper classes. The detailed journal follows the young authoress from... more...

  • Antologíaby Jorge Mañach Robato; Jorge Mañach Robato

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 1.00

    Jorge Mañach y Robato  was a writer, journalist, essayist, and philosopher, as well as the author of a biography of José Martí and numerous philosophical essays. He graduated in Philosophy and Literature from Harvard University, then furthered his studies in Paris (Universidad de Droit, 1922) and returned to Havana in 1924, finishing there his doctorate... more...

  • Genghis Khanby Frank McLynn

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 32.50

    From an acclaimed historian, a new and definitive biography of the great Mongol conqueror, Genghis Khan more...

  • Notaries of Palermo and Notaries of Trapaniby Shlomo Simonsohn

    BRILL 2008; US$ 334.00

    This volume documents the history of the Jews in Sicily based on notarial and court records. It illustrates the economic, social, and religious history of the Jewish minority and the relations with the Christian majority. The volume is provided with additional bibliography and indexes while the introduction will appear at the end of the series. more...

  • Antisemitismus als negative Leitidee der Moderneby Samuel Salzborn

    Campus Verlag 2010; US$ 22.75

    In der sozialwissenschaftlichen Antisemitismusforschung wird national wie international das Fehlen einer Studie beklagt, die theoretische und empirische Erkenntnisse miteinander verbindet. Die theoretischen Arbeiten nutzen empirische Studien oft allenfalls selektiv zur Stützung ihrer Hypothesen. Empirische Studien wiederum verzichten meist völlig auf... more...

  • Die Strassmannsby Wolfgang Paul Strassmann; Jutta Lange-Quassowski

    Campus Verlag 2006; US$ 19.11

    1848 geht der Medizinstudent Wolfgang Strassmann in Berlin auf die Barrikaden, als Arzt wird er 1875 Stadtverordnetenvorsteher und leitet zusammen mit Rudolf Virchow die Modernisierung der Stadt. Das ruft Proteste hervor, unter anderem die antisemitischen Äußerungen Adolf Stöckers. In der nächsten Generation wird Fritz Strassmann ein bekannter Gerichtsmediziner;... more...

  • Österreichisches Judentum zwischen Ost und Westby Björn Siegel

    Campus Verlag 2010; US$ 29.13

    Die Israelitische Allianz zu Wien spiegelt den Geist des habsburgisch-deutschen Judentums im 19. Jahrhundert wider. Anhand bisher unveröffentlichter Quellen skizziert Björn Siegel die Geschichte dieser einzigartigen jüdischen Organisation vor dem Hintergrund der zeitgenössischen Gegensatzkonstruktion des "Westens" und "Ostens" -... more...