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  • One World or Many?by Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Today's modern age of globalization is creating commonalities throughout the people of the world: Chinese food is eaten in South America, Fanta is enjoyed in South Africa, and Australians can purchase Swedish furniture. Western influences, particularly from American culture, have seeped into other countries and changed local standards, tastes,... more...

  • The Memory Chaletby Tony Judt

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 25.95

    Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year Final reflections on a happy life-from acclaimed historian Tony Judt. Tony Judt's The Memory Chalet is a memoir unlike any other. Each essay brings the smallest details of personal experience into the larger frame of history. Judt's youthful love of a London bus... more...

  • How People Livedby

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 18.99

    How People Lived takes readers on a journey not only from prehistory to the present (and beyond), but also moves the scene around the globe. The itinerary follows the early migration route of humans, takes in the wonders of the Mayans, Ancient Egypt, and Rome, visits a thronging festival in 12th-century China, witnesses the colonists settling... more...

  • Consuming Passionsby Judith Williamson

    Marion Boyars 1988; US$ 17.49

    Judith Williamson explores how our cultural tastes, in films, food, television, advertising, music poetry, song lyrics,photography,political movements and even the BritishRoyal Family influence our thinking and how we govern our own lives, and shape those of our children more...

  • The Salvaging of Civilizationby H. G. Wells

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Though today best remembered as a science fiction writer, H.G. Wells was a keen observer of social and geopolitical trends who mined his era's headlines as fodder for his creative work. The writer was deeply shaken by the destruction and death wrought by World War I, and in this volume of passionate essays and observations, Wells lays out his suggestions... more...

  • Op de Rand van de Rugby Evert van Ginkel; Yuri van Koeveringe

    Sidestone Press 2010; US$ 8.35

    Bij Rhenen duikt uit het Rijndal steil de Utrechte Heuvelrug op. Dit relict uit de voorlaatste ijstijd is de eerste Nederlandse hoogte vanaf de kust. Op de zuidelijke flank van deze rug vestigden zich duizenden jaren geleden de eerste bewoners. Van de plaatsen waar ze woornden en werkten, is al lang niets meer te zien. Hun laatste rustplaatsen daarentegen... more...

  • Grenze und Grenzüberschreitung im Mittelalterby Ulrich Knefelkamp; Kristian Bosselmann-Cyran

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 84.00

    Grenze und Grenzüberschreitung war das Thema des 11. Symposiums des Mediävistenverbandes, das im März 2005 in den beiden Grenzstädten Frankfurt und Slubice an der Oder stattgefunden hat. Gastgebende Universität war die Europa-Universität Viadrina. Der Gegenstand impliziert nicht nur räumlich-geographische, sondern auch soziale, kulturelle und intellektuelle... more...

  • Ideen als gesellschaftliche Gestaltungskraft im Europa der Neuzeitby Lutz Raphael; Heinz-Elmar Tenorth

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2006; US$ 77.00

    Die 24 Beiträge präsentieren zentrale Forschungsergebnisse des DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms "Ideen als gesellschaftliche Gestaltungskraft im Europa der Neuzeit." Sie geben Einblick in die neuesten Tendenzen ideengeschichtlicher Forschung, gruppiert um fünf Themenschwerpunkte: Politikdiskurse der frühen Neuzeit, Theorieeffekte in Recht, Politik und Gesellschaft,... more...