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- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 125.00
This book explores how the Renaissance entailed a global exchange of goods, skills and ideas between East and West. In chapters ranging from Ottoman history to Venetian publishing, from portraits of St George to Arab philosophy, from cannibalism to diplomacy, the authors interrogate what all too often may seem to be settled certainties, such as the... more...
- Pearson Education 2005; US$ 32.99
Understand the most revolutionary human transformation in four centuries... and prepare for it! We're not just living through an age of change: we're living through a 'change of age': the most profound inflection point in human history since the Enlightenment. That's the thesis of Eamonn Kelly's remarkable new book Powerful Times . From terrorism... more...
- BRILL 2004; US$ 168.00
This book presents a study of twelfth-century humanism seen as an all-embracing discourse in which the human and the divine interact on equal terms. The book focuses on a number of twelfth-century intellectuals, especially Thierry of Chartres, Peter Abelard, William of Conches, Bernard Silvestris, and Alan of Lille. The book explains both the appeal... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 103.95 US$ 90.09
This is an innovative book that addresses the question of how consumers make decisions about what is good and what is bad in popular culture. An entertaining and informative guide to the range of aesthetic criteria that goes into judging mass culture's most celebrated texts and objects - from Batman to motor bikes, and pop stars to internet... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 42.00
Addresses issues concerning culture, economy, and power in the age of liberal globalization. The topics covered in this book include: Branding culture and exploitation; The state, market and civil society; and How visitor attractions such as London's Millennium Dome are used for national aggrandizement and corporate business purposes. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 90.00
The contributors to this volume cross disciplinary and theoretical boundaries to read the words, metaphors, images, signs, poetic illusions, and identities with which medieval men and women used space and place to add meaning to the world. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 70.50
In Medieval Identity Machines, Jeffrey J. Cohen examines the messiness, permeability, and perversity of medieval bodies, arguing that human identity always exceeds the limits of the flesh. Combining critical theory with a rigorous reading of medieval texts, Cohen asks if the category ?human? isn?t too small to contain the multiplicity of identities. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 38.00
In High Theory/Low Culture , Brottman uses the tools of 'high' cultural theory to examine many areas of today's popular culture, including style magazines, sport, shopping, tabloid newspapers, horror movies and pornography. In doing so, she not only demonstrates the practical use of 'high' theory as it relates to our everyday world, but she also investigates... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00
New essays by distinguished scholars on "sacred" and "secular" in medieval and early modern literature and history. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 23.00
What was the Minotaur? Did a Welsh prince discover America? Did Robin Hood really exist? How does the Star of Bethlehem fit into the science of astronomy? Is the Vinland Map a fake? Can archaeologists use spirit messages to guide their work? For centuries, philosophers, scientists, and charlatans have attempted to decipher the baffling mysteries of... more...