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  • Reality Isn't What It Used to Beby Walter Truet Anderson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    Anderson reveals the reality of postmodernism in politics, popular culture, religion, literary criticism, art, and philosophy -- making sense of everything from deconstructionism to punk. more...

  • Rethinking Cultural Policyby Jim McGuigan

    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...

  • High Theory/Low Cultureby Mikita Brottman

    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...

  • Sacred and Secular in Medieval and Early Modern Culturesby Lawrence Besserman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00

    New essays by distinguished scholars on "sacred" and "secular" in medieval and early modern literature and history. more...

  • Medieval Practices of Spaceby Barbara A. Hanawalt; Michal Kobialka

    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...

  • Medieval Identity Machinesby Jeffrey J. Cohen

    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...

  • Ancient Mysteriesby Peter James; Nick Thorpe

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.65

    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...

  • An Introduction to the Ancient Worldby L de Blois; Lukas De Blois; R. J. van der Spek; R.J. van der Spek

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    Integrating the results of scholarly work from the past decade, the authors of An Introduction to the Ancient World , Lukas de Blois and R.J. van der Spek, have fully-updated and revised all sixteen chapters of this best-selling introductory textbook. Covering the history and culture of the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome within the framework... more...

  • Millennium Jahrbuch 2007by Wolfram Brandes; Alexander Demandt; Hartmu Leppin

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2007; US$ 110.00

    Millennium pursues a interdisciplinary international approach transcending epochal boundaries to research the First Millennium AD. The editorial board and the advisory board represent a wide range of disciplines – contributions from art and literary studies are published alongside historical, theological and philosophical contributions on... more...

  • Global Interestsby Lisa Jardine; Jerry Brotton

    Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 40.00

    In this radical and wide-ranging reassessment of Renaissance art, Lisa Jardine and Jerry Brotton explore the cultural currents that flowed between Occident and Orient during this time. more...