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  • The Mind of the Middle Agesby Frederick B. Artz

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    "This is the third edition of a near standard survey of the intellectual life of the age of faith. Artz on the arts, as on philosophy, politics and other aspects of culture, makes lively and informative reading."? The Washington Post more...

  • Modernitiesby Peter J. Taylor

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95

    Taylor develops a geohistorical argument which focuses on the periods and places of modernities, offering a grounded analysis of what it is to be modern. He identifies three 'prime modernities' which have defined the development of our modern world: today's consumer modernity preceded by the industrial modernity of the nineteenth century which was... more...

  • Modernity on Endless Trialby Leszek Kolakowski; Stefan Czerniawski; Wolfgang Freis; Agnieszka Kolakowska

    University of Chicago Press 1997; US$ 30.00

    Leszek Kolakowski delves into some of the most intellectually vigorous questions of our time in this remarkable collection of essays garnished with his characteristic wit. Ten of the essays have never appeared before in English. "Exemplary. . . . It should be celebrated." ?Arthur C. Danto, New York Times Book Review "This book . . . express[es]... more...

  • Modernité en transit - Modernity in Transitby Richard Dubé; Pascal Gin; Walter Moser; Alvaro Pires

    University of Ottawa Press 2010; US$ 22.99

    En 1979, Jean-François Lyotard a articulé la condition postmoderne, annonçant la fin de la modernité. Mais la modernité nous tient encore et se réinvente dans des nouvelles périodisations. Il nous incombe de reprendre la réflexion sur ce paradigme à la fois historique, culturel et social, et ceci, à partir de notre condition de « puînés » de la modernité.... more...

  • Quellenverzeichnisby Christian Hostettler; Werner Ziltener

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 140.00

    Thesaurus Proverbiorum Medii Aevi: Lexikon Der Sprichworter Des Romanisch-Germanischen Mittelalters more...

  • Reconciliation, Civil Society, and the Politics of Memoryby Birgit Schwelling

    transcript 2014; US$ 38.92

    How did civil society function as a locus for reconciliation initiatives since the beginning of the 20th century? The essays in this volume challenge the conventional understanding of reconciliation as a benign state-driven process. They explore how a range of civil society actors - from Turkish intellectuals apologizing for the Armenian Genocide to... more...

  • Reinventing the Renaissanceby Sarah Brown; Robert Lublin; Lynsey McCulloch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    The plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries has inspired interpretations in every genre and medium. This book offers perspectives on the ways in which practitioners have used Renaissance drama to address contemporary concerns and reach new audiences. It provides a resource for those interested in the creative reception of Renaissance drama. more...

  • The Renaissanceby Jerry Brotton

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 7.99

    This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale. It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from art, architecture, and literature, to advances in science, trade and travel. - ;More than ever before,... more...

  • The Renaissance Worldby John Jeffries Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 66.95

    With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses the history of ideas, political history, cultural history and art history, this volume, in the successful Routledge Worlds series, offers a sweeping survey of Europe in the Renaissance, from the late thirteenth to early seventeenth centuries, and shows how the Renaissance laid key foundations for... more...

  • Satisfaction Not Guaranteedby Peter N. Stearns

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 34.00

    In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, modern urban, industrial, affluent societies have made great strides towards fixing some of the problems that plagued other societies for centuries: food shortages are nearly eliminated, infant and maternal mortality has fallen dramatically, birth control is both readily available and effective, education... more...