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  • Die Hieroglyphe im 18. Jahrhundertby Annette Graczyk

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.27

    During the 18 th century, hieroglyphics posed a challenge to the Enlightenment but at the same time, they were cherished material for esotericism. They were seen as puzzling remnants of a now extinct form of communication, somewhere between pictorial writing, gestural language, and symbolism. Hieroglyphics figured prominently in the theory... more...

  • Early Civilizationsby Kate Kelly

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 48.00

    The story of early medicine is one of magic and sorcery, religion and prayers, shamans and surgeons, and ingenuity and experimentation. All manner of successes and failures also dot the backdrop of early medicine. The health challenges of the time were many, ranging from near-fatal accidents to a wide variety of mysterious illnesses. Despite very little... more...

  • Kulturwelt, Diskurs und Lebensstilby Rainer Diaz-Bone

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 44.36

    Das Buch legt die Theorie und Methode für die Analyse des lebensstilsbezogenen Sinns kultureller Genres vor. Die Kultursoziologie von Pierre Bourdieu wird aus diskurstheoretischer Sicht kritisiert: Bourdieus ?Analyse des Sprechens? gesteht der diskursiven Praxis keine Eigengesetzlichkeit in der sozialen Konstruktion lebensstilbezogener Wertigkeiten... more...

  • The Worldby Gö Therborn; ran

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    What is the world of the 21st century like now that the centrality of the West is no longer given? How were the societies and cultures of today's world together with their interconnections forged, and what is driving human society in our times? In short, what is the state of the world today as we enter the second decade of the 21st century? This... more...

  • The Northern Earldomsby Barbara E. Crawford

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 13.52

    The medieval earldoms of Orkney and Caithness were positioned between two worlds, the Norwegian and the Scottish. They were a maritime lordship divided, or united, by the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth. This unlikely combination of island and mainland territory survived as a single lordship for 600 years, against the odds. Growing out of the... more...

  • The Culture Industry Revisitedby Deborah Cook

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 43.99

    As the culture wars continue to dominate newspaper headlines and conference panels, much of the debate revolves around the value of and values in popular culture. Many opponents of popular culture have cited Theodor W. Adorno, one of the leading figures of the Frankfurt School of critical theorists. Adorno is understood to have viewed mass culture... more...

  • Age of the Sagesby Mark W. Muesse

    Fortress Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    By setting traditions and thinkers such as Zoroaster, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Gautama Buddha, Confucius, Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle side by side, we are able to see more clearly the questions with which they struggled, their similarities and differences, and how their ideas have influenced religious thought down to our day. more...

  • Our Brave New Worldby Wladyslaw Pleszczynski

    Hoover Institution Press 2002; US$ 14.99

    Every American remembers exactly how it unfolded and where they were and what they were doing on that terrible morning of September 11. And like any other unprecedented historic jolt, September 11 continues to roil our collective mind. We still ponder the questions it raised: What changed that day? What remains of the old? What is truly new? The essays... more...

  • De usu astrolabii eiusque constructione / Über die Anwendung des Astrolabs und seine Anfertigungby Ioannes Philoponus; Alfred Stückelberger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 67.34

    Der Traktat des alexandrinischen Gelehrten Johannes Philoponos über das Astrolab enthält die älteste erhaltene Beschreibung des später besonders im Mittelalter weit verbreiteten planisphärischen Gerätes. Stückelbergers Ausgabe richtet sich nicht nur an Philologen, sondern auch an Historiker und Astronomen; dem neu redigierten griechischen... more...

  • Die ritterlich-höfische Kultur des Mittelaltersby Werner Paravicini

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 28.02

    Werner Paravicini widmet sich in seiner Kulturgeschichte der höfischen Oberschicht des 12. bis 16. Jahrhunderts. Fürsten, Adel und Ritterschaft fasst er dabei in ihren gesamten geistigen und praktischen Lebensformen. In einem ausführlichen Nachtrag über die Schwerpunkte der seit 1994 zu verzeichnenden Forschung hat er sein Handbuch auf aktuellen Stand... more...