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- De Gruyter 2004; US$ 257.22
The relationship between the Late Middle Ages and the beginning of modern times is still being controversially discussed. Some view the 14 th and 15 th century as a period of decline, others emphasize this era?s formative and innovative role in modern times. Volume 31 of Miscellanea Mediaevalia takes an interdisciplinary look at this... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences, commonly known as The Ninety-Five Theses, were written by Martin Luther in 1517 and are widely regarded as the primary catalyst for the Protestant Reformation. Luther used these theses to display his displeasure with some of the Church's clergy's abuses, most notably the sale... more...
- Springer New York 2010; US$ 179.00
Here is an historical overview and analysis of the Enlightenment?s influence on modern democratic societies, modern culture, political science, civil society and the economy. Explores counter-Enlightenment, Post-Enlightenment and Neo-Enlightenment philosophies. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 198.00
All Things Medieval: An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World covers the widest definition of "medieval Europe" possible, not by covering history in the traditional, textbook manner of listing wars, leaders, and significant historic events, but by presenting detailed alphabetical entries that describe the artifacts of medieval Europe. By examining... more...
Représentations et conceptions de l?espace dans la culture médiévale. Repräsentationsformen und Konzeptionen des Raums in der Kultur des MittelaltersDe Gruyter 2011; US$ 157.19
This volume contains the records of the international Freiburg Colloquium of the same name which was held by the Medieval Institute of the University of Freiburg from October 19 to 21, 2009. The academic reconstruction of the conception and perception of space in the culture of the Latin Middle Ages requires a differentiated treatment... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 131.99
This volume presents alternative trajectories for how to take steps toward achieving a theoretically informed understanding of present analytical and practical challenges (in terms of social, sociological, and critical theory), and looks beyond pluralism and fragmentation to the kind of roles social theorists may be playing in the future. more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 179.66
This book investigates how German-language texts from the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era helped to form collective and individual identities through their handling of social norms. Using case studies, the contributors analyze the shaping of norms for different text types, social groups, and genders. They also define the scope allowed... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 27.99
Rey Chow is arguably one of the most prominent intellectuals working in the humanities today. Characteristically confronting both entrenched and emergent issues in the interlocking fields of literature, film and visual studies, sexuality and gender, postcolonialism, ethnicity, and cross-cultural politics, her works produce surprising connections... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99
America's preeminent intellectual historian of modern Japan inaugurates a challenging debate on the arbitrary cultural divisions of our world, and in the process sheds light on the troubling academic enterprise called "area studies." This is one of the first works to explore on equal footing the European and Japanese conceptions of modernity -- as... more...
- Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 31.99
Imagine a dreamland where roasted pigs wander about with knives in their backs to make carving easy, where grilled geese fly directly into one's mouth, where cooked fish jump out of the water and land at one's feet. The weather is always mild, the wine flows freely, sex is readily available, and all people enjoy eternal youth. Such is Cockaigne.... more...