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  • The Culture Industry Revisitedby Deborah Cook

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Das Linksphänomenby Andrej Jendrusch; Manfred Ritschel; Siegfried Wachtel

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 14.85

    Hauptbeschreibung Warum sitzt das Herz links und ist die DNA-Spirale mit unserem genetischen Code linksgedreht? Wieso wird in Stadien immer linksherum gelaufen und weicht der Mensch in Notsituationen zumeist nach links aus? Aus welchem Grund liegen in Kaufhäusern die wichtigen Waren links und warum gilt links als weiblich?Der Mikrobiologe Siegfried... more...

  • Heimat "Weltbühne"by Alexander Gallus

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 31.97

    Hauptbeschreibung Die "Weltbühne" war eine der herausragenden politisch­kulturellen Zeitschriften der Weimarer Republik. Sie galt schon früh als Inbegriff für kritisches Engagement in Deutschland, und von ihr ging eine weit über ihr Verbot im März 1933 hinausreichende Wirkungskraft aus. Für viele Intellektuelle bildete sie eine geistige Heimat, deren... 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...

  • Europäische Einflüsse im amerikanischen Musicalby Marc A. Bauch

    Tectum Verlag 2013; US$ 35.80

    Wie nah oder fern stehen sich das europäische Theater und das amerikanische Musical? Seit Cecil Smith 1950 erstmals die Entwicklung von den europäisch beeinflussten Gattungen des amerikanischen Musiktheaters zum Musical beschrieben hat und zu dem Schluss kam, dass das amerikanische Musical als eigenständige Form anzusehen sei, ist diese Ansicht vorherrschend... more...

  • Space in the Medieval Westby Meredith Cohen; Fanny Madeline

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    In the last two decades, research on spatial paradigms and practices has gained momentum across disciplines and periods, including the field of medieval studies. Responding to this ‘spatial turn’ in the humanities, the essays collected here generate new ideas about how medieval space was defined, constructed, and practiced in Europe, particularly... more...

  • "Herbst des Mittelalters"?by Martin Pickavé; Jan A. Aertsen

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 307.00

    The relationship between the Late Middle Ages and the beginning of modern times is still being controversially discussed. Some view the 14th and 15th 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 period while addressing... more...

  • The Renaissanceby Jerry Brotton

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 9.99

    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...