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  • 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • Europäische Einflüsse im amerikanischen Musicalby Marc A. Bauch

    Tectum Verlag 2013; US$ 36.82

    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...

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

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 293.00

    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...

  • Atlas of Ancient Worldsby Peter Chrisp

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 21.99

    Journey back in time to ancient civilizations ? incredible see-through pages and an interactive CD-Rom take you across Asia, into Inca fortresses and beyond Send your child on an incredible adventure into ancient worlds as they join Alexander the Great as he battles his way across Asia, discover why Mayan kings gave their own blood to the gods,... more...

  • Eureka!by Marlene Wagman-Geller

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 14.95

    The fascinating inspirations behind common inventions and creations- from Barbie to Sweet and Low to Mt. Rushmore. The slinky was born aboard a World War II ship. The Barbie doll was inspired by a German sex toy. Weight Watchers began with a Jewish housewife in Queens, New York. Eureka! explores the fascinating stories behind these famous... more...

  • The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences (95 Theses)by Martin Luther

    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...

  • Esthétique et recyclages culturelsby Jean Klucinskas; Walter Moser

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2004; US$ 16.99

    De nos jours, artistes et créateurs de toutes orientations, et dans différents champs de production culturelle, ont de plus en plus recours à des procédés impliquant le traitement de matériaux qui sont déjà disponibles dans l?espace culturel : ils créent en recyclant. Grâce aux nouvelles technologies de reproduction des ?uvres et de traitement de... more...