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  • The Worldby Gö Therborn; ran

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    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 is... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Erfurt - Führer zu den kulturhistorischen Kostbarkeiten des Mittelaltersby Stefan Bürger

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2013; US$ 9.99

    Erfurt war im Mittelalter nicht nur eine der größten Städte des Heiligen Römischen Reiches deutscher Nation; sie erlitt im Unterschied zu anderen Kommunen deutlich geringere Verluste durch Kriegseinwirkungen oder Stadtentwicklung. So konnte ein großer Teil der malerischen Altstadt die Jahrhunderte überdauern und steht heute als Flächendenkmal unter... more...

  • Florilegiumby Hiram Kümper; Michaela Pastors

    Traugott Bautz 2007; US$ 22.10

    Seit einigen Jahren ist der Studentische Arbeitskreis Mittelalter (StAM) eine Institution an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Regelmäßig findet sich hier der wissenschaftliche Nachwuchs vom Studierenden zum Doktoranden aus den unterschiedlichsten mediävistischen Fachbereichen zusammen, um die eigenen und fremde Arbeiten, alte Erkenntnisse und neue Fragen... more...

  • Europäische Einflüsse im amerikanischen Musicalby Marc A. Bauch

    Tectum Verlag 2013; US$ 33.78

    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$ 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...