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  • Sandals, shoes and other leatherwork from the Coptic Monastery Deir el-Bachitby André Veldmeijer

    Sidestone Press 2012; US$ 52.95

    The Coptic monastery and cemetery Deir el-Bachit stands on the hilltop of Dra' Abu el-Naga, the well-known necropolis in Qurna (West Bank, Luxor). It is the largest Coptic monastery complex preserved in Western Thebes and the first monastery that has been systematically investigated. The excavation of the monastery was started as a DFG-Project... more...

  • Ruins of Modernityby Julia Hell; Andreas Schönle; Julia Adams; George Steinmetz

    Duke University Press 2010; US$ 94.95

    This interdisciplinary work uses the concept of the ruin as an approach to the study of modernity, asking whether there is an intrinsic logic of "ruin" at work in modernity. more...

  • Das Blut der Gläubigenby Sandra Ann Fortner

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2011; US$ 9.05

    Augsburg 1286: Ein Blutregen geht über der Stadt nieder, Pilger verschwinden spurlos, die Abdrücke eines Dämons erschrecken die Bürger. Mechthild, ein Sarazenenbalg, gilt rasch als Ursache des Unheils - doch ihr dunkles Geheimnis muss erst gelöst werden. Der Roman von Sandra Ann Fortner führt tief in die Abgründe des Mittelalters. Ihr Roman macht atemlos... more...

  • Between the Middle Ages and Modernityby Charles H. Parker; Jerry H. Bentley

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 41.99

    This groundbreaking book examines the complex relationships between individuals and communities in the profound transitions of the early modern period. Taking a global and comparative approach to historical issues, the distinguished contributors show that individual and community created and recreated one another in the major structures, interactions,... more...

  • Dreaming of Cockaigneby Herman Pleij; Diane Webb

    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...

  • History's Disquietby Harry Harootunian

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • History in the Comic Modeby Rachel Fulton; Bruce W. Holsinger

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 54.99

    In this groundbreaking collection, twenty-one prominent medievalists discuss continuity and change in ideas of personhood and community and argue for the viability of the comic mode in the study and recovery of history. These scholars approach their sources not from a particular ideological viewpoint but with an understanding that all topics, questions,... more...

  • The Renaissance: All That Mattersby Michael Halvorson; Sam Richardson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 15.00

    Was the Renaissance just a period of extraordinary art and architecture?. The Renaissance: All That Matters examines the major developments of the Renaissance era from its beginnings in Italian city/states to later cultural,political,and scientific achievements in France,Spain,England,and Germany. By examining original sources and introducing readers... more...

  • Medievalismsby Tison Pugh; Angela Jane Weisl

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 31.95

    From King Arthur and Robin Hood, through to video games and jousting-themed restaurants, medieval culture continues to surround us and has retained a strong influence on literature and culture throughout the ages. This fascinating and illuminating guide is written by two of the leading contemporary scholars of medieval literature, and explores: ... more...

  • Man in the Modern Age (Routledge Revivals)by Karl Jaspers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in English in 1933, this detailed philosophical examination of the contemporary state and nature of mankind is a seminal work by influential German philosopher Karl Jaspers. Elucidating his theories on a variety of topics pertaining to contemporary and future human existence, Man in the Modern Age is an ambitious and wide-ranging... more...