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  • The Mind of the Middle Agesby Frederick B. Artz

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 43.00

    "This is the third edition of a near standard survey of the intellectual life of the age of faith. Artz on the arts, as on philosophy, politics and other aspects of culture, makes lively and informative reading."? The Washington Post more...

  • The Fin-de-Siècle Worldby Michael Saler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 262.00

    This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history, the Fin de Siècle. Featuring contributions from over forty international scholars, this book takes a thematic approach to a period of huge upheaval across all walks of life, and is truly innovative... more...

  • Studies on the Conceptual Foundationsby Ervin Laszlo; Judah Bierman

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Goals in a Global Community: The Original Background Papers for Goals for Mankind: A Report to the Club of Rome expounds on the idea of a global community by analyzing the human predicament in terms of the diverse images of possibility that drive our differing national and social behaviors. More specifically, it asks whether humanity can create a global... more...

  • To Be Or Not To Beby Duncan Williams

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    To be or Not to be: A Question of Survival examines the problems that plague humankind as a whole. The book points out major problems in society and provides plausible explanation, along with the possible remedies to the predicaments. The opening chapter of the text presents the statistical and technical evidence of the problems that affect humanity,... more...

  • The Renaissance Worldby John Jeffries Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 66.95

    With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses the history of ideas, political history, cultural history and art history, this volume, in the successful Routledge Worlds series, offers a sweeping survey of Europe in the Renaissance, from the late thirteenth to early seventeenth centuries, and shows how the Renaissance laid key foundations for... more...

  • Delimiting Modernitiesby Sven Trakulhun; Ralph Weber; Pheng Cheah; Arif Dirlik; Wolfgang Knöbl; Gudrun Krämer; Tamara Loos; Anthony Reid; Andrea Riemenschnitter; Volker H. Schmidt; Sanjay Subrahmanyam; Sven Trakulhun; Ralph Weber

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 94.99

    This book transcends the sometimes narrow boundaries of the debates over modernities within the established academic disciplines and seeks to turn the unavoidable friction brought about by this interdisciplinary setting into most original and insightful scholarship. more...

  • The Ancient Worldby Sarolta Anna Takacs; Eric H. Cline

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 158.00

    Designed to meet the curriculum needs of students from grades 7-12, this five-volume encyclopedia explores the history and civilizations of the ancient world from prehistory to approximately 1000 CE. Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social,... more...

  • Modernity on Endless Trialby Leszek Kolakowski; Stefan Czerniawski; Wolfgang Freis; Agnieszka Kolakowska

    University of Chicago Press 1997; US$ 32.00

    Leszek Kolakowski delves into some of the most intellectually vigorous questions of our time in this remarkable collection of essays garnished with his characteristic wit. Ten of the essays have never appeared before in English. "Exemplary. . . . It should be celebrated." ?Arthur C. Danto, New York Times Book Review "This book . . . express[es]... more...

  • Hiding in the Lightby Dick Hebdige

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    Dick Hebdige looks at the creation and consumption of objects and images as diverse as fashion and documentary photographs, 1950's streamlined cars, Italian motor scooters, 1980's 'style manuals', Biff cartoons, the Band Aid campaign, Pop Art and promotional music videos. He assesses their broad cultural significance and charts their impact on contemporary... more...

  • Globalization and Civilizationsby Mehdi Mozaffari

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 59.95

    Globalization and Civilization s challenges established assumptions about the nature of civilizations and the supposed inevitability of the conflict between the Islamic and Western worlds. Uniquely, this edited book critically interrogates the concept of 'civilization' by asking whether it is still valid in the globalized world economy of the twenty-first... more...