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  • Renaissance Papers 2013by Jim Pearce; Joanna Kucinski

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 55.00

    Features the best scholarly essays from the 2013 Southeastern Renaissance Conference held at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, including essays on Renaissance poetics, friendship, and representations of women. more...

  • Consumer Culture and Postmodernismby Mike Featherstone

    SAGE Publications 1990; US$ 49.95

    Implicit within claims that society itself is in some sense postmodern is an argument about the priority of consumption as a determinant of everyday life. In this view, mass media advertising and market dynamics lead to a constant search for new fashions, new styles, new sensations and experiences. Material goods are consumed as `communicators'; they... more...

  • Die Welt als Vernichtungslagerby Christian Dries

    transcript 2014; US$ 40.13

    Inspiriert von Günther Anders' Diktum, die Atombombe verwandele die Welt in ein ausfluchtloses Konzentrationslager, entwickelt Christian Dries im Rekurs auf Anders, Hannah Arendt und Hans Jonas eine kritisch-philosophische Theorie der Moderne und bringt diese Modernisierungsphilosophie mit der soziologischen Modernisierungstheorie ins Gespräch. Im... more...

  • Teaching Medieval and Early Modern Cross-Cultural Encountersby Karina F. Attar; Lynn Shutters

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Drawing from theatre, English studies, and art history, among others, these essays discuss the challenges and rewards of teaching medieval and early modern texts in the 21st-century university. Topics range from the intersections of race, religion, gender, and nation in cross-cultural encounters to the use of popular culture as pedagogical tools. more...

  • Der moderne Staat und 'le doux commerce'by Olaf Asbach

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 48.77

    Die Debatten über den ?doux commerce?, die im Jahrhundert der Aufklärung geführt wurden, kreisen um zentrale Fragen der modernen Staats- und Wirtschaftsordnung: Führen Handel und Marktwirtschaft zur Steigerung von Wohlstand und Freiheit und zur Zivilisierung von Gesellschaften und internationalen Beziehungen? Oder sind sie Ursache neuer Ungleichheiten,... more...

  • The Way Things Goby Aaron Jaffe

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; Not Available

    Contents Instruction Manual The Way Things Go 100: I Don't Know about the Coming Singularity 80: Lost and Found 61: That Swell New Thing 37: Risky Things 15: Materials and Their Methods 0: Nothing but Remains Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Index more...

  • Kulturgeschichte des frühen Mittelaltersby Anton Grabner-Haider; Johann Maier; Karl Prenner

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 34.21

    Die Kulturgeschichte von 500 bis 1200 eröffnet neue Zugänge zu dieser vergangenen Geschichtsepoche. Sie orientiert sich nicht primär an den Formen der Herrschaft. Vielmehr kommen auf umfassende Weise kulturelle Phänomene in den Blick, welche die Lebenswelt dieser Zeitepoche geprägt haben. Das sind zunächst die wirtschaftlichen Voraussetzungen für das... more...

  • Vela Veritatisby Frank Bezner

    BRILL 2005; US$ 257.00

    This study analyses 12th-century allegorical theory and practice in the context of a changing intellectual culture. By its interdisciplinary approach, it provides fascinating new insight into the diverse, complex, and creative reflections on understanding, knowledge, and language by 12th-century theologians, natural philosophers, commentators, and... more...

  • Handbook to Life in Renaissance Europeby Sandra Sider

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 70.00

    Captures the essence of life in great civilizations of the past. Each volume in this series examines a single civilization, and covers everything from landmark events and monumental achievements to geography and everyday life. more...

  • The Inheritance of Romeby Chris Wickham

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 20.00

    A unique and enlightening look at Europe's so-called Dark Ages Defying the conventional Dark Ages view of European history between A.D. 400 and 1000, award-winning historian Chris Wickham presents The Inheritance of Rome , a work of remarkable scope and rigorous yet accessible scholarship. Drawing on a wealth of new material and featuring a... more...