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  • 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...

  • Dreams and Visionsby Nancy Van Deusen

    BRILL 2010; US$ 200.00

    An essential historical topos, Dreams and Visions--the second in a series that projects past issues into the present--brings significant contributions from an interdisciplinary spectrum of standpoints in order to discover fresh insights. Perhaps this is the essence, in any case, of "Vision"--to discover new, fresh, ways of conceptualizing a problem,... more...

  • Modernité en transit - Modernity in Transitby Richard Dubé; Pascal Gin; Walter Moser; Alvaro Pires

    University of Ottawa Press 2010; US$ 22.99

    En 1979, Jean-François Lyotard a articulé la condition postmoderne, annonçant la fin de la modernité. Mais la modernité nous tient encore et se réinvente dans des nouvelles périodisations. Il nous incombe de reprendre la réflexion sur ce paradigme à la fois historique, culturel et social, et ceci, à partir de notre condition de « puînés » de la modernité.... more...

  • History in the Discursive Conditionby Elizabeth Deeds Ermarth

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    In this bold new book, Elizabeth Deeds Ermarth traces the broadly established challenges to modernity that now confront historians and citizens of Western societies generally. She puts forward a clear definition of both The Modern Condition and  of The Discursive Condition that challenges it, and  she briefly introduces  the most important practical... more...

  • Knowledge, Discipline and Power in the Middle Agesby Joseph Canning; Edmund J. King; Martial Staub

    BRILL 2011; US$ 151.00

    This collection of essays is based on a conference in honour of David Luscombe held at the University of Sheffield in September 2006 under the title Knowledge, Discipline and Power in the Middle Ages."" The 14 contributions to this Festschrift, by leading scholars in the field, show the strength and variety of recent work on the intellectual... more...

  • Satisfaction Not Guaranteedby Peter N. Stearns

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 34.00

    In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, modern urban, industrial, affluent societies have made great strides towards fixing some of the problems that plagued other societies for centuries: food shortages are nearly eliminated, infant and maternal mortality has fallen dramatically, birth control is both readily available and effective, education... more...

  • (Re-)Writing the Radicalby Maike Oergel

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    The essays in this volume discuss the overlap between philosophical, aesthetic, and political concerns in the 1790s either in the work of individuals or in the transfer of cultural materials across national borders, which tended to entail adaptation and transformation. What emerges is a clearer understanding of the ?fate? of the Enlightenment,... more...

  • Disgraceful Archaeologyby Paul Bahn; Bill Tidy

    The History Press 2012; US$ 18.94

    The book that all archaeology buffs have secretly been yearning for! This unique blend of text, anecdote and cartoon reveals, and revels in, thse aspects of the past that have been ignored, glossed over or even suppressed - the bawdy, the scatological and the downright bizarre. Our ancestors were not always serious, downtrodden and fearful creatures.... more...

  • The Archaeology of Political Spacesby Dominik Bonatz

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00

    This book, consisting of 12 contributions, unites the most recent results from archaeological research in the Upper Mesopotamian piedmont. Under the growing influence of expanding territorial states, which were established during the 2 nd millennium BCE, this region experienced a substantial change in social and political life during... more...