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  • Das Blut der Gläubigenby Sandra Ann Fortner

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2011; US$ 8.18

    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...

  • Das Bild der Welt im Mittelalterby

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 32.75

    In Zeiten von Google Earth sind weiße Flecken auf der Landkarte kaum mehr vorstellbar. Was aber wussten die mittelalterlichen Menschen von der Welt? Was wussten sie von ihrer Beschaffenheit, ihren Völkern, deren Schätzen und Wundern, was von der Natur? Wie also war das Weltbild des Mittelalters, und wie änderte es sich? Anhand von acht prominenten... more...

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

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 39.46

    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 Group US 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...

  • 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$ 41.95

    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...