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  • Civilizationby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEAR If in the year 1411 you had been able to circumnavigate the globe, you would have been most impressed by the dazzling civilizations of the Orient. The Forbidden City was under construction in Ming Beijing; in the Near East, the Ottomans were closing in on Constantinople. By contrast, England would have... more...

  • Satisfaction Not Guaranteedby Peter N. Stearns

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 69.00

    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 2012; US$ 140.00

    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, its... 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...

  • Quellenverzeichnisby Werner Ziltener; Christian Hostettler

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 133.00

    Thesaurus Proverbiorum Medii Aevi: Lexikon Der Sprichworter Des Romanisch-Germanischen Mittelalters more...

  • Big Ideasby James Harkin

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 8.74

    "Big Ideas" explains where concepts like 'the long tail', 'urban tribes', 'soft power' and 'metrosexual' came from, what they mean, and what their critics say about them. It includes explanations of key terms such as: Maturialism: the name given to the new trend among middle-aged people of spending their money on expensive 'youth' gadgets and services,... more...

  • Wörterbuch zu Goethes West-östlichem Divanby Christa Dill

    De Gruyter 1987; US$ 321.00

    ?With its differentiated description of the vocabulary of the individual work, the Divan dictionary by Christa Dill is a lexicographic masterpiece, which cannot be praised highly enough. The dictionary is based on the annotated edition of the Divan by Hans Albert Maier, which was published in 1965.?Prof. Dr. Kurt Gärtner more...

  • Antinomies of Modernityby Vasant Kaiwar; Sucheta Mazumdar; Andrew E. Barnes

    Duke University Press 2003; US$ 89.95

    A collection of essays arguing for a global and economically based modernity driven by capitalist development. more...

  • The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Agesby Mary Carruthers

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 149.99

    This book articulates a new approach to medieval aesthetic values, emphasizing the sensory and emotional basis of all medieval arts, their love of play and fine craftsmanship, of puzzles, and of strong contrasts. Written for a general educated audience as well as students and scholars in the field, it offers an understanding of medieval literature... more...

  • Modernitiesby Peter J. Taylor

    Wiley 2013; US$ 82.50

    Taylor develops a geohistorical argument which focuses on the periods and places of modernities, offering a grounded analysis of what it is to be modern. He identifies three 'prime modernities' which have defined the development of our modern world: today's consumer modernity preceded by the industrial modernity of the nineteenth century which was... more...