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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Quellenverzeichnisby Werner Ziltener; Christian Hostettler

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 133.00

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

  • 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...

  • Reinventing the Renaissanceby Sarah Brown; Robert Lublin; Lynsey McCulloch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    The plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries has inspired interpretations in every genre and medium. This book offers perspectives on the ways in which practitioners have used Renaissance drama to address contemporary concerns and reach new audiences. It provides a resource for those interested in the creative reception of Renaissance drama. more...

  • Sounds of Modern Historyby Daniel Morat

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 110.00

    Long ignored by scholars in the humanities, sound has just begun to take its place as an important object of study in the last few years. Since the late 19th century, there has been a paradigmatic shift in auditory cultures and practices in European societies. This change was brought about by modern phenomena such as urbanization, industrialization... more...

  • Civilization and Its Enemiesby Lee Harris

    Free Press 2004; US$ 16.99

    Forgetfulness occurs when those who have been long inured to civilized order can no longer remember a time in which they had to wonder whether their crops would grow to maturity without being stolen or their children sold into slavery by a victorious foe....They forget that in time of danger, in the face of the enemy, they must trust and confide in... 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...