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  • 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...

  • The Future of Nostalgiaby Svetlana Boym

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 22.00

    What happens to Old World memories in a New World order? Svetlana Boym opens up a new avenue of inquiry: the study of nostalgia. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Millennium 2009by Wolfram Brandes

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2009; US$ 111.00

    Millennium pursues a interdisciplinary international approach transcending epochal boundaries to research the First Millennium AD. The editorial board and the advisory board represent a wide range of disciplines – contributions from art and literary studies are published alongside historical, theological and philosophical contributions on both... 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...