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  • Ungendering Civilizationby K. Anne Pyburn

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 46.95

    With nine papers examining a distinct body of archaeological data, Ungendering Civilization offers a much needed scrutiny of the role of women in the evolution of states. Studying societies including Predynastic Egypt, Minoan Crete, ancient Zimbabwe and the Maya - to determine what the facts actually show, the contributors critically address traditional... 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...

  • Early Civilizations of the Old Worldby Charles Keith Maisels

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    In this new paperback edition of Early Civilizations of the Old World , Charles Keith Maisels traces the development of some of the earliest and key civilizations in history. In each case the ecological and economic background to growth, geographical factors, cross-cultural intersection and the rise of urbanism are examined, explaining how particular... more...

  • At the Dawn of Modernityby David Levine

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 63.00 US$ 50.40

    Looking at a neglected period in the social history of modernization, David Levine investigates the centuries that followed the year 1000, when a new kind of society emerged in Europe. New commercial routines, new forms of agriculture, new methods of information technology, and increased population densities all played a role in the prolonged transition... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Thoughtby Gregory Claeys

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Thought provides essential information on, and a critical interpretation of, nineteenth-century thought and nineteenth-century thinkers. The project takes as its temporal boundary the period 1789 to 1914. Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Thought primarily covers social and political thinking, but key entries... more...

  • Comparative civilizations and multiple modernitiesby S.N. Eisenstadt

    BRILL 2003; US$ 166.00

    Originally published over the past 20 years, the 38 papers collected in this two-volume set represent an overview of the core concerns of Eisenstadt (emeritus, sociology, Hebrew U. of Jerusalem, Israel) during this period axial civilizations (what Max Weber called the "world religions") and modernities. Having dealt with larger issues of theory in more...

  • The Culture Industryby Theodor W Adorno; J. M. Bernstein

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 45.95

    The creation of the Frankfurt School of critical theory in the 1920s saw the birth of some of the most exciting and challenging writings of the twentieth century. It is out of this background that the great critic Theodor Adorno emerged. His finest essays are collected here, offering the reader unparalleled insights into Adorno's thoughts on culture.... more...

  • Re-reading Popular Cultureby Joke Hermes

    Wiley 2008; US$ 140.00 US$ 121.33

    Re-reading Popular Culture is an entertaining investigation of the meanings and value of popular culture today. It explores the theme of cultural citizenship by combining textual analysis and media reception theory to analyze popular culture. Includes such contemporary issues as the rewriting of masculinity after the success of feminism, and... more...

  • Mysteries of the Middle Agesby Thomas Cahill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 22.00

    From the bestselling author of How the Irish Saved Civilization , a fascinating look at how medieval thinkers created the origins of modern intellectual movements.   After the long period of decline known as the Dark Ages, medieval Europe experienced a rebirth of scholarship, art, literature, philosophy, and science and began to develop a vision... more...