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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...

  • (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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...