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  • 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...

  • Knowledge, Discipline and Power in the Middle Agesby Joseph Canning; Edmund J. King; Martial Staub

    BRILL 2011; US$ 151.00

    This collection of essays is based on a conference in honour of David Luscombe held at the University of Sheffield in September 2006 under the title Knowledge, Discipline and Power in the Middle Ages."" The 14 contributions to this Festschrift, by leading scholars in the field, show the strength and variety of recent work on the intellectual... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hiding in the Lightby Dick Hebdige

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    Hebdige looks at the creation and consumption of objects and images from fashion and documentary photographs to Biff cartoons and the Band Aid campaign, and assesses their broad cultural significance. more...