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- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.00
This treatise on the astrolabe by the Alexandrian scholar John Philoponos includes the earliest preserved description of the planispherical device that was later widely disseminated during the Middle Ages. Stückelberger?s edition is intended for philologists as well as historians and astronomers. The newly edited Greek text is accompanied... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
During the 18 th century, hieroglyphics posed a challenge to the Enlightenment but at the same time, they were cherished material for esotericism. They were seen as puzzling remnants of a now extinct form of communication, somewhere between pictorial writing, gestural language, and symbolism. Hieroglyphics figured prominently in the theory... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 87.50
The discipline of medievalism has produced a great deal of scholarship acknowledging the "makers" of the Middle Ages: those who re-discovered the period from 500 to 1500 by engaging with its cultural works, seeking inspiration from them, or fantasizing about them. Yet such approaches - organized by time period, geography, or theme - often lack an... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 250.00
This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history, the Fin de Siècle. Featuring contributions from over forty international scholars, this book takes a thematic approach to a period of huge upheaval across all walks of life, and is truly innovative... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 55.00
Features the best scholarly essays from the 2013 Southeastern Renaissance Conference held at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, including essays on Renaissance poetics, friendship, and representations of women. more...
- 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...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00
Modernization has been a profound change of human civilizations — a worldwide phenomenon and trend since the 18th century. It includes not only the great change and transformation from traditional to modern politics, economy, society and culture, but also all human development and the rational protection of the natural environment at present.... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 52.84
Das Mittelalter sucht seinen Platz in der Globalgeschichte. Während für die Neuzeit schon große Ansätze zur Erforschung und Darstellung der Globalgeschichte geleistet wurden, ist die Situation für die Mediävistik, die auf einer ganz anderen Quellengrundlage aufbauen muss, ungleich schwieriger. Auf dem Historikertag 2010 befassten sich zwei interdisziplinäre... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 15.00
Was the Renaissance just a period of extraordinary art and architecture?. The Renaissance: All That Matters examines the major developments of the Renaissance era from its beginnings in Italian city/states to later cultural,political,and scientific achievements in France,Spain,England,and Germany. By examining original sources and introducing readers... more...