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  • "Herbst des Mittelalters"?by Martin Pickavé; Jan A. Aertsen

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 307.00

    The relationship between the Late Middle Ages and the beginning of modern times is still being controversially discussed. Some view the 14th and 15th century as a period of decline, others emphasize this era?s formative and innovative role in modern times. Volume 31 of Miscellanea Mediaevalia takes an interdisciplinary look at this period while addressing... 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...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Castlesby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Did you know that the world’s oldest football was found in a room at Stirling Castle? Do you know what the person in charge of a castle’s buttery is called? What is the difference between a trebuchet and a mangonel? And what is an oubliette? The answers to all of these questions and more can be found in the excellent quick-read guide to castles.... more...

  • 1616by Thomas Christensen

    Counterpoint 2012; US$ 29.95

    The world of 1616 was a world of motion. Enormous galleons carrying silk and silver across the Pacific created the first true global economy, and the first international megacorporations were emerging as economic powers. In Europe, the deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes marked the end of an era in literature, as the spirit of the Renaissance was... more...

  • Age of the Sagesby Mark W. Muesse

    Fortress Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    By setting traditions and thinkers such as Zoroaster, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Gautama Buddha, Confucius, Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle side by side, we are able to see more clearly the questions with which they struggled, their similarities and differences, and how their ideas have influenced religious thought down to our day. more...

  • All Life is Problem Solvingby Karl Popper

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    'Never before has there been so many and such dreadful weapons in so many irresponsible hands.' - Karl Popper, from the Preface All Life is Problem Solving is a stimulating and provocative selection of Popper's writings on his main preoccupations during the last twenty-five years of his life. This collection illuminates Popper's process of working... more...

  • All Things Medieval: An Encyclopedia of the Medieval Worldby Ruth A Johnston

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 180.00

    This comprehensive survey of the "things" of medieval Europe allows modern readers to understand what they looked like, what they were made of, how they were created, and how they were used. more...

  • Ancient Mysteriesby Peter James; Nick Thorpe

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 23.00

    What was the Minotaur? Did a Welsh prince discover America? Did Robin Hood really exist? How does the Star of Bethlehem fit into the science of astronomy? Is the Vinland Map a fake? Can archaeologists use spirit messages to guide their work? For centuries, philosophers, scientists, and charlatans have attempted to decipher the baffling mysteries of... more...

  • Ancient Worldsby Richard Miles

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Across the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the Nile Delta, awe-inspiring, monstrous ruins are scattered across the landscape - vast palaces, temples, fortresses, shattered statues of ancient gods, carvings praising the eternal power of long-forgotten dynasties. These ruins - the remainder of thousands of years of human civilization - are both inspirational... 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...