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  • Traditionen jüdischen Denkens in Europaby Sibylle Schönborn; Karl Ivan Solibakke; Bernd Witte

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2012; US$ 52.28

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Band wirft Schlaglichter auf die Bedeutung jüdischen Denkens für die Entwicklung der nationalen Kulturen Europas und einer europäischen Kultur vom Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts bis in die Gegenwart. Im Anschluss an Hannah Arendts Begriff von der "verborgenen Tradition" zeigen die einzelnen Beiträge die Gemeinsamkeit der vielfältigen... more...

  • Islam's War Against the Crusadersby W B Bartlett

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17

    The first history in English to study the Crusades from the Islamic point of view, by an established historian of the Crusades. more...

  • East Meets West in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Timesby Albrecht Classen

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 196.00

    This volume explores the often problematic, but also productive relationships between East and West during the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age, focusing on literary and pragmatic texts, scientific exchanges, strategies to build bridges to the other culture, and on parallel cultural developments documenting contacts and communication between both... more...

  • The West at Warby Bradley C. S. Watson

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 34.99

    In The West at War, Bradley C. S. Watson brings together renowned scholars and public policy experts to reflect on perhaps the most pressing problem of our time?the West's increasingly bloody conflict with forces that seek nothing less than its destruction. In eleven provocative chapters, contributors deal with the internal challenges and external... more...

  • First Globalizationby Geoffrey C. Gunn

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 38.99

    First Globalization presents an original and sweeping conceptualization of the grand cultural-civilizational encounter between Asia and Europe. With his 'metageography' of the vast Eurasian zone, Gunn shows how between 1500 and 1800, a lively two-way flow in ideas, philosophies, and cultural products brought competing civilizations into serious dialogue... more...

  • Cultural Identity and Archaeologyby P. Graves-Brown; Sian Jones; C.S. Gamble

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Cultural identity is a key area of debate in contemporary Europe. Despite widespread use of the past in the construction of ethnic, national and European identity, theories of cultural identity have been neglected in archaeology. Focusing on the interrelationships between concepts of cultural identity today and the interpretation of past cultural... more...

  • Kriegswesen, Herrschaft und Gesellschaft 1300-1800by Bernhard R. Kroener

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 419.00

    Die stehenden Heere und die Ausbildung des staatlichen Gewaltmonopols seit der Mitte des 17. Jahrhunderts werden traditionell als Beginn des Militärwesens überhaupt dargestellt. Über ein halbes Jahrtausend hinweg betrachtet, zeigt Bernhard R. Kroener hier dagegen die komplexen Wechselbeziehungen auf, unter denen sich in ökonomischer, sozialer und politisch-kultureller... more...

  • When Information Came of Ageby Daniel R. Headrick

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 39.99

    Although the Information Age is often described as a new era, its conceptual roots stretch back to the profound changes that occurred during the Age of Reason and Revolution. This title argues that the key to the present era lies in understanding the systems developed in the 18th and early 19th centuries to gather and communicate information. more...

  • The Terror of Historyby Teofilo F. Ruiz

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    This book reflects on Western humanity's efforts to escape from history and its terrors--from the existential condition and natural disasters to the endless succession of wars and other man-made catastrophes. Drawing on historical episodes ranging from antiquity to the recent past, and combining them with literary examples and personal reflections,... more...

  • 10 Books that Screwed Up the Worldby Benjamin Wiker

    Regnery Publishing 2008; US$ 29.99

    You've heard of the "Great Books"? These are their evil opposites. From Machiavelli's The Prince to Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto to Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, these "influential" books have led to war, genocide, totalitarian oppression, family breakdown, and disastrous social experiments. And yet these authors' bad ideas... more...