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- 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...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 419.00
Bernhard R. Kroener examines the complex economic, social, and political-cultural interrelationships that have characterized the development of military organizations since the 14th century. He shows the extent to which the armies of the 17th and 18th centuries mirrored their forbearers. The textbook is classically divided into presentation, research,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Hamburger Edition HIS 2013; US$ 18.02
Todorov ist einer der bedeutendsten Intellektuellen Europas, seine Schrift ist eine meisterhafte Tour d'horizon durch Geschichte, Politik und Philosophie - und ein echter "Werkzeugkasten" zur Entschlüsselung der Herausforderungen unserer Zeit. "Der Kampf der Kulturen sähe so aus: die westlichen Demokratien auf der einen, der Islam auf... more...
- Erich Schmidt Verlag 2012; US$ 50.49
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 und... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
How and why did Europe rise to world pre-eminence? Providing an overview of this central historical conundrum of modern times, Historians Debate the Rise of the West enables students to grasp major scholars? evaluations of the biggest picture of all: how Western civilization fits into modern world history. Most historians who write in this area... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 1999; US$ 49.00
The entire history covers writings in German from their beginnings in the 8th century to the beginning of the modern era. This volume treats the Blütezeit, a period of unsurpassed, intense literary activity from ca. 1160 to 1230. It seeks to create an impression of literary production at the time by using as models the courts of two of the few patrons... more...