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  • When Information Came of Ageby Daniel R. Headrick

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 43.99

    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...

  • Die höfische Literatur der Blütezeitby L. Peter Johnson

    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... more...

  • Journeys on the Silk Roadby Joyce Morgan; Conrad Walters

    Lyons Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    A literary thriller-meets-travel adventure-meets-popular history rife with a fascinating cast of characters that includes a misfit explorer named Aurel Stein, a cunning abbot, and a fox terrier named Dash the Great, all set against the land of dunes, sandstorms, and the mysteries of the East. more...

  • Historic Engagements with Occidental Cultures, Religions, Powersby Anne R. Richards; Iraj Omidvar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book explores centuries of power relations and imperial and civilizing rhetorics, overarching themes highlighted in these infrequently heard accounts by eastern travelers to the West. Considered in depth are evolutions in mental frameworks and practices that led to the emergence of anticolonial consciousness and strategies of protest. more...

  • Through a glass, darklyby W. Arts

    BRILL 2000; US$ 74.00

    The question this text addresses is whether our images of cultural tradition and modernity in East and West, in past and present, are so blurred that we look at them as through a glass, darkly? The contributors argue for greater understanding and communication between cultures. more...

  • Thresholdby Thom Hartmann

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    From America's #1 progressive radio host, the idealogical heir to his influential The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight More than three million listeners tune in every weekday to hear what Thom Hartmann has to say about the state of our world. Now, as the first decade of the twenty-first century closes amid economic collapse and the seeming ruin... more...

  • An Essay on the Civilisations of India, China and Japanby G Lowes Dickinson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    This volume presents an account of the author?s travels during 1912-13 making particular note of the characteristics of Indian, Chinese and Japanese societies and the effect upon them of contact with the West. Although inevitably dated in some of its views, the volume nonetheless provides an excellent starting point for comparisons between East and... more...

  • The Enemy at the Gateby Andrew Wheatcroft

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 18.99

    In 1683, an Ottoman army that stretched from horizon to horizon set out to seize the “Golden Apple,? as Turks referred to Vienna. The ensuing siege pitted battle-hardened Janissaries wielding seventeenth-century grenades against Habsburg armies, widely feared for their savagery. The walls of Vienna bristled with guns as the besieging Ottoman host... more...

  • Critical Zone 1by Q.S. Tong; Shouren Wang; Douglas Kerr

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2004; US$ 45.00

    This book is a new series in cultural and literary studies jointly published by the Hong Kong University Press and Nanjing University Press. Based in Hong Kong and mainland China, Critical Zone aims to bring together scholars around the world and to improve cross-cultural and cross-regional understanding. more...