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- 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...
- 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... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...