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  • 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 of the few patrons... more...

  • Islamism and the Westby Uriya Shavit

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Offering a unique analysis of Islamist ideology, Islamism and the West attempts to explain how- and why-mainstream Islamist leaders have, for the past century, developed and canonized theories which depict theWest as engaged in a sophisticated conspiracy to undermine Muslim identity by cultural means, while morallycollapsing and yearning for the... 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 Group US 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$ 44.95

    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. more...

  • The Enemy at the Gateby Andrew Wheatcroft

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 17.95

    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...

  • A Concise Survey of Western Civilizationby Brian A. Pavlac

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 48.99

    This engaging text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage. Providing a tightly focused narrative and interpretive structure, Brian A. Pavlac covers the basic historical information that all educated adults should know. His joined terms "supremacies and diversities" develop major themes of conflict and creativity throughout... 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...

  • Critical Zone 3by Douglas Kerr; Q.S. Tong; Shouren Wang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 40.00

    Critical Zone is an established series in cultural and literary studies jointly published by the Hong Kong University Press and Nanjing University Press. This is the third number. 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...

  • Civilizationby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 14.99

    Western civilization?s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts,... more...