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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Beckett in Black and Redby Alan Warren Friedman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1934, Nancy Cunard published Negro: An Anthology , which brought together more than two hundred contributions, serving as a plea for racial justice, an exposť of black oppression, and a hymn to black achievement and endurance. The anthology stands as a virtual ethnography of 1930s racial, historic, artistic, political, and economic culture. Samuel... more...

  • The Celtsby Malcolm Chapman

    Palgrave Macmillan 1992; US$ 210.00

    The Celts are commonly considered to be one of the great peoples of Europe, with continuous racial, cultural and linguistic genealogy from the Iron Age to the modern-day 'Celtic fringe'. This book shows, in contrast, that the Celts, as they have been known and understood over two thousand years, are simply the 'other' of the dominant cultural and political... more...

  • The Celts: History, Life, and Culture [2 volumes]by John Koch; Antone Minard

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 208.00

    The study of Celtic history has a wide international appeal, but unfortunately many of the available books on the subject are out-of-date, narrowly specialized, or contain incorrect information. Online information on the Celts is similarly unreliable. This two-volume set provides a well-written, up-to-date, and densely informative reference on Celtic... more...

  • A Concise Survey of Western Civilizationby Brian A. Pavlac

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 31.99

    This lively text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage as it began in the first human societies and developed in ancient Greece and Rome, then through the Middle Ages . Providing a focused narrative and interpretive structure, Pavlac uses the joined terms ?supremacies and diversities? to develop themes of conflict... 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 2by Q.S. Tong; Shouren Wang; Douglas Kerr

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 32.50

    Despite globalizing forces, whether economic, political, or cultural, there remain conspicuous differences that divide scholarly communities. How should we understand and respond to those discursive gaps among different traditions and systems of knowledge production? Critical Zone is a book series in cultural and literary studies that is concerned... more...