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  • Somebody Else's Centuryby Patrick Smith

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.95

    From one of our foremost experts on Asia and its history comes this brilliant dissection of the relationship between East and West.   In three succinct essays, Patrick Smith investigates the East?s endeavor to adopt Western technology and all that we consider modern. He underscores a crucial distinction between modernization (the simple emulation... more...

  • Asia in the Making of Europe, Volume Iby Donald F. Lach

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 44.00

    Praised for its scope and depth, Asia in the Making of Europe is the first comprehensive study of Asian influences on Western culture. For volumes I and II, the author has sifted through virtually every European reference to Asia published in the sixteenth-century; he surveys a vast array of writings describing Asian life and society, the images... more...

  • A Concise Survey of Western Civilizationby Brian A. Pavlac

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 28.99

    This engaging 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 tightly focused narrative and interpretive structure, Brian A. Pavlac covers the basic historical information that all educated adults... more...

  • Erinnerung ? Niederschrift ? Nutzungby Klaus Herbers; Ingo Fleisch

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    The volume is devoted to the study of the history of the Roman-Iberian relationship against the backdrop of ecclesiastical and cultural structures of the Iberian Peninsula, which in many cases took on new forms in the course of the Reconquista and the consolidation of the country. The recently intensified focus on questions concerning the relationship... more...

  • The Idea of Decline in Western Historyby Arthur Herman

    Free Press 2010; Not Available

    Historian Arthur Herman traces the roots of declinism and shows how major thinkers, past and present, have contributed to its development as a coherent ideology of cultural pessimism. From Nazism to the Sixties counterculture, from Britain's Fabian socialists to America's multiculturalists, and from Dracula and Freud to Robert Bly and Madonna, this... more...

  • Why the West is Bestby Ibn Warraq

    Encounter Books 2011; US$ 23.95

    We, in the West in general, and the United States in particular, have witnessed over the last twenty years a slow erosion of our civilizational self-confidence. Under the influence of intellectuals and academics in Western universities, intellectuals such as Gore Vidal, Susan Sontag, Edward Said, and Noam Chomsky, and destructive intellectual fashions... more...

  • Understanding Popular Cultureby Steven L. Kaplan

    De Gruyter 1984; US$ 182.00

    Understanding Popular Culture: Europe from the Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century (New Babylon, Studies in the Social Sciences) more...

  • The West's Last Chanceby Tony Blankely

    Regnery Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95

    The West's Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations? by Tony Blankely more...

  • Europe (in Theory)by Roberto M. Dainotto

    Duke University Press 2006; US$ 84.95

    A postcolonial study of eighteenth-and nineteenth-century theorizations that have informed the dominant idea of Europe, a concept that has marginalized the southern "other" within it's own borders. more...

  • The Decline of Serfdom in Late Medieval Englandby Mark Bailey

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    An exciting, fresh look at one of the most important questions of medieval scholarship - the decline of serfdom and its implications. more...