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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
How and why did Europe rise to world pre-eminence? Providing an overview of this central historical conundrum of modern times, Historians Debate the Rise of the West enables students to grasp major scholars? evaluations of the biggest picture of all: how Western civilization fits into modern world history. Most historians who write in this area... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 208.00
"Virtually all aspects of Celtic life are touched upon in these 800-plus entries on archaeology, art, history, music, mythology, and language and literature. . . . While certainly readable for high school or college age students, the information is in-depth and is perhaps a better fit for more advanced scholars who have a familiarity with Celtic languages... more...
- 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 exposé 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...
- transcript 2014; US$ 34.87
Dieser Band schärft den Blick für die politische Lage des Westens. Er stellt die Asymmetrien und Ungleichheiten der westlichen Gesellschaften in den Mittelpunkt und betrachtet sie unter philosophischen und kulturwissenschaftlichen Aspekten. Die verschiedenen untersuchten Identitäten spiegeln sich in spezifischen Formen von sozialer Benachteiligung... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 16.99
THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER At the age of forty-eight, writer and film critic David Denby returned to Columbia University and re-enrolled in two core courses in Western civilization to confront the literary and philosophical masterpieces -- the "great books" -- that are now at the heart of the culture wars. In Great Books, he leads us on a glorious... more...
- 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...
- University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 24.95
A Call for Heresy discovers unexpected common ground in one of the most inflammatory issues of the twenty-first century: the deepening conflict between the Islamic world and the United States. Moving beyond simplistic answers, Anouar Majid argues that the Islamic world and the United States are both in precipitous states of decline because, in each,... more...
- Zed Books 2004; US$ 34.95
In Against Empire, Zillah Eisenstein extends her critique of neoliberal globalization and its capture of democratic possibilities. Faced with an aggressive American empire hostage to ideological extremism and violently promoting the narrowest of its interests around the globe, Eisenstein urgently looks to a global anti-war movement to counter U.S.... more...
- 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...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 15.98
Why did British boats shoot their way up the Yangzi in 1842, rather than Chinese ones up the Thames? Why do Easterners use English more than Europeans speak in Mandarin or Japanese? To put it bluntly, why does the West rule? There are two schools of thought: the 'Long-Term Lock In' theory, suggesting some sort of inevitability, and the 'Short-Term... more...