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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...
- Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 73.00
European Encounters explores the making and remaking of ideas of Europe between 1914 and 1945 as a result of intellectual encounters and intellectual exchange. Against the background of the first half of the twentieth century European intellectuals feverishly chased new and uncharted territories, most often across national borders. Their encounters... more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 419.00
Bernhard R. Kroener examines the complex economic, social, and political-cultural interrelationships that have characterized the development of military organizations since the 14th century. He shows the extent to which the armies of the 17th and 18th centuries mirrored their forbearers. The textbook is classically divided into presentation, research,... more...
- Hamburger Edition HIS 2013; US$ 17.90
Todorov ist einer der bedeutendsten Intellektuellen Europas, seine Schrift ist eine meisterhafte Tour d'horizon durch Geschichte, Politik und Philosophie - und ein echter "Werkzeugkasten" zur Entschlüsselung der Herausforderungen unserer Zeit. "Der Kampf der Kulturen sähe so aus: die westlichen Demokratien auf der einen, der Islam auf... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 196.00
This volume explores the often problematic, but also productive relationships between East and West during the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age, focusing on literary and pragmatic texts, scientific exchanges, strategies to build bridges to the other culture, and on parallel cultural developments documenting contacts and communication between both... 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...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 34.99
Having spent decades teaching and researching the humanities, Wm. Theodore de Bary is well-positioned to speak on its merits and reform. Believing a classical liberal education is more necessary than ever, he outlines in these essays a plan to update existing core curricula, incorporating classics from both Eastern and Western traditions to bring... more...