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Civilization and race

  • 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...

  • Race & Historyby Pittard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 295.00

    First Published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Kriegswesen, Herrschaft und Gesellschaft 1300-1800by Bernhard R. Kroener

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 419.00

    Die stehenden Heere und die Ausbildung des staatlichen Gewaltmonopols seit der Mitte des 17. Jahrhunderts werden traditionell als Beginn des Militärwesens überhaupt dargestellt. Über ein halbes Jahrtausend hinweg betrachtet, zeigt Bernhard R. Kroener hier dagegen die komplexen Wechselbeziehungen auf, unter denen sich in ökonomischer, sozialer und politisch-kultureller... more...

  • East Meets West in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Timesby Albrecht Classen

    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...

  • Great Booksby David Denby

    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...

  • The Great Civilized Conversationby Wm. Theodore de Bary

    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...

  • European Self-Reflection Between Politics and Religionby Lars K. Bruun; Karl Christian Lammers; Gert Sørensen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    This collection of essays suggests new ways of looking at the intertwining of political and religious agonies in the period 1914-1991. The long 'European civil war' revealed that Europe, far from being formed by a one-track progression, has followed several tracks or fault lines, leading to a number of contrasts in European self-perception. more...

  • Islam's War Against the Crusadersby W B Bartlett

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17

    The first history in English to study the Crusades from the Islamic point of view, by an established historian of the Crusades. more...

  • The Eurasian Miracleby Jack Goody

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95

    The idea of long-term European dominance is characteristic of most evolutionary theories of human culture and society in the nineteenth century. It was commonly believed that there was a natural progression from Antiquity through Feudalism to Capitalism which could not have taken place elsewhere. Today there are many who still believe that this progression... more...