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  • From Empires to Imperialismby Boris Kagarlitsky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Translated from the original Russian, this book analyzes the economic development of leading European empires and the United States of America. The author exposes the myths of the spontaneous emergence of the market economy and the role of government as a disincentive towards private initiative, when for centuries the state power has been carrying... more...

  • Symbolismby Steven Olderr

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 65.00

    The use of symbolism is an art, not a science. Different people use symbols in a variety of ways and each symbol can have diverse meanings, even within the same culture. Not surprisingly, determining the meaning of symbols can be difficult. This valuable reference defines the general symbolism of over 15,000 terms, from ancient to modern, as well as... more...

  • El Simbolismoby Nathalia Brodskaya

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 8.95

    El Simbolismo apareció en Francia y Europa entre la década de 1880 y el principio del siglo veinte. Los simbolistas, fascinados por la mitología de la Antigüedad, intentaban escapar del reino del pensamiento racional impuesto por la ciencia. Deseaban trascender el mundo de lo visible y lo racional para alcanzar el mundo del pensamiento puro, coqueteando... more...

  • Development as Modernity, Modernity as Developmentby Siyabonga Lushaba

    CODESRIA 2009; US$ 19.00

    This book analyses the impact of the Western idea of 'modernity' on development and underdevelopment in Africa. It traces the genealogy of the Western idea of modernity from European Enlightenment concepts of the universal nature of human history and development, and shows how this idea was used to justify the Western exploitation and oppression of... more...

  • Beute und Triumphby Florens Deuchler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 52.81

    Dieser Band bietet erstmalig eine umfassende Geschichte der Kriegsbeute ? von Megiddo über die alttestamentlichen Belege bis in die vornapoleonische Zeit. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit gilt der Burgunderbeute von 1476. Anhand zeitgenössischer Texte werden Zusammensetzung, Verwendung und Wirkung von Beuten untersucht und in größeren historischen... more...

  • The Triumph of Technologyby Alec Broers

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 25.00

    This 2005 book explores the emergence of technology and the key role it will play in our future. more...

  • Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile Statesby Graham K. Brown; Arnim Langer

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 60.00

    The Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile States brings together contributions from a multidisciplinary group of internationally renowned scholars on such important issues as the causes of violent conflicts and state fragility, the challenges of conflict resolution and mediation, and the obstacles to post-conflict reconstruction and durable peace-building.... more...

  • War and the Cultural Turnby Jeremy Black

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    In this stimulating new text, renowned military historian Jeremy Black unpacks the concept of culture as a descriptive and analytical approach to the history of warfare. Black takes the reader through the limits and prospects of culture as a tool for analyzing war, while also demonstrating the necessity of maintaining the context of alternative analytical... more...

  • Summa Technologiaeby Joanna Zylinska; Stanis aw Lem

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    In Summa Technologiae , Stanislaw Lem produced an engaging and caustically logical philosophical treatise about human and nonhuman life in its past, present, and future forms. After five decades this work has lost none of its intellectual or critical significance, resonating with contemporary debates about information and new media, the life sciences,... more...

  • Violent Cartographiesby Michael J. Shapiro

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 60.00

    Using literary and film analyses to elucidate his themes, Michael J. Shapiro explores the significance of war in contemporary society and its connections to the geographical imaginary. more...