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  • Doomsday Survival Handbookby

    Sourcebooks 2012; US$ 10.99

    It's The End Of The World...So Now What? It's a fact: in some form or another, Doomsday is upon us, and you need to be as ready as possible for any and every eventuality. Zombies? Bring 'em on! The Rapture? No problem! Yorggh, the Colossal Moronic Space Creature? Uh, not much can be done there. This book will help you separate the ... more...

  • Envyby Adams Media

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 10.95

    The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Envy: A Dictionary for the Jealous Everyone else... more...

  • I Have a Dream ...by Ferdie Addis

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    An informative collection of extracts from the most notable speeches of the last 2,500 years. more...

  • Wie modern ist die Antike ?by Daniel Aebli

    Traugott Bautz 2012; US$ 32.45

    Seitdem Huntingtons Prognose vom "Kampf der Kulturen" am 11. September 2001 aktualisiert wurde, scheint Fukuyamas "Ende der Geschichte" definitiv verschoben, und nach der Schuldenkrise bedeutet auch Spenglers "Untergang des Abendlandes" mehr als ein auflagesteigerndes Schlagwort. In dieser weltgeschichtlichen Situati-on... more...

  • The Bluffer's Guide to Cyclingby Rob Ainsley

    Bluffer's Guides 2013; US$ 4.36

    From 'Fixed Wheel' to 'On Your Wheel', and from 'Track Racing' to 'The Tour de France', The Bluffer's Guide to Cycling provides everything you need to keep up pace with the most avid of cyclists. more...

  • Stranger in Medieval Societyby F. R. P. Akehurst; Stephanie Cain Van D?Elden

    University of Minnesota Press 1998; US$ 54.00

    The first collection in medieval studies to concentrate on the notion of the stranger, these essays show how outsiders influenced the culture of Europe in the Middle Ages. more...

  • Proverbios chinos para meditarby A. Albertario; F. Feslikeniau

    De Vecchi Ediciones 1753; Not Available

    Los poetas chinos son los maestros indiscutibles de los pensamientos breves pero portadores de una filosofía generosa, sentencias cinceladas a la luz de la experiencia y del sentido común. Estos proverbios se remontan en su mayoría a épocas lejanas, pero son de una sorprendente modernidad. Maestros como Lao Tse, Confucio, Han Fei, Yang Chu tienen aún... more...

  • A Book of Emblemsby Andrea Alciati; John F. Moffitt

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 49.95

    Andrea Alciati's Emblematum Liber was an essential work for every writer, artist and scholar in post-medieval Europe. First published in 1531, this illustrated book was a collection of emblems, each consisting of a motto or proverb, a typically enigmatic illustration, and a short explanation. Most of the emblems had symbolic and moral applications.... more...

  • The Seduction of the Mediterraneanby Robert Aldrich

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    Through an explanation of forty figures in European culture, ^The Seduction of the Mediterranean argues that the Mediterranean, classical and contemporary, was the central theme in homoerotic writing and art from the 1750s to the 1950s. Episodes of exile, murder, drug-taking, wild homosexual orgies and court cases are woven into an original study... more...

  • In the Second Degreeby Philip Alexander; Armin Lange; Renate Pillinger

    BRILL 2010; US$ 154.00

    To better understand the phenomenon of literature in the second degree - in Jewish and Biblical studies often characterized as parabiblical or rewritten Bible - the current volume applies the theories of Gerard Genette to ancient and medieval literature from various cultures. more...