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  • Comparaisons, raisons, raisons d'Étatby Armelle Lefebvre

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 0.00

    Der Band versammelt die Beiträge einer Arbeitstagung über das politische Denken im Rahmen der frühneuzeitlichen "Gelehrtenrepublik". Zur Diskussion stand, welche gelehrten Praktiken bei der Entwicklung eines modernen Staatsgedankens zur Anwendung kamen. Während im 16. Jahrhundert rechtlich-politische Systeme im Wesentlichen noch mit dem Instrumentarium... more...

  • Voices of Scottish Journalistsby Ian MacDougall

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 13.52

    Newspaper journalism is a romantic profession. The men and women who wrote for newspapers in the twentieth century started work in a 'Hold the front page!' atmosphere: hot metal, clicking typewriters and inky fingers. In this fascinating collection, the latest in the Scottish Working People's History Trust series, Ian MacDougall has captured the memories... more...

  • Wildes Erzählen - Erzählen vom Wildenby Larissa Schuler-Lang

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Using the methodology of cultural criticism as applied to medieval studies, this work examines different manifestations of wildness in medieval literary narratives, with an equal emphasis on issues of poetology and literary anthropology. Close textual readings newly illuminate the complex connections between self-understanding and representations... more...

  • Der Tod in Wortenby Bettina Albert

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 26.49

    Wir wissen um den Tod, aber nichts über den Tod. In der Erfahrung des Menschen stellt der Tod bis heute eine Leerstelle dar. Das Nachdenken über den Tod gibt uns daher immer wieder Rätsel auf, die unsere Vorstellungskraft fordern. Die Literatur bietet in besonderem Maße einen Simulationsraum, in dem die lebensweltliche Perspektive überschritten werden... more...

  • 'New Statesman'by Adrian Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95

    This volume reveals how a fledgling Fabian journal came to play a key role in the growth of the modern Labour Party. The author compares its first journalists with later generations of editors and writers and rediscovers the early, and lasting, importance of the British Left's best-known magazine. more...

  • "Die Ausformung eines europäischen Bewusstseins"by Tobias Gunst

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 34.35

    <P>In einer zunehmend globalisierten Welt rücken transnationale Fragestellungen verstärkt in den Fokus des Interesses, gerade in den Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften. Seit ihren Anfängen im 19. Jahrhundert ist besonders die Komparatistik oder Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft mit solchen interkulturellen Themen beschäftigt.... more...

  • My Grandfather's Galleryby Anne Sinclair

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 13.33

    On 20 September 1940, Paul Rosenberg disembarked in New York, just one of hundreds of tired Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his celebrated Paris gallery, Paul had managed to save his family; his paintings weren't all so fortunate. Some - the Picassos at MoMA's first retrospective - were already safely abroad. But dozens of works... more...

  • War Correspondentby Michael Moynihan

    Pen and Sword 1994; US$ 12.99

    The offhand admission to the doctor at the recruiting centre that he suffered from asthma as a boy was enough to put an end to Michael Moynihan's military career even before it started. However, this unpropitious beginning was eventually to lead to a wartime career far more dramatic than anything he could have imagined had he been allowed to don... more...

  • The Consolations of Writingby Rivkah Zim

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Boethius wrote The Consolation of Philosophy as a prisoner condemned to death for treason, circumstances that are reflected in the themes and concerns of its evocative poetry and dialogue between the prisoner and his mentor, Lady Philosophy. This classic philosophical statement of late antiquity has had an enduring influence on Western thought.... more...

  • Dope in the Age of Innocenceby Damien Enright

    Liberties Press 2014; US$ 8.74

    Ibiza, 1960: on the beautiful Mediterranean island, the high-rise resorts are still decades away. By chance, Damien Enright, twenty-one-years old and Irish, arrives there with his wife and two children and finds a handful of down-at-heel foreign Bohemians leading wild, hedonistic lives. He and his wife get involved; their marriage quickly breaks down... more...