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  • Law-and-Order Newsby Steve Chibnall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 280.00

    Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate.... more...

  • Globalization and Literatureby Suman Gupta

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    Suman Gupta is Professor of Literature and Cultural History at the Open University. more...

  • Hell and Backby Tim Parks

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    In this brilliant collection of essays, Tim Parks, a celebrated novelist and master of the essay form, offers a wide range of wonderfully challenging and always provocative reflections on literature and the art of writing. Parks turns his attention to classic authors such as Dante, Leopardi, Borges, Beckett, and Christina Stead; contemporary writers... more...

  • Thomas Hardyby Joelle Herr

    Running Press 2013; US$ 5.95

    Oversized mini book packed with synopses and character profiles from Thomas Hardy's 14 novels, complemented by two-color illustrations throughout. more...

  • Hopeless But Not Seriousby Jack McLean

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    In the early 1950s Sir Winston Churchill met the Irish politician Sean Lemass, who was later to become Taoiseach. The great statesman remarked upon the economic circumstances of Britain at the time. 'The situation in Great Britain,' quoth Churchill in his most grandiloquent tones, 'is serious but not hopeless.' Lemass responded instantly, 'Sure,'... more...

  • Literarische Anthropologieby Alexander Kosenina

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 31.00

    - Interdisziplinäre Menschenkunde im Spiegel der Literatur: von Aufklärung bis Klassik, von Rousseau bis Büchner - Kontexte: Pädagogik, Psychologie und Ethnologie im 18. Jahrhundert - Anthropologische Literaturgattungen: Reiseberichte und Lehrgedichte, psychologische Fallgeschichten, Romane und Dramen - Neues Wissen über den Menschen: Selbstbestimmung... more...

  • Auf ewig Feind?by Thomas Wittek

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 0.00

    Die britische Propaganda zeichnete im Ersten Weltkrieg sehr wirkungsvoll das Zerrbild von den Deutschen als bestialischen Hunnen, die mordend und plündernd über ihre Nachbarn herfielen. Zur Verbreitung nutzten die staatlichen Propagandastellen insbesondere die modernen Massenmedien Presse und Film. Thomas Wittek untersucht erstmals, welche Folgen die... more...

  • Magie und Ritual bei Apollonios Rhodiosby Ingo Schaaf

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    Until now, scholars have largely ignored Apollonius of Rhodes?s deep interest in secret cults, arcane rituals, paradoxa, and magic. The present study extensively explores this material with special emphasis on its function in the Argonautica . Based on this complementary methodological presentation, the book is geared to both religious... more...

  • Zone of the Marvellousby Martin Edmond

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    He’s constantly demonstrating that the natural world is as splendiferous as any fable.’ – Jim Shepard, New York Times New Zealand and Australia were imagined thousands of years before they became real. From Plato’s Atlantis to Dante’s Mount Purgatory, Sinbad the Sailor to Abel Tasman, travellers, writers, map-makers, charlatans... more...

  • 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...