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- Madison Books 1998; US$ 37.99
In this intriguing book, best-selling author Alf Mapp, Jr. explores three periods in Western history that exploded with creativity: Elizabethan England, Renaissance Florence, and America's founding. What enabled these societies to make staggering jumps in scientific knowledge, develop new political structures, or create timeless works of art? more...
- Lexington Books 2001; US$ 32.99
In this work of interdisciplinary scholarship, Stephen A. Germic reveals how America's first parks, both urban and 'wilderness,' were created and organized to mitigate the most threatening social and economic crises in the nineteenth century outside of the Civil War. Germic analyzes the intentionally disguised relationship between the constructed 'nature'... more...
- AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 29.99
A generational shift is occurring at historic house museums as board members and volunteers retire while few young people step forward to take their place. These landmarks are also plagued by serious deferred maintenance, and many have no endowment funds. What will happen to these sites in the next ten years, and what can be done to assure their continued... more...
- AltaMira Press 1997; US$ 36.99
In the face of increasing public interest and demand for information, archaeologists are collaborating with historians, museum curators, and exhibit designers to devise the best strategies for translating archaeological information to the public. This book opens doors for public involvement. It highlights successful case studies in which specialists... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95
This hugely successful text provides students of American studies with the perfect background and introductory information on contemporary American life. Thoroughly revised, this fifth edition covers all the central dimensions of American society from geography and the environment, government and politics, to religion, education, media and the arts.... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 21.75
Wij leven in een bezeten wereld. En wij weten het?, schreef Johan Huizinga in 1935. Zo somber als de goedburgerlijke historicus waren niet al zijn vakgenoten. Aartsoptimist Pieter Geyl wenste niet in somberheid en tobberij te vervallen, maar wilde ?wekken en waarschuwen?. Maar ook hij kon zich niet onttrekken aan de ?eeuw van uitersten?, zoals de twintigste... more...
- AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 31.99
This thought-provoking collection of essays is essential reading for anyone who cares about cultural institutions and their role in the community of learners. These institutions--often museums or libraries--have the power to profoundly alter our sense of ourselves and of the world around us, but that power carries with it obligations. David Carr challenges... more...