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  • On the Postcolonyby Achille Mbembe

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 30.95

    Achille Mbembe is one of the most brilliant theorists of postcolonial studies writing today. In On the Postcolony he profoundly renews our understanding of power and subjectivity in Africa. In a series of provocative essays, Mbembe contests diehard Africanist and nativist perspectives as well as some of the key assumptions of postcolonial theory.... more...

  • Thinking Impossibilitiesby Robert S. Westman; David Biale

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; Not Available

    Richly interdisciplinary and full of fresh insights, Thinking Impossibilities is a fitting tribute to an important twentieth-century scholar. more...

  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Completeby Edward Gibbon

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    This edition also includes an illustrated history of BOTH the RISE AND FALL of the Roman Empire from its very beginning. HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE COMPLETE VOLUMES 1 - 6 (sometimes shortened to "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire") is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory... more...

  • The Land of The Blessed Virginby W. Somerset Maugham

    Start Classics 2015; US$ 1.99

    William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was an English playwright, novelist, and short story writer. He was one of the most popular authors of his era, and reputedly the highest paid of his profession during the 1930s. By 1914 he was famous, with 10 plays produced and 10 published novels. His masterpiece is generally agreed to be Of Human Bondage (1915),... more...

  • Get Well Soonby Jennifer Wright

    Henry Holt and Co. 2017; US$ 18.90

    A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues—from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio—and a celebration of the heroes who fought them In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn’t stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon thirty-four more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month... more...

  • The Pirate Queenby Barbara Sjoholm

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    The Pirate Queen begins in Ireland with the infamous Grace O’Malley, a ruthless pirate and scourge to the most powerful fleets of sixteenth-century Europe. This Irish clan chieftain, sea captain, and pirate queen was a contemporary of Elizabeth I, a figure whose life is the stuff of myth. Regularly raiding English ships caught off Ireland’s west coast,... more...

  • From the Athenian Tetradrachm to the Euroby Gérassimos Notaras

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    With the introduction of the euro much recent attention has been focused on the role of currencies and their national and international significance. Whilst much has been made of the euro's achievements in harmonising Europe's financial dealings, it is often forgotten that it is by no means the first pan-national currency to enter circulation. Indeed,... more...

  • La rumur dal flümby Oscar Peer

    Chasa Editura Rumantscha 2018; US$ 14.99

    Inchün ha dit chi nu saja cusgliabel da tuornar inavo al lö da l'aigna infanzia. Forsa vaiva'l radschun.In La rumur dal flüm werden zwei Geschichten erzählt; die eine von der Kindheit und Jugend, gelebt in der Familie Peer, und die Geschichte eines älteren Mannes, der sich 50 Jahre später an dieses Leben annähert und es in seiner Erinnerung rekonstruiert.Oscar... more...

  • Forschenby Niklaus Meienberg

    Limmat Verlag 2018; US$ 10.99

    Sie machten Furore, die Reportagen Meienbergs, erregten Aufsehen, wurden viel gelesen und diskutiert. Sie waren genau recherchiert, dramaturgisch sorgfältig gebaut und brillant geschrieben, ihr streitlustiges Engagement fuhr wie ein frischer Wind in den prätentiös-bildungsbürgerlichen Mief der Feuilletons, und viele von ihnen haben ihre Frische bis... more...

  • Five Hundred Years of Printingby S. H. Steinberg; Beatrice Warde

    Dover Publications 2017; US$ 14.95

    Scholarly and highly readable survey traces the industry from its 15th-century beginnings through the technical advances of the 20th century. Explores associations between printing and education, language, and literature. more...