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  • Islam and the Westby Mustapha Chérif; Teresa Lavender Fagan; Giovanna Borradori

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 19.00 US$ 16.15

    In the spring of 2003, Jacques Derrida sat down for a public debate in Paris with Algerian intellectual Mustapha Chérif. The eminent philosopher arrived at the event directly from the hospital where he had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the illness that would take his life just over a year later. That he still participated in the exchange... more...

  • Somebody Else's Centuryby Patrick Smith

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.95

    From one of our foremost experts on Asia and its history comes this brilliant dissection of the relationship between East and West.   In three succinct essays, Patrick Smith investigates the East’s endeavor to adopt Western technology and all that we consider modern. He underscores a crucial distinction between modernization (the simple emulation... more...

  • The Tyranny of Guiltby Pascal Bruckner; Steven Rendall

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    Fascism, communism, genocide, slavery, racism, imperialism--the West has no shortage of reasons for guilt. And, indeed, since the Holocaust and the end of World War II, Europeans in particular have been consumed by remorse. But Pascal Bruckner argues that guilt has now gone too far. It has become a pathology, and even an obstacle to fighting today's... more...

  • Asia in the Making of Europe, Volume IIby Donald F. Lach

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 46.00 US$ 39.10

    Praised for its scope and depth, Asia in the Making of Europe is the first comprehensive study of Asian influences on Western culture. For volumes I and II, the author has sifted through virtually every European reference to Asia published in the sixteenth-century; he surveys a vast array of writings describing Asian life and society, the images... more...

  • Asia in the Making of Europe, Volume Iby Donald F. Lach

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 58.00 US$ 49.30

    Praised for its scope and depth, Asia in the Making of Europe is the first comprehensive study of Asian influences on Western culture. For volumes I and II, the author has sifted through virtually every European reference to Asia published in the sixteenth-century; he surveys a vast array of writings describing Asian life and society, the images... more...

  • Time in the Black Experienceby Joseph Adjaye

    ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 130.00

    In the first book which deals entirely with the subject of time in Africa and the Black Diaspora, Adjaye presents ten critical case studies of selected communities in Africa, the Caribbean, and the American South. The essays cover a wide spectrum of manifestations of temporal experience, including cosmological and genealogical time, physical and ecological... more...

  • The Fear of Barbariansby Tzvetan Todorov; Andrew Brown

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00 US$ 15.30

    The relationship between Western democracies and Islam, rarely entirely comfortable, has in recent years become increasingly tense. A growing immigrant population and worries about cultural and political assimilation—exacerbated by terrorist attacks in the United States, Europe, and around the world—have provoked reams of commentary from all... more...

  • Rethinking the Other in Antiquityby Erich S. Gruen

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    Prevalent among classicists today is the notion that Greeks, Romans, and Jews enhanced their own self-perception by contrasting themselves with the so-called Other--Egyptians, Phoenicians, Ethiopians, Gauls, and other foreigners--frequently through hostile stereotypes, distortions, and caricature. In this provocative book, Erich Gruen demonstrates... more...

  • Erinnerung – Niederschrift – Nutzungby Klaus Herbers; Ingo Fleisch

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    Die Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen sind das wichtigste wissenschaftliche Publikationsorgan der Göttinger Akademie. In dieser Reihe veröffentlichen vor allem die Akademiemitglieder und Mitarbeiter an den Forschungsunternehmen der Akademie die Ergebnisse ihrer Forschungen aus dem gesamten Bereich der Geisteswissenschaften... more...

  • In the Land of Nodby Hubert Butler

    The Lilliput Press 1996; US$ 19.99

    In The Land of Nod is the fourth and final volume of Hubert Butler's essays and crowns a remarkable literary odyssey. As Neal Ascherson writes: 'When the first collection appeared in 1985 he was already an old man/ His fame began to spread across his native Ireland and then across the world. By the time of his death in 1991 readers throughout Europe... more...