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  • Medieval Practices of Spaceby Barbara A. Hanawalt; Michal Kobialka

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 90.00 US$ 76.50

    The contributors to this volume cross disciplinary and theoretical boundaries to read the words, metaphors, images, signs, poetic illusions, and identities with which medieval men and women used space and place to add meaning to the world. more...

  • Medieval Identity Machinesby Jeffrey J. Cohen

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 70.50 US$ 59.93

    In Medieval Identity Machines, Jeffrey J. Cohen examines the messiness, permeability, and perversity of medieval bodies, arguing that human identity always exceeds the limits of the flesh. Combining critical theory with a rigorous reading of medieval texts, Cohen asks if the category “human” isn’t too small to contain the multiplicity of identities. more...

  • Ancient Mysteriesby Peter James; Nick Thorpe

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.65

    What was the Minotaur? Did a Welsh prince discover America? Did Robin Hood really exist? How does the Star of Bethlehem fit into the science of astronomy? Is the Vinland Map a fake? Can archaeologists use spirit messages to guide their work? For centuries, philosophers, scientists, and charlatans have attempted to decipher the baffling mysteries of... more...

  • A Companion to the Worlds of the Renaissanceby Guido Ruggiero

    Wiley 2008; US$ 65.95 US$ 59.36

    This volume brings together some of the most exciting renaissance scholars to suggest new ways of thinking about the period and to set a new series of agendas for Renaissance scholarship. Overturns the idea that it was a period of European cultural triumph and highlights the negative as well as the positive. Looks at the Renaissance from... more...

  • Critical Cultural Policy Studiesby Justin Lewis; Toby Miller

    Wiley 2008; US$ 158.00 US$ 142.20

    Critical Cultural Policy Studies: A Reader brings together classic statements and contemporary views that illustrate how everyday culture is as much a product of policy and economic determinants as it is of creative and consumer impulses. more...

  • An Introduction to the Ancient Worldby L de Blois; Lukas De Blois; R. J. van der Spek; R.J. van der Spek

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    Integrating the results of scholarly work from the past decade, the authors of An Introduction to the Ancient World , Lukas de Blois and R.J. van der Spek, have fully-updated and revised all sixteen chapters of this best-selling introductory textbook. Covering the history and culture of the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome within the framework... more...

  • Millennium Jahrbuch 2007by Wolfram Brandes; Alexander Demandt; Hartmu Leppin

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2007; US$ 110.00

    Millennium pursues a interdisciplinary international approach transcending epochal boundaries to research the First Millennium AD. The editorial board and the advisory board represent a wide range of disciplines – contributions from art and literary studies are published alongside historical, theological and philosophical contributions on... more...

  • Global Interestsby Lisa Jardine; Jerry Brotton

    Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 40.00

    In this radical and wide-ranging reassessment of Renaissance art, Lisa Jardine and Jerry Brotton explore the cultural currents that flowed between Occident and Orient during this time. more...

  • Consumer Culture and Postmodernismby Mike Featherstone

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 46.00

    The First Edition of this contemporary classic can claim to have put 'consumer culture' on the map, certainly in relation to postmodernism. Updated throughout, this expanded new edition includes a fully revised preface that explores the developments in consumer culture since the First Edition . Among the most noteworthy areas discussed are the effect... more...

  • Technology and Science in Ancient Civilizationsby Richard Olson

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 60.00

    Why did the Greeks excel in geometry, but lag begin the Mesopotamians in arithmetic? How were the great pyramids of Egypt and the Han tombs in China constructed? What did the complex system of canals and dykes in the Tigris and Euphrates river valley have to do with the deforestation of Lebanon's famed cedar forests? This work presents a cross-cultural... more...