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" The description for this book, A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy, will be forthcoming. "--
"Originally published as Eine kurze Geschichte der deutschen Philosophie by Vittorio Hosle (c) Verlag C.H.Beck oHG, Munchen 2013."
Incorporates the additions and corrections recorded by Erwin Panofsky until the time of his death in 1968.
Along the Archival Grain offers a unique methodological and analytic opening to the affective registers of imperial governance and the political content of archival forms.
"Hopkins takes readers from the colonial era to today to [posit that], far from diverging, the United States and Western Europe followed similar trajectories throughout this long period, and how America's dependency on Britain and Europe extended much lat
Offers an overview of the filmmaking of postcolonial, Third World, and other displaced individuals living in the West. This book offers global coverage of the genre of Accented cinema while presenting a framework in which to understand its intricacies.
Examines the role of the cannibal in the arguments of philosophers, from the classical period to modern disputes about such issues as vegetarianism and the right to private property. This book tells the story of the birth of modernity and of the philosoph
Grand political accomplishment and artistic productivity were the hallmarks of Augustus Caesar's reign (31 BC to AD 14), which has served as a powerful model of achievement for societies throughout Western history. This book presents an overview, one that
Since Socrates, and through Descartes onwards, the problems of self-knowledge have been central to philosophy's understanding of itself. This book argues for a reconception of the first-person and its claims. It develops a view of self-knowledge that conc
Bringing together reception history, music analysis and criticism, the history of music theory, and the philosophy of music, this book explores the nature and persistence of Beethoven's heroic style. It is of interest to those interested in canon formatio
Women in Victorian England wore jewelry made from each other's hair and wrote poems celebrating decades of friendship. They pored over magazines that described the dangerous pleasures of corporal punishment. This book offers a paradigm for theorizing gend
Considers such topics as Brahms' relationship with Clara and Robert Schumann, his musical interactions with the 'New German School' of Wagner and Liszt, his influence upon Arnold Schoenberg and other young composers, his approach to performing his own mus
This innovative and carefully designed photographic pocket-sized guide provides a concise introduction to the identification of the 246 birds most likely to be seen in Great Britain and Ireland.
Camille Saint-Sans - perhaps the foremost French musical figure of the late nineteenth century and a composer who wrote in every musical genre, from opera and the symphony to film music - is now being rediscovered after a century of modernism overshadowed
"Contains selections from Clausewitz's historical writings and the majority of his essays and notes on political topics"--Preface.
What is it like to be a Westerner teaching political philosophy in an officially Marxist state? Why do Chinese sex workers sing karaoke with their customers? And why do some Communist Party cadres get promoted if they care for their elderly parents? This
Interprets postwar civil rights as a Cold War feature. This book argues that the Cold War helped facilitate key social reforms, including desegregation. It discusses the way the Cold War figures into civil rights history.
Discusses areas in which the colonial impact has generally been overlooked. This book contains essays, which form an exploration of the ways in which the British discovery, collection, and codification of information about Indian society contributed to co
Traces the historical roots of modern conservation thought and practice, and explores current perspectives from evolutionary and community ecology, conservation biology, anthropology, political ecology, economics, and policy.
Offers an introduction to critical transitions in complex systems - the radical changes that happen at tipping points when thresholds are passed. This title describes the dynamical systems theory behind critical transitions, covering catastrophe theory, b
In a major revisionary approach to ancient Greek culture, this title invokes as a paradigm the myths surrounding Daidalos to describe the profound influence of the Near East on Greece's artistic and literary origins.
Digital Cash The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency
"The fascinating untold story of digital cash and its creators, from experiments in the 1970s to the mania over Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies."--Provided by publisher.
Addresses the techniques and mechanisms by which official agencies certify individual identity, from passports and identity cards to labor registration and alien documentation, from fingerprinting to much-debated contemporary issues such as DNA-typing, bo
Carefully preserving the original work's acclaimed narrative style and combination of biography, intellectual history, and literary criticism, this title illuminates the author's works from his first novel "Poor Folk" to "Crime and Punishment" and "The Br
Looking at how emergencies in the past and present have shaped the development of democracy, the author argues that democracies must resist emergency's pull to focus on life's necessities (food, security, and bare essentials) because these tend to privati
Based on close reading of historical documents - poetry as much as statistics - and focused on the conceptualization of technology, this book is an unconventional evocation of late colonial Netherlands East Indies (today Indonesia). It invents a way to ta
Intends to dismantle objections to genetic engineering, stem-cell research, designer babies, and cloning and makes an ethical case for biotechnology that is both forthright and rigorous.
This is a collection of Ben Bernanke's essays on why the Great Depression was so devastating and lasted so long. The essays also show that while the it was an unparalleled disaster on a universal scale, some economies pulled up faster than others, and som
Auden's only explicitly religious long poem, a technical tour de force, and a revelatory window into the poet's personal and intellectual development. This edition includes the text of the poem and a detailed introduction that explains its themes and sets
How Ancient Europeans Saw the World Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times
The people who inhabited Europe during the two millennia before the Roman conquests had established urban centers, large-scale production of goods such as pottery and iron tools, a money economy, and more. This title argues the visual world of these late
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