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Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648
Greengrass, Mark
From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheavals of the 16th century, as Luther's challenge to church authority shook the foundations of Christianity, and as dynastic rivalries and military changes fundamentally altered the relations between ruler and ruled.... (more)

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Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence
Armstrong, Karen
A renowned scholar of religion examines how and in what measure religions came to absorb modern belligerence, and considers the prospects for peace among believers of different faiths. With unprecedented scope, Armstrong looks at the whole history of each tradition, surveying not only Christianity a... (more)

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Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire
Herrin, Judith
Examines the full sweep of Byzantine history, from the foundation of Constantinople, the magnificent capital city built by Constantine the Great, to its capture by the Ottoman Turks. Bringing the latest scholarship to a general audience, Herrin focuses each short chapter around a representative them... (more)

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Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema
Miyao, Daisuke, ed.
Featuring 20 essays by leading researchers in the field, this volume considers where Japanese cinema is and where Japanese cinema is going in the era of globalization. It reevaluates the position of Japanese film within the discipline of cinema and media studies, as well as within the broader fields... (more)

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Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth: A Struggle Between Two World-Systems
Alexander, Christopher, et al.
In recent years, writes Christopher Alexander, our buildings have become progressively more sterile, rarely providing the kind of environment in which people are emotionally nourished, genuinely happy, and deeply contented. Here he introduces a way of building that includes the best current practice... (more)

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Translating Truth: Ambitious Images and Religious Knowledge in Late Medieval France and England
Kumler, Aden
This beautifully illustrated book examines how manuscript paintings collaborated and, at times, competed with texts as they translated the rudiments of Christian belief as well as complex theological teachings to new audiences. In the illuminations in these books, the author argues, elite laypeople ... (more)

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Collected Short Fiction
Naipaul, V. S.
No writer has rendered our postcolonial world as acutely or prophetically, nor given its upheavals such a hauntingly human face, as V. S. Naipaul. All of the Nobel Prize winner's stunning short fiction is here collected in one volume, with an Introduction by the author.... (more)

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Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny
Sen, Amartya
In this sweeping philosophical work, Amartya Sen proposes that the murderous violence that has riven our society is driven as much by confusion as by inescapable hatred. Challenging the reductionist division of people by race, religion, and class, Sen presents an inspiring vision of a world that can... (more)

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Europeanization of the World: On the Origins of Human Rights and Democracy
Headley, John

The Europeanization of the World puts forward a defense of Western civilization and the unique gifts it has bequeathed to the world-in particular, human rights and constitutional democracy-at a time when many around the globe equate the West with hubris and thinly veiled imperialism. John ... (more)

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Why Did Europe Conquer the World?
Hoffman, Philip T.
Why did Europe rise to the top, when for centuries the Chinese, Japanese, Ottomans, and South Asians were far more advanced? Rejecting conventional explanations -- such as geography, epidemic disease, and the Industrial Revolution -- Hoffman argues that if key variables had been different, Europe wo... (more)

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