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Bread and Circuses
Theories of Mass Culture As Social Decay
Patrick Brantlinger
Lively and well written, Bread and Circuses analyzes theories that have treated mass culture as either a symptom or a cause of social decadence. Discussing many of the most influential and representative theories of mass culture, it ranges widely from Greek and Roman origins, through Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Ortega y Gasset, T. S. Eliot, and the...



American Labyrinth
Intellectual History for Complicated Times
Intellectual history has never been more relevant and more important to public life in the United States. In complicated and confounding times, people look for the principles that drive action and the foundations that support national ideals. American Labyrinth demonstates the power of intellectual history to illuminate our public life and...



Ammianus Marcellinus and the Representation of Historical Reality
Timothy D. Barnes
Barnes explores the historian's biases and personal prejudices, documenting seemingly intentional distortions and demonstrating that Ammianus advanced a pessimistic and anti-Christian interpretation of the Roman Empire.



Aversion and Erasure
The Fate of the Victim after the Holocaust
Carolyn J. Dean
In Aversion and Erasure, Carolyn J. Dean offers a bold account of how the Holocaust's status as humanity's most terrible example of evil has shaped contemporary discourses about victims in the...



Catholics in the American Century
Recasting Narratives of U.S. History
Refocusing the narrative of 20th-century America on the Catholic presence in the United States.



China Transformed
Historical Change and the Limits of European Experience
Bin Wong
"This bold, intellectually ambitious, and wholly original book challenges the way in which Western social science understands China. . . . It will set the standard for all future comparative and theoretical research on China."—Timothy Brook, Stanford...



Collecting and Historical Consciousness in Early Nineteenth-Century Germany
Susan Crane
This provocative book challenges long-held assumptions about the nature of historical consciousness in Germany. Susan A. Crane argues that the ever-more-elaborate preservation of the historical may actually reduce the likelihood that history can be...



Democracy, Revolution, and History
The work of Barrington Moore, Jr., is one of the landmarks of modern social science. A distinguished roster of contributors here discusses the influence of his best-known work, Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy.



Ecclesia in Medio Nationis
Reflections on the Study of Monasticism in the Central Middle Ages



Emotional Communities in the Early Middle Ages
Barbara H. Rosenwein
This highly original book is both a study of emotional discourse in the Early Middle Ages and a contribution to the debates among historians and social scientists about the nature of human...



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