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The Avila of Saint Teresa
Religious Reform in a Sixteenth-Century City
Jodi Bilinkoff
The Avila of Saint Teresa provides both a fascinating account of social and religious change in one important Castilian city and a historical analysis of the life and work of the religious mystic Saint Teresa of Jesus. Jodi Bilinkoff's rich socioeconomic history of sixteenth-century Avila illuminates the conditions that helped to shape the...



On the Very Edge
Modernism and Modernity in the Arts and Architecture of Interwar Serbia (1918–1941)
This volume brings together fourteen empirical and comparative essays about the production, perception, and reception of modernity and modernism in the visual arts, architecture, and literature of interwar Serbia (1918–1941).



Christian Homes
Religion, Family and Domesticity in the 19th and 20th Centuries
This book revisits the Christian home of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and sheds light on the stereotypical distinction between the private and public spheres and their inhabitants.



Translating at the Court
Bartholomew of Messina and Cultural Life at the Court of Manfred of Sicily
The authors address the nature and importance of Bartholomew of Messina's oeuvre (and especially his translations of Aristotle), situate Bartholomew's activity in a broader context, and pay special attention to cultural life under the reign of Manfred.



Machines as the Measure of Men
Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance
Michael Adas
Over the past five centuries, advances in Western understanding of and control over the material world have strongly influenced European responses to non-Western peoples and cultures. In Machines as the Measure of Men, Michael Adas explores the ways in which European perceptions of their scientific and technological superiority shaped their...



From Eckhart to Ruusbroec
A Critical Inheritance of Mystical Themes in the Fourteenth Century
Satoshi Kikuchi
In this thorough textual, historical, and doctrinal study Satoshi Kikuchi seeks to clarify the relationship between two prominent mystics of the fourteenth century: Meister Eckhart, the German Dominican, and Jan van Ruusbroec, the Brabantine Augustinian.



A Constellation of Courts
The Courts and Households of Habsburg Europe, 1555–1665
This volume focuses on the various Habsburg courts and households among the two branches of the dynasty that arose following the division of the territories originally held by Charles V.



What Galileo Saw
Imagining the Scientific Revolution
Lawrence Lipking
Lawrence Lipking offers a new perspective on how to understand the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century, emphasizing the role that imagination played in the birth of modern science and modern ways of viewing the...



Creating Kosovo
International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions
Elton Skendaj
Elton Skendaj investigates the shaping of civil institutions in Kosovo, based on national survey data, interviews, and focus...



Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany
Toward a Public Discourse on the Holocaust
Sonja Boos
In this an interdisciplinary study of a diverse set of public speeches given by major literary and cultural figures in the 1950s and 1960s, Sonja Boos demonstrates that these speakers both facilitated and subverted the construction of a public discourse about the Holocaust in postwar West...



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