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How the West won : the neglected story of the triumph of modernity
Stark, Rodney
Wilmington, Delaware : ISI Books, 2015
pt. I. Classical beginnings (500 BC - AD 500) -- Stagnant empires and Greek miracle -- Jerusalem's rational God -- Roman interlude -- pt. II. The not so Dark Ages (500-1200) -- Blessings of disunity -- Northern lights over Christendom -- Freedom and Capitalism -- pt. III. Medieval transformations (1200-1500) -- Climate, plague, and social change -- Pursuit of knowledge -- Industry, trade, and technology -- Discovering the world -- pt. IV. The dawn of modernity (1500-1750) -- Exposing Muslim illusions -- Science comes of Age -- pt. V. Modernity (1700- ) -- Industrial revolution -- Liberty and prosperity -- Globalization and Colonialism.

"In this page-turning, myth-busting history, acclaimed author Rodney Stark shows exactly why Western civilization triumphed over other cultures--and why we all should be thankful it did."--cover
Baker Berry CB245 .S715 2015

The bridge ladies : a memoir
Lerner, Betsy, author
New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
A private language -- The Manhattan Bridge Club -- The Athenian -- A thousand Bette Cohens -- Bingo -- How I met your father -- What to expect -- Ruffing it -- Welcome to the club -- 1964 -- The finesse -- The revelation of self -- Zig-zag -- Get the kiddies off the street -- The hands of a clock -- Jew in a box -- Bette in flames -- When the student is ready, the teacher appears -- Ash -- The bridge ladies.

"A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life. After a lifetime defining herself in contrast to her mother's "don't ask, don't tell" generation, Lerner finds herself back in her childhood home, not five miles from the mother she spent decades avoiding. When Roz needs help after surgery, it falls to Betsy to take care of her. She expected a week of tense civility; what she got instead were the Bridge Ladies. Impressed by their loyalty, she saw something her generation lacked. Facebook was great, but it wouldn't deliver a pot roast. Tentatively at first, Betsy becomes a regular at her mother's Monday Bridge club. Through her friendships with the ladies, she is finally able to face years of misunderstandings and family tragedy, the Bridge table becoming the common ground she and Roz never had. By turns darkly funny and deeply moving, The Bridge Ladies is the unforgettable story of a hard-won--but never-too-late--bond between mother and daughter"--
Baker Berry CT275.L36795 A3 2016

Dinner with Edward : the story of a remarkable friendship
Vincent, Isabel, 1965- author
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016
"When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping out her friend, Edward's daughter--who lives far away and asked her to check in on her nonagenarian dad in New York--Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and light-as-air apricot soufflé will end up changing her life. As Edward and Isabel meet weekly for the glorious dinners that Edward prepares, he shares so much more than his recipes for apple galette or the perfect martini, or even his tips for deboning poultry. Edward is teaching Isabel the luxury of slowing down and taking the time to think through everything she does, to deconstruct her own life, cutting it back to the bone and examining the guts, no matter how messy that proves to be. Dinner with Edward is a book about sorrow and joy, love and nourishment, and about how dinner with a friend can, in the words of M.F.K. Fisher, 'sustain us against the hungers of the world'"--
Baker Berry CT275.V569 A3 2016

Les archives princières : XII-XVe siècles
études réunies par Xavier Hélary, Jean-François Nieus, Alain Provost, Marc Suttor
Arras : Artois Presse Université, 2016
Baker Berry CD996.4 A734 2016

Il libro di pietra : le iscrizioni della Cappella Pontano in Napoli
Sarcone, Italo, 1946- author
Napoli : EDI, Editrice Domenicana Italiana s.r.l., [2014]
Baker Berry CN740 .S37 2014

Meanings of community across medieval Eurasia : comparative approaches
edited by Eirik Hovden, Christina Lutter, Walter Pohl
Leiden ; Brill, [2016]
This volume explores some of the many different meanings of community across medieval Eurasia. How did the three ‘universal’ religions, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, frame the emergence of various types of community under their sway? The studies assembled here in thematic clusters address the terminology of community; genealogies; urban communities; and monasteries or ‘enclaves of learning’: in particular in early medieval Europe, medieval South Arabia and Tibet, and late medieval Central Europe and Dalmatia. It includes work by medieval historians, social anthropologists, and Asian Studies scholars. The volume present the results of in-depth comparative research from the Visions of Community project in Vienna, and of a dialogue with guests, offering new and exciting perspectives on the emerging field of comparative medieval history.
Baker Berry CB353 .M394 2016

Athenian Lettering of the Fifth Century B.C. : the Rise of the Professional Letter Cutter
Tracy, Stephen V., 1941- author
Berlin : De Gruyter, [2016]
Baker Berry CN384 .T695 2016

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