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Friday, December 31, 2010

PL 79/10: Books in 2010

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I love books.

Always did. Always will.

Like persons, like cities, like countries, like languages – great books open new rooms. Some books furnish the mind.  Some serve to pass the time. Some provide tools for battle.

But I never tallied the books I read before blogging and portable computers became an integral part of my life. When I retire some time in 2012, I should – like Henry Miller – write more fully about the  Books in my life. In the meantime I make lists.

These are the titles completed in 2010:

History

As usual since 1995 or so, history predominates

  1. Althoff, Gerd. Inszenierte Herrschaft. Geschichtsschreibung und politisches Handeln im Mittelalter. Darmstadt: WBG, 2003. – 306 s.
  2. Baltrusch, Ernst (Hrsg.) . Caesar. Neue Wege der Forschung. Darmstadt: WBG, 2007. – 264 s.
  3. Dahl, Ottar (1970). Norsk historieforskning i 19. og 20. århundre. Oslo. Universitetsforlaget. – 282 s.
  4. Diamond, Jared. The rise and fall of the third chimpanzee. How our animal heritage affect the way we live. London: Vintage, 2002. – 360 pp.
  5. Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs and Steel. A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years. London: Vintage Books, 2005 (1997). – 480 pp.
  6. Hundre års historisk forskning : utvalgte artikler fra Historisk tidsskrift. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 1970. – 445 s
  7. Knowles, David. The Religious Orders in England. The Tudor Age (= The Religious Orders in England. Volume 3). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979 (1959). – 522 s.
  8. Koch, Hans Albrecht. Die Universität. Geschichte einer europeischen Institution. Darmstadt: WBG, 2008. – 320 s.
  9. Mouritsen, Henrik. Plebs and Politics in the Late Roman Republic. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. – 164 s.
  10. Needham, Joseph. Science and Civilization in China. Volume 7. Part II: General Conclusions and Reflections. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. – 283 pp.
  11. Nissen, Hans J. Geschichte Alt-Vorderasiens. München: Oldenbourg, 1999. – 266 s.
  12. Rainer, J Michael. Römisches Staatsrecht. Republik und Prinzipat. Darmstadt: WBG, 2006. – 333 s.
  13. Roaf, Michael. Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East. Andromeda: Abingdon, 1990. – 237 s.
  14. Vansina, Jan. Oral tradition as history. Oxford: Curry, 1985. – 258 s.

Africa

Since I visited Uganda in September …

  1. Johnson, Douglas H. The root causes of Sudan’s civil wars. Updated to the Peace Agreement. Kampala: Fountain, 2007. – 234 pp. (orig. 2003)
  2. Magara, Elisam. Developing a career in library and information science. A handbook for schools of library and information science. Kampala: Fountain, 2010. – 206 p.
  3. Mutibwa, Phares Mukasa. The Buganda factor in Uganda politics. Kampala: Fountain, 2008. –  266 pp.
  4. Kirindi, Patrick G. N. History and culture of the kingdom of Ankole. Kampala: Fountain, 2008. – 129 pp.
  5. Miirima, Henry Ford. How to acquire an insatiable thirst for a reading culture. Kampala: Henry Ford Miirima, 2010. – 154 pp.
  6. Naipaul, V.S. The masque of Africa.  Glimpses of African belief. London: Picador, 1988. – 325 pp.
  7. Parry, Kate (ed.).  Teaching reading in African schools.  Kampala: Fountain, 2005. – 336 pp.
  8. Sicherman, Carol. Becoming an African university. Makerere 1922-2000. Kampala: Fountain, 2006. – 416 pp.

Science fiction and fantasy

A continuing interest since 1952 …

  1. Banks, Iain. Transition. London: Abacus, 2010 (2009). – 469 pp.
  2. Baxter, Stephen. Coalescent. London: Gollanz, 2004.
  3. Brett, Peter v. The Painted Man. London: HarperCollins, 2008. – 544 s.
  4. Gaiman, Neil; John Romita Jr. Neil Gaiman’s Eternals.
  5. Reynolds, Alastair. Redemption  Ark. London: Gollancz, 2002. – 647 s.
  6. Riordan, Rick. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. London: Penguin, 2006. – 375 s.
  7. Stroud, Jonathan. Amuletten fra Samarkand. Oslo: Schibsted, 2005. – 499 s.
  8. Tchaikovsky, Adrian. Empire in Black and Gold. London: Tor, 2008. – 612 pp.

Art and art history

  1. Baragli, Sandra. De veertiende eeuw. Gent: Ludion, 2006. – 384 s.
  2. Poeschel, Sabine (Hrsg). Ikonographie. Neue Wege der Forschung. Darmstadt: WBG, 2010. – 240 s.
  3. Prina, Francesca. Saper vedere l’architettura. Milano: Mondadori, 2008. – 381 s
  4. Saatchi, Charles. My Name is Charles Saatchi and I am an Artoholic: Everything You Need to Know About Art, Ads, Life, God and Other Mysteries and Weren’t Afraid to Ask. London: Phaidon, 2009. – 160 s.
  5. Thompson, Jon. How to Read a Modern Painting. Understanding and Enjoying the Modern Masters. London: Thames & Hudson, 2006. – 400 s

Philosophy

  1. Brunkhorst, Hauke; Regina Kreide; Cristina Latour (Hrsg.). Habermas-Handbuch. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2009. – 392 s.
  2. Habermas, Jürgen. Kritik der Vernunft. Frankfurt a.M.: Suhrkamp, 2009. – 464 s.
  3. Macey, David. Dictionary of Critical Theory. Penguin, 2001. – 490 s.
  4. Rorty, Richard. Philosophy and the mirror of nature. Princeton/Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2009 (1979). – 439 pp.

Philology

  1. Graf, Fritz. Einleitung in die Lateinische Philologie. Stuttgart/Leipzig: Teubner, 1997. – 725 s.
  2. Holzberg, Niklas. Martial und das antike Epigram. Darmstadt: WBG, 2002. – 168 pp.
  3. Johannesen, Georg. Om den norske skrivemåten. Eksempler og moteksempler til belysning av nyere norsk retorikk 1975-1980. Oslo: Cappelen, 2004 (1981).
  4. Aarnes, Asbjørn. Lyset i nord. Et Snorre-album. Vidarforlaget, 2008. – 250 s.

Crime

  1. Sansom, C.J. Dissolution. London: Macmillan, 2007. – 443 s.

Various

  1. Cullberg, Johan. Mitt psykiatriska liv. Memoarer. Stockholm: Natur & Kultur, 2010. – 273 s.
  2. Ersland, Bjørn Arild. Fengslet. En bok om å sitte inne. Oslo: Omnipax, 2010. – 96 s.
  3. Hoem, Jon og Ture Schwebs. tekst2null. Nettsamtalenes spillerom. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2010. – 188 s.
  4. Nagami, Pamela. The Woman With a Worm in Her Head & Other True Stories of Infectious Disease. London: Fusion, 2003. – 285 s.

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