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 The Land of the Etruscans
The Land of the Etruscans
The Land of the Etruscans
Author: Marisa Bonamici
Scala Books
1985
ISBN-13: 978-0935748598
Pages: 98
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 90 MB

Etruscan civilization is the modern name given to a civilization of ancient Italy in the area corresponding roughly to Tuscany, western Umbria, and northern Lazio. The ancient Romans called its creators the Tusci or Etrusci. Their Roman name is the origin of the terms Tuscany, which refers to their heartland, and Etruria, which can refer to their wider region. In Attic Greek, the Etruscans were known as (Tyrrhenoi), earlier Tyrsenoi, from which the Romans derived the names Tyrrheni (Etruscans), Tyrrhenia (Etruria), and Mare Tyrrhenum (Tyrrhenian Sea). The Etruscans called themselves Rasenna, which was syncopated to Rasna or Rasna, earlier T'rasena,[citation needed] whence come the Roman and Greek names, prompting some to associate them with the Egyptian Teresh (Sea Peoples). The word may also be related to the Hittite Taruisa...

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 An Album of Maya Architecture
An Album of Maya Architecture
An Album of Maya Architecture
Author: Tatiana Proskouriakoff
Dover Publications
Native American
2003
ISBN: 978-0486424842
Pages: 107
Language: English
Format: DJVU
Size: 17 MB

Magnificent guide presents 36 sites from Central America and southern Mexico as they appeared more than a thousand years ago: Temple of the Cross, Palenque; Acropolis and Maya sweat bath, Piedras Negras; Red House and north terrace at Chichen Itza; more. Each illustration features text of archeological finds and line drawing of remains. 95 illustrations.

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 Warfare and Society in Imperial Rome, C. 31 BC-AD 280
Warfare and Society in Imperial Rome, C. 31 BC-AD 280
Warfare and Society in Imperial Rome, C. 31 BC-AD 280
Routledge
Author: Brian Campbell
2002
Pages: 224
Format: PDF
Size: 4,5 mb
Language: English

This well-documented study of the Roman army provides a crucial aid to understanding the Roman Empire in economic, social and political terms. Employing numerous examples, Brian Campbell explores the development of the Roman army and the expansion of the Roman Empire from 31 BC-280 AD.
When Augustus established a permanent, professional army, this implied a role for the Emperor as a military leader. Warfare and Society in Imperial Rome examines this personal association between army and emperor, and argues that the Emperor's position as commander remained much the same for the next 200 years.

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 The History of Rome
The History of Rome
Author: Sir William Smith, Eugene Lawrence
The History of Rome
Andrews UK Ltd
2010
ISBN: 1849892148
Language: English
Pages: 534
Format: PDF
Size: 32,10 МБ
This detailed history of Rome covers from the earliest times (including the foundation of the city) to the establishment of the Empire, and has been specially formatted for today's e-book readers. Featuring many illustrations, including coins, buildings, busts and more, this excellent book is one of the most well respected within the classical civilisation field. Subject matters covered include politics, architecture, day-to-day life and much more. The book is written in an educational style, full of interesting facts and detailed analysis.

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 Empire of Ancient Rome
Empire of Ancient Rome
Author: Michael Burgan
Empire of Ancient Rome
Great Empires of the Past
2005
Pages:128
Format: PDF
Language: English
Size: 13,9mb

The influence of the Roman Empire has been widespread and profound, perhaps more so than any other empire or civilization. This volume begins with a brief summary of the Roman Empire and provides an account of the world and this geographic area in the years leading up to the empire.

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 Going to War in Ancient Egypt
Going to War in Ancient Egypt
Author: Anne Millard
Going to War in Ancient Egypt (Armies of the Past)
Franklin Watts
2001
Format: PDF
Pages: 38
Language: English
Size: 66.4 MB

Examines how charioteers and footsoldiers, archers and auxiliaries organized far-reaching military expeditions into unexplored territories. With full-colour illustrations and fact-filled text, you can find out what life was really like for a warrior.

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 The English and the Normans: Ethnic Hostility, Assimilation, and Identity 1066 - c.1220
The English and the Normans: Ethnic Hostility, Assimilation, and Identity 1066 - c.1220
The English and the Normans: Ethnic Hostility, Assimilation, and Identity 1066 - c.1220
Author: Hugh M. Thomas
Oxford University Press
2005
Pages: 467
Format: PDF
Size: 7 Mb
Language: English

This is an important new study of the impact of the Norman Conquest. It provides the first full explanation of how the English and the Normans merged to become the same people. The author draws on anthropological theory, the latest scholarship on Anglo-Norman England, and sources ranging from legal documents to romances.

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 The Story of the Mongols Whom We Call the Tartars
The Story of the Mongols Whom We Call the Tartars
The Story of the Mongols Whom We Call the Tartars
Author: Fr. Giovanni Carpini, Erik Hildinger
Branden Books
ISBN: 0828320179
1996
Pages: 136
Format: PDF
Size: 6.46МБ
Language: English
Thirteen century Europeans knew all too well the ravages left behind by Attila the Hun. This new scourge by the Mongols, who had already laid to waste a great part of Central Europe, were again knocking at the doors of mainland Italy. Except for their complete ruthlessness, little else was known about them. The Pope, whose predecessor had received credit for having saved Europe from Attila, was
faced with a similar dilemma. But, how could he fight against an enemy about whom he and the Europeans had little if any updated information? Thus, the mission to the Tartars, and Carpini's first account available to Europe. And, now, for the first time, translated and published in English.

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 Japan's Medieval Population: Famine, Fertility, and Warfare in a Transformative Age
Japan's Medieval Population: Famine, Fertility, and Warfare in a Transformative Age
Author:William Wayne Farris
Japan's Medieval Population: Famine, Fertility, and Warfare in a Transformative Age
2006
University of Hawaii Press
Format:pdf
Size:2 MB
Pages:386
Language:English
This volume charts a course through never-before-surveyed historical territory: Japan's medieval population, a topic so challenging that neither Japanese nor foreign scholars have investigated it in a comprehensive way. And yet, demography is an invaluable approach to the past because it provides a way - often the only way - to study the mass of people who did not belong to the political or religious elite.

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 Heraclius, Emperor of Byzantium
Heraclius, Emperor of Byzantium
Author: Walter E. Kaegi
Heraclius, Emperor of Byzantium
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521814596
2003
Format: PDF
Size: 17,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 372
This book evaluates the life and empire of the pivotal yet controversial Byzantine emperor Heraclius (ad. 610-641), a contemporary of the Prophet Muhammad. His stormy war-torn reign is critical for understanding the background to fundamental changes in the Balkans and the Middle East, including the emergence of Islam. Heraclius' skills enabled him to capture and recapture important territory, including Jerusalem, Syria and Egypt. Yet, they proved to be of little value when he confronted early Islamic conquests.

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 Encyclopedia of Ancient Asian Civilizations.
Encyclopedia of Ancient Asian Civilizations.
Author: Charles F.W.Higham
Encyclopedia of Ancient Asian Civilizations.
Facts On File
2004 г.
Format: PDF
Size: 5 mb

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 The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America: The Missing Skeletons and the Great Smithsonian Cover-Up
The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America: The Missing Skeletons and the Great Smithsonian Cover-Up
Author: Richard J. Dewhurst
The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America: The Missing Skeletons and the Great Smithsonian Cover-Up
Bear & Company
2013
Format: epub/pdf
Size: 16.1 Mb
Language: English

A study of the substantial evidence for a former race of giants in North America and its 150-year suppression by the Smithsonian Institution
- Shows how thousands of giant skeletons have been found, particularly in the Mississippi Valley, as well as the ruins of the giants’ cities
- Explores 400 years of giant finds, including newspaper articles, first person accounts, state historical records, and illustrated field reports
- Reveals the Stonehenge-era megalithic burial complex on Catalina Island with over 4,000 giant skeletons, including kings more than 9 feet tall
- Includes more than 100 rare photographs and illustrations of the lost evidence
Drawing on 400 years of newspaper articles and photos, first person accounts, state historical records, and illustrated field reports, Richard J. Dewhurst reveals not only that North America was once ruled by an advanced race of giants but also that the Smithsonian has been actively suppressing the physical evidence for nearly 150 years. He shows how thousands of giant skeletons have been unearthed at Mound Builder sites across the continent, only to disappear from the historical record. He examines other concealed giant discoveries, such as the giant mummies found in Spirit Cave, Nevada, wrapped in fine textiles and dating to 8000 BCE; the hundreds of red-haired bog mummies found at sinkhole “cenotes” on the west coast of Florida and dating to 7500 BCE; and the ruins of the giants’ cities with populations in excess of 100,000 in Arizona, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Louisiana.

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 A Companion to Ancient Egypt
A Companion to Ancient Egypt
Author: A Companion to Ancient Egypt
A Companion to Ancient Egypt
Wiley-Blackwell
2010
Format: PDF (rar+3%)
Size: 19,81 mb
Language: English
Pages: 135
This Companion provides the very latest accounts of the major and current aspects of Egyptology by leading scholars. It is delivered in a highly readable style and extensively illustrated; published in two volumes, it offers unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage, giving full scope to the discussion of this incredible civilization.

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 Milestones in Archaeology: A Chronological Encyclopedia
Milestones in Archaeology: A Chronological Encyclopedia
Author: Tim Murray
Milestones in Archaeology: A Chronological Encyclopedia
ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851096450
2007
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 12,8 Mb, 639 pages

The history of archaeology leads from the musty collections of dilettante antiquarians to high-tech science. The book identifies three major developmental periods—Birth of Archaeology (16th–18th centuries), Archaeology of Origins and Empires (19th century), and World Archaeology (20th century). An introductory essay acquaints the reader with the essence of the science for each period. The short entries comprising the balance of the book expand on the themes introduced in the essays.
Organized around personalities, techniques, controversies, and conflicts, the encyclopedia brings to life the history of archaeology. It broadens the general reader's knowledge by detailing the professional significance of widely known discoveries while introducing to wider knowledge obscure but important moments in archaeology. Archaeology is replete with the visionaries and swashbucklers of popular myth; it is also filled with careful and dedicated scientists.

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 Time Frame BC 400 - AD 200 - Empires Ascendant
Time Frame BC 400 - AD 200 - Empires Ascendant
Author: Collective
Time Frame BC 400 - AD 200 - Empires Ascendant
Time-Life Books
1987
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 25.1 MB

Examines the different cultures that were emerging between 400 BC and AD 200.

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 El sexo y el amor en la Historia
El sexo y el amor en la Historia
Author: Enrique M.Coperias
El sexo y el amor en la Historia (Los libros de Muy interesante)
G y J España Ediciones
2004
Format: PDF
Size: 29 Mb
Language: Spanish

La historia de los seres humanos es la historia de su sexualidad. Las relaciones eróticas y sentimentales entre hombres y mujeres han variado mucho de una cultura a otra, estando condicionadas por censuras, tabúes, creencias religiosas, moral y, cómo no, por los avances médicos. En la civilización egipcia el incesto no era algo anormal y ciertas formas de prostitución estaban dedicadas a los dioses. En Grecia, se toleraban la homosexualidad y la pederastia; y con los romanos se llegó al colmo de lo que hoy es considerado un comportamiento depravado. En la Edad Media, sin embargo, la iglesia católica consagra el matrimonio monógamo y declara demoníaco el instinto sexual.

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 Oxford Bible Atlas
Oxford Bible Atlas
Oxford Bible Atlas
Author: Adrian Curtis
Oxford University Press
2007
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0‒19‒100158‒9; 978‒0‒19‒100158‒1
Format: PDF
Quality: Good
Language: English
Size: 50,51 mb

The most recent advances in biblical, archaeological, and topographical scholarship have been incorporated into this long-respected work, bringing it completely up to date and making it essential for all students of biblical history.

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 Royal Annals of Ancient Egypt
Royal Annals of Ancient Egypt
Author: Wilkinson, Toby A. H. Wilkinson
Royal Annals of Ancient Egypt
Routledge
ISBN: 0710306679
2000
Format: PDF
Size: 20,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 320
The kings of ancient Egypt's first five dynasties were responsible for the creation of a unique and enduring civilisation, epitomised by its most impressive monuments, the pyramids. Yet what do we know about the reigns of these kings?
Excavations have revealed much; but Egyptology has always been blessed with another rich source of information, the written texts and inscriptions composed by the ancient Egyptians themselves.
For the history of the first five dynasties, one particular series of inscriptions has always been of prime importance. This is the collection of inscribed, stone fragments known as the royal annals. Now divided between museums in Palermo, Cairo and London, these documents from ancient Egypt have been the focus of countless studies in the century or so since they first came to light. For they seem to record the reigns of Egypt's early kings on a reign-by-reign, year-by-year basis. The information they contain has been translated, interpreted and re-interpreted by generations of Egyptologists, in the hope of achieving a better understanding of the first great period of ancient Egyptian history. And yet amazingly for such crucial documents, no complete edition of all seven surviving fragments has ever been published. Royal Annals fills this gap. The text is accompanied by specially-commissioned, detailed line-drawings of all the fragments.

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 Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Vintage Digital
2014
Format: epub
Size: 13.8 Mb
Language: English

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?
In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical – and sometimes devastating – breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?
Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power ... and our future.

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