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 Western Civilization: A Brief History, Volume I, 7 edition
Western Civilization: A Brief History, Volume I, 7 edition
Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
Western Civilization: A Brief History, Volume I, 7 edition
The Pennsylvania State University
2010
ISBN: 0495571482
Format: PDF
Size: 84,5 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 396
Put the world today into context by learning about the past through this brief, best-selling Western Civilization text that has helped thousands of students succeed in the course. Jack Spielvogel's engaging style of writing weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. You will also be exposed to primary source documents--actual historical documents that are the foundation for the historical analysis you read in the chapter. These documents include letters, poems, and songs through history--documents that actually enliven the past. Throughout the book there are also helpful tools to help you digest the reading including outlines, focus questions, chronologies, numerous maps and boldface key terms with definitions.

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 The Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome
The Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome
The Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome
Author: Phil Barker
Wargames Research Group
ISBN: 0904417182
1981
Pages: 147
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 26 MB

Phil Barker is one of the major figures in the development of the modern hobby of tabletop wargaming, particularly that of ancient warfare, and is a co-founder of the Wargames Research Group.

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 Atlas of the Celts
Atlas of the Celts
Author: Barry Raftery, Clint Twist
Atlas of the Celts
Philip's
2001
Format: PDF
Pages: 224
Language: English
Size: 140 MB

Philip's Historical Atlas of the Celts is a new addition to the highly successful Philip's Reference range. The Atlas details (in words, illustrations and maps) the history of the Celts, their expansion, decline and modern revival, their art and religion, and their impact on the Western world. It offers the most comprehensive coverage of the Celts. The Atlas of the Celts is arranged chronologically and spread-by-spread and there is a special section on Celtic culture (such as jewellery, clothing and mythology). The conclusion discusses some of the recent debates on Celtic identity. The appendices include: a detailed timeline of key dates in Celtic history, an atlas of Celtic sites and museums, a Who's Who in the Celtic world, drawings of Celtic ornaments, glossaries of Celtic terms and names, a gazetteer, and an index. The Historical Atlas of the Celts includes a foreword by Dr Barry Raftery, Professor of Celtic Studies at University College Dublin. Dr Raftery acted as principal consultant editor on the Atlas of the Celts. Additional consultation was provided by Dr Jane McIntosh of the University of Cambridge.The consultants have ensured that the Atlas of the Celts is an indispensable reference source for home, school and college use. Its maps, colour photographs, artwork and diagrams ensure that it will appeal to everybody who is interested in the enduring history of the Celts.

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 Anatolia - Cauldron of Cultures
Anatolia - Cauldron of Cultures
Author: Collective
Anatolia - Cauldron of Cultures (Lost Civilizations Series)
Time-Life Books
1995
Format: PDF
Pages: 174
Language: English
Size: 26.7 MB

A fine series entry that deals with the variety of peoples and cultures in Anatolia, or modern Turkey. Chatal Hoyuk, in what is now south central Turkey, was excavated in the early 1960s and turned out to be one of the very first places that could be called a city. The excavators found evidence of a well-established agriculture, trade, and religion, all dating back to near the end of the Stone Age. Other archaeologists' efforts in Turkey have resulted in the discovery of the ancient empire of the Hittites, lost to history for centuries. These and several other little-known and understood civilizations are described. Numerous full-color photographs and illustrations add an extra dimension to the text. Readers with a background in ancient civilizations of the Near East will most benefit from this book.

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 Life in Ancient Mesopotamia
Life in Ancient Mesopotamia
Author: Don Nardo
Life in Ancient Mesopotamia (Living History)
Referencepoint Press
2013
Format: PDF
Size: 6.6 Mb
Language: English

Living in ancient Mesopotamia could sometimes be harsh and dangerous, yet it could also be comfortable and fulfilling because the early inhabitants invented cities, writing, and other key elements of civilized life. Farming, trade, the home, education, womens roles, religious beliefs, technology and transportation are only some of the topics discussed in this revealing social history.

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 The Roman Navy: Ships, Men & Warfare 380 BC-AD 475
The Roman Navy: Ships, Men & Warfare 380 BC-AD 475
Author: Michael Pitassi
The Roman Navy: Ships, Men & Warfare 380 BC-AD 475
Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 1408844362
2012
Format: EPUB
Pages: 224
Size: 21 Mb
Language: English

The Roman Navy was remarkable for its size, reach and longevity. As significant as the Royal Navy was to the British Empire in the nineteenth century, the Roman Navy was crucial to the extraordinary expansion of Imperial power and for its maintenance over a period of more than 800 years. The fabric and organization of this maritime force is at the core of this new book.At the height of its power the Roman Navy was, at least in numerical terms, the largest maritime force ever to have existed. It employed tens of thousands of sailors and maintained and fought fleets of ships larger than any forces since. In these pages the author looks at all the aspects of the Navy in turn. Shipbuilding, rigs and fittings, and shipboard weaponry are covered as are all the principal ship from the earliest types to the very last. The command structure is outlined, as are all aspects of the crews' lives, their recruitment, terms of service, training and uniforms.

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 Abydos: Egypt's First Pharaohs and the Cult of Osiris
Abydos: Egypt's First Pharaohs and the Cult of Osiris
Abydos: Egypt's First Pharaohs and the Cult of Osiris
Author: David B. O'Connor
Thames & Hudson
2009
ISBN: 0500390304
Format: PDF
Size: 38.7 MB
Language: English
Pages: 215

Abydos is one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt, the burial place of the first kings of Egypt and a cult center of Osiris, god of the lower world and judge of the dead. This sacred city has long tantalized archaeologists with incredible finds which include the oldest surviving boats in the world, the earliest indications of writing in Egypt, and stunning temples and tombs, many predating the first pyramids at Saqqara. 15 color, 125 b&w illustrations

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 Ancient Food Technology
Ancient Food Technology
Author: R. Curtis
Ancient Food Technology (Technology and Change in History)
Brill Academic Publishers
2000
541
Format: Pdf
Size: 33,1 MB
Language: English

This text discusses innovations in food processing and preservation from the palaeolithic period through to the late Roman Empire. It considers the integral role food technology played in the political, economic, and social fabric of ancient society.

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 The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Author: Alexander P. Kazhdan
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (Volume 2)
Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195046528
1991
Format: PDF
Size: 64,5 МБ
Language: English
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium is a three-volume, comprehensive dictionary of Byzantine civilization. The first resource of its kind in the field, it features over 5,000 entries written by an international group of eminent Byzantinists covering all aspects of life in the Byzantine world. According to Alexander Kazhdan, editor-in-chief of the Dictionary: "Entries on patriarchy and emperors will coexist with entries on surgery and musical instruments.

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 Ilios The City and Country of the Trojans.
Ilios The City and Country of the Trojans.
Author: Schliemann, Dr. Henry.
Ilios The City and Country of the Trojans.
Harper & Brothers,
1881
Format: PDF
Size: 82,18 mb
Language: English

The Results of Researches and Discoveries on the Site of Troy and Throughout the Troad in the Years 1871-72-73-78-79. With Maps, Plans, and About 1800 Illustrations

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 The Cambridge Ancient History
The Cambridge Ancient History
The Cambridge Ancient History
Author: composite authors
Cambridge University Press
1970 - 1991
Pages: 16525
Format: PDF
Quality: OCR
Language: English
Size: 980 mb

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 The Roman Army from Hadrian to Constantine
The Roman Army from Hadrian to Constantine
Author: Michael Simkins
The Roman Army from Hadrian to Constantine (Men-at-arms 93)
Osprey Publishing Ltd.
1979
Format: Pdf
Size: 33 Mb
Language: English

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 The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt
The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt
The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt
Author: Ian Shaw, Paul T. Nicholson
The American University in Cairo Press
2002
Pages: 328
Format: PDF
Quality: Good
Language: English
Size: 127 mb

This successful and highly-esteemed British Museum reference work is now republished in a new pocket-sized edition. This authoritative illustrated dictionary provides clear explanations and descriptions of the important ideas, events and personalities throughout four thousand years of Egyptian civilization. More than 600 extensively cross-referenced and comprehensively-indexed A-Z entries provide detailed information on all aspects of ancient Egypt and Nubia during the pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods. Each entry is followed by a bibliography. The dictionary is lavishly illustrated throughout with photographs, line drawings, site plans and maps.

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 Time Frame AD 200-600 - Empires Besieged
Time Frame AD 200-600 - Empires Besieged
Author: Collective
Time Frame AD 200-600 - Empires Besieged
Time-Life Books
1988
Format: PDF
Pages: 183
Language: English
Size: 43.1 MB

Includes material on the Sassanids of Persia, the Guptas of India, the Moche of Peru, and the Zapotecs of Mexico.

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 Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present
Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present
Author: Christopher I. Beckwith
Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present
Princeton University Press
2009
504
Format: Pdf
Size: 3,8 MB
Language: English


The first complete history of Central Eurasia from ancient times to the present day, Empires of the Silk Road represents a fundamental rethinking of the origins, history, and significance of this major world region. Christopher Beckwith describes the rise and fall of the great Central Eurasian empires, including those of the Scythians, Attila the Hun, the Turks and Tibetans, and Genghis Khan and the Mongols. In addition, he explains why the heartland of Central Eurasia led the world economically, scientifically, and artistically for many centuries despite invasions by Persians, Greeks, Arabs, Chinese, and others. In retelling the story of the Old World from the perspective of Central Eurasia, Beckwith provides a new understanding of the internal and external dynamics of the Central Eurasian states and shows how their people repeatedly revolutionized Eurasian civilization.

Beckwith recounts the Indo-Europeans' migration out of Central Eurasia, their mixture with local peoples, and the resulting development of the Graeco-Roman, Persian, Indian, and Chinese civilizations; he details the basis for the thriving economy of premodern Central Eurasia, the economy's disintegration following the region's partition by the Chinese and Russians in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the damaging of Central Eurasian culture by Modernism; and he discusses the significance for world history of the partial reemergence of Central Eurasian nations after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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 HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History
HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History
HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History
Author: Zondervan
HarperOne
2008
ISBN: 0061451959
Pages: 192
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 7 MB

From the earliest evidence of humankind in Palestine to the establishment of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel, the ministry of Jesus, and the rise of the Christian Church, the richly illustrated HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History brings the Bible to life in all its geographical context. Detailed biblical references, timelines, and suggestions for further reading accompany each period of biblical history, conveying a tangible sense of the land, events, and people portrayed in the world's most famous book. With more than 100 full-color maps, timelines, and expert explanations, this superlative reference work will enable readers to more fully appreciate and understand the Bible and its stories.
The HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History features:
Over 100 full-color geographical and topographical maps
The latest archaeological information, floor plans, city plans, illustrations, and artistic recreations of ancient life
Charts, graphs, statistics, informative sidebars, and more
Detailed biblical references
Timelines that place each section of the Bible in its historical context
Web site recommendations for further interactive study

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 Roman Centurions 31 BC–AD 500
Roman Centurions 31 BC–AD 500
Author: Raffaele D'Amato, Giuseppe Rava
Roman Centurions 31 BC–AD 500 (Osprey Men-at-Arms 479)
Osprey Publishing
2012
Format: pdf (E-book)
Size: 3,5Mb

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 Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome (Ancient Civilizations)
Author: Susan E. Hamen
Essential Library
Ancient Civilizations
2015
ISBN-13: 978-1624035425
Pages: 115
Language: English
Format: PDF (True)
Size: 18 MB

"In Ancient Rome, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the ancient Romans, including their military power and feats of engineering. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more."--Publisher's web site.

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 CRISIS OF ROME: The Jugurthine and Northern Wars and the Rise of Marius
CRISIS OF ROME: The Jugurthine and Northern Wars and the Rise of Marius
Author: Gareth Sampson
CRISIS OF ROME: The Jugurthine and Northern Wars and the Rise of Marius
Pen and Sword
2010
Format: epub
Size: 12.5 Mb
Language: English

In the later 2nd century BC, after a period of rapid expansion and conquest, the Roman Republic found itself in crisis. In North Africa her armies were already bogged down in a long difficult guerrilla war in a harsh environment when invasion by a coalition of Germanic tribes, the Cimbri, Teutones and Ambrones, threatened Italy and Rome itself, inflicting painful defeats on Roman forces in pitched battle Gaius Marius was the man of the hour. The first war he brought to an end through tactical brilliance, bringing the Numidian King Jugurtha back in chains. Before his ship even returned to Italy, the senate elected Marius to lead the war against the northern invaders. Reorganizing and reinvigorating the demoralized Roman legions, he led them to two remarkable victories in the space of months, crushing the Teutones and Ambrones at Aquiae Sextae and the Cimbri at Vercellae. The Roman army emerged from this period of crisis a much leaner and more professional force and the author examines the extent to which the 'Marian Reforms' were responsible for this and the extent to which they can be attributed to Marius himself.

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