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 English Country House Explained
English Country House Explained
English Country House Explained
Author: Trevor Yorke
Countryside Books
Britain's Living History
2012
ISBN: 184674301X
Pages: 129
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 9 MB

England's country houses have never been more popular with visitors. Most are packed with masterpieces of art and antiques, and they have vast landscaped gardens, often with lakes and fountains. They reflect all the splendour of England's glory years. Trevor Yorke, using original drawings, diagrams and photographs, takes the reader on a careful tour of the country house and describes its features, exterior and interior, upstairs and downstairs. He looks at the different periods of large country houses from the mid 1500s up to 1914, explaining the changing architectural styles. He describes the different rooms within the main house and their changing roles over the centuries. There is a glossary of architectural terms, and a quick reference time chart listing country house architects and the notable buildings they designed, with drawings of the period details that help to date them.

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 Chinas buried Kingdoms
Chinas buried Kingdoms
Author: Time-Life Books
Chinas buried Kingdoms
Lost Civilizations
Time Life
1993
Format: pdf
Pages: 180
Size: 22 Mb
Language: English, English

China's rich past is brought to life in this stunning presentation of the archaeological record of the Shang, Zhou, Qin, and Han dynasties. As with other books in this series, and with all Time-Life Books, the present volume is impressively illustrated with color photographs, maps, drawings, and charts.
Readers will be especially interested in the well-known terra cotta army of Qin Shihuangdi, China's first emperor, and the lesser-known tomb of Lady Xin of the Han Dynasty, remarkably well preserved more than two millenniums after her death. The text is informative, presenting much detail in a manner accessible to general readers (though the use of pinyin romanization should have been accompanied by the more traditional and, for many people, more recognizable, Wade-Giles system). Recommended for general collections serving young adult as well as older readers.

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 Aerospace Operations Against Elusive Ground Targets
Aerospace Operations Against Elusive Ground Targets
Author:Alan Vick
Aerospace Operations Against Elusive Ground Targets
Rand
2001
Format: pdf
Size: 4.1Mb
Language: English

Identifies concepts and technologies that could improve the United States Air Force's capability to detect, classify, recognize, and defeat elusive targets, whether dispersed ground forces or mobile ballistic missles.

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 The United States Navy: A 200-year History
The United States Navy: A 200-year History
Author: Edward L. Beach
The United States Navy: A 200-year History
Houghton Mifflin Company
1986
Format: PDF
Pages: 596
Language: English
Size: 90 MB

Beginning with the pre-revolutionary era, Beach charts the development of the colorful and often stormy branch of the services, bringing both its heroes and its villains fully to life.

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 Les Alains
Les Alains
Author: Iaroslav Lebedynsky
Les Alains
ERRANCE
2005
Format: PDF
Size: 68.8 Mb
Language: French

Les Alains, heritiers des Scythes et des Sarmates, sont le dernier peuple nomade iranophone a avoir domine les steppes eurasiennes. L'invasion hunnique les disperse au IVe siecle : certains participent aux Grandes Invasions, en Europe occidentale et jusqu'en Afrique du Nord. Le prenom francais Alain rappelle leur presence en Gaule, ou ils creent meme vers 450 un royaume ephemere au nord de la Loire.
Mais le groupe principal se replie vers le Caucase et s'y sedentarise. L'Alanie caucasienne devient un puissant Etat, marque par l'influence byzantine, et il connait son apogee aux Xe-XIIe siecle.
Une autre invasion, celle des Mongols, dissemine a nouveau des Alains de la Hongrie a la Chine. Mais leur noyau caucasien survit meme aux ravages de Tamerlan, et les Ossetes modernes en sont les descendants.
Premier ouvrage en langue francaise consacre aux Alains, ce livre fait le point des connaissances actuelles sur ce peuple au destin mouvemente, son role historique souvent sous-estime, sa civilisation et son heritage culturel.

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 Time Frame - The Rise of Cities
Time Frame - The Rise of Cities
Author: Collective
Time Frame - The Rise of Cities
Time-Life Books
1990
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 28.2 MB

Content:
The Urban Pioneers
The Classical Achievement
Essay: Life in the Shadows
The Orient Ascendant
Rebirth in the West
Essay: Cities of the Imagination
The Grand Design
Essay: Urban Oases
The Age of Metropolis

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 History of Britain and Ireland
History of Britain and Ireland
History of Britain and Ireland
Author: R.G. Grant, Ann Kay, Michael Kerrigan, Philip Parker
DK Publishing
2011
Pages: 402
Format: PDF
Size: 58 Mb
Language: English

This is the definitive visual guide to 5,000 years of British history. "The History of Britain & Ireland" traces the key events that have shaped the British Isles. From the Elizabethan age of Shakespeare to the Iraq and Afghan wars of the 21st century, this beautifully illustrated book offers a definitive visual chronicle of the most colourful and defining episodes in British history. Packed with visually arresting illustrations and clear, concise text, you can now explore the long and fascinating story of the British Isles. It includes profiles of key people in history such as Geoffrey Chaucer, Alfred the Great, Charles Dickens, Queen Elizabeth I and Winston Churchill. "The History of Britain & Ireland" is ideal as a family reference for the home as well as a key history companion for schools.

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 Unmaking Imperial Russia: Mykhailo Hrushevsky and the Writing of Ukrainian History
Unmaking Imperial Russia: Mykhailo Hrushevsky and the Writing of Ukrainian History
Unmaking Imperial Russia: Mykhailo Hrushevsky and the Writing of Ukrainian History
Author: Serhii Plokhy
University of Toronto Press
2005
Pages: 621
Format: PDF
Size: 35 Mb
Language: English

From the eighteenth century until its collapse in 1917, Imperial Russia – as distinct from Muscovite Russia before it and Soviet Russia after it – officially held that the Russian nation consisted of three branches: Great Russian, Little Russian (Ukrainian), and White Russian (Belarusian). After the 1917 revolution, this view was discredited by many leading scholars, politicians, and cultural figures, but none were more intimately involved in the dismantling of the old imperial identity and its historical narrative than the eminent Ukrainian historian Mykhailo Hrushevsky (1866–1934).

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 A History of the Ideas of Theoretical Physics: Essays on the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Physics
A History of the Ideas of Theoretical Physics: Essays on the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Physics
Author: D'Agostino S.
A History of the Ideas of Theoretical Physics: Essays on the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Physics
Springer
2000
Format: PDF
Size: 26 mb
Language: English
Pages: 381

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 Wydawnictwo Militaria 040 - Ploeszti 1943
Wydawnictwo Militaria 040 - Ploeszti 1943
Format:PDF
Pages: 48
Size:12.93 МБ

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 Historical dictionary of Georgia
Historical dictionary of Georgia
Author: Alexander Mikaberidze
Historical dictionary of Georgia
The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
Historical dictionaries of Europe № 50
2007
ISBN: 978-0-8108-5580-9, 0-8108-5580-1
Pages: 774
Format: pdf
Size: 22,7 mb
Language: English
Quality: excellent

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 Book of Kings & Queens
Book of Kings & Queens
Book of Kings & Queens
Author: Collective
Imagine Publishing
All About History
2014
ISBN: 978-1909-758-513
Pages: 180
Language: English
Format: PDF (e-book)
Size: 66 MB

All About History is the stunningly realised new magazine from the makers of How It Works and All About Space. Featuring beautiful illustrations, photos and graphics depicting everything from ancient civilisations to the Cold War, All About History is accessible and entertaining to all and makes history fun for the whole family.

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 The History of Mongolia
The History of Mongolia
Author: University of Cambridge, and Christopher Kaplonski, University of Cambridge Edited by David Sneath
The History of Mongolia
BRILL/Global Oriental
2010
Format: PDF
Size: 16.4 Mb
Language: English

A significant aspect of this work is the emphasis on source materials, including some translated from Mongolian and other languages for the first time. The source materials and other articles are all fully contextualized and situated by introductory material by the volume's editors. This is the first work in English to bring together significant articles in Mongolian studies in one place, which will be widely welcomed by scholars and researchers in this field. This essential reference in two volumes includes works by noted scholars including Charles Bawden, Igor de Rachewiltz, David Morgan, Owen Lattimore and Caroline Humphrey. It also includes excerpts from translations of source documents, such as the works of Rashid al-Din, "The Secret History of the Mongols" and the "Yuan Shih". In addition, more recent historical periods are covered, with material such as Batmonh's speech that heralded Mongolia's versions of glasnost and perestroika, as well as Baabar's Buu Mart, a key work associated with the Democratic Revolution of 1990.

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 Famous Assassinations in World History: An Encyclopedia
Famous Assassinations in World History: An Encyclopedia
Author: Michael Newton
Famous Assassinations in World History: An Encyclopedia
ABC-CLIO
2014
Format: PDF
Size: 11.5 Mb
Language: English

Effecting the death of a political figure, a leader of a nation, or a public figure usually captures people's attention. But how often is assassination effective to achieve the larger objective beyond the death of the targeted individual? Famous Assassinations in World History: An Encyclopedia offers more than 200 entries on assassinations of all kinds that will allow readers to grasp the often-complex motivating factors behind each event and better understand historical and contemporary social unrest.
Each entry identifies the assassination target and summarizes that person's significance; discusses the person's assassination, including the factors that led up to it and its political and cultural contexts; and explains the powerful effects of the assassination in world history. The encyclopedia also includes various sidebars that spotlight relevant individuals, groups, and movements and present intriguing factoids such as the final disposition of notorious assassins' weapons and various films and novels that were inspired by famous assassinations. In addition, 23 primary source documents provide accounts of assassinations throughout world history.

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 The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples
The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples
Author: David Gilmour
The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
2012
Format: epub
Size: 32 Mb
Language: English

A provocative, entertaining account of Italy’s diverse riches, its hopes and dreams, its past and present
Did Garibaldi do Italy a disservice when he helped its disparate parts achieve unity? Was the goal of political unification a mistake? The question is asked and answered in a number of ways in this engaging, original consideration of the many histories that contribute to the brilliance—and weakness—of Italy today.
David Gilmour’s wonderfully readable exploration of Italian life over the centuries is filled with provocative anecdotes as well as personal observations, and is peopled by the great figures of the Italian past—from Cicero and Virgil to the controversial politicians of the twentieth century. His wise account of the Risorgimento debunks the nationalistic myths that surround it, though he paints a sympathetic portrait of Giuseppe Verdi, a beloved hero of the era.
Gilmour shows that the glory of Italy has always lain in its regions, with their distinctive art, civic cultures, identities, and cuisines. Italy’s inhabitants identified themselves not as Italians but as Tuscans and Venetians, Sicilians and Lombards, Neapolitans and Genoese. Italy’s strength and culture still come from its regions rather than from its misconceived, mishandled notion of a unified nation.

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 Scotland's Wars and Warriors: Winning Against the Odds By Historic Scotland
Scotland's Wars and Warriors: Winning Against the Odds By Historic Scotland
Scotland's Wars and Warriors: Winning Against the Odds By Historic Scotland
Author: David H. Caldwell
The Stationary Office
1998
ISBN-13: 978-0114957865
Pages: 104
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 24 MB

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 A Brief History of the 12th Marines
A Brief History of the 12th Marines
Author: Charles R. Smith
A Brief History of the 12th Marines
U.S. Marine Corps
ISBN: 1500166626
1972
Format: PDF
Size: 17,3 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 90
This historical publication is the eighth in a series of regimental histories. This series covers in similar fashion each of the infantry and artillery regiments in the Fleet Marine Force, active and reserve. The present narrative not only highlights the significant actions of the 12th Marines, but also furnishes a general history of the developments in Marine Corps artillery. “A Brief History of the 12th Marines” is a concise narrative of the regiment from its initial activation close to half a century ago through its participation in the Vietnam conflict.

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 Au temps des grandes decouvertes
Au temps des grandes decouvertes
Au temps des grandes decouvertes (La Vie privee des Hommes)
Author: Pierre Miquel , Claude & Denise Millet
Hachette Jeunesse
Graduation Year: 1981
ISBN: 2010016777
La Vie privee des hommes
Pages: 67
Format: pdf
Size : 23,41 mb
Language: French

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 Western Civilization
Western Civilization
Western Civilization (7th Edition)
Author:
Wadsworth
2008
Pages: 1067
Format: PDF
Size: 253 mb
ISBN: 0495502855
Language: English
Join over one million students who have used Spielvogel's texts to be successful in their Western Civilization course! There's a reason Western Civilization is the best seller: it makes the "story of history" come alive. Spielvogel's text is also loaded with extras, like "Film and History" features that show you a new approach to studying history. Colorful maps and visuals, plus dramatic first-hand historical accounts, combine to bring to life the stories of the people and events that have shaped Western civilization.

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