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 Les monnaies royales de France
Les monnaies royales de France
Author: Hoffman H.
Les monnaies royales de France
Chez H. Hoffman
1878
Format: PDF
Size: 25.88 mb
Language: French

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 The Iron Age in Northern Britain: Celts and Romans, Natives and Invaders
The Iron Age in Northern Britain: Celts and Romans, Natives and Invaders
Author: D.W. Harding
The Iron Age in Northern Britain: Celts and Romans, Natives and Invaders
Routledge
2004
Format: PDF (rar+3%)
Size: 21,42 mb
Language: English
Pages: 368
The Iron Age in Northern Britain examines the impact of the Roman expansion northwards, and the native response to the Roman occupation on both sides of the frontiers. It traces the emergence of historically-recorded communities in the post-Roman period and looks at the clash of cultures between Celts and Romans, Picts and Scots.
Northern Britain has too often been seen as peripheral to a 'core' located in south-eastern England.

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 An Encyclopedia of World History; Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, Chronologically Arranged
An Encyclopedia of World History; Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, Chronologically Arranged
An Encyclopedia of World History; Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, Chronologically Arranged
Houghton Mifflin
Author: Peter N. Stearns
2000
Pages: 1243
Format: CHM
Size: 14 mb
Language: English

The history of this encyclopedia is one of the most interesting in American (and German) publishing, with a lineage going back well over a century. My colleagues and I, as editors of this new edition, have been conscious of our responsibility in dealing with probably the most revered reference work in our discipline. I myself knew and used what we called the “Langer encyclopedia,” after its distinguished editor, William L. Langer, throughout my professional education and career. My copy was a gift from my father, and all the more cherished as a result.
The present edition takes up the encyclopedia's heritage with that combination of change and continuity that any historian will recognize as a standard of human endeavor. We have kept the style of most references, as well as many specific entries from what was a marvelous compendium. We have retained the emphasis on periodization as an organizing device for the historian's craft. But in seeking to match the earlier editors' commitment to thoroughness and to an up-to-date rendition of history as a discipline, we have also made significant changes. Two of these warrant brief comment by way of orientation, and two others deserve more complete explanation.

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 The New York Times The Times of the Seventies: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade
The New York Times The Times of the Seventies: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade
Author: Clyde Haberman
The New York Times The Times of the Seventies: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
2013
Format: epub/pdf
Size: 55.8 Mb
Language: English

There is no better record of events then The New York Times, and now, The Times of the Seventies captures the history, culture, and personalities of the decade through hundreds of hand-selected articles and compelling original commentary in this unique and fascinating book.
The New York Times: The Times of the Seventies is a brilliant time capsule containing all of the greatest, most important, and most memorable moments and events from the decade. Organized by sections such as national news, business, science & health, sports, arts & entertainment, life & style, the articles include coverage of historic events like the Watergate scandal, the end of the Vietnam War, the 1973 oil crisis, and the Iranian Revolution of 1979; cultural highlights like the break-up of the Beatles, the rise of disco, reviews of movies like Star Wars, The Godfather, Jaws, and Saturday Night Fever, and features on musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Bee Gees, and Patti Smith; plus pieces on influential personalities such as Gloria Steinem, Bobby Fischer, and Farrah Fawcett and pivotal political figures like Richard Nixon, Pol Pot, and Augusto Pinochet.
The stories are written by the great Times writers, including Murray Schumach, Nan Robertson, Craig Claiborne, Mimi Sheraton, Meyer Berger, R.W. Apple, Jr., John Rockwell, Clive Barnes, and John Russell. Editor Clyde Haberman has selected each and every article and guides readers through the stories, putting the events into historical context and exploring the impact these events and individuals eventually had on the future. Also included are hundreds of color photographs from the Times and other sources.

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 Normandia 1944
Normandia 1944
Normandia 1944
Author: Wojciech Zalewski
Taktyka i Strategia, Alma-Press
Wielkie Bitwy Historii
2009
ISBN: 978-83-925676-7-7
Pages: 66
Language: Polish
Format: PDF
Size: 63 MB

Operacja Overlord – aliancka inwazja we Francji, trwajaca od 6 czerwca do konca sierpnia 1944 roku, ktora stanowila poczatkowa faze dzialan wojennych na froncie zachodnim (1944-1945) podczas II wojny swiatowej. Rozpoczela sie ladowaniem w Normandii, bedacym najwieksza operacja morsko-desantowa w dziejach swiata, ktorej celem bylo przelamanie Walu Atlantyckiego. Po zdobyciu i skonsolidowaniu przyczolkow przez aliantow oraz przesunieciu przez Niemcow w rejon inwazji posilkow nastapil okres wzglednej rownowagi sil i stabilizacji frontu, podczas ktorego glowny punkt ciezkosci stanowily walki o Caen. Nowy etap dzialan zapoczatkowala przeprowadzona pod koniec lipca Operacja Cobra, gdy Amerykanie przelamali front i wyszli na tyly niemieckich armiii w Normandii. Kulminacyjny moment kampanii stanowila sierpniowa bitwa pod Falaise, podczas ktorej znaczna czesc wojsk hitlerowskich zostala okrazona i rozbita, co umozliwilo aliantom wyjscie na linie Sekwany i wyzwolenie Paryza.

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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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 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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 Pictorial History of Ships
Pictorial History of Ships
Author: J. H. Martin
Pictorial History of Ships
Octopus Books
1977
Format: PDF
Pages: 200
Language: English
Size: 56.8 MB

Recounts the development and uses of galleons, steamboats, clipper ships, ironclads, aircraft carriers, nuclear powered warships, and modern liners.

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 Royal Dates with Destiny
Royal Dates with Destiny
Author: Robert Easton
Royal Dates with Destiny
Amberley
2010
Format: PDF
Size: 44 Mb
Language: English

'Royal Dates with Destiny' is a collection of short vignettes describing the deaths of the world's aristocracy. It is presented in "calendar form, with at least one entry for each day of the year. Based on a number of scholarly sources per entry, these 400 or so "summaries of mortality" give an idiosyncratic and delightfully bizarre historical overview of the surprising ways in which the world's most powerful have died. Each month contains at least a couple of famous royal deaths, yet more often than not the royal will be less well known, yet no less fascinating.

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 Encyclopedia Of European Peoples
Encyclopedia Of European Peoples
Encyclopedia Of European Peoples
Author: Carl Waldman, Catherine Mason
Facts on File
2006
Pages: 984
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 24.1 Mb

"Encyclopedia of European Peoples" is an A-to-Z reference to the people of Europe, from ancient to modern times, summarizing their origin, language, history, culture, and relationship to other people. This encyclopedia includes entries on all people that for a time maintained a cultural identity. Thus, the reader will be able to find entries on the Gauls and Normans, but also an entry on the "French: nationality," that describes who they are today with cross-references to the various ancestral people. Main entries begin with a fact sheet and a timeline and conclude with a further reading section. Sidebars are placed throughout, outlining the biographiesof individuals critical to the shaping of European history, and approximately 200 black-and-white photographs, illustrations, and maps add to the engaging text.
Contents include a master alphabetical list of entries, with alternate names and language families or other classifications; entries organized by language family, ethnicity, nationalities, or regions; a table listing the languages of Europe, past and present; a summary of the geography of Europe; a summary of the prehistoric hominids once inhabiting that continent; a list of individuals mentioned in the text, organized alphabetically according to European people; and an alphabetical list of those individuals featured in biographical sidebars, citing the entries where the sidebars are located.

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 A Magnificent Fight": The Battle for Wake Island
A Magnificent Fight": The Battle for Wake Island
Author: Robert J. Cressman
A Magnificent Fight": The Battle for Wake Island
Naval Institute Press Annapolis
2013
ISBN: 1591141753
Format: EPUB
Size: 6,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 324
Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese land-based bombers pounded Wake Island, the American advanced base that was key to the U.S. Navy's strategy in the Pacific. Throughout the next two weeks, the Wake Island garrison survived nearly daily bombings and repulsed the first Japanese attempt to take the atoll. The determined defenders provided a badly needed lift to American morale. Cressman was the first to make extensive use of Japanese materials to identify the enemy order of battle and the roles each unit played in the drama to provide a moving account of the heroism of the defenders in the face if tremendous odds.

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 The Gentlemen's Clubs of London
The Gentlemen's Clubs of London
Author: Anthony LeJeune & Malcolm Lewis
The Gentlemen's Clubs of London
Bracken Book
1984
Format: PDF
Size: 85.2 Mb
Language: English

Anthony Lejeune's "Gentlemen's Clubs of London" is simply the definitive guide to the subject matter. Lejeune provides wonderful capsule histories of each of the clubs, including notable members and personages associated with each club.
His well-written text, photo-captions, and "informational text boxes" (which inject just the right amount of wit and humor) are impeccably factually correct (or at least were at publication time) and never dull.
The photographs succeed in capturing many of the important architectural and interior features of each club. The detailed photos of wax seals and one-of-a-kind club treasures and mementos are particularly enjoyable.
London's gentlemen's clubs, like most social organizations and institutions, have an ebb and flow of popularity and character, but fortunately not too much so. Lejeune has a wonderful ability to successfully convey the general character of each club. A separate chapter is devoted to each club, making this a wonderful coffee-table-sized book that one can dip into at random.

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 The Secrets of History
The Secrets of History
Author: David May
The Secrets of History
David May
2014
Format: epub/pdf
Size: 5.9 Mb
Language: English

Author and historian David May takes you on an unforgettable journey throughout history. Covering the span of thousands of years, we take a closer look at some of the more controversial and little known events that have taken place around the globe. These events are presented in an easy to navigate, chronological order. At well over 300 pages, this informative book is packed full of interesting and insightful content you won’t find anywhere else. This eBook takes a unique approach on history, and poses a number of interesting questions.
- Did Atlantis Actually Exist?
- Why Did the Mayan Civilization Come to an Abrupt End?
- Who Built Easter Island?
- Who Poisoned Mozart?
- The Secret Life of Adolf Hitler

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 Le grand livre de l'histoire des civilisations. Mythes. Religions - Histoire. Géographie - Société. Culture
Le grand livre de l'histoire des civilisations. Mythes. Religions - Histoire. Géographie - Société. Culture
Le grand livre de l'histoire des civilisations. Mythes. Religions - Histoire. Géographie - Société. Culture
Eyrolles; Édition : 2e édition
Author: Eliane Lopez
1 mars 2012
Pages: 364
Format: pdf
Language: Français
Size: 65 mb
ISBN: 978-2212553222
Quality: Good

Le grand livre de l'histoire des civilisations. Mythes. Religions - Histoire. Géographie - Société. Culture

Ce guide dresse un panorama historique et culturel de toutes les grandes civilisations qui ont fait l'humanité.

Il s'ouvre avec l'apparition de l'homme sur terre et court jusqu'au début du
XXe siècle.
Toutes les ères géographiques sont couvertes,
depuis la Mésopotamie et la Méditerranée jusqu'à l'Océanie,
en passant par l'Asie, l'Afrique et les Amériques. mirknig.com
Pour chaque civilisation, l'auteur présente : les données géographiques essentielles ;
les aspects culturels et sociaux les plus marquants ;
les religions et les mythes ; les principaux événements historiques ;
les grands personnages ; des cartes et des illustration

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 Historia Polski XX wieku
Historia Polski XX wieku
Author: Antoni Czubiński
Historia Polski XX wieku
Wydawnictwo Poznańskie
2005
Format: djvu
Size: 13.41 MB
Language: Polish

Historia Polski od początku XX wieku do roku 2000. Zawiera wiel zdjęć, tabel, a także indeks osobowy. Książka ta prezentuje wizję ewolucji na ziemiach polskich w całym XX wieku na tle zmian, jakie zachodziły w państwach sąsiednich i w Europie jako całości.

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 The Book of Deer
The Book of Deer
Author: Roy Elsworth, Peter Berresford Ellis
The Book of Deer (Library of Celtic Illuminated Manuscripts)
Constable and Company Ltd
1994
Format: PDF
Pages: 80
Language: English
Size: 24.4 MB

The original Book of Deer described as "one of the principal antiquities of Scotland" is a ninth century Celtic/Pictish Gospel illuminated manuscript, preserved in the Library of Cambridge University UK. It was copied and illustrated by unknown monks in the Celtic monastery of Deer near Aberdeen. The illustrations have a childlike quality, and such colour as remains is washes mainly now in pastel colours. Strangely for what was intended to be an important ceremonial book there are obvious errors in the Knotwork borders. The text is in rather bad Latin with later Scottish Gaelic additions. It differs markedly from the later Book of Kells which still has sophisticated, extremely detailed initials, illustrations, and title pages still in vibrant colour. It also differs clearly from its intricate and elaborate Pagan predecessors such as the Gundestrup Cauldron.
This book has three photographic plates, the front cover plate and its reverse, mirror imaged, showing the poor preservation and obvious fading of the original. It also has modern line drawn accurate representations of all the drawings, illustrations, and initials, by Roy Ellsworth, from it namesake. These contain much more detail than the equivalent photographic plates due to fading of the original from the original probably black inks to dark and sometimes light brown. These modern illustrations show the colour washes as crosshatched shading. They show almost lost details, hopefully, in the same line strength as the original had in the ninth century.
The illustrations from the Book of Kells appear reproduced in numerous places from one of my T Shirts, to embroidery, WWW sites and numerous other places. This would be impossible from either the photographs or the accurate line drawings. This book therefore also contains simplified, and slightly corrected, drawings of the illustrations to demonstrate construction methods. "To allow an exploration of one's own colour arrangements".
The colourful history of the book from a description of the foundation of the monastery at Deer, to its rediscovery in the library of Cambridge University, including its association with the historical Scottish King MacBeth, is by the noted Celtic scholar Peter Berresford Ellis. He also gives detailed descriptions of all the illustrations comparing them with both earlier, and later Celtic treasures. He is of the opinion that the rather strange depiction of legs and feet, of the apostles might be an echo of the squatting position in which Celtic Gods are often portrayed.

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 Arte e historia de Pompeya
Arte e historia de Pompeya
Author: Giuntoli S.
Arte e historia de Pompeya
Bonechi
1989
Format: pdf
Size: 163 mb
Language: Spanish

Pompeya (Pompeii en latín) fue una ciudad de la Antigua Roma ubicada junto con Herculano y otros lugares más pequeños en la región de Campania, cerca de la moderna ciudad de Nápoles y situados alrededor de la bahía del mismo nombre en la provincia de Nápoles.
Fue enterrada por la violenta erupción del Vesubio el 24 de agosto del año 79 d. C. y sus habitantes fallecieron debido al flujo piroclástico. En sus proximidades se levanta la moderna ciudad de Pompeya.

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 The Blond Knight of Germany: A Biography of Erich Hartmann
The Blond Knight of Germany: A Biography of Erich Hartmann
Author: Raymond F. Toliver, Trevor J. Constable
The Blond Knight of Germany: A Biography of Erich Hartmann
Tab Books
1985
Format: PDF
Pages: 384
Language: English
Size: 50 MB

Eric Hartmann, great man, great story, adds to the scarce amount of information about air combat on the Eastern front, what an incredible pilot & survivor. This story deserves to be made into a drama similar to Band of Brothers, it's that inspiring. Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in air combat, it makes for a much welcome change from the squadrons of books that are available about the Western theater.

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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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