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 The Book: A Global History
The Book: A Global History
Author: Michael F. Suarez S.J. (Author), H. R. Woudhuysen
The Book: A Global History
Oxford University Press
2014
Format: PDF/ePub
Size: 33.3 Mb
Language: English

A concise edition of the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to the Book, this book features the 51 articles from the Companion plus 3 brand new chapters in an affordable format! The 54 chapters introduce readers to the fascinating world of book history. Including 21 thematic studies on topics such as writing systems, the ancient and the medieval book, and the economics of print, as well as 33 regional and national histories, offering a truly global survey of the book around the world, The Book: A Global History is the most comprehensive work of its kind. The three new articles, specially commissioned for this edition, cover censorship, copyright and intellectual property, and book history in the Caribbean and Bermuda.
All essays are illustrated throughout with reproductions, diagrams, and examples of various typographical features.
Beautifully produced and highly informative, this is a must-have for anyone with an interest in book history and the written word.

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 Victory at Sea: Flattops
Victory at Sea: Flattops
Author: Cristopher Douglas
Victory at Sea: Flattops
Rutledge Books
1961
Format: PDF
Pages: 68
Language: English
Size: 21 MB

Victory at Sea Flattops - How brave men in a new kind of ship wrote a new page in naval warfare. The story of the aircraft carrier in world war II told in words and pictures to remember, and based on the TV award-winning program.

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 The Guinness History of Sea Warfare
The Guinness History of Sea Warfare
Author: Gervis Frere-Cook
The Guinness History of Sea Warfare
Guinness Superlatives
1975
Format: PDF
Pages: 260
Language: English
Size: 38.3 MB

A book by Gervis Frere-Cook and Kenneth Macksey, with special maps and diagrams drawn by Michael Haine. 245 pages; coloured and black and white photographs; maps; drawings; plans -a good account of naval activities from earliest times to the Vietnam War.

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 Tu, na Westerplatte
Tu, na Westerplatte
Author: Flisowski Zbigniew
Tu, na Westerplatte
Ksiazka i wiedza
1974
Format: pdf
Language: Polish
Size: 13.12 MB

Westerplatte - gdański półwysep. Tu znajdowała się polska Wojskowa Składnia Tranzytowa. 1 września 1939 roku o godzinie 4.45 pierwsze pociski pancernika "Schleswig-Holstein" spadły na Westerplatte - rozpoczęła się II wojna światowa.

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 Catch The Jew!
Catch The Jew!
Author: Tuvia Tenenbom
Catch The Jew!
Gefen Publishing House
2015
Format: pdf, epub
Size: 14.3 Mb, 16.5 Mb
Language: English

Catch the Jew! recounts the adventures of gonzo journalist Tuvia Tenenbom, who wanders around Israel and the Palestinian Authority for seven months in search of the untold truths in today's Holy Land. With holy chutzpah, Tenenbom boldly goes where no Jew has gone before, at times risking his life as he assumes the identities of Tobi the German and even Abu Ali in order to probe into the many stories in this strange land and poke holes in all of them.
From the self-hating leftists in Tel Aviv to the self-promoting PLO execs in Ramallah, from the black-clad Haredim of Bet Shemesh to the glowing foreign human rights activists in Beit Hanina, from Jewish settlers and the Christians who come from abroad to toil with them to ardent Jerusalem monks and Bedouins in surprisingly glorious shacks, Tenenbom takes on the people of the land, getting to know them and disarming them as he breaks bread and mingles with anyone and everyone.
Does Palestinian wife number one hate the Jews more than she hates wife number two? Who finances cash-rich NGOs pursuing a Judenrein Israel? Who sets Palestinian olive groves on fire and why? What is the emotional gravity that pulls idealistic human rights activists from other countries to Israel and only to Israel? Who are the flaming feminists who sacrifice their lives for the rights of polygamists? Whose land is this, anyway?
By turns poignant, enraging, and laugh-out-loud funny, this unique travelogue lays bare the intensity of this turbulent land in an unprecedented, eye-opening education, person by person, city by city, and meal by meal. You will never look at Israel the same way again.

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 Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Planches : Antiquités
Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Planches : Antiquités
Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Planches : Antiquités
Author:
Imprimerie impériale
18xx, 1809, 1812, 1817, 1822, 18xx
Language:French
Format:pdf
Size:6, 181, 122, 107, 124, 97, 21 mb
Pages:92, 133, 134, 93, 109, 132

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 Bolszewicy i samuraje. Walka dyplomatyczna i zbrojna o rosyjski Daleki Wschód (1917 - 1925)
Bolszewicy i samuraje. Walka dyplomatyczna i zbrojna o rosyjski Daleki Wschód (1917 - 1925)
Author:Wojciech Materski
Bolszewicy i samuraje. Walka dyplomatyczna i zbrojna o rosyjski Daleki Wschód (1917 - 1925)
Warszawa : PWN
1990
Format: pdf
Size: 78.92 MB
Language: Polish

Wypadki rozgrywające się na rosyjskim Dalekim Wschodzie w latach 1917- 1925 wpływały nie tylko na sprawy wewnątrz-rosyjskie i stosunki Rosji Radzieckiej (ZSRR) z państwami angażującymi się w zbrojną interwencję. Odcisnęły swoje piętno na konferencjach międzynarodowych tych lat — paryskiej (1919), genueńskiej (1922), haskiej (1922), lozańskiej (1922- 1923), a przede wszystkim waszyngtońskiej (1922) — wpłynęły też na bieg spraw wewnętrznych w Czechosłowacji, Chinach i Japonii, w mniejszym stopniu w Stanach Zjednoczonych, Wielkiej Brytami, Francji, Włoszch, Kanadzie, Jugosławii, Rumunii, a także w Polsce.

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 Human Sacrifice, Militarism, Rulership: Materialization of State Ideology at the Feathered Serpent Pyramid, Teotihuacan
Human Sacrifice, Militarism, Rulership: Materialization of State Ideology at the Feathered Serpent Pyramid, Teotihuacan
Author:Sugiyama Saburo

Cambridge University Press
2005
Format: PDF
Size: 14.53 MB
Language: English

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 From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine's Journey through Myth and Legend
From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine's Journey through Myth and Legend
Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel
From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine's Journey through Myth and Legend
McFarland
2010
Format: PDF
Size: 1.5 Mb
Language: English

Many are familiar with Joseph Campbell's theory of the hero's journey, the idea that every man from Moses to Hercules grows to adulthood while battling his alter-ego. This book explores the universal heroine's journey as she quests through world myth. Numerous stories from cultures as varied as Chile and Vietnam reveal heroines who battle for safety and identity, thereby upsetting popular notions of the passive, gentle heroine. Only after she has defeated her dark side and reintegrated can the heroine become the bestower of wisdom, the protecting queen and arch-crone.

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 Islamic History
Islamic History
Islamic History (The Islamic World)
Author: Laura S. Etheredge
Rosen Education Service
2009
Pages: 227
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 4.6 Mb

What are the percepts of Shari'ah law? What role did Genghis Khan play in Islamic history? How do the teachings of the Quran mesh with those of other religious texts? Islamic History is part of a 3 book series. In this powerful, probing, and thought-provoking series, the world of Islam is explored and explained. With coverage from around the world and across the centuries, each book provides a thorough look into the religion with nearly two billion adherents worldwide. Readers will develop a comprehensive understanding of this incredibly rich faith and its contributions to world culture and history. They will gain access to authentic ideas and concepts, which unfortunately have been somewhat distorted by recent events that were carried out in the name of Islam.

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 100 of the Worst Ideas in History: Humanity's Thundering Brainstorms Turned Blundering Brain Farts
100 of the Worst Ideas in History: Humanity's Thundering Brainstorms Turned Blundering Brain Farts
Author: Michael Smith, Eric Kasum
100 of the Worst Ideas in History: Humanity's Thundering Brainstorms Turned Blundering Brain Farts
Sourcebooks
2014
Format: PDF
Size: 25.7 Mb
Language: English

What were they thinking?
Ever since Adam snacked on the forbidden fruit and was chased naked out of the Garden of Eden, mankind has bitten off a bevy of bad ideas.
From skinny-dipping Presidents to toxic tooth fillings to singing pop stars who can't carry a tune, 100 of the Worst Ideas in History is a celebration of humanity's historical—and often hysterical—missteps that have started wars, sunk countries, wrecked companies, scuttled careers, lost millions, and even endangered the Earth.
Discover:
- How a confused chauffeur helped start World War I
- How a Chicago White Sox game helped hasten the demise of disco
- The toad that nearly ate Australia
- The most dangerous children's game ever invented
- And so much more (of so much less!)
Spanning politics, pop culture, fashion, sports, technology, and more, this irreverent and witty book is packed with fun photos and sidebars, tracing how these thundering brainstorms turned into blundering brain farts-and the astonishing impacts our faux pas and foibles still have on us today.

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 Tangible Things: Making History through Objects
Tangible Things: Making History through Objects
Author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Ivan Gaskell, Sara Schechner, Sarah Anne Carter
Tangible Things: Making History through Objects
Oxford University Press
2015
Format: PDF
Size: 65 Mb
Language: English

In a world obsessed with the virtual, tangible things are once again making history. Tangible Things invites readers to look closely at the things around them, ordinary things like the food on their plate and extraordinary things like the transit of planets across the sky. It argues that almost any material thing, when examined closely, can be a link beween present and past.
The authors of this book pulled an astonishing array of materials out of storage--from a pencil manufactured by Henry David Thoreau to a bracelet made from iridescent beetles--in a wide range of Harvard University collections to mount an innovative exhibition alongside a new general education course. The exhibition challenged the rigid distinctions between history, anthropology, science, and the arts. It showed that object-centered inquiry inevitably leads to a questioning of categories within and beyond history.
Tangible Things is both an introduction to the range and scope of Harvard's remarkable collections and an invitation to reassess collections of all sorts, including those that reside in the bottom drawers or attics of people's houses. It interrogates the nineteenth-century categories that still divide art museums from science museums and historical collections from anthropological displays and that assume history is made only from written documents. Although it builds on a larger discussion among specialists, it makes its arguments through case studies, hoping to simultaneously entertain and inspire. The twenty case studies take us from the Galapagos Islands to India and from a third-century Egyptian papyrus fragment to a board game based on the twentieth-century comic strip "Dagwood and Blondie." A companion website catalogs the more than two hundred objects in the original exhibition and suggests ways in which the principles outlined in the book might change the way people understand the tangible things that surround them.

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 Il Soldato Italiano Dal 1909 Al 1945
Il Soldato Italiano Dal 1909 Al 1945
Il Soldato Italiano Dal 1909 Al 1945
Author: P. G. Franzosi
Rivista Militare
1988
Pages: 48
Format: PDF
Size: 12.32МБ
Language: Italian
Numerosi Illustrazioni a colori di uniformi militari nel testo, con descrizione di ognuna.

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 Robin Hood
Robin Hood
Author: Neil Smith
Robin Hood
Osprey Publishing
OOsprey Myths and Legends 7
ISBN: 1472801253
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 82
Size: 7 Mb
Language: English

He robbed from the rich to give to the poor, or so the legend goes. But who was the outlaw known as Robin Hood? How did his legend develop, and how has it changed over the passing centuries? This new title in the Osprey Myths and Legends series takes a detailed look at the famous outlaw, beginning with a retelling of the early ballads that established his stories. From there, the book explores how the legend grew and how famous names such as Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian, and Alan-a-Dale became associated with Robin Hood.

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 The Greenwood Dictionary of World History
The Greenwood Dictionary of World History
Author: John J. Butt
The Greenwood Dictionary of World History
Greenwood
2005
Format: PDF (rar+3%)
Size: 29,09 mb
Language: English
Pages: 528
The Greenwood Dictionary of World History is an indispensable, handy, and easy to use A-to-Z first-stop ready-reference resource providing essential information on over 2,000 of the most studied and important people, events, places, and ideas in world history from prehistoric to modern times, from all regions and epochs.

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 Empire of the Islamic World
Empire of the Islamic World
Author: Robin S. Doak
Empire of the Islamic World
Facts on File
2004
Format: pdf
Size: 7.44 mb
Great Empires of the Past
Language:English
This well-written reference resource explores the Islamic Empire's society, culture, and daily life, including architecture and art; astronomy and mathematics; customs, holidays, sports, and foods; government systems; industry and trade; language and literature; military structure and strategy; and mythology and religious beliefs. While Islam, the world's second-largest religion, is the most obvious legacy of the Islamic Empire, the political and scientific contributions are equally formidable. Islamic Empire addresses these and other important connections to our modern world.

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 Atlantis Destroyed
Atlantis Destroyed
Atlantis Destroyed
Routledge
Author: Rodney Castleden
1998
Pages: 240
Format: PDF
Size: 7 mb
Language: English

Plato's legend of Atlantis has become notorious among scholars as the absurdest lie in literature. Atlantis Destroyed explores the possibility that the account given by Plato is historically true.
Rodney Castleden first considers the location of Atlantis re-examining two suggestions put forward in the early twentieth century; Minoan Crete and Minoan Thera. He outlines the latest research findings on Knossos and Bronze Age Thera, discussing the material culture, trade empire and agricultural system, writing and wall paintings, art, religion and society of the Minoan civilization. Castleden demonstrates the many parallels between Plato's narrative and the Minoan Civilization in the Aegean.
Fired by the imagination a new vision of Atlantis has arisen over the last one hundred and fifty years as a lost utopia. Rodney Castleden discusses why this picture arose and xplains how it has become confused with Plato's genuine account.

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 Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History
Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History
Author: Brianna DuMont
Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History (The Changed History Series)
Sky Pony Press
2014
Format: epub
Size: 10.2 Mb
Language: English

Fakes, frauds, and phonies. Sounds like a book filled with criminals and delinquents, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not. Some of the biggest names in history can be found between these pages—and the light isn’t flattering. (We’re looking at you, George “I must not tell a lie” Washington.) Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History is the first book in a new nonfiction middle grade series that will explore the underbelly of history, making you question everything you thought you knew about history’s finest. Follow the fake lives of these twelve history-changers to uncover the fabrications of the famous, and the should-be-famous!
Famous “Phonies”:
Confucius • George Washington • Pythagoras • Hiawatha • Gilgamesh • Major William Martin • William Shakespeare • Pope Joan • Homer • Prester John • Huangdi • The Turk

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 Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. État moderne.
Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. État moderne.
Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. État moderne.
Author:
Imprimerie impériale
1809, 1822
Language:French
Format:pdf

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