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 The Oxford History of Modern War
The Oxford History of Modern War
Author: Charles Townshend
The Oxford History of Modern War
Oxford University Press
2000
Format: PDF
Pages: 444
Language: English
Size: 52.3 MB

How has war shaped modern society and vice versa? How has it changed over the centuries between the introduction of firearms and the invention of the atom bomb? How is war waged today? This book examines the techniques, technology, and theory of warfare from the 'military revolution' of the seventeenth century to the present day. The expert contributors explore major developments and themes, including the growth of modern military professionalism and mass armies; the extraordinary achievements of Napoleon's armies; the role of nationalism in battlegrounds as various as the American Civil War and the former Yugoslavia; colonial wars; the concept and reality of 'total war'; guerrilla warfare and 'people's wars'.

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 The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of America
The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of America
The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of America /
2008
Format: PDF
Language: English
Size: 223,47 mb

- The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas Vol. 1, part 1. North America. Bruce G. Trigger and Wilcomb E. Washburn. 1996.
- The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas Vol. 1, part 2. North America. Bruce G. Trigger and Wilcomb E. Washburn. 1996.
- The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas Vol. 2, part 1. Mesoamerica. Richard E. W. Adams and Murdo J. MacLeod. 2000.
- The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas Vol. 2, part 2. Mesoamerica. Richard E. W. Adams and Murdo J. MacLeod. 2000.
- The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas Vol. 3, part 1. South America. Frank Salomon and Stuart B. Schwartz. 1999.
- The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas Vol. 3, part 2. South America. Frank Salomon and Stuart B. Schwartz. 1999.

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 Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions
Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions
Author: Benson A.K. (Ed.)
Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions
Salem Pr Inc
2009
Format: PDF
Size: 84 mb
Language: English
Pages: 1376


This addition to the Great Lives series offers 409 essays covering significant inventors (27 of them female) worldwide and throughout history. The essays are arranged alphabetically from ‘Abbas ibn Firnas to Zworykin, Vladimir. The inventions that are covered occurred in a wide variety of disciplines—physics, mathematics, agriculture, astronomy, and more. The essays are generally three to four pages in length, and each one begins with basic biographical information, such as the individual’s name, nationality, and birth and death dates, as well as primary fields and primary inventions. The body of the essay is arranged into three sections: Early Life, Life’s Work, and Impact. A sidebar in each essay spotlights one of the individual’s key contributions. The essays conclude with a brief list of suggestions for further reading in addition to cross-references to essays on related topics. The writing is clear and easy to follow. Black-and-white illustrations are scattered throughout the text. Each of the four volumes offers a comprehensive table of contents. Also included in the first volume are a pronunciation key and a listing of the inventions that are covered in the set. The fourth volume offers a short article on the history of U.S. patent law as well as a chronological listing of entries. The final volume contains a time line covering significant inventions in history from ancient times (2,500,000 BCE) to the present (2009) and a Biographical Directory of Inventors offering brief entries on the 413 inventors profiled in the set as well as 598 others. Readers looking for more information will appreciate the annotated listings of electronic resources and the extensive, annotated bibliography. Lastly, the final volume includes a category index, an index listing essays by their subject, and a geographical index. This set includes many useful tools for researchers and would be suitable for the student as well as for the layperson. It’s worth noting that, although some of the titles in the Great Lives series are revisions and expansions of previous publications, all the entries here are new.

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 The Dictionary of Mythology: An A-Z of Themes, Legends and Heroes
The Dictionary of Mythology: An A-Z of Themes, Legends and Heroes
Author: J. A. Coleman
The Dictionary of Mythology: An A-Z of Themes, Legends and Heroes
Arcturus Publishing Limited
2007
Format: PDF
Language: English
Size: 12,13 mb
This book includes myths, heroes, places and legends from all five continents, and from the different cultures and peoples found there. It has appeal to all general knowledge and crossword enthusiasts, and those who enjoy complete reference libraries. It can be read for enjoyment as well as extensively for reference. It is a serious player in its field, both by its content and extent.

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 Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail
Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail
Author: Sam Jefferson
Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail
Adlard Coles
ISBN: 1472900286
2014
Format: EPUB
Size: 11,5 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 240
In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China, the ships combined beauty with breathtaking performance.
With over 200 gorgeous paintings and illustrations, and thrilling descriptions of the adventures and races on the water, this beautiful book brings the era vividly to life.
Chapters include:
-The origins of the clippers-from the gold rush to the tea trade
-A hell ship voyage with "Bully" Waterman, one of the most successful and notorious captains of the era
-Marco Polo, the fastest ship in the world-her rise to prominence and subsequent decline
-Mary Patten's battle with Cape Horn-a lady captain takes charge in a very male world
-Mutiny aboard the "wild boat of the Atlantic"
-The great China tea race of 1866-an amazingly close race across the world, only decided in the final few miles
-The Sir Lancelot defies the odds-her eccentric captains and rivalry with the legendary Thermopylae
-The Cutty Sark's longest voyage
First-hand accounts, newspaper reports and log entries add fascinating eyewitness detail, whilst the stunning images show how the designs of these thoroughbreds developed over the years.
A wonderful read and worthy celebration of these racehorses of the sea.

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 World Civilizations
World Civilizations
World Civilizations, 4 edition
Author: Philip J. Adler, Randall L. Pouwels
Wadsworth Publishing;
2009
Pages: 836
Format: PDF
Size: 78 mb
ISBN: 0534599338
Language: English
Bringing more than 50 years of combined teaching experience and expertise into WORLD CIVILIZATIONS, Philip J. Adler and Randall L. Pouwels present an accessible, comprehensive, and balanced global overview of the world's major civilizations from the ancient world to modern times. Well more than half of the content focuses on the world outside of Europe. As one of the most graphic and pedagogically driven books in the market, the text appeals to students and professors alike. Hundreds of illustrations, maps, and documents, overviews, self-tests, and additional rich pedagogical features make the history of world civilizations easier for students to study and understand. Fifty-six concise chapters make content manageable for students while giving instructors the flexibility to present the material in any way they choose.

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 The history of the feminine costume of the world
The history of the feminine costume of the world
Author: Paul Louis de Giafferri
The history of the feminine costume of the world, from the year 5318 B.C. to our century
Language: English
Pages: 232
Format: PDF
Size: 85,04 mb

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 Illustrated History of Ships and Boats
Illustrated History of Ships and Boats
Illustrated History of Ships and Boats
Doubleday & Company Inc.
1964
Format: PDF
Pages: 278
Language: English
Size: 60.2 MB

Man has been devising watercraft since before the dawn of recorded history. From dugout canoe to nuclear submarine, here is a magnificent, 6000-year survey of nautical evolution.More than 300 photographs and drawings.

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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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 The Dead Sea Genesis Apocryphon: A New Text and Translation with Introduction and Special Treatment of Columns 13-17
The Dead Sea Genesis Apocryphon: A New Text and Translation with Introduction and Special Treatment of Columns 13-17
The Dead Sea Genesis Apocryphon: A New Text and Translation with Introduction and Special Treatment of Columns 13-17
Author: Daniel A. Machiela
BRILL
2009
ISBN: 9004168141
Pages: 328
Format: PDF
Size: 14 mb
Language: english
The so-called Genesis Apocryphon (1Q20) from Qumran Cave 1 has suffered from decades of neglect, due in large part to its poor state of preservation. As part of a resurgent scholarly interest in the Apocryphon, and its prominent position among the Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls, this volume presents a fresh transcription, translation, and exstenive textual notes drawing on close study of the original manuscript, all available photographs, and previous publications. In addition, a detailed analysis of columns 13-15 and their relation to the oft-cited parallel in the Book of Jubilees reveals a number of ways in which the two works differ, thereby highlighting several distinctive features of the Genesis Apocryphon. The result is a reliable text edition and a fuller understanding of the message conveyed by this fragmentary but fascinating retelling of Genesis.

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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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 The Secret History of the World
The Secret History of the World
Author: Jonathan Black
The Secret History of the World
Quercus
ISBN: 0857380974
2010
Format: EPUB
Size: 17,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 592
Jonathan Black examines the end of the world and the coming of the Antichrist - or is he already here? How will he make himself known and what will become of the world when he does? - and the end of Time.
Having studied theology and learnt from initiates of all the great secret societies of the world, Jonathan Black has learned that it is possible to reach an altered state of consciousness in which we can see things about the way the world works that hidden from our everyday commonsensical consciousness. This history shows that by using secret techniques, people such as Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton and George Washington have worked themselves into this altered state - and been able to access supernatural levels of intelligence.

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 Great Ages of Man - The Reformation
Great Ages of Man - The Reformation
Author: Edith Simon
Great Ages of Man - The Reformation
Time-Life Books
1966
Format: PDF
Pages: 182
Language: English
Size: 29 MB

During the 16th century a movement started that culminated in the founding of Protestantism. The story of ecclesiastical reform as it developed into contending factions, and as it interacted with the political, social, economic and philosophical currents of the age, is unfolded in this book.

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 The Who, the What, and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Sidekicks of History
The Who, the What, and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Sidekicks of History
Author: Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman, Matt Lamothe
The Who, the What, and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Sidekicks of History
Chronicle Books
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Size: 33.6 Mb
Language: English

In the bestselling tradition of The Where, the Why, and the How, this offbeat illustrated history reveals 65 people you've probably never heard of, but who helped shape the word as we know it. Muses and neighbors, friends and relatives, accomplices and benefactors—such as Michael and Joy Brown, who gifted Harper Lee a year's worth of wages to help her write To Kill a Mockingbird. Or John Ordway, the colleague who walked with Lewis and Clark every step of the way. Each eye-opening story of these unsung heroes is written by a notable historian and illustrated by a top indie artist, making The Who, the What, and the When a treasure trove of word and image for history buffs, art lovers, and anyone who rejoices in unexpected discovery.

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 How It Works Book of Incredible History Vol 2 Revised Edition 2015
How It Works Book of Incredible History Vol 2 Revised Edition 2015
How It Works Book of Incredible History Vol 2
Author: Collective
Imagine Publishing Ltd (Edition 2015)
How It Works
2015
Pages: 180
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 57 MB

How It Works, the magazine that explains everything you never knew you wanted to know about the world we live in. Loaded with fully illustrated guides and expert knowledge, and with sections dedicated to science, technology, transportation, space, history and the environment, no subject is too big or small for How It Works to explain. The How It Works Book of Incredible History is packed with fascinating facts about over 200 million years of history. What did Jurassic Park get wrong about the dinosaurs? How did medieval people write? How did Leonardo da Vinci learn to fly? Find the answers to these questions and more in this fantastic book. Bring history to life with colourful images and stunning illustrations that help explain how past events have shape our world. Take a look inside Buckingham Palace, see how the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling was painted and much, much more.

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 I papi: storia e segreti. Dalle biografie dei 264 romani pontefici rivivono retroscena e misteri della cattedra di Pietro tra antipapi, giubilei, conclavi e concili ecumenici. Vol.1-2
I papi: storia e segreti. Dalle biografie dei 264 romani pontefici rivivono retroscena e misteri della cattedra di Pietro tra antipapi, giubilei, conclavi e concili ecumenici. Vol.1-2
I papi: storia e segreti. Dalle biografie dei 264 romani pontefici rivivono retroscena e misteri della cattedra di Pietro tra antipapi, giubilei, conclavi e concili ecumenici. Vol.1-2
Newton & Compton
Author: Claudio Rendina
Biblioteca de IL Messaggero
2004 (1983)
Language: Italiano
Pages: 467 - 417
Format: Pdf
Size: 68.37 mb
Quality: good

I papi: storia e segreti. Dalle biografie dei 264 romani pontefici rivivono retroscena e misteri della cattedra di Pietro tra antipapi, giubilei, conclavi e concili ecumenici. Vol.1-2

Attraverso le biografie dei 264 romani pontefici da S. Pietro a Giovanni Paolo II, viene presentato in questo volume lo sviluppo di quel «potere» emblematico che è il papato, nel suo doppio volto, temporale e spirituale: un modo di guardare al «vicario di Cristo» anche nel suo aspetto umano, accantonando in parte l'insegnamento ex cathedra e ridimensionando il mito del personaggio.

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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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 Masters of the Word: How Media Shaped History
Masters of the Word: How Media Shaped History
Author: William J. Bernstein
Masters of the Word: How Media Shaped History
Atlantic Books
2014
Format: epub/pdf
Size: 15 Mb
Language: English

In his new book, William J. Bernstein, the celebrated author of A Splendid Exchange, chronicles the history of media, starting with the origin of writing thousands of years ago in Mesopotamia. The revolutionary tool gave rise to the world’s ancient empires. And when Phoenician traders took their alphabet to Greece, literacy’s first boom led to the birth of drama and democracy.
But it’s not just new communication technologies that have changed the world—it’s access to them. Vernacular bibles gave rise to religious dissent, but it was only when the combination of cheaper paper and Gutenberg’s printing press drove down the cost of books by 97 percent that the fuse of Reformation was lit. The Industrial Revolution allowed information to move faster and farther than ever before, though it concentrated power in the hands of those who ran radio and TV stations, large newspapers, and then, totalitarian governments. With the twenty-first century boom of the mobile Internet, control of media has again spread, and the world is both more connected and freer than ever before. An utterly captivating, enlightening book, Masters of the Word will change the way you look at technology, human history, and power.

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 The Times Illustrated History of Europe
The Times Illustrated History of Europe
The Times Illustrated History of Europe
Author: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
"Times Books", London
1996
Pages: 36
ISBN: 0-7230-0724-1
Format: PDF
Quality: Good
Language: Russian
Size: 32 mb

Illustrations and full-color maps, this latest work from Oxford historian Fernandez-Armesto, editor of The Times Guide to the Peoples of Europe, is a fascinating companion volume to The Times Atlas of European History. The author traces the cultural, social, and political evolution of Europe from its origins (c.10,000 B.C.) to the present day.

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