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 Horses in Australia: An Illustrated History
Horses in Australia: An Illustrated History
Author: Nicolas Brasch
Horses in Australia: An Illustrated History
University of New South Wales Press
2014
Pages: 256
Format: PDF
Language : English
Size: 64 mb
Quality: Good

The horse has been an integral part of Australian history since the First Fleet brought the first horse to the country’s shores. From the resilient workhorses of colonial Australia and the determined stockhorses rounding up livestock, to the champion racehorses that capture the country’s imagination at every Melbourne Cup, horses have contributed to many of the great human feats in our history. Here, alongside 150 stunning images, Nicolas Brasch explores why horses have long been appreciated by Australians from all walks of life—and how they have been captured so strikingly by our photographers and artists.

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 Hadrian's Wall - A Souvenir Guide to the Roman Wall
Hadrian's Wall - A Souvenir Guide to the Roman Wall
Author: David J. Breeze
Hadrian's Wall - A Souvenir Guide to the Roman Wall
English Heritage
1994
Format: PDF
Pages: 52
Language: English
Size: 32.7 MB

Stretching for 73 miles across northern England, Hadrian's Wall is the most important monument of Roman Britain, and the best-known frontier of the entire Roman empire. It was built on the orders of the emperor Hadrian after he visited Britain in AD 122 and took ten years to complete. This new guidebook provides maps, plans and tours of the important sites, as well as a history of the Wall and its associated forts. It is illustrated throughout with colour reconstructions and photographs.

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 Images of Terror: What We Can and Can't Know About Terrorism
Images of Terror: What We Can and Can't Know About Terrorism
Images of Terror: What We Can and Can't Know About Terrorism
Author: Philip Jenkins
Aldine de Gruyter
ISBN: 0202306798, 020230678X
2003
Pages: 227
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 23 Мb

As in the study of any social problem, to understand terrorism we must understand how certain interest groups and bureaucratic agencies present their particular views of terrorist phenomena, and how they strive and try to establish these as the ones that come to be accepted as obviously correct. We also need to consider their audiences. Why do the media accept or reject certain views of terrorism? Why does the public accept one kind of rhetorical presentation rather than another? How aYe popular attitudes shaped and reshaped by the images and stereotypes offered in the mass media, and in popular culture? When we appreciate the processes involved in making news about terrorism, we are better able to sift critically the claims that are made, and to evaluate policies.
Images of Terror provides a critical guide to the images of terrorism that we see daily in the mass media. All too often, scholars and journalists accept uncritically the interpretations of terrorism they receive from governments and official agencies. Our perceptions of terrorism are formed by the interaction of bureaucratic agencies, academics and private experts, and the mass media. Yet the images and stereotypes offered do not necessarily reflect objective reality.
Jenkins argues that terrorism, like most other problems, is socially constructed. He does not suggest that terrorism is not a real problem, an authentic menace, or that society should not respond promptly and effectively to terrorist threats. But rather than being something understood in the same way by people in different societies and different eras, the concept of terrorism is shaped by social and political processes, by bureaucratic needs and media structures. This process of construction applies both to the overall concept, and to specific movements, to groups and their actions.
For the foreseeable future, terrorism is likely to remain a dominant issue in the political life of the United States, and indeed of much of the world. This book raises important questions about how we form our notions of the enemy to be confronted, and how, when we make statements about terrorism, we know what we think we know.

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 The Ottomans and the Balkans: A Discussion of Historiography
The Ottomans and the Balkans: A Discussion of Historiography
Author: Fikret Adanir, Suraiya Faroqhi
The Ottomans and the Balkans: A Discussion of Historiography
Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: 9004119027
2002
Format: PDF
Size: 27,1 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 445
Throughout, the contributors have distanced themselves from the nostalgia for 'the past greatness' of certain rulers of yore, and aimed for a detached, source-based assessment of historical developments. They have made a conscious effort to debunk ancient myths, although, human weakness being what it is, their successors probably will accuse them of being responsible for new myths in their turn.

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 Formation of Turkey, The: The Seljukid Sultanate of Rum, Eleventh to Fourteenth Century
Formation of Turkey, The: The Seljukid Sultanate of Rum, Eleventh to Fourteenth Century
Formation of Turkey, The: The Seljukid Sultanate of Rum, Eleventh to Fourteenth Century
Author: Claude Cahen
Longman
ISBN: 0582414911
2001-05-10
Pages: 320
Language:English
Format:PDF
Size: 26,7 MB

From Byzantium to the Mongols to the Sultans of Rum, this acclaimed book offers an important insight into the evocative history of Turkey before the coming of Ottoman power and illuminates a culture and a people who came to play a major role in the shaping of Europe and Asia.. Turkey forms a historical bridge between Europe and Asia and as such has played a pivotal role throughout history. The rise of Constantinople and the later Ottoman Empire are well known: less well understood are developments in the three centuries in-between. What led to the decline of the Byzantine Empire and what happened in the intervening years before the rise of the Ottomans? Translated from the original French, this classic work examines the history of the Turkey that eventually gave rise to an imperial power whose influence spanned East and West Those interested in Eastern European or Turkish history

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 I rioni di Roma: Storia, segreti, monumenti, tradizioni, leggende, curiosita. Volume 2
I rioni di Roma: Storia, segreti, monumenti, tradizioni, leggende, curiosita. Volume 2
Le chiese di Roma
Newton Compton
Author: Mario Sanfilippo
Biblioteca de IL Messaggero
2000 (2005)
Pages: 465
Format: pdf
Language: Italiano
Size: 39.4 MB
Quality: good

I rioni di Roma: Storia, segreti, monumenti, tradizioni, leggende, curiosita. Volume 2

Una passeggiata alla scoperta o alla rivisitazione della storia, dei monumenti, dei palazzi, delle chiese di Roma. Seguendo una serie di itinerari proposti dagli autori, che toccano le vie, le piazze, i luoghi più significativi di ogni rione, sarà possibile addentrarsi profondamente nel tessuto cittadino, godere delle sue meraviglie artistiche, venire a conoscenza di curiosità e notizie insolite relative a tradizioni ormai dimenticate o a personaggi famosi.

Le ricostruzioni sono arricchite da aneddoti illuminanti, che danno vita all'antico rudere, o da resoconti di fatti di cronaca ambientati in un moderno palazzo.
Le descrizioni ampie e puntuali ci permettono di appassionarci al "racconto" urbanistico, anche con il sussidio iconografico di immagini antiche e moderne, che ci fanno scorgere le profonde trasformazioni intervenute nel corso dei secoli.

Camminare per le strade del rione, vagabondare tra i vicoli e le piazze lasciandosi coinvolgere dall'atmosfera "locale" ci porterà dunque a vivere la città nel quotidiano, a scoprire i suoi tesori d'arte e le innumerevoli curiosità e leggende del passato.

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 The Dying Sahara: US Imperialism and Terror in Africa
The Dying Sahara: US Imperialism and Terror in Africa
Author: Jeremy Keenan
The Dying Sahara: US Imperialism and Terror in Africa
Pluto Press
2013
Format: PDF
Size: 11 Mb
Language: English

In The Dark Sahara (Pluto, 2009), Jeremy Keenan exposed the collusion between the US and Algeria in fabricating terrorism to justify a new ‘Saharan front’ in Washington’s War on Terror. Now, in The Dying Sahara, he reveals how the designation of the region as a ‘Terror Zone’ has destroyed the lives and livelihoods of thousands of innocent people. Beginning in 2004, with what local people called the US ‘invasion’ of the Sahel, The Dying Sahara shows how repressive, authoritarian regimes - cashing in on US terrorism ‘rents’ - provoked Tuareg rebellions in both Niger and Mali. Further, he argues that US activity has unleashed a new, narco-trafficking branch of Al-Qaeda. Keenan's chillingly detailed research shows that the US and its new combatant African command (AFRICOM) have created instability in a region the size of western Europe.

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 They Fought Under the Sea: The Saga of the Submarine
They Fought Under the Sea: The Saga of the Submarine
Author: Collective
They Fought Under the Sea: The Saga of the Submarine
Monarch Books
1962
Format: PDF
Pages: 196
Language: English
Size: 32.5 MB

This is a story of the depths of the sea, of the men who conquered it and of the navies they forged with which to make of these depths a watery battlefield. It is a chronicle of deeds and of the vessels in which these deeds were accomplished. While its intent is to record the alpha of submarining, the testament of the omega must remain—we hope—the task of a future historian.

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 Historic Arms and Militaria
Historic Arms and Militaria
Author: Collective
Historic Arms and Militaria
Skinner Inc.
2014
Format: PDF
Pages: 124
Size: 22 Mb
Language: Englis

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 Of Arms and Men: A History of War, Weapons, and Aggression
Of Arms and Men: A History of War, Weapons, and Aggression
Author:Robert L. O'Connell
Of Arms and Men: A History of War, Weapons, and Aggression
Oxford University Press
1990
Format: pdf
Size: 28Mb
Language: English

As Robert L. O'Connell reveals in this vividly written history of weapons in Western culture, that first attempt at an arms control measure characterizes the complex and often paradoxical relationship between men and arms throughout the centuries. In a sweeping narrative that ranges from prehistoric times to the nuclear age, O'Connell demonstrates how social and economic conditions determine the types of weapons and the tactics used in warfare and how, in turn, innovations in weapons technology often undercut social values. He describes, for instance, how the invention of the gun required a redefinition of courage from aggressive ferocity to calmness under fire; and how the machine gun in World War I so overthrew traditional notions of combat that Lord Kitchener exclaimed, "This isn't war!" The technology unleashed during the Great War radically altered our perceptions of ourselves, as these new weapons made human qualities almost irrelevant in combat. With the invention of the atomic bomb, humanity itself became subservient to the weapons it had produced.
Of Arms and Men brilliantly integrates the evolution of politics, weapons, strategy, and tactics into a coherent narrative, one spiced with striking portraits of men in combat and penetrating insights into why men go to war.

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 A Short History of Paper-Money and Banking in the United States
A Short History of Paper-Money and Banking in the United States
A Short History of Paper-Money and Banking in the United States
Augustus M. Kelly Publisher
Author: William M. Gouge
1968
Pages: 420
Format: PDF
Size: 21 mb
Language: English

A brief exposition of the principles of Banking, was all that the writer originally intended to give. In the first draft of the work, the historical sketch was part of a chapter. It has been extended to its present length, from a belief that a tolerably full account of incidents in the History of American Banking would be acceptable to the reader.

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 L' Ordine teutonico. Alle origini dello stato prussiano
L' Ordine teutonico. Alle origini dello stato prussiano
Author: Górski, Karol
L' Ordine teutonico. Alle origini dello stato prussiano
Giulio Einaudi
1971
Format: djvu
Size: 12,89 mb
Language: Italian

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 The Story of Civilization in 11 volumes
The Story of Civilization in 11 volumes
Author: Will Durant, Ariel Durant
The Story of Civilization in 11 volumes
Simon & Schuster
2011
Format: epub
Size: 181 Mb
Language: English

This book collection by Will Durant represents the most comprehensive attempt in our times to embrace the vast panorama of man's history and culture.
Durant is an excellent historian, and although much of what the books contained is now defunct, the majority is written very comprehensively, steering clear of controversy and unknowns in a manner of detached and objective scholarship (at least for the time period).

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 A Brief History Of Afghanistan
A Brief History Of Afghanistan
A Brief History Of Afghanistan
Author: Shaista Wahab, Barry Youngerman
Facts on File
2007
Pages: 321
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 6 Mb

A Brief History of Afghanistan examines this country's isolation and how it found itself involved in 30 years of war and anarchy. This resource provides extensive background information so readers can understand the issues and make informed judgments of their own. Offering a clear, concise account of this country's historical and cultural heritage, from 3000 BCE to the present, this insightful book explores the culture and politics of the Pashtun tribes whose homeland extends across much of Afghanistan and northern Pakistan, as well as the Taliban insurgency and the relationship between local leaders and the central government in Kabul.

About the Author
Shaista Wahab is a native of Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan. She holds degrees in history and information sciences from Kabul University, the University of New Delhi in India, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is presently the cataloger and curator of the University of Nebraska's Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection.

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 The Apparatus of Death
The Apparatus of Death
Author: Collective
The Apparatus of Death (The Third Reich Series)
Time-Life Books
1991
Format: PDF
Pages: 198
Language: English
Size: 40 MB

This is an excellent book for people who are wanting to gain a greater understanding not only of the Holocaust but also the social and societal conditions that created the capacity for such a thing to occur.

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 The Goths in the Crimea
The Goths in the Crimea
Author: Alexander Alexandrovich Vasiliev
The Goths in the Crimea
The Mediaeval academy of America in Cambridge, Mass .
1936
Format: PDF
Size: 16 Mb
Language: English

Table of Contents
I. THE EARLY PERIOD OF CHRISTIANITY AND THE EPOCH OF THE MIGRATIONS …
II. THE PERIOD OF BYZANTINE, KHAZAR AND RUSSIAN INFLUENCE (FROM THE SIXTH CENTURY TO THE BEGINNING OF THE ELEVENTH)
III. THE PERIOD OF POLOVTZIAN (CUMAN) DEPENDENCE AND SECESSION FROM BYZANTIUM (FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE ELEVENTH CENTURY TO THE YEAR 1204)
IV. THE EPOCH OP THE LATIN EMPIRE (1204-1261) AND THE DEPENDENCE OF GOTHIA UPON THE EMPIRE OP TREBIZOND
◦V. THE PRINCIPALITY OF GOTHIA IN THE FOURTEENTH AND FIFTEENTH CENTURIES AND ITS FALL IN 1475
VI. GOTHIA UNDER THE TURKISH SWAY (FROM 1475 TO THE END OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY)

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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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 Illustrated Guide to Combat Weapons
Illustrated Guide to Combat Weapons
Author:Jan Suermondt
Illustrated Guide to Combat Weapons
Grange Books
2004
Format: PDF
Size: 24Mb
Language: English

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 Naval Warfare: An International Encyclopedia - 3 Vol set
Naval Warfare: An International Encyclopedia - 3 Vol set
Naval Warfare: An International Encyclopedia - 3 Vol set (Warfare Series)
Author: Spencer C. Tucker
ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576072193, 1576077403
2002
Pages: 1231
Format: CHM
Size: 12.4МБ
Language: English
Three volumes. 1,500 entries. 2,500 years of history. Seven seas. It all adds up to Naval Warfare: An International Encyclopedia, the most authoritative, comprehensive, and accessible reference work on the subject of combat at sea. Spencer C. Tucker, editor of the award winning Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, turns his expertise in military history to the greatest war story of them all—humanity's centuries-old quest for dominance of the mighty deep.
Everything's here, from the ancient Greek galleys at Salamis to the mighty American Sixth Fleet in the Persian Gulf. Written by an international team of experts, these richly illustrated volumes are the essential reference work for students, scholars, and naval history buffs. A host of features—including an extensive use of maps, an inclusive glossary of naval terms, and a lengthy bibliography—makes this encyclopedia the first—and last—place any landlubber—or self-respecting sailor—will turn to for naval history.

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