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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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 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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 City of Oranges
City of Oranges
Author: Adam LeBor
City of Oranges. Arabs and Jews in Jaffa
Bloomsbury Paperbacks
2012
Format: epub/pdf
Size: 10.3 Mb
Language: English

Jaffa - famed for its orange groves - was for centuries a city of traders, merchants, teachers and administrators, home to Muslims, Christians and Jews alike. That is, until the founding of the state of Israel, which was simultaneously a moment of jubilation for the Jews and a disaster - the Naqba - for the 100,000 Arabs who fled Jaffa in 1948. Through the stories of six families - three Arab and three Jewish - Adam LeBor delicately illuminates the complexity of modern Israel, going beyond the media stereotypes and political rhetoric to tell a moving human story. From the Christian Arab car-dealer, the Jewish coffee-and-spice merchant and the Arab baker who makes bread for the whole community, to the Jewish schoolgirl who befriends an Arab drug dealer, these people strive to make a life in a country born of conflict.

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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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 Russia in World History
Russia in World History
Author: Barbara Alpern Engel, Janet Martin
Russia in World History (New Oxford World History)
Oxford University Press
2015
Format: PDF
Size: 8.7 Mb
Language: English

This volume offers a lively introduction to Russia's dramatic history and the striking changes that characterize its story. Distinguished authors Barbara Alpern Engel and Janet Martin show how Russia's peoples met the constant challenges posed by geography, climate, availability of natural resources, and devastating foreign invasions, and rose to become the world's second largest land empire. The book describes the circumstances that led to the world's first communist society in 1917, and traces the global consequences of Russia's long confrontation with the United States, which took place virtually everywhere and for decades provided a model for societies seeking development independent of capitalism. This book also brings the story of Russia's arduous and costly climb to great power to a personal level through the stories of individual women and men-leading figures who played pivotal roles as well as less prominent individuals from a range of social backgrounds whose voices illuminate the human consequences of sweeping historical change. As was and is true of Russia itself, this story encompasses a wide variety of ethnicities, peoples who became part of the Russian empire and suffered or benefited from its leaders' efforts to meld a multiethnic polity into a coherent political entity. The book examines how Russia served as a conduit for people, ideas, and commodities flowing between east and west, north and south, and absorbed and adapted influences from both Europe and Asia and how it came to play an increasingly important role on a regional and, ultimately, global scale.

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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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 A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind
A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind
Author: Axworthy M.
A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind
New York: Basic Books
2008
Pages: 352
Language: english
Format: PDF
Size: 4.39 mb

Although frequently vilified, Iran is a nation of great intellectual variety and depth, and one of the oldest continuing civilizations in the world. Its political impact has been tremendous, not only on its neighbors in the Middle East but also throughout the world. From the time of the prophet Zoroaster, to the powerful ancient Persian Empires, to the revolution of 1979, the hostage crisis, and the current standoff over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Michael Axworthy vividly narrates the nation’s rich history. He explains clearly and carefully both the complex succession of dynasties that ruled ancient Iran and the surprising ethnic diversity of the modern country, held together by a common culture. With Iran again the focus of the world’s attention, A History of Iran is an essential guide to understanding this volatile nation.

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 Mapping the Ottomans: Sovereignty, Territory, and Identity in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Mapping the Ottomans: Sovereignty, Territory, and Identity in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Mapping the Ottomans: Sovereignty, Territory, and Identity in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Author: Palmira Brummett
Cambridge University Press
2015
ISBN-13: 978-1107090774
Pages: 401
Language: English
Format: PDF (True)
Size: 91 MB

Simple paradigms of Muslim-Christian confrontation and the rise of Europe in the seventeenth century do not suffice to explain the ways in which European mapping envisioned the “Turks” in image and narrative. Rather, maps, travel accounts, compendia of knowledge, and other texts created a picture of the Ottoman Empire through a complex layering of history, ethnography, and eyewitness testimony, which juxtaposed current events to classical and biblical history; counted space in terms of peoples, routes, and fortresses; and used the land and seascapes of the map to assert ownership, declare victory, and embody imperial power's reach. Enriched throughout by examples of Ottoman self-mapping, this book examines how Ottomans and their empire were mapped in the narrative and visual imagination of early modern Europe's Christian kingdoms. The maps serve as centerpieces for discussions of early modern space, time, borders, stages of travel, information flows, invocations of authority, and cross-cultural relations.

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 A History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower
A History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower
Author: Kenneth G. Henshall
A History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower
University of Cantenbury
2012
Format: pdf
Size: 1,2 MB
Language: English

Japan's impact on the modern world has been enormous. It occupies just one 300th of the planet's land area, yet came to wield one sixth of the world's economic power. Just 150 years ago it was an obscure land of paddy fields and feudal despots. Within 50 years it became a major imperial power – it's so-called 'First Miracle'. After defeat in the Second World War, when Japan came close to annihilation, within 25 years it recovered remarkably to become the world's third biggest economy – it's 'Second Miracle'. It is now not only an economic superpower, but also a technological and cultural superpower. True miracles have no explanation: Japan's 'miracles' do. The nation's success lies in deeply ingrained historical values, such as a pragmatic determination to succeed. The world can learn much from Japan, and its story is told in these pages.

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 The New York Times: The Times of the Eighties: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade
The New York Times: The Times of the Eighties: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade
Author: William Grimes
The New York Times: The Times of the Eighties: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
2013
Format: epub/pdf
Size: 52.8 Mb
Language: English

There is no better record of history than the archives of The New York Times. Now, more than 200 articles from the great decade of the 1980s are culled from these archives and carefully curated, by editor and Times writer William Grimes, to create one complete, compelling, historical and nostalgic collection.
Organized by sections such as politics, business, science & health, sports, arts & entertainment, food, obituaries, and more, The Times of the Eighties covers the biggest stories that shaped the 1980s. Articles include coverage of historic events like Wall Street's "Black Monday," the Iran-Contra scandal, Tiananmen Square, the Challenger disaster, the Human Genome Project, the collapse of communism, and the introduction of the personal computer by IBM; cultural highlights like the launch of MTV, Ted Turner's establishment of CNN, the Cabbage Patch doll craze, reviews of movies like E.T., Terminator, Raging Bull, and Tootsie, and features on musicians like Michael Jackson, Joan Jett, U2, Wham, Blondie, and more; plus pieces on personalities like Mikhail Gorbachev, Princess Diana, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Pete Rose, Bill Cosby, and more.
The stories are penned by well-known Times writers like William Safire, Frank Rich, Anna Quindlen, Serge Schmemann, Russell Baker, Nan C. Robertson, Thomas L. Friedman, Linda Greenhouse, Bill Keller, Clyde Haberman, Paul Goldberger, Francis X. Clines, John Noble Wilford, Nicholas Kristof, Fox Butterfield, John Rockwell, Anthony Lewis, and many more.
Grimes guides readers through the articles he's selected with commentary that puts the stories into historical context and explores the impact that these events and individuals eventually had on the future.
Hundreds of color photographs from the Times and other sources illuminate the stories throughout.

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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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 Historical Dictionary of the Orthodox Church
Historical Dictionary of the Orthodox Church
Historical Dictionary of the Orthodox Church
Author: Alexander Golitzin
The Scarecrow Press
1996
Pages: 464
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 3.1 Mb

Of the three major branches of Christianity, Orthodoxy is the least known and most misunderstood. The "Historical Dictionary of the Orthodox Church" provides students, researchers, and specialists with a desk encyclopedia of the theology and theologians, saints, sinners, places and events of the Eastern Church. Two millennia of the religion are surveyed in over five hundred concise entries, concentrating primarily on the last 150 years. Includes an overview of the early Church through the Byzantine and Russian Empires, into the present multinational Orthodox presence in the ecumenical movement. Many of the general entries cannot be found elsewhere in English, and the comprehensive compilation of biographies of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Orthodox theologians (American, Russian, Greek, and many other nationalities) is published here for the first time. Includes a detailed 4000-year chronology, illustrations, extensive bibliography, and an appendix listing the current canonical patriarchs and autocephalous churches.

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 The Merchant Navy
The Merchant Navy
: The Merchant Navy
Author : Richard Woodman
Shire Publications
: 2013
ISBN: 9780747812326
Pages: 70
Format : EPUB
Size : 11,5 MB
Language : English

This title tells the epic story of Britain's merchant shipping, carrying exotic goods from all quarters of the world. At one time, British ships carried half of the world's trade. It reveals how two world wars nearly destroyed our merchant shipping, but convoys battled on to save Britain from starving to death. We see what life was like at sea for merchant seamen and get a first-hand glimpse of them at work.

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 Los Servicios Femeninos Auxiliares Aliados (Soldados de la II Guerra Mundial)
Los Servicios Femeninos Auxiliares Aliados (Soldados de la II Guerra Mundial)
Author: Martin Brayley
Los Servicios Femeninos Auxiliares Aliados (Soldados de la II Guerra Mundial)
RBA/Osprey Publishing
2012
Format: PDF
Pages: 50
Size: 14 Mb
Language: Spanish

Los Servicios Femeninos Auxiliares Aliados

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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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 Ten Days that Shook the World
Ten Days that Shook the World
Ten Days that Shook the World
Author: John Reed
BONI & LIVERIGHT. New York

1919
Pages: 371
Format: PDF
Size: 8 МБ
Quality: Good
Language: English

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 Totalitaryzm: geneza, istota, upadek
Totalitaryzm: geneza, istota, upadek
Author:Roman Bäcker
Totalitaryzm: geneza, istota, upadek
Index-Books
1992
Format: pdf
Language: Polish
Size: 45.12 MB


Rozwój Europy w XX wieku nie jest możliwy do opisania, ani tym bardziej — zrozumienia — bez pojęć: totalitaryzm (totalizm), totalitarny. Publicystyka współczesna chętnie posługuje się nimi w tak różnych kontekstach, że powstaje niebezpieczne — z racjonalnego punktu widzenia — zacieranie sensu, podstawowego znaczenia terminów, które kryją realne, groźne treści wymierzone przeciwko człowiekowi: jednostce i społeczeństwu. Z języka prac naukowych termin totalitaryzm przemieścił się w ostatnich latach w sferę języka codziennego, wręcz potocznego, nabierając przy okazji znaczenia pejoratywnego epitetu, a nawet cech publicystycznej inwektywy. Zarazem odrywa się od
przynależnego mu pola znaczeniowego wskazywanego przez historyków, filozofów, socjologów czy politologów.

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 Zondervan Essential Atlas of the Bible
Zondervan Essential Atlas of the Bible
Zondervan Essential Atlas of the Bible
Author: Carl G. Rasmussen
Zondervan
2013
ISBN-13: 978-0310318576
Pages: 160
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 36 MB

Discover everything you need to know about the lands where Jesus walked, Moses traveled, and Paul preached. Packed with multidimensional maps, photos, and charts, the Zondervan Essential Atlas of the Bible is designed to help you better understand the history and places of the Bible and its world. This full-color atlas is concise but thorough, perfect for Bible students, travelers to the Holy Land, or any reader of the Bible curious to find out more about commonly mentioned places in the Old and New Testaments.
The Zondervan Essential Atlas of the Bible features:
Nearly 200 stunning multidimensional and three-dimensional maps and full-color images
Accurate and up-to-date mapping technologies
Innovative chronological charts and maps covering historical backgrounds, regions, weather, and roads
With this easy-to-understand atlas, you’ll find Bible study more engaging and comprehensible, and you’ll learn the essential facts about the fascinating lands of the Bible.

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 A Concise History of Canada
A Concise History of Canada
Author: Professor Margaret Conrad
A Concise History of Canada (Cambridge Concise Histories)
Cambridge University Press
2012
Format: PDF
Size: 10 Mb
Language: English

Margaret Conrad's history of Canada begins with a challenge to its readers. What is Canada? What makes up this diverse, complex, and often contested nation-state? What was its founding moment? And who are its people? Drawing on her many years of experience as a scholar, writer, and teacher of Canadian history, Conrad offers astute answers to these difficult questions. Beginning in Canada's deep past with the arrival of its Aboriginal peoples, she traces its history through the conquest by Europeans, the American Revolutionary War, and the industrialization of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, to its prosperous present. As a social historian, Conrad emphasizes the peoples' history: the relationships between Aboriginal and settler, the French and the English, the Catholic and Protestant, and the rich and poor. She writes of the impact of disease, how women fared in the early colonies, and of the social transformations that took place after the Second World War as Canada began to assert itself as an independent nation. It is this grounded approach which drives the narrative and makes for compelling reading. In the last chapter, the author explains the social, economic, and political upheavals that have transformed the nation over the last three decades. Despite its successes and its popularity as a destination for immigrants from across the world, Canada remains a curiously reluctant player on the international stage. This intelligent, concise, and lucid book explains just why that is.

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