The Inheritance of Rome

A History of Europe from 400 to 1000
Author: Chris Wickham
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014190853X
Category: History
Page: 688
View: 1975
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The idea that with the decline of the Roman Empire Europe entered into some immense ‘dark age’ has long been viewed as inadequate by many historians. How could a world still so profoundly shaped by Rome and which encompassed such remarkable societies as the Byzantine, Carolingian and Ottonian empires, be anything other than central to the development of European history? How could a world of so many peoples, whether expanding, moving or stable, of Goths, Franks, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, whose genetic and linguistic inheritors we all are, not lie at the heart of how we understand ourselves? The Inheritance of Rome is a work of remarkable scope and ambition. Drawing on a wealth of new material, it is a book which will transform its many readers’ ideas about the crucible in which Europe would in the end be created. From the collapse of the Roman imperial system to the establishment of the new European dynastic states, perhaps this book’s most striking achievement is to make sense of an immensely long period of time, experienced by many generations of Europeans, and which, while it certainly included catastrophic invasions and turbulence, also contained long periods of continuity and achievement. From Ireland to Constantinople, from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, this is a genuinely Europe-wide history of a new kind, with something surprising or arresting on every page.

A Short History of the Sailing Ship


Author: Romola Anderson,R. C. Anderson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486429885
Category: Transportation
Page: 212
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This amply illustrated, nontechnical book traces the evolution of the sailing ship over the course of 6,000 years — from those of ancient Egypt and Crete (4000-1000 B.C.) to the full-rigged clipper ships of the 19th century. The development of northern and southern European vessels is also described. 20 halftones and 134 figures.

International Encyclopedia of Public Health


Author: N.A
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128037083
Category: Medical
Page: 4470
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International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Second Edition is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this new edition combines complementary scientific fields of inquiry, linking biomedical research with the social and life sciences to address the three major themes of public health research, disease, health processes, and disciplines. This book helps readers solve real-world problems in global and local health through a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach. Covering all dimensions of the field, from the details of specific diseases, to the organization of social insurance agencies, the articles included cover the fundamental research areas of health promotion, economics, and epidemiology, as well as specific diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and reproductive health. Additional articles on the history of public health, global issues, research priorities, and health and human rights make this work an indispensable resource for students, health researchers, and practitioners alike. Provides the most comprehensive, high-level, internationally focused reference work available on public health Presents an invaluable resource for both researchers familiar with the field and non-experts requiring easy-to-find, relevant, global information and a greater understanding of the wider issues Contains interdisciplinary coverage across all aspects of public health Incorporates biomedical and health social science issues and perspectives Includes an international focus with contributions from global domain experts, providing a complete picture of public health issues

The Academician


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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The Academician

Containing the Elements of Scholastic Science, and the Outlines of Philosophic Education, Predicated on the Analysis of the Human Mind, and Exhibiting the Improved Methods of Instruction
Author: Albert Picket,John W. Picket
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 399
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Dictionary of geography, descriptive, physical, statistical, and historical, forming a complete general gazetteer of the world


Author: Alexander Keith Johnston
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 1352
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Land of the Tollund Man

The Prehistory and Archaeology of Denmark
Author: Palle Lauring
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Denmark
Page: 160
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The ancient history of the Egyptians, Carthaginians [&c.]. Transl. 1 vol. [in 2].


Author: Charles Rollin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Academy


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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The Academy and Literature


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Poetical gazette; the official organ of the Poetry society and a review of poetical affairs, nos. 4-7 issued as supplements to the Academy, v. 79, Oct. 15, Nov. 5, Dec. 3 and 31, 1910

Catalogue of the Sage Library of West Bay City


Author: Sage library, West Bay City, Mich
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 279
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The Guinness book of answers


Author: Norris McWhirter
Publisher: Guinness Media
ISBN: 9780851122632
Category: Reference
Page: 255
View: 1942
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Chambers's Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Irish Historical Studies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ireland
Page: N.A
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Vols. 1- include the sections: Writings on Irish history, 1936- ; Research on Irish history in Irish universities (varies slightly) 1937/38-

Die kürzeste Geschichte Deutschlands


Author: James Hawes
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843717389
Category: History
Page: 336
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Auf 250 Seiten einmal durch 2000 Jahre deutscher Geschichte: Überzeugend und souverän führt James Hawes von den alten Römern bis in die Gegenwart. Eine große Tour durch die Jahrhunderte, die in einer leidenschaftlichen Hommage an die Bundesrepublik endet. Der Sieg gegen die Römer im Teutoburger Wald, die barbarische Grausamkeit des Dreißigjährigen Kriegs, der Aufstieg des militaristischen Preußens im 18. Jahrhundert — wie Blitzlichter scheinen diese historischen Ereignisse in James Hawes’ fulminantem Parforceritt durch die deutsche Geschichte auf. Die alles beherrschende Frage, die sich wie ein roter Faden durch die Seiten zieht: Gehört das Herzstück Europas zum Westen oder zum Osten? Für Hawes ist klar, dass dieses Land zum Westen zählt. Die Bundesrepublik, so wie wir sie kennen, sieht er in der Tradition des wahren, historischen Deutschlands, dem Staatshörigkeit, puritanischer Eifer und narben gesichtiger Militarismus stets fremd waren. Hawes ist sich sicher: Deutschland ist heute »Europas größte Hoffnung«.

Medieval Italy

An Encyclopedia
Author: Christopher Kleinhenz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135948801
Category: History
Page: 2160
View: 3179
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This Encyclopedia gathers together the most recent scholarship on Medieval Italy, while offering a sweeping view of all aspects of life in Italy during the Middle Ages. This two volume, illustrated, A-Z reference is a cross-disciplinary resource for information on literature, history, the arts, science, philosophy, and religion in Italy between A.D. 450 and 1375. For more information including the introduction, a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample pages, and more, visit the Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia website.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
View: 2274
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Antiquarian Bookman


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Antiquarian booksellers
Page: N.A
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