A Short History of the Sailing Ship

Author: Romola Anderson,R. C. Anderson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486429885
Category: Transportation
Page: 212
View: 751
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.

Millennium: From Religion to Revolution: How Civilization Has Changed Over a Thousand Years

Author: Ian Mortimer
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1681772868
Category: History
Page: 416
View: 8584
History’s greatest tour guide, Ian Mortimer, takes us on an eye-opening and expansive journey through the last millennium of human innovation. In Millennium, bestselling historian Ian Mortimer takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the last ten centuries of Western history. It is a journey into a past vividly brought to life and bursting with ideas, that pits one century against another in his quest to measure which century saw the greatest change. We journey from a time when there was a fair chance of your village being burned to the ground by invaders — and dried human dung was a recommended cure for cancer — to a world in which explorers sailed into the unknown and civilizations came into conflict with each other on an epic scale. Here is a story of godly scientists, fearless adventurers, cold-hearted entrepreneurs, and strong-minded women — a story of discovery, invention, revolution, and cataclysmic shifts in perspective. Millennium is a journey into the past like no other. Our understanding of human development will never be the same again, and the lessons we learn along the way are profound ones for us all.

The Athenaeum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama
Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 2085

A History of Sea Power

Author: William Oliver Stevens
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465544984
Category: Naval history
Page: 467
View: 9264

Land of Sikyon

Archaeology and History of a Greek City-State
Author: Yannis A. Lolos
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1621390020
Category: Social Science
Page: 664
View: 2120
Ancient Sikyon, in the northeastern Peloponnese, was a major player on the Mediterranean stage, especially in the Archaic and Hellenistic periods. This comprehensive study combines a discussion of the geological and historical background with the results of original research based on many years of archaeological fieldwork. Author Yannis Lolos, drawing upon the limited excavations in Sikyonia, literary sources, and mostly his own extensive survey data, traces the history of the human presence in the territory of Sikyon from prehistory to the early modern period. A series of detailed maps plots the position of many previously unknown roads, fortifications, and settlement sites.

Development Centre Studies Chinese Economic Performance in the Long Run, 960-2030 AD, Second Edition, Revised and Updated

Author: Maddison Angus
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264037632
Page: 196
View: 681
This book uses a comparative approach to explain why China’s role in the world economy has changed so dramatically in the last thousand years. This edition has been revised and updated and Chapter 4 is new. It concludes that China will resume its role as the world's largest economy by 2015.

An Economic History of Europe

Author: Karl Gunnar Persson,Paul Sharp
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107095565
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 9323
Second edition of leading textbook on European economic history, updated throughout and with new coverage of post-financial crisis Europe.

World history and geography

document based questions activities
Author: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, inc
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780030666889
Category: Science
Page: 77
View: 6334

The Rise of Christianity

Author: Don Nardo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781560068082
Category: History
Page: 112
View: 5779
Discusses the rise of Christianity including the Christian revolution, its Jewish roots, Jesus, Constantine's revolution, and the Christianization of Europe.

Roman Art

A Resource for Educators
Author: N.A
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588392228
Category: Architecture, Roman
Page: 210
View: 2603
A complete introduction to the rich cultural legacy of Rome through the study of Roman art ... It includes a discussion of the relevance of Rome to the modern world, a short historical overview, and descriptions of forty-five works of art in the Roman collection organized in three thematic sections: Power and Authority in Roman Portraiture; Myth, Religion, and the Afterlife; and Daily Life in Ancient Rome. This resource also provides lesson plans and classroom activities."--Publisher website.

How to Kill a Dragon

Aspects of Indo-European Poetics
Author: Calvert Watkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195085957
Category: Philosophy
Page: 613
View: 4365
In How to Kill a Dragon Calvert Watkins follows the continuum of poetic formulae in Indo-European languages, from Old Hittite to medieval Irish. He uses the comparative method to reconstruct traditional poetic formulae of considerable complexity that stretch as far back as the original common language. Thus, Watkins reveals the antiquity and tenacity of the Indo-European poetic tradition. Watkins begins this study with an introduction to the field of comparative Indo-European poetics; he explores the Saussurian notions of synchrony and diachrony, and locates the various Indo-European traditions and ideologies of the spoken word. Further, his overview presents case studies on the forms of verbal art, with selected texts drawn from Indic, Iranian, Greek, Latin, Hittite, Armenian, Celtic, and Germanic languages. In the remainder of the book, Watkins examines in detail the structure of the dragon/serpent-slaying myths, which recur in various guises throughout the Indo-European poetic tradition. He finds the "signature" formula for the myth--the divine hero who slays the serpent or overcomes adversaries--occurs in the same linguistic form in a wide range of sources and over millennia, including Old and Middle Iranian holy books, Greek epic, Celtic and Germanic sagas, down to Armenian oral folk epic of the last century. Watkins argues that this formula is the vehicle for the central theme of a proto-text, and a central part of the symbolic culture of speakers of the Proto-Indo-European language: the relation of humans to their universe, the values and expectations of their society. Therefore, he further argues, poetry was a social necessity for Indo- European society, where the poet could confer on patrons what they and their culture valued above all else: "imperishable fame."

A history of Sinai

Author: Lina Eckenstein
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 202
View: 9463

The Golden Moments of Paris

A Guide to the Paris of the 1920s
Author: John Baxter
Publisher: Museyon Inc
ISBN: 0984633472
Category: Travel
Page: 272
View: 8352
In The Golden Moments of Paris, John Baxter uncovers fascinating true stories about the characters that gave Paris its "character" in the years between World War I and World War II. Explore one of the world's most beautiful and loved cities in 26 fact-filled, humorous, and dramatic stories about the famed Années Folles—the Crazy Years—at the turn of the 20th century in Paris. Learn about Gertrude Stein and her famous writers' salon, Salvador Dali and the Surrealists, the birth of Chanel No. 5, and the antics of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the "lost generation." Then see what these areas look like today by following along on the guided walking tours of Paris's historic neighborhoods and the cafes, clubs, and brothels that were home to the intellectuals, artists, and Bohemians, illustrated with color photographs and period maps.

Books in Print

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 3316


A New History, Second Enlarged Edition
Author: John King Fairbank,Merle Goldman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674036654
Category: Reference
Page: 560
View: 2388
John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilization. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman brings the book up to date and provides an epilogue discussing the changes in contemporary China that will shape the nation in the years to come.

Braddock's Defeat

The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution
Author: David L. Preston
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199845328
Category: History
Page: 432
View: 2155
On July 9, 1755, British and colonial troops under the command of General Edward Braddock suffered a crushing defeat to French and Native American enemy forces in Ohio Country. Known as the Battle of the Monongahela, the loss altered the trajectory of the Seven Years' War in America, escalating the fighting and shifting the balance of power. An unprecedented rout of a modern and powerful British army by a predominantly Indian force, Monongahela shocked the colonial world--and also planted the first seeds of an independent American consciousness. The culmination of a failed attempt to capture Fort Duquesne from the French, Braddock's Defeat was a pivotal moment in American and world history. While the defeat is often blamed on blundering and arrogance on the part of General Braddock--who was wounded in battle and died the next day--David Preston's gripping new work argues that such a claim diminishes the victory that Indian and French forces won by their superior discipline and leadership. In fact, the French Canadian officer Captain Beaujeu had greater tactical skill, reconnaissance, and execution, and his Indian allies were the most effective and disciplined troops on the field. Preston also explores the long shadow cast by Braddock's Defeat over the 18th century and the American Revolution two decades later. The campaign had been an awakening to empire for many British Americans, spawning ideas of American identity and anticipating many of the political and social divisions that would erupt with the outbreak of the Revolution. Braddock's Defeat was the defining generational experience for many British and American officers, including Thomas Gage, Horatio Gates, and perhaps most significantly, George Washington. A rich battle history driven by a gripping narrative and an abundance of new evidence,Braddock's Defeat presents the fullest account yet of this defining moment in early American history.

The Idea of the West

Culture, Politics and History
Author: Alastair Bonnett
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230212336
Category: Political sociology
Page: 201
View: 5175
The West is on everyone's lips: it is defended, celebrated, hated. But how and why did it emerge? And whose idea is it? This book is about representations of the West. Drawing on sources from across the world - from Russia to Japan, Iran to Britain - it argues that the West is not merely a Western idea but something that many people around the world have long been creating and stereotyping. The Idea of the West looks at how the great political and ethnic forces of the last century defined themselves in relation to the West, addresses how Soviet communism, 'Asian spirituality', 'Asian values' and radical Islamism used and deployed images of the West. Both topical and wide-ranging, it offers an accessible but provocative portrait of a fascinating subject and it charts the complex relationship between whiteness and the West.

Mind as Machine

A History of Cognitive Science
Author: Margaret Ann Boden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 019954316X
Page: 1631
View: 1617

The History of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia

Author: Voltaire
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 8544