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史地傳記 - 歷史總論


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  • Ancient SyriaAncient Syria Bryce, Trevor Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/6/25出版

    Syria has long been one of the most trouble-prone and politically volatile regions of the Near and Middle Eastern world. This book looks back beyond the troubles of the present to tell the 3000-year story of what happened many centuries before. Trevor Bryce reveals the peoples, cities, and kingdoms that arose, flourished, declined, and disappeared in the lands that now constitute Syria, from the time of it's earliest written records in the third millennium BC until the reign of the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 3-4th century AD.Across the centuries, from the Bronze Age to the Rome Era, we encounter a vast array of characters and civilizations, enlivening, enriching, and besmirching the annals of Syrian history: Hittite and Assyrian Great Kings; Egyptian pharaohs; Amorite robber-barons; the biblically notorious Nebuchadnezzar; Persia's Cyrus the Great and Macedon's Alexander the Great; the rulers of the Seleucid empire; and an assortment of Rome's most distinguished and most infamous emperors. All swept across the plains of Syria at some point in her long history. All contributed, in one way or another, to Syria's special, distinctive character, as they imposed themselves upon it, fought one another within it, or pillaged their way through it. But this is not just a history of invasion and oppression. Syria had great rulers of her own, native-born Syrian luminaries, sometimes appearing as local champions who sought to liberate their lands from foreign despots, sometimes as cunning, self-seeking manipulators of squabbles between their overlords. They culminate with Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra, whose life provides a fitting grand finale to the first three millennia of Syria's recorded history. The conclusion looks forward to the Muslim conquest in the 7th century AD: in many ways the opening chapter in the equally complex and often troubled history of modern Syria.

    9 特價 1106
  • Nelson's Arctic VoyageNelson's Arctic Voyage Goodwin, Peter Adlard Coles Nautical 出版 2019/7/16出版

    A detailed account of the Royal Navy's near fatal expedition into the polar regions in 1773--with the young Horatio Nelson on board.In the summer of 1773 the 14-year old Horatio Nelson took part in an expedition to the Arctic, which came close to ending his naval career before it had begun. Two bomb vessels, HMS Racehorse and Carcass, were fitted out and strengthened under the command of Captain Hon. Constantine Phipps for an expedition to find the Northwest Passage. It was an extremely cold Arctic summer and the ships became locked in ice unable to cut their way out for days until the wind changed and the ice broke up. The ships were eventually extricated and sailed home, and the legend of Horatio Nelson began. During the voyage, the young Nelson had command of one of the smaller boats of the ships, a four-oared cutter manned by twelve seamen. In this he helped save the crew of one of the Racehorse's boats from an attack by a herd of enraged walruses. He also had a more famous encounter with a polar bear while attempting to obtain a bearskin as a present for his father, an exploit that later became part of the Nelson legend.Drawing on the ship's journals, and expedition commander Phipps' log from the National Archives, Nelson's Arctic Voyage creates a fascinating picture of the expedition and life on board. Using the ships' muster books it also details the ship's crews, explaining the different roles and ranks aboard. Nelson's Arctic Voyage is illustrated using the ship's drawings, charts, as well as objects used aboard, accompanied by a navigational chart of the route taken. Nelson's Arctic Voyage also examines the concept of naval exploration as put forth by Joseph Banks and the Royal Society. The near failure of the expedition as a result of poor planning--with potentially tragic results--demonstrates the difficulties and uncertainties of such expeditions. Nelson's Arctic Voyage also provides a unique glimpse at a great naval commander at the earliest stage of his career, analyzing how the experience might have shaped his later career and attitudes. Other great captains and voyages are discussed alongside Nelson, including Captain Cook and his exploration of the south seas and the later ill-fated northern journeys of Franklin and Shackleton.

    9 特價 1008
  • Herodotus and the Question WhyHerodotus and the Question Why Pelling, Christopher Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/7/15出版

    In the 5th century BCE, Herodotus wrote the first known history to break from the tradition of Homeric storytelling, basing his text on empirical observations and arranging them systematically. Herodotus and the Question Why offers a comprehensive examination of the methods behind the Histories and the challenge of documenting human experiences, from the Persian Wars to cultural traditions.In lively, accessible prose, Christopher Pelling explores such elements as reconstructing the mentalities of storyteller and audience alike; distinctions between the human and the divine; and the evolving concepts of freedom, democracy, and individualism. Pelling traces the similarities between Herodotus's approach to physical phenomena (Why does the Nile flood?) and landmark events (Why did Xerxes invade Greece? And why did the Greeks win?), delivering a fascinating look at the explanatory process itself. The cultural forces that shaped Herodotus's thinking left a lasting legacy for us, making Herodotus and the Question Why especially relevant as we try to record and narrate the stories of our time and to fully understand them.

    9 特價 2772
  • 24 horas en la Antigua Roma / 24 Hours in Ancient Rome24 horas en la Antigua Roma / 24 Hours in Ancient Rome Matyszak, Philip Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/6/30出版

    What was it like to live in one of the ancient world's most powerful and bustling cities - one that was eight times more densely populated than modern day New York? In this entertaining, enlightening guide, bestselling historian Philip Matyszak introduces us to the people who lived and worked in Ancient Rome.

    9 特價 691
  • Searching for the AmazonsSearching for the Amazons Man, John Pegasus Books 出版 2019/7/9出版

    A deeply researched and sweeping history that redefines our understanding of the Amazons and their culture, tracking the ancient legend into the modern world and examining its significance today.

    9 特價 565
  • Tracing Your Docker AncestorsTracing Your Docker Ancestors Ombler, Alex Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/7/19出版

    Alex Ombler handbook is the first practical guide for family historians who wish to find out about family members who worked in British docks.

    9 特價 943
  • ScienceScience Lang, Philippa Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/7/11出版

    Ancient science is a subject that commands extensive general interest. This is the first non-technical survey of the interface between ancient and modern science. It is aimed at crossover student sales in classics, the history of ideas and the history and philosophy of science. Modern science and its technology are the children of the seventeenth-century. But the bold investigative experimentation and scientific systems of thought that this era spawned were in turn thoroughly influenced by Greek and Roman authors and ideas. Xenophanes' ideas about fossils informed the science of geology. Copernicus and his novel notion that the earth revolved around the sun, and not vice versa, were arguably influenced by the Samian philosopher and mathematician, Aristarchus. And the anatomists of Alexandria still - even today - have valuable insights to bring to current ethical discussions of vivisection and animal welfare. Shedding fresh light on topics such as Euclid's geometry, Aristotelian physics and the proto-Darwinism of pre-Socratic thinkers like Empedocles, Philippa Lang addresses the fascinating differences and similarities between ancient and modern conceptions of 'science'.She discusses the origins of the cosmos; natural laws in mathematics and physics; conceptions and philosophies of biology and disease; ideas about mechanistic science and technology as they have been used to control the societies of human beings; and the important nexus between science, morality and ethics.Greek and Roman parallels illuminate and clarify the meaning of science itself.

    9 特價 1358
  • Tambora and the Year Without a SummerTambora and the Year Without a Summer Behringer, Wolfgang Polity Pr 出版 2019/7/1出版

    In 1816, the climate went berserk. The winter brought extreme cold, and torrential rains unleashed massive flooding in Asia. Western Europe and North America experienced a ‘year without a summer’, while failed harvests in 1817 led to the ‘year of famine’. At the time, nobody knew that all these disturbances were the result of a single event: the eruption of Mount Tambora in what is now Indonesia – the greatest volcanic eruption in recorded history. In this book, leading climate historian Wolfgang Behringer provides the first globally comprehensive account of a climate catastrophe that would cast the world into political and social crises for years to come. Concentrating on the period between 1815 and 1820, Behringer shows how this natural occurrence led to worldwide unrest. Analysing events as diverse as the persecution of Jews in Germany, the Peterloo Massacre in the United Kingdom, witch hunts in South Africa and anti-colonial uprisings in Asia, Behringer demonstrates that no region on earth was untouched by the effects of the eruption. Drawing parallels with our world today, Tambora and its aftermath become a case study for how societies and individuals respond to climate change, what risks emerge and how they might be overcome. This comprehensive account of the impact of one of the greatest environmental disasters in human history will be of interest to a wide readership and to anyone seeking to understand better how we might mitigate the effects of climate change.

    9 特價 1103
  • Tracing Your Insolvent AncestorsTracing Your Insolvent Ancestors Blake, Paul Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/7/19出版

    Debtors?prisons are infamous but very little has been written about the records of those confined within them in London or elsewhere in the country. Even less has been written about the trials of those who were often incarcerated following misfortune or mismanagement rather than criminal intent.

    9 特價 943
  • Tracing Your Potteries AncestorsTracing Your Potteries Ancestors Sharpe, Michael Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/7/19出版

    Tracing Your Potteries Ancestors introduces readers to the wealth of information available to those wishing to trace their North Staffordshire roots. Michael Sharpe gives a fascinating insight into the history of this part of the Midlands which was for so long dominated by the pottery industry.

    9 特價 943
  • The Legitimacy of BastardsThe Legitimacy of Bastards Matthews, Helen Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/7/19出版

    For the nobility and gentry in later medieval England, land was a source of wealth and status. Their marriages were arranged with this in mind, and it is not surprising that so many of them had mistresses and illegitimate children. John de Warenne, Earl of Surrey, married at the age of twenty to a ten-year-old granddaughter of Edward I, had at least eight bastards and a complicated love life.In theory, bastards were at a considerable disadvantage. Regarded as ilius nullius?or the son of no one, they were unable to inherit real property and barred from the priesthood. In practice, illegitimacy could be less of a stigma in late medieval England than it became between the sixteenth and late twentieth centuries. There were ways of making provision for illegitimate offspring and some bastards did extremely well in the church, through marriage, as soldiers, and a few even succeeding to the family estates.The Legitimacy of Bastards is the first book to consider the individuals who had illegitimate children, the ways in which they provided for them and attitudes towards both the parents and the bastard children. It also highlights important differences between the views of illegitimacy taken by the Church and by the English law.

    9 特價 1573
  • Tracing Your Freemason, Friendly Society and Trade Union AncestorsTracing Your Freemason, Friendly Society and Trade Union Ancestors Weinbren, Daniel Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/7/19出版

    For much of the Victorian era and the 20th century almost all respectable working men (and many working women) were members of at least one fraternal body.

    9 特價 943
  • Lffirmation De Soi Chez Les Historiens, De Lntiquit??La Fin Du Moyen AgeLffirmation De Soi Chez Les Historiens, De Lntiquit??La Fin Du Moyen Age Bratu, Cristian Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/6/27出版

    In this volume, Cristian Bratu discusses authorial self-representations and self-promotion strategies in the works of ancient and medieval historians, from Herodotus (5th c. BC) to Philippe de Commynes (15th c. AD).

    9 特價 10130
  • Eso no estaba en mi libro de historia de la navegaci鏮 / That was not in my History of NaviEso no estaba en mi libro de historia de la navegaci鏮 / That was not in my History of Navi Molla, Luis Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/6/30出版

    Las primeras referencias del hombre en su funcion de navegante dominador de los mares las encontramos en la Biblia, y mas concretamente en el Genesis. Desde el inicio de los tiempos hasta nuestros dias, la Navegacion ha estado presente y ha sido fundamental. Pero, lo sabemos todo sobre ella? A traves de esta obra conocera como fueron las primeras navegaciones. Los navegantes de leyenda. Se introducira en los mitos del mar y en las supersticiones marineras. La historia de los buques miticos. Como era la vida de las mujeres de mar? Los secretos de las grandes expediciones. Cual era la verdad de los piratas y corsarios? Como era la vida a bordo? Y los terribles naufragios? Todo esto y muchisimo mas de la mano del Capitan de Navio de la Armada, piloto naval y diplomado de Estado Mayor, Luis Molla.

    9 特價 660
  • The English Landscape GardenThe English Landscape Garden Symes, Michael Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/7/15出版

    The eighteenth-century phenomenon of the English landscape garden was so widespread that even today, when so much has been built over or otherwise changed, examples remain throughout England. Although seemingly natural, the English landscape was generally the result of considerable effort, contrivance, and design skill, the glorious outcome of “the art that conceals art.” Taking many forms, the landscape garden might involve digging lakes, raising or leveling hills, or planting vast numbers of trees—whatever was required to show nature to best advantage. Richly illustrated throughout, this book uncovers the complex, multi-layered, and wide-ranging story of the landscape garden in England.  

    9 特價 1512