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史地傳記 - 歷史總論

歷史總論共有744本

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  • Ancient Near EastAncient Near East Podany, Amanda H. Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2016/8/9出版

    The ancient Near East is known as the "cradle of civilization" - and for good reason. Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia were home to an extraordinarily rich and successful culture. Indeed, it was a time and place of earth-shaking changes for humankind: The beginnings of writing and law, kingship and bureaucracy, diplomacy and state-sponsored warfare, mathematics and literature. This Very Short Introduction offers a fascinating account of this momentous time in human history. The three thousand years covered here - from around 3500 BCE, with the founding of the first Mesopotamian cities, to the conquest of the Near East by the Persian king Cyrus the Great in 539 BCE - represent a period of incredible innovation, from the invention of the wheel and the plow, to early achievements in astronomy, law, and diplomacy. As historian Amanda Podany explores this era, she overturns the popular image of the ancient world as a primitive, violent place. We discover that women had many rights and freedoms: They could own property, run businesses, and represent themselves in court. Diplomats traveled between the capital cities of major powers ensuring peace and friendship between the kings. Scribes and scholars studied the stars and could predict eclipses and the movements of the planets. Every chapter introduces the listener to a particular moment in ancient Near Eastern history, illuminating such aspects as trade, religion, diplomacy, law, warfare, kingship, and agriculture. Each discussion focuses on evidence provided in two or three cuneiform texts from that time. These documents, the cities in which they were found, the people and gods named in them, the events they recount or reflect, all provide vivid testimony of the era in which they were written.

    9 特價 315
  • The Storm Before the StormThe Storm Before the Storm Duncan, Mike Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2017/10/24出版

    The creator of the massively popular, award-winning podcast series The History of Rome brings to life the story of the tumultuous years that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic.The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable a

    9 特價 1103
  • In the Shadow of the SwordIn the Shadow of the Sword Holland, Tom Tantor Media Inc 出版 2015/5/12出版

    The evolution of the Arab empire is one of the supreme narratives of ancient history, a story dazzlingly rich in drama, character, and achievement. In this exciting and sweeping historyhe third in his trilogy of books on the ancient worldom Holland describes how the Arabs emerged to carve out a stupefyingly vast dominion in a matter of decades, overcoming seemingly insuperable odds to create an imperial civilization. With profound bearing on the most consequential events of our time, Holland ties the exciting story of Islam's ascent to the crises and controversies of the present.

    9 特價 1733
  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman EmpireThe Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Gibbon, Edward Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2016/4/5出版

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has always maintained its initial appeal to both the general public and scholars alike. Its sheer scale is daunting, encompassing over a millennium of history, covering not merely the Western Empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in AD 476, but also the Eastern Empire, which lasted for another thousand years until the Turks vanquished it in 1453. But Gibbon's style, part historical fact and part literature, is enticing, and the sheer honesty of the man, who endeavours to be scrupulously impartial in his presentation, endears him to the reader. In this recording, David Timson incorporates the most salient of Gibbon's footnotes. InVolume III (chapters XXVII - XXXVI), Gibbon charts the fall of the Western Empire. Starting with the reign of Emperor Gratian (d. AD 383), his survey moves to political and religious issues in the East and West before covering the increasing military power of the Barbarians. Occasionally a great Roman general emerges to stem the tide, but internecine power struggles see the Western Empire weakened, until Gaul, Britain, Spain and other territories find themselves, as the 5th century advances, unable to rely on Rome for defence.

    9 特價 473
  • 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America Gillon, Steven M. Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2006/6/6出版

    This audiobook will serve as the companion to the History Channel's ten-hour documentary series Ten Days That Changed America set to air in April 2006. As the name indicates, the audiobook profiles ten historical events that shaped our national history, culture, and consciousness. Although the publication will be tied directly to the History Channel's series, the essays will explore themes and topics not developed in the documentaries. This audiobook will be a must-have for any history buff or patriot interested in some of the most significant historical events that shaped our culture, explored in grandiose, passionate detail and understood as necessary stepping stones toward the state of society today. The History Channel selected these ten dates after a long, deliberative process utilizing the expertise of a dozen of the country's leading historians. Needless to say, choosing between the events that have shaped our boisterous country and ranking them was an unprecedented challenge. Consider some of these profound moments in our past - can you figure out which ones qualified in their debates?1607 - Jamestown founded * 1793 - Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin * 1803 - Louisiana Purchase 1836- The Battle at the Alamo * 1863 - Battle of Gettysburg and Vicksburg * 1890- Sherman Antitrust Act passed 1903- Ford Motor Company founded * 1920- Women win the right to vote * 1929 - Stock Market Crash 1941 - Japan attacks Pearl Harbor * 1954- Brown v. Board of Education * 1980- CNN starts broadcastingGive up? Thankfully, they didn't, and from a much longer list of critical moments similar to these - all highly charged and inherently debatable - the panel eventually agreed on ten chart-toppers which they will be officially announcing in January.This audiobook of companion essays will pair the historically accurate facts and figures from each day with fascinating characters, well-versed argument, and an awe-inducing philosophical bent. Either perceived as a must-have, gloss over primer for newbies, an engrossing series of adventure and suspense stories, or a detailed, highly focused analysis serving doubly as a debate platform, this approach to our history offers something for everyone. Ten Days That Changed America will bring the excitement and import of our past to life, to the benefit of all the patriots and pundits of the present.

    9 特價 945
  • Temples, Tombs & HieroglyphsTemples, Tombs & Hieroglyphs Mertz, Barbara Tantor Media Inc 出版 2007/12/1出版

    In this updated version of the classic of popular Egyptology, Barbara Mertz combines a doctorate in Egyptology at the famed Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago with a life-long enthusiasm for ancient Egypt. Her love of the subject is contagious and makes her the perfect guide to ancient Egypt for the student, the layman, and those who plan to visit-or have visited-the Nile Valley.

    9 特價 1103
  • English Society in the Eighteenth CenturyEnglish Society in the Eighteenth Century Porter, Roy Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2009/9/1出版

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  • Round About the EarthRound About the Earth Chaplin, Joyce E. Tantor Media Inc 出版 2012/12/31出版

    From the author of The First Scientific American comes a witty, erudite, and colorful account of the outrageous ambitions that have inspired men and women to circle the entire planet.

    9 特價 3780
  • Decision in PhiladelphiaDecision in Philadelphia Collier, James Lincoln Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2012/8/1出版

    Fifty-five men met in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a document that would create a country and change a world: the Constitution. Here is a remarkable rendering of that fateful time, told with humanity and humor. Decision in Philadelphia is the best popular history of the Constitutional Convention; in it, the life and times of eighteenth century America not only come alive, but the very human qualities of the men who framed the document are brought provocatively into focus ?casting many of the Founding Fathers in a new light. A celebration of how and why our Constitution came into being, Decision in Philadelphia is also a testament of the American spirit at its finest.

    9 特價 2676
  • Temples, Tombs, and HieroglyphsTemples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs Mertz, Barbara Tantor Media Inc 出版 2007/12/1出版

    In this updated version of the classic of popular Egyptology, Barbara Mertz combines a doctorate in Egyptology at the famed Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago with a life-long enthusiasm for ancient Egypt. Her love of the subject is contagious and makes her the perfect guide to ancient Egypt for the student, the layman, and those who plan to visit-or have visited-the Nile Valley.

    9 特價 2205
  • O Jerusalem!O Jerusalem! Collins, Larry Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2009/12/1出版

    9 特價 3875
  • The Persian ExpeditionThe Persian Expedition Xenophon Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2008/4/1出版

    Xenophon, after being exiled from Athens, spent the last years of his life hunting, writing, and recalling in his books the great days of the Persian expedition. This record of one of the most famous marches in history contains an account of the day-to-day life of ordinary men and soldiers. It demonstrates how Greek theories of government and morality worked out in practiceor with his admiration for the great, Xenophon had a rare ability to understand and describe the outlook of lesser men. His own fortunes, too, are intensely moving. Cool, calculating, brilliant, and intensely pious, he is one of the most fascinating characters of history, and his account of his own doings is so far from being self-conscious that he seems to be one of the very few Greeks whose ways and manners have been accurately documented.

    9 特價 943
  • Thunder Below!Thunder Below! Fluckey, Eugene B. Tantor Media Inc 出版 2013/8/12出版

    The thunderous roar of exploding depth charges was a familiar and comforting sound to the crew members of the USS Barb, who frequently found themselves somewhere between enemy fire and Davy Jones's locker. Under the leadership of her fearless skipper, Captain Gene Fluckey, the Barb sank the greatest tonnage of any American sub in World War II. At the same time, the Barb did far more than merely sink ships-she changed forever the way submarines stalk and kill their prey. This is a gripping adventure chock-full of "you-are-there" moments. Fluckey has drawn on logs, reports, letters, interviews, and a recently discovered illegal diary kept by one of his torpedomen. And in a fascinating twist, he uses archival documents from the Japanese Navy to give its version of events. The unique story of the Barb begins with its men, who had the confidence to become unbeatable. Each team helped develop innovative ideas, new tactics, and new strategies. All strove for personal excellence, and success became contagious. Instead of lying in wait under the waves, the USS Barb pursued enemy ships on the surface, attacking in the swift and precise style of torpedo boats. She was the first sub to use rocket missiles and to creep up on enemy convoys at night, joining the flank escort line from astern, darting in and out as she sank ships up the column. Surface-cruising, diving only to escape, "Luckey Fluckey" relentlessly patrolled the Pacific, driving his boat and crew to their limits. There can be no greater contrast to modern warfare's long-distance, video game style of battle than the exploits of the captain and crew of the USS Barb, where the sub, out of ammunition, actually rammed an enemy ship until it sank. Thunder Below! is a first-rate, true-life, inspirational story of the courage and heroism of ordinary men under fire.

    9 特價 3024
  • Like DreamersLike Dreamers Halevi, Yossi Klein/ Foster, Mel (NRT) Tantor Media Inc 出版 2013/12/23出版

    In Like Dreamers, acclaimed journalist Yossi Klein Halevi interweaves the stories of a group of 1967 paratroopers who reunited Jerusalem, tracing the history of Israel and the divergent ideologies shaping it from the Six-Day War to the present.Following the lives of seven young members from the 55th Paratroopers Reserve Brigade, the unit responsible for restoring Jewish sovereignty to Jerusalem, Halevi reveals how this band of brothers played pivotal roles in shaping Israel's destiny long after their historic victory. While they worked together to reunite their country in 1967, these men harbored drastically different visions for Israel's future.One emerges at the forefront of the religious settlement movement, while another is instrumental in the 2005 unilateral withdrawal from Gaza. One becomes a driving force in the growth of Israel's capitalist economy, while another ardently defends the socialist kibbutzim. One is a leading peace activist, while another helps create an anti-Zionist terror underground in Damascus.Like Dreamers is a nuanced, in-depth look at these diverse men and the conflicting beliefs that have helped to define modern Israel and the Middle East.

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  • Heroes of HistoryHeroes of History Durant, Will Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2011/12/1出版

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian uses the lives of the most influential people of all time to sum up human history with wit, knowledge, and a unique ability to explain events and ideas in simple, understandable terms. This brief history of civilization from ancient times to the dawn of the modern age is filled with life-enhancing wisdom and optimism. It is the lessons of our heritage passed on for the edification and benefit of future generations -- a fitting legacy from America's most beloved historian and philosopher.

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