• The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    Gibbon EdwardTimson David (NRT)  著 Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2019/8/6 出版 有聲CD

    the decline and fall of the roman empire has always maintained its appeal to both the general public and scholars. 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. in volume one (chapters ixv) gibbon opens by setting the scene with the empire as it stood in the time of augustus (d. ad 14) before praising the time of the antonines. the death of marcus aurelius and the accession of commodus and his successors ushers in turbulent and dangerous times that were only occasionally marked by a wise and temperate ruler. the volume ends in ad 324 with constantine the great becoming undisputed roman emperor uniting both the eastern and western empires.

  • Etnicidad vs. Aculturaci鏮/ Ethnicity vs. Acculturation

    Etnicidad vs. Aculturaci鏮/ Ethnicity vs. Acculturation

    Cabrera Rafael Barroso  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/2/28 出版

    a study of the political and archaeological controversies surrounding the castilian necropoleis of the v-vi centuries ad and the visigoth settlement in the iberian peninsula. the author attempts to deconstruct the various controversies and presents fresh analysis based on the archaeological data and literary evidence.

  • The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z

    Grann David  著 Vintage Books 出版 2017/3/7 出版

    this?inew york timesestseller is soon to be a major motion picture starringharlie hunnamom holland andobert pattinson and directed by james gray.in 1925 the legendary british explorer percy fawcett ventured into the amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization. he never returned. over the years countless people perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called the lost city of z. in this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction journalist david grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of fawcett’s quest for z and his own journey into the deadly jungle as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

  • The Somme

    The Somme

    Prior RobinWilson Trevor  著 Yale Univ Pr 出版 2016/4/26 出版

    published in a new edition on the centenary of the seismic battle this book provides the definitive account of the somme and assigns responsibility to military and political leaders for its catastrophic outcome.  magisterial piece of scholarship. . . . it is a model of historical research and should do much to further our understanding of the great war and how it was fought.?contemporary review ?br evisionist history at its best.?library journal (starred review) ?br  major addition to the literature on the military history of the great war.?jay winter

  • The Amazons

    The Amazons

    Mayor Adrienne  著 Princeton Univ Pr 出版 2016/2/9 出版

    amazonsierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known worldere the mythic archenemies of the ancient greeks. heracles and achilles displayed their valor in duels with amazon queens and the athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful amazon army. in historical times cyrus of persia alexander the great and the roman general pompey tangled with amazons.but just who were these bold barbarian archers on horseback who gloried in fighting hunting and sexual freedom? were amazons real? in this deeply researched wide-ranging and lavishly illustrated book national book award finalist adrienne mayor presents the amazons as they have never been seen before. this is the first comprehensive account of warrior women in myth and history across the ancient world from the mediterranean sea to the great wall of china.mayor tells how amazing new archaeological discoveries of battle-scarred female skeletons buried with their weapons prove that women warriors were not merely figments of the greek imagination. combining classical myth and art nomad traditions and scientific archaeology she reveals intimate surprising details and original insights about the lives and legends of the women known as amazons. provocatively arguing that a timeless search for a balance between the sexes explains the allure of the amazons mayor reminds us that there were as many amazon love stories as there were war stories. the greeks were not the only people enchanted by amazonsayor shows that warlike women of nomadic cultures inspired exciting tales in ancient egypt persia india central asia and china.driven by a detective’s curiosity mayor unearths long-buried evidence and sifts fact from fiction to show how flesh-and-blood women of the eurasian steppes were mythologized as amazons the equals of men. the result is likely to become a classic.

  • American Appetites

    American Appetites

    the stories captured in this compelling new collection reveal that us history cannot be understood apart from our relationship to food. beginning with native american folktales that document foundational food habits and ending with contemporary discussions about how to obtain adequate healthful and ethical nutrition this volume shows that the quest for food has always been about more than physical nourishment demonstrating how changing attitudes about issues ranging from patriotism and gender to technology and race all affect how we set our table and satisfy our appetites.

  • A Brief History of the Romans

    A Brief History of the Romans

    how did a single village community in the italian peninsula eventually become one of the most powerful imperial powers the world has ever known? in a brief history of the romans second edition mary t. boatwright daniel j. gargola richard j.a. talbert and new coauthor noel lenski explore this question as they guide students through a comprehensive sweep of roman history ranging from the prehistoric settlements to the fall of the empire in 476. addressing issues that still confront modern states worldwide--including warfare empire building consensus forging and political fragmentation--the authors also provide glimpses into everyday roman life and perspective demonstrating how rome’s growth as a state is inseparable from its social and cultural development. firmly grounded in ancient literary and material sources the text analyzes major political and military landmarks from the punic wars through constantine’s adoption of christianity. it also features thirty historical maps revised under the supervision of coauthor richard j. a. talbert almost 100 illustrations and textual extracts that provide fascinating cultural observations made by ancient romans themselves.new to this edition* extends coverage by about 200 years to approximately 500 ce with two new chapters:chapter 13: the rise of christianity and the growth of the barbarian threat chapter 14: the final years of the western empire and rome’s revival in the east* combines chapters 1 and 2 into one chapter archaic italy and the origins of rome* includes an eight-page full-color insert featuring fifteen color plates* integrates more coverage of women religions and cultural history throughout * a companion website at www.oup.com/us/boatwright offers resources for students and instructorspackage this book with now playing: studying the history of ancient greece and rome through film for free! to order contact your oxford sales representative and use package isbn 978-0-19-934334-8.

  • Social Movements 1768-2012

    Social Movements 1768-2012

    Tilly CharlesWood Lesley J.  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2012/8/31 出版

    the updated and expanded third edition of tilly’s widely acclaimed book brings this analytical history of social movements fully up to date. tilly and wood cover such recent topics as the economic crisis and related protest actions around the globe while maintaining their attention to perennially important issues such as immigrants’ rights new media technologies and the role of bloggers and facebook in social movement activities. with new coverage of colonialism and its impact on movement formation as well as coverage and analysis of the 2011 arab spring this new edition of social movements adds more historical depth while capturing a new cycle of contention today.to view power point slides of the last undergraduate course of charles tilly (with ernesto castaneda) in spring 2007 which are related to his paradigm booksocial movements 1768-2004 please click here.new to the third edition

  • The Civil Rights Movement

    The Civil Rights Movement

    Dierenfield Bruce J.  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2008/7/11 出版

    the civil rights movement was arguably the most important reform in american history. this book recounts the extraordinary and often bloody story of how tens of thousands of ordinary african-americans overcame long odds to dethrone segregation to exercise the right to vote and to improve their economic standing.organized in a clear chronological fashion the book shows how concerted pressure in a variety of forms ultimately carried the day in realizing a more just society for african- americans. it will provide students of american history with an invaluable comprehensive introduction to the civil rights movement.

  • Plato’s Alarm Clock

    Plato’s Alarm Clock

    Russell James M.  著 Michael O’Mara Books 出版 2019/11/1 出版

    we all like to think we are pretty smart. new medical advances seem to come along every day; space travel suddenly doesn’t seem so difficult; self-driving cars are no longer a thing of the future . . . but if we were stranded on a desert island tomorrow most of us wouldn’t know how to catch a fish or start a fire let alone rebuild all that extraordinary technology we now rely on. the truth is that we’re not necessarily more clever than our ancestors we just have an accumulation of centuries of technological progress on which we can rely. as this book shows many of the ancients were much more advanced that we realize—indeed there are recent inventions that had actually been discovered centuries earlier and then forgotten. and what about all those modern day devices and machines that rely on ancient inventions such as paper levers and gears? from brain surgery in the stone age to chinese whisky from the 7th century bc to damascus steel—once the hardest metal in the world which we no longer know how to make—this book collects the stories of hundreds of ancient devices inventions and breakthroughs from around the world and across the centuries giving us a fascinating glimpse into past eras that were far more technologically advanced than we sometimes realize.

  • Revolution in Paradise

    Revolution in Paradise

    Moraly Yehuda  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/11/1 出版

    the era of the german occupation of france constituted surprisingly a golden age for the arts. these works of art seem to be devoid of political impact. the purpose of this book is to show that contrary to this accepted view some of these films were intimately linked to the political situation.  all five movies analyzed (les inconnus dans la maison dir. henri decoin 1942; les visiteurs du soir dir. marcel carné 1942; l’eternel retour dir. jean delannoy 1943; les enfants du paradis dir. marcel carné 1943) present characters not identified as jews but who exhibit negative “jewish traits in contrast to the aristocratic characters whom they aspire to emulate. they demonstrate implicitly central themes of explicit anti-semitic propaganda. analysis of these films brings out the contradictory nature of european anti-semitism. on one hand the jew is the anti-christ throttling the world with disgusting materialism while on the other hand he is representative of an ancestral stifling morality which it is time to abolish.

  • Churchill


    Rubinstein William D.  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/10/31 出版

    the great man’s career was riddled with contradictions. this new book highlights these and shows the difficulties he experienced as well as his ultimate successes. ; until now little or nothing has been said about the many contradictory and anomalous positions churchill took throughout his career.

  • The Bedroom

    The Bedroom

    Anderson Anne  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/10/31 出版

    the bedroom investigates the physical and social space of the bedroom throughout history. the text is an indispensable resource for social and cultural historians and for those interested in the objects and spaces that shape our daily lives.includes detailed chapters examining the objects in the bedroom and their uses allowing readers to understand how the space has evolved over timereveals the intimate relationship between people and their possessionsincludes 20 images that help readers to visualize the evolution of the bedroom through history and how it has functioned within american lifeexplores the changing meaning of private space from colonial times (and antecedents in europe) through the present day

  • Documents on the Later Crusades 1274-1580

    Documents on the Later Crusades 1274-1580

    Housley Norman (EDT)  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/10/23 出版

    a selective list of sixty-two documents referring to the period from 1274-1580 which steer away from the repetitive descriptions of battles and focus on other aspects of the crusades such as a letter from christopher columbus to ferdinand and isabella of spain advocating a crusade to jerusalem an extract from ramon llull’s treatise on ...

  • Elizabeth Widville Lady Grey

    Elizabeth Widville Lady Grey

    Ashdown-hill John  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/10/19 出版

    wife to edward iv and mother to the princes in the tower and later queen elizabeth of york elizabeth widville was a central figure during the war of the roses. much of her life is shrouded in speculation and myth ?even her name commonly spelled as oodville? is a hotly contested issue.born in the turbulent fifteenth century she was famed for her beauty and controversial second marriage to edward iv who she married just three years after he had displaced the lancastrian henry vi and claimed the english throne. as queen consort elizabeth rise from commoner to royalty continues to capture modern imagination. undoubtedly it enriched the position of her family. her elevated position and influence invoked hostility from richard neville the ingmaker? which later led to open discord and rebellion.throughout her life and even after the death of her husband elizabeth remained politically influential: briefly proclaiming her son king edward v of england before he was diposed by her brother-in-law the infamous richard iii she would later play an important role in securing the succession of henry tudor in 1485 and his marriage to her daughter elizabeth of york thus and ending the war of the roses.elizabeth widville was an endlessly enigmatic historical figure who has been obscured by dramatizations and misconceptions. in this fascinating and insightful biography dr john ashdown-hill brings shines a light on the truth of her life.