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  • The Bir Messaouda Basilica

    The Bir Messaouda Basilica

    Miles RichardGreenslade Simon  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/30 出版

    excavations chart the radical transformation of an inner city neighbourhood in late antique carthage with the development of a significant basilica that was transformed into a major pilgrimage centre. this overturned established tradition that located such complexes outside the city walls and provides important insights into the significance of th

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  • La maldici鏮 de Tutankamon y otras historias de la microbiolog燰 / The Curse of Tutankhamun

    La maldici鏮 de Tutankamon y otras historias de la microbiolog燰 / The Curse of Tutankhamun

    Rivas Raul  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/30 出版

    on november 26 1922 the tomb of tutankhamun was opened in the presence of howard carter and several members of lord carnarvon’s family who was patron of the excavation. a few months later there were a series of deaths in unexplained circumstances of people linked to the exhumation of the tomb.

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  • Medieval Church Symbolism

    Medieval Church Symbolism

    Spurrell Mark  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/27 出版

    medieval church symbolism: an introduction explores the ways in which the medieval church building and key features of it were used as symbols particularly to represent different relationships within the church and the virtues of living a christian life. this book introduces the reader to the definition form and use of medieval symbols and the significance that they held and still hold for some people exploring the context in which church symbolism developed and examining the major influences that shaped it. among the topics discussed are allegory typology moral interpretation and anagogy. further chapters also consider the work of key figures including hugh and richard of st victor and abbot suger at st-denis. finally the book contrasts the eastern world with the western world taking a look at the late middle ages and what happened to church symbolism once aristotle had ousted plato from the schools.entering into the medieval mind and placing church symbolism in its context medieval church symbolism will be of great interest to upper level undergraduates postgraduates and scholars working on architectural history medieval art church history and medieval history more widely.

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  • Dynastic Change

    Dynastic Change

    dynastic change: legitimacy and gender in medieval and early modern monarchy examines the strategies for change and legitimacy in monarchies in the medieval and early modern eras.taking a broadly comparative approach dynastic change explores the mechanisms employed as well as theoretical and practical approaches to monarchical legitimisation. the book answers the question of how monarchical families reacted adjusted or strategised when faced with dynastic crises of various kinds such as a lack of a male heir or unfitness of a reigning monarch for rule through the consideration of such themes as the role of royal women the uses of the arts for representational and propaganda purposes and the impact of religion or popular will. broad in both chronological and geographical scope chapters discuss examples from the 9th to the 18th centuries across such places as morocco byzantium portugal russia and western europe showing readers how cultural religious and political differences across countries and time periods affected dynastic relations. bringing together gender monarchy and dynasticism the book highlights parallels across time and place encouraging a new approach to monarchy studies. it is the perfect collection for students and researchers of medieval and early modern monarchy and gender.

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  • Dante Prayerful Pilgrimage

    Dante Prayerful Pilgrimage

    Vettori Alessandro  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/26 出版

    in dante prayerful pilgrimage alessandro vettori provides a comprehensive analysis of prayer in dante commedia and considers the prayerful phenomenon a poetic/metaphorical pilgrimage of the soul toward the vision of the trinity while also reflecting dante own exilic experience.

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  • Dynastic Change

    Dynastic Change

    dynastic change: legitimacy and gender in medieval and early modern monarchy examines the strategies for change and legitimacy in monarchies in the medieval and early modern eras.taking a broadly comparative approach dynastic change explores the mechanisms employed as well as theoretical and practical approaches to monarchical legitimisation. the book answers the question of how monarchical families reacted adjusted or strategised when faced with dynastic crises of various kinds such as a lack of a male heir or unfitness of a reigning monarch for rule through the consideration of such themes as the role of royal women the uses of the arts for representational and propaganda purposes and the impact of religion or popular will. broad in both chronological and geographical scope chapters discuss examples from the 9th to the 18th centuries across such places as morocco byzantium portugal russia and western europe showing readers how cultural religious and political differences across countries and time periods affected dynastic relations. bringing together gender monarchy and dynasticism the book highlights parallels across time and place encouraging a new approach to monarchy studies. it is the perfect collection for students and researchers of medieval and early modern monarchy and gender.

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  • Medieval Church Symbolism

    Medieval Church Symbolism

    Spurrell Mark  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/25 出版

    medieval church symbolism: an introduction explores the ways in which the medieval church building and key features of it were used as symbols particularly to represent different relationships within the church and the virtues of living a christian life. this book introduces the reader to the definition form and use of medieval symbols and the significance that they held and still hold for some people exploring the context in which church symbolism developed and examining the major influences that shaped it. among the topics discussed are allegory typology moral interpretation and anagogy. further chapters also consider the work of key figures including hugh and richard of st victor and abbot suger at st-denis. finally the book contrasts the eastern world with the western world taking a look at the late middle ages and what happened to church symbolism once aristotle had ousted plato from the schools.entering into the medieval mind and placing church symbolism in its context medieval church symbolism will be of great interest to upper level undergraduates postgraduates and scholars working on architectural history medieval art church history and medieval history more widely.

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  • What We Did in Bed

    What We Did in Bed

    Fagan BrianDurrani Nadia  著 Yale Univ Pr 出版 2019/9/24 出版

    pulling back the covers on the fascinating yet often forgotten history of the bed

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  • The Slow Moon Climbs

    The Slow Moon Climbs

    Mattern Susan  著 Princeton Univ Pr 出版 2019/9/24 出版

    the first comprehensive look at menopause from prehistory to todayare the ways we look at menopause all wrong? historian susan mattern says yes and the slow moon climbs reveals just how wrong we have been. taking readers from the rainforests of paraguay to the streets of tokyo mattern draws on historical scientific and cultural research to reveal how our perceptions of menopause developed from prehistory to today. for most of human history people had no word for menopause and did not view it as a medical condition. rather in traditional foraging and agrarian societies it was a transition to another important life stage. this book then introduces new ways of understanding life beyond fertility.mattern examines the fascinating randmother hypothesis?which argues for the importance of elders in the rearing of future generationss well as other evolutionary theories that have generated surprising insights about menopause and the place of older people in society. she looks at agricultural communities where households relied on postreproductive women for the family survival. and she explores the emergence of menopause as a medical condition in the western world. it was only around 1700 that people began to see menopause as a dangerous pathological disorder linked to upsetting symptoms that rendered women weak and vulnerable. mattern argues that menopause was another syndrome like hysterical suffocation or melancholia that emerged or reemerged in early modern europe in tandem with the rise of a professional medical class.the slow moon climbs casts menopause at last in the positive light it deservesot only as an essential life stage but also as a key factor in the history of human flourishing.

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  • On the Trail

    On the Trail

    Chamberlin Silas  著 Yale Univ Pr 出版 2019/9/24 出版

    the first history of the american hiking community and its contributions to the nation’s vast network of trails in the mid-nineteenth century urban walking clubs emerged in the united states. a little more than a century later tens of millions of americans were hiking on trails blazed in every region of the country. this groundbreaking book is the first full account of the unique history of the american hiking community and its rich nationwide culture.   delving into unexplored archives including those of the appalachian mountain club sierra club green mountain club and many others silas chamberlin recounts the activities of hikers who over many decades formed clubs built trails and advocated for environmental protection. he also discusses the shifting attitudes of the late 1960s and early 1970s when ideas about traditional volunteerism shifted and new hikers came to see trail blazing and maintenance as government responsibilities. chamberlin explores the implications for hiking groups future club leaders and the millions of others who find happiness inspiration and better health on america’s trails.

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  • Following in the Footsteps of Oliver Cromwell

    Following in the Footsteps of Oliver Cromwell

    Hobson James  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/19 出版

    oliver cromwell is one of the most important figures in british history. he was both soldier and politician and the only non-royal ruler of britain in a thousand years. his actions and ideas still have political and social consequences today and his legacy still divides people. love him or loathe him cromwell still matters.

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  • Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA

    Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA

    Holton Graham S.  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/19 出版

    dna research is one of the most important and rapidly advancing areas in modern science and the practical use of dna testing in genealogy is one of its most exciting applications. yet there is no recent british publication in this field. that is why this accessible wide-ranging introduction is so valuable.

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  • Ancient Egyptian Warfare

    Ancient Egyptian Warfare

    Shaw Ian  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/19 出版

    a concise introduction to ancient egyptian warfare from the neolithic period through to the iron age covering everything from battle tactics to weaponry and battle injuries. the excellent preservation of egyptian artefacts including bows axes and chariots means that it is possible to track the changing nature of egyptian military technology as well as the equipment and ideas that were adopted from other civilisations of the eastern mediterranean and near east. as well as discussing such crucial issues as military strategy martial ideology construction of fortresses and waging of siege warfare this book includes the study of practical ques負ions of life death and survival of individual soldiers on the battlefield.

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  • The Wars of Alexander’s Successors 323-281 BC

    The Wars of Alexander’s Successors 323-281 BC

    Bennett BobRoberts Mike  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/19 出版

    when the dying alexander the great was asked to whom he bequeathed his vast empire he supposedly replied o the strongest. there ensued a long series of struggles between his generals and governors for control of these territories. most of these diadochi (successors) were consummate professionals who had learnt the art of war under alexander or even his father philip. few died a peaceful death and the last survivors of this tough breed were still leading their armies against each other well into their seventies. colourful characters epic battles treachery and subterfuge make this a period with great appeal to anyone interested in ancient history and ancient warfare in particular. the wars shaped the map from the balkans to india for the next couple of centuries.this first volume introduces the key personalities - characters such as antigonos onopthalmus (the one-eyed) and his son ’demetrius ’poliorcetes’ (the besieger) seleucus ’nicator’ (’the victorious’) and ptolemy oter (the saviour) - and gives a narrative of the causes and course of these wars from the death of alexander to the battle of corupedium (281 bc) when the last two original diadochi faced each other one final time.

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  • Race and America’s Long War

    Race and America’s Long War

    Singh Nikhil Pal  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/17 出版

    donald trump’s election to the u.s. presidency in 2016 which placed control of the government in the hands of the most racially homogenous far-right political party in the western world produced shock and disbelief for liberals progressives and leftists globally. yet most of the immediate analysis neglects longer-term accounting of how the united states arrived here. race and america’s long war examines the relationship between war politics police power and the changing contours of race and racism in the contemporary united states. nikhil pal singh argues that the united states’ pursuit of war since the september 11 terrorist attacks has reanimated a longer history of imperial statecraft that segregated and eliminated enemies both within and overseas. america’s territorial expansion and indian removals settler in-migration and nativist restriction and african slavery and its afterlives were formative social and political processes that drove the rise of the united states as a capitalist world power long before the onset of globalization. spanning the course of u.s. history these crucial essays show how the return of racism and war as seemingly permanent features of american public and political life is at the heart of our present crisis and collective disorientation.

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  • Roman Mythology

    Roman Mythology

    Stuttard David  著 Thames & Hudson 出版 2019/9/17 出版

    the perfect guide to roman myths and the landscapes and ideas that shaped themor both the actual and armchair traveler.

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  • Timelines

    Timelines

    Haywood John  著 Thames & Hudson 出版 2019/9/17 出版

    in timelines john haywood presents a grand sweep of global history in an immediately accessible format. using concise insightful and engaging text summaries alongside timelines maps and illustrations haywood takes the reader from the origins of our first ancestors up to the present day. a short essay introduces and summarizes the most important political and cultural landmarks with a clear timeline then presenting events in four categories: olitics & economy?eligion & philosophy?cience & technology?and rts & architecture.he book clear concise and accessible format allows the reader to achieve a new understanding of contemporaneous events across the globe making unexpected and surprising links and connections across history. who knew for example that at the same time the bayeux tapestry was being completed in europe chinese scientist shen kuo was correctly explaining the origin of fossils? that as peter the great was modernizing russia robert de la salle was exploring the length of the mississippi river and christopher wren was finishing st. paul cathedral in london? this original and authoritative book offers a unique way of appreciating the diverse array of events that have shaped world history.

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  • Mapping Texas

    Mapping Texas

    3822 perimeter miles. 11247 rivers and streams. 8749 feet at its height. 268596 square miles in total. texas is big. julius caesar once quipped that all of ancient gaul could be divided up into three parts. texas resists such easy division. mapping texas edited by john s. wilson presents an array of early maps dating from 1561 to 1860. the volume features selections from the extensive material housed in the frances c. poage map room of the texas collection at baylor university. the painstaking labors of spanish french english and mexican mapmakers illustrate the progressive and differing views of texas geography and boundaries. originally used as guides to new destinations these maps also staked new claims fueled by new dreams on new territory that settlers had heard about but never seen. page by page texas?iconic shape gradually emerges. as now-familiar cities dot this vast expanse of land railroads trace the outline of rivers and mountain ranges and ports anchor the curve of the gulf of mexico texas?rich history comes to life one map at a time. the volume concludes with an analysis of map art and cartoucheseautiful images that both name the map and highlight flora and fauna. a sumptuous delight for mind and eye this volume lavishly documents the early outlines of the land over which six flags have proudly flown.

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  • Litigation Nation

    Litigation Nation

    this book charts the history of civil litigation in america from the 17th century to today using key cases that illustrate the central theme of lawsuits in different periods of u.s. history and enabling readers to explore and understand key questions in american life and culture through the changing nature of how and why we sue one another.

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