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  • Lost Muscle Car Dealerships

    Lost Muscle Car Dealerships

    Brown Duncan  著 Cartech Inc 出版 2019/9/15 出版

    an entire volume dedicated to detailing and preserving the iconic muscle car dealerships of the 1960s and early 1970s many whose doors are now closed. text is supported with more than 250 historic photos and illustrations.muscle car historian duncan brown revisits this glorious automotive era when nickey 427 camaros and supercharged dodge demons by grand spaulding dodge terrorized the streets. drag sponsored cars from reynolds buick yeakel chrysler-plymouth and mel burns ford informed buyers that if you came to their dealership you too could have a screaming fast muscle car just like the ones you saw at the dragstrip. it was these dealerships that created the lasting muscle car legacy through their innovative advertising and over-the-top performance. dealerships such as galpin ford and berger chevrolet weathered the storm and offered uscle?again 30 years later but the majority of these dealerships floundered unable to reattract the customers they had prior to the muscle car. thankfully a volume has been dedicated to preserving the history of those less fortunate and revisiting the past success of these lost muscle car dealerships.

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  • Pastimes and Pleasures in the Time of Jane Austen

    Pastimes and Pleasures in the Time of Jane Austen

    Downing Sarah Jane  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/15 出版

    just as the fashions of jane austen’s era define it as a unique moment in history so do the pleasures and pastimes. each occasion and activity brought the pleasure of choosing a new outfit and the choice on offer to young men and women was at the time unparalleled. showcasing the styles and fashion of the period this book touches on a variety of themes including pleasure destinations such as parks and zoos cultural activities such as the theatre romantic pastimes such as dances held in spectacular settings and many more. we are familiar with many of the most popular places and activities from jane austen’s novels but this book will put them into broader historical context complementing them with an abundance of contemporary fashion plates and images.

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  • Mapping Landscapes in Transformation

    Mapping Landscapes in Transformation

    the development of historical geographical information systems (hgis) and other methods from the digital humanities have revolutionised historical research on cultural landscapes. one of today’s major challenges however concerns the concepts and tools to be deployed for mapping processes of transformationhat is interpreting and imagining the relational complexity of urban and rural landscapes both in space and in time at micro- and macro-scale. the opening up of increasingly diverse collections of source material often incomplete and difficult to interpret has led to methodologically innovative experiments.mapping landscapes in transformation gathers experts from different disciplines active in the fields of historical geography urban and landscape history and heritage conservation. they are specialised in a wide variety of spaceime contexts including regions within europe asia and the americas and periods from antiquity to the 21st century.contributors: karl beelen (karlsruhe it) john bintliff (leiden university / edinburgh university) bieke cattoor (tu delft) jill desimini (harvard university) cecilia furlan(tu delft / ku leuven) ian gregory and christopher donaldson (lancaster university) joanna taylor (university of manchester) piraye hacigeller frank vermeulen and devi taelman (ghent university) ralf vandam and jeroen poblome (ku leuven) reinout klaarenbeek (ku leuven) sanne maekelberg (ku leuven) steffen nijhuis (tu delft) cristina purcar (tu cluj-napoca) changxue shu (ku leuven fwo) bram vannieuwenhuyze (university of amsterdam) may yuan and arloo mckee (university of texas dallas) ebook available in open access.this publication is gprc-labeled (guaranteed peer review content).

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  • Women in Classical Antiquity

    Women in Classical Antiquity

    McClure Laura K.  著 Blackwell Pub 出版 2019/9/11 出版

    an introduction to women and gender in the classical world that draws on the most recent research in the field women in classical antiquity focuses on the important objects events and concepts that combine to form a clear understanding of ancient greek and roman women and gender. drawing on the most recent findings and research on the topic the book offers an overview of the historical events values and institutions that are critical for appreciating and comparing the life situations of women across both cultures. the author examines the lifecycle of women in ancient greek and rome beginning with how young females acquired the gendered characteristics necessary for adulthood. the text explores female adolescence including concerns about virginity medical views of the female body religious roles and education. views of marriage motherhood sexual activity adultery and prostitution are also examined. in addition the author explores how women exercised authority and the possibilities for their civic engagement. this important resource: explores the formation of classical women’s social identity through the life stages of birth adolescence marriage childbirth old age and death contains information on the most recent research in this rapidly evolving field offers a review of the life course as a way to understand the social processes by which greek and roman females acquired gender traits includes questions for review suggestions for further reading and a glossary of key terms written for academics and students of classical antiquity women in classical antiquity offers a general introduction to women and gender in the classical world.

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  • Killing for the Republic

    Killing for the Republic

    Brand Steele  著 Johns Hopkins Univ Pr 出版 2019/9/10 出版

    for who is so worthless or indolent as not to wish to know by what means and under what system of polity the romans... succeeded in subjecting nearly the whole inhabited world to their sole government thing unique in history?olybiusthe year 146 bc marked the brutal end to the roman republic’s 118-year struggle for the western mediterranean. breaching the walls of their great enemy carthage roman troops slaughtered countless citizens enslaved those who survived and leveled the 700-year-old city. that same year in the east rome destroyed corinth and subdued greece. over little more than a century rome’s triumphant armies of citizen-soldiers had shocked the world by conquering all of its neighbors. how did armies made up of citizen-soldiers manage to pull off such a major triumph? and what made the republic so powerful? in killing for the republic steele brand explains how rome transformed average farmers into ambitious killers capable of conquering the entire mediterranean. rome instilled something violent and vicious in its soldiers making them more effective than other empire builders. unlike the assyrians persians or macedonians it fought with part-timers. examining the relationship between the republican spirit and the citizen-soldier brand argues that roman republican values and institutions prepared common men for the rigors and horrors of war. brand reconstructs five separate battlesepresentative moments in rome’s constitutional and cultural evolution that saw its citizen-soldiers encounter the best warriors of the day from marauding gauls and the alps-crossing hannibal to the heirs of alexander the great. a sweeping political and cultural history killing for the republic closes with a compelling argument in favor of resurrecting the citizen-soldier ideal in modern america.

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  • The Dinosaur Artist

    The Dinosaur Artist

    Williams Paige  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/10 出版

    in this 2018 new york times notable book paige williams does for fossils what susan orlean did for orchids (book riot) in her account of one florida man’s reckless attempt to sell a dinosaur skeleton from mongolia--a story steeped in natural history human nature commerce crime science and politics (rebecca skloot). in 2012 a new york auction catalogue boasted an unusual offering: a superb tyrannosaurus skeleton. in fact lot 49135 consisted of a nearly complete t. bataar a close cousin to the most famous animal that ever lived. the fossils now on display in a manhattan event space had been unearthed in mongolia more than 6000 miles away. at eight-feet high and twenty-four feet long the specimen was spectacular and when the gavel sounded the winning bid was over $1 million. eric prokopi a thirty-eight-year-old floridian was the man who had brought this extraordinary skeleton to market. a onetime collegiate-level swimmer who spent his teenage years diving for shark teeth prokopi’s singular obsession with fossils fueled a thriving business hunting preparing and selling specimens to clients ranging from natural history museums to avid private collectors like actors leonardo dicaprio and nicolas cage. but there was a problem. this time facing financial strain had prokopi gone too far? as the t. bataar went to auction a network of paleontologists alerted the government of mongolia to the eye-catching lot. an international custody battle ensued and prokopi watched his own world unravel. in the tradition of the orchid thief the dinosaur artist is a stunning work of narrative journalism about humans’ relationship with natural history and a seemingly intractable conflict between science and commerce. a story that stretches from florida’s land o’ lakes to the gobi desert the dinosaur artist illuminates the history of fossil collecting--a murky sometimes risky business populated by eccentrics and obsessives where the lines between poacher and hunter collector and smuggler enthusiast and opportunist can easily blur. in her first book paige williams has given readers an irresistible story that spans continents cultures and millennia as she examines the question of who ultimately owns the past.

    9特價567
  • Sugar

    Sugar

    Walvin James  著 Pegasus Books 出版 2019/9/10 出版

    the modern successor to sweetness and power james walvin sugar is a rich and engaging work on a topic that continues to change our world.

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  • Forensic Narratives in Athenian Courts

    Forensic Narratives in Athenian Courts

    this collection of essays offers the first systematic approach to ancient forensic storytelling. stories are a medium of signification an indispensable tool in our cognitive toolkit. understanding narratives as an integral part of forensic speakers?argumentation a substantial number of contributions in this volume emphasize the ways in which individual orators manipulate their stories by way of substantiating their argumentation: readers will find in this volume discussion of storytelling in isaeus lysias demosthenes and apollodorus. a number of papers address broader questions: the relationship between stories and the law the use of stories as a means of involving jurors in speakers?conceptualization of individual cases or the use of stories as a medium of emotional manipulation. the volume thus raises questions about forensic storytelling on the basis of modern theoretical work: narratology legal theory and the theory of emotions are used as a basis for a better and more thorough understanding of forensic storytelling. as a result contributors depart from a strictly legalistic approach to the speeches and thereby favour readings which highlight the literary qualities of forensic oratory.

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  • Greek and Roman Technology

    Greek and Roman Technology

    in this new edition of greek and roman technology the authors translate and annotate key passages from ancient texts to provide a history and analysis of the origins and development of technology in the classical world.sherwood and nikolic with humphrey and oleson provide a comprehensive and accessible collection of rich and varied sources to illustrate and elucidate the beginnings of technology. among the topics covered are energy basic mechanical devices hydraulic engineering household industry medicine and health transport and trade and military technology. this fully revised sourcebook collects more than 1300 passages from over 200 ancient sources and a diverse range of literary genres such as the encyclopaedic natural history?/iof pliny the elder the poetry of homer and hesiod the philosophies of plato aristotle and lucretius the agricultural treatises of varro columella and cato the military texts of philo of byzantium and aeneas tacticus as well as the medical texts of galen celsus and the hippocratic corpus. almost 100 line drawings indexes of authors and subjects introductions outlining the general significance of the evidence notes to explain the specific details and current bibliographies are included.this new and revised edition of greek and roman technology will remain an important and vital resource for students of technology in the ancient world as well as those studying the impact of technological change on classical society.

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  • Ea Duplicity in the Gilgamesh Flood Story

    Ea Duplicity in the Gilgamesh Flood Story

    Worthington Martin  著 Routledge 出版 2019/9/8 出版

    this volume opens up new perspectives on babylonian and assyrian literature through the lens of a pivotal passage in the gilgamesh flood story. it shows how using a nine-line message where not all was as it seemed the god ea inveigled humans into building the ark. the volume argues that ea used a itextual?message: one which can be understood in different ways that sound the same.?his message thus emerges as an ambivalent oracle in the tradition of olktale prophecy? the argument is supported by interlocking investigations of lexicography divination diet figurines social history and religion. there are also extended discussions of babylonian word play and ancient literary interpretation. besides arguing for ea duplicity the book explores its implications ?for narrative sophistication in gilgamesh for audiences and performance of the poem and for the relation of the gilgamesh flood story to the versions in atra-hasis the hellenistic historian berossos and the biblical book of genesis. ea duplicity in the gilgamesh flood story will interest assyriologists hebrew bible scholars and classicists but also students and researchers in all areas concerned with gilgamesh word play oracles and traditions about the flood.

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  • A Story of Yhwh

    A Story of Yhwh

    Flynn Shawn W.  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/8 出版

    a story of yhwh investigates the ancient israelite expression of their deity and tracks why variation occurred in that expression from the early iron age to the persian period. through this text readers will gain a better appreciation for the complexities and contexts in the development of yhwh from its earliest origins to the persian period. two interpretive frameworksultural translation and subversive receptionre offered for filtering through the textual data and contexts. comparative study with ancient near eastern deities and select biblical texts lead readers through early yhwhism yhwh original outsider status and the eventual impact of urbanization on the expression. perceived and real pressures then challenge urbanite yhwhism and invite new directions for forming a unique expression of divinity in the ancient world. this book is intended for both those interested in the study of ancient divinity broadly as well as those who study ancient israel and the hebrew bible. the work provides generalists with a better appreciation for the particular challenges in working in the ancient near east and with the bible specifically while it provides specialists with a broad theory that can be continually tested. for both the study provides two reading lenses to work through similar questions and an accounting of why the many contextually driven and varied constructions of yhwh may have occurred.

    9特價7560
  • Greek and Roman Technology

    Greek and Roman Technology

    in this new edition of greek and roman technology the authors translate and annotate key passages from ancient texts to provide a history and analysis of the origins and development of technology in the classical world.sherwood and nikolic with humphrey and oleson provide a comprehensive and accessible collection of rich and varied sources to illustrate and elucidate the beginnings of technology. among the topics covered are energy basic mechanical devices hydraulic engineering household industry medicine and health transport and trade and military technology. this fully revised sourcebook collects more than 1300 passages from over 200 ancient sources and a diverse range of literary genres such as the encyclopaedic natural history?/iof pliny the elder the poetry of homer and hesiod the philosophies of plato aristotle and lucretius the agricultural treatises of varro columella and cato the military texts of philo of byzantium and aeneas tacticus as well as the medical texts of galen celsus and the hippocratic corpus. almost 100 line drawings indexes of authors and subjects introductions outlining the general significance of the evidence notes to explain the specific details and current bibliographies are included.this new and revised edition of greek and roman technology will remain an important and vital resource for students of technology in the ancient world as well as those studying the impact of technological change on classical society.

    9特價7560
  • Primate Change

    Primate Change

    Cregan-Reid Vybarr  著 Cassell 出版 2019/9/3 出版

    this is the road from climate change to primate change. if you think you are you think again.primate change is a wide-ranging polemical look at how and why the human body has changed since humankind first got up on two feet. spanning the entirety of human history - from primate to transhuman - vybarr cregan-reid’s book investigates where we came from who we are today and how modern technology will change us beyond recognition.in the last two hundred years humans have made such a tremendous impact on the world that our geological epoch is about to be declared the ’anthropocene’ or the age of man. but while we have been busy changing the shape of the world we inhabit the ways of living that we have been building have as if under the cover of darkness been transforming our bodies and altering the expression of our dna too.primate change beautifully unscrambles the complex architecture of our modern human bodies built over millions of years and only starting to give up on us now.’our bodies are in a shock. modern living is as bracing to the human body as jumping through a hole in the ice. our bodies do not know what century they were born into and they are defending and deforming themselves in response’

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  • Heaven’s Command

    Heaven’s Command

    Morris JanMcMillan Roy (NRT)  著 Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2019/9/3 出版 有聲CD

    the pax britannica trilogy is jan morris’ masterly telling of the british empire from the accession of queen victoria to the death of winston churchill. it is a towering achievement: informative accessible entertaining and written with all her usual bravura. heaven’s command the first volume takes us from the crowning of queen victoria in 1837 to the diamond jubilee in 1897 moving effortlessly across the empire from the shores of england to fiji zululand the canadian prairies and beyond. this is truly gripping history.

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  • Histories

    Histories

    HerodotusTimson David (NRT)  著 Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2019/9/3 出版 有聲CD

    in this the first prose history in european civilization herodotus describes the growth of the persian empire with force authority and style. perhaps most famously the book tells the heroic tale of the greeks’ resistance to the vast invading force assembled by xerxes king of persia. here are not only the great battles-marathon thermopylae and salamis-but also penetrating human insight and a powerful sense of epic destiny at work.

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  • Pax Britannica

    Pax Britannica

    Morris JanMcMillan Roy (NRT)  著 Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2019/9/3 出版 有聲CD

    the pax britannica trilogy is jan morris’ masterly telling of the british empire from the accession of queen victoria to the death of winston churchill. it is a towering achievement: informative accessible entertaining and written with all her usual bravura.pax britannica the second volume is a snapshot of the empire at the diamond jubilee of 1897. it looks at what made up the empire-from adventurers and politicians to communications and infrastructure as well as anomalies and eccentricities. this humane overview also examines the muddle of jumbled ideologies behind it and how they affected the empire’s 370 million people.

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  • Lives of the Ancient Egyptians

    Lives of the Ancient Egyptians

    Wilkinson Toby  著 Thames & Hudson 出版 2019/9/3 出版

    one hundred biographiesof ancient egyptiansboth rulers and everydaycitizens reveal the truecharacter and diversityof the ancient worldgreatest civilization.

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  • A Monument to Dynasty and Death

    A Monument to Dynasty and Death

    Elkins Nathan T.  著 Johns Hopkins Univ Pr 出版 2019/9/3 出版

    early one morning in 80 ce the colosseum roared to life with the deafening cheers of tens of thousands of spectators as the emperor titus inaugurated the new amphitheater with one hundred days of bloody spectacles. these games were much-anticipated for the new amphitheater had been under construction for a decade. home to spectacles involving exotic beasts elaborate executions of criminals gladiatorial combats and evenhen floodedmall-scale naval battles the building itself was also a marvel. rising to a height of approximately 15 stories and occupying an area of 6 acresore than four times the size of a modern football fieldhe colosseum was the largest of all amphitheaters in the roman empire. in a monument to dynasty and death nathan t. elkins tells the story of the colosseum’s construction under vespasian its dedication under titus and further enhancements added under domitian. the colosseum elkins argues was far more than a lavish entertainment venue: it was an ideologically charged monument to the new dynasty its aspirations and its achievements. a monument to dynasty and death takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the colosseum from the subterranean tunnels where elevators and cages transported gladiators and animals to the blood-soaked arena floor to the imperial viewing box to the amphitheater’s decoration and amenities such as fountains and an awning to shade spectators. trained as an archaeologist an art historian and a historian of ancient rome elkins deploys an interdisciplinary approach that draws on contemporary historical texts inscriptions archaeology and visual evidence to convey the layered ideological messages communicated by the colosseum. this engaging book is an excellent resource for classes on roman art architecture history civilization and sport and spectacle.

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  • Freedom

    Freedom

    Walvin James  著 Pegasus Books 出版 2019/9/3 出版

    in this timely and readable new work walvin focuses not on abolitionism or the brutality and suffering of slavery but on the resistance of the enslaved themselvesrom sabotage and absconding to full-blown uprisingsnd its impact in overthrowing slavery. he also looks that whole atlantic world including the spanish empire and brazil all of which revolved around slavery. in the three centuries following columbus’s landfall in the americas slavery became a critical institution across swathes of both north and south america. it saw twelve million africans forced onto slave ships and had seismic consequences for africa while leading to the transformation of the americas and to the material enrichment of the western world. it was also largely unquestioned.yet within a mere seventy-five years slavery had vanished from the americas: it declined collapsed and was destroyed by a complexity of forces that to this day remains disputed but there is no doubting that it was in large part defeated by those it had enslaved. slavery itself came in many shapes and sizes. it is perhaps best remembered on the plantations of the american south but slavery varied enormously from one crop to another: sugar tobacco rice coffee cotton. and there was in addition myriad tasks for the enslaved to do from shipboard and dockside labor from factories to the frontier through to domestic labor and child-care duties.slavery was then both ubiquitous and varied. but if all these millions of diverse enslaved people had one thing in common it was a universal detestation of their bondage. most of these enslaved peoples did not live to see freedom. but an old freed man or woman in cuba or brazil in the 1880s would have lived through its destruction clean across the americas. the collapse of slavery and the triumph of black freedom constitutes an extraordinary historical upheaval one which still resonates throughout the world today.

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