• 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.

  • 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 Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

    The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

    Fadiman Anne  著 Farrar Straus & Giroux 出版 2012/4/24 出版

    the spirit catches you and you fall down explores the clash between a small county hospital in california and a refugee family from laos over the care of lia lee a hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. lia’s parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for lia but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy. winner of the national book critics circle award for nonfiction the los angeles times book prize for current interest and the salon book award anne fadiman’s compassionate account of this cultural impasse is literary journalism at its finest.______lia lee 1982-2012lia lee died on august 31 2012. she was thirty years old and had been in a vegetative state since the age of four. until the day of her death her family cared for her lovingly at home.

  • Gender in History

    Gender in History

    Wiesner-Hanks Merry E.  著 Blackwell Pub 出版 2010/7/20 出版

    updated with new material to reflect the latest developments in the field gender in history: global perspectives 2nd edition provides a concise overview of the construction of gender in world cultures from the paleolithic era to modern times. includes examples drawn from the most recent scholarship relating to a diverse range of cultures from ancient mesapotamia to post-soviet russia and from the igbo of nigeria to the iroquois of north eastern north america. reflects new developments in the field with added coverage of primates slavery colonialism masculinity and transgender issues features significant discussion of the paleolithic and neolithic periods an important trend in the study of world history lays out key theoretical and methodological issues in an introduction that is written in accessible language supplementary material for instructors and students available at www.wiley.com/go/wiesner-hanks

  • Relocating Modern Science

    Relocating Modern Science

    Raj Kapil  著 Palgrave Macmillan 出版 2010/3/15 出版

    a challenge to the belief that modern science was created uniquely in the west and subsequently diffused elsewhere. through a detailed analysis of knowledge construction in botany cartography terrestrial surveying linguistics education and colonial administration raj demonstrates the crucial role of intercultural encounter and circulation.

  • Greeks and Pre-Greeks

    Greeks and Pre-Greeks

    Finkelberg Margalit  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2009/1/29 出版

    systematically confronting greek tradition of the heroic age with the evidence of both linguistics and archaeology margalit finkelberg proposes an interdisciplinary assessment of the ethnic linguistic and cultural situation in greece in the second millennium bc. the main thesis of this book is that the greeks started their history as a multi-ethnic population group consisting of both greek-speaking newcomers and the indigenous population of the land and that the body of ’hellenes’ as known to us from the historical period was a deliberate self-creation.

  • 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.

  • History


    Arnold John H.  著 Oxford Univ Pr 出版 2000/6/15 出版

    there are many stories we can tell about the past and we are not perhaps as free as we might imagine in our choice of which stories to tell or where those stories end. john arnold’s addition to oxford’s popular very short introductions series is a stimulating essay about how people study and understand history. the book begins by inviting us to think about various questions provoked by our investigation of history and then explores the ways in which these questions have been answered in the past. such key concepts as causation interpretation and periodization are introduced by way of concrete examples of how historians work thus giving the reader a sense of the excitement implicit in discovering the past--and ourselves.the aim throughout history: a very short introduction is to discuss theories of history in a general pithy and accessible manner rather than delve into specific periods. this is a book that will appeal to all students and general readers with an interest in history or historiography.about the series:oxford’s very short introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from islam to sociology politics to classics literary theory to history and archaeology to the bible. not simply a textbook of definitions each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. every very short introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. eventually the series will encompass every major academic discipline offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader the very short introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

  • 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.