The Histories Volume I

The Histories  Volume I
Author: Laonikos Chalkokondyles
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2014
Genre: Byzantine Empire
ISBN: 0674599187

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Among Greek histories of the fall of Constantinople in 1453, the work of Laonikos (ca. 1430âe"ca. 1465) has by far the broadest scope. Born to a leading family of Athens under Florentine rule, he was educated in the Classics at Mistra by the Neoplatonist philosopher Plethon. In the 1450s, Laonikos set out to imitate Herodotos in writing the history of his times, a version in which the armies of Asia would prevail over the Greeks in Europe. The backbone of the Histories, a text written in difficult Thucydidean Greek, is the expansion of the Ottoman Empire from the early 1300s to 1464, but Laonikosâe(tm)s digressions give sweeping accounts of world geography and ethnography from Britain to Mongolia, with an emphasis on Spain, Italy, and Arabia. Following the methodology of Herodotos and rejecting theological polemic, Laonikos is the first Greek writer to treat Islam as a legitimate cultural and religious system. He followed Plethon in viewing the Byzantines as Greeks rather than Romans, and so stands at the origins of Neo-Hellenic identity. This translation makes the entire text of The Histories available in English for the first time.

The Histories Book 2 Euterpe

The Histories Book 2  Euterpe
Author: Herodotus
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 71
Release: 2015-08-24
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781681462912

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Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative. The Histories-his masterpiece and the only work he is known to have produced-is a record of his "inquiry", being an investigation of the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars and including a wealth of geographical and ethnographical information. The Histories, were divided into nine books, named after the nine Muses: the "Muse of History", Clio, representing the first book, then Euterpe, Thaleia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia, Ourania and Calliope for books 2 to 9, respectively.

Richer of Saint Remi

Richer of Saint Remi
Author: Justin Lake
Publsiher: CUA Press
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2013
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780813221250

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Building upon, but also moving beyond, previous scholarship that has focused on Richer's political allegiances and his views of kingship, this study by Justin Lake provides the most comprehensive synthesis of the History, examining Richer's use and abuse of his sources, his relationship to Gerbert, and the motives that led him to write.

Diodorus of Sicily in twelve volumes

Diodorus of Sicily in twelve volumes
Author: Diodorus (Siculus.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 675
Release: 1976
Genre: Greece
ISBN: UOM:49015002005214

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Select Essays in Anglo American Legal History VOLUME TWO CONTINUED

Select Essays in Anglo American Legal History  VOLUME TWO  CONTINUED
Author: John Henry Wigmore,Ernst Freund,William Ephraim Mikell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1909
Genre: Law
ISBN: HARVARD:32044032351595

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Author: Polybius
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1972
Genre: Greece
ISBN: UCSC:32106005387342

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A History of the Laws of War Volume 2

A History of the Laws of War  Volume 2
Author: Alexander Gillespie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2011-10-07
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9781847318626

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This unique new work of reference traces the origins of the modern laws of warfare from the earliest times to the present day. Relying on written records from as far back as 2400 BCE, and using sources ranging from the Bible to Security Council Resolutions, the author pieces together the history of a subject which is almost as old as civilisation itself. The author shows that as long as humanity has been waging wars it has also been trying to find ways of legitimising different forms of combatants and ascribing rules to them, protecting civilians who are either inadvertently or intentionally caught up between them, and controlling the use of particular classes of weapons that may be used in times of conflict. Thus it is that this work is divided into three substantial parts: Volume 1 on the laws affecting combatants and captives; Volume 2 on civilians; and Volume 3 on the law of arms control. This second book on civilians examines four different topics. The first topic deals with the targetting of civilians in times of war. This discussion is one which has been largely governed by the developments of technologies which have allowed projectiles to be discharged over ever greater areas, and attempts to prevent their indiscriminate utilisation have struggled to keep pace. The second topic concerns the destruction of the natural environment, with particular regard to the utilisation of starvation as a method of warfare, and unlike the first topic, this one has rarely changed over thousands of years, although contemporary practices are beginning to represent a clear break from tradition. The third topic is concerned with the long-standing problems of civilians under the occupation of opposing military forces, where the practices of genocide, collective punishments and/or reprisals, and rape have occurred. The final topic in this volume is about the theft or destruction of the property of the enemy, in terms of either pillage or the intentional devastation of the cultural property of the opposition. As a work of reference this set of three books is unrivalled, and will be of immense benefit to scholars and practitioners researching and advising on the laws of warfare. It also tells a story which throws fascinating new light on the history of international law and on the history of warfare itself.

Sapiens A Graphic History Volume 2

Sapiens  A Graphic History  Volume 2
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publsiher: Signal
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-11-02
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9780771000263

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Volume two of Sapiens: A Graphic History: the epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's internationally bestselling phenomenon. Twelve thousand years ago, we humans fell into a trap. Volume II of Sapiens: A Graphic History tells the story of how we took over the world; how an unlikely marriage between a god and a bureaucrat created the first empires; and how war, famine, disease, and inequality became a part of the human condition. Sound sombre? Not with this cast of entertaining characters, returning from Volume I to explore the Agricultural Revolution. Yuval, Zoe, Prof. Saraswati, Cindy and Bill (turned farmers), Detective Lopez, and Dr. Fiction – are all back to travel the length and breadth of human history. The cunning Mephisto shows them how to entrap humans, King Hammurabi lays down the law, and Confucius explains harmonious society. With guest appearances by Thomas Jefferson, Scarlet O’Hara and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And there’s plenty more genre-bending to enjoy in this book. The origins of modern farming are introduced through Elizabethan tragedy, the changing fortunes of domesticated plants and animals are tracked in the columns of the Daily Business News, the story of urbanization is told as a travel brochure offering discount journeys to ancient Babylon and China, while the history of inequality is scouted out in a superhero detective story.

The Oxford History of the Laws of England Volume II

The Oxford History of the Laws of England Volume II
Author: John Hudson
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 984
Release: 2012-03-22
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9780191630033

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This volume in the landmark Oxford History of the Laws of England series, spans three centuries that encompassed the tumultuous years of the Norman conquest, and during which the common law as we know it today began to emerge. The first full-length treatment of all aspects of the early development of the English common law in a century, featuring extensive research into the original sources that bring the era to life, and providing an interpretative account, a detailed subject analysis, and fascinating glimpses into medieval disputes. Starting with King Alfred (871-899), this book examines the particular contributions of the Anglo-Saxon period to the development of English law, including the development of a powerful machinery of royal government, significant aspects of a long-lasting court structure, and important elements of law relating to theft and violence. Until the reign of King Stephen (1135-54), these Anglo-Saxon contributions were maintained by the Norman rulers, whilst the Conquest of 1066 led to the development of key aspects of landholding that were to have a continuing effect on the emerging common law. The Angevin period saw the establishment of more routine royal administration of justice, closer links between central government and individuals in the localities, and growing bureaucratization. Finally, the later twelfth and earlier thirteenth century saw influential changes in legal expertise. The book concludes with the rebellion against King John in 1215 and the production of the Magna Carta. Laying out in exhaustive detail the origins of the English common law through the ninth to the early thirteenth centuries, this book will be essential reading for all legal historians and a vital work of reference for academics, students, and practitioners.

World in the Making

World in the Making
Author: Bonnie G. Smith,Marc Van de Mieroop,Richard Von Glahn,Kris E. Lane
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2018-08-31
Genre: 15.50 general world history
ISBN: 0190849304

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"A World in the Making is a kind of anthropological journey taken by four historians that assumes all societies are "hot," and all people make history and always have. We argue in our emphasis on lives and livelihoods for a world constructed, altered, renovated, remade by ordinary people even as we acknowledge the genius of individual innovators, disruptors who broke the mold or struck out in some new direction."--Provided by publisher.

The New Cambridge Modern History Volume 2 The Reformation 1520 1559

The New Cambridge Modern History  Volume 2  The Reformation  1520 1559
Author: G. R. Elton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 1990-08-02
Genre: History
ISBN: 0521345367

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This second edition describes the open conflicts of the Reformation from Luther's first challenge to the uneasy peace of the 1560's.

A History of American Magazines 1850 1865

A History of American Magazines  1850 1865
Author: Frank Luther Mott
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 646
Release: 2022
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN: 0674395514

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The first volume of this work, covering the period from 1741-1850, was issued in 1931 by another publisher, and is reissued now without change, under our imprint. The second volume covers the period from 1850 to 1865; the third volume, the period from 1865 to 1885. For each chronological period, Mr. Mott has provided a running history which notes the occurrence of the chief general magazines and the developments in the field of class periodicals, as well as publishing conditions during that period, the development of circulations, advertising, payments to contributors, reader attitudes, changing formats, styles and processes of illustration, and the like. Then in a supplement to that running history, he offers historical sketches of the chief magazines which flourished in the period. These sketches extend far beyond the chronological limitations of the period. The second and third volumes present, altogether, separate sketches of seventy-six magazines, including The North American Review, The Youth's Companion, The Liberator, The Independent, Harper's Monthly, Leslie's Weekly, Harper's Weekly, The Atlantic Monthly, St. Nicholas, and Puck. The whole is an unusual mirror of American civilization.

A Documentary History of Unitarian Universalism Volume Two

A Documentary History of Unitarian Universalism  Volume Two
Author: Dan McKanan
Publsiher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
Genre: Unitarian Universalist churches
ISBN: 9781558967915

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A panel of top scholars presents the first comprehensive collection of primary sources from Unitarian Universalist history. This critical resource covers the long histories of Unitarianism, Universalism, and Unitarian Universalism in the United States and around the world, and offers a wealth of sources from the first fifty-five years of the Unitarian Universalist Association. From Arius and Origen to Peter Morales and Rebecca Parker, this two-volume anthology features leaders, thinkers, and ordinary participants in the ever-changing tradition of liberal religion. Each volume contains more than a hundred distinct selections, with scholarly introductions by leading experts in Unitarian Universalist history. The selections include sermons, theologies, denominational statements, hymns, autobiographies, and manifestos, with special attention to class, cultural, gender, and sexual diversity. Primary sources are the building blocks of history, and A Documentary History of Unitarian Universalism presents the sources we need for understanding this denomination’s past and for shaping its future.

Documents in World History

Documents in World History
Author: Peter N. Stearns,Stephen S. Gosch,Erwin P. Grieshaber,Allison Scardino Belzer
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2011-06-28
Genre: History
ISBN: 0205050239

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Offers a range of documents that illustrates civilizations from key stages in world history, with special attention to comparing major societies. Documents in World History is a thematically organized, authoritative collection of original sources that highlight political, social, cultural and economic issues in world history. The text also provides documents on the hot topics of gender and cultural history. Revised and updated with over a quarter of the documents new, the sixth edition retains its global emphasis. Standard selections and political coverage have been improved, and attention to Islam and Christianity as well as South Asia have been expanded. Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab at no extra charge, please visit or use ISBN: 9780205007059.


Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2010-05-15
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781848264205


These volumes are part of Encyclopedia of Water Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The two volumes present state-of-the art subject matter of various aspects of History, Development and Management of Water Resources These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy and Decision Makers.