The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome

Author: Christopher Scarre

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140513295

Category: History

Page: 144

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Uses maps, text, and illustrations to present the history of the Roman Empire, from its beginning as a modest village to its transformation into a Christian theocracy

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations

Author: John Haywood

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780141014487

Category: History

Page: 144

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An broad-based survey of the world's earliest human cultures ranges from the ancient farming settlements of Mesopotamia to the founding of Rome, utilizing photographs, artwork, reproductions, and full-color maps to highlight a look at such topics as the origins of the Egyptian pharaohs, China's dynasties, and the great cities of the Inca and Aztec. Original.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings

Author: John Haywood

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 144

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Illustrates the history of the Viking age in map form and details the Vikings' activities as traders, craftsmen, explorers, settlers, terrorists, and mercenaries.

Marc Aurel

Der Kaiser und seine Welt

Author: Alexander Demandt

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406718752

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

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Keinen römischen Kaiser kennen wir so genau wie Marc Aurel – und nur wenige Historiker sind so vertraut mit den außergewöhnlich reichen Quellen zu seinem Leben wie Alexander Demandt. In seinem jüngsten Werk stellt er uns den berühmten Philosophenkaiser und dessen krisengeschüttelte Epoche meisterhaft vor Augen und zieht noch einmal alle Register seines Könnens. Alexander Demandt erklärt die Grundlagen des römischen Staatswesens, beschreibt die Kämpfe mit den Parthern und den Donaugermanen, den Vorboten der Völkerwanderung, sowie die Christenprozesse – trotz der Humanisierung des Rechts. Schließlich führt er uns ein in die Gedankenwelt des Kaisers, die uns nicht zuletzt dank dessen weltberühmten Selbstbetrachtungen, den „Wegen zu sich selbst“, bekannt ist. Auf diese Weise entsteht das Portrait eines Mannes, der sich wie kein anderer um Weisheit, Gerechtigkeit und Menschlichkeit mühte und mit stoischer Standhaftigkeit seine Herrscherpflichten erfüllte. Nicht von ungefähr war dieser Kaiser die Lieblingsgestalt des Altbundeskanzlers Helmut Schmidt.

Ancient History

Monuments and Documents

Author: Charles W. Hedrick, Jr.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405152338

Category: History

Page: 192

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This book introduces students to the chief disciplines, methods and sources employed in 'doing' ancient history, as opposed to 'reading' it. The book: Encourages readers to engage with historical sources, rather than to be passive recipients of historical tales Gives readers a sense of the nature of evidence and its use in the reconstruction of the past Helps them to read a historical narrative with more critical appreciation Encourages them to consider the differences between their own experience of ancient sources, and the use of these objects within the everyday life of ancient society A concise bibliographical essay at the end of each chapter refers to introductions, indices, research tools and interpretations, and explains scholarly jargon Written clearly, concisely and concretely, invoking ancient illustrations and modern parallels as appropriate.

Kritias

Author: Platon

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849617874

Category:

Page: 38

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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Der Kritias (griechisch Κριτίας, latinisiert Critias; auch Ἀτλαντικός Atlantikos genannt ist ein in Dialogform verfasstes, Fragment gebliebenes Spätwerk des griechischen Philosophen Platon. Es besteht vor allem aus dem auch im Timaios erwähnten platonischen Mythos vom Krieg zwischen Athen und Atlantis und beschreibt beide Staatsutopien detailliert, wobei der Text im Bericht des Mythos unvermittelt abbricht. Der Kritias ist Teil einer ursprünglich geplanten Trilogie, zusammen mit Timaios und Hermokrates. Aufgrund der Kürze des Kritias und seiner inhaltlichen Überschneidung mit dem Timaios werden beide Dialoge häufig als Timaios-Kritias zusammengefasst. (aus wikipedia.de)

Atlas of World History

Author: Patrick Karl O'Brien

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019521921X

Category: Reference

Page: 312

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Maps follow the march of human history from prehistory to the present, covering the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China; the Roman empire; the Medieval and Early Modern world; and the twentieth century.

The New Penguin Atlas of Ancient History

Author: Colin McEvedy

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140513486

Category: History

Page: 128

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Traces the migrations and evolution of the races as well as the development of civilizations from prehistoric times to the fourth century A.D.

A History of Roman Art, Enhanced Edition

Author: Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 111179281X

Category: Education

Page: 384

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A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART, ENHANCED EDITION is a lavishly-illustrated survey of the art of Rome and the Roman Empire from the time of Romulus to the death of Constantine, presented in its historical, political, and social context. This ENHANCED EDITION has added coverage on Etruscan art in the beginning of the text. All aspects of Roman art and architecture are treated, including private art and domestic architecture, the art of the Eastern and Western provinces, the art of freedmen, and the so-called minor arts, including cameos, silverware, and coins. The book is divided into four parts-Monarchy and Republic, Early Empire, High Empire, and Late Empire-and traces the development of Roman art from its beginnings in the 8th century BCE to the mid fourth century CE, with special chapters devoted to Pompeii and Herculaneum, Ostia, funerary and provincial art and architecture, and the earliest Christian art. The original edition of this text was warmly received in the market based on a high level of scholarship, comprehensive contents, and superb visuals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Penguin Atlas of African History

Author: Colin McEvedy

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140513219

Category: History

Page: 144

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This invaluable reference work provides an account of the development of African society from 175 million years ago, through the first appearance of humans to the complex polity of the twentieth century. Colin McEvedy tracks the development of modern man, the differentiation and spread of languages, the first crossings of the Sahara, the exploration of the Niger, and the search for the 'fountains of the Nile'. Gold and ivory lure traders from far away; Christendom and Islam compete for African attention. Names from the distant past become nation-states with aspirations appropriate to the modern world. With sixty maps and a clear, concise text, this synthesis is especially useful to African studies and history teachers, but is also a fascinating guide for the general reader.