History

The Ottoman Empire 1326-1699 (Essential Histories)

By Stephen Turnbull

The Ottoman Empire and its conflicts supply one of many longest non-stop narratives in army heritage. Its rulers have been by no means overthrown by way of a overseas energy and no usurper succeeded in taking the throne. At its peak lower than the reign of Suleiman the superb, the Empire grew to become the main strong nation on the earth - a multi-national, multilingual empire that stretched from Vienna to the higher Arab peninsula. With Suleiman's dying all started the slow decline to the Treaty of Karlowitz in 1699 within which the Ottoman Empire misplaced a lot of its ecu territory. This quantity covers the most campaigns and the half performed via such elite troops because the Janissaries and the Sipahis, in addition to exploring the social and fiscal influence of the conquests.

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Ancient India and Indian Civilization (The History of Civilization)

Initially released among 1920-70,The heritage of Civilization used to be a landmark in early 20th century publishing. It was once released at a formative time in the social sciences, and through a interval of decisive historic discovery. the purpose of the overall editor, C.K. Ogden, used to be to summarize the freshest findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted fabric is out there as a suite, within the following groupings, or as person volumes:
* Prehistory and ancient Ethnography
Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: £800.00
* Greek Civilization
Set of seven: 0-415-15612-2: £450.00
* Roman Civilization
Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: £400.00
* Eastern Civilizations
Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: £650.00
* Judaeo-Christian Civilization
Set of four: 0-415-15615-7: £250.00
* European Civilization
Set of eleven: 0-415-15616-5: £700.00

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River of Darkness: Francisco Orellana's Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon

By Buddy Levy

From the acclaimed writer of Conquistador comes this exciting account of 1 of history’s maximum adventures of discovery. With cinematic immediacy and meticulous awareness to old aspect, this is the real tale of a mythical sixteenth-century explorer and his death-defying navigation of the Amazon—river of darkness, pathway to gold.

In 1541, the brutal conquistador Gonzalo Pizarro and his well-born lieutenant Francisco Orellana trigger from Quito looking for los angeles Canela, South America’s rumored Land of Cinnamon, and the fabled El Dorado, “the golden man.” using a huge retinue of mercenaries, enslaved natives, horses, searching canines, and different animals around the Andes, they watched their proud excursion start to crumble even sooner than they descended into the nightmarish jungle, following the process a strong river. quickly hopelessly misplaced within the swampy labyrinth, their numbers diminishing day-by-day via disorder, hunger, and Indian assaults, Pizarro and Orellana made a fateful determination to split. whereas Pizarro ultimately again domestic barefoot and in rags, Orellana and fifty-seven males, in a couple of fragile craft, endured downriver into the unknown reaches of the amazing Amazon, serenaded through local struggle drums and the eerie cries of unique predators. Theirs could be the better glory.
 
Interweaving eyewitness bills of the hunt with newly exposed info, blood brother Levy reconstructs the seminal trip that has electrified adventurers ever on account that, as Orellana turned the 1st ecu to navigate and discover the complete size of the world’s biggest river. Levy supplies a long-overdue account of the local populations—some peaceable and alluring, supplying sustenance and life-saving counsel, others ferociously adversarial, subjecting the invaders to gauntlets of unremitting assault and intimations of terrifying rituals. And this is the Amazon itself, a robust presence whose each twist and switch held the promise of recent wonders either average and man-made, in addition to the ubiquitous chance of death—a river that will carry Orellana in its impossible to resist include to the top of his existence.

Overflowing with violence and sweetness, the Aristocracy and tragedy, River of Darkness is either riveting background and a wide ranging event that may sweep readers alongside on an epic voyage not like the other.

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Les Institutions De La France Médiévale: XIe-XVe Siècle

By Romain Telliez

Ce livre suggest une examine méthodique des associations de l. a. France médiévale, depuis le XIe siècle – où l. a. renaissance documentaire autorise des investigations plus fines – jusqu’au terme traditionnellement assigné au Moyen Âge. Celui-ci, contre toute légende, s’avère en effet particulièrement fécond en suggestions institutionnelles dont beaucoup sont encore vivaces aujourd’hui. On s’attachera d’abord à montrer l. a. logique de l’ordre seigneurial qui marque si profondément los angeles tradition politique et les rapports sociaux dans le cadre féodal. Une deuxième partie research l’État royal dont elle décrit un par un les principaux rouages : gouvernement, management, devoirs de justice, moyens financiers et outils militaires. Puis sont étudiées les villes, qui affirment leurs libertés et aspirent à se gouverner elles-mêmes, donnent naissance à leurs propres constructions politiques, commune ou consulat. l. a. dernière partie, enfin, est consacrée à l’Église, qui soumet peu à peu le monde des clercs et celui des fidèles à des cadres de plus en plus ordonnés.Romain TELLIEZ, maître de conférences à l’université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), consacre ses recherches à l’histoire politique et sociale de los angeles France à l. a. fin du Moyen Âge.

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Dubious Facts: The Evidence of Early Chinese Historiography (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture)

By Garret P. S. Olberding

An leading edge process to old files assesses how facts claims and coverage arguments have been placed forth within the royal courts of early China.

What have been the intentions of early China’s historians? glossy readers needs to deal with the strain among the narrators’ moralizing statement and their description of occasions. even supposing those historians had notions of facts, it's not transparent to what quantity they valued what modern students could deem “hard” proof. supplying an cutting edge method of premodern historic records, Garret P. S. Olberding argues that the speeches of court docket advisors demonstrate refined recommendations of data administration within the early monarchic context. Olberding makes a speciality of these addresses relating army campaigns the place proof will be vital in guiding fast social and political coverage. His research finds the subtle conventions that ruled the imperial advisor’s common sense and suasion in serious country discussions, which have been in particular meant to counter expected doubts. Dubious evidence illuminates either the decision-making procedures that expert early chinese language army campaigns and the old documents that signify them.

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From Eve to Dawn, A History of Women in the World, Volume 2: The Masculine Mystique: From Feudalism to the French Revolution

By Margaret Atwood, Marilyn French

Interpreting feudalism in Europe and Japan and ecu expropriation of lands and peoples around the globe, Marilyn French poses a provocative query: how and why did girls, without energy or independence, nourish and safeguard the household and their very own culture?

Marilyn French’s The Women’s Room crystallized the problems that ignited the women’s move and was once translated into twenty languages. She acquired her PhD from Harvard and taught English at Hofstra collage, Harvard collage, and Holy pass College.

Internationally acclaimed writer and critic Margaret Atwood is the writer of various works of fiction, together with The Handmaid’s Tale and The Blind Assassin.

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Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Shaped the Modern World - and How Their Invention Could Make Or Break the Planet

By Jane Gleeson-White

A desirable exploration of the way an easy procedure used to degree and checklist wealth spawned a cultural revolution. arrange to have your inspiration of accounting replaced forever.

Our global is ruled through the numbers generated by way of the money owed of countries and companies. we rely on those numbers to direct our governments, our associations, organisations, economies, societies. yet the place did they arrive from and the way did they develop into so powerful?

the reply to those questions starts at nighttime a long time in northern Italy with a brand new kind of checklist retaining perfected via the retailers of Venice known as double-entry bookkeeping. the tale of double access stars a Renaissance monk, mathematician, magician and relentless better half of Leonardo da Vinci, his 27-page treatise for retailers, renaissances in artwork and arithmetic, and revolutions in communications and industry.

the increase and metamorphosis of double-entry bookkeeping is one among history's best-kept secrets and techniques and one in every of its most vital untold stories. Why? First, since it made attainable the wealth and cultural efflorescence that used to be the Renaissance. moment, since it enabled capitalism to flourish, so altering the economies of the realm endlessly. 3rd, simply because over a number of centuries it grew right into a refined process of numbers which within the twenty-first century governs the worldwide economic climate. and at last, and most importantly, simply because this present day bookkeeping has the aptitude to make or holiday the planet.

As mother or father journalist Jonathan Watts wrote in October 2010: 'So it has come to this. the worldwide biodiversity hindrance is so serious that really good scientists, political leaders, eco-warriors, and non secular professionals can now not retailer us from ourselves. the army are powerless. yet there is one final wish for all times in the world: accountants.'

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The Moral Background: An Inquiry into the History of Business Ethics (Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology)

By Gabriel Abend

In fresh years, many disciplines became attracted to the medical examine of morality. even though, a conceptual framework for this paintings remains to be missing. In The ethical Background, Gabriel Abend develops simply the sort of framework and makes use of it to enquire the heritage of commercial ethics within the usa from the 1850s to the Nineteen Thirties.

According to Abend, morality includes 3 degrees: ethical and immoral habit, or the behavioral point; ethical understandings and norms, or the normative point; and the ethical heritage, consisting of what ethical ideas exist in a society, what ethical tools can be utilized, what purposes will be given, and what items should be morally evaluated in any respect. This history underlies the behavioral and normative degrees; it helps, enables, and allows them.

Through this attitude, Abend traditionally examines the paintings of various company ethicists and organizations--such as Protestant ministers, company institutions, and company schools--and identifies different types of ethical history. "Standards of perform" is characterised via its clinical worldview, ethical relativism, and emphasis on participants' activities and judgements. The "Christian service provider" kind is characterised through its Christian worldview, ethical objectivism, and notion of a person's existence as a solidarity.

The ethical Background deals either an unique account of the historical past of commercial ethics and a unique framework for knowing and investigating morality generally.

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For the Soul of France: Culture Wars in the Age of Dreyfus

By Frederick Brown

In the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian battle of 1870–71, a defeated and humiliated France break up into cultural factions that ranged from those that embraced modernity to people who championed the recovery of throne and altar. This polarization—to which such iconic monuments because the Sacre-Coeur and the Eiffel Tower endure witness—intensified with a succession of grave occasions over the next a long time: the crash of an funding financial institution based to strengthen Catholic pursuits; the failure of the Panama Canal corporation; the fraudulent cost of treason introduced opposed to a Jewish officer, Alfred Dreyfus, which led to a civil struggle among his zealous supporters and fanatical antagonists.

In this exceptional reconsideration of what fostered the increase of fascism and anti-Semitism in twentieth-century Europe, Frederick Brown chronicles the serious fight for the soul of a state, and indicates how France’s deep fractures resulted in its give up to Hitler’s armies in 1940.

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Sealab: America's Forgotten Quest to Live and Work on the Ocean Floor

By Ben Hellwarth

Sealab is the underwater Right Stuff: the compelling tale of the way a US military software sought to enhance the marine an identical of the gap station—and eternally replaced man’s dating to the sea.

While NASA was once attempting to placed a guy at the moon, the USA army introduced a chain of bold experiments to turn out that divers may well dwell and paintings from a sea-floor base. while the 1st underwater “habitat” known as Sealab was once validated within the early Nineteen Sixties, traditional dives had strict intensity limits and lasted for under mins, now not the hours or even days that the visionaries in the back of Sealab desired to achieve—for reasons of exploration, medical learn, and to get better submarines and plane that had sunk alongside the continental shelf. The not likely father of Sealab, George Bond, was once a colourful former state health professional who joined the army later in lifestyles and have become enthusiastic about those unanswered questions: How lengthy can a diver remain underwater? How deep can a diver go?

Sealab by no means got the eye it deserved, but this system encouraged explorers like Jacques Cousteau, broke age-old intensity limitations, and revolutionized deep-sea diving by means of demonstrating that dwelling at the seabed used to be now not technological know-how fiction. this day divers on advertisement oil rigs and army divers engaged in labeled missions depend on equipment pioneered in the course of Sealab.

Sealab is a real tale of heroism and discovery: males unafraid to check the bounds of actual persistence to beat a opposed undersea frontier. it's also a narrative of frustration and a central authority unwilling to take a similar hazards underwater that it did in space.

Ben Hellwarth, a veteran journalist, interviewed many surviving individuals from the 3 Sealab experiments and carried out vast documentary learn to put in writing the 1st accomplished account of 1 of crucial and least recognized experiments in US background.

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