Download The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts by Susan Wise Bauer PDF

By Susan Wise Bauer

A full of life and interesting narrative background displaying the typical threads within the cultures that gave delivery to our own.

This is the 1st quantity in a daring new sequence that tells the tales of all peoples, connecting historic occasions from Europe to the center East to the some distance coast of China, whereas nonetheless giving weight to the features of every nation. Susan clever Bauer offers either sweeping scope and shiny realization to the person lives that provide flesh to summary assertions approximately human history.

Dozens of maps supply a transparent geography of serious occasions, whereas timelines supply the reader an ongoing experience of the passage of years and cultural interconnection. This outdated narrative heritage employs the equipment of “history from beneath”—literature, epic traditions, deepest letters and accounts—to attach kings and leaders with the lives of these they governed. the result's an engrossing tapestry of human habit from which we may well draw conclusions concerning the course of worldwide occasions and the motives in the back of them.

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Download Ötzi 2.0: Eine Mumie zwischen Wissenschaft, Kult und Mythos by Angelika Fleckinger PDF

By Angelika Fleckinger

Tisenjoch, an einem Frühsommertag in der Kupferzeit: Der drahtige Mann ist vom Tal bis über die Baumgrenze aufgestiegen. An einer versteckten Stelle zwischen den Felsen macht er Rast. 5000 Jahre später wird seine Leiche gefunden, im Brustkorb steckt die Spitze eines Pfeils. Für die Wissenschaft ein Glücksfall, denn dieser Fund gewährt einmalige Einblicke in den Alltag der Kupferzeit. Renommierte Wissenschaftler vieler Fachgebiete erforschen seitdem die Mumie und viele ihrer überraschenden Erkenntnisse werden in diesem Bildband erstmals veröffentlicht. Im Laufe des Sommers 2010 erhielt Ötzi auch eine neue Gestalt. Die neue Rekonstruktion ist in wesentlichen Punkten präziser und realitätsnäher und verleiht dem Mann aus dem Eis mehr ›Persönlichkeit‹. Außerdem: Kurioses und Absurdes, witzige Vermarktungsideen und skurrile Blüten der Medienberichterstattung.

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Download Elder Gods of Antiquity by M. Don Schorn PDF

By M. Don Schorn

The Elder Gods concept bargains a revised account of our past.

Known archaeological findings don't absolutely aid traditional motives for Earth's improvement, or the emergence of humankind as a species.

Archaic proof and old texts recommend that extraterrestrial impacts can have been current because primordial instances. in keeping with smooth discoveries and reevaluation of old files and artifacts, this conception addresses a variety of themes, answering many mysterious questions together with the following:

•Do historic files, mythological money owed, and sacred texts exhibit the presence of otherworldly benefactors?

•Did lifestyles inside of our sunlight method first enhance on one other planet past Earth?

•Might people be a hybrid production mixed from indigenous Earth species and extraterrestrial life?

•Did a disastrous celestial occasion round 700,000 BC regulate a complicated neighboring planetary civilization?

•Was Earth infiltrated via alien existence from that neighboring planet throughout the historical past?

•Do definite archaic cave work and rock drawings truly depict aliens and lengthy extinct animals?

•Did Atlantis, Lemuria, or Mu as soon as exist someday in the course of Earth's distant past?

•What adjustments happened in the world after the good Flood?

•Did giants as soon as roam our planet?

•Are Earth's oldest megalithic stone constructions the paintings of extraterrestrial influences?

•Were nuclear guns used in the course of an historical war?

•Were convinced gods of assorted olden religions truly extraterrestrial visitors?

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Download Terence: Hecyra (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) by Terence,Sander M. Goldberg PDF

By Terence,Sander M. Goldberg

Terence's Hecyra increases social, literary and theatrical problems with nice curiosity to trendy scholars of Roman comedy and, certainly, of Roman tradition extra extensively. The play can pay strikingly shut recognition to the household difficulties of ladies and experiments boldly with conventional comedian kinds, not just in its construction of anticipatory suspense, yet via its adaptations on conventional occasions and roles and its metatheatrical features. moreover, Terence's reaction in his prologues to the play's putative mess ups is necessary, if tendentious, proof for the mechanics of theatrical functionality within the moment century, in particular the conjunction of theatrical and gladiatorial indicates. This variation opens the play's many interpretive demanding situations to wider scrutiny whereas last responsive to the linguistic wishes of scholars in any respect levels.

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Download "Strange Lands and Different Peoples": Spaniards and Indians by W. George Lovell,Christopher H. Lutz,Wendy Kramer,William R. PDF

By W. George Lovell,Christopher H. Lutz,Wendy Kramer,William R. Swezey

Guatemala emerged from the conflict among Spanish invaders and Maya cultures that begun 5 centuries in the past. The conquest of those “rich and unusual lands,” as Hernán Cortés referred to as them, and their “many diversified peoples” was once brutal and lengthy. “Strange Lands and varied Peoples” examines the myriad ramifications of Spanish intrusion, in particular Maya resistance to it and the alterations that came about in local lifestyles due to it.

The stories assembled the following, targeting the 1st century of colonial rule (1524–1624), talk about problems with conquest and resistance, cost and colonization, exertions and tribute, and Maya survival within the wake of Spanish invasion. The authors reappraise the complicated dating among Spaniards and Indians, which used to be marked from the outset through mutual emotions of resentment and distrust. whereas acknowledging the pivotal position of local service provider, the authors additionally record the excesses of Spanish exploitation and the devastating influence of epidemic sickness. Drawing on learn findings in Spanish and Guatemalan information, they provide clean perception into the Kaqchikel Maya rebellion of 1524, exhibiting that regardless of strategic resistance, colonization imposed a burden at the indigenous inhabitants extra laborious than formerly thought.

Guatemala continues to be a deeply divided and unjust society, a rustic whose present might be understood merely in mild of the colonial reports that solid it. Affording readers a severe viewpoint on how Guatemala got here to be, “Strange Lands and varied Peoples” shows the occasions of the earlier to have enduring modern relevance.

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Download The Suffering Self: Pain and Narrative Representation in the by Judith Perkins PDF

By Judith Perkins

The soreness Self is a ground-breaking, interdisciplinary examine of the unfold of Christianity around the Roman empire. Judith Perkins indicates how Christian narrative illustration within the early empire labored to create a brand new form of human self-understanding - the notion of the self as patient. Drawing on feminist and social conception, she addresses the query of why types of affliction like martyrdom and self-mutilation have been so vital to early Christians.
This examine crosses the bounds among historical background and the examine of early Christianity, seeing Christian illustration within the context of the Greco-Roman global. She attracts parallels with soreness heroines in Greek novels and in martyr acts and examines representations in scientific and philosophical texts.
Judith Perkins' debatable examine is critical studying for all these attracted to old society, or within the heritage `f Christianity.

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Download The Alamanni and Rome 213-496 (Caracalla to Clovis) by John F. Drinkwater PDF

By John F. Drinkwater

The Alamanni and Rome focuses upon the tip of the Roman Empire. From the 3rd century advert, barbarians attacked after which overran the west. Some--Goths, Franks, Saxons--are renowned, others much less so. The latter comprise the Alamanni, even though their identify is located within the French ("Allemagne") and Spanish ("Alemania") for "Germany." This pioneering learn, the 1st in English, makes use of new ancient and archaeological findings to reconstruct the origins of the Alamanni, their settlements, their politics, and their society, and to set up the character in their courting with Rome. John Drinkwater discovers the reason for their smooth elusiveness of their excessive point of dependence at the Empire. faraway from being risky invaders, they have been frequently the prey of emperors motive on buying army reputations. whilst a lot of the western Empire fell to the Franks, so did the Alamanni, with out ever having produced their very own "successor kingdom."

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Download The Nine Waves of Creation: Quantum Physics, Holographic by Carl Johan Calleman,Barbara Hand Clow PDF

By Carl Johan Calleman,Barbara Hand Clow

A consultant to aligning your lifestyles with the frequencies of the 9 Waves of Creation

• Explains the quantum physics in the back of the Waves of the Mayan Calendar approach and the way their holograms form the human brain

• indicates how all through background every one revolution in human realization has been pushed via the activation of 1 of the 9 Waves of Creation

• unearths how we will be able to consciously paintings to deactivate the destructive styles of the 6th Wave and appear the solidarity attention of the 9th Wave

In the earlier few years the area has witnessed adjustments in social recognition whose unexpected improvement the ruling medical paradigm has now not been capable of clarify. those alterations correspond with the activation of recent Waves of construction emanating from the guts of the universe that impression human considering. From the massive Bang to the current, those Waves consultant the evolution of the universe and, via their holographic resonance with the human brain, profoundly form revolutions in faith, expertise, economic climate, and social consciousness.

Presenting a quantum-holographic viewpoint on international background and human attention, Carl Calleman explains the quantum physics in the back of the Waves of the Mayan Calendar procedure and the way those Waves let us comprehend the transferring eras on the earth in addition to the chances of the long run. He describes how, sooner than the activation of the sixth Wave in 3115 BCE, our social structures have been according to a unified cosmic order, however the hologram of this Wave shifted society to an all-consuming specialise in strong and Evil, resulting in the increase of patriarchal non secular constructions, slavery, and battle. He explores how later Waves and their new holograms helped humanity live to tell the tale the unwanted effects of the sixth Wave, akin to the economic Revolution of the seventh Wave and the electronic Revolution of the eighth Wave. In 2011, the ninth Wave used to be activated, bringing with it an speeded up push for a extra egalitarian international, a emerging know-how of cohesion awareness, and entry to the entire strength of all 9 Waves of Creation.

Calleman explains how our person resonance with every one Wave performs a task within the caliber of our lives and the way we needs to consciously paintings to resonate with the better Waves. Revealing how we will be able to develop into quantum activists in a holographic global by way of aligning with the ninth Wave, the writer indicates how we each one will help show up the future of humanity hinted at in historical texts.

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Download Geschichte der römischen Republik: Von den Anfängen bis by Klaus Bringmann PDF

By Klaus Bringmann

Roms Aufstieg zur Weltmacht verlief über viele Stationen auf einem langen, wechselvollen Weg aus kleinen bäuerlich-landstädtischen Anfängen bis hin zum antiken Großreich. Die entscheidenden Weichenstellungen in diesem historischen Prozess erfolgten in der Zeit der römischen Republik, die in dieser großen Darstellung wieder lebendig wird.

Anschaulich beschreibt Klaus Bringmann die entscheidenden Weg- und Wendemarken in mehr als 500 Jahren römischer Geschichte. Überblicksdarstellungen längerer Zeitspannen wechseln sich ab mit der Schilderung bedeutender, folgenreicher Ereignisse der inneren und äußeren Geschichte – wie etwa des Krieges gegen Karthago oder der Auseinandersetzung um die Reformbemühungen der Gracchen. In ‚Nahaufnahmen‘ werden die Protagonisten der römischen Republik vorgestellt: der sagenumwobene Brutus, der den letzten der römischen Könige vertrieben haben soll, der sprichwörtlich gestrenge Cato, aber natürlich auch Marius und Sulla, Caesar und Pompeius und schließlich Augustus, der die Republik zur Monarchie transformierte.

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Download Redemption and Resistance: The Messianic Hopes of Jews and by Markus Bockmuehl,James Carleton Paget PDF

By Markus Bockmuehl,James Carleton Paget

Redemption and Resistance brings jointly an eminent solid of participants to supply a state of the art dialogue of Messianism as a subject matter of political and non secular dedication and controversy. through surveying this motif over approximately one thousand years with the aid of a centred ancient and political searchlight, this quantity is certain to wreck clean floor. it is going to function an enticing contribution to the heritage of historic Judaism and Christianity, of the advanced and infrequently troublesome courting among them, and of the conflicting loyalties their hopes for redemption created vis-à-vis a public order that used to be initially pagan and later Christian. even if each one bankruptcy is designed to face by itself as an advent to the subject handy, the final argument unfolds a coherent heritage. the 1st components, on pre-Christian Jewish and primitive Christian Messianism, set the level by means of picking out entities that during half III are then addressed within the improvement in their specific courting in a Graeco-Roman global marked via violent persecution of Jewish and Christian hopes and loyalties. the tale is then explored past the Constantinian flip and its abortive reversal lower than Julian, to the Christian Empire as much as the increase of Islam.

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