Firearms: A Global History to 1700

By Kenneth Chase

Kenneth Chase strains the historical past of firearms from their invention in China within the 1100s to the 1700s, while eu firearms had turn into sincerely improved. In Firearms, Chase asks why it was once the Europeans who perfected firearms, no longer the chinese language, and solutions this question by way of taking a look at how firearms have been used during the international. Early firearms have been limited to infantry and siege war, proscribing their use outdoors of Europe and Japan. Steppe and desolate tract nomads imposed a distinct kind of battle at the heart East, India, and China--a kind incompatible with firearms. by the point that greater firearms allowed those areas to show the tables at the nomads, Japan's self-imposed isolation left Europe with out rival in firearms layout, construction, or use, with lasting outcomes. After incomes his doctorate from Harvard within the quarter of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and touring widely in Asia, Kenneth Chase pursued a profession within the legislation. His curiosity in background endures unabated, even if, and after 9 years of analysis on firearms, he's now engaged on a heritage of foreign exchange within the Indian Ocean zone within the 1300s and 1400s.

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How to Survive the Titanic

By Frances Wilson

Award-winning historian Frances Wilson gives you a gripping new account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, taking a look at the collision and its aftermath during the prism of the demolished lifestyles and misplaced honor of the ship’s proprietor, J. Bruce Ismay. In a different paintings of heritage evocative of Joseph Conrad’s vintage novel Lord Jim, Wilson increases provocative ethical questions about cowardice and heroism, reminiscence and identification, survival and guilt—questions that revolve round Ismay’s lack of honor and identification as his monolithic venture—a send referred to as “The final observe in luxurious” and “The Unsinkable”—was swallowed by means of the ocean and subsumed in infamy forever.

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Who Was Jesus?

By Ellen Morgan

This interesting addition to the best-selling Who Was...? sequence doesn't settle questions of theology. as a substitute, it offers younger readers with a biography that covers what's identified traditionally approximately Jesus and areas in his lifestyles within the context of his international while Jerusalem used to be a part of the Roman Empire. In an even-handed and easy-to-read narrative, this title—illustrated with 80 black-and-white drawings—also explains the early origins of Christianity and the way it grew to become an important faith.

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La odisea de Marco Polo (Spanish Edition)

By Harry Rutstein

Una travesIa fascinante con mAs de a hundred fotografIas siguiendo el increIble viaje de Harry Rutstein, el Unico hombre en l. a. Historia que ha recorrido el mismo camino de Marco Polo, partiendo desde Venecia y cruzando por Israel, TurquIa, IrAn, AfganistAn, PakistAn, hasta llegar finalmente a l. a. China. Desde Venecia hasta PekIn, reviva, paso a paso, los casi veintiUn mil kilOmetros que recorriO aquel comerciante que, con su historia, cambiO los angeles percepciOn del mundo. Harry Rutstein, el Unico hombre en los angeles Historia que ha podido repetir l. a. ruta que siguiO Marco Polo en el siglo XIII, nos relata los angeles crOnica intensa de ese largo viaje, realizado durante diez aNos en tres diferentes expediciones. Utilizando todos los medios disponibles: caballos, camellos, tractores, balsas hechas de piel de cabra ha conseguido autentificar el legendario viaje del mercader del siglo XIII. AsI, en este fascinante libro, partiremos con El en esta audaz aventura saliendo de Venecia, desembarcando en Acre (Israel), para luego, volvernos a embarcar hasta Marmaris (TurquIa) para, desde allI, iniciar l. a. mAs espectacular travesIa por tierra, pasando por IrAn, AfganistAn, PaquistAn y llegando hasta PekIn, en China. Harry Rutstein, en este intenso libro de viajes-muy ilustrado, con miles de anEcdotas y datos histOricos y culturales-, con un estilo muy Agil y sencillo, logra ademAs explicar cOmo fue realmente el trabajo de aquel mercader del siglo XIII que se iniciO con el comercio directo entre el Este y el Oeste y ampliO los imperios mercantiles de l. a. Europa medieval.

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1929: Mapping the Jewish World (Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History)

Winner of the 2014 nationwide Jewish ebook Award, Anthologies and Collections
The yr 1929 represents a tremendous turning element in interwar Jewish society, proving to be a yr whilst Jews, despite the place they lived, observed themselves laid low with advancements that came about round the global, because the crises persevered through different Jews grew to become a part of the transnational Jewish realization. within the usa, the inventory marketplace crash introduced lasting fiscal, social, and ideological alterations to the Jewish group and restricted its skill to help humanitarian and nationalist tasks in different international locations. In Palestine, the anti-Jewish riots in Hebron and different cities underscored the vulnerability of the Zionist company and ignited heated discussions between a number of Jewish political teams concerning the knowledge of building a Jewish country on its ancient web site. whilst, within the Soviet Union, the consolidation of energy within the arms of Stalin created a far extra dogmatic weather within the overseas Communist stream, together with its Jewish branches.
Featuring a glowing array of students of Jewish heritage, 1929 surveys the Jewish international in a single yr providing transparent examples of the transnational connections which associated Jews to every other—from politics, international relations, and philanthropy to literature, tradition, and the destiny of Yiddish—regardless of the place they lived. Taken jointly, the essays in 1929 argue that, even if American, Soviet, German, Polish, or Palestinian, Jews through the international lived in a world context.

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Die 101 wichtigsten Fragen - Antike

By Stefan Rebenich

Used to be ist die Antike? Wie funktionierte die athenische Demokratie? was once ist ein Mythos? Welche medizinischen Kenntnisse besaßen die Römer? Wieso ging das römische Reich unter? Stefan Rebenich erschließt mit den one hundred and one wichtigsten Fragen und seinen – in manchen Fällen überraschenden – Antworten auf gleichermaßen informative und anregende Weise die Welt der Griechen und Römer.

Achtung: Aus lizenzrechtlichen Gründen dürfen die Abbildungen in diesem e-book leider nicht wiedergegeben werden.

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Themes of the American Civil War: The War Between the States

By Susan-Mary Grant, Brian Holden-Reid

Themes of the yankee Civil War deals a well timed and precious advisor to this great subject for a brand new new release of scholars. the amount presents a broad-ranging evaluate of the explanations, complexities, and results of America’s such a lot harmful clash up to now. The essays, written via most sensible students within the box, and transformed for this re-creation, discover how, and in what methods, differing interpretations of the battle have arisen, and explains sincerely why the yankee Civil struggle is still an issue of tolerating curiosity. It comprises chapters protecting 4 vast parts, together with The Political entrance, the army entrance, The Race entrance, and The Ideological entrance.

Additions to the second one variation contain a new advent – extra to the present advent by means of James McPherson – a bankruptcy on gender, in addition to info at the remembrance of the battle (historical memory). The addition of numerous maps, a timeline, and an appendix directory extra interpreting, battlefield facts, and battle/regiment/general names focuses the publication squarely at undergraduates in either the USA and in a foreign country.

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The Third Plantagenet: Duke of Clarence, Richard III's Brother

By John Ashdown-Hill

From the writer of The final Days of Richard III comes the 1st complete biography of George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Kings Richard III and Edward IV

Less recognized than his brothers Edward IV and Richard III, George, Duke of Clarence has so had little written about him, that historians are confronted with a chain of questions: the place used to be he born? What used to be he particularly like? used to be it his unpredictable habit that set him opposed to his brother Edward IV? George performed a critical position within the Wars of the Roses performed out by way of his brothers—but was once he for York or Lancaster? Who was once quite answerable for his execution? Is the tale of his drowning in a barrel of wine—as he did in Richard III—true? And used to be "false, fleeting, perjur'd Clarence" in many ways the function version at the back of the 16th-century defamation of Richard III? ultimately, the place used to be he buried and what grew to become of his physique? Can the DNA used lately to check the is still of his more youthful brother, Richard III, additionally demonstrate the reality concerning the intended "Clarence bones" in Tewkesbury? John Ashdown-Hill exposes the myths surrounding this pivotal and imperative Plantagenet, with amazing results.

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Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State"

By Stephen P. Halbrook

Based on newly-discovered, mystery records from German records, diaries and newspapers of the time, Gun keep an eye on within the 3rd Reich provides the definitive, but hidden heritage of ways the Nazi regime made use of gun keep watch over to disarm and repress its enemies and consolidate strength. The numerous books at the 3rd Reich and the Holocaust fail even to say the legislation limiting firearms possession, which rendered political rivals and Jews defenseless. A skeptic may perhaps surmise better-armed population may have made no distinction, however the nationwide Socialist regime definitely didn't imagine so—it ruthlessly suppressed firearm possession by way of disfavored groups.

Gun keep watch over within the 3rd Reich spans the 2 a long time from the delivery of the Weimar Republic in 1918 via Kristallnacht in 1938. The booklet then provides a landscape of pertinent occasions in the course of international conflict II in regards to the results of the disarming rules. or even although within the occupied international locations the Nazis decreed the dying penalty for ownership of a firearm, there built circumstances of heroic armed resistance via Jews, quite the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

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Crisis of Empire: Doctrine and Dissent at the End of Late Antiquity

By Philip Booth

This booklet makes a speciality of the makes an attempt of 3 ascetics - John Moschus, Sophronius of Jerusalem, and Maximus Confessor - to figure out the Church's energy and position in the course of a interval of profound trouble, because the japanese Roman empire suffered severe reversals within the face of Persian after which Islamic enlargement. via announcing visions which reconciled long-standing highbrow tensions among asceticism and Church, those authors verified the framework for his or her next emergence as Constantinople's such a lot vociferous non secular critics, their alliance with the Roman popes, and their radical rejection of imperial interference in issues of the religion. positioned in the broader spiritual currents of the fourth to 7th centuries, this e-book throws new mild at the nature not just of the holy guy in past due antiquity, but additionally of the Byzantine Orthodoxy that will emerge within the center a long time, and that's nonetheless critical to the church buildings of Greece and jap Europe.

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