Category: History

The Jews in the Greek Age by Elias J. Bickerman

By Elias J. Bickerman

Original 12 months of publication: 1990

Written through one of many maximum students of Judaism within the Hellenistic interval, Bickerman provocative paintings represents, within the phrases of Gerson Cohen's "Foreword," Bickerman's "final statement" on Judaism within the Seleucid interval. this actual interval used to be Bickerman's area of expertise, so it's only traditional that it may even be his significant contribution to the examine of Jewish historical past of that interval, the interval of formation of Hellenistic Jewish tradition: from Alexander the nice to Maccabees.

This vital interval in Jewish historical past is tough to check a result of scarcity of assets and the shortcoming of significant predicament. via carrying on with pleasant to Jews Persian rules, Greeks were capable of generate plenty of stable will at the a part of the Jewish humans till the surprising and possible inexplicable swap and harsh persecution of the Judaism.

Bickerman makes an attempt to lead a reader to the knowledge of ways anything like which can occurred and provides a few rules that experience now not met common approval, specifically that the persecution will be considered extra in mild of intra-Jewish strength fight, instead of due to Antiochus anti-Semitism.

"Every pupil of Hellenism may still learn this ebook. it really is simply the main obtainable account of Judaism during this interval, and as such may be on the most sensible on any analyzing list... Bickerman's paintings is choked with insights that finished students may benefit from."
-- William H. King
Comparative Civilizations Review

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William Wallace and All That by Allan Burnett, Scoular Anderson

By Allan Burnett, Scoular Anderson

"William Wallace And All That" is a real-life event jam-packed with old proof approximately Scotland's mythical hero. sign up for Sir William Wallace on his fearsome quest to unfastened the Scots from villainous King Edward and his evil empire. Growl with anger as you discover out what nasty issues Edward's vile henchmen did to Wallace's female friend and top good friend. Get splattered with blood and gore as Wallace makes haggis of his enemies. Gasp with terror as you find out about the enormous 'hedgehogs' that helped Wallace win battles. Groan with ache as you are feeling what it's wish to be hanged, drawn and quartered. detect how Wallace's grisly loss of life made his legend develop. Bursting with extraordinary illustrations, this publication may have you shouting "Freedom!" after each web page!

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Texas Gulf Coast Stories (American Chronicles) by C. Herndon Williams

By C. Herndon Williams

The center Texas coast, identified in the neighborhood because the Coast Bend, is a space packed with attention-grabbing tales. From as early because the days of de Vaca and l. a. Salle, the Coastal Bend has been a domain of early exploration, bloody conflicts, mythical shipwrecks or even a buried treasure or . even though, a lot of the genuine heritage has remained unknown, misunderstood or even hidden. For years, neighborhood historian C. Herndon Williams has shared his interesting discoveries of the area's early tales via his weekly column, "Coastal Bend Chronicle." Now he has chosen a few of his favorites in Texas Gulf Coast tales. subscribe to Williams as he explores the times of early cost and eu touch, Karankawa and Tonkawa legends and the Coastal Bend's tallest of tall stories.

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All About History (2013)

All approximately background is the stunningly realised new journal from the makers of ways it really works and All approximately area. that includes appealing illustrations, pictures and pictures depicting every thing from historical civilisations to the chilly conflict, All approximately historical past is out there and enjoyable to all and makes historical past enjoyable for the entire relatives.

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The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall, and by Lance Williams, Natalie Y. Moore

By Lance Williams, Natalie Y. Moore

In gangster lore, the Almighty Black P Stone state stands proud one of the such a lot infamous of highway gangs. Louis Farrakhan employed the Blackstone Rangers as his Angels of dying. Fifteen years ahead of September 11, the U.S. govt accused the Stones of plotting household terrorist acts with Libyan chief Muammar Qaddafi. And presently, founding member Jeff citadel is serving a triple lifestyles sentence on the simply U.S. federal supermax prisonWere the Stones criminals, brainwashed terrorists, sufferers in their situations, or champions of social switch? Or have been all of them of those, their function perceived in a different way via varied races and socioeconomic groups?Authors Natalie Y. Moore and Lance Williams solution those and different questions during this provocative story that explores how teenagers from a poverty-stricken Chicago local equipped a strong association that united 21 person gangs right into a digital country. With a colourful forged of characters, from white liberal do-gooders, vocal black nationalists, and hardworking group organizers to the participants of the country of Islam and overzealous legislation enforcement officials, The Almighty Black P Stone state information how the U.S. govt funded the group with funds in the course of the warfare on Poverty; how legislation enforcement used the crowd to achieve headlines and bring up its personal investment throughout the conflict on medications; and the way federal prosecutors effectively argued that chief citadel masterminded a deal for $2.5 million to dedicate acts of terrorism within the usa on behalf of Libya, environment the degree for prosecutors to hyperlink U.S. highway gangs to terrorists from Arab statesA interesting glance contained in the evolution of a gang that went from street-corner young people to convicted terrorists, The Almighty Black P Stone kingdom isn't just a thrilling tale but additionally a well timed examine city crime and violence, an exploration of ways and why gangs flourish, and an divulge of how during which minority crime is focused locally, pronounced within the media, and prosecuted within the courts.

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Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town by Mary Beard

By Mary Beard

Pompeii explodes a few myths - from the very date of the eruption, most likely a couple of months later than often notion; the hygiene of the baths which should have been hotbeds of germs; and the mythical variety of brothels, probably just one, to the large demise count number which was once most likely lower than ten consistent with cent of the population.

road existence, incomes a residing: Baker, Banker and Garum Maker (who ran the city), The excitement of the physique: meals, Wine, intercourse and Baths, those bankruptcy headings provide a stunning perception into the workings of a Roman city. on the Suburban Baths we pass from communal bathing to hygiene to erotica. A fast-food joint at the through dell? Abbondanza introduces food and drinks and diets and highway lifestyles. those are only some of the strands that make up a rare and related to portrait of an historic city, its existence and its carrying on with re-discovery, by means of Britain's top classicist.

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Frozen in Time by John Geiger, Owen Beattie

By John Geiger, Owen Beattie

The Franklin day trip used to be no longer on my own in affliction early and unexplained deaths. certainly, either again (1837) and Ross (1849) suffered early onset of unaccountable "debility" aboard send and Ross suffered larger fatalities in the course of his unmarried wintry weather within the Arctic than did Franklin in the course of his first. either expeditions have been pressured to retreat end result of the rapacious disease that stalked their ships.

Frozen in Time makes the case that this ailment (starting with the again day trip) used to be end result of the crews' overwhelming reliance on a brand new know-how, specifically tinned meals. This not just uncovered the seamen to guide, an insidious poison - as has been tested in Franklin's case by means of Dr. Beattie's study - however it additionally left them susceptible to scurvy, the traditional scourge of seafarers which were concept to were principally cured within the early years of the 19th century.

Fully revised, Frozen in Time will replace the learn defined within the unique variation, and may introduce autonomous affirmation of Dr. Beattie's lead speculation, besides corroboration of his discovery of actual facts for either scurvy and cannibalism. furthermore, the ebook incorporates a new creation written by way of Margaret Atwood, who has lengthy been fascinated about the position of the Franklin excursion in Canada's literary moral sense, and has made a pilgrimage to the positioning of the Franklin excursion graves on Beechey Island.

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The Terror of History: On the Uncertainties of Life in by Teofilo F. Ruiz

By Teofilo F. Ruiz

This ebook displays on Western humanity's efforts to flee from heritage and its terrors--from the existential and usual failures to the unending succession of wars and different man-made catastrophes. Drawing on historic episodes starting from antiquity to the new earlier, and mixing them with literary examples and private reflections, Teofilo Ruiz explores the include of spiritual studies, the pursuit of worldly luck and pleasures, and the hunt for attractiveness and data as 3 fundamental responses to the person and collective nightmares of background. the result's a profound meditation on how women and men in Western society sought (and nonetheless search) to make that means of the realm and its annoying history.

In chapters that diversity generally throughout Western background and tradition, The Terror of History takes up faith, the cloth international, and the area of paintings and data. "Religion and the area to Come" examines orthodox and heterodox kinds of spirituality, apocalyptic hobbies, mysticism, supernatural ideals, and plenty of sorts of esotericism, together with magic, alchemy, astrology, and witchcraft. "The global of topic and the Senses" considers fabric riches, gala's and carnivals, activities, intercourse, and utopian groups. eventually, "The entice of good looks and Knowledge" seems at cultural productions of all kinds, from paintings to scholarship.

Combining miraculous ancient breadth with a private and available narrative sort, The Terror of History is a relocating testimony to the highly diversified methods people have sought to deal with their scary history.

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Cambrai: Hindenburg Line by Jack Horsfall, Nigel Cave

By Jack Horsfall, Nigel Cave

Cambrai is superior for the tank conflict which happened in 1917. even though at first profitable it quickly grew to become disastrous, and, as on different events through the struggle, the realm replaced arms again and again. Illustrated with then and now photos, this booklet unravels the background of the world for these both vacationing or exploring it from their armchairs.

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Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of NASA's Apollo by William David Compton

By William David Compton

This professional NASA historical past chronicles the behind-the-scenes conflicts and cooperation throughout the Apollo expeditions. It exhibits how the distance agency's scientists, who have been basically attracted to the moon itself, labored out their modifications with the engineers, who have been charged with the astronauts' secure touchdown and go back. The shut collaboration among the scientists and engineers ensured the good fortune of a application that continues to be a huge success for either fields.

The first 1/2 the booklet issues the arrangements for the Moon landings, tracing the advance of the Apollo technology application from the earliest days. the second one part records the flights that Apollo eleven, within which twelve astronauts explored the lunar floor and again with samples for research. the writer drew upon the Lyndon B. Johnson area Center's choice of greater than 31,000 Apollo-related records and carried out greater than three hundred interviews with application individuals to gather this definitive survey.

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