Category: History

Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Scott H. Hendrix

By Scott H. Hendrix

Whilst Martin Luther published his Ninety-Five Theses (reputedly nailed to the door of the fort Church in Wittenberg), he unwittingly release a stream that will dramatically swap the process eu historical past.

This really good brief advent to Martin Luther, written by way of a number one authority on Luther and the Reformation, provides this pivotal determine as historians now see him. rather than singling him out as a contemporary hero, historian Scott Hendrix emphasizes the context within which Luther labored, the colleagues who supported him, and the competitors who adamantly adversarial his time table for swap. the writer explains the spiritual reformation and Luther's significance with out ignoring the political and cultural forces, like princely energy and Islam, which led the reformation down paths Luther may perhaps neither foresee nor effect.

The booklet can pay tribute to Luther's genius but in addition acknowledges the self-righteous angle that alienated contemporaries. the writer bargains a different reason behind that perspective and for Luther's anti-Jewish writings, that are specifically tough to realize after the Holocaust.

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An American in Paris (BFI Film Classics) by Sue Harris

By Sue Harris

From Amazon: "An American in Paris (1951) was once a landmark movie within the careers of Vincente Minnelli, Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. A joyous occasion of George Gershwin's song, French paintings, the great thing about dance and the fabled urban of sunshine, the movie used to be heralded as a unprecedented instance of leisure 'for mass and sophistication alike'. Choreographed by way of Kelly on the top of his occupation, it gave new stature to the Hollywood musical, and showcased as by no means sooner than the inventive ambition, technical talents, inventive mind's eye and collaborative ethos of MGM's pioneering Arthur Freed Unit. Sue Harris attracts on archival fabric to track the film's improvement from perception to monitor. providing new insights into the layout method specifically, she indicates how An American in Paris proven the cinematic template for a urban with which Hollywood could turn into more and more infatuated within the a long time to follow."

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A Companion to Plutarch by Mark Beck

By Mark Beck

A spouse to Plutarch bargains a huge survey of the well-known historian and biographer; a coherent, accomplished, and stylish presentation of Plutarch’s concept and influence

* Constitutes the 1st survey of its variety, a unified and obtainable advisor that gives a entire dialogue of all significant points of Plutarch’s oeuvre
* presents crucial historical past details on Plutarch’s global, together with his personal circle of influential associates (Greek and Roman), his travels, his political task, and his kin with Trajan and different emperors
* bargains contextualizing heritage, the literary and cultural information that make clear the various primary facets of Plutarch’s thought
* Surveys the ideologically an important reception of the Greek Classical interval in Plutarch’s writings
* Follows the currents of contemporary severe scholarship, discussing perennial pursuits, and delving into themes and works no longer previously given severe attention

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Representing an in depth unique survey of the traditional world’s preeminent biographer and historian through best students from worldwide, this better half supplies readers a transparent and concise evaluation of all significant subject matters of analysis and a unmarried accomplished synthesis of Plutarch’s mammoth and various oeuvre.

Editor Mark Beck first outlines the heritage of study on Plutarch and discusses modern methods to the examine of the writer. the 1st part offers wealthy old, political and cultural history information regarding existence within the Imperial interval, and the highbrow currents of the day, which contextualize Plutarch’s proposal. the most part specializes in his quite a few biographical tasks and different significant contributions, together with Moralia and his magnum opus the Parallel Lives. eventually, the ebook investigates Plutarch’s reception from antiquity to the trendy interval, together with his effect in France, and in England on Shakespeare.

A significant other to Plutarch bargains a wide survey of the well-known historian and biographer, for a coherent, complete, and chic presentation of Plutarch’s suggestion and influence.

About the Author

Mark Beck is affiliate Professor of Classics on the collage of South Carolina, the place he teaches classes on Greek and Roman authors and classical civilization classes. He has released various articles and chapters on Plutarch and is the writer of the impending publication, knowing Classics: Plutarch (2012).

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The Cambridge Ancient History 14 Volume Set in 19 Hardback by David M. Lewis, John Boardman, J. K. Davies, M. Ostwald

By David M. Lewis, John Boardman, J. K. Davies, M. Ostwald

Quantity V of the recent version of The Cambridge old heritage encompasses the 1st vintage age of eu civilization--the 5th century BC. This was once the 1st and final interval ahead of the Romans within which nice political and army energy used to be situated within the similar position as cultural significance. This quantity, hence, is extra narrowly concentrated geographically than its predecessors and successors, and not often strays past Greece. Athens is on the middle of the image, either politically and culturally, yet occasions and achievements in other places are assessed as rigorously because the nature of our assets permits. sequence of narrative chapters, one at the development of the Athenian empire and the advance of Athenian democracy, the opposite at the Peloponnesian battle that introduced them down, are divided by means of a sequence of stories during which the creative and literary achievements of the 5th century are defined.

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The Koreans: Who They Are, What They Want, Where Their by Michael Breen

By Michael Breen

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2004
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The upward push of South Korea is without doubt one of the so much unforeseen and inspirational advancements of the latter a part of our century. a couple of a long time in the past, the Koreans have been an impoverished, agricultural humans. in a single iteration they got here out of the fields and into Silicon Valley. In 1997, this powerhouse of a state reeled and nearly collapsed due to a susceptible economy and seriously indebted conglomerates. the area is now staring at to work out no matter if the Koreans may be capable of reform and proceed their wonderful growth.

Although Korea has just recently came across itself part of the worldwide degree, it's a nation with a wealthy and complicated prior. Early historical past exhibits that Koreans had a big impact on historical Japan, and their ancient achievements comprise being the 1st tradition to exploit steel movable sort for printing books. although, a lot in their historical past is much less optimistic; it truly is marred with political violence, poverty, and war-aspects that will faster be forgotten by way of the Koreans, who're attempting to specialise in their promising future.

The incontrovertible fact that Korean historical past has eluded a lot of the realm is unlucky, yet as Korea turns into extra of a world participant, figuring out and appreciation for this targeted state has turn into indispensable.

In The Koreans, Michael Breen offers an in-depth portrait of the rustic and its humans. an early evaluate of the character and values of the Korean humans presents the heritage for a extra distinctive exam of the complicated heritage of the rustic, particularly its department into the Communist north and pro-Western south.
In this soaking up and enlightening account of the Koreans, Michael Breen offers compelling perception into the background and personality of this attention-grabbing state.

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The Cambridge History of American Theatre Volume 1: by Christopher Bigsby, Don B. Wilmeth

By Christopher Bigsby, Don B. Wilmeth

The 1st multi-volume historical past of the yankee theater to were released, The Cambridge background of yank Theatre is an authoritative and wide-ranging historical past of yankee theater in all its dimensions. It acknowledges altering forms of presentation and function, and addresses the industrial context that stipulations the drama offered. quantity One brings jointly the paintings of ten significant gurus on American theater and drama. Like all the 3 volumes, quantity One contains an in depth evaluation and timeline through chapters on particular features of yankee theater as much as c. 1870

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America and the Great War: 1914 - 1920 by D. Clayton James, Anne Sharp Wells

By D. Clayton James, Anne Sharp Wells

In the US and the good conflict, 1914-1920, the complete writing group of D. Clayton James and Anne Sharp Wells presents a succinct account of the crucial army, political, and social advancements in usa historical past because the state answered to, and used to be replaced by means of, an international in crisis.

A forthright exam of America's unheard of army dedication and activities in another country, the US and the good conflict comprises insights into the personalities of key Allied officials and civilian leaders in addition to the evolution of the recent American "citizen soldier." complete assurance is given to President Wilson's beleaguered moment time period, the event of Americans-including girls, minorities, and up to date arrivals-on the house entrance, and the lasting alterations left within the nice War's wake.

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Fifty Key Medieval Thinkers (Routledge Key Guides) by G. R. Evans

By G. R. Evans

Targeting members whose rules formed highbrow lifestyles among four hundred and 1500, Fifty Key Medieval Thinkers is an available advent to these spiritual, philosophical and political recommendations imperative to the medieval worldview. together with such varied figures as Bede and Wyclif, each one access provides a biographical define, a listing of works and a precis in their major theories, along feedback for extra examining. Chronologically prepared, and with an introductory essay which offers very important subject matters in context, this quantity is a useful reference software for all scholars of Medieval Europe.

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Some Survived: An Eyewitness Account of the Bataan Death by Manny Lawton

By Manny Lawton

Manny Lawton was once a twenty-three-year-old military captain on April eight, 1942, while orders got here to give up to the japanese forces invading the Philippine Islands. the following day, he and his fellow American and Filipino prisoners set out at the notorious Bataan dying March--a pressured six-day, sixty-mile trek below a broiling tropical solar in which nearly 11 thousand males died or have been bayoneted, clubbed, or shot to loss of life by means of the japanese. but poor because the loss of life March used to be, for Manny Lawton and his comrades it was once in simple terms the start. while the conflict resulted in August 1945, it truly is envisioned that a few fifty seven percentage of the yank troops who had surrendered on Bataan had perished.

But this isn't a chronicle of depression. it really is, as an alternative, the tale of ways males can endure even the main determined stipulations and, of their will to preserve their humanity, overcome appalling adversity. An epic of quiet heroism, Some Survived is a harrowing, poignant, and encouraging story that lifts the center.

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