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By James S Romm. 2014
Explores the moral struggles, political intrigues and violent vendettas that enmeshed Seneca, the ancient Roman writer and philosopher, in the… brutal daily lives of the imperial family and the regime of his student, Nero. 2014.
By Peter Meineck. 2005
In this course, New York University professor Peter Meineck examines, in detail, the way in which military power, colonial organization,… superior technology, a well-organized infrastructure, and a cohesive economic system helped to make Rome such a successful empire. These elements of Roman genius are well known, but it was the very idea of Rome that proved persuasive and this Roman ideal was born from mythology. 2005.
By H. W. F Saggs. 1989
Archaeological discoveries have proven that rich cultures in Egypt, Syria, Babylon, Iran and Mesopotamia existed 2000 years before the Greek… and Roman civilizations. The author discusses politics, religion, education, trade, law, medicine and architecture. 1989.
By David Soren, Aicha Ben Abed Ben Khader, Hédi Slim. 1990
The history and culture of Tunisia, one of the most powerful cities in ancient times, from its colonization by the… Phoenicians in the 8th or 9th century B.C. to the end of the Roman occupation in the 7th century A.D. 1990.
By Don Nardo. 1994
History of the culture often credited with originating belief in the worth of the individual. Begins with the birth of… Greek civilization about 2200 B.C. and continues with the development of city-states, the Greek and Persian wars, the Athenian Empire and Athens's golden era, the Peloponnesian War, the feats and death of Alexander the Great, and the Hellenistic Age that ended about A.D. 1. Junior High. c1994.
By John Farman. 1998
By John Farman. 1997
By Fernando Báez, Alfred J Mac Adam. 2008
Beginning with ancient Mesopotamia, Báez considers the wide-ranging reasons why books are destroyed: the desire of conquerors to eradicate their… predecessors or foreign cultures, religious intolerance, fire and other natural or man-made disasters. Other books were lost because they were no longer considered important, and we know of them only through references in other works. Includes a chapter on fictional book destroyers, from Don Quixote to Fahrenheit 451. Some descriptions of violence. c2008. Uniform title: Historia universal de la destrucción de libros.
By Caroline Mustill, E. H Gombrich. 2005
A history of humankind from the Stone Age through World War II, including accounts of cave people and their inventions,… ancient life along the Nile and in Mesopotamia and Greece, the growth of religion, the Dark Ages, and the New World. Also provides concise sketches of such figures as Confucius, Alexander the Great, Jesus, Leonardo da Vinci, Napoleon, and Columbus. Originally written in 1935. For grades 4-7. c2005. Uniform title: Kurze Weltgeschichte für Junge Leser.
Offers an account of the ‘classical’ period of Greek history, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 BC… to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC. Covers the history of an important period, including: the flourishing of democracy in Athens; the Peloponnesian war, and the conquests of Alexander the Great. 2010.
By Eric H Cline. 2007
George Washington University professor, Erich H. Cline, delves into the history of Ancient Greece, frequently considered to be the founding… nation of democracy in Western civilization. From the Minoans to the Mycenaeans to the Trojan War and the first Olympics, the history of this civilization abounds with momentous events and cultural landmarks that resonate through the millennia. 2007.
By Eric H Cline. 2006
George Washington University professor Eric H. Cline delivers lectures that follow the course of Israel's history from Abraham and the… Patriarchs through the Exodus, Exile, and two great Jewish rebellions, encompassing a rich history that increases one's understanding of Israel’s place in the world today. 2006.
By Frances B Titchener. 2003
Utah State University professor Frances Titchener delivers a course that will examine important events and key figures of the epoch.… Major themes will be explored while touching upon the fascinating details of Roman life, such as the Romans' intensely hierarchical social order. 2003.
By Charles C Mann. 2006
Offers conclusions from anthropological and archaeological research about the western hemisphere before European exploration. Examines the evidence of a large… indigenous population and the ecological impact the people had on the environment through crop modification, landscaping, and farming the rainforest. Discusses the rise and fall of Indian empires. Some descriptions of violence. Bestseller. 2005.
By Richard Lebeau. 1998
" L'histoire des Hébreux nous est essentiellement connue par la Bible. Mais entre l'Histoire et la foi, où se situe… la réalité du peuple d'Israël ? Se fondant sur les progrès de l'archéologie, Richard Lebeau confronte le récit biblique aux découvertes archéologiques. Il raconte le destin exceptionnel de ces nomades venus de Mésopotamie, d'Égypte et de Canaan, rassemblés, vers 1200 avant J.-C., autour du culte d'un Dieu unique - Yavhé - et d'un roi. Malgré les conquêtes, les exodes et les tentatives d'assimilation, les Hébreux ont su préserver leur identité, réécrivant sans cesse leur passé, jusqu'à leur expulsion de la Terre sainte par les Romains en 135 de notre ère. " -- 4e de couv.
Puisque la terre est ronde: enquête sur l'incroyable aventure de Pythéas le Marseillais ((Va savoir!).)
By François Herbaux. 2008
"C'est une aventure incroyable, d'ailleurs personne n'y a cru, à l'exception de quelques savants bien informés. Il y a 2… 300 ans, à l'époque d'Aristote et d'Alexandre le Grand, un Marseillais intrépide est allé explorer les régions de l'extrême nord de l'Europe, inconnues des peuples de la Méditerranée. À son retour, il a raconté son voyage. Mais son récit a disparu. Seuls quelques rares témoignages ont subsisté jusqu'à nos jours. Ils nous parlent de l'Océan, des étoiles du Grand Nord et de la mystérieuse "Thulé", l'île du bout du monde. Au fil des pages de cet ouvrage accessible à tous, François Herbaux nous entraîne dans un reportage palpitant dans le sillage d'un des plus anciens et des plus grands savants de l'histoire, auteur de découvertes... incroyables". -- 4e de couv.
By Anthony Richard Birley. 1998
Hadrian's reign (AD 117-138) was a watershed in the history of the Roman Empire. In this text the author brings… together the evidence from inscriptions and papyri, and up to date and in-depth examination of the work of other scholars on aspects of Hadrian's reign and policies such as the Jewish war, the coinage, and Hadrian's building programme in Rome, Athens and Tivoli. 1998.
By Henry T Aubin. 2002
In 701 BC, Assyria's powerful army laid siege to Jerusalem, after already pillaging forty-six Judean towns and cities -- but… something happened. Instead of completing the attack, the invaders hastily abandoned their siege works, leaving the City of David intact. The Bible credits divine intervention, modern scholars cite a plague, but the author concludes that in the eighth century BC an Egyptian Pharaoh dispatched an army of Kushites, black Africans like himself, to do battle with the Assyrians. 2002.
By Mildred Mastin Pace, Tom Huffman. 1974
By Norman Golb. 1995
A scholarly inquiry into the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the first of which was discovered in the Qumran… caves in 1947. The author refutes the theory that scribes produced the scrolls in a local Essenean monastery and asserts that the manuscripts were transferred from Jerusalem when the city was under Roman siege. c1995.