Download E-books East and West in Late Antiquity: Invasion, Settlement, Ethnogenesis and Conflicts of Religion (Impact of Empire: Roman Empire, c. 200 B.C.–A.D. 476, Volume 20) PDF

By Wolf Liebeschuetz

East and West in past due Antiquity combines released and unpublished articles through emeritus professor Wolf Liebeschuetz. the gathering matters facets of what Gibbon referred to as 'the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'. This interpretation is now a lot criticized, however the writer concurs with Gibbon. themes mentioned are protective techniques, the payment contained in the Empire of invaders and immigrants, and the amendment of identities with the formation of latest groups. Liebeschuetz is attracted to either the japanese and the western halves of the Empire. within the East he's quite focused on Syria, the growth of payment as much as the sting of the wasteland, and Christianisation. The publication ends with an exam of the function of the Christian Arab Ghassanids within the protection of the Syrian provinces within the century best as much as the conquest of the provinces by way of the Islamic Arabs.

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Download E-books The Meaning of the Library: A Cultural History PDF

From Greek and Roman occasions to the electronic period, the library has remained crucial to wisdom, scholarship, and the mind's eye. Generously illustrated, The that means of the Library examines this key establishment of Western tradition. Tracing what the library has intended given that its starting, reading how its importance has shifted, and puzzling over its significance within the twenty-first century, major contributors--including the librarian of the Congress and the previous govt director of the HathiTrust--present a cultural heritage of the library.

Whether relishing an account of the Alexandrian Library or a glance on the fashionable railway libraries of nineteenth-century England, readers will discover a gleaming survey of the library via time. right here, too, are the imagined libraries of fiction, poetry, and movie, from Scheherazade's tales to The identify of the Rose and past. In an informative creation, Alice Crawford units out the book's goal and scope, and a global array of students, librarians, writers, and critics provide brilliant views concerning the library via their selected fields. individuals to this assortment comprise David Allan, James Billington, Robert Crawford, Robert Darnton, Stephen Enniss, Richard Gameson, Edith corridor, Laura Marcus, Andrew Pettegree, John Sutherland, Marina Warner, and John Wilkin.

A landmark assortment, The that means of the Library addresses the importance of the library--both actual and virtual--in the prior and current, and may attract readers, librarians, and all who're attracted to this important institution's historical past and ongoing legacy.

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Download E-books From Rome to Byzantium AD 363 to 565: The Transformation of Ancient Rome (The Edinburgh History of Ancient Rome) PDF

By A. D. Lee

Among the deaths of the Emperors Julian (363) and Justinian (565), the Roman Empire underwent momentous adjustments. most manifestly, keep an eye on of the west was once misplaced to barbarian teams in the course of the 5th century, and even supposing components have been recovered through Justinian, the empire's centre of gravity shifted irrevocably to the east, with its point of interest now the town of Constantinople. both very important was once the expanding dominance of Christianity not just in spiritual lifestyles, but additionally in politics, society and tradition. Doug Lee charts those and different major advancements which contributed to the transformation of old Rome and its empire into Byzantium and the early medieval west.  by means of emphasising the resilience of the east in the course of past due antiquity and the continued power of city existence and the economic system, this quantity bargains an alternate standpoint to the normal paradigm of decline and fall.

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Download E-books The Night Malcom X Spoke at the Oxford Union: A Transatlantic Story of Antiracist Protest PDF

By Stephen Tuck

Lower than months earlier than he was once assassinated, Malcolm X spoke on the Oxford Union—the so much prestigious pupil debating association within the uk. The Oxford Union frequently welcomed heads of country and stars of reveal and served because the education flooring for the politically bold offspring of Britain's greater periods. Malcolm X, against this, used to be the worldwide icon of race militancy. for lots of, he personified revolution and possibility. Marking the 50th anniversary of the talk, this e-book brings to lifestyles the dramatic occasions surrounding the stopover at, exhibiting why Oxford invited Malcolm X, why he authorised, and the impression of the stopover at on Malcolm X and British students.

Stephen Tuck tells the human tale in the back of the talk and likewise makes use of it as a place to begin to debate higher problems with Black energy, the top of empire, British race kin, immigration, and scholar rights. Coinciding with a student-led crusade opposed to segregated housing, the stopover at enabled Malcolm X to make connections with radical scholars from the Caribbean, Africa, and South Asia, giving him a brand new standpoint at the worldwide fight for racial equality, and in flip, radicalizing a brand new iteration of British activists. Masterfully tracing the reverberations on either side of the Atlantic, Tuck chronicles how the private transformation of the dynamic American chief performed out at the overseas level.

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Download E-books Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System PDF

Contemporary occasions within the US--high unemployment, list federal deficits, and exceptional monetary distress--have raised critical doubts concerning the way forward for the buck. So profound has been the impression that a few say the buck may well quickly stop to be the world's typical forex. Is the placement that undesirable? In Exorbitant Privilege, one among our greatest specialists at the overseas economic system argues that whereas the buck is sure to lose its singular prestige to beginners just like the Euro and the chinese language Renminbi, the arrival alterations might be neither surprising nor dire. Barry Eichengreen places cutting-edge trouble in old context, revealing that in basic terms after global conflict II, with Europe and Japan in ruins, did the greenback develop into the world's financial lingua franca--the reserve foreign money of the world's banks and the type of funds authorized almost in every single place. Now, with the increase of China, India, Brazil and different rising economies, the USA not towers over the worldwide economic system like sooner than. And the U.S. itself faces very severe fiscal and fiscal demanding situations because it contemplates its medium-term destiny. yet regardless of this, Eichengreen concludes, predictions of the dollar's loss of life are significantly exaggerated. The paperback variation encompasses a new afterword that takes the tale up via 2012.

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Download E-books The Britannica Guide to Explorers and Explorations That Changed the Modern World (Turning Points in History) PDF

Few issues have replaced the area up to exploration. by way of mountain climbing the top mountains and diving the ocean?s depths, explorers have elevated our wisdom of the wildlife. This publication celebrates the explorers of either heritage and the fashionable international. comprises black-and-white pictures and illustrations, thesaurus, additional analyzing, and index. 350 pages.

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Download E-books The Rough Riders: By Theodore Roosevelt - Illustrated PDF

By Theodore Roosevelt

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With the outbreak of the Spanish-American struggle, Theodore Roosevelt resigned his submit as assistant secretary of the military to recruit the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry. The mythical tough Riders—an not going mixture of cowboys, frontiersmen, local american citizens, African-Americans, and Ivy League alumni—trained in Texas sooner than transport off to Cuba. The regiment met their enemy within the tropical summer season warmth, battling rain, dust, and malaria in addition to the Spanish military. Their battles climaxed with the attack on San Juan Hill, the place Colonel Roosevelt rallied his troops to cost via a hail of gunfire to victory.

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Download E-books The Sugar Barons: Family, Corruption, Empire, and War in the West Indies PDF

By Matthew Parker

To those that commute there this present day, the West Indies are unspoiled paradise islands. but that photo conceals a turbulent and surprising heritage. For a few 200 years after 1650, the West Indies have been the strategic heart of the Western world's maximum strength struggles as Europeans made and misplaced titanic fortunes growing to be and buying and selling in sugar-a commodity so profitable it grew to become referred to as "white gold." Matthew Parker vividly chronicles how the wealth of her island colonies turned the root and concentration of England's advertisement and imperial greatness, underpinning the British economic system and finally fueling the economic Revolution. but with the extraordinary wealth got here untold distress: the horror persevered by way of slaves, on whose backs the sugar empire used to be brutally outfitted; the rampant illness that claimed the lives of one-third of all whites inside 3 years of arrival within the Caribbean; the cruelty, corruption, and decadence of the plantation tradition. wide in scope, wealthy intimately, The Sugar Barons freshly hyperlinks the histories of Europe, the West Indies, and North the USA and divulges the total effect of the sugar revolution, the resonance of that's nonetheless felt today.

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Download E-books The Lost World of Byzantium PDF

By Jonathan Harris

For greater than a millennium, the Byzantine Empire presided over the juncture among East and West, in addition to the transition from the classical to the fashionable world. Jonathan Harris, a leading pupil of Byzantium, eschews the standard run-through of emperors and battles and in its place recounts the empire’s impressive historical past by way of focusing each one chronological bankruptcy on an archetypal determine, relatives, position, or event.
 
Harris’s action-packed advent provides a civilization wealthy in contrasts, combining orthodox Christianity with paganism, and classical Greek studying with Roman energy. usually assailed by means of various armies—including these of Islam—Byzantium still survived or even flourished by means of dint of its a bit unorthodox overseas coverage and its luxurious artwork and structure, which helped to embed a deep feel of Byzantine identification in its people.
 
vastly enticing and using a wealth of resources to hide all significant points of the empire’s social, political, army, spiritual, cultural, and inventive background, Harris’s research illuminates the very middle of Byzantine civilization and explores its outstanding and lasting impression on its acquaintances and at the smooth global.

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