Archive For The “History” Category
By Dan Jones
The New York instances bestseller that tells the tale of Britain’s maximum and worst dynasty—“a real-life Game of Thrones” (The Wall highway Journal)
From the writer of Magna Carta: The delivery of Liberty
The first Plantagenet kings inherited a blood-soaked realm from the Normans and remodeled it into an empire that stretched at its height from Scotland to Jerusalem. during this epic narrative heritage of braveness, treachery, ambition, and deception, Dan Jones resurrects the unruly royal dynasty that preceded the Tudors. They produced England’s most sensible and worst kings: Henry II and his spouse Eleanor of Aquitaine, two times a queen and the main well-known girl in Christendom; their son Richard the Lionheart, who fought Saladin within the 3rd campaign; and his conniving brother King John, who was once pressured to provide his humans new rights lower than the Magna Carta, the root for our personal invoice of rights. Combining the newest educational learn with a present for storytelling, Jones vividly recreates the nice battles of Bannockburn, Crécy, and Sluys and divulges how the maligned kings Edward II and Richard II met their downfalls. this is often the period of chivalry and the Black dying, the Knights Templar, the founding of parliament, and the Hundred Years’ struggle, while England’s nationwide id used to be solid by means of the sword.
By Angus Konstam
This moment quantity (see MAA 297) through Angus Konstam at the Russian military of the Seven Years conflict concentrates at the cavalry, either the commonplace troops and abnormal forces, contemplating their composition, nature and effectiveness. It additionally outlines the nation of the Russian teach of artillery, which used to be visible because the best department of the military and ruled Russian army doctrine through the 18th century. due to reforms to the, the Russians entered the warfare with Prussia a little fallacious footed. the power of the military to get over this within the crucible of warfare is an enormous a part of this tale.
By Gabriel Glasman
“Gabriel Glasman, autor del libro, es un escritor argentino dedicado a l. a. investigación de temas históricos, que aborda con ritmos más cercanos a l. a. crónica que a l. a. frialdad del texto académico. Con este “ensayo biográfico” da una visión diferente, nueva y atrevida acerca de ese pasaje de l. a. historia -misterioso y palpitante- que fue el que relacionó a Cartago con su más enconado enemigo: Roma.”
Aníbal emprendió una descabellada campaña desde los angeles Península Ibérica hasta las puertas de Roma pero renunció a entrar en los angeles ciudad, acelerando con ello su caída.
Son varias las tesis que han surgido a lo largo de l. a. historia para explicar l. a. polémica decisión de Aníbal Barca de no entrar en Roma cuando parecía que lo tenía todo ganado. Aníbal, enemigo de Roma pretende dar una visión de l. a. vida de Aníbal y del conflicto entre Roma y Cartago más fiable que las fuentes clásicas, que son partidistas y demonizan l. a. figura del cartaginés, remontándose a las campañas de Amílcar Barca, el padre de Aníbal, y de Asdrúbal Barca, sucesor de Amílcar.
Nos presenta Gabriel Glasman los angeles historia de los angeles saga de los Barca, desde Amílcar hasta Aníbal, que dirigieron los ejércitos cartagineses y se enfrentaron, con una mezcla de odio visceral y estrategia política, con las temibles huestes romanas. En el 264 a. C. se desata l. a. Primera Guerra Púnica, en ella, Amílcar sale derrotado y Roma pone unos tributos a Cartago enormes, por lo que esta, se ve obligada a conquistar nuevos territorios. Deciden conquistar los angeles Península Ibérica firmando con Roma un tratado por el que no atacarían Sagunto ni ascenderían más al norte del Ebro, pero l. a. conquista de los pueblos íberos no va a ser un paseo y en el 229 a. C. Amílcar es asesinado y, siete años después, su sucesor Asdrúbal: Aníbal pasa a controlar el ejército cartaginés. Desde ese momento lanzará una campaña contra Roma, primero, contraviniendo las directrices romanas atacará y conquistará Sagunto y luego, en el 218 a. C. cruzará el Ebro y se dirigirá a Roma en una guerra abierta con las todopoderosas legiones romanas. El avance de Aníbal es imparable y llegará a las puertas de los angeles Ciudad Eterna en el 216 a. C. y, contra todo pronóstico rehusará entrar en los angeles ciudad.
Esta misteriosa decisión es el eje del vibrante relato de Gabriel Glasman pero aún nos enseñará cómo traicionan a Aníbal cuando pide refuerzos a su hermano, cómo le reclama los angeles nobleza que le traicionó para que les defienda de l. a. invasión de las tropas de Escipión, cómo son derrotados y sometidos de nuevo los cartagineses y cómo, tras darle el mando de Cartago, los romanos descubren que Aníbal sigue con sus planes de acabar con Roma y le persiguen por las cortes de los reyes Antíoco y Prusias hasta que, el normal, asediado por los legionarios se suicida.
Razones para comprar los angeles obra:
• los angeles figura de Aníbal Barca ha ido creciendo en interés a medida que ha ido creciendo l. a. mitología asociada al personaje, este libro ayuda a encontrar explicaciones fiables a las decisiones del cartaginés a los angeles vez que traza un perfil exacto del mismo.
• El relato que nos presenta el autor, l. a. historia de Aníbal, es una historia trepidante, una sucesión de campañas bélicas que le llevaron desde los angeles Península Ibérica hasta las puertas de Roma.
• En los angeles vida de Aníbal aún quedan misterios sin explicar como qué le llevó a rechazar las recomendaciones de su ejército y no entrar en Roma.
• los angeles obra está escrita con mucho rigor pero dándole al relato el tono propio de esta increíble historia bélica.
Aníbal fue un rebelde incansable, un soldado imparable que jamás admitió el poder de Roma en el Mediterráneo, pero también un asesino merciless y un peligro para su propia patria. Este libro discrimina, sin panegíricos ni condenas, cuál de las visiones que nos han llegado del cartaginés está más cerca de los angeles realidad.
By Charles Kaiser
A New York Times remarkable ebook of the 12 months and winner of a Lambda Literary Award, The homosexual Metropolis is a landmark saga of fight and triumph that used to be immediately well-known because the so much authoritative and tremendous paintings of its variety. choked with miraculous anecdotes and searing stories of heartbreak and transformation, it offers a decade-by-decade account of the increase and popularity of homosexual existence and id because the Nineteen Forties. From the making of West aspect Story, the fashionable Romeo and Juliet story written and staged by way of 4 homosexual males, to the catastrophic period of AIDS, Charles Kaiser recounts the genuine background of the homosexual circulation with many never-before-told tales. choked with unbelievable characters — together with Leonard Bernstein, Montgomery Clift, Alfred Hitchcock, and John F. Kennedy, between many others — it is a very important telling of yankee heritage, fascinating and uplifting.
By Reinhold Niebuhr
“[Niebuhr] is considered one of my favourite philosophers. I remove [from his works] the compelling concept that there’s severe evil on this planet, and hassle and ache. And we must always be humble and modest in our trust we will dispose of these issues. yet we shouldn’t use that as an excuse for cynicism and state of no activity. I remove . . . the feel we need to make those efforts understanding they're hard.”—President Barack Obama Forged throughout the tumultuous yet successful postwar years whilst the USA got here of age as an international energy, The Irony of yankee History is extra suitable now than ever ahead of. mentioned through politicians as various as Hillary Clinton and John McCain, Niebuhr’s masterpiece at the incongruity among own beliefs and political fact is either an indictment of yankee ethical complacency and a caution opposed to the confidence of advantage. Impassioned, eloquent, and deeply perceptive, Niebuhr’s knowledge will reason readers to reconsider their assumptions approximately correct and mistaken, battle and peace.
“The very best American theologian of the 20 th century.”—Arthur Schlesinger Jr., New York Times
“Niebuhr is necessary for the left this present day accurately simply because he warned approximately America’s tendency—including the left’s tendency—to do undesirable issues within the identify of idealism. His idea deals a far better realizing of the place the Bush management went unsuitable in Iraq.”—Kevin Mattson, The reliable Society
“Irony offers the grasp key to figuring out the myths and delusions that underpin American statecraft. . . . crucial ebook ever written on US international policy.”—Andrew J. Bacevich, from the advent
By Jane Gleeson-White
How the retailers of Venice formed the fashionable international - and the way their invention can make or holiday the planet
by Jane Gleeson - White
This publication is a gem! Dusty previous "double access accounting" is threaded including tales of Renaissance Venice, its retailers and scholarly discoveries, improvement of capitalism, nationwide GDP, and accounting for environmental damage.
After a shaky begin resurrecting Senator Robert Kennedy, the scene strikes on cue to medieval Pisa, Genoa, Florence and Venice. There the Franciscan monk Luca Pacioli, mathematician, chess-player, and encylopedist inadvertently immortalized himself because the "father" of double-entry bookkeeping.
Luca Pacioli made major mathematical discoveries, taught Leonardo da Vinci, and particularly wrote a mathematical encyclopedia in 1494 allocating 27 pages to a bookkeeping treatise that bestowed him glory to this present day. This used to be just a small a part of Pacioli's paintings in "Summa de Arithmetica, geometria, proportione et proportionalità" or "Everything approximately mathematics, Geometry, percentage, and Proportionality" plus different works together with an unpublished treatise on chess which was once rediscovered in 2006.
A fantastic intertwined heritage of retailers and arithmetic is gifted from Mesopotamian pills and old Greek arithmetic via to the Hindu-Arabic numerals and the recent sort bookkeeping. The darkish arts of Egyptian clergymen and the industrial actions of early retailers brought on Augustine's caution that "The stable Christian may still watch out for arithmetic ... a covenant with the satan to darken the spirit and confine guy within the bonds of Hell". the writer effectively combines "the calculations utilized by retailers ... and the numbers utilized by philosophers to specific the key harmonies of the universe." this can be a neat thought fairly for these new to the heritage of arithmetic or finance.
The concentration then turns to bookkeeping, debts of alternate, constrained legal responsibility, fee accounting, nationwide bills, GDP, and so forth. Pacioli tells us that "If you're in enterprise and don't comprehend all approximately it, your funds will cross like flies - that's, you'll lose it"; " ... the service provider is sort of a hen ... the main alert and ... retains his evening vigils and not rests". similar to glossy non-stop disclosure Pacioli advises "Frequent accounting makes for lengthy friendship" caution that "if you're not a very good bookkeeper ... you'll move on groping like a blind guy and meet nice losses".
Finally, the writer is going `over the top' quoting claims not just that the concept that of capitalism originated with double access bookkeeping however the complete smooth clinical capitalistic international in addition. The publication ends by means of contemplating environmental matters excluded from corporation debts eager for a type of Accounting of every little thing. Accounting can "make or holiday the planet ... there's one final desire for all times on the earth: accountants". There are limits, whether it is that undesirable, allow us to all simply "drink and be merry ...".
By Timothy S. Miller, John W. Nesbitt
Leprosy has people for hundreds of thousands of years. It wasn't until eventually the 12th century, although, that the feared affliction entered the collective psyche of Western society, due to a daunting epidemic that ravaged Catholic Europe. The Church replied by means of developing charitable associations known as leprosariums to regard the swiftly increasing variety of sufferers. As vital as those occasions have been, Timothy Miller and John Nesbitt remind us that the background of leprosy within the West is incomplete with no additionally contemplating the Byzantine Empire, which faced leprosy and its results good ahead of the Latin West. In strolling Corpses, they give the 1st account of medieval leprosy that integrates the heritage of East and West.
In their informative and fascinating account, Miller and Nesbitt problem a couple of misperceptions and myths approximately medieval attitudes towards leprosy (known at the present time as Hansen’s disease). They argue that moral writings from the Byzantine international and from Catholic Europe by no means branded leprosy as punishment for sin; relatively, theologians and moralists observed the ailment as a mark of God’s want on these selected for heaven. The stimulus to prohibit lepers from society and eventually to persecute them got here no longer from Christian effect yet from Germanic usual legislation. Leprosariums weren't prisons to punish lepers yet have been facilities of care to supply them help; a few even supplied either female and male citizens the chance to control their very own groups lower than a kind of written structure. proficient by means of fresh bioarchaeological study that has tremendously multiplied wisdom of the ailment and its remedy by means of medieval society, strolling Corpses additionally comprises 3 key Greek texts relating to leprosy (one of which hasn't ever been translated into English before).
By Nathaniel Philbrick
Tailored from the hot York occasions bestseller Mayflower! After a perilous trip around the Atlantic, the Mayflower?s passengers have been stored from yes destruction with the aid of the Natives of the Plymouth area. for 50 years a delicate peace used to be maintained as Pilgrims and local american citizens realized to interact. but if that belief was once damaged through the subsequent iteration of leaders, a clash erupted that almost burnt up Pilgrims and Natives alike. tailored from the recent York occasions bestseller Mayflower in particular for more youthful readers, this variation comprises extra maps, art, and archival pictures.
By Ada Cohen
Those 20 papers discover old notions and stories of adolescence round the Mediterranean, from prehistory to past due antiquity. they're grouped into sections on households; Socialization and Enculturation; Rituals and existence Transitions; Gender and illustration; Burial; Commemoration; and early life and the Classical culture. The participants come from a variety of diversified disciplines, together with paintings background, archaeology, classical philology, and actual anthropology.
By Buddy Levy
In an fantastic paintings of scholarship that reads like an event mystery, historian blood brother Levy files the final days of the Aztec empire and the 2 males on the heart of an epic conflict of cultures. 'I and my partners be afflicted by a disorder of the guts which are cured simply with gold.' 'Hernn CortsIt was once a second detailed in human heritage, the face-to-face assembly among males from civilizations an international aside. just one may continue to exist the stumble upon. In 1519, Hernn Corts arrived at the shorelines of Mexico with a roughshod staff of adventurers and the rationale to extend the Spanish empire. alongside the best way, this brash and roguish conquistador schemed to transform the local population to Catholicism and hold off a fortune in gold. That he observed not anything paradoxical in his intentions is likely one of the so much remarkable'and tragic'aspects of this unforgettable tale of conquest.In Tenochtitln, the famed urban of goals, Corts met his Aztec counterpart, Montezuma: king, divinity, ruler of fifteen million humans, and commander of the main strong army laptop within the Americas. but in below years, Corts defeated the whole Aztec state in a single of the main mind-blowing army campaigns ever waged. occasionally outnumbered in conflict thousands-to-one, Corts time and again beat possible very unlikely odds. blood brother Levy meticulously researches the combo of crafty, braveness, brutality, superstition, and at last ailment that enabled Corts and his males to survive.Conquistador is the tale of a misplaced kingdom'a complicated and complicated civilization the place floating gardens, mammoth wealth, and reverence for paintings stood aspect by way of aspect with bloodstained temples and ugly rites of human sacrifice. It's the tale of Montezuma'proud, non secular, enigmatic, and doomed to misconceive the stranger he notion a god. Epic in scope, as unique because it is enlightening, Conquistador is heritage at its such a lot riveting.