A Concise History of Greece

Author: Richard Clogg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107656443

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 2994

Now re-issued in a third, updated edition, this book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the modern history of Greece, from the first stirrings of the national movement in the late eighteenth century to the present day. The current economic crisis has marked a turning point in the country's history. This third edition includes a new final chapter, which analyses contemporary political, economic and social developments. It includes additional illustrations together with updated tables and suggestions for further reading. Designed to provide a basic introduction, the first edition of this hugely successful Concise History won the Runciman Award for the best book on an Hellenic topic published in 1992 and has been translated into twelve languages.
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Hellenic Temples and Christian Churches

A Concise History of the Religious Cultures of Greece from Antiquity to the Present

Author: Vasilios Makrides

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814795684

Category: Religion

Page: 345

View: 923

People, A Global Agenda discusses the social impact of global transformations. A collaborative effort of more than fifty thinkers from countries throughout the world, the book contains specific proposals intended to address several of the major problems afflicting virtually every country today. The crises confronted by the contributors include poverty, unemployment, and social disintegration. Part One examines the need for a shift in our understanding of security from a political to a human sense of the term. Contributors devise strategies for improving human living conditions, and propose new frameworks of development cooperation and new patterns of global governance in order to enhance human security. Part Two highlights the impact of poverty in political, economic, social, and environmental terms. The character of unemployment, under-employment, low-productive employment, and the new phenomenon of jobless growth at the turn of the 21st century forms the heart of Part Three. The selections seek to delineate measures, at both the state and market level, for the expansion of productive employment and sustainable livelihoods, and for the role of new technology in this endeavor. Part Four examines the causes and impacts of the world's social disintegration and inequality, and advocates means by which social cohesion and justice can be enhanced.
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A Concise History of Mathematics

Fourth Revised Edition

Author: Dirk J. Struik

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138887

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 4510

Compact, well-written survey ranges from the ancient Near East to 20th-century computer theory, covering Archimedes, Pascal, Gauss, Hilbert, and many others. "A work which is unquestionably one of the best." — Nature.
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A Concise History of Hungary

Author: Miklós Molnár

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521667364

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 7130

A comprehensive history of the land, people, society, culture and economy of Hungary.
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A concise history of the Balkan Wars, 1912-1913

Author: Army History Directorate (Greece)

Publisher: Hellenic Army General Staff Army History Directorate

ISBN: N.A

Category: Balkan Peninsula

Page: 385

View: 9736

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A History of Ancient Greece

Author: Nancy H. Demand

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 397

View: 8978

This text is a concise history of Ancient Greece, from the Bronze Age through Alexander the Great. The text focuses on the interpretation of ancient sources, both written and visual. It teaches students to think "historically"by providing them with questions and suggestions for analysis as well as directed reading questions, and includes both current scholarship as well as a balance of political, social, cultural and military history. Suggested readings are found at the end of each chapter.
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A Short History of Greek Literature

Author: Suzanne Said,Monique Trede

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134806574

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 3130

A Short History of Greek Literature provides a concise yet comprehensive survey of Greek literature - from Christian authors - over twelve centuries, from Homer's epics to the rich range of authors surviving from the imperial period up to Justinian. The book is divided into three parts. The first part is devoted to the extraordinary creativity of the archaic and classical age, when the major literary genres - epic, lyric, tragedy, comedy, history, oratory and philosophy - were invented and flourished. The second part covers the Hellenistic period, and the third covers the High Empire and Late Antiquity. At that tine the masters of the previous age were elevated to the rank of 'classics'. The works of the imperial period are replete with literary allusions, yet full of references to contemporary reality.
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A Concise History of Bulgaria

Author: R. J. Crampton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521616379

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 8059

Second edition of the history of Bulgaria, now including the period 1995 to 2004.
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Ancient Persia

A Concise History of the Achaemenid Empire, 550–330 BCE

Author: Matt Waters

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107652723

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 9597

The Achaemenid Persian Empire, at its greatest territorial extent under Darius I (r.522–486 BCE), held sway over territory stretching from the Indus River Valley to southeastern Europe and from the western Himalayas to northeast Africa. In this book, Matt Waters gives a detailed historical overview of the Achaemenid period while considering the manifold interpretive problems historians face in constructing and understanding its history. This book offers a Persian perspective even when relying on Greek textual sources and archaeological evidence. Waters situates the story of the Achaemenid Persians in the context of their predecessors in the mid-first millennium BCE and through their successors after the Macedonian conquest, constructing a compelling narrative of how the empire retained its vitality for more than two hundred years (c.550–330 BCE) and left a massive imprint on Middle Eastern as well as Greek and European history.
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A History of Science in Society: From the ancient Greeks to the scientific revolution

Author: Andrew Ede,Lesley B. Cormack

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442604492

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 7340

A History of Science in Society is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion. Volume I begins with a small group of philosophers in ancient Greece and ends with the work of Sir Isaac Newton.
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Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise Western History

Author: Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305581067

Category: Art

Page: 528

View: 785

GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY has been written from the ground up to create a one-semester, student-friendly introduction to art history while retaining the impeccable reliability and scholarship of Gardner's Art through the Ages. This beautifully illustrated fourth edition has been updated to make it easier than ever for students to master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Modern Greece

Author: Thomas Gallant

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9780340763360

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 5797

This book is a concise history of the rich and varied experience of Greece and the Greeks over the past two centuries. It focuses on the forces and events that have shaped the country and its people, including urbanization, economic development, modernization, and cultural change.
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A Concise History of Australia

Author: Stuart Macintyre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139915533

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 701

Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, as a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions was long frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness, until it came to terms with its origins. The third edition of this acclaimed book recounts the key factors - social, economic and political - that have shaped modern-day Australia. It covers the rise and fall of the Howard government, the 2007 election and the apology to the stolen generation. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.
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A Concise History of the Arabs

Author: John McHugo

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 1595589503

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 1772

From Algeria and Libya to Egypt and Syria, the Arab world commands Western headlines, even as its complex politics and cultures elude the grasp of most Western readers and commentators. Perhaps no other region is so closely linked to contemporary U.S. foreign policy, and nowhere else does the unfolding of events have such significant consequences for America. A Concise History of the Arabs argues that the key to understanding the Arab world today—and in the years ahead—is unlocking its past. John McHugo takes the reader on a journey through the political, social, and intellectual history of the Arabs from the Roman Empire right up to the present day. His sweeping and fluent account describes in vivid detail the mission of the Prophet Muhammad, the expansion of Islam, the origins of Shiism, medieval and modern conflicts, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the interaction with Western ideas, the struggle to escape foreign domination, the rise of Islamism, and the end of the era of dictators. McHugo reveals how the Arab world came to have its present form, why change was inevitable, and what choices lie ahead following the Arab Spring. This deeply informed and accessible account is the perfect entry point for anyone seeking to comprehend this vital part of the world.
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Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise Global History

Author: Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305577809

Category: Art

Page: 656

View: 8815

GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE GLOBAL HISTORY, 4th Edition has been written from the ground up to create a one-semester, student-friendly introduction to art history while retaining the impeccable reliability and scholarship of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES. This beautifully illustrated fourth edition has been updated to make it easier than ever for students to master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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A Concise History of Britain, 1707–1975

Author: W. A. Speck

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107782422

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 2030

This book provides a concise, illustrated history of Great Britain over the past three centuries, from its formation as a sovereign state between the Union of England and Scotland in 1707 to its partial loss of sovereignty in the accession to the European Community, confirmed in the referendum result of 1975. Professor Speck emphasises political and social trends. In particular he argues that conservative politics prevailed largely in a deeply conservative society, and that reactionary causes generally obtained more support than radical campaigns. The book is highly illustrated with pictures and photographs and contains a bibliography and other features of use to students and general readers.
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A Concise History of Music

From the Commencement of the Christian Era to the Present Time

Author: Henry George Bonavia Hunt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108065201

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 9584

This 1879 textbook, organised as a systematic study of musical history for easy assimilation by students, includes sample examination questions.
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Classical Literature

A Concise History

Author: Richard Rutherford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470775262

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 2397

This accessible one-volume survey of the literature of Greece and Rome covers the period between Homer around 700 BC and Augustine around AD 410. Highlights what is important historically and of continuing interest and value in classical literature. An introduction by the editor presents essential information in a concise, accessible way. Each chapter focuses on a particular genre or area of literature. This structure allows readers to see continuities between different periods and to move easily between the Greek and Roman worlds. Includes extensive quotations in English. A timeline and an index of authors help to make the material as accessible as possible.
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