Annals of the Former World

Author: John McPhee

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374708460

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 9186

The Pulitzer Prize-winning view of the continent, across the fortieth parallel and down through 4.6 billion years Twenty years ago, when John McPhee began his journeys back and forth across the United States, he planned to describe a cross section of North America at about the fortieth parallel and, in the process, come to an understanding not only of the science but of the style of the geologists he traveled with. The structure of the book never changed, but its breadth caused him to complete it in stages, under the overall title Annals of the Former World. Like the terrain it covers, Annals of the Former World tells a multilayered tale, and the reader may choose one of many paths through it. As clearly and succinctly written as it is profoundly informed, this is our finest popular survey of geology and a masterpiece of modern nonfiction. Annals of the Former World is the winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.
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The annals of Tennessee to the end of the eighteenth century

comprising its settlement, as the Watauga Association, from 1769 to 1777 ; a part of North-Carolina, from 1777 to 1784 ; the state of Franklin, from 1784-1788 ; a part of North-Carolina, from 1788-1790 ; the territory of the U. States, south of the Ohio, from 1790 to 1796 ; the state of Tennessee, from 1796 to 1800

Author: James Gettys McGready Ramsey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Franklin (State)

Page: 744

View: 9292

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The Annals of Imperial Rome

Author: Tacitus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141904798

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 4992

Tacitus' Annals of Imperial Rome recount the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus up to the death of Nero in AD 68. With clarity and vivid intensity he describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius, the great fire of Rome during the time of Nero, and the wars, poisonings, scandals, conspiracies and murders that were part of imperial life. Despite his claim that the Annals were written objectively, Tacitus' account is sharply critical of the emperors' excesses and fearful for the future of Imperial Rome, while also filled with a longing for its past glories.
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Annals

Author: Tacitus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141392568

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 4268

A compelling new translation of Tacitus' Annals, one of the greatest accounts of ancient Rome, by Cynthia Damon. Tacitus' Annals recounts the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus to the death of Nero in AD 68. With clarity and vivid intensity Tacitus describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius, the great fire of Rome during the time of Nero and the wars, poisonings, scandals, conspiracies and murders that were part of imperial life. Despite his claim that the Annals were written objectively, Tacitus' account is sharply critical of the emperors' excesses and fearful for the future of imperial Rome, while also filled with a longing for its past glories. This new Penguin Classics edition also includes chronologies, notes, appendices, a genealogy and an introduction discussing Tacitus's life and his approach to history.
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Tacitus Annals I: A Selection

Author: Katharine Radice,Roland Mayer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474266002

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 9688

This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 1) prescription of Annals Book I sections 16–30 and the A-Level (Group 2) prescription of Annals Book I sections 3–7, 11–14 and 46–49, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English for A Level. Annals I starts with the death of Augustus and the beginning of Tiberius' principate. Tacitus chronicles the uneasy and unprecedented transition from one to the other, in the context of a political elite shaken by years of civil war and unsure as to how best to protect their own interests and the stability Augustus had brought to Rome. With damning references to the servile nature of the new regime, Tacitus vividly paints scenes of confused senatorial debates, and Tiberius' own uncertainty over his own position and the best decisions to make. Opportunistic rebellions in the army are described with dramatic brilliance.
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Annales

Author: Cornelius Tacitus,R. H. Martin,A. J. Woodman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521315432

Category: History

Page: 281

View: 7390

The fourth book of Tacitus' Annals has been described as "the best that Tacitus ever wrote." It covers the years AD 23-28, starting when Tacitus noted a significant deterioration in the principate of the emperor Tiberius, and the increasingly malign influence of his "evil genius" Sejanus. R.H. Martin and A.J. Woodman present an improved text of Annals IV, explain in detail the difficulties and unusual features of Tacitus' Latin, and discuss the dramatic, structural and literary qualities of the narrative. They also discuss the political, moral and stylistic dimensions of the Roman historiographical tradition. Though intended primarily as a textbook for undergraduates and high school students, this edition will interest scholars of Latin literature and Roman history as well.
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Annals of Platte County, Missouri

From Its Exploration Down to June 1, 1897; with Genealogies of Its Noted Families, and Sketches of Its Pioneers and Distinguished People ...

Author: William McClung Paxton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Platte County (Mo.)

Page: 1182

View: 819

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Tacitus' Annals

Author: Ronald Mellor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198034674

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 702

Tacitus' Annals is the central historical source for first-century C.E. Rome. It is prized by historians since it provides the best narrative material for the reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero, as well as a probing analysis of the imperial system of government. But the Annals should be seen as far more than an historical source, a mere mine for the reconstruction of the facts of Roman history. While the Annals is a superb work of history, it has also become a central text in the western literary, political, and even philosophical traditions - from the Renaissance to the French and American revolutions, and beyond. This volume attempts to enhance the reader's understanding of how this book of history could have such a profound effect. Chapters will address the purpose, form, and method of Roman historical writing, the ethnic biases of Tacitus, and his use of sources. Since Tacitus has been regarded as one of the first analysts of the psychopathology of political life, the book will examine the emperors, the women of the court, and the ambitious entourage of freedmen and intellectuals who surround every Roman ruler. The final chapter will examine the impact of Tacitus' Annals since their rediscovery by Boccaccio in the 14th century.
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The Annals of St-Bertin

Author: Janet Laughland Nelson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719034268

Category: History

Page: 267

View: 4059

This, the first book in a series which offers annotated translations of medieval texts for the use of history students, is based on a course on Charles the Bald and Alfred. The series offers students access to primary sources and, in some cases, the entire source, of a medieval period.
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The Annals of Tacitus

A Study in the Writing of History

Author: Elisabeth Henry,B. Walker

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719000614

Category: Rome

Page: 284

View: 9026

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Annals of the Caliphs' Kitchens

Ibn Sayy?r Al-Warr?q's Tenth-Century Baghdadi Cookbook

Author: al-Muẓaffar Ibn Naṣr Ibn Sayyār al-Warrāq

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004158677

Category: History

Page: 867

View: 635

This English translation of al-Warraq’s tenth-century cookbook offers a unique glimpse into the culinary culture of medieval Islam. Hundreds of recipes, anecdotes, and poems, with an extensive Introduction, a Glossary, an Appendix, and color illustration. Informative and entertaining to scholars and general readers.
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Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800

Author: Lewis Preston Summers

Publisher: The Overmountain Press

ISBN: 9780932807809

Category: History

Page: 1732

View: 6379

This handsome two-volume set is one of the most thorough works on early Southwest Virginia and contains the journals of Colonel Thomas Batts, Dr. Thomas Walker, and Colonel Christopher Gist—three of the region's earliest explorers to record their journeys. The volumes also include lists of soldiers who served in the Revolutionary War, the French-Indian War, and the Indian wars prior to 1800. Also compiled are the early records of most of the land surveys and marriages, briefs of deeds and wills, and the court minutes of Botetourt, Fincastle, Montgomery, Washington, and Wythe counties. In addition, the set includes reprints of George Bickley's 1856 History of Tazewell County and Charles B. Coale's Wilburn Waters.
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Annals of Tacitus

Author: Cornelius Tacitus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Rome

Page: 436

View: 9434

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The Annals of Newtown, in Queens County, New-York

Containing Its History from Its First Settlement, Together with Many Interesting Facts Concerning the Adjacent Towns ; Also, a Particular Account of Numerous Long Island Families Now Spread Over this and Various Other States of the Union

Author: James Riker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Newtown (Queens County, N.Y.)

Page: 437

View: 7116

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Annals of Buffalo Valley, Pennsylvania, 1755-1855

Author: John Blair Linn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Buffalo (Union County, Pa. : Township)

Page: 621

View: 5609

Annals of Buffalo Valley, Pennsylvania, 1755-1855 by John Blair Linn, first published in 1877, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.
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The Annals of Tacitus: Volume 1, Annals 1.1-54

Author: Cornelius Tacitus,Tacitus,F. R. D. Goodyear

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521609319

Category: History

Page: 380

View: 1247

The first in a four-volume edition of Tacitus Annals 1-6. The Annals are Tacitus' brilliant account of Roman imperial history from the death of Augustus to the death of Nero. Books 1-6 describe the reign of Tiberius. Professor Goodyear's introduction to the series deals concisely with the background to the Annals. He outlines the history of Tacitean scholarship to the present day and shows how Tacitus' historical judgements were sometimes distorted by his preoccupations with style and with the moral function of historical writing. The commentary attends equally to literary, historical and textual questions. There are several appendixes on topics of more specialized interest.
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Annals of Psi Upsilon, 1833-1941

Including A History of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity Written in 1843, by William Taylor. The Story of the Psi Upsilon, by Willard Fiske. The Psi Upsilon Epitome, by Albert P. Jacobs ... and a Directory of Living Members and Their Addresses Compiled by the Alumni Association of Psi Upsilon

Author: Psi Upsilon

Publisher: Psi Upsilon Fraternity

ISBN: N.A

Category: Greek letter societies

Page: 974

View: 1521

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