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.
Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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
Category: Franklin (State)
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.
Author: Katharine Radice,Roland Mayer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
Author: Cornelius Tacitus,R. H. Martin,A. J. Woodman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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
Category: Platte County (Mo.)
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.
Author: Ronald Mellor
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
Author: Janet Laughland Nelson
Publisher: Manchester University Press
From the Earliest Period to the Present Time
Category: Leeds (England)
A Study in the Writing of History
Author: Elisabeth Henry,B. Walker
Publisher: Manchester University Press
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.
Ibn Sayy?r Al-Warr?q's Tenth-Century Baghdadi Cookbook
Author: al-Muẓaffar Ibn Naṣr Ibn Sayyār al-Warrāq
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.
Author: Lewis Preston Summers
Publisher: The Overmountain Press
Author: Cornelius Tacitus
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
Category: Newtown (Queens County, N.Y.)
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.
Author: John Blair Linn
Category: Buffalo (Union County, Pa. : Township)
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.
Author: Cornelius Tacitus,Tacitus,F. R. D. Goodyear
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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
Category: Greek letter societies