The Romans

Author: Roy Burrell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199171026

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 1643

Outlines the history of Rome from its founding by Romulus and Remus to the Barbarian invasions, and describes Roman government, warfare, culture, religion, and daily life.
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Mussolini’s Rome

Rebuilding the Eternal City

Author: B. Painter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403976910

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 8262

In 1922 the Fascist 'March on Rome' brought Benito Mussolini to power. He promised Italians that his fascist revolution would unite them as never before and make Italy a strong and respected nation internationally. In the next two decades, Mussolini set about rebuilding the city of Rome as the site and symbol of the new fascist Italy. Through an ambitious program of demolition and construction he sought to make Rome a modern capital of a nation and an empire worthy of Rome's imperial past. Building the new Rome put people to work, 'liberated' ancient monuments, cleared slums, produced new "cities" for education, sports, and cinema, produced wide new streets, and provided the regime with a setting to showcase fascism's dynamism, power, and greatness. Mussolini's Rome thus embodied the movement, the man and the myth that made up fascist Italy.
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Pilgrims’ Passage

Into a New Millennium; Rebuilding the Past

Author: Joe Buda

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499024134

Category: Fiction

Page: 826

View: 1574

Why does Pilgrims’ Passage matter? Why can greed and deceit still manipulate us? Why do people choose power over family? Working to address these questions and more, Pilgrims Passage: Into a New Millennium and Rebuilding the Past are journeys brimming with adventures through turbulent times during the transition into the twenty-first century. For Paul Bardeck and Claudia Weiss, discovering a thousand-year-old monk’s journal fuels their quest to rebuild a mysterious ancient monastery perched upon the foothills in the Slovakian High Tatras, with the promise of releasing boundless energy stored within ancient ruins, as well as the Book of ONE. Concurrently, Karl Vloda’s seemingly unquenchable thirst for wealth and power, fueled by the Black Star Pact’s dark energy, seems to make the quest for ancient truths a sideshow. As the pilgrims’ paths entangle, will the promise of timely truths finally come to light? Does standing against the powers of darkness really matter today?
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Herod's Judaea

A Mediterranean State in the Classical World

Author: Samuel Rocca

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161497179

Category: History

Page: 445

View: 1979

Samuel Rocca, born in 1968, earned his PhD in 2006. Since 2000, he worked as a college and high school teacher at The Neri Bloomfield College of Design & Teacher Training, Haifa; at the Talpiot College, Tel Aviv since 2005, and at the Faculty of Architecture at the Judaea and Samaria College, Ariel since 2006.
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Claudian and the Roman Epic Tradition

Author: Catherine Ware

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107013437

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 6771

The historical importance of Claudian as writer of panegyric and propaganda for the court of Honorius is well established but his poetry has been comparatively neglected: only recently has his work been the subject of modern literary criticism. Taking as its starting point Claudian's claim to be the heir to Virgil, this book examines his poetry as part of the Roman epic tradition. Discussing first what we understand by epic and its relevance for late antiquity, Catherine Ware argues that, like Virgil and later Roman epic poets, Claudian analyses his contemporary world in terms of classical epic. Engaging intertextually with his literary predecessors, Claudian updates concepts such as furor and concordia, redefining Romanitas to exclude the increasingly hostile east, depicting enemies of the west as new Giants and showing how the government of Honorius and his chief minister, Stilicho, have brought about a true golden age for the west.
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The Roman Historians

Author: Ronald Mellor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134816510

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 5786

The Romans' devotion to their past pervades almost every aspect of their culture. But the clearest image of how the Romans wished to interpret their past is found in their historical writings. This book examines in detail the major Roman historians: * Sallust * Livy * Tacitus * Ammianus as well as the biographies written by: * Nepos * Tacitus * Suetonius * the Augustan History * the autobiographies of Julius Caesar and the Emperor Augustus. Ronald Mellor demonstrates that Roman historical writing was regarded by its authors as a literary not a scholarly exercise, and how it must be evaluated in that context. He shows that history writing reflected the political structures of ancient Rome under the different regimes.
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Author: Sara Grosvald

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110947102

Category: Reference

Page: 363

View: 9517

This work includes international secondary literature on anti-Semitism published throughout the world, from the earliest times to the present. It lists books, dissertations, and articles from periodicals and collections from a diverse range of disciplines. Written accounts are included among the recorded titles, as are manifestations of anti-Semitism in the visual arts (e.g. painting, caricatures or film), action taken against Jews and Judaism by discriminating judiciaries, pogroms, massacres and the systematic extermination during the Nazi period. The bibliography also covers works dealing with philo-Semitism or Jewish reactions to anti-Semitism and Jewish self-hate. An informative abstract in English is provided for each entry, and Hebrew titles are provided with English translations.
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The Late Roman Army

Author: Pat Southern,Karen R. Dixon

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300068436

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 2317

From the reign of Septimius Severus at the end of the second century A.D., the Roman Empire was continuously beset by internal unrest, revolts, usurpations, civil wars, and attacks along its far-flung frontiers. Scarcely a part of the empire was unaffected, and some areas were forced to deal with several serious problems at the same time. This book is the first comprehensive discussion of the Roman army during this period, and it shows how the army adapted itself to meet these growing threats and how effective it was in combating them.
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A History of the Italian Republics

Author: J. C. L. De Sismondi,Charles Leonard Simonde De Sismondi

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434460649

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 3055

Jean Charles Leonard de Sismondi (1773-1842), whose real name was Simonde, was a writer born at Geneva. He is best known for his works on French and Italian history, and his economic ideas.
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Time Out Rome

Author: Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 1846702747

Category: Travel

Page: 368

View: 1175

Written by local experts, Time Out Rome provides extensive coverage of the major sights — and then goes much further. Featuring everything from born-again trattorie to the burgeoning apertif trend, it offers visitors the chance to experience the Eternal City as the Romans do. History in Rome is not confined to museums, basilicas and galleries — it tumbles out everywhere. And though the city is reassuringly compact, this does not stop the cultural onslaught from being utterly bewildering and exhausting. While some travelers may have to face the fact that they probably won't see everything, it is also important not to shut oneself up inside all day looking at collections and sites or you will miss all that the outdoor scene has to offer. Time Out Rome helps travelers navigate through the cobblestone streets, so that they can eat, drink and shop like the natives. Suggested side trips out of town are also explored.
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The Book of Revelation for Blockheads

A User-Friendly Look at the Bible’s Weirdest Book

Author: Douglas Connelly

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310570778

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 3383

Getting a glimpse into the future is always intriguing, especially when that glimpse comes from God’s Word. But let’s face it, the book of Revelation has some pretty weird stuff in it: seven-headed beasts, locusts with gold crowns, a city coming down from the sky. What does it all mean, and how does it help you in your Christian faith? This lighthearted yet accurate guide to the last book of the Bible will help you overcome the confusion. Engaging and user-friendly, The Book of Revelation for Blockheads helps you: • Understand the message of this often misunderstood book chapter by chapter • Discover what Revelation says about how end-time events will unfold • Make sense of all the symbolism • See how Revelation relates to other parts of the Bible • Learn how others interpret controversial parts • Worship God with a new vision of his glory and ultimate triumph, and of what that means for you
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Judaism in the Roman World

Collected Essays

Author: Martin Goodman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004153098

Category: Religion

Page: 275

View: 7587

These collected studies, previously published in diverse places between 1990 and 2006, discuss important and controversial issues in the study of the development of Judaism in the Roman world from the first century C.E. to the fifth.
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Detroit and Rome

Building on the Past

Author: Melanie Grunow Sobocinski,Michele V. Ronnick,Marlise Beaudoen

Publisher: The Regents of the Univ of Michigan

ISBN: 0933691092

Category: Architecture

Page: 127

View: 5868

A comparative study of urban form and the reuse of buildings in modern Detroit and Rome (Italy). This exhibition catalog includes 3 U scholarly essays and 25 catalog entries describing the Usage history of buildings in Detroit & Rome.
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Author: Peter Connolly

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199171583

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 9840

Describes the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii in 79 A.D. and the rediscovery and subsequent excavation of this buried city.
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Hanging Hill

A Novel

Author: Mo Hayder

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802194796

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1918

In this “powerful and frightening” British thriller, two estranged sisters confront a crime that exposes the nightmares that lurk at the edges of domesticity (Irish Independent). On a picture-perfect morning in Bath, England, a teenage girl’s body is found on the towpath of a canal. Police detective Zoe Benedict is convinced the department head should look beyond the usual domestic motives to solve the brutal murder case. But no one wants to hear any far-fetched ideas from the department’s black sheep. Meanwhile, Zoe’s sister, Sally, has started working as a housekeeper for a wealthy entrepreneur whose eccentricities are beginning to seem increasingly repugnant, and possibly dangerous. As Zoe digs into the case and Sally’s suspicions grow, all signs point to one conclusion: There’s something very wrong at the house on Hanging Hill. “A chiller to the very end. Hayder deals with Britain at its grittiest.” —Peter Millar, The Times (London) “Mo Hayder has crafted a powerful and frightening thriller that grips the reader from page one to the blood-freezing shock of the final page. Utterly compelling.” —Irish Independent “[A] superbly plotted tale [with] an end more alarming than anything that comes before.” —New York Daily News
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The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

Author: Andrew C. Isenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199394474

Category: Science

Page: 640

View: 7143

The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.
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The Roman Fort

Author: Peter Connolly

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199104260

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4647

Describes the design and construction of a typical Roman fort and the daily life of its commanding officer and soldiers.
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Distant Voices

Listening to the Leadership Lessons of the Past

Author: Michael B. Colegrove,Micha Colegrove Phd

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595472060

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 594

The Distant Voices: Listening to the leadership Lessons of the Past series is an invaluable resource to anyone who is a student of the Military History or wants to learn more about the fundamentals of leadership. Author Mike Colegrove brings over 30 years of experience in higher education and military service to compile and edit the works of some of history's greatest military and political leaders. The Distant Voices series is a real treasure for the serious student of leadership and the art of war. This collection is a worthwhile addition to any library. And will remain their value as long as nations engage in conflict. The Distant Voices series covers a diverse field of topics including: Military Strategy Tactics Discipline Motivation Developing vision Power and its effective use Distant Voices: Listening to the Leadership Lessons of the Past is a useful resource for those seeking to understand the fundamentals of good leadership through the writings of those who practiced it.
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Men of Character: Daniel

Standing Firm for God

Author: Gene A. Getz

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433675137

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 7199

One in a series of twelve books by Gene Getz examining role models of the Old and New Testaments in situations relevant to modern times.
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