Download E-books Story of Ireland PDF

By Neil Hegarty

The heritage of eire has typically inquisitive about the localized struggles of non secular clash, territoriality and the struggle for domestic Rule. yet from the early Catholic missions into Europe to the include of the euro, the genuine tale of eire has performed out at the greater overseas stage.


Story of eire offers this new tackle Irish background, demanding the narrative that has been informed for generations and drawing clean conclusions concerning the approach the Irish have lived. Revisiting the foremost turning issues in Irish background, Neil Hegarty re-examines the authorized tales, hard long-held myths and looking out not just on the dynamics of what occurred in eire, but additionally on the function of occasions out of the country. How did Europe's sixteenth century spiritual wars tell the exceptional violence inflicted at the Irish by means of the Elizabethans? What was once the impression of the French and American revolutions at the Irish nationalist circulation? What have been the implications of Ireland's coverage of neutrality in the course of the moment international warfare? tale of eire units out to respond to those questions and extra, rejecting the introspection that has usually characterised Irish history.


Accompanying a landmark sequence coproduced by way of the BBC and RTE, and with an creation by means of sequence presenter, Fergal Keane, tale of eire is an epic account of Ireland's heritage for a brand new iteration.
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Download E-books A.H.M. Jones and the Later Roman Empire (Brill's Series on the Early Middle Ages) PDF

The looks in 1964 of A.H.M. Jones "The Later Roman Empire 284 602: A Social, fiscal, and Administrative Survey" reworked the examine of the overdue old global. during this quantity a few top students think again the influence of Jones nice paintings, the affects that formed his scholarship, and the legacy he left for later generations. Jones ancient strategy, his basic wisdom of overdue Roman political, social, monetary and non secular constructions, and his recognized evaluation of the Decline and Fall of Rome are re-examined right here within the gentle of recent learn. This quantity deals a worthwhile reduction to teachers and scholars alike who search to higher comprehend and take advantage of the precious source that's the "Later Roman Empire." members are Averil Cameron, Peter Garnsey, David Gwynn, Peter Heather, Caroline Humfress, Luke Lavan, Wolfgang Liebeschuetz, Stefan Rebenich, Alexander Sarantis, Roger Tomlin, Bryan Ward-Perkins, and Michael Whitby."
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Download E-books The Climax of Capitalism: The U.S. Economy in the Twentieth Century (Kieler Studien; 231) PDF

By Tom Kemp

How did the U.S. turn into the 20 th century's dominant financial system? what's exact approximately the US and the yankee means of capitalism, that favoured the sort of fast climb to wealth and gear? And, because the outdated postwar certainties start to fall apart, is the climax of yank capitalism already over? those are the topics addressed during this engrossing publication, which supplies a chronological, analytical account of the yankee financial system from the past due 19th century to the top of the Reagan period and beyond.

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Download E-books Anibal, enemigo de Roma PDF

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.”
(Web Hislibris)

Aníbal emprendió una descabellada campaña desde l. a. Península Ibérica hasta las puertas de Roma pero renunció a entrar en l. a. 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 los angeles vida de Aníbal y del conflicto entre Roma y Cartago más fiable que las fuentes clásicas, que son partidistas y demonizan los angeles 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 los angeles 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 l. a. Ciudad Eterna en el 216 a. C. y, contra todo pronóstico rehusará entrar en l. a. 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 l. a. 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 basic, asediado por los legionarios se suicida.

Razones para comprar los angeles obra:

• l. a. 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 l. a. 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 l. a. 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.
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Download E-books The Kaiser: New Research on Wilhelm II's Role in Imperial Germany PDF

Targeting the ultimate years of his reign (1900-1918), this choice of essays examines the position of Germany's final emperor, Wilhelm II, through highlighting his significance from various views: household and international coverage, and public opinion. it's in line with the most recent study on Wilhelmine Germany, in addition to new archival facts, and hence offers the main updated interpretation of the monarch. the quantity additionally will pay tribute to Professor John Röhl, Wilhelm II's most renowned biographer, at the party of his sixty fifth birthday.
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Download E-books Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West PDF

By Tom Holland

Within the 5th century B.C., an international superpower was firm to convey fact and order to what it considered as terrorist states. The superpower was once Persia, incomparably wealthy in ambition, gold, and males. The terrorist states have been Athens and Sparta, eccentric towns in a terrible and mountainous backwater: Greece. the tale of the way their voters took at the nice King of Persia, and thereby kept not just themselves yet Western civilization in addition, is as heart-stopping and fateful as any episode in heritage. Tom Holland’s extraordinary learn of those serious Persian Wars skillfully examines a clash of severe significance to either historic and smooth historical past.
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Download E-books Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First PDF

“Empire of Things isn't simply an insightful and unusually exciting learn, yet a vital one.”—NPR

What we eat has turn into a central—perhaps the central—feature of contemporary existence. Our economies dwell or die by means of spending, we more and more outline ourselves by way of our possessions, and this ever-richer way of life has had a unprecedented impression on our planet. How have we come to reside with loads stuff, and the way has this replaced the process history?

In Empire of Things, Frank Trentmann unfolds the extreme tale of our glossy fabric global, from Renaissance Italy and overdue Ming China to today’s worldwide economic climate. whereas intake is usually portrayed as a up to date American export, this huge and richly special account exhibits that it really is in truth a really foreign phenomenon with a far longer and extra assorted background. Trentmann lines the impression of alternate and empire on tastes, as previously unique items like espresso, tobacco, Indian cotton and chinese language porcelain conquered the area, and explores the transforming into call for for domestic furniture, stylish outfits and comfort that remodeled inner most and public existence. The 19th and 20th centuries introduced department shops, charge cards and advertisements, but in addition the increase of the moral patron, new generational identities and, finally, the resurgence of the Asian consumer.

With an eye fixed to the current and destiny, Frank Trentmann presents an extended view at the worldwide demanding situations of our relentless pursuit of more—from waste and debt to emphasize and inequality. A masterpiece of study and storytelling decades within the making, Empire of Things recounts the epic heritage of the products that experience seduced, enriched and unsettled our lives during the last 600 years.

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Download E-books The Northern Conquest: Vikings in Britain and Ireland PDF

By Katherine Holman

Such a lot old debts learn the Viking Age in a single half instead of the complete zone of the British Isles and eire. only a few be aware of the continuing touch among England and Scandinavia within the post-Norman Conquest interval. This booklet goals to supply an alternate strategy via proposing a heritage of the Viking Age which considers the complete region as much as and past the Norman Conquest of 1066.The Vikings were routinely portrayed as brutal barbarians who sailed to Britain and eire to loot, rape and pillage. The facts awarded the following indicates a significantly much less dramatic yet no much less attention-grabbing photograph which unearths the Vikings' outstanding achievements and their impression in shaping the political historical past of those islands. Katherine Holman discusses their abilities as farmers, their linguistic and creative contribution, their rituals and customs and the clash among paganism and Christianity, exhibiting that the Viking cultural influence was once advanced and sometimes rich.Based on wide and unique study, The Northern Conquest provides the on hand proof and courses the reader in the course of the strategy of examining it. this isn't limited to historic files by myself, but in addition contains archaeology, runes, inscriptions, artefacts and linguistic proof to supply diverse and complementary varieties of info. furthermore, the publication considers the modern query of the Vikings' genetic legacy.Interest within the Viking Age is flourishing and increasing, either in Britain and in North the US. hugely readable and casting new gentle at the interval, this booklet will entice a large audience.

Katherine Holman is the writer of the historic Dictionary of the Vikings and Scandinavian Runic Inscriptions within the British Isles, and co-editor of Scandinavia and Europe 800-1350: touch, clash and Co-existence. previously a lecturer in Scandinavian reviews on the collage of Hull, she at present works for the Open college.
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