A Global History: From Prehistory to the 21st Century (7th by Leften Stavrianos

By Leften Stavrianos

Designed for classes in global heritage and international Civilization, this best-selling, vintage exploration of worldwide background takes an interdisciplinary international (rather than a nearby or nationwide) approach—tracing these significant forces, activities, and occasions that experience had a world-wide impression. It stresses connections among the prior, current and destiny, emphasizing the query “What does it suggest for us today?” The Seventh Edition reevaluates the process human heritage with an eye fixed towards the millennium, reflecting in its assurance the tip of the chilly battle and the dawning chances for a brand new form of international background.

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Relations of Power in Early Neo-Assyrian State Ideology by Mattias Karlsson, 30

By Mattias Karlsson, 30

This quantity makes a speciality of the kingdom ideology of imperial Assyria within the ninth century BCE, specifically on how energy family members one of the Mesopotamian deities, the Assyrian king, and the ""foreign lands"" are defined and depicted. the writer additionally discusses ideological adaptations between regnal and ancient stages, localities, and rulers.

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The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History by Zvi Ben-Dor Benite

By Zvi Ben-Dor Benite

The mythical tale of the 10 misplaced tribes of Israel has resonated between either Jews and Christians down throughout the centuries: the compelling concept that a few center workforce of humanity was once "lost" and exiled to a mystery position, probably sometime to come back effective. during this interesting e-book, Zvi Ben-Dor Benite indicates for the 1st time the level to which the quest for the misplaced tribes of Israel grew to become, over millennia, an engine for international exploration and a key mechanism for realizing the area. because the booklet finds, the hunt for the lacking tribes and the fervent trust that their restitution marked an important step towards worldwide redemption were threaded via numerous ancient moments--from the formation of the 1st "world" empires to the age of discovery, and from the unfold of ecu imperialism to the increase of modern day evangelical apocalypticism. Drawing on a wealth of assets and offering an unlimited array of old players--explorers, politicians, scientists, geographers, and theologians--the writer lines the parable from its biblical formation up during the ultra-modern. We see how the misplaced tribes, lengthy concept to lurk on the world's "edges," grew to become a way for increasing these edges: as new oceans, islands, or continents have been chanced on, the 10 tribes have been used as an interpretive equipment that made the unknown appear identified and the hot, previous. hence, almost each spot on the earth, no matter if Argentina or Zululand, the yank Southwest or Southeast Asia, has at some point soon been claimed because the real domestic of the lacking peoples. greater than a ancient survey of a permanent fantasy, the 10 misplaced Tribes deals a special prism wherein to view the various points of encounters among cultures, the strategies of colonization, and the expansion of geographical wisdom.

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The Fall of the Roman Household by Kate Cooper

By Kate Cooper

Edward Gibbon laid the autumn of the Roman Empire at Christianity's door, suggesting that 'pusillanimous formative years hottest the penance of the monastic to the risks of an army lifestyles ... entire legions have been buried in those spiritual sanctuaries'. This marvelous learn means that, faraway from seeing Christianity because the reason behind the autumn of the Roman Empire, we must always comprehend the Christianisation of the family as a valuable Roman survival process. via developing new 'ground ideas' for marriage and relatives lifestyles, the Roman Christians of the final century of the Western empire discovered how to re-invent the Roman kin as a social establishment to climate the political, army, and social upheaval of 2 centuries of invasion and civil struggle. In doing so, those women and men - either clergy and lay - came upon themselves altering either what it intended to be Roman, and what it intended to be Christian.

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Religion and the Self in Antiquity by David Brakke, Michael L Satlow, Visit Amazon's Steven

By David Brakke, Michael L Satlow, Visit Amazon's Steven Weitzman Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Steven Weitzman,

Many fresh reviews have argued that the self is a contemporary invention, an idea built within the final 3 centuries. faith and the Self in Antiquity demanding situations that concept through offering a chain of reports that discover the origins, formation, and boundaries of the self in the religions of the traditional Mediterranean international. Drawing on fresh paintings at the physique, gender, sexuality, the anthropology of the senses, and gear, individuals make a robust case that the heritage of the self does certainly commence in antiquity, constructing as Western faith itself developed.

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Imperatores Victi: Military Defeat and Aristocractic by Nathan S. Rosenstein

By Nathan S. Rosenstein

Given the serious pageant between aristocrats looking public place of work within the center and past due Roman Republic, one might anticipate that their chronic struggles for honor, glory, and gear may have heavily undermined the kingdom or broken the cohesiveness of the ruling classification. Rome in reality relied on aristocratic pageant, considering that no expert forms directed public affairs and no wage used to be hooked up to any public workplace. yet as Rosenstein adeptly exhibits, pageant seems to be to were unusually constrained, in ways in which curtailed the prospective harmful results of all-out contests among individuals.

Imperatores Victi examines one really outstanding case of such tests on pageant. army good fortune consistently represented an ample resource of status and political energy at Rome. Generals who led armies to victory loved a better-than-average likelihood of securing greater workplace upon their go back from the sphere. but this learn demonstrates that defeated generals weren't barred from public workplace and in reality went directly to win the Republic's so much hugely coveted and hotly contested places of work in numbers nearly exact with these in their undefeated peers.

Rosenstein explores how this unforeseen restrict to festival capabilities, reviewing ideals concerning the spiritual origins of defeat, assumptions approximately universal infantrymen' tasks in conflict, and definitions of honorable habit of an aristocrat in the course of a problem. those views have been instrumental in transferring the onus of failure clear of a general's individual and in supplying optimistic innovations a basic may possibly use to win glory and appreciate even in defeat and to silence strength critics between a failed general's friends. Such limits to festival had an influence at the better difficulties of balance and coherence within the Republic and its political elite; those better difficulties are mentioned within the concluding chapter.

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Scythians 700-300 B.C. (Men at Arms Series, 137) by E.V Cernenko, Angus McBride

By E.V Cernenko, Angus McBride

Even though the 'Scythian interval' within the background of jap Europe lasted little greater than four hundred years, the impact those horsemen made upon the heritage in their instances was once such thousand years once they had ceased to exist as a sovereign humans, their heartland and the territories which they ruled some distance past it endured to be often called 'greater Scythia'. From the very beginnings in their emergence at the global scene the Scythians took half within the maximum campaigns in their occasions, defeating such potent contemporaries as Assyria, Urartu, Babylonia, Media and Persia. This hugely illustrated e-book info their dress, guns and how they waged struggle.

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