Rome sous le regard des historiens latins : Anthologie

Le regard des historiens latins sur Rome et son empire, parfois sévère, plus souvent admiratif, nous donne l. a. mesure des variations qui ont permis à une modeste bourgade du Latium de devenir los angeles maîtresse du monde. De Jules César au prêtre Orose, en passant par Salluste, Tite-Live, Tacite, Suétone ou encore Florus, Justin et Ammien Marcellin, tous ont été témoins et parfois acteurs des faits qu'ils rapportent, ou bien héritiers d'une riche culture dont il ne nous reste que des fragments épars. Leur aspect de vue reflète les préoccupations de leur époque, au optimal rang desquelles l'octroi de l. a. citoyenneté et les problèmes de l'intégration. D'une œuvre à l'autre, reviennent les clichés qui ont marqué los angeles mémoire collective des Romains : l'humiliation des Fourches caudines, los angeles prise de Rome par les Gaulois, l'occupation de l'Italie par les troupes d'Hannibal, l'incendie du Capitole, l'horreur des guerres civiles mais aussi los angeles célébration des triomphes et les cérémonies en l'honneur des dieux. Longtemps favorisée par los angeles Fortune, l. a. Ville a fini par subir l'invasion des hordes barbares. Mais elle doit à ceux qui ont écrit son histoire, outre le sentiment de sa propre grandeur, los angeles reconnaissance de sa challenge culturelle et civilisatrice.

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Daily Life during the Reformation

This huge exploration captures the lives of normal humans in the course of the turbulent interval that reworked early glossy Europe.

• Eyewitness money owed that carry the interval to existence

• Appendixes: The Holy Sacraments of the Catholic Church, Rulers of the international locations most influenced through the Time of Reformation and Counter-Reformation, and precis of the Articles of the Peasant rebellion of 1525

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The Collapse of Complex Societies (New Studies in Archaeology)

By Joseph A. Tainter

Political disintegration is a continual characteristic of global background. The cave in of complicated Societies, although written by way of an archaeologist, will for this reason ring a bell in the course of the social sciences. Any rationalization of societal cave in includes classes not only for the examine of old societies, yet for the participants of all such societies in either the current and destiny. Dr. Tainter describes approximately dozen circumstances of cave in and studies greater than 2000 years of reasons. He then develops a brand new and far-reaching conception that money owed for cave in between diversified forms of societies, comparing his version and clarifying the approaches of disintegration by means of specific reports of the Roman, Mayan and Chacoan collapses.

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Child Labor in America: A History

By Chaim M. Rosenberg

On the shut of the nineteenth century, greater than 2 million American childrens lower than age 16--some as younger as four or 5--were hired on farms, in generators, canneries, factories, mines and workplaces, or promoting newspapers and vegatables and fruits at the streets. The crusaders of the innovative period believed baby hard work used to be an evil that maimed the kids, exploited the terrible and suppressed grownup wages. the kid could be at school until eventually age sixteen, they demanded, that allows you to turn into a great citizen. The conflict for and opposed to baby exertions used to be fought within the press in addition to kingdom and federal legislatures. numerous federal efforts to prohibit baby hard work have been struck down by way of the preferrred court docket and an try to amend the structure to prohibit baby hard work did not achieve sufficient help. It took the good melancholy and New Deal laws to move the reasonable exertions criteria Act of 1938 (and obtain the aid of the excellent Court). This historical past of yankee baby exertions information the level to which youngsters labored in numerous industries, the controversy over healthiness and social results, and the lengthy conflict with agricultural and commercial pursuits to curtail the perform.

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La historia de los árabes

By Albert Hourani

Albert Hourani despliega, valiéndose de una amplia documentación, l. a. historia de los pueblos árabes partir el siglo VII, cuando l. a. nueva religión del islam empezaba a propagarse desde l. a. península Arábiga hacia Occidente. Hourani describe los angeles expansión del monoteísmo y del idioma árabe, pasando por los angeles creación del poderoso imperio otomano y su desintegración, hasta l. a. reafirmación de l. a. identidad islámica en los últimos tiempos.

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Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History (The Changed History Series)

By Brianna DuMont

Fakes, frauds, and phonies. feels like a e-book full of criminals and delinquents, doesn’t it? good, it’s now not. the various greatest names in historical past are available among those pages—and the sunshine isn’t flattering. (We’re taking a look at you, George “I mustn't ever inform a lie” Washington.) Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who replaced History is the 1st e-book in a brand new nonfiction center grade sequence that would discover the underbelly of historical past, making you query every little thing you proposal you knew approximately history’s most interesting. persist with the faux lives of those twelve history-changers to discover the fabrications of the recognized, and the should-be-famous!

Famous “Phonies”:
Confucius • George Washington • Pythagoras • Hiawatha • Gilgamesh • significant William Martin • William Shakespeare • Pope Joan • Homer • Prester John • Huangdi • The Turk

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38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier's End

By Scott W. Berg

A Kirkus most sensible e-book of the Year
In August 1862, after discomfort many years of trouble, damaged treaties, and incessant encroachment on their land, the Dakota chief Little Crow reluctantly agreed that his humans needs to visit conflict. After six weeks of combating, the rebellion used to be smashed, hundreds of thousands of Indians have been taken prisoner by way of the U.S. military, and 303 Dakotas have been sentenced to dying. President Lincoln, embroiled within the so much devastating interval of the Civil warfare, for my part intervened to avoid wasting the lives of 265 of the condemned males, yet in spite of everything, 38 Dakota males will be hanged within the greatest government-sanctioned execution in U.S. history.
Writing with unusual immediacy and perception, Scott W. Berg info those occasions in the higher context of the Civil conflict, the background of the Dakota humans and the following United States–Indian wars, and brings to existence this neglected yet seminal second in American history.

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Une histoire buissonnière de la France

By Graham Robb

Ce livre est le résultat de 22 500 kilomètres à vélo et quatre années en bibliothèque. Il décrit l. a. vie des habitants de los angeles France de los angeles fin du XVIIe au début du XXe siècle. C’est le advisor historique que j’aurais voulu lire lorsque je me suis lancé à los angeles découverte de l. a. France. »

Chaque été depuis vingt ans, Graham Robb, spécialiste de littérature et cycliste chevronné, parcourt avec son épouse les routes de France. De leurs pérégrinations est né ce livre extraordinaire, qui emmène le lecteur en prom dans les chemins buissonniers de notre histoire : où l’on découvre le type tragique de l’homme qui cartographia le most excellent, en 1740, le mont Gerbier-de-Jonc ; où l’on apprend l’issue cocasse de los angeles bataille de Roquecézière, qui déchira en 1884 deux villages voisins de l’Aveyron ; où l’on s’étonne des déboires linguistiques de Racine, lequel eut toutes les peines du monde, lors d’un voyage en Provence en 1661, à se faire comprendre…

Au lecteur de se laisser guider par los angeles plume savoureuse de cet explorateur venu d’outre-Manche : en remontant le cours de l’Histoire pour plonger au cœur d’une France encore sauvage et indomptée, il découvrira un will pay dont il ne soupçonnait pas l’existence.

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The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean: The Ancient World Economy and the Kingdoms of Africa, Arabia and India

By Raoul McLaughlin

The old facts means that foreign trade provided Roman executive with as much as a 3rd of the sales that sustained their empire. In precedent days huge fleets of Roman service provider ships set sail from Egypt on voyages around the Indian Ocean. They sailed from Roman ports at the purple Sea to far-off kingdoms at the east coast of Africa and the seaboard off southern Arabia. Many endured their voyages around the ocean to exchange with the wealthy kingdoms of historic India. Freighters from the Roman Empire left with bullion and back with shipment holds packed with invaluable exchange items, together with unique African items, Arabian incense and japanese spices. 

This ebook examines Roman trade with Indian kingdoms from the Indus area to the Tamil lands. It investigates contacts among the Roman Empire and strong African kingdoms, together with the Nilotic regime that governed Meroe and the emerging Axumite Realm. additional chapters discover Roman dealings with the Arab kingdoms of south Arabia, together with the Saba-Himyarites and the Hadramaut Regime, which despatched caravans alongside the incense path to the traditional rock-carved urban of Petra.

The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean is the 1st e-book to carry those matters jointly in one complete research that unearths Rome's effect at the old international and explains how overseas exchange funded the Legions that maintained imperial rule. It deals a brand new overseas standpoint at the Roman Empire and its legacy for contemporary society.

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