Download E-books Taken at the Flood: The Roman Conquest of Greece (Ancient Warfare and Civilization) PDF

By Robin Waterfield

The Romans first set army foot on Greek soil in 229 BCE; in basic terms sixty or so years later it used to be in all places, and soon thereafter Greece grew to become one of many first provinces of the rising Roman Empire. It used to be an immense trip - a speedy, brutal, and made up our minds conquest of the land to whose paintings, philosophy, and tradition the Romans owed quite a bit.

Rome came across the japanese Mediterranean divided, in an volatile stability of strength, among 3 nice kingdoms - the 3 Hellenistic kingdoms that had survived and flourished after the wars of Alexander the Great's Successors: Macedon, Egypt, and Syria. inner problems took Egypt roughly out of the image, however the different have been decreased through Rome. Having proven itself, through its defeat of Carthage, because the sole superpower within the western Mediterranean, Rome then systematically went about
doing an identical within the east, till the total Mediterranean used to be less than her keep watch over.

Apart from the exciting army motion, the tale of the Roman conquest of Greece is principal to the tale of Rome itself and the empire it created. As Robin Waterfield exhibits, the Romans built a hugely subtle approach to dominance through handheld remote control over the Greeks of the japanese Mediterranean - the inexpensive alternative of utilizing authority and international relations to maintain order instead of status armies. And it's a tale that increases a few interesting questions about Rome, her empire, and her
civilization. for example, to what quantity was once the Roman conquest a deliberate and planned coverage? What used to be it approximately Roman tradition that gave it this type of will for conquest? And what was once the impression on Roman highbrow and creative tradition, on their very identification, in their entanglement with an older Greek
civilization, which the Romans themselves famous as very best?

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Download E-books Waterloo The Bravest Man PDF

June, 1815. The Coldstream Guards and the 3rd guards are ready impatiently for orders to maneuver into conflict opposed to Napoleon and his French military. each day turns out never-ending because the troops look forward to Wellington's orders. while the crowd finally stumble upon the French in conflict, a distinct command comes from Wellington himself to Colonel James Macdonell of the Coldstream Guards: carry the château at Hougoumont and don't enable the French go. What occurs subsequent is historical past.

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Download E-books Dead Men Risen: The Welsh Guards and the Defining Story of Britain's War in Afghanistan PDF

By Toby Harnden

WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE 2012.

This is the gripping tale of the boys of the Welsh Guards and their bloody conflict for survival in Afghanistan in 2009. Underequipped and overstretched, they discovered themselves within the so much excessive scuffling with the British had skilled in a new release. They have been led into conflict by means of Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Thorneloe, a passionate believer within the justness of the warfare who was once deeply dismayed incidentally it used to be being resourced and performed. Thorneloe was once killed by means of an IED in the course of Operation Panther's Claw, the largest operation fixed through the British in Helmand.

Dead males Risen attracts on mystery records written via Thorneloe, which bring up questions from past the grave that might unnerve politicians and generals alike. The Welsh Guards additionally misplaced significant Sean Birchall, commanding officer of IX corporation, and Lieutenant Mark Evison, a platoon commander whose candid own diary was once unnervingly prophetic. now not because the moment global warfare had a unmarried British battalion misplaced officials on the 3 key degrees of management.

Harnden transports the reader into the guts of a clash during which a soldier needs to be ready to kill and die, to push back paralysing worry and watch comrades perish in ache. Given unheard of entry to the Welsh Guards, Harnden carried out hundreds of thousands of interviews in Afghanistan, England and Wales. He weaves the stories of the guardsmen and the household they left in the back of right into a seamless and unsparing narrative that sits along a piercing research of the political and army approach. No different e-book approximately smooth war succeeds on such a lot of levels.

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Download E-books Worlds of Arthur: Facts and Fictions of the Dark Ages PDF

By Guy Halsall

King Arthur is likely one of the most famed and definitely the main mythical medieval king. From the early 9th century during the heart a long time, to the Arthurian romances of Victorian instances, the stories of this mythical determine have blossomed and improved. And in additional fresh instances, there was a continual flow of books claiming to liberate the key or the reality in the back of the "once and destiny king."

The fact, as man Halsall unearths during this interesting research, is either substantially different--and additionally a whole lot extra interesting. primarily, there are Arthurs. at the one hand is the normal "historical" Arthur, waging a doomed fight to save lots of Roman civilization opposed to the relentless Anglo-Saxon tide through the darkest years of the darkish a long time. at the different is the Arthur of fantasy and legend, observed through a number of both mythical humans, areas, and tales: Lancelot, Guinevere, Galahad and Gawain, Merlin, Excalibur, the girl within the Lake, the Sword within the Stone, Camelot, and the around desk.

The monstrous challenge with all this, notes Halsall, is that "King Arthur" could good by no means have existed. And if he did exist, it's subsequent to most unlikely to claim whatever in any respect approximately him. As this tough new examine the Arthur legend makes transparent, all books claiming to bare "the fact" at the back of King Arthur can appropriately be overlooked. not just the fanciful pseudo-historical accounts--Merlin the Magician, the girl within the Lake--but even the "historical" Arthur is basically a figment of the mind's eye. The proof that we have got, no matter if written or archeological, is just incapable of telling us something exact in regards to the Britain within which he's presupposed to have lived, fought, and died.

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Download E-books Savage Will: The Daring Escape of Americans Trapped Behind Nazi Lines PDF

By Timothy M. Gay

In the culture of great precise tales from The nice Escape to Argo, Savage Will recounts a story of survival, bold, and evasion at the back of enemy strains: that of yank medics and nurses stranded for 2 months in Nazi-occupied Albania.
 
In 1943, women and men of the 807th clinical Air Evacuation Squadron boarded a regimen flight from Sicily to the Italian mainland to take care of wounded infantrymen. En direction, their airplane drifted 1000s of miles off beam and crash-landed in distant mountainous Albania.
 
The unarmed american citizens have been trapped hundreds and hundreds of blizzard-plagued miles from Allied traces, in a rustic torn aside by way of rival bands of professional- and anti-German guerrillas. Hunted by way of German infantrymen, the castaways depended on what one survivor known as their “savage will” to elude their enemy and locate their technique to freedom.

What is the main exciting untold tale of global warfare II—a saga attaining from President Roosevelt and best Allied intelligence officers to a number of courageous Albanian Resistance warring parties, the British and U.S. Mediterranean air forces,  and the speeding English lieutenant and the tenacious American captain despatched at the back of enemy strains to hold out a heroic rescue.

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Download E-books The Humanistic Tradition, Book 1: The First Civilizations and the Classical Legacy PDF

By Gloria K Fiero

This article is a part of a six-volume paintings which bargains an summary of artwork, song, literature, background and philosophy. booklet 1 explores the 1st civilizations and their legacy, from prehistoric occasions to the Roman Empire and Han China. The textual content makes a speciality of the Western culture, but in addition comprises robust assurance of alternative cultures, environment the humanities of the West within the higher enviornment of global cultures together with India, the East, Africa and local the US. through the chronological narrative there's a concentrate on common subject matters, integrating principles and matters that relate to the human situation. The assurance of literature, paintings, song and structure is built-in into discussions of cultural and political impacts, aiming to create a logical presentation of vast subject material.

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Download E-books Fifty Key Medieval Thinkers (Routledge Key Guides) PDF

By G.R. Evans

Focussing on members whose rules formed highbrow existence among four hundred and 1500, Fifty Key Medieval Thinkers is an obtainable creation to these non secular, philosophical and political techniques vital to the medieval worldview. together with such diversified figures as Bede and Wyclif, each one access provides a biographical define, an inventory of works and a precis in their major theories, along feedback for additional examining. Chronologically prepared, and with an introductory essay which offers vital issues in context, this quantity is a useful reference instrument for all scholars of Medieval Europe.

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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 los angeles 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 los angeles historia -misterioso y palpitante- que fue el que relacionó a Cartago con su más enconado enemigo: Roma.”
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Aníbal emprendió una descabellada campaña desde los angeles 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 l. a. vida de Aníbal y del conflicto entre Roma y Cartago más fiable que las fuentes clásicas, que son partidistas y demonizan l. a. 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 los angeles 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 normal, 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 los angeles 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 los angeles Península Ibérica hasta las puertas de Roma.
• En l. a. 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 l. a. realidad.

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Download E-books The Hundred Years' War: 1337-1453 (Essential Histories, Volume 19) PDF

By Anne Curry

There should be doubtless that army clash among France and England ruled ecu background within the fourteenth and 15th centuries. This conflict is of substantial curiosity either due to its period and the variety of theatres within which it was once fought. during this publication, Hundred Years' battle professional Dr Anne Curry unearths how the conflict can display a lot concerning the altering nature of battle: the increase of infantry and the death of the knight; the impression of elevated use of gunpowder and the impression of the wars on generations of individuals round it.

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Download E-books The Metropolitan Revolution: The Rise of Post-Urban America (The Columbia History of Urban Life) PDF

By Jon C. Teaford

In this soaking up background, Jon C. Teaford strains the dramatic evolution of yankee metropolitan lifestyles. on the finish of global warfare II, the towns of the Northeast and the Midwest have been bustling, racially and economically built-in components frequented through suburban and concrete dwellers alike. but considering that 1945, those towns became peripheral to the lives of so much american citizens. "Edge towns" at the moment are the dominant facilities of construction and intake in post-suburban the USA. characterised through sprawling freeways, company parks, and homogeneous department stores and procuring facilities, aspect towns have remodeled the city panorama of the USA.

Teaford surveys metropolitan parts from the Rust Belt to the sunlight Belt and how during which postwar social, racial, and cultural shifts contributed to the decline of the imperative urban as a hub of labor, purchasing, transportation, and leisure. He analyzes the consequences of city flight within the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, the following progress of the suburbs, and the influence of monetary crises and racial tensions. He then brings the dialogue into the current by way of exhibiting how the new wave of immigration from Latin the USA and Asia has additional altered metropolitan lifestyles and complex the black-white divide. accomplishing unique learn and interpretation, Teaford tells the tale of this attention-grabbing metamorphosis.

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