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A History Of The Roman Empire From Its Foundation To The Death Of Marcus Aurelius 27 (Classic Reprint) - 2852883217

129,99 zł

A History Of The Roman Empire From Its Foundation To The Death Of Marcus Aurelius 27 (Classic Reprint)

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Empire of Death - 2844160862

149,65 zł

Empire of Death Thames & Hudson

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

In this tour de force of original cultural history, Paul Koudounaris takes the reader on an unprecedented international tour of macabre and devotional architectural masterpieces in nearly 20 countries. This is the first book to bring together the worlds most important charnel sites, ranging from the crypts of the Capuchin monasteries in Italy and the skull-encrusted columns of the ossuary in Évora in Portugal, to the strange tomb of a 1960s wealthy Peruvian nobleman decorated with the exhumed skeletons of his Spanish ancestors. Illustrated with specially taken photographs of sites rarely open to the public and forgotten archive images of others long destroyed, this mesmerising, shocking and deeply moving book is an essential memento mori for our modern age.


Marcus Aurelius - 2826715612

99,98 zł

Marcus Aurelius BODLEY HEAD

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Marcus Aurelius - the last of Rome's 'five good emperors' - is the one great figure of antiquity who still speaks to us today, nearly 2,000 years after his death. We may thrill to the exploits of Alexander the Great, Hannibal or Julius Caesar but the only voice from the Greco-Roman world that still seems to have contemporary relevance is that of the man who ruled the Roman Empire from 161 to 180 AD. Singled out by Hadrian as a future emperor Marcus was educated by some of the greatest scholars of his day. His correspondence with his Latin teacher Fronto provides many insights into his emerging character and his growing interest in philosophy. When he assumed the throne he issued numerous reforms favouring the less privileged, while the status of Christians remained unchanged: they were legally punishable and were subject to persecution. Marcus fought the Parthians in the East, the German tribes in the North but finally succumbed to a plague which, for much of his reign, swept through the Empire. His Meditations, written while he was campaigning between 170 and 180, has been called the 'gospel of his life' and compared by John Stuart Mill to the Sermon on the Mount. A guide to how we should live, it holds out the prospect of spirituality for atheists, happiness without heaven, and morality without religion. It remains one of the most widely-read books from the Classical world. Marcus' reign foreshadowed the eventual decline and fall of the Roman Empire, though his life itself represents the fulfilment of Plato's famous dictum that mankind will prosper only when philosophers are rulers and rulers philosophers. Marcus Aurelius, based on all available original sources as well as secondary scholarship in five languages, promises to be the definitive and most vivid biography to date of this monumental historical figure.


Marcus Aurelius - 2826638026

64,81 zł

Marcus Aurelius Vintage

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Marcus Aurelius is the one great figure of antiquity who still speaks to us today, nearly 2,000 years after his death. A philosopher as well as an emperor, his was an extraordinary reign. He proved himself a great leader, protecting the Empire from Germans in the North and fighting the Parthians in the East, and his Meditations - compared by John Stuart Mill to the Sermon on the Mount - remains one of the most widely-read Classical books. Impeccably researched and vividly told, Frank McLynn's Marcus Aurelius is the definitive biography of a monumental historical figure.


History of the Ptolemaic Empire - 2826630720

152,42 zł

History of the Ptolemaic Empire ROUTLEDGE

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This book covers three centuries from the invasion of Egypt by Alexander the Great to the death of Cleopatra vii. It is a comprehensive survey of the political history of the period and will be a basic resource for students of this period.


History of the Later Roman Empire, AD 284 641 - 2826747400

199,48 zł

History of the Later Roman Empire, AD 284 641 Wiley-Blackwell

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The Second Edition of A History of the Later Roman Empire features extensive revisions and updates to the highly-acclaimed, sweeping historical survey of the Roman Empire from the accession of Diocletian in AD 284 to the death of Heraclius in 641. Features a revised narrative of the political history that shaped the late Roman Empire Includes extensive changes to the chapters on regional history, especially those relating to Asia Minor and Egypt Offers a renewed evaluation of the decline of the empire in the later sixth and seventh centuries Places a larger emphasis on the military deficiencies, collapse of state finances, and role of bubonic plague throughout the Europe in Rome's decline Includes systematic updates to the bibliography


History of the Later Roman Empire, AD 284 641 - 2853796844

763,56 zł

History of the Later Roman Empire, AD 284 641 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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This book presents a historical study of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity from the accession of the emperor Diocletian 284 to the death of the emperor Heraclius in 641.* The only modern study to cover the western and eastern empire and the entire period from 284 to 641 in a single volume* A bibliographical survey supports further study and research* Includes chronological tables, maps, and charts of important information help to orient the reader* Discusses the upheaval and change caused by the spread of Christianity and the barbarian invasions of the Huns, Goths and Franks* Contains thematic coverage of the politics, religion, economy and society of the late Roman state* Gives a full narrative of political and military events* Discusses the sources for the period


Marcus Agrippa - 2826825465

123,60 zł

Marcus Agrippa PEN & SWORD BOOKS

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Marcus Agrippa was a key factor in the rise of Augustus and the transition from Republic to Empire. This is the first accessible, full-length study of this significant figure for over 75 years and 2014 sees the 2,000th anniversary of the death of Augustus.


Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire - 2834684735

39,90 zł

Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire PHOENIX

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DANGEROUS DAYS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE is the first in a new adult series by Terry Deary, the author of the hugely bestselling Horrible Histories, popular among children for their disgusting details, gory information and sharp wit, and among adults for engaging children (and themselves) with history. The Romans have long been held up as one of the first 'civilised' societies, and yet in fact they were capable of immense cruelty. Not only that, but they made the killing of humans into a sport. The spoiled emperors were the perpetrators (and sometimes the victims) of some imaginative murders. DANGEROUS DAYS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE will include some of the violent ways to visit the Elysian Fields (i.e. death) including: animal attack in the Coliseum; being thrown from the Tarpeian Rock - 370 deserters in 214 AD alone (or if the emperor didn't like your poetry); by volcanic eruption from Vesuvius; by kicking (Nero's fatal quarrel with the Empress Poppea); from poison mushrooms (Claudius); by great fires; torturous tarring; flogging to death; boiling lead (the invention of 'kind' Emperor Constantine); or being skinned alive by invading barbarians. DANGEROUS DAYS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE looks at the back-story leading up to the victims' deaths, and in doing so gives the general reader a concise history of a frequently misunderstood era.


Fall of the Roman Empire - 2834690938

92,49 zł

Fall of the Roman Empire INGRAM INTERNATIONAL

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The death of the Roman Empire is one of the perennial mysteries of world history. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Peter Heather proposes a stunning new solution: Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors Rome called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling an Empire that had dominated their lives for so long. A leading authority on the late Roman Empire and on the barbarians, Heather relates the extraordinary story of how Europe's barbarians, transformed by centuries of contact with Rome on every possible level, eventually pulled the empire apart. He shows first how the Huns overturned the existing strategic balance of power on Rome's European frontiers, to force the Goths and others to seek refuge inside the Empire. This prompted two generations of struggle, during which new barbarian coalitions, formed in response to Roman hostility, brought the Roman west to its knees. The Goths first destroyed a Roman army at the battle of Hadrianople in 378, and went on to sack Rome in 410. The Vandals spread devastation in Gaul and Spain, before conquering North Africa, the breadbasket of the Western Empire, in 439. We then meet Attila the Hun, whose reign of terror swept from Constantinople to Paris, but whose death in 453 ironically precipitated a final desperate phase of Roman collapse, culminating in the Vandals' defeat of the massive Byzantine Armada: the west's last chance for survival. Peter Heather convincingly argues that the Roman Empire was not on the brink of social or moral collapse. What brought it to an end were the barbarians.


Roads and Bridges of the Roman Empire - 2826766227

282,85 zł

Roads and Bridges of the Roman Empire Edition Axel Menges

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As a civil engineer with leading German construction companies, Horst Barow has built highways and bridges in many parts of the world. He was aware of the importance infrastructure has for the development of a region and he knew how important efficient ad-ministration is to achieve public works. During vacations he liked to visit the Mediterranean countries with his wife and he was amazed by the vestiges of the Roman Empire, not the least of them being roads and bridges. In many cases they still carry modern traffic after 2000 years. He wondered, how much will remain of todays constructions after two millennia?§Thus Barow decided to make the study of Roman roads and bridges his special interest, and through many years he systematically collected material and surveyed bridges on the spot. Having retired, he studied history, with emphasis on the Roman period. His untimely death in 2010 left his wife with a great work in pro-gress and it is thanks to the publisher that this book has been realized. Friedrich Ragette, an architect who taught history of architecture and engineering for many years, was entrusted with editing the material and translating it from German into English. §The book covers all aspects of road and bridge construction in the Roman Empire, from commissioning, planning and design to contracting and execution. Technical details include surveying, ma-terials, tools and implements. The Roman road network is shown with Latin place names; principles and types of construction are explained. The core of the work deals with bridge construction: design criteria, structural systems, foundations and abutments are dealt with in detail. Particular attractive are five dozens of case studies, presenting individual bridges, which were reviewed by the author on site. Countless illustrations, mostly in color, enliven the book. Bibliography and glossary complete the work.


Empire: An Epic Novel of Ancient Rome - 1059547615

38,36 zł

Empire: An Epic Novel of Ancient Rome Constable & Robinson

Książki -> Literatura obcojęzyczna -> Literatura angielska (English literature)

In the international bestseller "Roma", Steven Saylor told the story of thefirst thousand years of Rome by following the descendants of a singlebloodline. Now, in "Empire", Saylor charts the destinies of five moregenerations of the Pinarius family, from the reign of the first emperor,Augustus, to the glorious height of Rome's empire under Hadrian. Throughthe eyes of the Pinarii, we witness the machinations of Tiberius, themadness of Caligula, the cruel escapades of Nero, and the chaos of the Yearof Four Emperors in 69 A.D. The deadly paranoia of Domitian is followed bythe Golden Age of Trajan and Hadrianobut even the most enlightened emperorswield the power to inflict death and destruction on a whim. "Empire" isstrewn with spectacular scenes, including the Great Fire of 64 A.D. thatravaged the city, Nero's terrifying persecution of the Christians, and themind-blowing opening games of the Colosseum. But at the novel's heart arethe wrenching choices and seductive temptations faced by each newgeneration of the Pinarii. One unwittingly becomes the sexual plaything ofthe notorious Messalina. One enters into a clandestine affair with a Vestalvirgin. One falls under the charismatic spell of Nero, while another isdrawn into the strange new cult of those who deny the gods and callthemselves Christians. However diverse their destinies and desires, all thePinarii are united by one thing: the mysterious golden talisman called thefascinum handed down from a time before Rome existed. As it passes fromgeneration to generation, the fascinum seems to exercise a power not onlyover those who wear it, but over the very fate of the empire. Praise forSteven Saylor: "Saylor expertly weaves the true history of Rome with thelives and loves of its fictional citizens." ("Daily Express"). "Saylor'sscholarship is breathtaking and his writing enthrals". (Ruth Rendell)."With the scalpel-like deftness of a Hollywood director, Saylor puts hisfinger on the very essence of Roman history." (Times Literary Supplement)."Readers will find his work wonderfully (and gracefully) researched...thisis entertainment of the first order." ("Washington Post").


Failure of Empire - 2836770916

169,03 zł

Failure of Empire University of California Press

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Failure of Empire is the first comprehensive biography of the Roman emperor Valens and his troubled reign (A.D. 364-78). Valens will always be remembered for his spectacular defeat and death at the hands of the Goths in the Battle of Adrianople. This singular misfortune won him a front-row seat among history's great losers. By the time he was killed, his empire had been coming unglued for several years: the Goths had overrun the Balkans; Persians, Isaurians, and Saracens were threatening the east; the economy was in disarray; and pagans and Christians alike had been exiled, tortured, and executed in his religious persecutions. Valens had not, however, entirely failed in his job as emperor. He was an admirable administrator, a committed defender of the frontiers, and a ruler who showed remarkable sympathy for the needs of his subjects. In lively style and rich detail, Lenski incorporates a broad range of new material, from archaeology to Gothic and Armenian sources, in a study that illuminates the social, cultural, religious, economic, administrative, and military complexities of Valens' realm. Failure of Empire offers a nuanced reconsideration of Valens the man and shows both how he applied his strengths to meet the expectations of his world and how he ultimately failed in his efforts to match limited capacities to limitless demands.


Death in Every Paragraph - 2835284686

72,46 zł

Death in Every Paragraph Quinnipiac University Press

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Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University publishes Famine Folios, a unique resource for students, scholars and researchers, as well as general readers, covering many aspects of the Famine in Ireland from 1845-1852 - the worst demographic catastrophe of nineteenth-century Europe. The essays are interdisciplinary in nature, and make available new research in Famine studies by internationally established scholars in history, art history, cultural theory, philosophy, media history, political economy, literature and music. Had the Great Famine not occurred, newspapers would still have gone through massive changes in the nineteenth century, precipitated by industrialization and urbanisation. But the Famine did take place, and the ways Irish journalists found to tell the story of unprecedented horror conditioned the evolution of journalism, not alone in Ireland, but abroad. The scale and complexity of the catastrophe forced journalists to find new ways of reporting news, to develop new techniques of interrogation, including the narration of the stories of ordinary people, rather than just reporting the speeches of important men. Whatever the political perspective of the journalist, the ideologies of his readers had to be taken into account, requiring him to develop new writing skills - forensic, contextual and emotional - that explained the Famine to the rest of the world. The stories that appeared in local Irish newspapers were often reprinted not only in the newspapers of Dublin, but London and other major cities, as far as America and Australia. It was the work of journalists that attracted other journalists from around the world who wanted to see for themselves how such a calamity could take place so close to the centre of the world's greatest empire. The Great Irish Famine was the worst humanitarian disaster of the nineteenth century and how it was reported by the press established many of the norms of disaster coverage to this day.


Liberty Or Death - 2834146172

64,81 zł

Liberty Or Death Penguin

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"Liberty or Death" is Patrick French's vivid and surprising account of the chaotic final years of colonial rule in India, acclaimed as the definitive book on this subject. At midnight on 14 August 1947, Great Britain's 350-year-old Indian Empire was broken into three pieces. The greatest mass migration in history began, as Muslims fled north and Hindus fled south, and Britain's role as an imperial power came to an end. Journeying across India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, Patrick French brings to life a cast of characters including spies, idealists, freedom fighters and politicians from Winston Churchill to Mahatma Gandhi. The result is a compelling story of deal-making, missed opportunities, hope and tragedy. "A fine, lucid book...vividly drawn with novel-like touches". ("Hanif Kureshi"). "Extraordinarily able and nuanced...a brilliant book on an important subject...French is the most impressive Western historian of modern India currently at work". ("Herald"). "Beautifully written". ("Sunday Times"). "French is a natural storyteller...a delightful tale of intrigue, ham-handedness and just plain blundering". ("India Today"). Patrick French is the author of "India: A Portrait", "Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer", which won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Royal Society of Literature W. H. Heinemann Prize, "Tibet", "Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land", "The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul", which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Hawthornden Prize.


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