Rois et Reines de France

By Bernard Phan

Après plus de deux siècles de république, les noms des souverains français continuent à hanter nos mémoires comme notre imaginaire. De Clovis à Napoléon, de Charlemagne à Louis XIV, Bernard Phan dresse un portrait haut en couleurs des rois qui ont fait los angeles France, dans sa géographie comme dans son histoire. Chacun à sa façon, avec plus ou moins de panache et de succès, a en effet contribué à façonner le territoire, l. a. monarchie, parfois l’empire, français. C’est cette development qui est ici commentée pas à pas, règne après règne, guerre après guerre. Tous les rois, mais aussi les reines, lorsqu’elles ont european un rôle politique, sont répertoriés, leur règne analysé et leur expertise à exercer le pouvoir, à l’étendre ou à le conserver jaugé et jugé. C’est une histoire de France à travers ses souverains qui est ainsi dessinée, avec à l’appui cartes et arbres généalogiques des différentes dynasties.Un consultant pour ne plus jamais visiter Versailles, Fontainebleau ou les châteaux de los angeles Loire en ignorant tout de ceux qui y ont vécu.

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Breve historia de las ciudades del mundo clásico

Metrópolis autenticas, casi siempre desconocidas, desde las que se gestionaron los mayores imperios de los angeles antigüedad. Existen pocos trabajos que nos enseñen cómo eran las grandes metrópolis del mundo antiguo, y muchos menos que nos las recreen y que nos den una imagen overall que englobe el urbanismo, los angeles arquitectura, el arte, l. a. política o los angeles religión. Breve Historia de las Ciudades del Mundo Antiguo viene a aclarar todos los mitos que se han ido creando alrededor de estas metrópolis y que han ido oscureciendo los angeles majestuosidad y l. a. inmensidad de estos colosos asentados en los márgenes de los ríos.

Ángel Luis Vera acomete l. a. tarea de levantar ante nuestros ojos, de nuevo, los Jardines Colgantes de Babilonia, el Gran Templo de Jerusalén del que sólo se conserva el muro de las Lamentaciones o l. a. faraónica Tebas que albergaba el templo de Luxor. Utilizando, para recrear su magnitud y su vida, un método que aúna superficie y densidad de población, el autor consigue que seamos capaces de comprender los angeles inmensidad de estas ciudades. Veremos en Breve Historia de las Ciudades del Mundo Antiguo las ciudades más pobladas de l. a. antigüedad: Ur que llegó a tener 250.000 habitantes y fue abandonada en el 2.000 A.C., l. a. Babilonia de Hamurabi y Nabucodonosor con los Jardines Colgantes y l. a. Torre de Babel, l. a. Tebas de los faraones o Cartago que llegó a tener en su época de esplendor entre 500.000 y 700.000 habitantes. Todas ellas recreadas con un método multidisciplinar que nos presenta no sólo su distribución, sino su historia, las personalidades que las gobernaron y su destrucción violenta en los angeles mayoría de los casos.

Una guía imprescindible que ayuda a conocer de primera mano cómo estas metrópolis se abastecían, se defendían de los enemigos o se extendían para albergar a más ciudadanos. Ejemplos de pluralidad y de majestuosidad, las ciudades del mundo antiguo prefiguran las grandes capitales de l. a. actualidad.

Please word: This audiobook is in Spanish.

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The Hammer and the Cross: A New History of the Vikings

By Robert Ferguson

For these residing outdoor Scandinavia, the Viking Age successfully begun in 793 with an assault at the monastery at Lindisfarne. The assault on Lindisfarne used to be a traditionally violent harbinger of what used to be in shop for Britain and masses of Europe from the Vikings for the subsequent three hundred years, till the ultimate destruction of the heathen temple to the Norse gods at Uppsala round 1090. Robert Ferguson is a convinced consultant throughout what he calls 'the treacherous marches which divide legend from truth in Viking Age history'. His lengthy familiarity with the literary tradition of Scandinavia - the eddas, the poetry of the skalds and the sagas - is mixed with the most recent archaeological discoveries and the facts of picture-stones, runes, ships and items scattered in all places northern Europe, to take advantage of convincing sleek portrait of the Viking Age in any language. "The Hammer and the Cross" levels from Scandinavia itself to Kievan Rus and Byzantium within the east, to Iceland, Greenland and the north American settlements within the west. past its geographical limitations, the ebook takes us on a trip to a misty sector inhabited via Hallfred the problematic Poet, Harald Bluetooth, Ragnar Hairy-Breeches, Ivar the Boneless and Eyvind the Plagiarist, during which literature, historical past and delusion dissolve into each other.

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Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution

By Joel Richard Paul

Silas Deane, a Connecticut service provider and member of the Continental Congress, went to France to cajole the king to help the colonists of their fight with Britain. Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais used to be a playwright who had entry to the hands and ammunition that Deane wanted. And the Chevalier d'Éon was once a diplomat and someday secret agent for the French king who ignited a quandary that persuaded the French to arm the americans. this is often the genuine tale of ways 3 notable humans lied, cheated, stole, and cross-dressed throughout Europe to achieve France's relief because the battle of yank Independence hung within the stability.

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The Basic Environmental History (Environmental History, Volume 4)

This e-book is an introductory device to the most issues of environmental background, illustrating its improvement over the years, methodological implications, effects completed and people nonetheless below dialogue. however the overriding aspiration is to teach that the doubts, equipment and information elaborated via environmental heritage have a heuristic worth that's faraway from negligible accurately in its angle to the main consolidated significant historiography. hence, this booklet offers an summary of environmental heritage because it is a vital part of the fundamental wisdom of worldwide heritage. even as, it introduces particular features that are invaluable either for somebody eager to deepen his/her stories of environmental historiography and for these attracted to one of many many disciplinary parts – from rural background to city heritage, from the background of know-how to the historical past of public wellbeing and fitness, and so forth. with which environmental heritage develops a discussion.

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Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization

In this provocative, wide-ranging e-book, Richard Manning deals a dramatically revisionist view of contemporary human evolution, starting with the titanic raise in mind dimension that set us except our primate kinfolk and taken an accompanying bring up in our desire for nourishment. For 290,000 years, we controlled to fulfill that want as hunter-gatherers, a kingdom during which Manning believes we have been at our such a lot human: at our smartest, most powerful, such a lot sensually alive. yet our reliance on nutrition made a safe offer deeply appealing, and finally we embarked upon the rural test that has been the background of our previous 10,000 years.

The evolutionary highway is suffering from failed experiments, even though, and Manning means that agriculture as we have now practiced it runs opposed to either our grain and nature's. Drawing at the paintings of anthropologists, biologists, archaeologists, and philosophers, together with his personal travels, he argues that not just our ecological ills-overpopulation, erosion, pollution-but our social and emotional malaise are rooted within the devil's cut price we made in our not-so-distant previous. And he deals own, feasible methods we would re-contour the trail we now have taken to resurrect what's so much sustainable and maintaining in our personal nature and the planet's.

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The Indian Mutiny (Men-At-Arms Series, 67)

By Christopher Wilkinson-Latham

On April twenty fourth, 1855, Colonel Carmichael Smyth held a parade of the 90 skirmishers of the third mild Cavalry of the Bengal military at Meerut, a few 30 miles from Delhi. The disastrous occasions that sparked a nearly wholesale mutiny of the Honourable East India Company's Bengal local military. Had the consequent rebellion succeeded, it'll have threatened the validity of the full British Empire. because it was once, the Mutiny witnessed numerous tragic and bloody occasions, from the unique incident in Meerut to the frightening siege of Cawnpore. Christopher Wilikinson-Latham information the heritage of the clash, from its beginnings to final answer.

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The West without Water: What Past Floods, Droughts, and Other Climatic Clues Tell Us about Tomorrow

By B. Lynn Ingram, Frances Malamud-Roam

The West with out Water files the tumultuous weather of the yankee West over twenty millennia, with stories of previous droughts and deluges and predictions in regards to the affects of destiny weather switch on water assets. taking a look at the region’s present water problem from the point of view of its weather background, the authors ask the significant query of what's “normal” weather for the West, and no matter if the really benign weather of the previous century will proceed into the future.

The West with out Water merges weather and paleoclimate learn from a large choice of assets because it introduces readers to key discoveries in cracking the secrets and techniques of the region’s climatic prior. It demonstrates that prolonged droughts and catastrophic floods have plagued the West with regularity over the last millennia and recounts the main disastrous flood within the historical past of California and the West, which happened in 1861–62. The authors convey that, whereas the West can have quickly buffered itself from such harsh climatic swings via growing man made environments and human landscapes, our sleek civilization will be ill-prepared for the longer term weather adjustments which are estimated to beset the sector. They warn that it's time to face the realities of the prior and get ready for a destiny during which clean water might be much less reliable.

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The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 4: 1800-1945

Quantity four of The Oxford background of ancient Writing deals essays via best students at the writing of heritage globally from 1800 to 1945. Divided into 4 elements, it first covers the increase, consolidation, and trouble of eu ancient proposal, and the professionalization and institutionalization of historical past. The chapters partially II study how old scholarship attached to varied ecu nationwide traditions. half III considers the old writing of Europe's 'Offspring': the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, and Spanish South the United States. The concluding half is dedicated to histories of non-European cultural traditions: China, Japan, India, South East Asia, Turkey, the Arab international, and Sub-Saharan Africa. this can be the fourth of 5 volumes in a sequence that explores representations of the previous from the start of writing to the current day, and from world wide. This quantity goals instantly to supply an authoritative survey of the sphere, and particularly to impress cross-cultural comparisons.

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Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust

By Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

This groundbreaking overseas bestseller lays to leisure many myths concerning the Holocaust: that Germans have been blind to the mass destruction of Jews, that the killers have been all SS males, and that those that slaughtered Jews did so reluctantly. Hitler's prepared Executioners offers conclusive proof that the extermination of ecu Jewry engaged the energies and exuberance of tens of hundreds of thousands of normal Germans. Goldhagen reconstructs the weather of "eliminationist anti-Semitism" that made Hitler's pursuit of his genocidal targets attainable and the unconventional persecution of the Jews through the Thirties renowned. Drawing on a wealth of unused archival fabrics, largely the testimony of the killers themselves, Goldhagen takes us into the killing fields the place Germans voluntarily hunted Jews like animals, tortured them wantonly, after which posed cheerfully for snapshots with their sufferers. From cellular killing devices, to the camps, to the loss of life marches, Goldhagen exhibits how traditional Germans, nurtured in a society the place Jews have been noticeable as unalterable evil and unsafe, willingly their ideals to their logical conclusion.

"Hitler's prepared Executioner's is an unique, certainly exceptional contribution to the...literature at the Holocaust."--New York evaluation of Books

"The most crucial ebook ever released concerning the Holocaust...Eloquently written, meticulously documented, impassioned...A version of ethical and scholarly integrity."--Philadelphia Inquirer

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