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The Early History of Rome

The Early History of Rome

  • Author: Livy
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141963077
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
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Livy (c. 59 BC-AD 17) dedicated most of his life to writing some 142 volumes of history, the first five of which comprise The Early History of Rome. With stylistic brilliance, he chronicles nearly 400 years of history, from the founding of Rome (traditionally dated to 757 BC) to the Gallic invasion in 386 BC - an era which witnessed the reign of seven kings, the establishment of the Republic, civil strife and brutal conflict. Bringing compelling characters to life, and re-presenting familiar tales - including the tragedy of Coriolanus and the story of Romulus and Remus - The Early History is a truly epic work, and a passionate warning that Rome should learn from its history.

The Early History of Rome

The Early History of Rome

Books I-V of The History of Rome from Its Foundation

  • Author: Livy
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • ISBN: 9780140441048
  • Category: History
  • Page: 424
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With stylistic brilliance and historical imagination, the first five books of Livy's monumental history of Rome record events from the foundation of Rome through the history of the seven kings, the establishment of the Republic and its internal struggles, up to Rome's recovery after the fierce Gallic invasion of the fourth century bc. Livy vividly depicts the great characters, legends, and tales, including the story of Romulus and Remus. Reprinting Robert Ogilvie's lucid 1971 introduction, this highly regarded edition now boasts a new preface, examining the text in light of recent Livy scholarship, informative maps, bibliography, and an index. Translated by Aubrey de Sélincourt with an introduction by Robert Ogilvie.

The History of Rome, Books 1-5

The History of Rome, Books 1-5

  • Author: Livy,Valerie M Warrior
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781603843812
  • Category:
  • Page: 496
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This edition features Valerie Warriors crisp, fluent translation of the first five books of Livys History; a general introduction to Livy and his work; extensive foot-of-the-page notes offering essential contextual information; a chronology of events; and three appendices offering additional insight into Livy and the History -- genealogies of the most prominent political figures in the early Republic, Livys relationship with Augustus, and Livys treatment of religion.

The Historians of Ancient Rome

The Historians of Ancient Rome

An Anthology of the Major Writings

  • Author: Ronald Mellor
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136222618
  • Category: History
  • Page: 616
  • View: 1915
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The Historians of Ancient Rome is the most comprehensive collection of ancient sources for Roman history available in a single English volume. After a general introduction on Roman historical writing, extensive passages from more than a dozen Greek and Roman historians and biographers trace the history of Rome over more than a thousand years: from the city’s foundation by Romulus in 753 B.C.E. (Livy) to Constantine’s edict of toleration for Christianity (313 C.E.) Selections include many of the high points of Rome’s climb to world domination: the defeat of Hannibal; the conquest of Greece and the eastern Mediterranean; the defeat of the Catilinarian conspirators; Caesar’s conquest of Gaul; Antony and Cleopatra; the establishment of the Empire by Caesar Augustus; and the "Roman Peace" under Hadrian and long excepts from Tacitus record the horrors of the reigns of Tiberius and Nero. The book is intended both for undergraduate courses in Roman history and for the general reader interested in approaching the Romans through the original historical sources. Hence, excerpts of Polybius, Livy, and Tacitus are extensive enough to be read with pleasure as an exciting narrative. Now in its third edition, changes to this thoroughly revised volume include a new timeline, translations of several key inscriptions such as the Twelve Tables, and additional readings. This is a book which no student of Roman history should be without.

Römische Geschichte, Band 5

Römische Geschichte, Band 5

  • Author: Theodor Mommsen
  • Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
  • ISBN: 3849694372
  • Category: History
  • Page: 520
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Mommsens berühmtestes Werk erschien von 1854 bis 1856 und schildert die Geschichte Roms bis zum Ende der römischen Republik und der Herrschaft Caesars, den Mommsen als genialen Staatsmann darstellte. Die politischen Auseinandersetzungen vor allem der späten Republik werden auch in der Terminologie mit den politischen Entwicklungen des 19. Jahrhunderts (Nationalstaat, Demokratie) verglichen. Das engagiert geschriebene Werk gilt als Klassiker der Geschichtsschreibung. Dies ist Band 5 und behandelt die Gründung der Militärmonarchie.

Where Is the Church?

Where Is the Church?

Martyrdom, Persecution, and Baptism in North Africa from the Second to the Fifth Century

  • Author: Ronald D. Burris
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630876364
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 166
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Where Is the Church? Martrydom, Persecution, and Baptism in North Africa is an overview of North African Christianity from the second to the fifth century. Beginning with the African martyrs, Ronald D. Burris investigates the idea of how church was defined in North African Christianity through the understanding of water baptism, martyrdom (baptism in blood), and key theological concepts such as origo or conscientia. In addition to baptism and ecclesiology, this work investigates the social, political, and economic issues that were germane to the shaping, hardening, and eventual condemnation of those beliefs as expressed by the North African Christians, called the Donatists. Morevoer, this work seeks to explain why so many North African Christians were drawn to that group. They were drawn to the Donatists because the latter more closely represented the tradition of the early African martyrs, Tertullian, and their beloved hero and martyr, Saint Cyprian.

Reading and Writing History from Bruni to Windschuttle

Reading and Writing History from Bruni to Windschuttle

Essays in Honour of Gary Ianziti

  • Author: Mr Christian Thorsten Callisen
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1472433343
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
  • View: 8486
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Featuring work by researchers in the fields of early modern studies, Italian studies, ecclesiastical history and historiography, this volume of essays adds to a rich corpus of literature on Renaissance and early modern historiography, bringing a unique approach to several of the problems currently facing the field. Essays fall into three categories: the tensions and challenges of writing history in Renaissance Italy; the importance of intellectual, philosophical and political contexts for the reading and writing of history in renaissance and early modern Europe; and the implications of genre for the reading and writing of history. By collecting essays that cut across a broad cross-section of the disciplines of history and historiography, the book is able to offer solutions, encourage discussion, and engage in ongoing debates that bear direct relevance for our understanding of the origins of modern historical practices. This approach also allows the contributors to engage with critical questions concerning the continued relevance of history for political and social life in the past and in the present.

The Future of Illusion

The Future of Illusion

Political Theology and Early Modern Texts

  • Author: Victoria Kahn
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022608390X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 256
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In recent years, the rise of fundamentalism and a related turn to religion in the humanities have led to a powerful resurgence of interest in the problem of political theology. In a critique of this contemporary fascination with the theological underpinnings of modern politics, Victoria Kahn proposes a return to secularism—whose origins she locates in the art, literature, and political theory of the early modern period—and argues in defense of literature and art as a force for secular liberal culture. Kahn draws on theorists such as Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss, Walter Benjamin, and Hannah Arendt and their readings of Shakespeare, Hobbes, Machiavelli, and Spinoza to illustrate that the dialogue between these modern and early modern figures can help us rethink the contemporary problem of political theology. Twentieth-century critics, she shows, saw the early modern period as a break from the older form of political theology that entailed the theological legitimization of the state. Rather, the period signaled a new emphasis on a secular notion of human agency and a new preoccupation with the ways art and fiction intersected the terrain of religion.

The Sociology of Religion

The Sociology of Religion

A Substantive and Transdisciplinary Approach

  • Author: George Lundskow
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press
  • ISBN: 1412937213
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 445
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Using a lively narrative, The Sociology of Religion is an insightful text that follows the logic of actual research, first investigating the facts of religion in all its great diversity, including its practices and beliefs, and then analyzing actual examples of religious developments using relevant conceptual frameworks. As a result, students actively engage in the discovery, learning, and analytical processes as they progress through the textùjust as a scholar pursues knowledge in the field and then applies theoretical constructs to interpret findings.This unique text is organized around essential topics and real-life issues and examines religion both as an object of sociological analysis as well as a device for seeking personal meaning in life. While primarily sociological in focus, the text incorporates relevant interdisciplinary scholarshipùthus teaching sociological perspectives on religion while introducing students to relevant research from other fields. Sidebar features and photographs of religious figures bring the text to life for readers.Key Features and Benefits:Uses substantive and truly contemporary real-life religious issues of current interest to engage the reader in a way few other texts doCombines theory with empirical examples drawn from the United States and around the world, emphasizing a critical and analytical perspective that encourages better understanding of the material presentedFeatures discussions of emergent religions, consumerism, and the link between religion, sports, and other forms of popular cultureDraws upon interdisciplinary literature, helping students appreciate the contributions of other disciplines while primarily developing an understanding of the sociology of religion InstructorÆs Resources on CD-ROM· InstructorÆs Resources on CD-ROM contains chapter outlines, summaries, multiple-choice questions, essay questions, and short answer questions as well as illustrations from the book. Contact Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243) to request a copy (6:00 a.m.û5:00 p.m., PST).Intended Audience: This core text is designed for upper-level undergraduate students of Sociology of Religion or Religion and Politics.

A History of the Middle East

A History of the Middle East

  • Author: Saul S. Friedman
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786451343
  • Category: History
  • Page: 353
  • View: 5822
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As the birthplace of three principal religions, the Middle East is holy to 15 million Jews, 2 billion Christians, and 1 billion Muslims. As the cradle of western civilization, it is fundamental to world history, the place where humans transformed themselves from nomadic hunters to settled farmers capable of building great cities and societies. This detailed history covers the Middle East from its ancient beginnings to the present. The confluence of events that produced civilized society is fully discussed, along with the establishment of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The emergence and decline of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, which laid much of the framework for the region to move into the modern era, is covered in depth. Analysis of the area in recent decades focuses on World War I and II and the regional conflicts that inflame the Middle East of the 21st century. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Rome and the Mediterranean 290 to 146 BC

Rome and the Mediterranean 290 to 146 BC

  • Author: Nathan Rosenstein
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748650814
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
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Nathan Rosenstein charts Rome's incredible journey and command of the Mediterranean over the course of the third and second centuries BC.

Die kürzeste Geschichte Deutschlands

Die kürzeste Geschichte Deutschlands

  • Author: James Hawes
  • Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
  • ISBN: 3843717389
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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Auf 250 Seiten einmal durch 2000 Jahre deutscher Geschichte: Überzeugend und souverän führt James Hawes von den alten Römern bis in die Gegenwart. Eine große Tour durch die Jahrhunderte, die in einer leidenschaftlichen Hommage an die Bundesrepublik endet. Der Sieg gegen die Römer im Teutoburger Wald, die barbarische Grausamkeit des Dreißigjährigen Kriegs, der Aufstieg des militaristischen Preußens im 18. Jahrhundert — wie Blitzlichter scheinen diese historischen Ereignisse in James Hawes’ fulminantem Parforceritt durch die deutsche Geschichte auf. Die alles beherrschende Frage, die sich wie ein roter Faden durch die Seiten zieht: Gehört das Herzstück Europas zum Westen oder zum Osten? Für Hawes ist klar, dass dieses Land zum Westen zählt. Die Bundesrepublik, so wie wir sie kennen, sieht er in der Tradition des wahren, historischen Deutschlands, dem Staatshörigkeit, puritanischer Eifer und narben gesichtiger Militarismus stets fremd waren. Hawes ist sich sicher: Deutschland ist heute »Europas größte Hoffnung«.

Cicero

Cicero

A Study in the Origins of Republican Philosophy

  • Author: Robert T. Radford
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042014671
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 142
  • View: 4660
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This book presents Cicero's natural law theory, including valuable definitions of the state, the ideal state, the ideal ruler, and the laws for the ideal state. Explanations are offered of the Greek sources of Cicero's republican philosophy, his influence on the Principate of Augustus, and his role in the development of modern political philosophy. As all the ages of the world have not produced a greater statesman and philosopher united than Cicero, his authority should have great weight (John Adams, 1787).

An Anthology of Byzantine Prose

An Anthology of Byzantine Prose

  • Author: Nigel G. Wilson
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110828510
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 154
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A History of the World

A History of the World

  • Author: Andrew Marr
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0230767532
  • Category: History
  • Page: 500
  • View: 7039
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Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean. He looks at cultures that have failed and vanished, as well as the origins of today’s superpowers, and finds surprising echoes and parallels across vast distances and epochs. This is a book about the great change-makers of history and their times, people such as Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, Galileo and Mao, but it is also a book about us. For ‘the better we understand how rulers lose touch with reality, or why revolutions produce dictators more often than they produce happiness, or why some parts of the world are richer than others, the easier it is to understand our own times.’ Fresh, exciting and vividly readable, this is popular history at its very best.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Author: Edward Gibbon
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • ISBN: 9780140437645
  • Category: History
  • Page: 795
  • View: 1675
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Spanning thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, DECLINE & FALL is one of the greatest narratives in European Literature. David Womersley's masterly selection and bridging commentary enables the readerto acquire a general sense of the progress and argument of the whole work and displays the full variety of Gibbon's achievement.

Der Gesellschaftsvertrag

Der Gesellschaftsvertrag

  • Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
  • ISBN: 3849679365
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 112
  • View: 599
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Der Gesellschaftsvertrag gilt als das Hauptwerk des Philosophen Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Es erschien erstmals 1762 in Amsterdam und wurde daraufhin in Frankreich, den Niederlanden, in Genf und Bern sofort verboten. Das Buch ist ein Schlüsselwerk der Aufklärungsphilosophie und ein großer Wegbereiter moderner Demokratie und Demokratietheorie.

The Status of Law in World Society

The Status of Law in World Society

Meditations on the Role and Rule of Law

  • Author: Friedrich Kratochwil
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139867814
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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Friedrich Kratochwil's book explores the role of law in the international arena and the key discourses surrounding it. It explains the increased importance of law for politics, from law-fare to the judicialization of politics, to human rights, and why traditional expectations of progress through law have led to disappointment. Providing an overview of the debates in legal theory, philosophy, international law and international organizations, Kratochwil reflects on the need to break down disciplinary boundaries and address important issues in both international relations and international law, including deformalization, fragmentation, the role of legal pluralism, the emergence of autonomous autopoietic systems and the appearance of non-territorial forms of empire. He argues that the pretensions of a positivist theory in social science and of positivism in law are inappropriate for understanding practical problems and formulates an approach for the analysis of praxis based on constructivism and pragmatism.

Rome and Italy

Rome and Italy

The History of Rome from Its Foundation

  • Author: Livy
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780140443882
  • Category: History
  • Page: 376
  • View: 2020
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Traces the history of Rome from its foundation, through its defeat by the Gauls, to its rise to predominance in 293 B.C