Download The Black Death in Egypt and England: A Comparative Study by Stuart J. Borsch PDF

By Stuart J. Borsch

Throughout the fourteenth century AD/eighth century H, waves of plague swept out of significant Asia and decimated populations from China to Iceland. So devastating was once the Black dying around the previous global that a few historians have in comparison its results to these of a nuclear holocaust. As international locations started to get over the plague in the course of the following century, sharp contrasts arose among the East, the place societies slumped into long term monetary and social decline, and the West, the place technological and social innovation set the degree for Europe's dominance into the 20 th century. Why have been there such contrary results from a similar catastrophic event?

In distinction to prior reports that experience appeared to changes among Islam and Christianity for the answer to the puzzle, this pioneering paintings proposes country's process of landholding essentially decided how effectively it recovered from the calamity of the Black loss of life. Stuart Borsch compares the categorical circumstances of Egypt and England, international locations whose economies have been dependent in agriculture and whose pre-plague degrees of overall and agrarian gross household product have been approximately identical. venture a radical research of medieval fiscal facts, he cogently explains why Egypt's centralized and concrete landholding approach used to be not able to conform to large depopulation, whereas England's localized and rural landholding process had absolutely recovered by way of the yr 1500.

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Download Leben der byzantinischen Kaiser (976-1075): Chronographia by Michael Psellos,Diether Roderich Reinsch,Ljuba H. PDF

By Michael Psellos,Diether Roderich Reinsch,Ljuba H. Reinsch-Werner

Die „Chronographia“ des Michael Psellos (der Titel stammt nicht vom Autor selbst) ist ein herausragendes Werk der byzantinischen historiographischen Literatur. Es wurde im dritten Viertel des eleven. Jahrhunderts in Konstantinopel verfasst und bietet nicht nur eine allgemeine Darstellung der Zeit zwischen 986 und 1075 mit dem Schwerpunkt auf der Charakterisierung der in diesem Zeitraum regierenden Kaiser und Kaiserinnen, sondern gibt vielfältige Einblicke auch in das eigene Denken des Autors und in seine Rolle als kaiserlicher Berater und als individual in ihrem intellektuellen Umfeld. Es dient auch als Rechtfertigungsschrift für sein eigenes Agieren auf der politischen und weltanschaulichen Bühne der Zeit in einem komplizierten sozialen Netz am und um den Kaiserhof.
Das Werk ist seit 1926 in alle wichtigen und auch kleinere moderne europäische Sprachen übersetzt worden, hier jedoch zum ersten Mal ins Deutsche. Die Übersetzung und der beigegebene griechische textual content beruhen auf der neuen kritischen Ausgabe des Originaltextes, die gleichzeitig in der Reihe Millennium-Studien erscheint. Für diese Neuausgabe wurden der codex unicus und das in einer zweiten Handschrift erhaltene Fragment neu kollationiert sowie die gesamte philologische Beschäftigung mit dem sehr korrupten textual content seit der Erstausgabe von 1874 aufgearbeitet und in einem textkritischen Kommentar ausgewertet.

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Download Sourcebook for Ancient Mesopotamian Medicine (Writings from by JoAnn Scurlock PDF

By JoAnn Scurlock

An introductory advisor for students and scholars of the traditional close to East and the heritage of medicine

In this assortment JoAnn Scurlock assembles and interprets clinical texts that supplied directions for historical medical professionals and pharmacists. Scurlock unpacks the tough, technical vocabulary that describes symptoms in addition to approaches and vegetation utilized in remedies. This attention-grabbing fabric shines gentle at the improvement of drugs within the old close to East, but those drugs have been basically inaccessible to an individual with out an services in cuneiform. Scurlock’s paintings fills this hole by means of delivering a key source for instructing and research.


  • Accessible translations and transliterations for either experts and non-specialists
  • Texts contain a variety of old classes and areas
  • Therapeutic, pharmacological, and diagnostic texts

JoAnn Scurlock (Ph.D., collage of Chicago, 1988) is the writer of Magico-Medical technique of Treating Ghost-Induced health problems in old Mesopotamia (Brill), the co-author of Diagnoses in Assyrian and Babylonian drugs: historical assets, Translations, and smooth clinical Analyses (University of Illinois Press), and the co-editor of Creation and Chaos: A Reconsideration of Hermann Gunkel’s Chaoskampf Hypothesis (Eisenbrauns).

"Scurlock has masterfully assembled a compendium of cuneiform texts from Mesopotamia and unfolded the unusual and interesting international of historic Mesopotamian medication to new audiences." William L. Kelly, The Expository Times 127.12

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Download Der Koloss von Rhodos: Archäologie, Herstellung und by Ursula Vedder PDF

By Ursula Vedder

Die größte Statue der griechischen Antike warfare mit einer Höhe von 70 Ellen (ca. 30–35 m) der Koloss von Rhodos. Nicht zuletzt deshalb wurde er schon damals zu den Sieben Weltwundern gezählt. guy bewunderte auch seine technisch aufwändige Herstellung aus gegossener Bronze. Reste davon haben sich nicht erhalten.
Als Weihgeschenk hat er von 282–227 v. Chr. im Helios-Heiligtum gestanden, zu dessen Lage es bisher nur Vermutungen gab. Neu ist der Vorschlag, es mit dem großen Heiligtum oberhalb der Stadion-Terrasse auf der Akropolis von Rhodos zu identifizieren, bekannt als „Heiligtum des Apollon Pythios". Dort existiert eine Ruine, die als leisure von Werkstatt und foundation der Statue in Frage kommt. Danach müssen wir uns den Koloss weithin sichtbar über den Dächern der Stadt vorstellen.

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Download 30-Second Ancient Rome: The 50 Most Important Achievments of by Dr. Matthew Nichols PDF

By Dr. Matthew Nichols

You understand that Rome wasn’t inbuilt an afternoon, yet simply how did a cluster of small hilltop villages extend to turn into one of many maximum empires in history?

Why did Romulus kill his brother Remus? How was once a legion equipped? Did humans particularly converse Latin? What leisure may well you notice on the Colosseum? And what used to be lifestyle like for a Roman citizen?

This ebook takes a singular method of answering most of these questions and extra. 30-Second historic Rome provides a distinct perception into probably the most brilliantly ruled societies, the place army may well and expansive empire cleared the path for technological advances that contributed to shaping our glossy life. From aqueducts to sewers, from mosaics to scientific diagnoses, this is often the straightest highway towards figuring out the 50 key thoughts and ideas that constructed and outlined one of many world’s nice civilisations.

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Download Roman Wives, Roman Widows: The Appearance of New Women and by Bruce W. Winter PDF

By Bruce W. Winter

In Roman legislations you have been what you wore. This felony precept turned hugely major simply because, starting within the first century A.D., a "new" type of girl emerged around the Roman empire 'a girl whose provocative costume and infrequently promiscuous way of life contrasted starkly with the decorum of the normal married girl. What a lady selected to put on got here to spot her as both "new" or "modest". Augustus legislated opposed to the "new" lady. Philosophical faculties inspired their fans to prevent embracing her lifestyle. And, as this attention-grabbing publication demonstrates for the 1st time, the presence of the "new" lady used to be additionally felt within the early church, the place Christian better halves and widows have been exhorted to emulate neither her gown code nor her behavior. utilizing his vast wisdom either one of the Graeco-Roman global and of the hot testomony writings, Bruce iciness exhibits how altering social mores between ladies impacted the Pauline groups. This is helping to give an explanation for the arguable texts on marriage veils in 1 Corinthians, directions in 1 Timothy relating to costume code and the actions of younger widows, and exhortations in Titus for older girls to name new other halves "back to their senses" relating to their marriage and relations obligations. in response to a detailed research of overlooked literary and archaeological facts, "Roman better halves, Roman Widows" makes groundbreaking contributions to our figuring out of first-century girls, together with their participation in public lifestyles as attorneys, magistrates, and political figures, which in flip affected women's ministry within the Pauline communities.

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Download The Romans: From Village to Empire by Mary T. Boatwright,Daniel J. Gargola,Richard J. A. Talbert PDF

By Mary T. Boatwright,Daniel J. Gargola,Richard J. A. Talbert

How did a unmarried village group within the Italian peninsula finally turn into the most strong imperial powers the global has ever recognized? within the Romans: From Village to Empire, Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel Gargola, and Richard J.A. Talbert discover this question as they consultant readers via a complete sweep of Roman background, starting from the prehistoric settlements to the age of Constantine.

Vividly written and obtainable, The Romans strains Rome's extraordinary evolution from village, to monarchy, to republic, and finally to one-man rule by way of an emperor whose energy at its top stretched from Scotland to Iraq and the Nile Valley. Firmly grounded in historical literary and fabric resources, the publication describes and analyzes significant political and army landmarks, from the Punic Wars, to Caesar's conquest of Gaul and his crossing of the Rubicon, to the victory of Octavian over Mark Antony, and to Constantine's adoption of Christianity. It additionally introduces such appealing participants as Hannibal, Mithridates, Pompey, Cicero, Cleopatra, Augustus, Livia, Nero, Marcus Aurelius, and Shapur. The authors conceal concerns that also confront smooth states around the world, together with struggle, empire development, consensus forging, and political fragmentation. They additionally combine glimpses of many points of daily Roman lifestyles and perspective--such because the position of girls, literature, leisure, town-planning, portraiture, and religion--demonstrating how Rome's progress as a nation is inseparable from its social and cultural development.

perfect for classes in Roman background and Roman civilization, The Romans is better by means of nearly a hundred illustrations, greater than 30 maps (most produced through the traditional global Mapping Center), and 22 textual extracts that offer interesting cultural observations made by means of historic Romans themselves.

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Download Principles of Archaeological Stratigraphy by Edward C. Harris PDF

By Edward C. Harris

This e-book is the one textual content dedicated solely to archaeological stratigraphy, a subject matter of primary significance to so much stories in archaeology. the 1st variation seemed in 1979 as a result invention, via the writer, of the Harris Matrix--a strategy for studying and providing the stratigraphic sequences of archaeological websites. the strategy is now conventional in archaeology everywhere in the world.

The establishing chapters of this variation talk about the ancient improvement of the tips of archaeological stratigraphy. The important chapters learn the legislation and uncomplicated innovations of the topic, and the previous couple of chapters examine equipment of recording stratification, developing stratigraphic sequences, and the research of stratification and artifacts.

The ultimate bankruptcy, that is by way of a thesaurus of stratigraphic phrases, offers an overview of a contemporary approach for recording stratification on archaeological websites. This e-book is written in an easy type compatible for the scholar or novice. the unconventional principles set out also needs to provide the pro archaeologist nutrients for thought.

  • Covers a uncomplicated precept of all archaeological excavations
  • Provides an information description and research software for all such digs, that is now greatly approved and used
  • Gives additional information

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Download Agricola: 3-1839 (Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum Et by Josef Delz PDF

By Josef Delz

In seinem Werk Agricola widmet sich Tacitus dem Leben und Wirken seines Schwiegervaters, der unter denflavischen Kaisernals Statthalter in der Provinz Britannien äußerst erfolgreich agierte, kommt darüber aber auch auf geographische Begebenheiten sowie Sitten und Bräuche Britanniens zu sprechen. Somit dient der Agricola als elementare Quelle für sämtliche Studien zum Aufbau und zur inneren Strukturjener nördlichsten aller römischen Provinzen.

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Download Germanicus (Biographie) (French Edition) by Yann RIVIERE PDF


Un livre en forme de défi : faire revivre et donner à comprendre un personnage et une époque considérés comme familiers, et pourtant si éloignés de nous.

Sur le Grand Camée de France, on le voit chevauchant Pégase, superbe et triomphant. Il est le prince de los angeles jeunesse, le César que Rome et le monde espèrent lorsque reviendra le temps de l. a. liberté. Mais Germanicus, lorsqu'il meurt à Antioche en 19, à 34 ans, emporte avec lui une gloire inaccomplie. Auréolé de vertus républicaines, de braveness militaire et de maîtrise intellectuelle, le petit-fils de Marc Antoine, l'époux d'Agrippine, le père de Caligula paraît avoir brûlé les étapes. Après avoir brillé en Illyrie, c'est en Germanie qu'il se distingue, infligeant une sévère défaite au légendaire Arminius. C'est en Orient qu'il s'épanouit ensuite, faiseur de roi et de paix, populaire au aspect de susciter los angeles jalousie de l'empereur Tibère, son oncle et père adoptif. l. a. mort le frappa en plein vol, le soustrayant peut-être au destin sanglant qui caractérise sa famille. los angeles perte fut ressentie à los angeles hauteur des espérances qu'il avait entretenues. Statues, bas-reliefs, médailles, inscriptions lui furent consacrés, magnifiant sa mémoire presque à l'égal d'un dieu. Et lorsque l'Antiquité se réinstalla dans l. a. tradition occidentale au XVIe siècle, le nom et l. a. personne de Germanicus investirent l. a. musique, los angeles littérature et l'art bien plus que son destin l'aurait laissé supposer.
En reconstituant le parcours de Germanicus, Yann Rivière nous entraîne sur les lieux que, en ces débuts de l'Empire, Rome s'attacha à conquérir, chez les peuples divers qu'elle soumit de gré ou de strength, dans les subtilités de los angeles politique et de l. a. faith mêlées, et au cœur de cette dynastie julio-claudienne, où le génie, l. a. folie et le meurtre se côtoyèrent.

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