Caesar Against the Celts

Caesar Against the Celts EPUB

Caesar Against the Celts
The author takes the reader on each of Caesars campaigns in ancient France, Britain, and Germany, describing his battles on land and sea, including the invasion of England, the bridge across the Rhine, and sieges of numerous Celtic strongholds.

When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail EPUB

When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail
Brilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin now traces our fraught relationship with China back to its roots: the unforgiving nineteenth-century seas that separated a brash, rising naval power from a battered ancient empire. It is a prescient fable for our time, one that surprisingly continues to shed l

Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America EPUB

Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America
Praise for the first edition:A model of excellence in the art of reference volume publishing ... Every public and school library ... should acquire this treasure. It will remain the standard for many years to come. -- Dr. James A. Clifton, Department of Anthropology, Western Michigan UniversityThis substantial reference remains one of the most elaborately illustrated b

The Life and Times of Elizabeth I (Life and Times Series) EPUB

The Life and Times of Elizabeth I (Life and Times Series)
Elizabeth I was Englands first really successful female monarch. She defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588, promoted religious tolerance, and united England and Scotland at her death in 1603.She was the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn, and was known as the Virgin Queen and Gloriana. Her reign was known as a Golden Age. She used her sex as a strength n

Marie Antoinette: The Journey EPUB

Marie Antoinette: The Journey
France’s beleaguered queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous “Let them eat cake,” was the subject of ridicule and curiosity even before her death; she has since been the object of debate and speculation and the fascination so often accorded tragic figures in history. Married in mere girlhood, this essentially lighthearted, privileged, but otherwis

The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypts Past and Present EPUB

The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypts Past and Present
A hypnotic journey in the company of one of the worlds most acclaimed Egyptologists over the fabled river telling how the Nile continually brought life to an ancient civilization now dead and how it sustained its successors, now in tumult.Renowned Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson leads us through space as much as time: from the rivers mystical sources (the Blue Nile which ris

The Zapatista Reader EPUB

The Zapatista Reader
The electrifying effect the Zapatista peasant rebellion has had on leading figures in the intellectual, political, and literary world since the Zapatistas woke them up on New Years Day, 1994, has provided inspiration for activists all over the world. A remarkable synergy has also developed between leading writers, novelists, and journalists and Subcomandante Marcos, the e

Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany: The New Histories EPUB

Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany: The New Histories
The notorious concentration camp system was a central pillar of the Third Reich, supporting the Nazi war against political, racial and social outsiders whilst also intimidating the population at large. Established during the first months of the Nazi dictatorship in 1933, several million men, women and children of many nationalities had been incarcerated in the camps by the

The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 EPUB

The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606
Preeminent Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro shows how the tumultuous events in England in 1606 affected Shakespeare and shaped the three great tragedies he wrote that year—King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra.In the years leading up to 1606, since the death of Queen Elizabeth and the arrival in England of her successor, King James of Scotland, Shakespeare’s great

Justinian’s Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe EPUB

Justinian’s Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe
A richly told story of the collision between nature’s smallest organism and history’s mightiest empireThe Emperor Justinian reunified Rome’s fractured empire by defeating the Goths and Vandals who had separated Italy, Spain, and North Africa from imperial rule. In his capital at Constantinople he built the world’s most beautiful building, married its most powerful empres

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