Terry Jones Barbarians

Author: Alan Ereira
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409070425
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Terry Jones' Barbarians takes a completely fresh approach to Roman history. Not only does it offer us the chance to see the Romans from a non-Roman perspective, it also reveals that most of those written off by the Romans as uncivilized, savage and barbaric were in fact organized, motivated and intelligent groups of people, with no intentions of overthrowing Rome and plundering its Empire. This original and fascinating study does away with the propaganda and opens our eyes to who really established the civilized world. Delving deep into history, Terry Jones and Alan Ereira uncover the impressive cultural and technological achievements of the Celts, Goths, Persians and Vandals. In this paperback edition, Terry and Alan travel through 700 years of history on three continents, bringing wit, irreverence, passion and scholarship to transform our view of the legacy of the Roman Empire and the creation of the modern world.

A History Of The Spanish Language

Author: Ralph John Penny
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521011846
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A revised, expanded and updated 2002 edition of Ralph Penny's authoritative textbook, first published in 1991.

1434

Author: Gavin Menzies
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN:
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Poses a controversial argument that China initiated the Renaissance, in a painstakingly researched chronicle that cites the appearance of Chinese ambassadors in early fifteenth-century Tuscany who met with Pope Eugenius IV and shared history-influencing maps and technology. 150,000 first printing.

The Empire Of The Tetrarchs

Author: Simon Corcoran
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198153047
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Simon Corcoran examines the government of the Roman empire at an important period of administrative and religious change. Drawing together material from a wide variety of sources, the book studies the vast range of documents issued by the emperors and their officials, and assesses how effectively the machinery of government matched imperial ambitions. The additional notes in this revised edition of the hardback contain details of recent epigraphic work and discoveries, especially from Ephesus, as well as an account of a long ignored rescript of Diocletian.

History Against The Pagans

Author: Paulus Orosius
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329640926
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Paulus Orosius’s masterpiece is Historiae Adversus Paganos, the only history book that he wrote, which allow us to gain an insight into the historiographical methodology of the Spanish priesthood. It is not possible to be certain as to when it was written as there is no single theory that is unanimously accepted by all historians.

Professor Borges A Course On English Literature

Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811218759
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A compilation of the twenty-five lectures Borges gave in 1966 at the University of Buenos Aires, where he taught English literature.

The Greeks A Great Adventure

Author: Isaac Asimov
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Traces the history, politics, culture, and influence of Greece from 4,000 B.C. to 1964.

The World Of El Cid

Author: Simon Barton
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719052262
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Makes available, for the first time in English translation, four of the principal narrative sources for the history of the Spanish kingdom of Leon-Castile during the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Three chronicles focus primarily upon the activities of the kings of Leon-Castile as leaders of the Reconquest of Spain from the forces of Islam, and especially upon Fernando I (1037-65), his son Alfonso VI (1065-1109) and the latter's grandson Alfonso VII (1126-57). The fourth chronicle is a biography of the hero Rodrigo Diaz, better remembered as El Cid, and is the main source of information about his extraordinary career as a mercenary soldier who fought for Christian and Muslim alike. Covers the fasincating interaction of the Muslim and Christian worlds, each at the height of their power. Each text is prefaced by its own introduction and accompanied by explanatory notes.