Category: History

“Todo lo que debe saber sobre el Antiguo Egipto es una apuesta segura para todo el que quiera comenzar a comprender aquel antiguo imperio o para l. a. personality que desee afianzar conocimientos ya pretéritos y dejarse engatusar por una cultura milenaria que todavía hoy en día esta en vigencia, por muchos siglos que hayan pasado.”
(Blog Historia con minúsculas)

“Todo lo que debe saber sobre el Antiguo Egipto se presenta como una historia completa de los angeles extraordinaria civilización del Nilo, desde sus orígenes, logros y conquistas hasta sus mitos y hechos más insólitos.”
(Diario l. a. Voz de Galicia)

Pionera en l. a. arquitectura, los angeles astronomía, l. a. matemática, l. a. medicina, los angeles farmacopea y con un credo que ha sido copiado por infinidad de religiones, incluido el cristianismo:
los angeles extraordinaria civilización del Nilo se resiste aún a revelarnos infinidad de secretos.

La formación del Antiguo Egipto no estuvo exenta de crueles batallas y ritos salvajes, sin embargo, fue una civilización pionera que a día de hoy sigue fascinando a millones de personas en el mundo. Todo lo que debe saber sobre el Antiguo Egipto nos trae los angeles historia de las XXXI Dinastías, de sus construcciones, de sus ritos, de su evolución política y de sus guerras de un modo accesible a cualquier lector, ya sea especializado o lego, y en un estilo ágil y vivaz. Pero además nos descubre l. a. epopeya que supuso el descubrimiento de esta civilización y las distintas excavaciones de tumbas desde Belzoni hasta el año 2008.

Luis González nos detalla los conflictos entre familias y castas y l. a. pugna por el regulate del pueblo entre los angeles nobleza y el clero que se suceden en los angeles formación de Egipto. Pero conoceremos también l. a. intensa exertions de el rey Menes que dará comienzo a las dinastías, creará el primer sistema teológico de l. a. historia y unificará los dos reinos de Egipto, el sistema de escritura, l. a. clase administrativa y el código de leyes; también asistiremos al periodo de esplendor, inigualable, que se vivió en l. a. IV Dinastía de los angeles mano de Djeser Netherijet, el primer gobernante que deja de ser un intermediario entre l. a. divinidad y el pueblo para convertirse él mismo en carne de Dios, y del inmortalizado Imhotep, un titán de los angeles sabiduría; veremos los angeles majestuosidad de las construcciones de Ramsés II que pretende devolver l. a. luz a Egipto tras l. a. fuerte situation del año one thousand a. C. y por último veremos los angeles decadencia de los llamados Periodos Intermedios, l. a. fuerte situation económica tras l. a. muerte de Tut-Anj-Amón, los angeles crueldad bajo el dominio de los persas y las intrigas políticas de los angeles saga de los ptolomeos y el suicidio de Cleopatra en el año 30.

Razones para comprar l. a. obra:

- l. a. obra es un compendio valioso y estructurado de una inmensa bibliografía sobre Egipto, pero además el autor nos los angeles presenta con un lenguaje accesible y cercano al lector no especializado.

- No sólo presenta los angeles historia de todas las dinastías hasta que Egipto se convierte en provincia romana, sino que presenta también l. a. historia de las excavaciones arqueológicas que nos han descubierto ese legado.

- Incluye teorías que han sido, por un motivo u otro omitidas de los tratados de egiptología, como l. a. transcripción literal de parte del credo egipcio al credo cristiano.

- los angeles obra está plagada de curiosidades y anécdotas que agilizan los angeles lectura y hacen que el libro vaya más allá de una tediosa enumeración de reyes y batallas.

La cultura egipcia está plagada de misterios que se resiste a revelar, como los angeles propia construcción de las pirámides, numerosos expertos consideran que en el S. XXI, con los medios de que se disponen sería imposible construir una pirámide como l. a. de Kéops. Esta obra presenta una detallada descripción de ese Egipto que fascina aún a l. a. humanidad y nos da las herramientas con las que abrirnos paso entre esos enigmas.

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By Nicholas A. Basbanes

For Yale college Press, which celebrates its hundredth birthday in 2008, the century has been an eventful one, punctuated without few surprises. the clicking has released greater than 8,000 volumes over the years, rankings of bestsellers and award-winners between them, and those books have come to fruition throughout the efforts of a bunch of colourful authors, editors, administrators, board participants, and others of highbrow and literary renown.

 

With an ear regularly cocked for an enticing story, one among today’s most sensible storytellers provides an anecdote-rich chronicle of the Press’s first a hundred years. Nicholas Basbanes, whom David McCullough has known as “the prime authority of books approximately books,” quick convinces us that the Press’s historical past, whereas bookish, is additionally energetic and interesting. Basbanes explores the saga at the back of the purchase of Eugene O’Neill’s blockbuster play, the best-ever Yale bestseller Long Day’s trip into Night; the talk sparked in 1965 by means of booklet of The Vinland Map; the origins of the groundbreaking Annals of Communism sequence, initiated within the wake of the Soviet Union’s loss of life; and plenty of extra highlights from Press annals. Basbanes seems to be on the purposes in the back of the publisher’s outstanding monetary luck, and he completes A international of Letters with a glimpse on the new tasks that might propel the clicking right into a moment intriguing century.

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This Dictionary covers the interval from the emergence of the Egyptian kingdom round 3000 BC to the Arab conquest within the mid-7th century advert. The booklet is split into 3 major sections. An introductory part incorporates a chronology of Egypt, with all recognized army activities, and an essay highlighting the issues of the surviving proof and its interpretation, and the most important alterations in army know-how and association over the interval concerned. The principal part covers quite a lot of concerns together with, pharaohs for whom army actions are documented; international rulers and international locations opposed to whom the Egyptians fought, or who invaded Egypt; guns and army expertise; significant archaeological websites; gods and goddesses linked to struggle; palms exchange; literature; and social development. The 3rd part is a close bibliography of the old stages and archaeological websites, and the wider topic components coated through the dictionary. there's a sequence of maps of Egypt and the encompassing areas, and a kinglist with rulers and their dates, and the dynasties and kingdoms to which they're assigned via Egyptologists.

This reference is aimed basically at scholars and the reader. It presumes no certain wisdom of old Egypt. The association of the publication as a dictionary signifies that it may be used by itself as a examine device, or at the side of different works, similar to histories, or translations of Egyptian texts. The person can locate concise definitions and outlines, and short debts of army activities. throughout the cross-referencing of every access, and along with the bibliography, the person can pursue the broader concerns and locate extra specified experiences.

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By Patrick K. O'Donnell

In August 1776, little over a month after the Continental Congress had officially declared independence from Britain, the revolution used to be at the verge of a unexpected and disastrous finish. normal George Washington chanced on his troops outmanned and outmaneuvered on the conflict of Brooklyn, and it gave the look of there has been no get away. yet due to a chain of determined rear protect assaults through a unmarried heroic regiment, famously referred to as the “Immortal 400,” Washington used to be capable of evacuate his males and the nascent Continental military lived to struggle one other day.

Today, just a modest, rusted and scarred steel signal close to a dilapidated automobile storage marks the mass grave the place the our bodies of the “Maryland Heroes” lie—256 males “who fell within the conflict of Brooklyn.” In Washington’s Immortals, best-selling army historian Patrick okay. O’Donnell brings to lifestyles the forgotten tale of this impressive band of brothers. referred to as “gentlemen of honour, relations, and fortune,” they fought not only in Brooklyn, yet in key battles together with Trenton, Princeton, Camden, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, and Yorktown, the place their heroism replaced the process the war.

Drawing on broad unique assets, from letters to diaries to pension functions, O’Donnell items jointly the tales of those courageous men—their friendships, loves, defeats, and triumphs. He explores their palms and strategies, their struggles with adversarial loyalists and shortages of garments and meals, their improvement into an elite unit, and their dogged rivals, together with British basic Lord Cornwallis. and during the prism of this one workforce, O’Donnell tells the bigger tale of the innovative struggle. Washington’s Immortals is gripping and encouraging boots-on-the-ground background, guaranteed to entice a large readership.

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By Dan Koeppel

Read Dan Koeppel's posts at the Penguin Blog.

In the vein of the bestselling Salt and Cod, a gripping chronicle of the parable, secret, and unsure destiny of the world’s hottest fruit

during this interesting and extraordinary exploration of the banana’s historical past, cultural value, and endangered destiny, award-winning journalist Dan Koeppel offers readers lots of nutrition for proposal. fast moving and hugely interesting, Banana takes us from jungle to grocery store, from company boardrooms to kitchen tables worldwide. we start within the backyard of Eden—examining students’ trust that Eve’s “apple” was once really a banana— and commute to early-twentieth-century crucial the US, the place aptly named “banana republics” rose and fell over the crop, whereas the corporations referred to now as Chiquita and Dole conquered undefined. Koeppel then chronicles the banana’s route to the current, ultimately—and so much alarmingly—taking us to banana plantations around the globe which are being destroyed through a fast-moving blight, with out medication in sight—and to the high-tech labs the place new bananas are actually being in-built attempt tubes, in a race to save lots of the world’s so much liked fruit.

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By David el Kenz, Claire Gantet

Comprendre et analyser les crises religieuses qui embrasent l'Europe des XVIe et XVIIe siècle, tel est l'objet de cet ouvrage qui offre une synthèse sans équivalent sur les issues confessionnels et les tentatives de pacification. S'appuyant sur une historiographie internationale, il décrit les particularités de chaque conflit et met en lumière le lengthy cheminement des Etats vers une paix religieuse sturdy, à l'intérieur comme à l'extérieur.Cette longue période de issues voit surgir, contre vents et marées, de nouvelles corporations politiques au sein desquelles s'imposera finalement, au nom du bien public, une certaine de tolérance religieuse et les prémices de los angeles laïcisation.

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By Allan M. Brandt

The invention of mass advertising resulted in cigarettes being emblazoned in ads and picture, deeply tied to fashionable notions of glamour and intercourse charm. it's not easy to discover a photograph of Humphrey Bogart or Lauren Bacall with out a cigarette. No product has been so seriously promoted or has turn into so deeply entrenched in American consciousness.And no product has bought such sustained clinical scrutiny. the improvement of recent scientific wisdom demonstrating the dire harms of smoking finally formed the evolution of evidence-based drugs. In reaction, the tobacco engineered a crusade of clinical disinformation trying to hold up, disrupt, and suppress those stories. utilizing an incredible archive of formerly mystery records, historian Allan Brandt indicates how the pioneered those campaigns, really utilizing distinct curiosity lobbying and largesse to elude regulation.But whilst the cultural dominance of the cigarette has waned and intake has fallen dramatically within the united states, enormous Tobacco continues to be securely located to extend into new worldwide markets. the consequences for the long run are large: a hundred million humans died of smoking-related illnesses within the twentieth century; within the subsequent a hundred years, we predict 1 billion deaths worldwide.

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By Norton Reamer, Jesse Downing

Investing―the dedication of assets to accomplish a return―affects contributors, households, businesses, and international locations, and has performed so all through background. but until eventually the 16th century, making an investment was once a privilege of merely the elite periods. the tale in the back of the democratization of making an investment is certain up with a few of history's such a lot epic occasions. it's also a story wealthy with classes for pro and daily traders who desire to make wiser choices.

This pleasing heritage doubles as a cosmopolitan account of the possibilities and demanding situations dealing with the fashionable investor. It follows the increase of funded retirement; the evolution of funding automobiles and methods; funding misdeeds and regulatory reform; govt financial coverage; the improvement of funding thought; and the emergence of latest funding constructions. Norton Reamer and Jesse Downing map those traits and profile the conflict among not pricey index and exchange-traded cash, at the one hand, and the higher-fee hedge money and personal fairness, at the different. by way of assisting us comprehend this background and its legacy of chance, Reamer and Downing desire to raised teach readers concerning the person and societal impression of making an investment and finally point the enjoying field.

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By Winston S. Churchill, Brian Weiser

Within the 16th and 17th centuries England underwent a startling sequence of changes. The turbulent reigns of the Tudors and Stuarts witnessed the Protestant Reformation, the expansion of robust monarchies, the English Civil warfare, and the colonization of the recent international. during this, the second one quantity of his heritage of the English conversing Peoples, Sir Winston Churchill grew to become his massive rhetorical and analytical acumen to weaving a compelling and insightful narrative of those formative centuries.

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