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The Search For Ancient Greece

Author : Roland Étienne
ISBN : UVA:X002331367
Genre : History
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A critical study of ancient Greek culture and its dramatic influence on the course of Western civilization also examines the development of archaeology in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Greece. Original.

Time Honored

Author : John H. Stubbs
ISBN : 9780470260494
Genre : Architecture
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“The absence heretofore of a comparably thoroughgoing but accessible resource on a topic of such urgent public concern was a glaring lapse that makes this deeply researched, lucidly written, and helpfully annotated book an invaluable addition to the literature.”— New York Review of Books Time Honored is a comprehensive survey of the practice, theory, and structure of architectural heritage conservation throughout the world. Offering an argument for why architectural conservation is indispensable to modern life, Time Honored describes its parameters and evolution in an historical context, and then methodically presents approaches used in various countries, showing how historic preservation in the West differs from conservation in the rest of the world. Illustrated throughout with over 300 photographs, drawings, maps, and charts. No other book navigates the global conservation programs, policies, and project types so completely.

Rome

Author : Greg Woolf
ISBN : 9780199325184
Genre : History
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The very idea of empire was created in ancient Rome and even today traces of its monuments, literature, and institutions can be found across Europe, the Near East, and North Africa--and sometimes even further afield. In Rome, historian Greg Woolf expertly recounts how this mammoth empire was created, how it was sustained in crisis, and how it shaped the world of its rulers and subjects--a story spanning a millennium and a half of history. The personalities and events of Roman history have become part of the West's cultural lexicon, and Woolf provides brilliant retellings of each of these, from the war with Carthage to Octavian's victory over Cleopatra, from the height of territorial expansion under the emperors Trajan and Hadrian to the founding of Constantinople and the barbarian invasions which resulted in Rome's ultimate collapse. Throughout, Woolf carefully considers the conditions that made Rome's success possible and so durable, covering topics as diverse as ecology, slavery, and religion. Woolf also compares Rome to other ancient empires and to its many later imitators, bringing into vivid relief the Empire's most distinctive and enduring features. As Woolf demonstrates, nobody ever planned to create a state that would last more than a millennium and a half, yet Rome was able, in the end, to survive barbarian migrations, economic collapse and even the conflicts between a series of world religions that had grown up within its borders, in the process generating an image and a myth of empire that is apparently indestructible. Based on new research and compellingly told, this sweeping account promises to eclipse all previously published histories of the empire.

In Search Of Ancient Rome

Author : Claude Moatti
ISBN : STANFORD:36105016326907
Genre : History
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Discovery Of The Past

Author : Alain Schnapp
ISBN : UOM:39015062420057
Genre : Social Science
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Examines the development of archaeology as a science and the process by which humankind developed an understanding of its past

In Search Of Ancient Rome

Author : Claude Moatti
ISBN : STANFORD:36105016326907
Genre : History
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Cleopatra And Antony

Author : Diana Preston
ISBN : 0802719597
Genre : History
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On a stiflingly hot day in August, 30 B.C., the thirty-nine-year-old Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, took her own life, rather than be paraded in chains through Rome by her conqueror, Octavian, the future emperor Augustus. A few days earlier, her lover of eleven years, Mark Antony, had died in her arms following his own botched suicide attempt. Oceans of mythology have grown up around them, all of which Diana Preston puts to rest in her stirring history of the lives and times of a couple whose names-more than two millennia later-still invoke passion, curiosity, and intrigue. This book sets the romance and tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra's personal lives within the context of their political times. There are many contemporary resonances: the relationship between East and West and the nature of empire, the concealment of personal ambition beneath the watchword of liberty, documents forged, edited or disposed of, special relationships established, constitutional forms and legal niceties invoked when it suited. Indeed their lives and deaths had deep political ramifications, and they offer a revealing perspective on a tipping point in Roman politics and on the consolidation of the Roman Empire. Three hundred years would pass before the east would, with the rise of Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire, once again take a share of political power in the Mediterranean. In an intriguing postscript, Preston speculates on what might have happened had Antony and Cleopatra defeated Octavian at the Battle of Actium in 31 B.C.

Discoveries Petra

Author : Christian Auge
ISBN : 0810928965
Genre : Art
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Part of a series that focuses on individual facets of art, archaeology, music, philosophy, popular culture, science and nature. This book explores the history, culture and architecture of the ancient city of Petra.

Discoveries Van Gogh

Author : Pascal Bonafoux
ISBN : 0810928280
Genre : Art
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Biographical data, anecdotes and reproductions of the artist's paintings provide an account of the tortured creative genius

Discoveries Story Of Jazz

Author : Franck Bergerot
ISBN : PSU:000045704611
Genre : Music
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An illustrated look at the history of jazz discusses jazz's birth, its coming of age between 1940 and 1960, the contributions of such jazz greats as Coltrane, Davis, and Mingus, and the various musical forms--from free jazz to fusion. Original.

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