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The Complete Idiot S Guide To The Roman Empire

Author : Eric Nelson
ISBN : 9781101199183
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You're no idiot, of course. The battle scenes in Gladiator had you on the edge of your seat and wondering where you could find more information on the rise and fall of ancient Rome. But, so far, your search has left you feeling like a blundering barbarian. Pick yourself up off the Colisseum floor! Consult 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire', a fun-to-read introduction to the fascinating history, people, and culture of Ancient Rome. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: -The history of the Roman Empire's rise and fall. -An idiot-proof introduction to the great epic literature of the Roman Republic. -A survey of the Romans in arts and popular culture. -Fascinating details of some of history's most nefarious emperors, including Nero, Caligula, and Commodus.

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Author : Eric Dolaine Nelson
ISBN : 2189864151
Genre : Rome
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A fun-to-read introduction to the fascinating history, people, and culture of ancient Rome. Includes the history of the Roman Empireʼs rise and fall, an introduction to the great epic literature of the Roman Republic, a survey of the Romans in arts and popular culture, fascinating details of some of historyʼs most nefarious emperors, including Nero, Caligula, and Commodus. Also includes information on games and gladiators, llaves and slavery, women, Gauls, Etruscans, Samnites, Sabines, Gnaius P9mpey, Julius Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, Horace, Livy, Ovid, roads, theaters, amphitheaters, urban planning, siege equipment, Octavian (Augustus), Tiberius, Claudius, Marcus Aurelius, Diocletian, Constantine the Great, Latin literature, Christian literature, public spectacles, the Circus, gladiators, Justinian, Charlemagne, Carolingian Renaissance, Holy Roman Empire, etc.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To World History 2nd Edition

Author : Timothy Hall, M.A.
ISBN : 9781101559598
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Puts world events in a context that is relevant for today's students and casual readers Updated to include the significant events from the past several years

The Complete Idiot S Guide To The Middle Ages

Author : Timothy C. Hall, M.A.
ISBN : 9781440698743
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Shed some light on one of history's darkest periods. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Middle Ages gives readers the beginning, middle, and end of the era, starting with the fall of the Roman Empire in the year 550 and ending with the Renaissance in 1500, and covers some uncomfortable similarities between the so-called 'Dark Ages' and today's 'modern world'. - A fascinating, fact-filled book that delivers more than a thousand years of history in easy-to-understand chapters - Many AP European History students are urged to read an overview of medieval Europe to aid in their understanding of modern Europe, and a number of high schools have adopted elective courses in medieval history - Complete with a timeline, a who's who, and guides to further reading and the Middle Ages in film

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Author : Timothy C. Hall, M.A.
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Puts world events in a context that is relevant for today's students and casual readers Updated to include the significant events from the past several years

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Italian History And Culture

Author : Gabrielle Euvino
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You're no idiot, of course. You know there's more to Italy's rich tapestry than spaghetti and the Sicilian Mafia, but you also know you have a lot to learn about the country that brought you the paintings of Michelangelo, the poetry of Dante, and the Ferrari of your dreams. Get ready to indulge! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Italian History and Culture' will satisfy your thirst for all things Italian with its in-depth information about Italian art and literature, wine and cooking, and famous Italians and Italian Americans. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Secrets of Italian cooking sure to whet your appetite! -The Italian-American connection, from pizza to the Mafia to soccer. -A comprehensive look at the centuries-long struggle to unify Italy. -The power and glory of the Renaissance.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To European History

Author : Nathan Barber
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A 700-year odyssey from Italy’s boot to Switzerland’s Alps. Without an understanding of events and personalities in Europe, it’s impossible to truly appreciate the development of contemporary institutions, the role of continuity and change in present-day society and politics, and the evolution of current forms of artistic and intellectual expressions. This guide provides a fascinating, easy-to-understand, fact-filled glimpse of hundreds of years of European cultural, economic, political, and social history.

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Author : Nathan Barber
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Fascinating, fact-filled writing that delivers hundreds of years in the life of the European continent. Terrific supplementary reading for AP History students.

The The Complete Idiot S Guide To The Ged 5 Subject Crash Course

Author : Del Franz
ISBN : 9781101588499
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Each year, hundreds of thousands of people who did not finish high school study to take the battery of GED examinations. A GED diploma opens up a new level of career, education, and compensation opportunities for them. This crash course helps them get up to speed quickly on the five major subject areas they will be tested on, and gives them test-taking practice and hints. The easy-to-use Complete Idiot's Guide® format distills the information to its simplest and makes it easy to grasp and remember the essential concepts and facts readers must know to pass the GED tests. Subjects covered include: ·Language Arts-Writing: Sentences; parts of speech; grammar; punctuation; writing cohesive paragraphs; and planning, writing, and editing essays. ·Social Studies: U.S. history, government and civics, economics, world history, and geography. ·Science: Scientific method, health and environment, biology, chemistry, physics, and earth and space science. ·Language Arts-Reading: Fiction, poetry, drama, business writing, and nonfiction prose. ·Mathematics: Number sense, arithmetic, measurement, geometry, statistics and probability, and algebra functions. The book also includes a half-length practice test for each of the five subjects, as well as extensive in-chapter practice sets and answer keys. An introductory chapter covers test-taking hints and strategies.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Middle East Conflict 4th Edition

Author : Mitchell G. Bard, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781101217207
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Fully updated fourth edition. The Middle East is perhaps the most tumultuous area on earth, with ancient battles still being fought. This updated guide offers an intense look - through the lens of present-day knowledge - at current events and the everchanging political and social landscape, as well as the region's history. And it addresses: ?The re-arming of Hezbollah ?Iran's increased threat of acquiring nuclear weapons ?The odds of Palestinian unity in peace talks ?The evacuation from Gaza

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Understanding Einstein

Author : Gary Moring
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You're no idiot of course. You know that Albert Einstein came up with the famous "E=mc" equation and that his hair looked like it had survived a nuclear test blast. But when it comes to understanding his theories and how they changed the world--well, youre no Einstein. Dont go nuclear yet! The Complete Idiots Guide to Understanding Einstein shows how relatively easy--and fun--it can be to learn and appreciate the world of physics and Einsteins brillant accomplishments.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Ancient Greece

Author : Audrey Nelson, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781101043394
Genre : History
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The incredible influence of Ancient Greek culture on everything from sicence to literature to politics continues to be relevant and hotly debated. In 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ancient Greece', you are invited to meet the Ancient Greeks and to understand their legacy by entering their world. Profiles the most important contributions of Greek culture, including mythology, philosophy, medicine and the Olympic games. Includes further reading and travel information to help in planning a personal Odyssey.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To The Crusades

Author : Paul Williams
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You're no idiot, of course. You know the Crusades were a war between Christians and Muslims for control of the Holy Land. However, these bloody conflicts raged over centuries, under changing circumstances, making the whole story difficult to follow. You don't have to don armor and cross deserts to relive the Crusades! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Crusades shows you why these wars began, why they continued for so long, and how their impact on the world still resonates. This Complete Idiot's Guide® gives you: An introduction to the Dark Ages and the Renaissance, and why Pope Urban II would grant absolution to anyone who reclaimed the Holy Land for Christianity. The origins of such Holy Orders as the Knights Templar, the Hospitallers, and the Teutonic Knights-and the roles they played during the Crusades. The creation of such items as chastity belts, razors, stained glass, perfume, the crossbow, the compass, and public latrines. The nobles-Richard the Lion Heart, Louis IX, and Frederick II-and the Muslim leaders-Saladin, Zengi, and Nur ed-Din-who held the lives of thousands in their hands.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To The Bible 3rd Edition

Author : James Bell Jr.
ISBN : 9781101097724
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This revised edition continues to walk both experienced Bible readers and those seeking it out for the first time through a chronological, story-by-story and person-by-person experience. Complete with maps of journeys and explanations of the acts and epistles, this book includes: The journeys of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses, and the law from Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel and Kings, including David and Goliath, Gideon and Samson, and King Solomon. The captives, the women, the poets, the prophets and more through the Old Testament. The story of Jesus as told in the four Gospels. The acts of the Apostles as they spread the word of the new church; the letters from Peter, Paul, James, John and Jude on a variety of topics, and John's apocalyptic Revelation; The Apocrypha including Maccabees 1 and 2 along with other books included for other practices. An all-new reference glossary featuring names and places with descriptions and cross-references to their discussion in the Bible.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Christianity

Author : Jeffrey B.Webb, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781440696152
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You're no idiot, of course. You know who Jesus Christ was and why Christmas and Easter are celebrated, but do you know the story of the spread of the Christian religion in all its forms around the world? Have faith! 'The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Christianity' takes you through the history of one of the world's most popular religions. In this 'Pocket Idiot's Guide', you discover: -Full explanations of Christian rites such as the Eucharist and Baptism. -The struggles and outcomes of the Reformation. -The many branches of worship, including Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox. -How Christianity was spread throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas and has deeply impacted those peoples.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Early Christianity

Author : J. Michael Matkin
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Where it all began-for two billion followers worldwide. The most popular religion in the world has a variety of doctrines, beliefs, and practices. This book helps its legion of followers to better understand where it all began, while exploring everything from how early Christians lived to Jesus' initial message and its impact on the church. * Explores every aspect of the church and the roots of its core beliefs * Easy to understand and use * Covers the hot topics of Christianity-women in the church, Gnosticism, politics, and more * Author is a well-known scholar and expert on ancient Christianity

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Taoism

Author : Brandon Toropov
ISBN : 9781440695735
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You're no idiot, of courser. You know Taoism is one of the world's oldest religions, based on simplicity and balance. However, you may not know it has important parallels with modern Western faith; health, ecology, even in pop culture icons as Luke Skywalker and The Beatles. But you don't have to sit at the feet of a Taoist master to learn how the Taoist tradition has enlightened seekers throughout the centuries! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Taoism' will show you exactly why Taoist principles appeal to people from every walk of life! in this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -The history of the Daode Jing, the world's shortest core religious text, and Laozi, it's mysterious author. -The teachings of Zhuangzi, the often-overlooked master sage of Taoism. -An explanation of ying-yang and what it represents. -Taoism's relationship to Zen Buddhism.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Understanding Islam 2nd Edition

Author : Yahiya Emerick
ISBN : 9781101097427
Genre : Religion
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An up-close and up-to-date look at an often misunderstood faith. This completely revised and updated guide explores the tenets of the Qu'ran (A.K.A 'Koran'), examines the history of the religion and its relationship to Christianity and Judaism, and features an expanded section on the true story behind 'jihad'. It explores Islamic views on war and terrorism, including the Muslim perspective on the tragic events of September 11, and the subsequent U.S. presence in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Excellent sales for the 1st Editrion. Islam is the fastest-growing religion in America, with more than six million devoted followers. Features an expanded section on women in Islam, including their status within the Taliban, and the Islamic practice of polygamy.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Celtic Wisdom

Author : Carl McColman
ISBN : 9781440695810
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A comprehensive look at Irish, Scottish, Welsh and continental Celtic traditions, both Pagan and Christian , this guide includes the Celtic approach to shamanism, fairies, Wicca, neopaganism, magic and Druidism. It draws a map for today's Celtic quest, with the way of the pilgrim, honor of one's ancestors and the language and culture. Exploring the Celtic universe-gods and goddesses, mythic heroes and warriors, wonderworkers, underworlds, and otherworlds - this manual also covers lengers such as King Arthur, Merlin, and the Quest for the Holy Grail.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Understanding Mormonism

Author : Drew Williams
ISBN : 9781440695872
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From its founding in pioneer times to the present day, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been both mysterious and misunderstood - with some Protestant faiths not even recognizing the Mormons as Christians. This fascinating guide debunks the myths of Mormonism and reveals its history, faith and culture.

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