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|Author||: Isaac Asimov|
|Total Pages||: 752|
|Genre||: Life on other planets|
Download The Foundation Trilogy Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
The Foundation, established after the Old Empire gives way to barbarism, fights against a mutant strain called the Mule and tries to get rid of the Second Foundation after learning it will inherit a future Empire.
|Author||: Daniel Ichbiah|
|Total Pages||: 539|
Download Robots Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Presents an overview of the history of the robot, culled from interviews with experts such as scientists, surgeons, manufactures, science fiction writers, artists, filmmakers, and provides information on the role they play in daily life and speculates on their future.
|Total Pages||: 320|
Download Byzantium in Eastern European Visual Culture in the Late Middle Ages Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Byzantium in Eastern European Visual Culture in the Late Middle Ages focuses on how the heritage of Byzantium was continued and transformed alongside local developments in the artistic and cultural traditions of Eastern Europe between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries.
|Author||: Gregory Mann|
|Publsiher||: Cambridge University Press|
|Total Pages||: 304|
Download From Empires to NGOs in the West African Sahel Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
This book explains the shift from the government of empires to that of NGOs in the region just south of the Sahara. It describes the ambitions of newly independent African states, their political experiments, and the challenges they faced. No other book places black American activism, Amnesty International, and CARE together in the history of African politics.
|Author||: Dionysios Ch. Stathakopoulos|
|Total Pages||: 432|
Download Famine and Pestilence in the Late Roman and Early Byzantine Empire Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Famine and Pestilence in the Late Roman and Early Byzantine Empire presents the first analytical account in English of the history of subsistence crises and epidemic diseases in Late Antiquity. Based on a catalogue of all such events in the East Roman/Byzantine empire between 284 and 750, it gives an authoritative analysis of the causes, effects and internal mechanisms of these crises and incorporates modern medical and physiological data on epidemics and famines. Its interest is both in the history of medicine and the history of Late Antiquity, especially its social and demographic aspects. Stathakopoulos develops models of crises that apply not only to the society of the late Roman and early Byzantine world, but also to early modern and even contemporary societies in Africa or Asia. This study is therefore both a work of reference for information on particular events (e.g. the 6th-century Justinianic plague) and a comprehensive analysis of subsistence crises and epidemics as agents of historical causation. As such it makes an important contribution to the ongoing debate on Late Antiquity, bringing a fresh perspective to comment on the characteristic features that shaped this period and differentiate it from Antiquity and the Middle Ages.
|Author||: Susan Sinclair|
|Total Pages||: 1512|
Download Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World 2 vol set Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.
|Author||: Andre Orlean|
|Publsiher||: MIT Press|
|Total Pages||: 360|
|Genre||: Business & Economics|
Download The Empire of Value Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
An argument that conceiving of economic value as a social force makes it possible to develop a new and more powerful theory of market behavior. With the advent of the 2007–2008 financial crisis, the economics profession itself entered into a crisis of legitimacy from which it has yet to emerge. Despite the obviousness of their failures, however, economists continue to rely on the same methods and to proceed from the same underlying assumptions. André Orléan challenges the neoclassical paradigm in this book, with a new way of thinking about perhaps its most fundamental concept, economic value. Orléan argues that value is not bound up with labor, or utility, or any other property that preexists market exchange. Economic value, he contends, is a social force whose vast sphere of influence, amounting to a kind of empire, extends to every aspect of economic life. Markets are based on the identification of value with money, and exchange value can only be regarded as a social institution. Financial markets, for example, instead of defining an extrinsic, objective value for securities, act as a mechanism for arriving at a reference price that will be accepted by all investors. What economists must therefore study, Orléan urges, is the hold that value has over individuals and how it shapes their perceptions and behavior. Awarded the prestigious Prix Paul Ricoeur on its original publication in France in 2011, The Empire of Value has been substantially revised and enlarged for this edition, with an entirely new section discussing the financial crisis of 2007–2008.
|Author||: Sophie Berthier|
|Publsiher||: British Archaeological Reports Limited|
|Total Pages||: 143|
|Genre||: Social Science|
Download Recherches Arch ologiques Sur la Capitale de L empire de Ghana Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Detailed analysis of excavations undertaken at Koumbi Saleh in today's Mauretania. With stunning results, the author argues that the architectural remains, dated from the 9th to the 14th centuries, are in fact that of the old capital of Ghana.
|Author||: Geoffrey Dunn|
|Total Pages||: 536|
Download Christians Shaping Identity from the Roman Empire to Byzantium Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Christians Shaping Identity explores different ways in which Christians constructed their own identity and that of the society around them to the 12th century C.E. It also illustrates how modern readings of that past continue to shape Christian identity.
|Author||: Luke Sunderland|
|Publsiher||: Oxford University Press|
|Total Pages||: 319|
|Genre||: Literary Collections|
Download Rebel Barons Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Ambivalence towards kings, and other sovereign powers, is deep-seated in medieval culture: sovereigns might provide justice, but were always potential tyrants, who usurped power and 'stole' through taxation. Rebel Barons writes the history of this ambivalence, which was especially acute in England, France, and Italy in the twelfth to fifteenth centuries, when the modern ideology of sovereignty, arguing for monopolies on justice and the legitimate use of violence, was developed. Sovereign powers asserted themselves militarily and economically provoking complex phenomena of resistance by aristocrats. This volume argues that the chansons de geste, the key genre for disseminating models of violent noble opposition to sovereigns, offer a powerful way of understanding acts of resistance. Traditionally seen as France's epic literary monuments - the Chanson de Roland is often presented as foundational of French literature - chansons de geste in fact come from areas antagonistic to France, such as Burgundy, England, Flanders, Occitania, and Italy, where they were reworked repeatedly from the twelfth century to the fifteenth and recast into prose and chronicle forms. Rebel baron narratives were the principal vehicle for aristocratic concerns about tyranny, for models of violent opposition to sovereigns and for fantasies of escape from the Carolingian world via crusade and Oriental adventures. Rebel Barons reads this corpus across its full range of historical and geographical relevance, and through changes in form, as well as placing it in dialogue with medieval political theory, to bring out the contributions of literary texts to political debates. Revealing the widespread and long-lived importance of these anti-royalist works supporting regional aristocratic rights to feud and revolt, Rebel Barons reshapes our knowledge of reactions to changing political realities at a crux period in European history.
|Author||: Naoise Mac Sweeney|
|Publsiher||: University of Pennsylvania Press|
|Total Pages||: 239|
Download Foundation Myths in Ancient Societies Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Throughout the ancient world, origin stories were told across the ancient world in many different ways: through poetry, prose, monumental and decorative arts, and performance in civic and religious rituals. Foundation myths, particularly those about the beginnings of cities and societies, played an important role in the dynamics of identity construction and in the negotiation of diplomatic relationships between communities. Yet many ancient communities had not one but several foundation myths, offering alternative visions and interpretations of their collective origins. Seeking to explain this plurality, Foundation Myths in Ancient Societies explores origin stories from a range of classical and ancient societies, covering both a broad chronological span (from Greek colonies to the high Roman empire) and a wide geographical area (from the central Mediterranean to central Asia). Contributors explore the reasons several different, sometimes contradictory myths might coexist or even coevolve. Collectively, the chapters suggest that the ambiguity and dissonance of multiple foundation myths can sometimes be more meaningful than a single coherent origin narrative. Foundation Myths in Ancient Societies argues for a both/and approach to foundation myths, laying a framework for understanding them in dialogue with each other and within a wider mythic context, as part of a wider discourse of origins. Contributors: Lieve Donnellan, Alfred Hirt, Naoíse Mac Sweeney, Rachel Mairs, Irad Malkin, Daniel Ogden, Robin Osborne, Michael Squire, Susanne Turner.
|Author||: Gaëlle Tallet|
|Total Pages||: 1376|
Download La splendeur des dieux Quatre tudes iconographiques sur l hell nisme gyptien 2 vols Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Dans La Splendeur des dieux, Gaëlle Tallet aborde la question de la transformation des divinités égyptiennes à l’époque gréco-romaine et de l’hellénisation de leur iconographie en interrogeant les enjeux de l’élaboration d’un hellénisme proprement égyptien, et les stratégies qu’il recouvre. In La Splendeur des dieux, Gaëlle Tallet provides a full reappraisal of the transformation of Egyptian deities and of their Hellenized depiction in Graeco-Roman times, and questions the issues and strategies at stake behind the elaboration of an Egyptian Hellenicity.