A "journey through the most significant events in history and the big ideas behind each one, from the dawn of civilization to the lightning-paced culture of today. One hundred ... articles explore the Law Code of Hammurabi, the Renaissance, the American Revolution, World War II, and much, much more, bringing the events and people of history to life"--
Squeezing together 3,500 years of bloody battles, glorious empires, revolting revolutions, monstrous monarchs, and so much more, The History Book gives everything a good shake and a couple of twists, so the important bits are all there, but the fun stuff rises to the top. Explore the copper, bronze, and iron ages through some heavy metal merchandise, pick your barbarian warrior in a beat 'em up videogame, and read Napoleon's profile on a social networking site. Learning history has never been so innovative or exciting. Find out where you fit in to the story of the world!
A History of the Western Division of the County of Sussex
History: What and Why? is a highly accessible introductory survey of historians' views about the nature and purpose of their subject. It offers a historical perspective and clear guide to contemporary debates about the nature and purpose of history, and a discussion of the traditional model of history as an account of the past 'as it was'. It assesses the challenges to orthodox views and examines the impact of Marxism, feminism and post-colonialism on the study of history. This second edition has been updated to reflect the continuing, and still increasing, debate surrounding these issues. In particular it discusses: historians' fear of postmodernism holocaust denial and the Irving/Lipstadt libel trial the future of the past in the light of the postmodern challenge. For anyone teaching, learning or studying history, this is a must.
This is a collection of 30 pieces by Michael Oakeshott, almost all of which are previously unpublished, covering every decade of his intellectual career. The essays were intended mostly for lectures or seminars and retain an informal style that makes them accessible to readers.
"Merciful Release" provides the first comprehensive study of the British euthanasia movement from its inception in the philosophic debates of the late 19th Century, to the storm-center of contemporary medical, legal, and ethical debate concerning physician-assisted suicide. Drawing upon a wealth of hitherto unexplored archival material and periodical literature, the book traces the delicate interplay of medicine, politics, philosophical debate, public opinion, and the fluctuating fortunes of the euthanasia movement.
Robert Buck's history examines the archaeological record, takes a fresh look at what the ancients said about the Boeotians and at the references of classicists of more recent times, retells the legends, and reconstructs the history of the region from the heroic Bronze Age to the Pelopponesian War.
History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Vol. Infantry
Enhanced by a new afterword dealing with the post-September 11th world, a provocative exploration of issues of human society and destiny answers such questions as, is there a direction to human history? does history have an end? and where are we now? Reprint. 25,00 first printing.