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Aristotle (Book) - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Aristotle (Book) - Ancient History Encyclopedia | European History | Scoop.it
Book Details Author  Otfried Hoffe Publisher  State University of New York Press Publication Date   December 31, 2003 ISBN  079145634X Pages  235 Buy this book Description Aristotle belongs to the small class of philosophers who were not only influential in a particular field of philosophy but also shaped the profile of every philosophical discipline. In this book Otfried Hoffe provides a comprehensive introduction to the life and work of Aristotle, covering well-known Aristotelian topics such as ethics, politics, and metaphysics as well as the less familiar, such as biology, psychology, and rhetoric. Hoffe also compares Aristotle to other major figures in the history of European (especially German) philosophy, making connections to Kant and Hegel that are particularly insightful. A picture of Aristotle emerges as a philosopher who is much more modern than previously thought, one whose writings are still relevant today and continue make valuable contributions to many contemporary philosophical debates. Customer Reviews Blacklist
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The Inheritance of Rome (Book) - Ancient History Encyclopedia

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Book Details Author  Chris Wickham Publisher  Penguin Books Publication Date   August 3, 2010 ISBN  0143117424 Pages  688 Buy this book Description "The breath  of reading is astounding, the knowledge displayed is awe-inspiring and the attention quietly given to critical theory and the postmodern questioning of evidence is both careful and sincere."--The Daily Telegraph (UK) "A superlative work of historical scholarship."--Literary Review (UK) A unique and enlightening look at Europe's so-called Dark Ages; the second volume in the Penguin History of Europe Defying the conventional Dark Ages view of European history between A.D. 400 and 1000, award-winning historian Chris Wickham presents The Inheritance of Rome, a work of remarkable scope and rigorous yet accessible scholarship. Drawing on a wealth of new material and featuring a thoughtful synthesis of historical and archaeological approaches, Wickham agues that these centuries were critical in the formulation of European identity. From Ireland to Constantinople, the Baltic to the Mediterranean, the narrative constructs a vivid portrait of the vast and varied world of Goths, Franks, Vandals, Arabs, Saxons, and Vikings. Groundbreaking and full of fascinating revelations, The Inheritance of Rome offers a fresh understanding of the crucible in which Europe would ultimately be created. Customer Reviews Blacklist
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If you want to learn about European history, your own family might be a good start

If you want to learn about European history, your own family might be a good start | European History | Scoop.it
When our editor-in-chief brought up the idea to write about European history through our own families' stories, I could only like the idea, (...)...
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Aegean Art and Architecture (Book) - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Aegean Art and Architecture (Book) - Ancient History Encyclopedia | European History | Scoop.it
Book Details Author  Donald Preziosi Publisher  Oxford University Press Publication Date   February 24, 2000 ISBN  0192842080 Pages  264 Buy this book Description This is the first comprehensive introduction to the art and architecture of mainland Greece, Crete, and the Cycladic Islands from 3300 to 1000 BCE. Ancient Aegean culture has a particularly important place within European history and art history because of its profound links to the origins of European civilization. Paintings, pottery, objects made from gold, silver, and ivory, carved reliefs, textiles, and architecture, are all fully illustrated and discussed. The authors reveal the many different functions that this vast range of arts and artifacts served within the cultural and social context of the Eastern Mediterranean and Near East. Combining the latest research and critical approaches with an up-to-date historiography this book gives readers a clear understanding of Ancient Aegean visual arts and of our changing interpretations of this extraordinary era. Customer Reviews Blacklist
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Italy's political crisis is a moment of reckoning for European liberal democracy

Italy's political crisis is a moment of reckoning for European liberal democracy | European History | Scoop.it
What's caused Italy's political crisis and what's likely to happen next.
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"Escape to Victory? Cork, Ireland and the post-war European refugee question" | Irish Polish Society

"Escape to Victory? Cork, Ireland and the post-war European refugee question" | Irish Polish Society | European History | Scoop.it
The Irish Polish Society invites you to an evening of historical reflection on the stories of Europeans who sought refuge in Ireland in the 1940s . The lecture will be delivered by Gabriel Doherty of the School of History at UCC on Saturday the 2nd of June at 8 pm at the Polish House, 20...
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Luisa Passerini: Italy 1968: History, Memory, Autobiography

NYU Florence The year 1968 witnessed a collective uprising and a revolution in the personal sphere. In Italy, it marked the beginning of a struggle that last...
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Early Medieval Europe, 300-1000 (Book) - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Early Medieval Europe, 300-1000 (Book) - Ancient History Encyclopedia | European History | Scoop.it
Book Details Author  Collins Publisher  Palgrave Publication Date   July 30, 2010 ISBN  0230006736 Pages  624 Buy this book Description In this classic textbook history of early medieval Europe, Roger Collins provides a succinct account of the centuries during which Europe changed from being an abstract geographical expression to a new culturally coherent, if politically divided, entity. This comprehensive new edition explores key topics such as the fall of the Roman Empire, the rise of both Christianity and Islam, the Vikings, and the expansion of Latin Christian culture into eastern Europe. Clear and insightful, this is an invaluable guide to an important era in the history of both Europe and the wider world. This is an ideal companion for students of History or European Studies taking modules on Early Medieval Europe or Europe in Late Antiquity. In addition, this is a useful reference work for postgraduate students, scholars and teachers of early medieval Europe. Customer Reviews Blacklist
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The Quest For the Lost Roman Legions (Book) - Ancient History Encyclopedia

The Quest For the Lost Roman Legions (Book) - Ancient History Encyclopedia | European History | Scoop.it
Book Details Author  Tony Clunn Publisher  Savas Beatie Publication Date   April 1, 2005 ISBN  1932714081 Pages  384 Buy this book Description In 9 A.D., the 17th, 18th & 19th Roman legions and their auxiliary troops under command of Publius Quinctilius Varus vanished in the boggy wilds of Germania. They died singly and by the hundreds over several days in a carefully planned ambush led by Arminius-a Roman-trained German warrior determined to stop Rome's advance east beyond the Rhine River. By the time it was over, some 25,000 men, women, and children were dead and the course of European history had been forever altered. "Quinctilius Varus, give me back my legions!" Emperor Augustus agonized aloud when he learned of the devastating loss. As the decades slipped past, the location of one of the western world's most important battlefields was lost to history for two millenia. Fueled by an unshakeable curiosity and burning interest in the story, a British major named Tony Clunn delved into the nooks and crannies of times past. By sheer persistence and good luck, he turned the foundation of German national history on its ear. Convinced the running battle took place north of Osnabruck, Germany, Clunn set out to prove his point. His discovery of a handful of Roman coins in the late 1980s, followed by a flood of thousands of other artifacts (including weapons and human remains) ended the mystery once and for all. Today, a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art museum houses and interprets these priceless historical treasures on the very site Varus's legions were lost. In Quest of the Lost Roman Legions is a masterful retelling of Clunn's search to discover the Varus battlefield. His well-placed, carefully conceived, and vivid writing style makes for a compelling read from the first page to the last, as he alternates between his incredible modern quest and the ancient tale of the Roman occupation of Germany that ultimately ended so tragically in the peat bogs of Kalkriese. Tony Clunn joined the army at age 15 and served with the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment. He retired in the late 1990s after twenty-two years with the rank of major, an is currently employed by the British Army in Osnaburck and Kalkriese. He was presented with the Member of the Royal Order of the British Empire in 1996 by Queen Elizabeth II. Customer Reviews Blacklist
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Top 10 Facts You Didn't Know About World War I

Top 10 Facts You Didn't Know About World War I | European History | Scoop.it
World War I was one of the most destructive wars known to man until World War II came along.Although the politics of the day had laid the foundation of th...
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Greek civilization and character; the self-revelation... (Book) - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Greek civilization and character; the self-revelation... (Book) - Ancient History Encyclopedia | European History | Scoop.it
Cover Book Details Author  Arnold Joseph Toynbee Publisher  Mentor Publication Date   May 27, 2018 ISBN  Pages  Description Greek Studies, & History, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, European History Customer Reviews Blacklist
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Underwater pictures of San José, the "holy grail of shipwrecks" —

Underwater pictures of San José, the "holy grail of shipwrecks" — | European History | Scoop.it
In 2015, an underwater search effort led by a robot found the San José, one of the richest sunken treasures in maritime history. The government of nearby Colombia promptly declared the location a state secret.
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'There's Never Been an Eastern Europe Without Islam', Says Jewish Commentator

'There's Never Been an Eastern Europe Without Islam', Says Jewish Commentator | European History | Scoop.it
According to Jacob Mikanowski, an "American" Jewish journalist for the New York Times, there has never been an Eastern Europe without Islam.
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Expressionism in Print: The Early Works of Richard Haas

Expressionism in Print: The Early Works of Richard Haas | European History | Scoop.it
On June 23, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich opens Expressionism in Print: The Early Works of Richard Haas, 1957-64 in the Arcade Gallery.The exhibition will...
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I was born behind the iron curtain: it’s vital to protect the right to speak out | Sofi Oksanen | Opinion | The Guardian

I was born behind the iron curtain: it’s vital to protect the right to speak out | Sofi Oksanen | Opinion | The Guardian | European History | Scoop.it
From Nazi book-burning to Soviet-era oppression, the history of Europe’s public spaces shows the danger of silencing protest, says Finnish-Estonian novelist and playwright Sofi Oksanen...
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Ancient Persia (Book) - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Ancient Persia (Book) - Ancient History Encyclopedia | European History | Scoop.it
Book Details Author  Matt Waters Publisher  Cambridge University Press Publication Date   January 20, 2014 ISBN  0521253691 Pages  274 Buy this book Description The Achaemenid Persian Empire, at its greatest territorial extent under Darius I (r. 522-486 BCE), held sway over territory stretching from the Indus River Valley to southeastern Europe and from the western Himalayas to northeast Africa. In this book, Matt Waters gives a detailed historical overview of the Achaemenid period while considering the manifold interpretive problems historians face in constructing and understanding its history. This book offers a Persian perspective even when relying on Greek textual sources and archaeological evidence. Waters situates the story of the Achaemenid Persians in the context of their predecessors in the mid-first millennium BCE and through their successors after the Macedonian conquest, constructing a compelling narrative of how the empire retained its vitality for more than two hundred years (c. 550-330 BCE) and left a massive imprint on Middle Eastern as well as Greek and European history. Customer Reviews Blacklist
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Dacia (Book) - Ancient History Encyclopedia

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Book Details Author  Vasile Parvan Publisher  Cambridge University Press Publication Date   March 12, 2015 ISBN  110748667X Pages  244 Buy this book Description Originally published in 1928, this book contains the text of lectures delivered at the University of Cambridge in 1925 by the Romanian archaeologist and Classicist Vasile Pârvan on the subject of ancient Dacia, located in what is now Eastern Europe. Pârvan covers the relationships between the native Carpatho-Danubians and the various races that occupied the territory at various points over time, and includes a number of photographs and drawings of Dacian buildings and artefacts. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in ancient European history. Customer Reviews Blacklist
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Magnificent, but Not War: George B. McClellan in Crimea

Magnificent, but Not War: George B. McClellan in Crimea | European History | Scoop.it
The Crimean War holds a strange place in history. Remembered for a failed cavalry charge and a woman of mercy, the war paved the way for a united Italy, British Army reform, and military correspondence.
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Apartheid denialism must be punishable with imprisonment

Apartheid denialism must be punishable with imprisonment | European History | Scoop.it
If we legislate against apartheid denialism, it cushions the country from future mistakes in the absence of lived memory.
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Why Reforming The UN Security Council Is Imperative – OpEd –

Why Reforming The UN Security Council Is Imperative – OpEd – | European History | Scoop.it
The UN Security Council neither represents the power realities of the contemporary era nor does it factor the security considerations of developing countries into its structure.While Europe is ove…...
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Barbarian Migrations and the Roman West... (Book) - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Barbarian Migrations and the Roman West... (Book) - Ancient History Encyclopedia | European History | Scoop.it
Book Details Author  Guy Halsall Publisher  Cambridge University Press Publication Date   February 18, 2008 ISBN  0521435439 Pages  614 Buy this book Description This is a major survey of the barbarian migrations and their role in the fall of the Roman Empire and the creation of early medieval Europe, one of the key events in European history. Unlike previous studies it integrates historical and archaeological evidence and discusses Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and North Africa, demonstrating that the Roman Empire and its neighbours were inextricably linked. A narrative account of the turbulent fifth and early sixth centuries is followed by a description of society and politics during the migration period and an analysis of the mechanisms of settlement and the changes of identity. Guy Halsall reveals that the creation and maintenance of kingdoms and empires was impossible without the active involvement of people in the communities of Europe and North Africa. He concludes that, contrary to most opinions, the fall of the Roman Empire produced the barbarian migrations, not vice versa. Customer Reviews Blacklist
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Russia Just Won Big In The European Gas War

Russia Just Won Big In The European Gas War | European History | Scoop.it
Russia’s energy giant Gazprom just scored a major victory in the fight to secure European market share in the natural gas game despite the U.S.’ efforts to convince the continent to ease its reliance on Russian gas...
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Decades-long hunt for bronze sculpture looted by Nazis leads to posh German hotel

Decades-long hunt for bronze sculpture looted by Nazis leads to posh German hotel | European History | Scoop.it
In the final months of the 19th century, a German sculptor named Walter Schott began drawing up plans for a massive work he hoped would represent the...
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Read The Family Tree Historical Maps Book - Europe: A Country-by-Cou…

About Books Read The Family Tree Historical Maps Book - Europe: A Country-by-Country Atlas of European History, 1700s-1900s by Allison Dolan and the editors …...
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