The Romans

Author: Roy Burrell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199171026

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Outlines the history of Rome from its founding by Romulus and Remus to the Barbarian invasions, and describes Roman government, warfare, culture, religion, and daily life.

Mussolini’s Rome

Rebuilding the Eternal City

Author: B. Painter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403976910

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 4088

In 1922 the Fascist 'March on Rome' brought Benito Mussolini to power. He promised Italians that his fascist revolution would unite them as never before and make Italy a strong and respected nation internationally. In the next two decades, Mussolini set about rebuilding the city of Rome as the site and symbol of the new fascist Italy. Through an ambitious program of demolition and construction he sought to make Rome a modern capital of a nation and an empire worthy of Rome's imperial past. Building the new Rome put people to work, 'liberated' ancient monuments, cleared slums, produced new "cities" for education, sports, and cinema, produced wide new streets, and provided the regime with a setting to showcase fascism's dynamism, power, and greatness. Mussolini's Rome thus embodied the movement, the man and the myth that made up fascist Italy.

The Roman Fort

Author: Peter Connolly

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199104260

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes the design and construction of a typical Roman fort and the daily life of its commanding officer and soldiers.


Author: Peter Connolly

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199171583

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Describes the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii in 79 A.D. and the rediscovery and subsequent excavation of this buried city.

City of Saints

Rebuilding Rome in the Early Middle Ages

Author: Maya Maskarinec

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812250087

Category: History

Page: 304

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City of Saints explores how Byzantine Rome naturalized saints from throughout the Mediterranean world to build a new sacred topography. As a result, an exhausted city with a limited Christian presence metamorphosed into the spiritual center of Western Christianity.

Herod's Judaea

A Mediterranean State in the Classical World

Author: Samuel Rocca

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161497179

Category: History

Page: 445

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Samuel Rocca, born in 1968, earned his PhD in 2006. Since 2000, he worked as a college and high school teacher at The Neri Bloomfield College of Design & Teacher Training, Haifa; at the Talpiot College, Tel Aviv since 2005, and at the Faculty of Architecture at the Judaea and Samaria College, Ariel since 2006.

The Roman Historians

Author: Ronald Mellor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134816510

Category: History

Page: 224

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The Romans' devotion to their past pervades almost every aspect of their culture. But the clearest image of how the Romans wished to interpret their past is found in their historical writings. This book examines in detail the major Roman historians: * Sallust * Livy * Tacitus * Ammianus as well as the biographies written by: * Nepos * Tacitus * Suetonius * the Augustan History * the autobiographies of Julius Caesar and the Emperor Augustus. Ronald Mellor demonstrates that Roman historical writing was regarded by its authors as a literary not a scholarly exercise, and how it must be evaluated in that context. He shows that history writing reflected the political structures of ancient Rome under the different regimes.

Claudian and the Roman Epic Tradition

Author: Catherine Ware

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107013437

Category: History

Page: 266

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The historical importance of Claudian as writer of panegyric and propaganda for the court of Honorius is well established but his poetry has been comparatively neglected: only recently has his work been the subject of modern literary criticism. Taking as its starting point Claudian's claim to be the heir to Virgil, this book examines his poetry as part of the Roman epic tradition. Discussing first what we understand by epic and its relevance for late antiquity, Catherine Ware argues that, like Virgil and later Roman epic poets, Claudian analyses his contemporary world in terms of classical epic. Engaging intertextually with his literary predecessors, Claudian updates concepts such as furor and concordia, redefining Romanitas to exclude the increasingly hostile east, depicting enemies of the west as new Giants and showing how the government of Honorius and his chief minister, Stilicho, have brought about a true golden age for the west.

Pilgrims’ Passage

Into a New Millennium; Rebuilding the Past

Author: Joe Buda

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499024134

Category: Fiction

Page: 826

View: 9618

Why does Pilgrims’ Passage matter? Why can greed and deceit still manipulate us? Why do people choose power over family? Working to address these questions and more, Pilgrims Passage: Into a New Millennium and Rebuilding the Past are journeys brimming with adventures through turbulent times during the transition into the twenty-first century. For Paul Bardeck and Claudia Weiss, discovering a thousand-year-old monk’s journal fuels their quest to rebuild a mysterious ancient monastery perched upon the foothills in the Slovakian High Tatras, with the promise of releasing boundless energy stored within ancient ruins, as well as the Book of ONE. Concurrently, Karl Vloda’s seemingly unquenchable thirst for wealth and power, fueled by the Black Star Pact’s dark energy, seems to make the quest for ancient truths a sideshow. As the pilgrims’ paths entangle, will the promise of timely truths finally come to light? Does standing against the powers of darkness really matter today?

The Late Roman Army

Author: Pat Southern,Karen R. Dixon

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300068436

Category: History

Page: 206

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From the reign of Septimius Severus at the end of the second century A.D., the Roman Empire was continuously beset by internal unrest, revolts, usurpations, civil wars, and attacks along its far-flung frontiers. Scarcely a part of the empire was unaffected, and some areas were forced to deal with several serious problems at the same time. This book is the first comprehensive discussion of the Roman army during this period, and it shows how the army adapted itself to meet these growing threats and how effective it was in combating them.

The Rome of Pope Paschal I

Papal Power, Urban Renovation, Church Rebuilding and Relic Translation, 817-824

Author: Caroline Goodson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521768195

Category: History

Page: 385

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A exploration of Paschal I's building campaign that illuminates the relationship between the material world and political power in medieval Rome.

Rome Reborn on Western Shores

Historical Imagination and the Creation of the American Republic

Author: Eran Shalev

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813928397

Category: History

Page: 328

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Rome Reborn on Western Shores examines the literature of the Revolutionary era to explore the ways in which American patriots employed the classics and to assess antiquity's importance to the early political culture of the United States. Where other writers have concentrated on political theory and ideology, Shalev demonstrates that classical discourse constituted a distinct mode of historical thought during the era, tracing the role of the classics from roughly 1760 to 1800 and beyond. His analysis shows how the classics provided a critical perspective on the management of the British Empire, a common fund of legitimizing images and organizing assumptions during the revolutionary conflict, a medium for political discourse in the process of state construction between 1776 and 1787, and a usable past once the Revolution was over. Rome Reborn examines the extent to which classical antiquity, especially Rome, molded understandings of history, politics, and time, even as the experience of the Revolution reshaped patriots' understanding of the classics. The book studies the historical sensibilities that enabled revolutionaries to imagine themselves continuing a historical process that originated with classical Greece and Rome. In particular, their attitudes toward, and understandings of, time provided revolutionaries with a distinct historical consciousness that connected the classical past to the revolutionary present and shaped their expectations about America's future.


Author: Sara Grosvald

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110947102

Category: Reference

Page: 363

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This work includes international secondary literature on anti-Semitism published throughout the world, from the earliest times to the present. It lists books, dissertations, and articles from periodicals and collections from a diverse range of disciplines. Written accounts are included among the recorded titles, as are manifestations of anti-Semitism in the visual arts (e.g. painting, caricatures or film), action taken against Jews and Judaism by discriminating judiciaries, pogroms, massacres and the systematic extermination during the Nazi period. The bibliography also covers works dealing with philo-Semitism or Jewish reactions to anti-Semitism and Jewish self-hate. An informative abstract in English is provided for each entry, and Hebrew titles are provided with English translations.

An Empire on the Edge

How Britain Came to Fight America

Author: Nick Bunker

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 038535164X

Category: History

Page: 448

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Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American Revolution shows how a lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics led to a war that few people welcomed but nobody could prevent. In this powerful but fair-minded narrative, British author Nick Bunker tells the story of the last three years of mutual embitterment that preceded the outbreak of America’s war for independence in 1775. It was a tragedy of errors, in which both sides shared responsibility for a conflict that cost the lives of at least twenty thousand Britons and a still larger number of Americans. The British and the colonists failed to see how swiftly they were drifting toward violence until the process had gone beyond the point of no return. At the heart of the book lies the Boston Tea Party, an event that arose from fundamental flaws in the way the British managed their affairs. By the early 1770s, Great Britain had become a nation addicted to financial speculation, led by a political elite beset by internal rivalry and increasingly baffled by a changing world. When the East India Company came close to collapse, it patched together a rescue plan whose disastrous side effect was the destruction of the tea. With lawyers in London calling the Tea Party treason, and with hawks in Parliament crying out for revenge, the British opted for punitive reprisals without foreseeing the resistance they would arouse. For their part, Americans underestimated Britain’s determination not to give way. By the late summer of 1774, when the rebels in New England began to arm themselves, the descent into war had become irreversible. Drawing on careful study of primary sources from Britain and the United States, An Empire on the Edge sheds new light on the Tea Party’s origins and on the roles of such familiar characters as Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, and Thomas Hutchinson. The book shows how the king’s chief minister, Lord North, found himself driven down the road to bloodshed. At his side was Lord Dartmouth, the colonial secretary, an evangelical Christian renowned for his benevolence. In a story filled with painful ironies, perhaps the saddest was this: that Dartmouth, a man who loved peace, had to write the dispatch that sent the British army out to fight.

Oxford First Ancient History

Author: Roy Eric Charles Burrell,Peter Connolly

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195213737

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

View: 4929

Tells the story of the ancient world from the earliest civilizations to the fall of the Roman Empire in the stories of conquerors and common people, myths and legends, and the making and keeping huge empires intact.

Time Out Rome

Author: Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 1846702747

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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Written by local experts, Time Out Rome provides extensive coverage of the major sights — and then goes much further. Featuring everything from born-again trattorie to the burgeoning apertif trend, it offers visitors the chance to experience the Eternal City as the Romans do. History in Rome is not confined to museums, basilicas and galleries — it tumbles out everywhere. And though the city is reassuringly compact, this does not stop the cultural onslaught from being utterly bewildering and exhausting. While some travelers may have to face the fact that they probably won't see everything, it is also important not to shut oneself up inside all day looking at collections and sites or you will miss all that the outdoor scene has to offer. Time Out Rome helps travelers navigate through the cobblestone streets, so that they can eat, drink and shop like the natives. Suggested side trips out of town are also explored.

A History of the Italian Republics

Author: J. C. L. De Sismondi,Charles Leonard Simonde De Sismondi

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434460649

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 6180

Jean Charles Leonard de Sismondi (1773-1842), whose real name was Simonde, was a writer born at Geneva. He is best known for his works on French and Italian history, and his economic ideas.