Category: History 2

  • Download e-book for iPad: Land and Privilege in Byzantium: The Institution of Pronoia by Mark C. Bartusis

    By Mark C. Bartusis

    A pronoia used to be one of those conditional furnish from the emperor, frequently to squaddies, of varied houses and privileges. In huge degree the establishment of pronoia characterised social and monetary relatives in later Byzantium, and its learn is the examine of later Byzantium. Filling the necessity for a finished examine of the establishment, this ebook examines the starting place, evolution and features of pronoia, focusing relatively at the later 13th and fourteenth centuries. however the booklet is way greater than a examine of a unmarried establishment. With a huge chronological scope extending from the mid-tenth to the mid-fifteenth century, it contains the most recent figuring out of Byzantine agrarian family members, taxation, management and the economic system, because it offers with family among the emperor, monastic and lay landholders, together with infantrymen and peasants. specific consciousness is paid to the relation among the pronoia and Western eu, Slavic and heart japanese associations, particularly the Ottoman timar.
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  • Get The Life of the Icelander Jón Ólafsson, Traveller to India PDF

    By Bertha S. Fillpotts (ed.)

    ISBN-10: 1409416593

    ISBN-13: 9781409416593

    Translated from the Icelandic variation of Sigfus Blondal and edited through the translator. the amount covers his existence and travels, 1593-1622, in Iceland, England, Denmark, White Sea, Faroes, Spitzbergen, Norway. persisted, with new editors, in moment sequence sixty eight. it is a new print-on-demand hardback variation of the amount first released in 1923. as a result of technical constraints it has no longer been attainable to breed Wije's View of Copenhagen in 1611 which seemed within the first variation of the paintings.
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  • New PDF release: Der totale Rausch: Drogen im Dritten Reich

    By Norman Ohler

    ISBN-10: 3462047337

    ISBN-13: 9783462047332

    Über Drogen im Dritten Reich ist bislang wenig bekannt. Norman Ohler geht den Tätern von damals buchstäblich unter die Haut und schaut direkt in ihre Blutbahnen hinein. Arisch rein ging es darin nicht zu, sondern chemisch deutsch – und ziemlich toxisch. Wo die Ideologie für Fanatismus und »Endsieg« nicht mehr ausreichte, wurde hemmungslos nachgeholfen, während guy offiziell eine strikte Politik der »Rauschgiftbekämpfung« betrieb. Als Deutschland 1940 Frankreich überfiel, standen die Soldaten der Wehrmacht unter 35 Millionen Dosierungen Pervitin. Das Präparat – heute als Crystal Meth bekannt – battle damals in jeder Apotheke erhältlich, machte den Blitzkrieg erst möglich und wurde zur Volksdroge im NS-Staat. Auch der vermeintliche Abstinenzler Hitler griff gerne zur pharmakologischen Stimulanz: Als er im wintry weather 1944 seine letzte Offensive befehligte, kannte er längst keine nüchternen Tage mehr. Schier pausenlos erhielt er von seinem Leibarzt Theo Morell verschiedenste Dopingmittel, dubiose Hormonpräparate und auch harte Drogen gespritzt. Nur so konnte der Diktator seinen Wahn bis zum Schluss aufrechterhalten. Ohler hat bislang gesperrte Materialien ausgewertet, mit Zeitzeugen, Militärhistorikern und Medizinern gesprochen. Entstanden ist ein erschütterndes, faktengenaues Buch. Der totale Rausch wurde von dem bedeutenden Historiker Hans Mommsen begleitet, der das Nachwort beisteuert. Sein Fazit: »Dieses Buch ändert das Gesamtbild.«
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  • New PDF release: The Cambridge History of Classical Literature. Volume I

    By P.E. Easterling; Editor B.M.W. Knox

    This sequence offers person textbooks on early Greek poetry, on Greek drama, on philosophy, background and oratory, and at the literature of the Hellenistic interval and of the Empire. A bankruptcy on books and readers within the Greek global concludes half four. each one half has its personal appendix of authors and works, a listing of works pointed out, and an index.
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  • New PDF release: Abelard and the Origin and Early History of Universities

    By Gabriel Compayre

    ISBN-10: 1410200213

    ISBN-13: 9781410200211

    A vintage in its box, Compayr?'s Abelard and the starting place and Early heritage of Universities (originally released in 1892) is as appropriate this day as while it was once written, giving an concept of what those nice institutions of masters and scholars which performed such an very important half some time past, should have been of their beginnings, in their inner association, their courses of analysis, their equipment of guide, and of their basic spirit and exterior impact. Compayr?, the well known French educationalist, has ready during this quantity an account of the foundation of the nice ecu universities that's straight away the main medical and the main fascinating within the English language. evidently the college of Paris is the vital determine within the account; and the main points of its early association and impact are totally given. Its reference to the opposite nice universities of the center a long time and with the fashionable collage stream is obviously mentioned. Abelard, whose method of educating and disputation used to be one of many earliest symptoms of the emerging universities, is the common determine of the flow; and Compayr? has given a comic strip of his personality and paintings, from a completely new element of view, that's so much instructive. Compayr?'s works have been nonetheless being released good into the twentieth Century, together with Montaigne and the schooling of the Judgment, Peter Abelard and the increase of the fashionable Universities and Jean Jacques Rousseau and schooling from Nature.
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  • Read e-book online Il Nascondiglio PDF

    By Corrie ten Boom

    Dopo un quarantennio dalla prima edizione, le memorie di Corrie ten growth sono ancora un bestseller. Mentre los angeles pazzia dei nazisti si estendeva in Europa, una famiglia di orologiai in Olanda rischiava tutto according to il bene degli altri. Malgrado i pericoli e le minacce offrivano rifugio agli ebrei perseguitati. Poi una trappola portò tutta los angeles famiglia in mezzo agli orrori di un campo di concentramento
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