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Download Pictish Warrior Ad297-841 by Paul Wagner, Wayne Reynolds PDF

By Paul Wagner, Wayne Reynolds

First pointed out by means of identify in advert 297, the Picts inhabited Northern Britain from the tip of the third century advert to the ninth. They rose to strength within the devastation following Emperor Septimus Severus's repression of the Caledonians in advert 208, and ruled Northern Britain for over 500 years, ahead of vanishing mysteriously. The Picts characterize a excessive element of Celtic civilisation, ultimate loose and unconquered past the borders of the Roman international, and emerging to develop into the 1st barbarians to shape a recognisable 'nation'. This name takes an in depth examine their origins, and examines Pictish heroic and warrior society, masking schooling and coaching, visual appeal and kit, the prestige of girls, and the adventure of conflict.

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Download Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond PDF

By Jared Diamond

"Fascinating.... Lays a starting place for realizing human history."—Bill GatesIn this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, manhattan assessment of Books) booklet, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental components formed the fashionable global. Societies that had had a head begin in nutrients construction complex past the hunter-gatherer level, after which built faith —as good as nasty germs and effective guns of struggle —and adventured on sea and land to beat and decimate preliterate cultures. an enormous improve in our knowing of human societies, weapons, Germs, and metal chronicles the way in which that the trendy global got here to be and stunningly dismantles racially established theories of human historical past. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in technology, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth membership of California's Gold Medal.

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Download Thugs: How History's Most Notorious Despots Transformed the by Micah D. Halpern PDF

By Micah D. Halpern

For the main infamous leaders within the heritage of the realm, evil is greater than only a second of weak point? it's a fashion of life.

For each noble king, righteous emperor, and peace-loving president, background turns out to serve up a double component to murderous pharaohs, deranged dictators, or corrupt czars. Thugs probes this darkish and twisted aspect of uncooked human power—from France's King Louis XIV to China's Mao Tse-Tung and far and wide in among. it's a desirable peek into the lives of the wealthy and notorious, the bitter crème de l. a. crème.

Some, like Herod the good, earned villainous reputations for slaughtering their very own kinfolk and countrymen. Others, like Egypt's King Farouk, have been virtually laughable of their misdeeds, accumulating the world's greatest choice of pornography. Then there are these leaders, akin to Hitler, who dedicated acts of such unspeakable evil that their names are uttered as curses.

From Filipino first girl Imelda Marcos's bullet-proof bras to African strongman Ide Amin's strange fixation with all issues Scottish, Micah D. Halpern turns the yellowed pages of background and modern information bills to profile the bewildering, outrageous, terrible, gut-wrenching, zany, and tragicomic habit of the world's worst leaders.

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Download Swimming with Piranhas: Surviving the Politics of by Howard Brody PDF

By Howard Brody

Exposing wrestling’s internal workings and back-office deal making, this memoir is a hard-hitting firsthand examine the game from Howard Brody, considered one of its such a lot arguable promoters. starting with how he grew to become concerned with expert wrestling and produced his first tv software, it then makes a speciality of his time as president of the nationwide Wrestling Alliance and divulges the reality in the back of the rumors surrounding his departure from the association. Brody’s relationships with lots of wrestling’s strongest and artistic figures— Vince and Linda McMahon, Eric Bischoff, Paul Heyman, Tod Gordon, Antonio Inoki, Hiro Matsuda, the Funks, Dusty Rhodes, Jim Cornette, and Hulk Hogan—are mentioned intimately, revealing many little-known information about the behind-the-scenes negotiations inquisitive about reserving and selling indicates. From facing construction and ability managers to operating with radio and tv stations, Brody explains the nuances of reserving promotions, discusses the character of negotiating and promoting wrestling to tv networks and sponsors, and reveals attention-grabbing information about many points of operating within the wrestling business.

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Download Wehrmacht. The Illustrated history of the German Army in by JOHN PIMLOTT EDITOR PDF

By JOHN PIMLOTT EDITOR

В русском переводе книга уже появлялась на трекере: http://torrents.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1897594
Это - оригинал. Содержание понятно из названия, остаётся добавить, что фотографии(а их около 200), впервые опубликованные в этой книге, впоследствии широко использовались как в зарубежных, так и в отечественных исследованиях, посвящённых Второй мировой войне.

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Download Renaissance People: Lives that Shaped the Modern Age by Robert Con Davis, Beth Lindsmith PDF

By Robert Con Davis, Beth Lindsmith

This interesting e-book highlights and illustrates approximately a hundred amazing lives from among 1400 and 1600. via those very readable brief biographies, styles within the historical past and paintings of the Renaissance develop into transparent.

Some names are recognized - Leonardo, Luther, Lorenzo de Medici and Machiavelli - yet others can be new to many readers: artists, philosophers, politicians, scientists, rebels and reactionaries, in addition to an acrobat, an actress or even a celeb comic.

'This beautiful quantity might be and may be at the cabinets of somebody drawn to the heritage and tradition of the Renaissance' - The historic organization

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Download What Did the Biblical Writers Know and When Did They Know by William G. Dever PDF

By William G. Dever

For hundreds of years the Hebrew Bible has been the fountainhead of the Judeo-Christian culture. this present day, even if, the full biblical culture, together with its ancient veracity, is being challenged. best this attack is a gaggle of students defined because the "minimalist" or "revisionist" college of religious study, which fees that the Hebrew Bible is basically pious fiction, that its writers and editors invented "ancient Israel" as a bit of past due Jewish propaganda within the Hellenistic era.

In this attention-grabbing ebook famous Syro-Palestinian archaeologist William G. Dever assaults the minimalist place head-on, exhibiting how sleek archaeology brilliantly illuminates either existence in historic Palestine and the sacred scriptures as we've them at the present time. Assembling a wealth of archaeological proof, Dever builds the clearest, such a lot whole photograph but of the genuine Israel that existed through the Iron Age of historical Palestine (1200–600 B.C.).

Dever's unheard of reconstruction of this key interval issues up the minimalists' abuse of archaeology and divulges the weak spot in their revisionist histories. Dever exhibits that old Israel, faraway from being an "invention," is a truth to be came upon. both very important, his restoration of a competent center heritage of old Israel presents an organization starting place from which to understand the classy worth and lofty ethical aspirations of the Hebrew Bible.

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Download Breve historia de los mayas by Carlos Pallán PDF

By Carlos Pallán

“Carlos Pallán Gayol nos ofrece en este volumen un resumen de l. a. historia de los mayas. En él, descubrimos que no existió un imperio maya como tal, sino que más bien, había distintas poblaciones mayas que andaban a los angeles gresca un día sí y otro también."(http://es.paperblog.com)

“Les invito a que se adentren a través de este libro, Breve Historia de los Mayas, dentro de l. a. selva y junto a l. a. entretenida lectura de l. a. obra de Carlos Pallán Gayol observen a los angeles deslumbrante y pura luz de the United States critical todo el devenir de los angeles cultura Maya, su sabiduría y misteriosa mitología, el esplendor de los reyes y reinas, guerreros y sacerdotes que vivieron en majestuosas ciudades dentro de feraces selvas tropicales, los angeles mística que desprenden sus ancestrales jeroglíficos."(http://historiaconminusculas.blogspot.com.es)

La epopeya de los angeles mayor civilización de Mesoamérica, que persiste con sus señas de identidad en los angeles actualidad. Un pueblo que levantó inmensas pirámides sin conocer los angeles rueda.

La civilización maya fue una de las más importantes de Mesoamérica, sus impresionantes pirámides y construcciones siguen maravillando al mundo, todavía más si se tiene en cuenta que fueron construidas sin usar animales de carga o l. a. rueda o que sus majestuosas ciudades se construyeron ganándole metro a metro a l. a. selva. los angeles cultura maya además, frente a otras como l. a. azteca o los angeles egipcia, ha conservado sus señas de identidad, ha mantenido sus ritos mostrando un falso sincretismo que ocultaba, en un secreto impenetrable que sólo ahora que se han descifrado los angeles mayor parte de sus jeroglíficos o se ha comenzado a rescatar su legado, parece salir a l. a. luz.

Determina Carlos Pallán que los mayas nunca constituyeron un imperio, sino una aglomeración de pueblos en continua batalla, como los angeles Grecia de las polis y desde allí traza un arco cronológico hasta los angeles actualidad en los angeles que aún existen mayas puros en Guatemala y en ciertas zonas de México. Divide los angeles historia de los mayas en tres periodos fundamentales: el Periodo Preclásico en el que presenciaremos los angeles creación de ciudades como Petén y el nacimiento de una agricultura en pugna continua con los angeles selva; en el Periodo Clásico nacerán ciudades tan majestuosas como Palenque; y, por último el Periodo Posclásico o Época de los Grandes Reyes que concluye con el ocaso de los angeles grandeza maya por los angeles colonización española, es los angeles época de esplendor del gran K’uk’ulkaan rey de Cichén Itzá o del Rey Pakal de Palenque que ordenaron l. a. construcción de las impresionantes pirámides. Los últimos capítulos están dedicados a l. a. mitología y los angeles religión de los mayas, que conciben un mundo atemporal previo a l. a. creación del tiempo, y a los logros astronómicos, resaltando las exactas predicciones meteorológicas, o los matemáticos, con una unidad de cálculo con una precisión que en Europa no se daría hasta el S.XII.

Razones para comprar los angeles obra:

• l. a. obra desvela como los angeles asimilación occidental de los mayas no es tal, ya que han mostrado un falso sincretismo, conservando en secreto su cultura.
• l. a. perspectiva del autor es directa, tomando los datos de las fuentes, sin mediación de los establecidos clichés occidentales sobre los mayas.
• l. a. obra muestra datos relevantes basados en las investigaciones más recientes, en l. a. comprensión casi completa que hay actualmente de los jeroglíficos mayas.
• Deja al lector un espacio crítico, enseñándole los diversos logros de esta cultura, por ello, es el lector el que debe separar realidad y mito sobre los angeles civilización más importante de Mesoamérica.

Una investigación amena y absolutamente clarificadora de lo que los mayas supusieron para l. a. historia de América y para nuestra propia historia, y una inmejorable oportunidad de desentrañar esta cultura compleja, pionera y viva.

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