Events That Formed the Modern World From the European Renaissance through the War on Terror 5 volumes

Author: Frank W. Thackeray
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598849026
Format: PDF
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This comprehensive five-volume set contains readable essays that describe and interpret the most important global events since the European Renaissance, some accompanied by related document excerpts and primary source materials. • Entries covering 62 major events that changed the world • Contributions from dozens of well-respected scholars from a variety of disciplines • An extensive timeline accompanies each volume • Appendices for subjects such as States Achieving Independence since 1945 and Ruling Houses and Dynasties • An annotated bibliography of many recent works on each subject event

Enduring Controversies in Military History Critical Analyses and Context 2 volumes

Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440841209
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This provocative examination of major controversies in military history enables readers to learn how scholars approach controversial topics and provides a model for students in the study and discussion of other historical events. • Provides compelling examinations of major controversies in military history from the time of the ancient world to the modern day • Enables readers to see how historians address such topics and understand how their process could be applied to other topics or research areas • Offers a bibliography specific to each topic to give students looking to do further research a wealth of options

War Made New

Author: Max Boot
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101216832
Format: PDF, ePub
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A monumental, groundbreaking work, now in paperback, that shows how technological and strategic revolutions have transformed the battlefield Combining gripping narrative history with wide-ranging analysis, War Made New focuses on four ?revolutions? in military affairs and describes how inventions ranging from gunpowder to GPS-guided air strikes have remade the field of battle?and shaped the rise and fall of empires. War Made New begins with the Gunpowder Revolution and explains warfare?s evolution from ritualistic, drawn-out engagements to much deadlier events, precipitating the rise of the modern nation-state. He next explores the triumph of steel and steam during the Industrial Revolution, showing how it powered the spread of European colonial empires. Moving into the twentieth century and the Second Industrial Revolution, Boot examines three critical clashes of World War II to illustrate how new technology such as the tank, radio, and airplane ushered in terrifying new forms of warfare and the rise of centralized, and even totalitarian, world powers. Finally, Boot focuses on the Gulf War, the invasion of Afghanistan, and the Iraq War?arguing that even as cutting-edge technologies have made America the greatest military power in world history, advanced communications systems have allowed decentralized, ?irregular? forces to become an increasingly significant threat.

Cultural responses to the Persian wars

Author: Emma Bridges
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Format: PDF, ePub
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Introduction /Emma Bridges, Edith Hall, and P.J. Rhodes --The impact of the Persian wars on classical Greece /P.J. Rhodes --Xerxes' Homer /Johannes Haubold --The view from Eleusis : Demeter in the Persian Wars /Deborah Boedeker --Plato and the Persian wars /Christopher Rowe --The Persian wars in fourth-century oratory and historiography /John Marincola --Images of the Persian wars in Rome /Philip Hardie --De malignitate Plutarchi : Plutarch, Herodotus, and the Persian wars /Christopher Pelling --Aeschylus' Persians via the Ottoman empire to Saddam Hussein /Edith Hall --Operatic variations on an episode at the Hellespont /David Kimbell --'Shrines of the mighty' : rediscovering the battlefields of the Persian wars /Ian Macgregor Morris --From Marathon to Waterloo : Byron, battle monuments, and the Persian wars /Timothy Rood --Enacting history and patriotic myth : Aeschylus' Persians on the eve of the Greek War of Independence /Gonda Van Steen --The Persian wars as the 'origin' of historiography : ancient and modern orientalism in George Grote's History of Greece /Alexandra Lianeri --'People like us' in the face of history : Cormon's Les vainqueurs de Salamine /Clemence Schultze --Xerxes goes to Hollywood /D.S. Levene --The guts and the glory : Pressfield's Spartans at the Gates of fire /Emma Bridges..

The Modern World

Author: Sarolta Takacs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131745572X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Designed to meet the curriculum needs for students from grades 7 to 12, this five-volume encyclopedia explores world history from approximately 5000 C.E. to the present. Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the modern world.Each volume includes articles on history, government, and warfare; the development of ideas and the growth of art and architecture; religion and philosophy; music; science and technology; and daily life in the civilizations covered. Boxed features include "Turning Point," "Great Lives," "Into the Twenty-First Century," and "Modern Weapons". Maps, timelines, and illustrations illuminate the text, and a glossary, a selected bibliography, and an index in each volume round out the set.

The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics

Author: Célestin Monga
ISBN: 0199687110
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Identifies the central themes, issues, questions, and methods of analysis of economics, and discusses how they have been approached in the African context over time. Reviews and document how the study of African societies has contributed to and shaped major fields of the discipline of economics.

The Shield of Achilles

Author: Philip Bobbitt
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307796906
Format: PDF, Docs
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"We are at a moment in world affairs when the essential ideas that govern statecraft must change. For five centuries it has taken the resources of a state to destroy another state . . . This is no longer true, owing to advances in international telecommunications, rapid computation, and weapons of mass destruction. The change in statecraft that will accompany these developments will be as profound as any that the State has thus far undergone." —from the Prologue The Shield of Achilles is a classic inquiry into the nature of the State, its origin in war, and its drive for peace and legitimacy. Philip Bobbitt, a professor of constitutional law and a historian of nuclear strategy, has served in the White House, the Senate, the State Department, and the National Security Council in both Democratic and Republican administrations, and here he brings his formidable experience and analytical gifts to bear on our changing world. Many have observed that the nation-state is dying, yet others have noted that the power of the State has never been greater. Bobbitt reconciles this paradox and introduces the idea of the market-state, which is already replacing its predecessor. Along the way he treats such themes as the Long War (which began in 1914 and ended in 1990). He explains the relation of violence to legitimacy, and the role of key individuals in fates that are partially—but only partially—determined. This book anticipates the coalitional war against terrorism and lays out alternative futures for the world. Bobbitt shows how nations might avoid the great power confrontations that have a potential for limitless destruction, and he traces the origin and evolution of the State to such wars and the peace conferences that forged their outcomes into law, from Augsburg to Westphalia to Utrecht to Vienna to Versailles. The author paints a powerful portrait of the ever-changing interrelatedness of our world, and he uses his expertise in law and strategy to discern the paths that statehood will follow in the coming years and decades. Timely and perceptive, The Shield of Achilles will change the way we think about the world. From the Hardcover edition.