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Download E-books ATH: OCR A Historical Themes: Rebellion and Disorder under the Tudors PDF

By Geoffrey Woodward

For over 20 years entry to background has been offering scholars with trustworthy, enticing and available content material on quite a lot of issues. every one identify within the sequence presents finished assurance of other background subject matters on present AS and A2 point heritage necessities, along exam-style perform questions and tips on how to aid scholars in attaining their most sensible.

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Download E-books The Warrior King and the Invasion of France: Henry V, Agincourt, and the Campaign that Shaped Medieval England PDF

Presenting a thorough new examine Henry V―as a super and brutal warmonger―this dynamic historic narrative will switch our glossy attitudes towards this warrior king.

In the process the Hundred Years conflict, Henry V used to be the English determine so much answerable for the mutual antipathy that existed among France and England. His artwork of attacking an opponent by means of making overall struggle on civilians, in addition to infantrymen, created great mistrust and enmity among the 2 international locations, which survives even to this present day. He was once a guy of many contradictions, a perverse mixture of rigorous orthodoxy―exemplified via his fanatical and illiberal religion―and of neurotic lack of confidence, stemming partly from the doubtful nature of his declare to the English throne.

Henry V owed his acceptance at domestic to victories opposed to the French that gratified an rising English nationalism. A enormously ardent army strategist who experimented with ballistics and outfitted the 1st English army, on the time of his early loss of life on the age of thirty-six he managed one-third of modern day France.

using new discoveries from neighborhood French ancient societies, Desmond Seward attracts a portrait of Henry V that exhibits him as an excellent army strategist, formidable conqueror, and, no less than in brief, successful warrior king.

sixteen pages of colour and B&W pictures

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Download E-books Die Wikingerzeit - eine Epoche des Wandels PDF

By Arnulf Krause

'Seeräuber' bedeutet das Wort Wikinger eigentlich und diese Bezeichnung spiegelt auch intestine den Schrecken wider, den die Nordmänner vom nine. bis ins eleven. Jahrhundert über die südlich an ihre Gefilde grenzenden Gebiete brachten. Das Wissen um Gold in den Tempeln der Christen lockte sie aus dem Norden. In kleinen Trupps wurden Klöster und Dörfer geplündert, Land in England erobert und besiedelt, Städte in Irland und Russland gegründet und sogar Raubzüge bis ans Mittelmeer unternommen. used to be genau die Völker des heutigen Skandinaviens veranlasste, ihre Heimat zu verlassen und fremde Gebiete heimzusuchen, wird hier näher betrachtet. Der Autor erläutert, warum einfache Bauern und Fischer auf Handels- und Raubfahrt gingen, wie die berüchtigten Drachenschiffe entscheidend zum Erfolg der Beutezüge beitrugen und warum die berühmten, martialisch anmutenden Hörnerhelme eine Ausschmückung der Neuzeit sind. Die Entwicklung dieser Nordvölker mit ihrem immer dreisteren Vordringen über Flüsse ins Inland und dem Ausbau der anfangs nur blitzartigen Überfälle zu lang anhaltenden Belagerungen und Erpressungen wird ebenso geschildert, wie das Entstehen von Bündnissen mit christlichen Herrschern und die Besiedlung der Britischen Inseln und Islands. Warum die Wikingerzeit als Wiege der nordeuropäischen Nationen gilt, wie sich Sprachen und Königreiche herausbildeten, die heidnische Mythologie durch das Christentum abgelöst wurde und wie die quickly überall in der damals bekannten Welt überlieferten und gefürchteten Abenteuerfahrten der Nordmänner vonstatten gingen, berichtet der Historiker und Skandinavist Arnulf Krause.

Arnulf Krause ist promovierter Germanist und Skandinavist, erfolgreicher Sachbuchautor und Experte für germanische Heldensagen und die Dichtung der Edda. Er lehrt als Honorarprofessor am Institut für Germanistik, Vergleichende Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft der Universität Bonn.

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Download E-books Black Germany: The Making and Unmaking of a Diaspora Community, 1884-1960 PDF

This groundbreaking historical past lines the advance of Germany's black neighborhood, from its origins in colonial Africa to its decimation via the Nazis in the course of global conflict II. Robbie Aitken and Eve Rosenhaft keep on with the careers of Africans getting back from the colonies, reading why and the place they settled, their operating lives and their political actions, and giving exceptional realization to gender, sexuality and the demanding situations of 'mixed marriage'. Addressing the networks wherein contributors constituted neighborhood, Aitken and Rosenhaft discover the ways that those relationships unfold past ties of kinship and birthplace to represent groups as 'black'. The learn additionally follows a couple of its protagonists to France and again to Africa, delivering new insights into the roots of Francophone black realization and postcolonial reminiscence. together with an in-depth account of the impression of Nazism and its aftermath, this booklet deals a clean severe point of view on narratives of 'race' in German historical past.

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Download E-books La transformación del mundo: Una historia global del siglo XIX PDF

By Jürgen Osterhammel

Una historia international de l. a. época que vio nacer el mundo en que vivimos: un largo siglo xix que comienza en 1760 y concluye hacia 1920. Todo lo que importa conocer, en una visión que abarca el mundo entero, está en estas páginas, que se despliegan en una doble secuencia de «panoramas» (con el análisis de ocho esferas de l. a. realidad, como niveles de vida, ciudades, fronteras, imperios y naciones o el estado) y de «temas», que abarcan desde l. a. energía y los angeles industria hasta los angeles religión. Esto le permite a Osterhammel tratar las grandes cuestiones con una perspectiva de historia overall, hablándonos de las migraciones, el retroceso del nomadismo, el colonialismo, los angeles diplomacia y los angeles guerra, las revoluciones, el oro y las finanzas, l. a. alfabetización y los angeles escuela… El reconocimiento que ha recibido es common. Fritz Stern asegura que es «la obra más importante de historia aparecida desde el ultimate de los angeles guerra fría»; Jürgen Kocka que «es uno de los libros de historia más importantes de las últimas décadas»; Sir David Cannadine que «eleva a un nuevo nivel el estudio de l. a. historia mundial» y Jonathan Sperber afirma que Orsterhammel es «el Fernand Braudel del siglo xix».

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Download E-books The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination PDF

By Barry Strauss

During this tale of the main well-known assassination in historical past, “the final bloody day of the [Roman] Republic hasn't ever been painted so brilliantly” (The Wall highway Journal).

Julius Caesar was once stabbed to loss of life within the Roman Senate on March 15, forty four BC—the Ides of March in accordance with the Roman calendar. He used to be, says writer Barry Strauss, the final casualty of 1 civil struggle and the 1st casualty of the subsequent civil warfare, which might finish the Roman Republic and inaugurate the Roman Empire. “The demise of Caesar presents a clean examine a well-trodden occasion, with terrific storytelling absolute to encourage awe” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

Why used to be Caesar killed? For political purposes, typically. The conspirators desired to go back Rome to the times while the Senate governed, yet Caesar was hoping to move alongside his new powers to his kinfolk, in particular Octavian. The primary plotters have been Brutus, Cassius (both former allies of Pompey), and Decimus. The final was once a number one common and shut pal of Caesar’s who felt betrayed by means of the good guy: He used to be the mole in Caesar’s camp. yet after the assassination every little thing went unsuitable. The killers left the physique within the Senate and Caesar’s allies held a public funeral. Mark Antony made an excellent speech—not “Friends, Romans, Countrymen” as Shakespeare had it, yet anything inflammatory that triggered a revolt. The conspirators fled Rome. Brutus and Cassius raised a military in Greece yet Antony and Octavian defeated them.

An unique, new standpoint on an occasion that turns out renowned, The dying of Caesar is “one of the main riveting hour-by-hour money owed of Caesar’s ultimate day i've got read....An totally impressive learn” (The Times, London).

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Download E-books I Hope I Don't Intrude: Privacy and its Dilemmas in Nineteenth-Century Britain PDF

By David Vincent

I am hoping I Don't Intrude' takes its name from the catch-phrase of the eponymous hero of the 1825 play Paul Pry, which used to be an enormous good fortune at the London level after which speedily in big apple and round the English-speaking global. It tackles the advanced, multi-faceted topic of privateness in nineteenth-century Britain by means of studying the way the tropes, language, and imagery of the play entered public discourse approximately privateness within the remainder of the century. the amount isn't just an account of a play, or of past due Georgian and Victorian theatre. relatively it's a heritage of privateness, exhibiting how the play resonated via Victorian society and printed its issues over own and country secrecy, big name, gossip and scandal, postal espionage, digital privateness, the assumption of intimacy, and the evolution of private and non-private spheres.

After 1825 the overly inquisitive determine of Paul Pry seemed in all places - in songs, tales, and newspapers, and on every little thing from buttons and Staffordshire pottery to pubs, ships, and stagecoaches - and 'Paul-Prying' swiftly entered the language. 'I desire I Don't Intrude' is an leading edge type of social historical past, utilizing wealthy archival study to track this cultural artefact via each element of its purchaser context, and utilizing its meanings to interrogate the principally hidden historical past of privateness in a interval of significant modifications within the position of the house, mass communique (particularly the hot letter put up, which introduced deepest messages via a public service), and the country. In vibrant and interesting element, together with many illustrations, David Vincent provides the main thorough account but tried of a leisure occasion in an period which observed a decisive shift in buyer markets. His research casts clean mild at the perennial tensions among interest and intrusion that have been captured in Paul Pry and his catchphrase. Giving a brand new account of the communications revolution of the interval, it re-evaluates the position of the kingdom and the industry in making a new regime of privateness. And its critique of the concept that and perform of surveillance seems ahead to twenty-first-century issues in regards to the invasion of privateness via new applied sciences.

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Download E-books The Rise and Fall of the Second Largest Empire in History: How Genghis Khan's Mongols Almost Conquered the World PDF

By Thomas J. Craughwell

Rising out of the substantial steppe grasslands of principal Asia within the early 1200s, the Mongols, lower than their ferocious chief, Genghis Khan, fast carved out an empire that by means of the overdue 13th century lined nearly one-sixth of the Earth’s landmass—from jap Europe to the japanese shore of Asia—and encompassed a hundred and ten million humans. a long way greater than the even more recognized domain names of Alexander the nice and old Rome, it has considering the fact that been passed in total measurement and achieve simply through the British Empire.

The upward thrust and Fall of the second one greatest Empire on the planet recounts the spectacularly speedy enlargement and dramatic decline of the Mongol realm, whereas studying its actual, common, and enduring effect on numerous groups from the Danube River to the Pacific Ocean.

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Download E-books The Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That Threaten to Take Over America PDF

By Jim Marrs

Throw out every little thing you're thinking that you recognize approximately historical past. shut the licensed textbooks, flip off the company mass media, and no matter what you do, do not believe whatever you pay attention from the govt.. The upward thrust of the Fourth Reich finds the reality approximately American power.

In this explosive exposé, the mythical Jim Marrs explores the frighteningly genuine chance that this present day, within the usa, an insidious ideology idea to were vanquished greater than a part century in the past is really flourishing. on the finish of worldwide conflict II, score Nazis, besides their younger and fanatical protégés, used the loot of Europe to create company entrance businesses in lots of nations, worming their approach into company the US. They introduced with them remarkable guns know-how that helped win the distance race. yet in addition they introduced their Nazi philosophy in accordance with the authoritarian premise that the top justifies the means—including unprovoked wars of aggression and curtailment of person liberties—which has given that received an iron carry within the "land of the free."

Jim Marrs has accumulated compelling facts of the trouble that has been below approach for the prior sixty years to carry a sort of nationwide Socialism to fashionable the US, developing in essence a brand new empire-or "Fourth Reich"!

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