Описание: Alexander the Great, arguably the most exciting figure from antiquity, waged war as a Homeric hero and lived as one, conquering native peoples and territories on a superhuman scale. From the time he invaded Asia in 334 to his death in 323, he expanded the Macedonian empire from Greece in the west to Asia Minor, the Levant, Egypt, Central Asia and "India" (Pakistan and Kashmir) in the east. Although many other kings and generals forged empires, Alexander produced one that was without parallel, even if it was short-lived. And yet, Alexander could not have achieved what he did without the accomplishments of his father, Philip II (r. 359-336). It was Philip who truly changed the course of Macedonian history, transforming a weak, disunited, and economically backward kingdom into a military powerhouse. A warrior king par excellence, Philip left Alexander with the greatest army in the Greek world, a centralized monarchy, economic prosperity, and a plan to invade Asia. For the first time, By the Spear offers an exhilarating military narrative of the reigns of these two larger-than-life figures in one volume. Ian Worthington gives full breadth to the careers of father and son, showing how Philip was the architect of the Macedonian empire, which reached its zenith under Alexander, only to disintegrate upon his death. By the Spear also explores the impact of Greek culture in the East, as Macedonian armies became avatars of social and cultural change in lands far removed from the traditional sphere of Greek influence. In addition, the book discusses the problems Alexander faced in dealing with a diverse subject population and the strategies he took to what might be called nation building, all of which shed light on contemporary events in culturally dissimilar regions of the world. The result is a gripping and unparalleled account of the role these kings played in creating a vast empire and the enduring legacy they left behind.
Описание: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the World`s Greatest Empire.
Автор: Potter Название: The Roman Empire at Bay, AD 180-395 ISBN: 0415840554 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415840552 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 5361 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Roman Empire at Bay is the only one volume history of the critical years 180-395 AD, which saw the transformation of the Roman Empire from a unitary state centred on Rome, into a new polity with two capitals and a new religion—Christianity. The book integrates social and intellectual history into the narrative, looking to explore the relationship between contingent events and deeper structure. It also covers an amazingly dramatic narrative from the civil wars after the death of Commodus through the conversion of Constantine to the arrival of the Goths in the Roman Empire, setting in motion the final collapse of the western empire. The new edition takes account of important new scholarship in questions of Roman identity, on economy and society as well as work on the age of Constantine, which has advanced significantly in the last decade, while recent archaeological and art historical work is more fully drawn into the narrative. At its core, the central question that drives The Roman Empire at Bay remains, what did it mean to be a Roman and how did that meaning change as the empire changed? Updated for a new generation of students, this book remains a crucial tool in the study of this period.
Описание: Examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire.
Автор: Frederick Cooper Название: Tensions of empire : ISBN: 0520206053 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780520206052 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3988 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Starting with the premise that Europe was made by its imperial projects as much as colonial encounters were shaped by events and conflicts in Europe, this volume investigates metropolitan-colonial relationships. It shows how "civilizing missions" often provided new sites for a bourgeois order.
Описание: A unique study which uses the collapse of Tsarist Russia and its consequences to argue that the events on the often-forgotten Eastern Front of WWI had a stronger impact on the outcome of the war than is usually accepted.
Описание: This volume, the third of five, covers the long 19th century, from the achievement of American independence in the 1780s to the eve of world war in 1914. This was the period of Britain`s greatest expansion as both empire-builder and dominant world power.
Автор: McAleer Название: Britain`s Maritime Empire ISBN: 1107100720 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107100725 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 12598 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A fascinating new study in which John McAleer explores the maritime gateway to Asia around the Cape of Good Hope and its critical role in the establishment, consolidation and maintenance of the British Empire in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Situated at the centre of a maritime chain that connected seas and continents, this gateway bridged the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, which, with its commercial links and strategic requirements, formed a global web that reflected the development of the British Empire in the period. The book examines how contemporaries perceived, understood and represented this area; the ways in which it worked as an alternative hub of empire, enabling the movement of people, goods, and ideas, as well as facilitating information and intelligence exchanges; and the networks of administration, security and control that helped to cement British imperial power.
Описание: This volume, the fourth of a five-volume series, considers the "imperial experience" in the final years of the British Empire, culminating in the mid-century`s rapid processes of decolonization. It seeks to understand the mechanisms of control that held the Empire together.
Автор: Richard Talbert Название: Roman empire around 200 c.e. ISBN: 0415584396 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415584395 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 5500 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Routledge Wall Maps for the Ancient World provide both students and scholars with detailed and exacting geographic information of the ancient world. Using the world renowned geographic data from the Ancient World Mapping Centre, the sweeping views of the ancient world allow students to understand important concepts such as trade, movement, spatial and cultural relations and to consider how the ancient terrain would have affected them.
Автор: Partha Chatterjee Название: The Black Hole of Empire ISBN: 0691152012 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780691152011 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 4125 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: When Siraj, the ruler of Bengal, overran the British settlement of Calcutta in 1756, he allegedly jailed 146 European prisoners overnight in a cramped prison. Of the group, 123 died of suffocation. This title follows the ever-changing representations of this historical event and founding myth of the British Empire in India.
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