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Eine Kurze Geschichte Der Menschheit

Author : Yuval Noah Harari
ISBN : 9783641104986
Genre : History
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
Category: History

Das Gilgamesch Epos

Author : Albert Schott
ISBN : OCLC:1000757672
Genre : Gilgamesh
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Gods In The Desert

Author : Glenn Stanfield Holland
ISBN : 0742562263
Genre : Religion
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Explores the religious practices and traditions of ancient Middle Eastern cultures, discussing pyramids, tombs, and Egyptian temples, and describing the gods, rulers, beliefs about afterlife, and worship rituals of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Syria-Palestine.
Category: Religion

The Tigris And Euphrates Rivers

Author : Earle Rice
ISBN : 9781612283715
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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There are few rivers in the world which can boast a history as long and as colorful as the Tigris and Eurphrates. Known in ancient times as Mesopotamia, the region between the two rivers and surrounding them is called the “Cradle of Civilization.” Sumer, the world’s first major civilization, originated and grew up on the banks of the two rivers because of the fertile soil the rivers helped to produce. Several other important civilizations, such as Babylonia and Assyria, followed Sumer in succeeding centuries. Many of the world’s most important inventions, such as writing, originated here. But all is not well with the rivers today. Several countries compete for the previous, life–giving water of the Tigris and Euphrates. Climate change threatens to reduce the amount of this water.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Revisiting Velikovsky

Author : J. Eric Aitchison
ISBN : 9781925515947
Genre : History
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Eric Aitchison’s long and in-depth study is basically his way to reconcile the conventional model of ancient history with the 'Ages in Chaos' series of Velikovsky. He has been extremely thorough in his research and came to the conclusion that although Velikovsky used Biblical dates as anchors for his broad-brush realignments and alter egos, a closer analysis of the Biblical parallels was possible and so much so that even the limmu list supported Assyrian King List could be adjusted and re-evaluated in the context of a revision of chronology – such as the actual date for the fall of Samaria. In fact, this e-book makes a number of arguments that strongly refute some of Velikovsky’s most famous synchronisms – in fact, quite a lot of them. I can’t at the moment think of any other revisionist that has taken on and demolished so many of Velikovsky’s arguments – and yet at the same time he remains positively on board the Velikovsky experience. He ends up with a system that is in so many ways pro-Velikovsky and yet at the same time is quite unlike all the major players in revisions of ancient history post-Velikovsky. The Glasgow chronologists dismissed the second and third volumes of 'Ages in Chaos' en bloc. Somewhat later, first James and then Rohl (and cohorts), went on to abandon the first volume of 'Ages in Chaos' – the book that set it all in motion. Another group of revisionists moved in the opposite direction shifting not just dynasties but whole blocks of history forward in time, en-masse. Eric Aitchison, on the other hand, with input from A Montgomery, B Curnock, J Crowe, L Mitcham, J Lascelles and latterly D K Mills has actually remained extraordinarily faithful to the core of 'Ages in Chaos' and they have all of them treated Velikovsky’s research with the utmost respect and admiration. In order to bring ancient history, as it was perceived by Velikovsky, in tandem with well-known Biblical synchronisms, Eric Aitchison has compared events from the 16th to the 10th centuries BC with what seem to be a remarkable set of parallels between the 10th and 4th centuries BC. I can understand why he chose to look at ancient history in that way and why he decided to telescope the two periods. He was of course strongly influenced by the radical ideas of Velikovsky, which provided the momentum and the manner to bring the Bible’s history excitingly alive. Of course, a modern conventional historian would not have dreamed of adopting such a radical approach, but this book is not addressed as much to them as it is to other revisionists, and in that sense, he is a beacon to be explored as it is full of well-reasoned and objective argumentation. Let’s face facts, they might disclaim the fact, but even conventional chronology is based on a series of what is regarded as rock solid Biblical synchronisms. Without the Bible as backup chronology would be shaky no matter how much they plead to the contrary. Eric Aitchison evaluates each of those Biblical interconnections in a clinical and open-minded fashion that I found quite refreshing and I take my hat off to him as the whole exercise comes across as fair-minded and straight speaking. A real Oz attribute. Not only that he is not at all of the opinion he has cracked it and everyone else is wrong – he is not unduly insistent in what he says as he is always prepared to abandon a sometimes cherished point that he has discovered in his deliberations. That is the mark of a true investigator of facts, as each point is examined on its own merits. Indeed, in writing this tome he has been prepared to make adjustments when others such as Mills, Montgomery, Curnock and Crowe had cast some shred of doubt or questioned a particular source that he might have used, or an interpretation of a text. This is not a revision cast in stone to stand or fall as it is presented at this point in time. It is a revision to be explored by other minds and tweaked with and twiddled as must – a most useful construct. — Don Mil
Category: History

Ancient Iraq

Author : Georges Roux
ISBN : 9780141938257
Genre : History
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Book provides an introduction to the history of ancient Mesopotamia and its civilizations, incorporating archaeological and historical finds up to 1992
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Die Welt Ist Flach

Author : Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN : 3518459643
Genre : Diffusion of innovations
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Category: Diffusion of innovations