Spain

Author : Roger Collins
ISBN : 0192853007
Genre : Social Science
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Spain's opulent mixture of cultures and religions have left it rich with notable sites for the traveler to explore, from the Arab Walls of Madrid to the Roman hippodrome in Toledo, from the palace complex of Saville to the Islamic fortress in Malaga. Diagrams & Maps.
Category: Social Science

Rome

Author : Amanda Claridge
ISBN : 9780199546831
Genre : History
File Size : 20.38 MB
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The ultimate guide to all the important archaeological sites in the city of Rome from the period 800 BC to AD 600, with over 200 site maps, plans, and photographs, covering everything from the Colosseum to the Catacombs and including an introduction that offers essential background to the culture and history of ancient Rome, information about museums and opening times, a chronology for reference, and comprehensive glossaries of essential terms. For this newedition the original text has been extensively revised, adding over 20 more sites and illustrations, the itineraries have been re-organized and expanded to suit the many changes that have taken place in thepast decade, and the practical information and references have been fully updated.
Category: History

Asterix Entdeckt Die Welt

Author : René van Royen
ISBN : 3406547753
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Ein Blick auf den historischen Wahrheitsgehalt von Asterix' und Obelix' Abenteuern.
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Old Spain And New Spain

Author : David Henn
ISBN : 083864015X
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 89.27 MB
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This is the first, book-length study of the six travel narratives published by the 1989 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Preliminary chapters focus on technical and thematic aspects of travel-writing, and on the author's approach to the genre. Cela's travel works, which appeared between 1948 and 1986, are examined in turn, with a focus on the construction of the narratives and also on the themes that are developed in each of them. There is an assessment of the author's treatment of topographical, cultural, historical, and social material in his accounts of the journeys he made through various areas and regions of Spain, as well as a consideration of the way in which these narratives reflect changes taking place in Spain during the Franco regime and in the decade following the dictator's death. David Henn teaches modern Spanish fiction, drama, and travel literature at University College London.
Category: Fiction

The Holy Land

Author : Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
ISBN : 9780191647666
Genre : Travel
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Of immense significance to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the Holy Land has been attracting visitors since the fifth century BC. Covering all the main sites both in the city of Jerusalem and throughout the Holy Land and including over 150 high quality site plans, maps, diagrams, and photographs, this book provides the ultimate visitor guide to the rich archaeological heritage of the region. Fully updated with all the latest information, this new edition includes updates on the crucial recent developments at the Holy Sepulchre and on six completely new sites, including a Middle Bronze Age water system in Jerusalem and what may be the original Pool of Siloam.
Category: Travel

The Birth Of Classical Europe

Author : Peter Thonemann
ISBN : 9780141946863
Genre : History
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To an extraordinary extent we continue to live in the shadow of the classical world. At every level from languages to calendars to political systems, we are the descendants of a 'classical Europe', using frames of reference created by ancient Mediterranean cultures. As this consistently fresh and surprising new book makes clear, however, this was no less true for the inhabitants of those classical civilizations themselves, whose myths, history, and buildings were an elaborate engagement with an already old and revered past filled with great leaders and writers, emigrations and battles. Indeed, much of the reason we know so much about the classical past is the obsessive importance it held for so many generations of Greeks and Romans, who interpreted and reinterpreted their changing casts of heroes and villains. Figures such as Alexander the Great and Augustus Caesar loom large in our imaginations today, but they were themselves fascinated by what had preceded them. The Birth of Classical Europe is therefore both an authoritative history, and also a fascinating attempt to show how our own changing values and interests have shaped our feelings about an era which is by some measures very remote but by others startlingly close.
Category: History

The Spiritual Traveler

Author : Beebe Bahrami
ISBN : 1587680475
Genre : Travel
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An exploration of Spain's many sacred sites and pilgrim routes, in the context of the land¿s deepest past to its most immediate present.
Category: Travel

Ireland

Author : Andrew Halpin
ISBN : 9780192806710
Genre : Excavations (Archaeology)
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It features: the most comprehensive and detailed compact guide to the archaeological sites of Ireland; coverage of all the main archaeological sites; arranged in eight regional sections, with easy-to-follow instructions on finding and visiting sites; introductory section providing background and context to the monuments; over 250 photographs, plans, and maps; extensive reference section including a chronology, glossary of essential terms, and further reading; and helpful listings of museums and their collections."--Jacket.
Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

England

Author : Timothy Darvill
ISBN : 0192841017
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 37.9 MB
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Travelling around England is in many senses a journey back in time. On all sides, and sometimes even under the road or footpath itself, there are fragments of the ancient past side by side with the clutter of the modern world. Medieval villages, castles, ancient churches, and Roman villas arecommonplace and take us back to the time of Christ. Far older, yet equally abundant, are the barrows, hillforts, stone circles, camps, standing stones, trackways, and other relics of prehistoric times that have survived for several thousand years.This Guide is all about these ancient remains: the prehistoric, Roman, and medieval sites which date from the time between the first appearance of people in what we now call England during the last Ice Age and the end of medieval times around 1600 AD.
Category: Social Science