The Hutchinson Illustrated Encyclopedia Of British History

Author : Simon Hall
ISBN : 1579581072
Genre : History
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Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinities takes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross section of sources including the work of theological, scholastic, and monastic writers, sagas, hagiography and memoirs, material culture, chronicles, exampla and vernacular literature, sumptuary legislation, and the records of ecclesiastical courts. The studies address questions of what constituted male identity, and male sexuality. How was masculinity constructed in different social groups? How did the secular and ecclesiastical ideals of masculinity reinforce each other or diverge? These essays address the topic of medieval men and, through a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches, significantly extend our understanding of how, in the Middle Ages, masculinity and identity were conflicted and multifarious.
Category: History

The Hutchinson Illustrated Encyclopedia Of British History

Author : Matthew Bennett
ISBN : 1859861857
Genre : Great Britain
File Size : 27.97 MB
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The 2nd edition is up-to-date with current events to 1997, coverage beginning in prehistory. People, places, events, movements, terms, battles are all included with specially commissioned photographs, maps. chronologies, quotations and feature articles which look at British history in context.
Category: Great Britain

The Encyclopedia Of Britain

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ISBN : 1859862756
Genre : Gran Bretaña - Historia - Enciclopedias
File Size : 40.6 MB
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"From early settlements in Orkney to people making their mark in Britain today - this brand new encyclopedia covers all aspects of British life and culture. 6,000 entries about people, places, institutions, events, and customs; chronologies and tables that make fact-checking easy; special feature articles that give a more rounded, personal view of Britain's history and culture; 200 quotations; hundreds of photographs and maps; plus a special section on people - TV personalities, contemporary writers, actors, and sportsmen and women; and an extensive list of selected Web sites that relate to the encyclopedia's entries."--[book jacket]
Category: Gran Bretaña - Historia - Enciclopedias

Hutchinson Pocket Encyclopedia

Author : Brian Hutchinson
ISBN : 0091742242
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
File Size : 59.3 MB
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Arranged in a unique topic-by-topic order, the Hutchinson Pocket Encyclopedia from ancient history to sporting facts and figures. Compiled by over 25 expert consultants, it gives a clear outline for each subject, including chronologies, biographies, and common terms, together with over 200 maps, tables, and diagrams.
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The Athenaeum

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ISBN : GENT:900000145201
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Der Atlantik

Author : Simon Winchester
ISBN : 9783641081638
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 38.38 MB
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Faszination Atlantik – die große Erzählung über ein Stück ungezähmte Natur Der Atlantik bedeckt ein Fünftel der Erdoberfläche und zieht die Menschen seit Jahrtausenden in seinen Bann. Er steckt voller verblüffender Geschichten und Anekdoten und ist das eigentliche Zentrum unserer westlichen Kultur. Simon Winchesters große, opulente Kultur- und Naturgeschichte des Atlantiks macht die Faszination für diesen »wildesten aller Ozeane« erlebbar. Seit er als Kind im Ozeandampfer zum ersten Mal den Atlantik überquert hat, fühlt sich Bestsellerautor Simon Winchester von dieser riesigen Wassermasse magisch angezogen. Immer wieder führten ihn seine Reisen kreuz und quer über den Atlantik; er recherchierte Fakten, sammelte Geschichten und Anekdoten. In seinem neuen Buch breitet er diese Schätze vor dem Leser aus. Spannend und kenntnisreich erzählt er, wie der Atlantik vor über 190 Millionen Jahren entstand und wie seit Urzeiten die Menschen sich mit diesem wildesten aller Meere messen. Fast scheint es, als hätten sie in jüngster Zeit den Kampf gewonnen – doch Simon Winchester ermahnt uns zu einem respektvollen Umgang mit diesem nach wie vor unberechenbaren Riesen.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Spectator

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ISBN : UOM:39015056033981
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Hannibal S War

Author : John Francis Lazenby
ISBN : 0806130040
Genre : History
File Size : 62.12 MB
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Hannibal is acknowledged to be one of history's greatest generals, and his crossing of the Alps - complete with elephants - to make war against Rome on its home soil is legendary. But even Hannibal met his match in Scipio, and ultimately Carthage was defeated by the rising power of Rome. In Hannibal's War, J. F. Lazenby provides the first scholarly account in English since 1886 solely devoted to the Second Punic War - what some have called the first "world war" for mastery of the Mediterranean world. By closely examining the accounts of Livy and Polybius, supplemented with the fruits of modern research, Lazenby provides a detailed military history of the entire war as it was fought in Italy, Spain, Greece, and North Africa. This edition includes a new preface covering recent research on Hannibal's war against Rome.
Category: History