A People s History of Classics

A People s History of Classics
Author: Edith Hall,Henry Stead
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 614
Release: 2020-03-30
ISBN: 1315446588
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A People s History of Classics Book Excerpt:

A People’s History of Classics explores the influence of the classical past on the lives of working-class people, whose voices have been almost completely excluded from previous histories of classical scholarship and pedagogy, in Britain and Ireland from the late 17th to the early 20th century. This volume challenges the prevailing scholarly and public assumption that the intimate link between the exclusive intellectual culture of British elites and the study of the ancient Greeks and Romans and their languages meant that working-class culture was a ‘Classics-Free Zone’. Making use of diverse sources of information, both published and unpublished, in archives, museums and libraries across the United Kingdom and Ireland, Hall and Stead examine the working-class experience of classical culture from the Bill of Rights in 1689 to the outbreak of World War II. They analyse a huge volume of data, from individuals, groups, regions and activities, in a huge range of sources including memoirs, autobiographies, Trade Union collections, poetry, factory archives, artefacts and documents in regional museums. This allows a deeper understanding not only of the many examples of interaction with the Classics, but also what these cultural interactions signified to the working poor: from the promise of social advancement, to propaganda exploited by the elites, to covert and overt class war. A People’s History of Classics offers a fascinating and insightful exploration of the many and varied engagements with Greece and Rome among the working classes in Britain and Ireland, and is a must-read not only for classicists, but also for students of British and Irish social, intellectual and political history in this period. Further, it brings new historical depth and perspectives to public debates around the future of classical education, and should be read by anyone with an interest in educational policy in Britain today.

History of the Ancient Peoples of the Classic East

History of the Ancient Peoples of the Classic East
Author: Gaston Maspero
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1900
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History, Ancient
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Earth and Its Peoples Brief Edition Volume II

The Earth and Its Peoples  Brief Edition  Volume II
Author: Richard Bulliet,Pamela Crossley,Daniel Headrick,Steven Hirsch,Lyman Johnson
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2012-12-20
ISBN: 1285225007
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Earth and Its Peoples Brief Edition Volume II Book Excerpt:

Readable and concise, this Brief Edition of THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES: A GLOBAL HISTORY VOLUME II provides the essential narrative of world history in an abbreviated format. This global text employs the fundamental themes of environment and technology and diversity and dominance to explore patterns of human interaction with their surroundings and with each other. The authors approach shifts the focus away from political centers and power, reveals how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by our environments, and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs. Special emphasis is given to technological development and how it underlies all human activity. Available in the following split options: THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, BRIEF Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-91310-8; Volume I: To 1550 (Chapters 1-15), ISBN: 978-0-495-91311-5; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 15-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-91313-9. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A People s Art History of the United States

A People s Art History of the United States
Author: Nicolas Lampert
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN: 1595589317
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A People s Art History of the United States Book Excerpt:

Most people outside of the art world view art as something that is foreign to their experiences and everyday lives. A People’s Art History of the United States places art history squarely in the rough–and–tumble of politics, social struggles, and the fight for justice from the colonial era through the present day. Author and radical artist Nicolas Lampert combines historical sweep with detailed examinations of individual artists and works in a politically charged narrative that spans the conquest of the Americas, the American Revolution, slavery and abolition, western expansion, the suffragette movement and feminism, civil rights movements, environmental movements, LGBT movements, antiglobalization movements, contemporary antiwar movements, and beyond. A People’s Art History of the United States introduces us to key works of American radical art alongside dramatic retellings of the histories that inspired them. Stylishly illustrated with over two hundred images, this book is nothing less than an alternative education for anyone interested in the powerful role that art plays in our society.

Classics and Irish Politics 1916 2016

Classics and Irish Politics  1916 2016
Author: Isabelle Torrance,Donncha O'Rourke
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2020-08-06
ISBN: 0198864485
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classics and Irish Politics 1916 2016 Book Excerpt:

This interdisciplinary collection, written by experts in their fields, addresses how models from ancient Greece and Rome have permeated Irish political discourse in the century since 1916. Topics covered include the reception and rejection of classical culture in Ireland; and the politics of Irish language engagement with Greek and Roman models.

The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians

The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians
Author: Andrew Feldherr
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2009-09-24
ISBN: 0521854539
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians Book Excerpt:

An introduction to how the history of Rome was written in the ancient world, and its impact on later periods. It presents essays by an international team of scholars that aim both to orient non-specialist readers to the important concerns of the Roman historians and also to stimulate new research.

Brief History of Ancient Peoples

Brief History of Ancient Peoples
Author: Joel Dorman Steele,Esther Baker Steele
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 312
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History, Ancient
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Brief History of Ancient Medi val and Modern Peoples

A Brief History of Ancient  Medi  val  and Modern Peoples
Author: Joel Dorman Steele,Esther Baker Steele
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 600
Release: 1883
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Short History of England The Pink Classics

A Short History of England   The Pink Classics
Author: G. K. Chesterton,Sheba Blake
Publsiher: Sheba Blake Publishing
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2017-09-26
ISBN: 396255291X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of England The Pink Classics Book Excerpt:

G.K. Chesterton was a prolific writer on many topics. His views of history were always from the standpoint of men and their interactions, and it may fairly be said he saw all of history as a battle between civilization and barbarism. So it has always been, and that remains true even today. "But it is especially in the matter of the Middle Ages that the popular histories trample upon the popular traditions. In this respect there is an almost comic contrast between the general information provided about England in the last two or three centuries, in which its present industrial system was being built up, and the general information given about the preceding centuries, which we call broadly medieval." As this quotation taken from the Introduction clearly shows, he is no mere pedant reciting dry dates and locations, but a profound thinker flooding new light onto those modern "myths" that have filled our histories. He is a master of paradox, and the technique of reducing his opponents' arguments to the logical absurdity they have inherent in them. He often turns them upside down. All of which makes his work both a sound subject for reflection and highly entertaining all the while it remains permanently timely.

From Peoples Into Nations

From Peoples Into Nations
Author: John Connelly
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 968
Release: 2020-01-21
ISBN: 0691167125
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Peoples Into Nations Book Excerpt:

"This book is a history of East Central Europe since the late eighteenth century, the region of Europe between German central Europe and Russia in the East. Connelly argues the region, for which it is frequently hard to define exact boundaries and which is sometimes treated country-by-country in a way seemingly separate from the broader trends of European history, was one of shared experience despite most of the peoples being divided by linguistic, geographic, and political barriers. Beginning in the 1780s, an unwitting Habsburg monarch -- Joseph II -- decreed that his subjects would use only German, as he hoped to mould a common nationality using German over the disparate subjects. Instead, he unleashed the energies and struggle for the emergence of new nations that pitted small peoples armed with an idea against empires. The author argues that the underlying national self-assertion which emerged under imperial rule in the eighteen and nineteenth centuries shows deep connections to subsequent histories, to the creation of nation states of the regions after World War I, the failure of democratic rule in these states during the interwar years, the submersion of the region under Nazi then Soviet rule after 1939, and to the reinvention of sovereign states (and then the break up of two of them) after 1989. The book interconnects major themes and country histories for first time, chronicling this diverse region over many generations, from the time of Joseph, through democratic and socialist revolutions, genocide and Stalinism, through civil society movements struggling for liberal democracy, into our own day, when illiberal politicians come to power by exploiting very old fears"--

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean
Author: Jeremy McInerney
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2014-08-25
ISBN: 1444337343
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean Book Excerpt:

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean presents a comprehensive collection of essays contributed by Classical Studies scholars that explore questions relating to ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world. Covers topics of ethnicity in civilizations ranging from ancient Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into Late Antiquity Features cutting-edge research on ethnicity relating to Philistine, Etruscan, and Phoenician identities Reveals the explicit relationships between ancient and modern ethnicities Introduces an interpretation of ethnicity as an active component of social identity Represents a fundamental questioning of formally accepted and fixed categories in the field

The History of the Peoples of the Eastern Desert

The History of the Peoples of the Eastern Desert
Author: Hans Barnard,Kim Duistermaat
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN: 1938770587
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Peoples of the Eastern Desert Book Excerpt:

The last quarter century has seen extensive research on the ports of the Red Sea coast of Egypt, the road systems connecting them to the Nile, and the mines and quarries in the region. Missing has been a systematic study of the peoples of the Eastern Desert--the area between the Red Sea and the Nile Valley--in whose territories these ports, roads, mines, and quarries were located. The historical overview of the Eastern Desert in the shape of a roughly chronological narrative presented in this book fills that gap. The multidisciplinary perspective focuses on the long-term history of the region. The extensive range of topics addressed includes specific historical periods, natural resources, nomadic survival strategies, ancient textual data, and the interaction between Christian hermits and their neighbors. The breadth of perspective does not sacrifice depth, for all authors deal in some detail with the specifics of their subject matter. As a whole, this collection provides an outline of the history and sociology of the Eastern Desert unparalleled in any language for its comprehensiveness. As such, it will be the essential starting point for future research on the Eastern Desert. Includes a CD of eleven audio files with music of the Ababda Nomads, and six short videos of Ababda culture.

Teaching America

Teaching America
Author: David J. Feith
Publsiher: R&L Education
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2011-08-11
ISBN: 1607098423
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching America Book Excerpt:

In Teaching America, more than 20 leading thinkers sound the alarm over a crisis in citizenship—and lay out a powerful agenda for reform. The book’s unprecedented roster of authors includes Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Senator Jon Kyl, Senator Bob Graham, Secretary Rod Paige, Alan Dershowitz, Juan Williams, Glenn Reynolds, Michael Kazin, Frederick Hess, Andrew Rotherham, Mike Feinberg, Seth Andrew, Mark Bauerlein and more. Their message: To remain America, our country has to give its kids a civic identity, an understanding of our constitutional system, and some appreciation of the amazing achievements of American self-government. But we are failing. Young Americans know little about the Bill of Rights, the democratic process, or the civil rights movement. Three of every four high school seniors aren’t proficient in civics, nine of ten can’t cut it in U.S. history, and the problem is only aggravated by universities' disregard for civic education. Such civic illiteracy weakens our common culture, disenfranchises would-be voters, and helps poison our politics.

The 50 most influential people in history

The 50 most influential people in history
Author: Michael Wenkart
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2014-05-19
ISBN: 3735764487
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 50 most influential people in history Book Excerpt:

The history of humanity is littered with great discoveries, great invention, great ideas – and the great people who initiated them. Some of them just had one goal, one great achievement that contributed to the advancement of civilisation in a meaningful way. Others contributed across a wide range of disciplines and achievements. There are different ways to influence the course of history and many avenues of thought and action which can achieve this. We have picked fifty people here whose contribution was undeniably great and lasting. Whether it was discovering new lands and cultures, devising schools and methods of thought or science or inventing new devices or concepts to enhance the life of the populous; these people represent the best of humanity (for the most part) and the world was a better, or at least a different, place because of them.

History of Fiction in China

History of Fiction in China
Author: Zhi Dao
Publsiher: DeepLogic
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Fiction in China Book Excerpt:

The book provides highlights on the key concepts and trends of evolution in History of Fiction in China, as one of the series of books of “China Classified Histories”.

We Saved the Best for You

We Saved the Best for You
Author: Tricia M. Kress,Robert Lake
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2013-02-11
ISBN: 9462091226
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Saved the Best for You Book Excerpt:

As standardization and “accountability” have continued to increase in the 21st century, educators and scholars of education have become increasingly frustrated. Yet as frustrated as we are, it is essential that we not send to our our students, children, grandchildren the message that the past was better and they “should have been there.” Instead, we must render a clear vision of what can be. Indeed, where would we be without the vision we have been freely given to us from great scholars, philosophers, and artists, as well as our own teachers, friends, neighbors, and family? We are indebted to carry forward the legacy of these torchbearers to present and future educators. This book is a collection of letters to 21st century educators of all age levels and content areas. It has been compiled with the goal of fulfilling our responsibility to share with the next generation of educators our vision of the future, just as our predecessors and role models shared theirs with us. Informed by the past but oriented toward the future, this collection aims to inspire in present and future educators hope, wisdom and imagination for addressing the educational challenges shaped by bureaucratic, economic and cultural forces. Authors such as Nel Noddings, Sonia Nieto, Sandy Grande, Riane Eisler, Mike Rose, William Schubert, William Reynolds, and many more speak directly to their readers, building a relationship with a scholarly backbone, and encouraging: “we saved the best for you” because “the best” is the world you will create.

Genocide of Indigenous Peoples

Genocide of Indigenous Peoples
Author: Samuel Totten,Robert K. Hitchcock
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2011-12-31
ISBN: 141284455X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genocide of Indigenous Peoples Book Excerpt:

An estimated 350 to 600 million indigenous people reside across the globe. Numerous governments fail to recognize its indigenous peoples living within their borders. It was not until the latter part of the twentieth century that the genocide of indigenous peoples became a major focus of human rights activists, non-governmental organizations, international development and finance institutions such as the United Nations and the World Bank, and indigenous and other community-based organizations. Scholars and activists began paying greater attention to the struggles between Fourth World peoples and First, Second, and Third World states because of illegal actions of nation-states against indigenous peoples, indigenous groups’ passive and active resistance to top-down development, and concerns about the impacts of transnational forces including what is now known as globalization. This volume offers a clear message for genocide scholars and others concerned with crimes against humanity and genocide: much greater attention must be paid to the plight of all peoples, indigenous and otherwise, no matter how small in scale, how little-known, how "invisible" or hidden from view.

A People s History of the United States

A People s History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn
Publsiher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN: 9780062397348
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A People s History of the United States Book Excerpt:

With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this updated edition of the classic national bestseller reviews the book’s thirty-five year history and demonstrates once again why it is a significant contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history. Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools—with its emphasis on great men in high places—to focus on the street, the home, and the, workplace. Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History of the United States is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of—and in the words of—America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of our country's greatest battles—the fights for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality—were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through President Clinton's first term, A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.

The History of Education in Wei Jin Southern and Northern Dynasty

The History of Education in Wei  Jin  Southern and Northern Dynasty
Author: Li Shi
Publsiher: DeepLogic
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Education in Wei Jin Southern and Northern Dynasty Book Excerpt:

The book is the volume of “The History of Education in Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasty” among a series of books of “Deep into China Histories”. The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC, from the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC) and the Bamboo Annals (296 BC) describe a Xia dynasty (c. 2070–1600 BC) before the Shang, but no writing is known from the period The Shang ruled in the Yellow River valley, which is commonly held to be the cradle of Chinese civilization. However, Neolithic civilizations originated at various cultural centers along both the Yellow River and Yangtze River. These Yellow River and Yangtze civilizations arose millennia before the Shang. With thousands of years of continuous history, China is one of the world's oldest civilizations, and is regarded as one of the cradles of civilization.The Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BC) supplanted the Shang and introduced the concept of the Mandate of Heaven to justify their rule. The central Zhou government began to weaken due to external and internal pressures in the 8th century BC, and the country eventually splintered into smaller states during the Spring and Autumn period. These states became independent and warred with one another in the following Warring States period. Much of traditional Chinese culture, literature and philosophy first developed during those troubled times.In 221 BC Qin Shi Huang conquered the various warring states and created for himself the title of Huangdi or "emperor" of the Qin, marking the beginning of imperial China. However, the oppressive government fell soon after his death, and was supplanted by the longer-lived Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Successive dynasties developed bureaucratic systems that enabled the emperor to control vast territories directly. In the 21 centuries from 206 BC until AD 1912, routine administrative tasks were handled by a special elite of scholar-officials. Young men, well-versed in calligraphy, history, literature, and philosophy, were carefully selected through difficult government examinations. China's last dynasty was the Qing (1644–1912), which was replaced by the Republic of China in 1912, and in the mainland by the People's Republic of China in 1949.Chinese history has alternated between periods of political unity and peace, and periods of war and failed statehood – the most recent being the Chinese Civil War (1927–1949). China was occasionally dominated by steppe peoples, most of whom were eventually assimilated into the Han Chinese culture and population. Between eras of multiple kingdoms and warlordism, Chinese dynasties have ruled parts or all of China; in some eras control stretched as far as Xinjiang and Tibet, as at present. Traditional culture, and influences from other parts of Asia and the Western world (carried by waves of immigration, cultural assimilation, expansion, and foreign contact), form the basis of the modern culture of China.

The People in Arms

The People in Arms
Author: Seminar on Force in History
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780521814324
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The People in Arms Book Excerpt:

Discusses the history of the mass mobilization of society for the purposes of war.