The Fate of Empires

The Fate of Empires
Author: Arthur John Hubbard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1913
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civilization
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fate of Empires Book Excerpt:

The Fate of Empires: Being an Inquiry into the Stability of Civilisation by Arthur John Hubbard, first published in 1913, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival

The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival
Author: Sir John Bagot Glubb
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 46
Release: 1978-01-01
ISBN: 9780851581279
Category: Geopolitics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of Britain

A History of Britain
Author: Simon Schama
Publsiher: BBC Worldwide Publishing
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Britain Book Excerpt:

This work takes us from the mid-1770s when the country was intoxicated by a great surge of political energy through to the massive advances of technology and industrialisation during the Victoria era, and the burgeoning of the British Empire.

A History of Britain Volume III

A History of Britain   Volume III
Author: Simon Schama
Publsiher: Miramax
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Britain Volume III Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive history of Britain chronicles battles waged by the British, both at home and abroad, details its role as a global power, and examines key events and personalities that shaped more than two centuries of history.

The Fate of Empires

The Fate of Empires
Author: Arthur John Hubbard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2015-07-20
ISBN: 9781331897064
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fate of Empires Book Excerpt:

Excerpt from The Fate of Empires: Being an Inquiry Into the Stability of Civilisation The turning-point in past civilisations has been marked, again and again, by the appearance of Socialism coincidently with a failure of the birth-rate. During the lifetime of the present generation these two phenomena have assumed a more and more prominent position among the races of white men, and it has been my object to show how critical the position of any civilisation is when it reaches the point at which they are simultaneously manifested. I have tried to demonstrate that they are caused by the same force acting upon different materials, and that the supersession of that force by another and more powerful is indispensable to the stability of civilisation. My theme is not one that has permitted me to write with a running pen. My most sincere thanks are due to Mrs. Renney Allinson for an immensity of kind and efficient help. She has not only prepared my manuscript for the press and compiled the index, but has rendered me valuable assistance by criticism and reference to authors. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Turkestan and the Fate of the Russian Empire

Turkestan and the Fate of the Russian Empire
Author: Daniel Brower
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN: 1135145016
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turkestan and the Fate of the Russian Empire Book Excerpt:

The central argument of this book is that the half-century of Russian rule in Central Asia was shaped by traditions of authoritarian rule, by Russian national interests, and by a civic reform agenda that brought to Turkestan the principles that informed Alexander II's reform policies. This civilizing mission sought to lay the foundations for a rejuvenated, 'modern' empire, unified by imperial citizenship, patriotism, and a shared secular culture. Evidence for Brower's thesis is drawn from major archives in Uzbekistan and Russia. Use of these records permitted him to develop the first interpretation, either in Russian or Western literature, of Russian colonialism in Turkestan that draws on the extensive archival evidence of policy-making, imperial objectives, and relations with subject peoples.

Are We Rome

Are We Rome
Author: Cullen Murphy
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-05-05
ISBN: 0547527071
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Are We Rome Book Excerpt:

What went wrong in imperial Rome, and how we can avoid it: “If you want to understand where America stands in the world today, read this.” —Thomas E. Ricks The rise and fall of ancient Rome has been on American minds since the beginning of our republic. Depending on who’s doing the talking, the history of Rome serves as either a triumphal call to action—or a dire warning of imminent collapse. In this “provocative and lively” book, Cullen Murphy points out that today we focus less on the Roman Republic than on the empire that took its place, and reveals a wide array of similarities between the two societies (The New York Times). Looking at the blinkered, insular culture of our capitals; the debilitating effect of bribery in public life; the paradoxical issue of borders; and the weakening of the body politic through various forms of privatization, Murphy persuasively argues that we most resemble Rome in the burgeoning corruption of our government and in our arrogant ignorance of the world outside—two things that must be changed if we are to avoid Rome’s fate. “Are We Rome? is just about a perfect book. . . . I wish every politician would spend an evening with this book.” —James Fallows

The Fate of Empires Being an Inquiry Into the Stability of Civilization

The Fate of Empires  Being an Inquiry Into the Stability of Civilization
Author: Arthur John Hubbard
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2018-08-18
ISBN: 9780359032129
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fate of Empires Being an Inquiry Into the Stability of Civilization Book Excerpt:

The Fate of Empires asks why many civilizations throughout human history have risen to greatness but later collapse into ruin. Can there be a permanent society, or are all doomed to decline? In the first part of this book, the author constructs several arguments based on parallels he observed in civilizations of antiquity. The reasons for the rise of various civilizations, and the forces which contribute to their success, are discussed. Hubbard proceeds to establish points surrounding human nature and racial identity, religious adherence, and the prevalence of rationality and reason: these attributes of mankind, when in harmony, establish sophisticated and prospering civilizations. For the author, when these traits are upset - as in conflicts between individual values and the requirements of the state - decline will set in. The overemphasis of the competitive traits of man likewise lead to a decline in moral and social cohesiveness.

Rise and Fall

Rise and Fall
Author: Silas Gauthier
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-12-23
ISBN: 1739754816
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rise and Fall Book Excerpt:

The West has long enjoyed an unrivalled era of peace and prosperity in recent history. Its culture has come to dominate and influence every other; its military, a shining example of strength and unparalleled might; its metropolises, a beacon of freedom and modernity. However, under the veneer of this seemingly unmatched hegemony is a festering rot that is beginning to crack the very edifice of Western civilization itself... In this detailed analysis, touching on most of recorded human history, we delve into the cyclical patterns of the rise and fall of civilizations. The symptoms of their initial outburst and their eventual withering, and how this compares to our current experimentation in the social construct known as civilization. As such, taken holistically, this book can provide a good point of reference to understand where we are in this cycle and, most likely, where we are going.

Crucible of War

Crucible of War
Author: Fred Anderson
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN: 0307425398
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crucible of War Book Excerpt:

In this engrossing narrative of the great military conflagration of the mid-eighteenth century, Fred Anderson transports us into the maelstrom of international rivalries. With the Seven Years' War, Great Britain decisively eliminated French power north of the Caribbean — and in the process destroyed an American diplomatic system in which Native Americans had long played a central, balancing role — permanently changing the political and cultural landscape of North America. Anderson skillfully reveals the clash of inherited perceptions the war created when it gave thousands of American colonists their first experience of real Englishmen and introduced them to the British cultural and class system. We see colonists who assumed that they were partners in the empire encountering British officers who regarded them as subordinates and who treated them accordingly. This laid the groundwork in shared experience for a common view of the world, of the empire, and of the men who had once been their masters. Thus, Anderson shows, the war taught George Washington and other provincials profound emotional lessons, as well as giving them practical instruction in how to be soldiers. Depicting the subsequent British efforts to reform the empire and American resistance — the riots of the Stamp Act crisis and the nearly simultaneous pan-Indian insurrection called Pontiac's Rebellion — as postwar developments rather than as an anticipation of the national independence that no one knew lay ahead (or even desired), Anderson re-creates the perspectives through which contemporaries saw events unfold while they tried to preserve imperial relationships. Interweaving stories of kings and imperial officers with those of Indians, traders, and the diverse colonial peoples, Anderson brings alive a chapter of our history that was shaped as much by individual choices and actions as by social, economic, and political forces.

The Superiority of an Evangelical Model of Religious Liberty

The Superiority of an Evangelical Model of Religious Liberty
Author: Daniel J. Trippie
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2022-11-14
ISBN: 1666745367
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Superiority of an Evangelical Model of Religious Liberty Book Excerpt:

Religious liberty is America’s first freedom. But in recent years, challenges to religious liberty have abounded. For example, some claim that religious freedom promotes intolerance and bigotry, while others contend religious freedom condemns people to hell. And others weaponize religious liberty for culture warring. Nevertheless, evangelicals believe that religious liberty is fundamentally a matter of human dignity; thus, religious liberty is a right we must preserve for all people. This book will explore how evangelical anthropology, cosmology, and eschatology offer the most stable basis for religious freedom. Secular and Roman Catholic theories may positively contribute to religious liberty, but the evangelical model is superior because it answers fundamental questions left unanswered in other models.

Travels in the Three Great Empires of Austria Russia and Turkey

Travels in the Three Great Empires of Austria  Russia  and Turkey
Author: Charles Boileau Elliott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1839
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Europe
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Fate of Empires

The Fate of Empires
Author: Arthur John Hubbard
Publsiher: Forgotten Books
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2017-10-12
ISBN: 9781528534017
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fate of Empires Book Excerpt:

Wherever you are, this book takes you to an armchair, puts you into a smoking jacket and creates the impression of a discussion in distinguished salon. A voice from the past speaking directly to the present about sex, drugs and society. Arthur John Hubbard discusses the rise and fall of the great empires of the past from the Orient to ancient Rome with a refreshingly brusque tone. The Fate of Empires is for those seeking guidance from antiquity on what causes the fall of great civilisations and what enables them to rise. Questions, that are every bit as new and contentious today, plagued Hubbard and spurred him to ask incendiary questions about what societies need, what individuals want, how we think of ourselves and what role (if any) religious belief and reason should play in the stable and lasting society. Does divorce disintegrate society? Does abortion erode families? Is it more beneficial to emphasise social or filial piety? Is patriarchy useful for social cohesion? For Hubbard's take and that of our greatest ancestors, read on. The author describes with emotion and insight, the wishes and hopes as well as the suffering of the Chinese, Roman and Greek people and immersing oneself in his work is a pleasure in an age where we often forget the insights of the past. A wild mixture of arch tradition and free thinking, Hubbard will have you rallying behind him and railing against him. Prepare to wrestle with your own feelings about instinct, reflex and reason and the way that they pull powerful empires to their knees. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Malaria and Victorian Fictions of Empire

Malaria and Victorian Fictions of Empire
Author: Jessica Howell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-10-24
ISBN: 1316999483
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Malaria and Victorian Fictions of Empire Book Excerpt:

The impact of malaria on humankind has been profound. Focusing on depictions of this iconic 'disease of empire' in nineteenth-century and postcolonial fiction, Jessica Howell shows that authors such as Charles Dickens, Henry James, H. Rider Haggard, Olive Schreiner and Rudyard Kipling did not simply adopt the discourses of malarial containment and cure offered by colonial medicine. Instead, these authors adapted and rewrote some common associations with malarial images such as swamps, ruins, mosquitoes, blood, and fever. They also made use of the unique potential of fiction by incorporating chronic, cyclical illness, bodily transformation and adaptation within the very structures of their novels. Howell's study also examines the postcolonial literature of Amitav Ghosh and Derek Walcott, arguing that these authors use the multivalent and subversive potential of malaria in order to rewrite the legacies of colonial medicine.

Empire of Chance

Empire of Chance
Author: Anders Engberg-Pedersen
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN: 067442543X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire of Chance Book Excerpt:

Anders Engberg-Pedersen shows how the Napoleonic Wars inspired a new discourse on knowledge in the West. Soldiers returning from battle were forced to reconsider what it is possible to know and how decisions are made in a fog of imperfect knowledge. Chance no longer appeared exceptional but normative—a prism for understanding the modern world.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1826
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Byzantine Empire
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE All 6 Volumes

THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE  All 6 Volumes
Author: Edward Gibbon
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2016-02-14
ISBN: 8026850343
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE All 6 Volumes Book Excerpt:

This carefully crafted ebook: "THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (All 6 Volumes)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a book of history which traces the trajectory of Western civilization (as well as the Islamic and Mongolian conquests) from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. The work covers the history of the Roman Empire, Europe, and the Catholic Church from 98 to 1590 and discusses the decline of the Roman Empire in the East and West: I. The first period may be traced from the age of Trajan and the Antonines, when the Roman monarchy, having attained its full strength and maturity, began to verge towards its decline; and will extend to the subversion of the Western Empire, by the barbarians of Germany and Scythia, the rude ancestors of the most polished nations of modern Europe. This extraordinary revolution, which subjected Rome to the power of a Gothic conqueror, was completed about the beginning of the sixth century. II. The second period commences with the reign of Justinian, who, by his laws, as well as by his victories, restored a transient splendor to the Eastern Empire. It will comprehend the invasion of Italy by the Lombards; the conquest of the Asiatic and African provinces by the Arabs, who embraced the religion of Mahomet; the revolt of the Roman people against the feeble princes of Constantinople; and the elevation of Charlemagne, who, in the year eight hundred, established the second, or German Empire of the West III. The last and longest period includes about six centuries and a half; from the revival of the Western Empire, till the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, and the extinction of a degenerate race of princes. Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament.

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Edited and Abridged

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire  Edited and Abridged
Author: Edward Gibbon
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 1312
Release: 2009-10-14
ISBN: 0307419762
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Edited and Abridged Book Excerpt:

Edited, abridged, and with a critical Foreword by Hans-Friedrich Mueller Introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin Illustrations by Giovanni Battista Piranesi Edward Gibbon’s masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century, is widely considered the greatest work of history ever written. This abridgment retains the full scope of the original, but in a breadth comparable to a novel. Casual readers now have access to the full sweep of Gibbon’s narrative, while instructors and students have a volume that can be read in a single term. This unique edition emphasizes elements ignored in all other abridgments—in particular the role of religion in the empire and the rise of Islam.

The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire with notes by Milman and Guizot Ed by W Smith

The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire  with notes by Milman and Guizot  Ed  by W  Smith
Author: Edward Gibbon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1854
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Fall of the Roman Empire

The Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Martin M. Winkler
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-12-18
ISBN: 1118589815
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fall of the Roman Empire Book Excerpt:

The essays collected in this book present the first comprehensiveappreciation of The Fall of the Roman Empire fromhistorical, historiographical, and cinematic perspectives. The bookalso provides the principal classical sources on the period. It isa companion to Gladiator: Film and History (Blackwell, 2004)and Spartacus: Film and History (Blackwell, 2007) andcompletes a triad of scholarly studies on Hollywood’sgreatest films about Roman history. A critical re-evaluation of the 1964 epic film The Fall ofthe Roman Empire, directed by Anthony Mann, fromhistorical, film-historical, and contemporary points of view Presents a collection of scholarly essays and classical sourceson the period of Roman history that ancient and modern historianshave considered to be the turning point toward the eventual fall ofRome Contains a short essay by director Anthony Mann Includes a map of the Roman Empire and film stills, as well astranslations of the principal ancient sources, an extensivebibliography, and a chronology of events