Augustus Csar and the Organization of the Empire of Rome

Author: John Benjamin Firth

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781376977158

Category: History

Page: 470

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Outline of History

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 384967567X

Category: History

Page: 546

View: 4102

No book is provoking a more animated discussion among students of the social sciences at the present time than H. G. Wells' Outline of History. The author's task, as he himself sets it, is to tell, "truly and clearly, in one continuous narrative, the whole story of life and mankind so far as it is known today." But while these two volumes are plainly for the general reader rather than for the special student of history, it does not follow that they contain nothing beyond an endless parade of names and dates. Their chief value, indeed, is in the author's interpretation of what he writes about. Events are appraised and men are weighed in the balance as he goes along. Historians in general will not agree with some of these appraisals, nor will they credit Mr. Wells with an approach to infallibility in his judgment of the men who flit across his pages; but his estimates of the relative value of facts and forces can scarcely be brushed aside because they do not command general indorsement. On some matters, unhappily, Mr. Wells has allowed his iconoclastic proclivities to run away with him. Napoleon I, for example, cannot be disposed of as a second-grade "pestilence" because "he killed fewer people than the influenza epidemic of 1918" (II, p. 384); nor will the world believe, so long as it retains its senses, that Napoleon III was " a much more intelligent man" than his uncle (II, p. 438). Even the pinchbeck himself would have rebuked this insinuation. But when all is said, these two stout volumes embody a remarkable achievement. They contain astonishingly few historical inaccuracies of the customary type. The author's advisers, and a competent galaxy of scholars they are, have kept him clear of the pitfalls. The style is terse and forceful. Mr. Wells certainly has the gift of cogent exposition.

Ritual Dynamics and Religious Change in the Roman Empire

Proceedings of the Eighth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Heidelberg, July 5-7, 2007)

Author: Impact of Empire (Organization). Workshop

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004174818

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 4352

This volume presents the proceedings of the eighth workshop of the international network 'Impact of Empire', which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire and brings together ancient historians, archaeologists, classicists and specialists in Roman law from some thirty European and North American universities. The eighth volume focuses on the impact of the Roman Empire on religious behaviour, with a special focus on the dynamics of ritual. The volume is divided into three sections: ritualising the empire, performing civic community in the empire and performing religion in the empire.

Pilgrims' Steps

A Search for Spain's Santiago and an Examination of His Way

Author: Robert Hodum

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475940122

Category: Religion

Page: 206

View: 9941

The "Way" embodies the fulfillment of a pilgrimage route tied to sacred terrain shared by prehistoric man, ancient Bronze Age peoples, early Christians, pilgrims of the Middle Ages, and today's faithful. To do pilgrimage to Compostela is to be part of all of this. The Way's valleys and hills, tree enshrouded paths and streams continue to connect humanity with the celestial divide and return us to ourselves as we find place in the fulfillment here on Earth. Santiago's sacred route takes humanity to a threshold veiled by a mosaic of lore and myth. It invites us to a more intimate solidarity with our past, and with ourselves. The waters of his mountain streams and verdant hillocks dispel the disquiet of our world, whispering to us that we are finally home.

Encyclopædia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ...

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings

Author: Edward Smedley,Hugh James Rose,Henry John Rose

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 5876

Encyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings

Author: Edward Smedley,Hugh James Rose,Henry John Rose

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 3303

Leslie's

Author: John Albert Sleicher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Progress

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Johnson's Universal Cyclopaedia

Author: Charles Kendall Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Johnson's Universal Cyclopedia

A New Edition

Author: Charles Kendall Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 1534

Backgrounds of Early Christianity

Author: Everett Ferguson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802822215

Category: History

Page: 648

View: 1743

New to this expanded & updated edition are revisions of Ferguson's original material, updated bibliographies, & a fresh dicussion of first century social life, the Dead Sea Scrolls & much else.

A Handbook of Roman Art

A Comprehensive Survey of All the Arts of the Roman World

Author: Martin Henig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 1805

Examines the architecture, sculpture, murals, mosaics, jewelry, coins, pottery and glass produced in ancient Rome