Download E-books The Story of Assyria: From the Rise of the Empire to the Fall of Nineveh, (Continued From "the Story of Chaldea") (Classic Reprint) PDF

Excerpt from the tale of Assyria: From the increase of the Empire to the autumn of Nineveh, (Continued From "the tale of Chaldea")

Political personality of the second one Empire. three. Annexa tions. Wholesale deportations. four. Generals in command.

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Download E-books Ancient Fiction: The Matrix of Early Christian And Jewish Narrative PDF

By Jo-Ann A. Brant

The essays during this quantity research the connection among historical fiction within the Greco-Roman global and early Jewish and Christian narratives. they give thought to how these narratives imitated or exploited conventions of fiction to supply types of literature that expressed new rules or formed neighborhood identification in the moving social and political climates in their personal societies. significant authors and texts surveyed comprise Chariton, Shakespeare, Homer, Vergil, Plato, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Daniel, three Maccabees, the testomony of Abraham, rabbinic midrash, the Apocryphal Acts, Ezekiel the Tragedian, and the Sophist Aelian. This diversified assortment unearths and examines conventional concerns and syntheses within the making: the pervasive use and subversive strength of imitation, the excellence among fiction and background, and using historical past within the expression of identification.

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Download E-books Legends of Babylon and Egypt in Relation to Hebrew Tradition PDF

By Leonard King

It is a complete examine a number of the mythology and spiritual practices in Mesopotamia and historical Egypt. From the preface: "In those lectures an try is made, now not quite a bit to restate known evidence, as to house them to new and supplementary facts which has been released in the US because the outbreak of the conflict. yet even with no the excuse of modern discovery, no apology will be wanted for any comparability or distinction of Hebrew culture with the mythological and mythical ideals of Babylon and Egypt. Hebrew achievements within the sphere of faith and ethics are just thrown into enhanced aid while studied opposed to their modern history. the majority of our new fabric is provided by way of a few early texts, written in the direction of the shut of the 3rd millennium B.C. They include traditions which expand in unbroken define from their very own interval into the distant a while of the earlier, and declare to track the historical past of guy again to his construction. They symbolize the early nationwide traditions of the Sumerian humans, who preceded the Semites because the ruling race in Babylonia; and by the way they necessitate a revision of present perspectives with reference to the cradle of Babylonian civilization. the main extraordinary of the recent files is one that relates in poetical narrative an account of the construction, of Antediluvian historical past, and of the Deluge. It therefore indicates an in depth resemblance in constitution to the corresponding Hebrew traditions, a resemblance that's not shared through the Semitic-Babylonian types at the present identified. yet in subject the Sumerian culture is extra primitive than any of the Semitic models. notwithstanding the textual content seems to be to have reached us in a paranormal environment, and to some degree in epitomized shape, this early rfile allows us to faucet the movement of culture at some extent a long way above any at which method has hitherto been attainable. even though the resemblance of early Sumerian culture to that of the Hebrews is notable, it furnishes a nonetheless nearer parallel to the summaries preserved from the background of Berossus. the large figures integrated within the latter's chronological scheme are not any longer to be taken care of as a made of Neo-Babylonian hypothesis; they reappear of their unique atmosphere in one other of those early records, the Sumerian Dynastic record. The assets of Berossus had unavoidably been semitized via Babylon; yet of his 3 Antediluvian towns locate their position one of the 5 of primitive Sumerian trust, and of his ten Antediluvian kings rejoin their Sumerian prototypes. in addition, the recorded a while of Sumerian and Hebrew patriarchs are surprisingly alike. it can be extra that during Egypt a brand new fragment of the Palermo Stele has enabled us to make sure, via a really related comparability, the accuracy of Manetho's resources for his prehistoric interval, whereas while it demonstrates the way attainable inaccuracies in his procedure, deduced from self reliant proof, can have arisen in distant antiquity. it really is transparent that either Hebrew and Hellenistic traditions have been modelled on very early lines."

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Download E-books Man and Wound in the Ancient World: A History of Military Medicine from Sumer to the Fall of Constantinople PDF

Wounds and illness have been as devastating at the battlefields of the traditional global as they're this present day. In an age of bloody wrestle, how did physicians and medics take care of arrow accidents, spear and sword gashes, dysentery, and an infection with no the advantages of anesthesia or glossy scientific know-how? during this compelling quantity, army historian Richard A. Gabriel explores the long-hidden international of old army medication from 4000 BC to advert 1453 to bare its unusually refined physique of data, perform, and technique.
 
Ranging widely from the deserts of North Africa, around the plains of India and Persia, to the mountains of Europe and Asia Minor, this ebook examines scientific background from the Bronze Age during the heart a long time. by means of revealing long-forgotten clinical secrets and techniques, Dr. Gabriel exhibits how historic civilizations’ applied sciences have inspired sleek scientific practices. complete, considerate, occasionally photo, and consistently obtainable, Man and Wound within the historical World might be welcomed by way of a person who desires to find out how today’s scientific miracles construct upon these of the past.

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Download E-books Pagan Britain PDF

By Ronald Hutton

Britain's pagan prior, with its mysterious monuments, atmospheric websites, enigmatic artifacts, bloodthirsty legends, and cryptic inscriptions, is either captivating and complicated to a resident of the twenty-first century. during this bold and carefully up to date e-book, Ronald Hutton unearths the lengthy improvement, quick suppression, and enduring cultural value of paganism, from the Paleolithic period to the arriving of Christianity. He attracts on an array of lately found proof and indicates how new findings have noticeably remodeled understandings of trust and formality in Britain sooner than the arriving of geared up religion.
 
surroundings forth a chronological narrative, Hutton alongside the best way makes aspect visits to discover particular destinations of historic pagan task. He contains the well known sacred sites—Stonehenge, Avebury, Seahenge, Maiden citadel, Anglesey—as good as extra vague destinations around the mainland and coastal islands. In tireless pursuit of the elusive “why” of pagan habit, Hutton astonishes with the breadth of his figuring out of Britain’s deep prior and evokes with the originality of his insights.

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Download E-books A Global History: From Prehistory to the 21st Century (7th Edition) PDF

Designed for classes in global historical past and international Civilization, this best-selling, vintage exploration of global heritage takes an interdisciplinary international (rather than a local or nationwide) approach—tracing these significant forces, activities, and occasions that experience had a world-wide influence. It stresses connections among the prior, current and destiny, emphasizing the query “What does it suggest for us today?” The Seventh Edition reevaluates the process human historical past with an eye fixed towards the millennium, reflecting in its assurance the tip of the chilly conflict and the dawning percentages for a brand new kind of international heritage.

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Download E-books Morphology at the Interfaces: Reduplication and Noun Incorporation in Uto-Aztecan (Linguistik Aktuell / Linguistics Today) PDF

By Jason D. Haugen

This monograph addresses morphology and its interfaces with phonology and syntax by means of reading comparative facts from the Uto-Aztecan language kin, and analyses concerning reduplication in addition to noun incorporation and similar derivational morphology are supplied in the framework of dispensed Morphology. Reduplication is taken care of through reading reduplicative morphemes (reduplicants) as morphological items (Vocabulary goods) inserted into syntactic slots at Morphological constitution. Noun incorporation buildings are analyzed as concerning both incorporation (head flow in syntax, a los angeles Baker 1988), or conflation, related to direct merger of a nominal root into verbal place (a los angeles Hale and Keyser 2002). it really is argued that denominal verb buildings can be taken care of as a sub-case of NI, as in Hale and Keyser (1993). ultimately, the ancient improvement of the polysynthesis parameter in Nahuatl is mentioned, and a reconstruction of the most likely phases of improvement, each one of that's attested in other places within the kinfolk, is gifted.

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Download E-books The Many-Headed Muse: Tradition and Innovation in Late Classical Greek Lyric Poetry PDF

By Pauline A. LeVen

This is often the 1st monograph solely dedicated to the corpus of overdue classical Greek lyric poetry. not just have the dithyrambs and kitharodic nomes of the hot Musicians Timotheus and Philoxenus, the hymns of Aristotle and Ariphron, and the epigraphic paeans of Philodamus of Scarpheia and Isyllus of Epidaurus by no means been studied facet by means of part, they've got additionally remained hidden at the back of a chain of severe prejudices - political, literary and aesthetic. Professor LeVen's e-book offers readings of those little-known poems and combines engagement with the fashion, narrative method, poetics and reception of the texts with cognizance to the socio-cultural forces that formed them. In analyzing the protean notions of culture and innovation, the ebook contributes to the present reevaluation of the panorama of Greek poetry and function within the overdue classical interval and bridges a niche in our figuring out of Greek literary background among the early classical and the Hellenistic sessions.

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Download E-books The Two Eyes of the Earth: Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran (Transformation of the Classical Heritage) PDF

By Matthew P. Canepa

This pioneering examine examines a pivotal interval within the heritage of Europe and the close to East. Spanning the traditional and medieval worlds, it investigates the shared excellent of sacred kingship that emerged within the past due Roman and Persian empires. Bridging the normal divide among classical and Iranian background, this e-book brings to existence the unbelievable courts of 2 international powers that deeply affected the cultures of medieval Europe, Byzantium, Islam, South Asia, and China.

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