The Trojan War A Very Short Introduction

Author : Eric H. Cline
ISBN : 9780199760275
Genre : History
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This introduction considers whether the Trojan war actually took place and whether archaeologists have discovered the site of ancient Troy.
Category: History

Ancient Warfare

Author : Harry Sidebottom
ISBN : 9780192804709
Genre : History
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"This book explores the ways in which ancient society thought about conflict. Many aspects of ancient warfare are examined from philosophy to the technical skills needed to fight"--Provided by publisher.
Category: History

Die Troerinnen

Author : Franz Werfel
ISBN : 9785879688924
Genre : History
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Category: History

Venezuela

Author : Miguel Tinker-Salas
ISBN : 9780199783281
Genre : History
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A concise book on Venezuela, told through the lens of oil on the country's politics, economy, culture, and international relations
Category: History

Herodotus A Very Short Introduction

Author : Jennifer T. Roberts
ISBN : 9780191620232
Genre : History
File Size : 69.27 MB
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Herodotus has come to be respected by most scholars as a responsible and important historian. Herodotus was both a critical thinker and a lively storyteller, a traveller who was both tourist and anthropologist. Like Homer, he set out to memorialize great deeds in words; more narrowly, he determined to discover the causes of the wars between Greece and Persia and to explain them to his fellow Greeks. In his hands, the Greeks' unforeseeable defeat of the Persian kings Darius and Xerxes, with their vast hosts, made for fascinating storytelling. Influenced by the work of the natural scientists and philosophers of his own and earlier eras, Herodotus also brought his literary talents to bear on a vast, unruly mass of information gathered from many interviews throughout his travels and left behind him the longest work that had ever been written in Greek - the first work of history, and one which continues to be read with enjoyment today. Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction introduces readers to what little is known of Herodotus's life and goes on to discuss all aspects of his work, including his fascination with his origins; his travels; his view of the world in relation to boundaries and their transgressions; and his interest in seeing the world and learning about non-Greek civilizations. We also explore the recurring themes of his work, his beliefs in dreams, oracles, and omens, the prominence of women in his work, and his account of the battles of the Persian Wars. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Category: History

Ovids Metamorphosen

Author : Niklas Holzberg
ISBN : 3406536212
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English Literature A Very Short Introduction

Author : Jonathan Bate
ISBN : 9780191614293
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Sweeping across two millennia and every literary genre, acclaimed scholar and biographer Jonathan Bate provides a dazzling introduction to English Literature. The focus is wide, shifting from the birth of the novel and the brilliance of English comedy to the deep Englishness of landscape poetry and the ethnic diversity of Britain's Nobel literature laureates. It goes on to provide a more in-depth analysis, with close readings from an extraordinary scene in King Lear to a war poem by Carol Ann Duffy, and a series of striking examples of how literary texts change as they are transmitted from writer to reader. The narrative embraces not only the major literary movements such as Romanticism and Modernism, together with the most influential authors including Chaucer, Donne, Johnson, Wordsworth, Austen, Dickens and Woolf, but also little-known stories such as the identity of the first English woman poet to be honoured with a collected edition of her works. Written with the flair and passion for which Jonathan Bate has become renowned, this book is the perfect Very Short Introduction for all readers and students of the incomparable literary heritage of these islands. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Category: Literary Criticism

Helena

Author : Euripides
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010171812
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Kafka

Author : Ritchie Robertson
ISBN : UOM:39015013502037
Genre : Austrian fiction
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Category: Austrian fiction