Download e-book for iPad: Die Slaven im Mittelalter by Eduard Mühle

By Eduard Mühle

ISBN-10: 3110488140

ISBN-13: 9783110488142

Medieval assets and smooth medieval students communicate of "Slavs" in lots of methods. simply what did medieval contemporaries suggest once they wrote approximately "Slavs" or the "Land of the Slavs" and the way will we meaningfully outline those phrases this day? This essay questions no matter if this time period utilized in diversified resources truly noted any genuine entity or, if in its place, it already served in the course of the heart a long time as an device for political and ideological agendas.

„Slaven" begegnen in mittelalterlichen Quellen wie in der modernen Mediävistik in vielfältiger Weise. used to be aber meinten die mittelalterlichen Zeitgenossen, wenn Sie von „Slaven" oder „Slavenland" schrieben und used to be kann heute damit sinnvoll bezeichnet werden? Die Studie fragt danach, ob der in verschiedensten Quellen begegnende Begriff auf eine reale Einheit verwies oder bereits im Mittelalter ein software politisch-ideologischer Programme warfare.

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Download e-book for iPad: The rich : from slaves to super yachts : a 2000-year history by John Kampfner

By John Kampfner

ISBN-10: 0349139083

ISBN-13: 9780349139081

From the Roman Republic to Roman Abramovich, a tiny variety of the super-rich have held sway over the economics and politics in their eras. How they made their cash - through ability, good fortune or ruthless selection - turns into beside the point as soon as they have reached the pinnacle. The gadgets of wish can have replaced, however the ideas have stayed an analogous. For the slaves, concubines, gold and castles of historical and medieval instances, learn inner most jets, vacation islands and soccer golf equipment. Does the beginning of the twenty-first century mark a turning element or does historical past express us that the richest 0.01 in step with cent will constantly triumph? From impressive stories of Norman knights, Malian kings and Spanish conquistadores to present-day sheikhs, web giants, oligarchs and bankers, this is often the compelling tale of the increase and upward thrust of the very filthy rich around the globe over the last thousand years.

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Download PDF by Michael Kerrigan: Dark History of the Roman Emperors

By Michael Kerrigan

5 of the 1st 11 emperors of Rome have been assassinated and one other killed themselves instead of face the fury in their topics. Nero sang whereas Rome burned. Caligula proclaimed himself a god. If no longer mad sufficient already, he additionally gave considered one of his horses a spot at the senate. Rome had fun whilst many emperors died, purely to discover that they hated the subsequent one simply as a lot. From the demise of Julius Caesar in 44BC to the autumn of Rome in 476AD, darkish historical past of the Roman Emperors offers a wry and witty examine 5 centuries of Roman mayhem, homicide, incest, infanticide, sadism, sexual depravity and insanity. that includes such infamous names as Claudius, Tiberius and Commodus, this e-book retells the entire such a lot eye-opening money owed of imperial misdeeds, drawing on many unique Roman assets. Illustrated with awesome photographs of the protagonists and their deeds, from historical statues to medieval engravings and renaissance work, darkish historical past of the Roman Emperors is an interesting and visually fantastic account of the skulduggery of the best empire the realm has ever recognized – and the hubris that got here with it.

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New PDF release: Stalin and the Lubianka: A Documentary History of the

By David R. Shearer;Vladimir Khaustov

ISBN-10: 0300171897

ISBN-13: 9780300171891

This interesting documentary historical past is the 1st English-language exploration of Joseph Stalin's dating with, and manipulation of, the Soviet political police. the tale follows the altering capabilities, association, and fortunes of the political police and safeguard organs from the early Nineteen Twenties until eventually Stalin’s demise in 1953, and it offers documented element approximately how Stalin used those organs to accomplish and continue undisputed strength. even though written as a story, it comprises translations of greater than a hundred and seventy files from Soviet archives.

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