• History

Europe Before Rome

A Site-by-Site Tour of the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages
Author: T. Douglas Price
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199914702
Category: History
Page: 408
View: 8460
Europe before Rome uses the extraordinary archaeology of prehistoric Europe to explore questions about the origins and evolution of human society

    • History

Warfare in Northern Europe Before the Romans

Evidence from Archaeology
Author: Julie Rosemary Wileman
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1781593256
Category: History
Page: 190
View: 6567
This book traces the developments in the defences, weaponry and armour of the northern 'barbarians' from the earliest traces of stone age aggression to the sophisticated warfare of the tribes who met the Romans in battle. It uses evidence from monuments such as the great hillforts of the Bronze and Iron Ages, including Maiden Castle in Dorset and Alesia in France, as well as the amazing archaeological finds seen in museums and collections across northern Europe. Period by period, the ways in which the peoples of Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Scandinavia developed defensive and offensive strategies are brought together for those interested in both military history and in the development of our societies and countryside. Evidence from many countries is used to shed light on the centuries before written records _ and to redress the balance of our understanding which has often been too heavily influenced by Roman propaganda!??As featured in Essence Magazine.

    • History

Warfare in Northern Europe Before the Romans

Evidence from Archaeology
Author: Julie Rosemary Wileman
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1781593256
Category: History
Page: 190
View: 3250
This book traces the developments in the defences, weaponry and armour of the northern 'barbarians' from the earliest traces of stone age aggression to the sophisticated warfare of the tribes who met the Romans in battle. It uses evidence from monuments such as the great hillforts of the Bronze and Iron Ages, including Maiden Castle in Dorset and Alesia in France, as well as the amazing archaeological finds seen in museums and collections across northern Europe. Period by period, the ways in which the peoples of Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Scandinavia developed defensive and offensive strategies are brought together for those interested in both military history and in the development of our societies and countryside. Evidence from many countries is used to shed light on the centuries before written records _ and to redress the balance of our understanding which has often been too heavily influenced by Roman propaganda!??As featured in Essence Magazine.

    • History

Roman Europe

1000 BC - AD 400
Author: Edward Bispham
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019926600X
Category: History
Page: 377
View: 2343
This volume traces the rise of Rome and the extension of Roman power across Europe, from the viewpoints of both conquerors and conquered, and also Rome's barbarian heirs, covering the period from 1000 BC through to AD 400, including chapters on Iron Age Europe, Roman society, warfare and the army, economy and trade, religions, and the cultural implications of Roman conquest, as well as narrative chapters on war and politics.

    • History

Europe After Rome

A New Cultural History 500-1000
Author: Julia M. H. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199244278
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 6390
This is the first single-author study in over fifty years to offer an integrated appraisal of the early Middle Ages as a dynamic and formative period in European history. Written in an attractive and accessible style, it makes extensive use of original sources to introduce early medieval men and women at all levels of society from slave to emperor, allows them to speak directly to the reader. It overturns traditional narratives, offering an entirely fresh approach to this period by rejecting any notion of a dominant, uniform early medieval culture, and arguing that the fundamental characteristic of the early Middle Ages is diversity of experience. This beautifully designed book will appeal to scholars, students and history enthusiasts alike.

    • History

The Inheritance of Rome

A History of Europe from 400 to 1000
Author: Chris Wickham
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014190853X
Category: History
Page: 688
View: 8194
The idea that with the decline of the Roman Empire Europe entered into some immense ‘dark age’ has long been viewed as inadequate by many historians. How could a world still so profoundly shaped by Rome and which encompassed such remarkable societies as the Byzantine, Carolingian and Ottonian empires, be anything other than central to the development of European history? How could a world of so many peoples, whether expanding, moving or stable, of Goths, Franks, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, whose genetic and linguistic inheritors we all are, not lie at the heart of how we understand ourselves? The Inheritance of Rome is a work of remarkable scope and ambition. Drawing on a wealth of new material, it is a book which will transform its many readers’ ideas about the crucible in which Europe would in the end be created. From the collapse of the Roman imperial system to the establishment of the new European dynastic states, perhaps this book’s most striking achievement is to make sense of an immensely long period of time, experienced by many generations of Europeans, and which, while it certainly included catastrophic invasions and turbulence, also contained long periods of continuity and achievement. From Ireland to Constantinople, from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, this is a genuinely Europe-wide history of a new kind, with something surprising or arresting on every page.

    • History

The Chief Periods of European History


Author: Edward A. Freeman
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1508000549
Category: History
Page: 140
View: 2533
This is a collection of lectures by respected historian Edward A. Freeman about European history dating back from before Roman times up until the modern era. Six lectures cover all of the history comprehensively over several periods.

    • History

The Barbarians Speak

How the Conquered Peoples Shaped Roman Europe
Author: Peter S. Wells
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691089782
Category: History
Page: 335
View: 9445
The Barbarians Speak re-creates the story of Europe's indigenous people who were nearly stricken from historical memory even as they adopted and transformed aspects of Roman culture. The Celts and Germans inhabiting temperate Europe before the arrival of the Romans left no written record of their lives and were often dismissed as "barbarians" by the Romans who conquered them. Accounts by Julius Caesar and a handful of other Roman and Greek writers would lead us to think that prior to contact with the Romans, European natives had much simpler political systems, smaller settlements, no evolving social identities, and that they practiced human sacrifice. A more accurate, sophisticated picture of the indigenous people emerges, however, from the archaeological remains of the Iron Age. Here Peter Wells brings together information that has belonged to the realm of specialists and enables the general reader to share in the excitement of rediscovering a "lost people." In so doing, he is the first to marshal material evidence in a broad-scale examination of the response by the Celts and Germans to the Roman presence in their lands. The recent discovery of large pre-Roman settlements throughout central and western Europe has only begun to show just how complex native European societies were before the conquest. Remnants of walls, bone fragments, pottery, jewelry, and coins tell much about such activities as farming, trade, and religious ritual in their communities; objects found at gravesites shed light on the richly varied lives of individuals. Wells explains that the presence--or absence--of Roman influence among these artifacts reveals a range of attitudes toward Rome at particular times, from enthusiastic acceptance among urban elites to creative resistance among rural inhabitants. In fascinating detail, Wells shows that these societies did grow more cosmopolitan under Roman occupation, but that the people were much more than passive beneficiaries; in many cases they helped determine the outcomes of Roman military and political initiatives. This book is at once a provocative, alternative reading of Roman history and a catalyst for overturning long-standing assumptions about nonliterate and indigenous societies.

    • Social Science

The Palaeolithic Societies of Europe


Author: Clive Gamble
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521658720
Category: Social Science
Page: 505
View: 2638
Clive Gamble's overview of Palaeolithic societies, building on his The Palaeolithic Settlement of Europe (1986).


    • United States

New Englander and Yale Review


Author: Edward Royall Tyler,William Lathrop Kingsley,George Park Fisher,Timothy Dwight
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
View: 9817

    • History

The Huns, Rome and the Birth of Europe


Author: Hyun Jin Kim
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107009065
Category: History
Page: 338
View: 1133
A comparative and interdisciplinary study arguing for a more sophisticated appreciation of the rise of the Hunnic Empire.

    • History

Heart of Europe

A History of the Holy Roman Empire
Author: Peter H. Wilson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674058097
Category: History
Page: 941
View: 4135
The Holy Roman Empire lasted a thousand years, far longer than ancient Rome. Its continuity rested on the ideal of a unified Christian civilization. As Peter Wilson shows, the Empire tells the story of Europe better than histories of individual nation-states, and its legacy can be seen today in debates over the nature of the European Union.


    • Archaeology, Medieval

IV European Symposium for Teachers of Medieval Archaeology

Sevilla - Córdoba, 29th September - 2nd October 1999
Author: Magdalena Valor,Maria Antonia Carmona
Publisher: Universidad de Sevilla
ISBN: 9788447206858
Category: Archaeology, Medieval
Page: 160
View: 6211
El simposio se centró en el papel de la Universidad en la enseñanza de la Arqueología medieval, tratando asimismo, tanto cuestiones generales en las actuales investigaciones y proyectos específicos, como la arqueología medieval en la Península Ibérica.

    • History

Europe Before History


Author: Kristian Kristiansen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521784368
Category: History
Page: 505
View: 9344
The societies of the European Bronze Age produced elaborate artifacts and were drawn into a wide trade network extending over the whole of Europe, yet they were economically and politically undiversified. Kristian Kristiansen attempts to explain this paradox using a world-systems analysis, and provides a rich body of evidence to support his case. The result is a coherent overview of this period of European prehistory that addresses some of the larger questions raised in the study of the period.

    • Fiction

The Lady of Serpents


Author: Douglas Clegg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440620733
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 2691
To end the sorceress Enora's reign of terror, Aleric-prophesied messiah of the vampyre-must find the alchemist behind her power. Though that may mean unleashing Pythia, the Lady of Serpents-Aleric's old enemy, and the seductress who ended his mortal life.

    • Social Science

How Ancient Europeans Saw the World

Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times
Author: Peter S. Wells
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400844770
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 5483
The peoples who inhabited Europe during the two millennia before the Roman conquests had established urban centers, large-scale production of goods such as pottery and iron tools, a money economy, and elaborate rituals and ceremonies. Yet as Peter Wells argues here, the visual world of these late prehistoric communities was profoundly different from those of ancient Rome's literate civilization and today's industrialized societies. Drawing on startling new research in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, Wells reconstructs how the peoples of pre-Roman Europe saw the world and their place in it. He sheds new light on how they communicated their thoughts, feelings, and visual perceptions through the everyday tools they shaped, the pottery and metal ornaments they decorated, and the arrangements of objects they made in their ritual places--and how these forms and patterns in turn shaped their experience. How Ancient Europeans Saw the World offers a completely new approach to the study of Bronze Age and Iron Age Europe, and represents a major challenge to existing views about prehistoric cultures. The book demonstrates why we cannot interpret the structures that Europe's pre-Roman inhabitants built in the landscape, the ways they arranged their settlements and burial sites, or the complex patterning of their art on the basis of what these things look like to us. Rather, we must view these objects and visual patterns as they were meant to be seen by the ancient peoples who fashioned them.

    • Europe

History of Europe


Author: Edward Augustus Freeman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Europe
Page: 150
View: 3622

The Code Economy

Surviving, Even Thriving, in the New World of Work
Author: Philip E. Auerswald
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190226765
Category:
Page: 304
View: 2475
Code is the "how" of human productive activity. The creation, implementation, and refinement of code have been the infrastructure of human progress from Neolithic simplicity to modern complexity. In a sweeping narrative that takes readers from the production of Stone Age axes to the invention of chocolate chip cookies, Philip Auerswald argues that the key driver of human history is the advance of code. At each major stage in the advance of code over the span of centuries, shifts in the structure of society have challenged human beings to reinvent not only how we work, but who we are. We are at one of those stages now. Auerswald offers an indispensible guide to the future, based on a narrative stretching forty-thousand years into the past. The code economy has clearly not developed in a vacuum. Invention, innovation, and the pursuit of happiness have characterized human activities for centuries. What is changing is how societies and individuals radically value endeavors in life differently from even a decade ago, most notably away from industries organized as "command and control" systems. Philip Auerswald investigates how economists themselves have been hard pressed to gauge new economic indices of satisfaction that go beyond traditional measures. He explores how the code or "shared" economy reaches into domains such as health, where greater longevity, the popularization of medical knowledge, and the emphases on preventive care and wellness will complement the delivery of medical services. Further, living in the code economy will prompt people to orient their children's futures to more self-reliant pursuits and seek investments that truly serve them and not the institutions that have traditionally dominated the financial and economic worlds.