Hadrian's Wall

Author: David J Breeze,Brian Dobson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140271821

Category: History

Page: 356

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This fully revised and updated edition of the authors' fascinating history of Hadrian's Wall takes account of recent archaeological discoveries such as at South Shields and Vindolanda as well as research based on inscriptions. The book starts with the reasons for the construction of the wall and why it was replaced by the Antonine Wall before the border reverted to Hadrian's Wall again. Chapters examine what life was like on the wall, not only for the soldiers but also for their dependents and local civilian populations. Appendices catalogue building types, regiments, gods and temples and Roman names of the forts.
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Scottish Military Disasters

Author: Paul Cowan

Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing

ISBN: 1906476586

Category: History

Page: 216

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Scotland's reputation as a nation proud of its military history betrays the fact that the past is littered with catastrophes and failures. From the time of the Roman invasions until the Korean War, Scotland's military history is testament to the fact that victories are always talked up and recorded, but disasters are quietly forgotten. In all some 32 episodes of Scottish battlefield ineptitude are investigated by journalist Paul Cowan. These are: A Desolation Called Peace: Mons Graupius 83 or 84AD; Dance If You Can: Falkirk 1298, The Fool Killer: Faughart 1318; The Loser: Vermeuil 1424; Renaissance Man: Flodden 1513; Massacre in Norway: Kringen 1612; The Death March: Dunbar 1650; The Braw Lads: Namur 1695; The Auld Enemies: Culloden 1746; Death Prophesied: Ticonderoga 1758; Headless Horror: Fort du Querne 1758; No Tea Party: Boston 1776; King George and Broadswords: Moore's Creek 1776; Rocketmen: Pollilur 1780; The World Turned Upside Down: Cowpens 1781; The Will of Allah: El Hamet 1807; The Stonewall Highlanders: New Orleans 1815; Women and Children First: The Birkenhead 1852; Walpole's Folly: Ruiya 1858; Mountain Madness: Majuba 1881; Highland Humiliation: Magersfontein 1899; In Dublin's Fair City 1914; Infirmary Blues: Bedford 1914; A Signal Disaster: Gretna 1915; Blooding the Pups: Gully Ravine 1915; Courage is Not Enough: St Valery 1940; The Fighting French: Lebanon 1941; The Fleet of Foot: Hong Kong 1941; The Cossacks: Austria 1945; Malaysian Massacre: Batang Kali 1948; A Hill in Korea: Nantong River 1950.
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The Penguin History of the World

6th edition

Author: J M Roberts,Odd Arne Westad

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141968729

Category: History

Page: 1280

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This is a completely new and updated edition of J. M. Roberts and Odd Arne Westad's widely acclaimed, landmark bestseller The Penguin History of the World. For generations of readers The Penguin History of the World has been one of the great cultural experiences - the entire story of human endeavour laid out in all its grandeur and folly, drama and pain in a single authoritative book. Now, for the first time, it has been completely overhauled for its 6th edition - not just bringing it up to date, but revising it throughout in the light of new research and discoveries, such as the revolution in our understanding of many civilizations in the Ancient World. The closing sections of the book reflect what now seems to be the inexorable rise of Asia and the increasingly troubled situation in the West. About the authors: J.M. Roberts, CBE, published The Penguin History of the World in 1976 to immediate acclaim. His other major books include The Paris Commune from the Right, The Triumph of the West (which was also a successful television series), The Penguin History of Europe and The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century. He died in 2003. Odd Arne Westad, FBA, is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics. He has published fifteen books on modern and contemporary international history, among them The Global Cold War, which won the Bancroft Prize, and Decisive Encounters, a standard history of the Chinese civil war. He also served as general co-editor of the Cambridge History of the Cold War. Reviews 'A work of outstanding breadth of scholarship and penetrating judgements. There is nothing better of its kind' Jonathan Sumption, Sunday Telegraph 'A stupendous achievement' A.J.P. Taylor 'A brilliant book ... the most outstanding history of the world yet written' J.H. Plumb
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The Wall

Rome's Greatest Frontier

Author: Alistair Moffat

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857904817

Category: History

Page: 304

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In The Wall, Alistair Moffat's fascination shines through as he captures the enormous endeavour of the builders along with the captivating human stories the stones still tell after nearly two millennia.' The Scotsman Hadrian's Wall is the largest, most spectacular and one of the most enigmatic historical monument in Britain. Nothing else approaches its vast scale: a land wall running 73 miles from east to west and a sea wall stretching at least 26 miles down the Cumbrian coast. Many of its forts are as large as Britain's most formidable medieval castles, and the wide ditch dug to the south of the Wall, the vallum, is larger than any surviving prehistoric earthwork.Built in a ten-year period by more than 30,000 soldiers and labourers at the behest of an extraordinary emperor, the Wall consisted of more than 24 million stones, giving it a mass greater than all the Egyptian pyramids put together. At least a million people visit Hadrian's Wall each year and it has been designated a World Heritage Site. In this new book, based on literary and historical sources as well as the latest archaeological research, Alistair Moffat considers who built the Wall, how it was built, why it was built and how it affected the native peoples who lived in its mighty shadow. The result is a unique and fascinating insight into one of the Wonders of the Ancient World.
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Heritage Values in Site Management

Four Case Studies

Author: Margaret MacLean,David Myers,Randall Mason

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892367970

Category: Architecture

Page: 233

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The four case studies included are: Grosse Île and the Irish National Memorial site in Canada, the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in the USA, the Port Arthur historic site in Australia, and Hadrian's Wall.
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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The new Penguin history of Scotland

from the earliest times to the present day

Author: Robert Allan Houston,William Knox,National Museums of Scotland

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 572

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Incorporating the work of some of Scotland's leading historians, this definitive history of the country chronicles some eight thousand years, from the Neolithic period to the present day, covering the people and events that have shaped Scotland and furnishing essays on such topics as archaeology, economics, science, religion, literature, and other disciplines. Original.
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Rausch der Verwandlung

Roman

Author: Stefan Zweig

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3746752329

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Für die Postangestellte Christine Hoflehner aus einem kleinen niederösterreichischen Dorf bei St. Pölten erfüllt sich ein Traum. Sie erhält im Sommer 1926 eine Einladung in ein prachtvolles Hotel in Pontresina. Dort tritt sie wie eine Angehörige der Oberschicht unter dem Namen »Christiane van Boolen« auf. Nach kurzer Zeit wird die wahre Identität der Hochstaplerin aufgedeckt. Zurück in ihrem Dorf versinkt sie in Depression. Auf einem Ausflug nach Wien lernt sie Ferdinand kennen, der seine Jugend für den Ersten Weltkrieg opferte. Sie entdecken viele Gemeinsamkeiten. Der Roman »Rausch der Verwandlung« erschien erst 1982 aus dem Nachlass von Stefan Zweig (1881-1942). Das Zwischenkriegsdrama zeigt die Doppelgesichtigkeit der »goldenen Zwanziger« auf: einerseits Aufbruchsatmosphäre und Wohlstand, andererseits die gesellschaftlichen Nachwirkungen des Ersten Weltkriegs.
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Marketing Communications

Interactivity, Communities and Content

Author: Chris Fill

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273717225

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 958

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Building on its established structure and reputation, the fifth edition of "Marketing Communications "is geared toward students studying marketing or business studies at undergraduate level and postgraduate students on marketing related programmes. The book is also an invaluable resource for students studying for professional marketing qualifications, most notably those studying courses offered by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. "Marketing Communications "adopts a critical perspective of the subject and unlike other texts in the field, which adopt a 'how-to' approach, this text provides readers with an insight into the 'why' about marketing communications. Comprehensive web site Enhance your teaching/learning with materials available on the companion web site. Visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/fill to access outline answers to the MiniCase questions, an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides and, NEW TO THIS EDITION, podcasts, video and direction to key academic papers on marketing communications. There are opportunities for students and tutors to share their marketing communications essays, thoughts, ideas, and favourite campaigns and papers. About the author Chris Fill is Principal Lecturer in Marketing and Strategic Management at the University of Portsmouth. He is the Senior Examiner for the "Marketing Communications" module offered by the Chartered Institute of Marketing on the Professional Diploma programme and he is also responsible for the module "Managing Corporate Reputation" on the newly revised Postgraduate Diploma programme. 'This new edition is a superb text that covers the core areas of the subject area as well as the latest and contemporary developments that have impacted companies and consumers. Students will find this book interesting to read, with many relevant case studies, vignettes with questions, figures and diagrams that provide clear connections between theory and practice.' Professor T. C. Melewar PhD, Professor of Marketing and Strategy, Brunel University "'Marketing Communications" engages and stimulates the reader with interesting, contemporary and beautifully presented imagery and examples. This is an invaluable resource and should be on the bookshelf of every serious student of advertising and marketing.' Marian Norwood, Course Director BSc Hons Advertising, University of Ulster All Island Marketing Award Winner 'This book has always been THE definitive marketing communications 'authority' - but this new edition has superseded all my expectations in terms of delivering an exciting and authoritative text which stimulates the reader and explores the most apt and crucial contemporary key issues for tomorrow's recession-proof marketing communicators.' Dr Ruth Ashford, PhD, Chartered Marketer, MCIM, MAM, AIPM Head of Marketing and Retail Division, MMU Business School
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A traveller's guide to Roman Britain

Author: Patrick Ottaway,Michael Cyprien

Publisher: Routledge Kegan & Paul

ISBN: 9780710209436

Category: Travel

Page: 128

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Shows and describes the ruins of Roman walls, temples, forts, burial sites, villas, and bath houses in England, Scotland, and Wales, and describes points of interest near each site
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Cumbria to Northumberland

Author: John Weaver

Publisher: Stationery Office Books (TSO)

ISBN: 9780113000296

Category: History

Page: 133

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This is an excellent series of beautifully illustrated guides about the different areas of England. Each volume makes a perfect vacation planner, historical reference book or day-trip companion.
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The Penguin Illustrated History of Britain & Ireland

Author: Barry W. Cunliffe

Publisher: Penguin Global

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 320

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A comprehensive introduction to the history of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Topics covered include the spread of literacy, the development of transport and the evolution of country houses. Illustrated throughout, this volume includes a range of colour maps. Previous ed.: published as The Penguin atlas of British & Irish history. 2001.
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Sie schufen Amerika

die Gründergeneration von John Adams bis George Washington

Author: Joseph J. Ellis

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406528293

Category:

Page: 372

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Der Parthenon

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150185933

Category:

Page: 240

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Archaeology in Northumberland National Park

Author: Paul Frodsham

Publisher: Council for British Archeology

ISBN: 9781902771380

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

View: 1933

Through his work as an archaeologist for the Northumberland Park Authority, Paul Frodsham is better placed than most to appreciate the stunning landscape of Northumberland and the many prehistoric and historic sites that can be found there. This book, which is written for the general reader, successfully combines an overview of the archaeology of Northumberland National Park, from the Mesolithic to the present day, with a series of fourteen case studies or projects written by those carrying out research in the region. The papers are based on those given at a conference held in 2000, and reflect new research and ideas on a broad range of subjects, including `Peat, pollen and people' (Rob Young) , the Iron Age hillfort of West Hill (Peter Topping) . Hadrian's Wall (Tony Wilmott; Tim Gates) , Harbottle Castle (James Crow) , and the industrial landscape (Iain Hedley) .
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