Category: History

  • 德川家康12:大坂风云(Tokugawa Ieyasu, Book 12)

    By 山冈庄八

    作者:(日本)山冈庄八 译者:岳远坤 陈都伟

    山冈庄八(1907-1978),日本著名历史小说家,著有《德川家康》、《织田信长》、《丰臣秀吉》、《伊达政宗》等,作品规模宏大,运笔细腻生动,代表了日本历史小说的最高成就。逝世后,因其杰出成就,被追授瑞宝勋章。
    《德川家康》洋洋五百五十万言,将日本战国中后期织田信长、武田信玄、德川家康、丰臣秀吉等群雄并起的历史苍劲地铺展开来。在这样一个英雄辈出的时代,德川家康最终脱颖而出,结束战国烽烟,开启三百年太平盛世。作品展现了德川家康作为乱世终结者和盛世开创者丰满、曲折、传奇的一生,书中每一行每一页都充满着智慧与杀伐、谋略与权术、天道与玄机!它不仅成为商战兵法、政略宝典、兵家必备,更是不朽的励志传奇。
    本书历时十八年始得完成,图书出版后,一时洛阳纸贵,掀起极大反响,日本前首相中曾根康弘要求日本内阁成员必读《德川家康》;经营之神、日本松下电器创建人松下幸之助要求松下员工必读《德川家康》;美国前驻日大使赖世和说:“要了解日本、超越日本,必须先了解德川家康。”著名史学家、作家柏杨先生则认为:“中国有两部书可以和<德川家康》相比,一是《资治通鉴》,一是《三国演义》。”
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  • The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began

    By Stephen Greenblatt



    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NONFICTION

    virtually 600 years in the past, a quick, genial guy took a truly previous manuscript off a library shelf. With pleasure, he observed what he had came across and ordered it copied. The e-book used to be a miraculously surviving replica of an historic Roman philosophical epic, at the Nature of items by way of Lucretius and it replaced the process history.

    He chanced on a gorgeous poem of the main harmful rules - that the universe functioned with out assistance from gods, that non secular worry was once destructive to human lifestyles, and that topic used to be made from very small debris in everlasting movement. those rules fuelled the Renaissance, inspiring Botticelli, shaping the strategies of Montaigne, Darwin and Einstein.

    An leading edge paintings of historical past by way of one of many world's so much celebrated students and an exciting tale of discovery, The Swerve info how one manuscript, plucked from one thousand years of overlook, made attainable the realm as we all know it.

    Winner of the 2011 nationwide ebook Award for Nonfiction
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  • For Freedom Alone: The Declaration of Arbroath, 1320

    By Edward J. Cowan

    The assertion of Arbroath, 6 April, 1320, is without doubt one of the so much impressive files to were produced wherever in medieval Europe. Quoted by means of many, understood by way of few, its historic value has now nearly been overtaken by means of its mythic prestige. due to the fact that 1998, the USA Senate has claimed that the yankee announcement of Independence is modeled upon 'the inspirational record' of Arbroath, and six April is widely known each year as an afternoon of nationwide value to all american citizens, particularly these of Scottish descent. thus far, such claims haven't been the topic of scholarly research; this is often the 1st book-length examine to envision the origins of the announcement and the guidelines upon which it drew, whereas tracing the increase of its mystic prestige in Scotland and exploring its attainable impression upon progressive the USA.
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  • Organizing Bronze Age Societies: The Mediterranean, Central Europe, and Scandanavia Compared

    By Kristian Kristiansen

    The Bronze Age was once a formative interval in eu historical past while the association of landscapes, settlements, and financial system reached a brand new point of complexity. This e-book provides the 1st in-depth, comparative examine of family, economic climate, and payment in 3 micro-regions: the Mediterranean (Sicily), important Europe (Hungary), and northern Europe (South Scandinavia). the implications are in keeping with ten years of fieldwork in an analogous approach to documentation, and clinical analyses have been utilized in all the nearby experiences, making managed comparisons attainable. the recent proof demonstrates how changes in payment association and family economies have been counterbalanced by way of similarities within the geared up use of the panorama in an economic system ruled through the herding of huge flocks of sheep and livestock. The 8 chapters during this booklet offer a brand new, contextualized figuring out of the social and financial complexity of the Bronze Age. Its leading edge theoretical and methodological techniques should be of relevance to all researchers of panorama and payment heritage.
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  • Vikings in America

    Whilst Columbus claimed to have came across the US in 1492, and the Borgia Pope claimed it as a brand new international for Catholic Spain, the Vatican began a 500 hundred yr conspiracy to hide the genuine tale of Viking the US. during this groundbreaking new paintings via the writer of The Early English payment of Orkney and Shetland, the real volume of the Viking discovery and colonisation of the japanese seaboard of the USA is totally tested, considering the recent archaeological, linguistic and DNA proof which vitamins the old account. For 4 centuries or extra, from their first visits round advert a thousand to the eve of the Columbus voyages, the Vikings explored and settled hundreds of thousands of miles of the coasts and rivers of North the United States. From New York's new york to the Canadian excessive Arctic the hot global was once a playground for Viking adventurers. And the identify the Vikings gave to this New global - the US.
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  • Fascism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

    By Kevin Passmore

    What's fascism? Is it progressive? Or is it reactionary? Can it's either?

    Fascism is notoriously challenging to outline. How will we make experience of an ideology that appeals to streetfighters and intellectuals alike? That demands a go back to culture whereas protecting a fascination with know-how? And that preaches violence within the identify of an ordered society?

    In the hot version of this Very brief Introduction, Kevin Passmore brilliantly unravels the paradoxes of 1 of crucial phenomena within the smooth world--tracing its origins within the highbrow, political, and social crises of the overdue 19th century, the increase of fascism following global conflict I -including fascist regimes in Italy and Germany -and the fortunes of 'failed' fascist activities in jap Europe, Spain, and the Americas. He additionally considers fascism in tradition, the hot curiosity in transnational study, and the growth of the some distance correct due to the fact that 2002.

    About the Series:
    Oxford's Very brief Introductions sequence deals concise and unique introductions to a variety of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary thought to heritage, and Archaeology to the Bible. now not easily a textbook of definitions, every one quantity during this sequence presents trenchant and provocative--yet constantly balanced and complete--discussions of the relevant matters in a given self-discipline or box. Every Very brief advent gives a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating how the topic has built and the way it has stimulated society. ultimately, the sequence will surround each significant educational self-discipline, providing all scholars an available and considerable reference library. regardless of the sector of analysis that one deems very important or attractive, regardless of the subject that fascinates the final reader, the Very brief Introductions sequence has a convenient and reasonable consultant that might most probably end up indispensable.
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  • Western Society: A Brief History, Volume 2: From Absolutism to Present

    By Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, Clare Haru Crowston

    According to the hugely acclaimed A background of Western Society, this short variation deals a welcome new method for today’s classrooms.  A full-color layout, vast studying aids, wealthy representation application, and reasonable expense mix with energetic, descriptive writing and compelling first-hand debts to supply the main shiny account to be had in a concise version of what lifestyles was once like for peoples of the past. 
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  • The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

    By Nick Groom

    The Gothic is wildly varied. it will possibly discuss with ecclesiastical structure, supernatural fiction, cult horror motion pictures, and a particular kind of rock track. It has inspired political theorists and social reformers, in addition to Victorian domestic décor and modern type. This Very Short Introduction captures the background of the Gothic from precedent days to the current. It covers the sack of Rome through the barbarian tribes, mediaeval structure, pop culture within the 16th century (including ballads and Revenge Tragedy), political theories of the 17th and eighteenth centuries, the increase of the Gothic novel, the Victorian Gothic Revival, and the effect of Gothic tradition on movie, track, and style. It contains common Gothic novels such Frankenstein and Dracula, whereas additionally protecting Gothic gardening, slasher video clips, and the present Goth scene. it's the merely account of the Gothic that describes the total background of the time period, providing it in all its richly advanced and perversely contradictory glory.
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  • The Koreans: Who They Are, What They Want, Where Their Future Lies

    By Michael Breen

    The upward push of South Korea is among the so much unforeseen and inspirational advancements of the latter a part of our century. a couple of a long time in the past, the Koreans have been an impoverished, agricultural humans. in a single new release they got here out of the fields and into Silicon Valley. In 1997, this powerhouse of a kingdom reeled and virtually collapsed due to a vulnerable economy and seriously indebted conglomerates. the area is now gazing to work out even if the Koreans could be capable of reform and proceed their attractive growth.

    Although Korea has just recently stumbled on itself part of the worldwide degree, it's a state with a wealthy and complicated previous. Early heritage exhibits that Koreans had an enormous impact on historical Japan, and their ancient achievements contain being the 1st tradition to exploit steel movable style for printing books. even though, a lot in their historical past is much less confident; it truly is marred with political violence, poverty, and war--aspects that might quicker be forgotten by means of the Koreans, who're attempting to specialize in their promising future.

    The undeniable fact that Korean heritage has eluded a lot of the realm is unlucky, yet as Korea turns into extra of an international participant, knowing and appreciation for this special kingdom has turn into indispensable.

    In The Koreans, Michael Breen offers an in-depth portrait of the rustic and its humans. An early assessment of the character and values of the Korean humans offers the history for a extra unique exam of the advanced historical past of the rustic, particularly its department into the Communist north and pro-Western south.

    In this soaking up and enlightening account of the Koreans, Michael Breen presents compelling perception into the heritage and personality of this interesting nation.

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  • You Said What?: Lies and Propaganda Throughout History

    A interesting, enjoyable, and fact-filled compendium of the best lies, deceptions, propaganda, and frauds ever perpetrated

    Throughout history—from the sunrise of guy to the battle on Terror—governments, agencies, historians, and high-level braggarts of each stripe have freely engaged within the standard hobby of mendacity for enjoyable and revenue. You stated What? is an ceaselessly enjoyable and outrageously edifying examine many of the largest whoppers of all time, chock-full of deceptions, trickery, and outstanding untruths either notorious and obscure.

    • The press conspiracies that secure FDR's legs, in addition to JFK's intercourse dependancy and failing health
    • Lies that triggered the Knights Templar fall, the Salem witch trials, and the Black Death
    • Big lies that modified background: Vietnam's Gulf of Tonkin, the Cuban missile challenge, the “Polish” raid that kicked off WWII . . . and take into account the Maine?
    • The self-made, self-serving myths we nonetheless think this present day of Davy Crockett, Lawrence of Arabia, and Napoleon
    • Plus our personal own choose for History's number 1 greatest Liar . . . and lots more and plenty more!

    The lies will out! You acknowledged What? is an quintessential treasure trove of real falsehoods, and an irreverent advent to the world's maximum lies and the liars who advised them.

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