By A. H. L. Heeren
This ebook is a duplicate of the unique ebook released in 1866 and will have a few imperfections resembling marks or hand-written notes.
By A. H. L. Heeren
By Anne, Dr Van Arsdall,Timothy, Professor Graham
Herbs and Healers from the traditional Mediterranean during the Medieval West brings jointly 11 papers by way of top students in old and medieval medication and pharmacy. Fittingly, the amount honors Professor John M. Riddle, one in every of cutting-edge most dear medieval historians, whose occupation has been dedicated to interpreting the complexities of early medication and pharmacy. "Herbs" within the identify usually connotes medicinal drugs in old and medieval instances; the essays right here talk about attention-grabbing elements of the demanding situations students face as they translate and interpret texts in different older languages. many of the healers within the quantity are named, reminiscent of Philotas of Amphissa, Gariopontus, and Constantine the African; many are nameless and identified in simple terms from their treatises on medicines and/or medicine.
The volume's scope demonstrates the breadth of present study being undertaken within the box, reading either useful scientific arts and scientific concept from the traditional global into early smooth instances. additionally it is a paper a few state of the art Internet-based approach for ongoing educational collaboration. The essays during this quantity show insightful learn techniques and spotlight new discoveries that might be of curiosity to the overseas educational neighborhood of classicists, medievalists, and early-modernists a result of shortage of courses objectively comparing long-lived traditions that experience their beginning on this planet of the traditional Mediterranean.
By Georg Fichtner
By Karelisa V. Hartigan
To aid her thesis, Hartigan discusses the mind-body dating within the therapeutic approach, a dating the clinical career is commencing to realize. She concludes by means of proposing first-hand fabric in line with her event doing Playback Theatre for sufferers at Shands health center on the collage of Florida. In acting improvisational scenes at bedside or in a neighborhood area, she has witnessed how the mini-dramas elevate the sufferers' spirits and provide them desire for a winning consequence to their illness.
By Thomas R. Martin
With commanding ability, Thomas R. Martin tells the amazing and dramatic tale of the way a tiny, terrible, and threatened payment became, in the course of its peak, the dominant strength within the Mediterranean global for 5 hundred years. Encompassing the interval from Rome's founding within the 8th century B.C. via Justinian's rule within the 6th century A.D., he deals a particular point of view at the Romans and their civilization by way of using primary Roman values as a lens wherein to view either their upward thrust and remarkable fall.
Interweaving social, political, spiritual, and cultural background, Martin translates the successes and screw ups of the Romans in struggle, political association, quest for private prestige, and within the integration of non secular ideals and practices with executive. He makes a speciality of the vital position of social and ethical values in picking person behavior in addition to judgements of nation, from monarchy to republic to empire. Striving to reconstruct historical historical past from the floor up, he comprises widespread references to historical texts and authors, encouraging readers to come back to the first assets. complete, concise, and available, this masterful account presents a distinct window into Rome and its altering fortune.
By Stephen English
Alexander the good is without doubt one of the most renowned males in background, and lots of think he used to be the best army genius of all time (Julius Caesar wept on the ft of his statue in envy of his achievements). so much of his 13 yr reign as king of Macedon was once spent in tough campaigning which conquered part the identified international, in which he used to be by no means defeated in open conflict and not besieged a urban he didn't take. but, whereas biographies of Alexander abound, there are fairly few full-length books devoted to the Macedonian military which made his striking conquests attainable and which proved itself the main bold desktop of the age.
Stephen English investigates each point of the Macedonian forces, analysing the recruitment, gear, supplier, strategies, command and keep watch over of the combating fingers (including the recognized pike phalanxes, elite Hypaspists and incomparable spouse cavalry),Some of Alexander's most renowned battles and sieges are defined intimately to teach the military in motion. With forensic thoroughness he attracts on fresh archaeological proof and scholarship to provide an in depth portrait of the military which validated a superiority over its rivals equivalent to (but a lot longer-lasting than) that liked by way of the German forces within the blitzkrieg campaigns of 1939/40. Alexnader's army is usually covered.
By Jens Wittig
By Paulin Ismard,Jane Marie Todd
By Bob Brier
This turbulent period, stuck up in obelisk mania, is recreated through Bob Brier in all its glory. Amid mind-blowing stories of engineering dexterity and naval patience, the members concerned with transporting the obelisks and receiving them of their destiny houses are dropped at existence via their letters and diaries, newspaper articles and illustrations. Written through a popular Egyptologist and writer, this compelling publication will fascinate all these drawn to Egypt, its iconic monuments and the historical past of serious endeavour.
By Anton Powell
This assortment, first released in 1989, investigates facets of the Spartan polity which have usually been ignored or underestimated. considered not less than until eventually the Renaissance because the epitome of classical virtues, Sparta has within the final centuries suffered a swift decline in recognition between liberal-minded students, repelled by means of the various repressive measures hired by way of this remarkably profitable city-state, which for hundreds of years ruled mainland Greece.
Recent reviews have emphasized everlasting difficulties which beset Sparta: the small measurement of her citizen physique, the tensions among noble Spartiates and commoners, the ambiguous position of ladies, and, after all, the helots. Classical Sparta: options in the back of Her good fortune seeks to give this exciting polis via exploring how its perennial problems have been, for therefore lengthy, ingeniously conquer. particularly, the essays during this quantity handle themselves to greatly ideological concerns, demonstrating how skilful propaganda and deception contributed considerably to the sturdiness of the Spartan kingdom.