Spas and Spa Visiting (Shire Library, Volume 795)

By Ian Rotherham

The spa got here into its personal in Georgian Britain, with millions flocking to take the waters at cities corresponding to bathtub, Cheltenham and Tunbridge Wells. As those cities grew, blending with trendy society grew to become most likely extra vital than looking the advantages of bathing, which at least frequently concerned immersion in a mixture of natural spa mineral water and a regularly filthy swill of airborne dirt and dust and sickly our bodies. Ian Rotherham the following lines the tale of spa bathing, from Roman and medieval occasions, via its heyday in Georgian and Victorian Britain, to its death within the 20th century and its fresh revival. Enlivened through a wealth of colourful illustrations, this publication is an ideal advent to altering attitudes to public bathing and future health, and a very good consultant to the spa-related upward push of a few of Britain's most renowned cities.

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Histoire Culturelle De La France Au XIXe Siècle

By Jean-Claude Yon

À los angeles croisée de domaines de recherche variés, l’histoire culturelle est en pleine enlargement. S’appuyant sur ce dynamisme, le présent ouvrage a l’ambition de proposer le landscape culturel d’un siècle particulièrement riche, de 1814 à 1914, non sans revenir sur l’œuvre fondatrice de los angeles Révolution et de l’Empire. Il montre remark l. a. France, d’abord marquée par l’Ancien Régime culturel, entre à los angeles fin du siècle dans los angeles tradition de masse et l. a. société des loisirs. L’éventail des thèmes abordés est très huge : livre et presse, éducation, spectacles, politiques et associations culturelles, littérature, Beaux-Arts, faith et histoire des sciences, and so on. Ce livre, qui se veut un outil pour les étudiants de licence et de grasp en histoire et en sciences humaines, entend également aider un public plus huge à mesurer l’apport du XIXe siècle à los angeles tradition contemporaine.

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The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean: The Ancient World Economy and the Kingdoms of Africa, Arabia and India

By Raoul McLaughlin

The historical proof means that overseas trade provided Roman govt with as much as a 3rd of the sales that sustained their empire. In precedent days huge fleets of Roman service provider ships set sail from Egypt on voyages around the Indian Ocean. They sailed from Roman ports at the crimson Sea to far away kingdoms at the east coast of Africa and the seaboard off southern Arabia. Many persisted their voyages around the ocean to alternate with the wealthy kingdoms of old India. Freighters from the Roman Empire left with bullion and back with shipment holds jam-packed with beneficial alternate items, together with unique African items, Arabian incense and japanese spices. 

This e-book examines Roman trade with Indian kingdoms from the Indus sector to the Tamil lands. It investigates contacts among the Roman Empire and strong African kingdoms, together with the Nilotic regime that governed Meroe and the emerging Axumite Realm. extra chapters discover Roman dealings with the Arab kingdoms of south Arabia, together with the Saba-Himyarites and the Hadramaut Regime, which despatched caravans alongside the incense path to the traditional rock-carved urban of Petra.

The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean is the 1st booklet to carry those matters jointly in one finished examine that unearths Rome's influence at the historic global and explains how overseas exchange funded the Legions that maintained imperial rule. It deals a brand new overseas point of view at the Roman Empire and its legacy for contemporary society.

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Badass: A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords, Vikings, Samurai, Pirates, Gunfighters, and Military Commanders to Ever Live

By Ben Thompson

An unstoppable number of the main hardcore figures who ever strapped on chain mail and ran screaming into battle

Throughout history—from the bone-crushing age of antiquity to the sack-tearing smooth era—there were larger-than-life ass-kickers with a common expertise for unleashing their epic bloodlust on a person who crossed them. They equipped empires, smashed armies, and ravaged civilizations for wealth, glory, and supreme supremacy. occasionally villains, occasionally heroes, occasionally criminally insane, they'd something in universal: They have been all . . . Badass!

Chandragupta Maurya
An Indian warlord who commanded a military of drunken battle elephants and hired an elite detachment of hugely informed lady bodyguards

Peter Francisco
An unsung hero of the yankee Revolution, this robust monstrous battled the British with an incredible five-foot-long broadsword

Wolf the Quarrelsome
A mysterious barbarian chief who in basic terms seems to be in background twice—and either instances he’s kicking someone’s ass

Bhanbhagta Gurung
A fearless Gurkha who gained the Victoria go by means of clearing out six jap foxholes with not anything greater than grenades, a bayonet, and a knife

From Alexander the nice to George S. Patton, from Genghis Khan to Bruce Lee, this pantheon of ass-kicking awesomeness may still motivate you to give up your silly activity and dive headfirst right into a new occupation as a certified badass.

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Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First

“Empire of Things isn't simply an insightful and unusually wonderful learn, yet a vital one.”—NPR

What we eat has turn into a central—perhaps the central—feature of contemporary existence. Our economies reside or die by means of spending, we more and more outline ourselves via our possessions, and this ever-richer way of life has had a unprecedented impression on our planet. How have we come to reside with quite a bit stuff, and the way has this replaced the process history?

In Empire of Things, Frank Trentmann unfolds the extreme tale of our sleek fabric global, from Renaissance Italy and overdue Ming China to today’s international financial system. whereas intake is usually portrayed as a contemporary American export, this enormous and richly targeted account indicates that it really is in truth a very foreign phenomenon with a far longer and extra assorted background. Trentmann strains the impression of exchange and empire on tastes, as previously unique items like espresso, tobacco, Indian cotton and chinese language porcelain conquered the area, and explores the becoming call for for domestic furniture, trendy outfits and comfort that reworked deepest and public existence. The 19th and 20th centuries introduced department shops, charge cards and ads, but in addition the increase of the moral buyer, new generational identities and, finally, the resurgence of the Asian consumer.

With a watch to the current and destiny, Frank Trentmann presents a protracted view at the international demanding situations of our relentless pursuit of more—from waste and debt to emphasize and inequality. A masterpiece of study and storytelling a long time within the making, Empire of Things recounts the epic historical past of the products that experience seduced, enriched and unsettled our lives during the last 600 years.

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Escape from Hitler's Europe: An American Airman behind Enemy Lines

By George Watt

"A hell of an event story."―Ring Lardner Jr.

"A tale of what's top in humans prevailing over what's worst."―John Sayles

November 1943: American flyer George Watt parachutes out of his burning warplane and lands in rural Nazi-occupied Belgium. Escape from Hitler's Europe is the brilliant tale of his getaway―how courageous villagers lively him to Brussels to hook up with the Comet Line, a rescue arm of the Belgian resistance. This was once a gravely harmful challenge, particularly for a Jewish soldier who had fought opposed to Franco within the Spanish Civil conflict. Watt recounts dodging the Gestapo, coming into Paris through the underground, and eventually, crossing the treacherous Pyrenees into Spain. In 1985, he again to Belgium and came upon an surprising postscript to his wartime reports.

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The Korean War

It used to be the 1st conflict shall we no longer win. At no different time on account that global struggle II have superpowers met in battle.

Now Max Hastings, preeminent army historian takes us again to the bloody sour fight to revive South Korean independence after the Communist invasion of June 1950. utilizing own money owed from interviews with greater than 2 hundred vets—including the Chinese—Hastings follows actual officials and squaddies in the course of the battles. He brilliantly captures the chilly struggle difficulty at home—the suggestions and politics of Truman, Acheson, Marshall, MacArthur, Ridgway, and Bradley—and exhibits what we must always have realized within the conflict that was once the prelude to Vietnam.

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Corvette: Seven Generations of American High Performance

By Randy Leffingwell

Discover a whole background of America's unique activities motor vehicle. via countless numbers of infrequent and unpublished images from GM's media and layout data, certain gatefolds and in-depth research from famous Corvette historian Randy Leffingwell, Corvette: Seven Generations of yank excessive functionality celebrates six-plus many years of America's activities automobile, overlaying the revolution and evolution of America's longest continually produced nameplate, from Harley Earl's preliminary idea to the most recent seventh-generation vehicle - the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

Officially authorized and created in cooperation with basic vehicles, Corvette: Seven Generations of yank excessive functionality makes a speciality of the Corvette's position in pop culture besides the its engineering and layout luck. This publication deals anything for everybody who has ever lusted after a 'Vette. From the inaugural 1953 Corvette to today's wonderful Stingray, this publication touches on all features of Chevrolet's iconic activities vehicle: heritage, racing, interval advertisements, posters, memorabilia, key designers resembling invoice Mitchell, engineers corresponding to the fabled Zora Arkus-Duntov, star 'Vette enthusiasts, and extra. No Corvette fan may want to fail to see this final background of America's firstly activities automobile.

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History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, Volume 3

By Simon Markovich Dubnow

Original yr of publication: 1920

Translator's Preface
It isn't my goal to expatiate in those prefatory comments at the current paintings and its writer. A background of the Jews in Russia and Poland from the pen of S. M. Dubnow wishes neither justification nor suggestion. The wish of a piece of this sort has lengthy been keenly felt by way of these attracted to Jewish existence or Jewish letters, by no means extra keenly than to-day while the flare of the area conflagration has thrown into ghastly reduction the tragic plight of the biggest Jewry of the Diaspora. As for the writer, his energy of greedy and proposing the vast features of basic Jewish heritage and his lifelong, painstaking labors within the specific box of Russian- Jewish historical past healthy him in singular degree to deal with the duty to which this paintings is dedicated.

In what follows I basically desire to render account of the English translation and of the shape of the unique which it has endeavored to reproduce.

The translation relies upon a piece in Russian which used to be in particular ready by way of Mr. Dubnow for THE JEWISH e-book SOCIETY OF the US. these conversant in sleek Jewish literature within the Russian language comprehend that the writer of our e-book has taken care of a similar topic in his basic heritage of the Jewish humans, in 3 volumes, and in a few distinctive reports released by way of him within the periodical Yevreyskaya Starina (“Jewish Antiquity”). Upon this fabric Mr. Dubnow has freely drawn for the current paintings, after subjecting it to a cautious revision, and so supplementing and co-ordinating it that to all intents and reasons the publication issued herewith is a brand new and autonomous e-book. additionally, the heritage of Russian Jewry after 1881, comprising the grotesque period of pogroms and expulsions, has been written by way of Mr. Dubnow totally anew, and should seem for the 1st time as a part of this paintings. the current ebook could hence effectively declare to offer the 1st accomplished and systematic account of the background of Russo-Polish Jewry.

The paintings is split into 3 volumes. The 3rd and concluding quantity bargains with the reign of Nicholas II., the final of the Romanovs, and in addition comprises the bibliographical equipment, the maps, the index, and different supplementary material.

Source: Retail PDF through library. now not marked as retail as a result of removing of watermarks and navigation on the best of every web page, yet nonetheless retail caliber.

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Manuel d'archéologie médiévale et moderne

By Joëlle Burnouf, Danielle Arribet-Deroin, Bruno Desachy, Florence Journot, Anne Nissen-Jaubert

Les apports de l'archéologie, et singulièrement de l'archéologie préventive, sont considérables et donnent matière à repenser profondément le Moyen Age. L'archéologie médiévale mise en standpoint sur los angeles longue durée, spatialisée, a découvert los angeles géographicité de ses objets d'étude. Ce changement d'échelle spatiale, comme los angeles nouveauté parfois surprenante d' " objets archéologiques " mis au jour en abondance, ont bousculé les paradigmes et cadres d'interprétation anciens. Les archéologues médiévistes sont désormais en scenario d'établir ou reconsidérer les héritages, de marquer de nouveaux seuils et de mieux tisser les liens indispensables à l'intelligence de los angeles complexité des produits matériels et de leurs effets. Et cette archéologie médiévale remontée en puissance débouche à présent sur une relance related de l'archéologie des périodes moderne et contemporaine. C'est donc un univers très ouvert et porteur d'avenir que le présent livre fera découvrir aux étudiants.

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