Erscheinungsdatum: 02.04.2019, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Dialect Geography of Syria-Palestine, 1000-586 BCE, Autor: Garr, W. Randall, Verlag: Eisenbrauns, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // Ancient // General // Alte Welt, Rubrik: Geschichte // Altertum, Seiten: 306, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 625 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Jared Diamond says that 25 years ago he met a politician in what is now Papua New Guinea, Yali, who asked why white people had so many things, but black people did not. The book attempts to provide answers to the question: Why have Eurasian people been the dominant wealth and power in the world? That is, why didn't other cultures gain dominance before 1,500 CE? After all, until the end of the most recent Ice Age, circa 11,000 BCE, all humans were hunter-gatherers. So, what accounts for the different rates of development of societies between 11,000 BCE and 1500 CE? Those questions are the subject of the book. The author says that finding reasons or causes for the unequal distribution of wealth and goods does not justify it. Diamond says we do not justify disease just because we understand its causes. He says that the foundations of European societies were developed in other part of the world, so the focus is not on aggrandizing Europe. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: How Geography Determines the Structure of Societies The Reason Why Europeans Were Able to Conquer Other Parts of the World Learn Why the Belief about European People Being a Superior Race is Wrong 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mutt Rogers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059156/bk_acx0_059156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Gallic War is Julius Caesar's autobiographical diary of the wars in what is now France, Belgium, and parts of Britain, Germany, and Switzerland, in which he describes the battles that took place from 58 to 51 BCE when he fought the Germanic and Celtic peoples that opposed Roman conquest. Modern-day Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon were already under Roman control, so Caesar’s Gaul referred to the regions that the Romans had not yet conquered. The book comprises seven parts and chronicles the wars against the Helvetii, Belgae, Britons, Eburones, Suebi, Veneti, among others. At the end, Gaul was a Roman Province with the Rhine as eastern frontier. The work contains descriptions of the tribes and geography of the region, although Caesar made some errors in his geographic descriptions. Caesar wrote The Gallic War as a third-person narrative and the Latin work has served as an ideal textbook for generations of students of the language. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Orlando. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/001629/bk_yurt_001629_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The story of Jason and his crew of Argonauts is one of the best-known and most beloved myths of all time. Blockbuster movies have been made about it, and legendary explorer and historian Tim Severin even constructed a replica of the Argo in 1984 and succeeded in sailing it to Colchis (modern-day Georgia). In the ancient world too, this myth was told and retold time and again. The best source of the myth available to the modern audience (generally considered to be Apollonius Rhodius's Argonautica) comes from the Hellenistic Period (ca. 323-31 BCE), which is very late in terms of most sources available for Greek myth. This means that the story written at that time had already been exposed to centuries of influences and additions. However, mythology is not the study of a story's beginnings alone, and very often, it is the changes and adaptations that provide the story with its most fascinating characteristics. The vague geography of the Argo's story will become apparent, but it's also important, because there are numerous theories as to why the ancient writers may have charted the journey as they did. The Argo's journey was as revelatory to Jason as it was to the late ancient Greek readers/listeners, since it incorporated many of the mythical, political, and cultural themes that pervaded myths throughout the Mediterranean. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090330/bk_acx0_090330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are few mythological characters that require less of an introduction than Hercules. His "labours" are known and have been reimagined by cultures far beyond their Greek beginnings, and he continues to influence modern culture in more ways than any other ancient Greek hero. What is curious about Hercules's character is that, despite his fame even in the ancient world, there was no authoritative source for his biography. The Library of Myths, commonly though falsely attributed to Apollodorus, is frequently used to illustrate the key episodes of Hercules's life. Despite being written at some time during the 2nd century CE, the Library encapsulates much of the “conglomerate of popular tales” that has become Hercules’s vulgate biography. Ultimately, though these tales are well known, their true beauty lies in the social and religious influence of their telling and the historical memories that remain, to this day, as shadows in their lines. The story of Jason and his crew of Argonauts is one of the best-known and most beloved myths of all time. Blockbuster movies have been made about it, and legendary explorer and historian Tim Severin even constructed a replica of the Argo in 1984 and succeeded in sailing it to Colchis (modern-day Georgia). In the ancient world too, this myth was told and retold time and again. The best source of the myth available to the modern reader (generally considered to be Apollonius Rhodius’s Argonautica) comes from the Hellenistic Period (ca. 323-31 BCE), which is very late in terms of most sources available for Greek myth. This means that the story written at that time had already been exposed to centuries of influences and additions. However, mythology is not the study of a story’s beginnings alone, and very often, it is the changes and adaptations that provide the story with its most fascinating characteristics. The vague geography of the Argo’s story will become apparent, but it's also important, beca 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103435/bk_acx0_103435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Despite countless number of different theories on the plausible Zoroaster's time, the date of Zoroaster remains controversial problem. The aim of this book is to determine, for the first time, the Zoroaster's date based on analysis of geographical references of the Avesta and new geographical findings in the Seistân region, located on the eastern Iranian plateau. The direct Avestan references to the geography of ancient Seistan, provide such detailed consistency and correlation with the description of the historical geography of prehistoric Seistân that they could not be interpreted as mythical. The historical geography of Seistân has been studied based on at least two decades of field work, and maps of comparative geography of the region have been prepared to provide a chronological framework. It is shown that a natural shift of the Helmand channel from the southern to the northern delta of Seistân, occurred in circa 1,400 BCE, provides a secure basis for the chronology of later specific events. Using this basis, it has been ended up with 1,350 ± 15 BCE, as the date of Zoroaster when he first came to the Vishtâspa's court.
The writings of Herodotus in the 5th century BCE, particularly his discussion of how the Nile River delta formed, probably provide the earliest example of what would be called historical geography today. From those beginnings the study of the earth as the home of humans, of earth processes, and of the distribution of terrestrial phenomena has continued to our day (Sala, ). Historical geography, remained a relatively undeveloped field of study until the 17th century, when Philipp Clüver, published a historical geography of Germany. In the 19th century the importance of geography as the basis for understanding history was taught in many universities (particularly in Great Britain). The establishment of the Journal of Historical Geography (1975) and historical - geography research groups by the Institute of British Geographers (1973) and the Association of American Geographers (1979) served to vindicate the historical approach in geography. Modern technology has certainly aided in the practice of historical geography in more recent decades. With the development of cheaper and faster computing systems and the Internet, access to historic geographic data has grown substantially.
The treatise De mundo (On the Cosmos), dated around the 1st century BCE, offers a cosmology in the Peripatetic tradition which draws also on Platonic and Stoic thought and subordinates what happens in the cosmos to the might of an omnipotent god. Thus the work is paradigmatic for the philosophical and religious concepts of the early imperial age, which offer points of contact with nascent Christianity. In line with the aims of the SAPERE series, this volume on De mundo is explicitly interdisciplinary by nature, bringing together contributions from scholars from a broad spectrum of disciplines and specialisations which focus on specific topics, each from its own disciplinary perspective. The volume contains a Greek text and translation of De mundo as well as interpretive essays on the language and style, geography, cosmotheology and the reception in or possible influence of De mundo in various intellectual traditions.
Since the second edition of I.J. Gelb’s Old Akkadian Writing and Grammar in 1961, which is still the standard grammar of Old Akkadian to this day, a significant number of new texts from the Old Akkadian period has been discovered and important improvements have been made regarding the analysis of Old Akkadian and Early Semitic grammar – particularly phonology – and writing. The present volume seeks to update our understanding of the syllabically written textual material from the Sargonic period (~2350–2100 BCE), which contains most of our evidence for the Akkadian used at this period. It consists of a detailed investigation of the Sargonic Akkadian syllabary, phonology and morphology, with specific focus on geographical and dialectal variations that are noticeable in this text corpus, but which have not yet been examined thoroughly. The grammatical investigation further compares specific linguistic features of this period with the two later Akkadian dialects, Babylonian and Assyrian, in order to establish the position of the individual sub-groups of Sargonic Akkadian within the dialect geography of Akkadian.