Out of 193 countries that are currently UN member states, we've invaded or fought conflicts in the territory of 171. Find out how we first invaded them armed with cannon instead of camera and set up the United States of the Ionian Islands.
A thought-provoking exploration of the loss of civilizations and communities, offering compelling stories of abandoned places, the important events and fascinating characters that punctuate their history, and lessons we can learn from them today
Our lives are infinitely richer if we take the time to look at what the Greeks and Romans have given us in politics and law, religion and philosophy and education, and to learn how people really lived in Athens, Rome, Sparta and Alexandria. This book shows how we are living very much like people did 2,000 or more years ago.
Ibn Abi Usaybi'ah was a Syrian Arab physician of the 13th century who compiled a biographical encyclopedia of notable physicians, and scholars from the Greeks, Romans, Syriacs and Indians including Galen and Avicenna.
This book examines the contribution that archaeology can make to an understanding of the social, economic, religious and other developments that took place in England from the migrations of the 5th and 6th centuries to the Renaissance.
It is said that deception among people in a civilized society is something to be loathed even though it seems to be part of human nature; but deception in war is a virtue. This title provides the reader with sufficient knowledge to pursue General Eisenhower's vision for the proper role of deception in support of the national interest.
John Lukacs asserts that now, even at the end of the modern age, our understanding of the universe is based on what we fallible human beings have imagined and defined in a historical continuum; it is religion that is the source of the highest form of knowledge.
The vast contribution of African civilization to all regions of the West, the westward migration of Europeans, pan-Atlantic commerce and its role in developing economies, racial and ethnic relations, the spread of Enlightenment ideas - all are Atlantic phenomena.
This is an atlas with a difference. This atlas can help us to travel in a way that regular atlases do not, because by looking at old maps and getting to know their stories we can be transported back to the times in which they were made. This fabulous collection of maps is now available in paperback.
Part history, part travelogue, part memoir, this book tells the inspiring story of how a one time British colony of convicts turned itself into a prosperous and confident country. This book describes Australia's journey through the eyes of ordinary people, from the trauma of the WW-I to the decline of the relationship with Britain, and more.
Outside Asia precious little is known of their rich history, but new evidence reframes our understanding of the indelible mark they left on a vast region stretching from Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia deep into China.