We’ve come so far since our prehistoric beginnings. The world we know today is unlike anything past generations have witnessed and experienced. And yet, we all share a common history. Hence, it goes without saying that learning the history of the world is something we all owe to ourselves, especially if we want to better understand the society we live in today. World History: History of the World: Ancient History in Mesopotamia to Modern History - The Events, People and Leaders That Shaped Our Planet (Renaissance, ... Alexander the Great, Sumerians Book 1) Follow humankind through the earliest civilizations in Mesopotamia, the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the Renaissance, Age of Discovery, and the French and American Revolutions. Meet the historical personalities that propelled us forward, including Buddha, Confucius, Genghis Khan, Christopher Columbus, Martin Luther, and Karl Marx. A fascinating tale of human emergence, survival, and growth. Of our colorful past. Of world history. Europe: European History: The Most Important Leaders, Events, & People Through ´´European History´´ That Shaped Europe and Eventually Became the: European ... Napoleon, Hitler, Communism, Newton Book 1) Third edition - updated and with added content Discover how disease, disaster, politics, and innovation ensured Europe’s development into modern times. Dip into European history today and learn about the people, technological advancements, tragedies, and events that shaped modern thinking and the foundation of today’s democratic Europe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Weir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104821/bk_acx0_104821_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the early beginnings of human civilization in prehistoric times, to the first manned space flight and beyond, this title helps you discover all about the things that have influenced our past and shaped our world. It also looks at the common threads running through the world´s diverse and geographically distant cultures, and their differences.
This fresh and challenging inquiry into human societies takes a deep look at the effects and roles of war. As the most complex of all human endeavors, warfare - from ancient to modern - has spurred the growth of essential new technologies; demanded the adoption of complex economic systems; shaped the ideology and culture of nations; promoted developments in art and literature; and spread faith across the globe. Over the course of 48 highly provocative lectures, Professor Roth explores armed conflict across five continents. Far from a traditional approach to military events, this panoramic series is not the history of battles or military campaigns, but the story of the intimate interconnections of war with human cultures and societies and how these connections have shaped history. You´ll study the complex effects of culture, economics, politics, and religion on war - and war´s influences on them. In this context, you chart the colorful history of the practice and methodology of warfare. Among many other things, you´ll learn about the development and evolution of history-making military weapons such as bows, horses, swords, and gunpowder; the interface of warfare with religion, which has bred some of the most unusual and poignant conflicts in history; the 17th-century European nation-state, where militaries were ´´nationalized´´ into central governments and military service was imbued with ideology of citizenship and loyalty to state; the crucial military underpinnings of nationalism, Communism, Fascism, and other political movements from the modern era. Probe these pivotal and revealing features of history and deepen your understanding of our extraordinary, evolving world. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan P. Roth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000340/bk_tcco_000340_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bring history back to life through Jim Hodges´ historically accurate, exciting, and edifying audio recordings. ´´You Are There´´ radio dramatizations begin with ´´live´´ background coverage of the historical event, and then the ´´on the scene reporters´´ take over. Everybody knows there were no radio announcers onboard the Niña, Pinta, or Santa Maria (or from ancient Greece, medieval France, or the Battle of Gettysburg either!), but you will be transported back in time anyway as the show ´´broadcasts´´ from the ships, the shore, and Spain. The dialogue is very believable, historically accurate, and very much in character. It is apparent that the producers of this show did their homework! Let´s listen to the announcer now.... ´´CBS takes you back to 1492. All things are as they were then, except for one thing: When CBS is there, you are there! You Are There is based on authentic historical fact and quotations. And now, on to our story.´´ Look for the Old Time Radio Show Collection from the ´30s, ´40s, and ´50s! These classic stories will capture your attention as they reenact history in short programs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Daly, John Hollenback. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010041/bk_blak_010041_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
World History of Warfare covers worldwide military history from ancient times to the present and is designed for college courses. Its principal theme is an exploration of change and continuity, revolution and tradition, in three thousand years of warfare. It teaches students and general listeners how warfare evolved and how that evolution affected human society, with emphasis on major turning points in the conduct of warfare rather than a superficial general history of wars. Although the volume addresses traditional subjects such as generals and tactics, each chapter also includes discussion of the idea of war, the role of the common soldier, and the changing interpretations of the military’s place in society and politics. Of special value is the authors’ treatment of non-Western societies and the role military forces have played in shaping societies worldwide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Carrico. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116656/bk_acx0_116656_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Throughout history, military engagements have altered the course of historical events, causing major changes both on a global scale (the battles of Yarmouk & al-Qadisiyyah in 636 determined the religious/linguistic orientation of the Middle East that persists today) as well as within individual cultures (the 1836 battle of San Jacinto gave the United States nearly one-third of its continental territory). For these reasons and more, the study of pivotal battles is a highly useful analytical tool and an important component for understanding world history. In these 36 dynamic lectures, Professor Aldrete leads you in discovering the military conflicts that have had the greatest impact in shifting the direction of events and defining our world. Across 4,000 years of history, you´ll explore nearly 40 key military engagements, from the milestone battles of Western civilization to their counterparts in the Middle East, India, and Asia. Through his dramatic and evocative descriptions, using special maps and animations, Professor Aldrete brings the events vividly alive, taking you through the moment-by-moment unfolding of each battle. Throughout the lectures, he uncovers fascinating background material that highlights the drama, poignancy, and scope of the experience of war. This engrossing course provides unique insights into world civilizations by revealing the profound impact of military battles in human history. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory S. Aldrete. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000372/bk_tcco_000372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the Whore of Babylon to The Happy Hooker, eminent historian Nils Johan Ringdal has written a masterly, extremely readable world history of the world´s oldest profession, spanning a wide historical swathe armed with a lively wit. Beginning with The Epic of Gilgamesh, the Old Testament, and ancient cultures from Greece to India and beyond, Love for Sale takes the listener on a tour through the entire recorded history of prostitution up to the modern red-light district. It shows how different societies have dealt with prostitutes: ancient Greece, Rome, and India incorporated them into several social echelons, including the priestess class; their close relations with artists in 19th-century Europe made them muses to the modern sensibility; the Victorians campaigned against them. It shows the similarities between medieval European heterosexuals and contemporary gay men when visiting public baths, gives lively commentary on the classic Fanny Hill and on Emma Goldman´s and Eva Peron´s sympathy for prostitutes, and closes with Sydney Biddle Barrows, the rise of the sex-workers´ rights movement and contemporary ´´sex-positive´´ feminism, and a realistic look at the true risks and rewards of prostitution in the present day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kahlil Joseph. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021851/bk_adbl_021851_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
So much of our human body is made up of salt that we´d be dead without it. The fine balance of nature, the trade of salt as a currency of many nations and empires, the theme of a popular Shakespearean play... Salt is best selling author Mark Kurlansky´s story of the only rock we eat. From its single origin, to the other discoveries made because of it, fascinating tales of salt and the people who have been involved with it through the ages are interwoven here. Fifteen recipes are included that will meet with every taste. Mark Kurlansky has produced a kaleidoscope of history, a multi-layered masterpiece that blends economic, scientific, political, religious, and culinary records into a rich and memorable tale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/newm/000035/bk_newm_000035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Obshhij hod vsemirnoj istorii. Ocherki glavnejshih istoricheskih jepoh´´ - kniga russkogo istorika i sociologa Nikolaja Ivanovicha Kareeva. S 1910 - chlen-korrespondent Peterburgskoj akademii nauk (s 1917 g. - Rossijskoj Akademii nauk), s 1929 - pochjotnyj chlen Akademii nauk SSSR. Dannaja rabota nahoditsja na styke dvuh disciplin - sobstvenno istoricheskoj nauki i filosofii istorii. Glavnaja mysl´ Kareeva v tom, chto vsemirnaja istorija ne est´ tol´ko summa istorij otdel´nyh stran i narodov, a process postepennogo ustanovlenija politicheskih, jekonomicheskih i kul´turnyh vzaimootnoshenij mezhdu naselenijami otdel´nyh stran, t. e. process postepennogo ob#edinenija chelovechestva, rasshirenija i uglublenija svjazej, obrazujushhihsja mezhdu raznymi stranami i narodami. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Veronika Oboyanka. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000964/bk_agen_000964_sample.mp3.