The Histories  Volume I Book

The Histories Volume I

  • Author : Laonikos Chalkokondyles
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Byzantine Empire
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 0674599187
  • Total Read : 72
  • File Size : 12,8 Mb

The Histories Volume I Summary:

Among Greek histories of the fall of Constantinople in 1453, the work of Laonikos (ca. 1430âe"ca. 1465) has by far the broadest scope. Born to a leading family of Athens under Florentine rule, he was educated in the Classics at Mistra by the Neoplatonist philosopher Plethon. In the 1450s, Laonikos set out to imitate Herodotos in writing the history of his times, a version in which the armies of Asia would prevail over the Greeks in Europe. The backbone of the Histories, a text written in difficult Thucydidean Greek, is the expansion of the Ottoman Empire from the early 1300s to 1464, but Laonikosâe(tm)s digressions give sweeping accounts of world geography and ethnography from Britain to Mongolia, with an emphasis on Spain, Italy, and Arabia. Following the methodology of Herodotos and rejecting theological polemic, Laonikos is the first Greek writer to treat Islam as a legitimate cultural and religious system. He followed Plethon in viewing the Byzantines as Greeks rather than Romans, and so stands at the origins of Neo-Hellenic identity. This translation makes the entire text of The Histories available in English for the first time.

The Histories Book 2  Euterpe Book

The Histories Book 2 Euterpe

  • Author : Herodotus
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-08-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 71
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681462912
  • Total Read : 60
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb

The Histories Book 2 Euterpe Summary:

Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative. The Histories-his masterpiece and the only work he is known to have produced-is a record of his "inquiry", being an investigation of the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars and including a wealth of geographical and ethnographical information. The Histories, were divided into nine books, named after the nine Muses: the "Muse of History", Clio, representing the first book, then Euterpe, Thaleia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia, Ourania and Calliope for books 2 to 9, respectively.

Diodorus of Sicily Book
Score: 4
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Diodorus of Sicily

  • Author : Diodorus (Siculus.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1933
  • Genre: Greece
  • Pages : 700
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015002005214
  • Total Read : 69
  • File Size : 18,9 Mb

Diodorus of Sicily Summary:

Vol 12 with a general index to Diodorus by Russel M Geer Vol 7 translated by C L Sherman; v 8 by C Bradword Welles; v 9-10 by Russel M Geer; v 11-12 by Francis R Walton Greek text, parallel English translation, with introduction and notes in English Vols 8, 10, 11, 12 only held.

The Rise of the Roman Empire Book
Score: 5
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The Rise of the Roman Empire

  • Author : Polybius
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2003-08-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141920504
  • Total Read : 90
  • File Size : 6,7 Mb

The Rise of the Roman Empire Summary:

The Greek statesman Polybius (c.200–118 BC) wrote his account of the relentless growth of the Roman Empire in order to help his fellow countrymen understand how their world came to be dominated by Rome. Opening with the Punic War in 264 BC, he vividly records the critical stages of Roman expansion: its campaigns throughout the Mediterranean, the temporary setbacks inflicted by Hannibal and the final destruction of Carthage. An active participant of the politics of his time as well as a friend of many prominent Roman citizens, Polybius drew on many eyewitness accounts in writing this cornerstone work of history.


  • Author : Polybe
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Genre: Greece
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106005387342
  • Total Read : 63
  • File Size : 16,6 Mb


The main part of Polybius's history covers the years 264-146 BCE. It describes the rise of Rome to the destruction of Carthage and the domination of Greece by Rome.--From publisher description.

Richer of Saint Remi Book

Richer of Saint Remi

  • Author : Justin Lake
  • Publisher : CUA Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813221250
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 10,9 Mb

Richer of Saint Remi Summary:

Building upon, but also moving beyond, previous scholarship that has focused on Richer's political allegiances and his views of kingship, this study by Justin Lake provides the most comprehensive synthesis of the History, examining Richer's use and abuse of his sources, his relationship to Gerbert, and the motives that led him to write.

The Histories Book

The Histories

  • Author : Sallust
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 0198721404
  • Total Read : 82
  • File Size : 16,8 Mb

The Histories Summary:

Sallust (86-35 BC) was a historian of major importance, writing at the time of the late Roman Republic. This is the first full-length commentary and English translation of one of his major works, the Histories, covering the years 78-67 BC--one of the most poorly documented periods of the era. The translation is based on a fresh examination of the text and also includes newly-discovered material with a bearing on the interpretation of the text.

A Companion to the History of the Book Book

A Companion to the History of the Book

  • Author : Simon Eliot
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-08-24
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444356588
  • Total Read : 76
  • File Size : 19,7 Mb

A Companion to the History of the Book Summary:

A COMPANION TO THE HISTORY OF THE BOOK A COMPANION TO THE HISTORY OF THE BOOK Edited by Simon Eliot and Jonathan Rose “As a stimulating overview of the multidimensional present state of the field, the Companion has no peer.” Choice “If you want to understand how cultures come into being, endure, and change, then you need to come to terms with the rich and often surprising history Of the book ... Eliot and Rose have done a fine job. Their volume can be heartily recommended. “ Adrian Johns, Technology and Culture From the early Sumerian clay tablet through to the emergence of the electronic text, this Companion provides a continuous and coherent account of the history of the book. A team of expert contributors draws on the latest research in order to offer a cogent, transcontinental narrative. Many of them use illustrative examples and case studies of well-known texts, conveying the excitement surrounding this rapidly developing field. The Companion is organized around four distinct approaches to the history of the book. First, it introduces the variety of methods used by book historians and allied specialists, from the long-established discipline of bibliography to newer IT-based approaches. Next, it provides a broad chronological survey of the forms and content of texts. The third section situates the book in the context of text culture as a whole, while the final section addresses broader issues, such as literacy, copyright, and the future of the book. Contributors to this volume: Michael Albin, Martin Andrews, Rob Banham, Megan L Benton, Michelle P. Brown, Marie-Frangoise Cachin, Hortensia Calvo, Charles Chadwyck-Healey, M. T. Clanchy, Stephen Colclough, Patricia Crain, J. S. Edgren, Simon Eliot, John Feather, David Finkelstein, David Greetham, Robert A. Gross, Deana Heath, Lotte Hellinga, T. H. Howard-Hill, Peter Kornicki, Beth Luey, Paul Luna, Russell L. Martin Ill, Jean-Yves Mollier, Angus Phillips, Eleanor Robson, Cornelia Roemer, Jonathan Rose, Emile