Metrópolis autenticas, casi siempre desconocidas, desde las que se gestionaron los mayores imperios de la antigüedad. Existen pocos trabajos que nos enseñen cómo eran las grandes metrópolis del mundo antiguo, y muchos menos que nos las recreen y que nos den una imagen total que englobe el urbanismo, la arquitectura, el arte, la política o la religión. Breve Historia de las Ciudades del Mundo Antiguo viene a aclarar todos los mitos que se han ido creando alrededor de estas metrópolis y que han ido oscureciendo la majestuosidad y la inmensidad de estos colosos asentados en los márgenes de los ríos. Ángel Luis Vera acomete la tarea de levantar ante nuestros ojos, de nuevo, los Jardines Colgantes de Babilonia, el Gran Templo de Jerusalén del que sólo se conserva el muro de las Lamentaciones o la faraónica Tebas que albergaba el templo de Luxor. Utilizando, para recrear su magnitud y su vida, un método que aúna superficie y densidad de población, el autor consigue que seamos capaces de comprender la inmensidad de estas ciudades. Veremos en Breve Historia de las Ciudades del Mundo Antiguo las ciudades más pobladas de la antigüedad: Ur que llegó a tener 250.000 habitantes y fue abandonada en el 2.000 A.C., la Babilonia de Hamurabi y Nabucodonosor con los Jardines Colgantes y la Torre de Babel, la Tebas de los faraones o Cartago que llegó a tener en su época de esplendor entre 500.000 y 700.000 habitantes. Todas ellas recreadas con un método multidisciplinar que nos presenta no sólo su distribución, sino su historia, las personalidades que las gobernaron y su destrucción violenta en la mayoría de los casos. Una guía imprescindible que ayuda a conocer de primera mano cómo estas metrópolis se abastecían, se defendían de los enemigos o se extendían para albergar a más ciudadanos. Ejemplos de pluralidad y de majestuosidad, las ciudades del mundo antiguo prefiguran las grandes capitales de la actualidad. Please Note: This audiobook ... 1. Spanish. Danny Pardo. http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019023/bk_adbl_019023_sample.mp3.
Womanhood is the period in a female´s life after she has passed through childhood and adolescence, generally around the age 18. Puberty generally begins at about age 10, followed by menarche at age 12 to 13. Many cultures have rites of passage to symbolize a girl´s coming of age, such as confirmation in some branches of Christianity, Bat Mitzvah in Judaism, or even just the custom of a special celebration for a certain birthday (generally between 12 and 21), like the Quinceañera of Latin America. Aphrodite, a classical image of youthful female beauty in Western art. The word woman can be used generally, to mean any female human, or specifically, to mean an adult female human as contrasted with girl. The word girl originally meant ´´young person of either sex´´ in English; it was only around the beginning of the 16th century that it came to mean specifically a female child. The term girl is sometimes used colloquially to refer to a young or unmarried woman; however, during the early 1970s feminists challenged such use because the use of the word to refer to a fully-grown woman may cause offense. In particular, previously common terms such as office girl are no longer widely used. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellery Truesdell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007901/bk_acx0_007901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Butterfly World features fun facts showcasing the alluring beauty of butterflies across the world. Both kids and parents are sure to love this book because it features educational facts in an inspiring way. Find answers to your questions about butterflies and how they evolved. The book features content about monarch butterflies, flying speed, butterfly characteristics, ancient butterflies, and more! You´ll also learn about different life stages of a butterfly, species´ classification, migration patterns, food, habitat, and how to tell the difference between a butterfly and a moth. Butterfly World is also filled with vivid images showcasing the classical beauty of butterflies throughout the world. Please Note: This book is for children, ages 7 and up, but younger children and adults may enjoy this book as well. Parents can read the book to a younger child to inspire an early love for nature and the fascinating world of butterflies. Sarah DeWitt Ince is a freelance writer and the mother of three energetic boys. She began her career writing web content and articles for small magazines when her oldest son was a baby, nearly ten years ago. Since then, Sarah´s work has been published in Community Connections News, and online magazines such as USA Today and many other online publications. Sarah loves to write about a variety of topics, but she mainly enjoys writing for children. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A.M. Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025965/bk_acx0_025965_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An audiobook in the Tamil language.Many have vowed to wake up and open their eyes only after listening to the Suprabadam of MS, including Tirupati Venkatachalapati. MS is not an individual. She is a movement in classical music. She has become one of the important symbols of our culture. When we hear the life of MS, written by Veeyesvee, in the sweet voice of Revathi Sankkaran, the image that we have of MS is sure to go up further. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Revathy Sankkaran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/newh/000044/bk_newh_000044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From best-selling author Lexy Timms, comes a new adult rock star romance. Hot lead singer Logan Murphy of Whisky Lullaby has secrets he doesn´t want his fans, or band mates to know. He´s built the image of the nice guy with great talent. In walks Ashley Slater, with her Juilliard upbringing and classical sweetness, ready for a change of scenery and lying to herself that she´s running away from something. Logan´s step-brother, Charlie, who´s just been kicked out of the band, doesn´t seem to have a worry in the world, except wanting what Logan wants. Follow their journey in this rock star romance as the world tilts in a new direction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aundrea Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070949/bk_acx0_070949_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Neil MacGregor, the director of the British Museum, marks the 400th anniversary of Rembrandt´s birth. He visits Amsterdam, where Rembrandt made his home for the major part of his creative life, and where he painted the masterpieces that hang in galleries around the world.Rembrandt´s birthday is on July 15, and Amsterdam has marked the year with all kinds of events, from a new musical on Rembrandt´s life to exhibitions looking at every aspect of the artist´s work, from the epic painting of The Night Watch to small-scale etchings and drawings.Neil MacGregor, a longtime enthusiast for Rembrandt´s work, begins the programme in the house where Rembrandt lived in Amsterdam from 1639 to 1658, when bankruptcy in his later years forced him to move. Here, from the basement to the attic, are the everyday objects that Rembrandt would have known, from his box-bed to the huge collection of antiques and curios from all corners of the Dutch-traded world, which Rembrandt made use of to bring the excitement of the exotic into his work. Nearby in the Rijksmuseum, an exhibition puts Rembrandt´s major paintings against those of his slightly earlier Italian counterpart Caravaggio, showing the play of light and dark which gave both artists´ work that gleaming, arresting quality, and which lent a powerful drama to the Biblical or classical scenes they often depicted.In Rembrandt´s case, he turned away from images of beauty or flattery to depict people in all their human frailty - their tenderness, uncertainty, pain, and mortality. It is these qualities, as Neil MacGregor says, that make his paintings reach out so directly to us today, as well as impressing the spectator with their mastery of skill and often dazzling richness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil MacGregor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002086/bk_bbcw_002086_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book on Egyptian mythology is part of the best-selling series, Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Greek Mythology. In this ultimate guide on Egyptian mythology, you will discover captivating stories of the gods, goddesses, monsters, and mortals. In this audiobook, you will also find factual history as well as insightful information regarding Egyptian mythology. This audiobook is broken into three parts: Fantastic Images - Ancient Egyptian myths and legends as we know them today Factual History - Covering pre-history through classical antiquity Unraveling Myth - Looking at Egyptian mythology from a fresh perspective This audiobook is jam-packed with fascinating facts and stories. For instance, it covers perhaps the most popular of all the Egyptian stories - the myth of Osiris. Pieces of this story have been found throughout Egypt. One of the most appealing aspects of the Osiris myth is the human-like behavior of the gods within the story. Many of the other gods of the Egyptian pantheon were rather emotionless and their stories far less interesting. With the Osiris story, the gods display a broad range of emotions that made them more real to mere mortals. Just some of the questions and topics covered in this audiobook include: Egypt in context Creation Fall of humanity Osiris myth Chief gods of the egyptian pantheon Lesser known pantheon Secrets of Giza - sphinx and pyramids King list Ancient Egyptian history Classical antiquity Dragons and other creatures Osiris, Isis, Seth and Horus The meaning of myth Listen to this audiobook now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: JD Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082127/bk_acx0_082127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover captivating beliefs of the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Vikings in this book on mythology that contains three manuscripts. The first manuscript in this bundle is the best-seller called Greek Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters. This first part includes some of the standard views of Greek myth and history but also tantalizes your imagination with the possibilities that lay behind myth and legend. By the time you are finished with this part, you will have a good appreciation for the nature of Greek mythology and the gods, monsters, and heroes which populate it. Just some of the topics covered in this part include: Uranus: betrayal by Cronus Cronus: fear of his Children Titans vs. Olympian gods Olympian rule Zeus and his ladies Prometheus and Herakles An unhappy tale of the Underworld The beauty contest that led to the fall of Troy Poseidon, Metis, Athena, and Atlantis Kraken and other monsters Jason, the Argonauts, and Medea´s Dragon Menelaus, Agamemnon, and the Trojan War Solon, the Athenian law giver Three hundred Spartans Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle Alexander the Great Manuscript two is Egyptian Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Mortals. This manuscript is broken into three parts: Fantastic images - ancient Egyptian myths and legends as we know them today. Factual history - covering pre-history through classical antiquity. Unraveling myth - looking at Egyptian mythology from a fresh perspective. Lastly, we will go into the part about Norse mythology which contains a fascinating look at the beliefs of the Vikings. Listen to this audiobook! 1. Language: English. Narrator: JD Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082843/bk_acx0_082843_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
America, in so many ways, has forgotten: Its roots, its purpose, its identity - all have become shrouded behind a veil of political correctness bent on twisting the nation’s founding, and its founders, to fit within a misshapen modern mold. The time has come to remember again. In The Jefferson Lies, prominent historian David Barton sets out to correct the distorted image of once-beloved founding father Thomas Jefferson. To do so, Barton tackles seven myths head-on, including: Did Thomas Jefferson really have a child by his young slave girl, Sally Hemings? Did he write his own Bible, excluding the parts of Christianity with which he disagreed? Was he a racist who opposed civil rights and equality for black Americans? Did he, in his pursuit of separation of church and state, advocate the secularizing of public life? Through Jefferson’s own words and the eyewitness testimony of contemporaries, Barton repaints a portrait of the man from Monticello as a visionary, an innovator, a man who revered Jesus, a classical Renaissance man - and a man whose pioneering stand for liberty and God-given inalienable rights fostered a better world for this nation and its posterity. For America, the time to remember these truths again is now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill DeWees. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001022/bk_oasi_001022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Greek and Roman warfare was unlike that of any other culture before or since. The key difference is often held to be that the Greeks and Romans practiced a ´´Western Way of War´´. in which the aim is an open, decisive battle - won by courage instilled, in part, by discipline. Here, Harry Sidebottom looks at how this Western Way of War was constructed and maintained by the Greeks and Romans and why this concept is so prevalent today. All aspects of ancient warfare are thoroughly examined - from philosophy and strategy to the technical skills needed to fight. Sidebottom examines war in the wider context, showing how wars were able to shape classical society, and how an individual´s identity was sometimes constructed by war, as in the case of the Christian soldier fighting in God´s name. He also explores the ways in which ancient society thought about conflict: Can a war be just? Why was siege warfare particularly bloody? What role did divine intervention play in the outcome of a battle? Taking fascinating examples from the Iliad, Tacitus, and the Persian Wars, Sidebottom uses arresting anecdotes and striking visual images to show that any understanding of ancient war is an ongoing process of interpretation. 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: Sean Crisden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002784/bk_adbl_002784_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.