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B.T. Batsford Ltd 1996, 1996
London, B.T.Batsford, 1996
Routledge, London, 2000. 1st paperback ed. XVII,206p. ills.(line drawings and B&W photographs). Paperback. Nice copy. 'The book is both readable and enjoyable, and it can be heartily recommended as a starting point for the study of the Late Roman army.' (BORIS RANKOV in The Classical Review (New Series), 1999, p.185). From the library of Professor Carl Deroux. Antiquarian. Antiquarian. Artikel-Nr.: 44503.
London, Batsford, 1996., 1996
Wiley & Sons Nov 2010, 2010
Taschenbuch. Neuware - This companion provides an extensive account of the Roman army, exploring its role in Roman politics and society as well as the reasons for its effectiveness as a fighting force. An extensive account of the Roman army, from its beginnings to its transformation in the later Roman Empire Examines the army as a military machine - its recruitment, training, organization, tactics and weaponry Explores the relationship of the army to Roman politics, economics and society more broadly Considers the geography and climate of the lands in which the Romans fought Each chapter is written by a leading expert in a particular subfield and takes account of the latest scholarly and archaeological research in that area 600 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781444339215.
New York, Jewish Theological Press, 1992
Hardcover. Xxiii, 410 pages. Illus. 24 cm. CONTENTS: Early Christianity in the Galilee : reassessing the evidence from the Gospels / Howard Clark Kee -- The Gospel of Matthew and Jewish-Christian conflict in the Galilee / Anthony J. Saldarini -- Literary evidence for Jewish Christianity in the Galilee / Albert I. Baumgarten -- The socio-economic and cultural ethos of the lower Galilee in the first century : implications for the nascent Jesus movement / Douglas Edwards -- Urban-rural relations in first-century Galilee : some suggestions from the literary sources / Sean Freyne -- How anti-Roman was the Galilee? / Uriel Rappaport -- The Roman army in the Galilee / Zeev Safrai -- Roman rule and the cities of the Galilee in Talmudic literature / Aharon Oppenheimer -- The Roman State and the Jewish patriarch in the third century / Martin Goodman -- Was there a Galilean Halakha? / Lawrence H. Schiffman -- The place of the Rabbi in Jewish society of the second century / Shaye J. D. Cohen -- R. Hanina bar Hama at Sepphoris / Stuart S. Miller -- The sages and the synagogue in late antiquity : the evidence of the Galilee / Lee I. Levine -- The Galilean background of Mishnaic Hebrew / Gary A. Rendsburg -- The Aramaic Targum as a mirror of Galilean Jewry / Avigdor Shinan -- Rabbinic views on the practice of Targum, and multilingualism in the Jewish Galilee of the third-sixth centuries / Steven D. Fraade -- The ancient synagogues of the Galilee / Gideon Foerster -- Roman Sepphoris in light of new archeological evidence and recent research / Eric M. Meyers -- Six campaigns at Sepphoris : the University of South Florida excavations, 1983-1989 / James F. Strange -- Social aspects of burial in Beth Shea? Rim : archeological finds and Talmudic sources / Zeev Weiss. ISBN: 0674341139. "The papers included in this volume were delivered at the First International Conference on Galilean Studies in Late Antiquity . August 13-15, 1989"--page xvii. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. New Condition. (JTS1-25). Artikel-Nr.: 28236.
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Mai 2015, 2015
Taschenbuch. Neuware - First staged at London's National Theatre in 1980, having been commissioned by Peter Hall, The Romans in Britain contrasts Julius Caesar's Roman invasion of Celtic Britain with the Saxon invasion of Romano-Celtic Britain, and finally Britain's involvement in Northern Ireland during The Troubles of the late twentieth century. As these scenes bleed into one another, Brenton suggests what it might have been like for these people to meet. Three Roman soldiers sexually assault a young druid priest. A lone, wounded Saxon soldier stumbles into a field, a nightmare made real. An army intelligence officer begins to lose his mind in the Irish fields. Brenton's sinewy vernaculars summon a lost history of cultural collision and oppression, of fear and sorrow. This edition features an introduction by Philip Roberts, Emeritus Professor of Drama & Theatre Studies at the University of Leeds, and a foreword by director Sam West. 136 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781472574398.
University Press Group Ltd Feb 1995, 1995
Taschenbuch. Neuware - Available for the first time in paperback, with a new introduction that reviews related scholarship of the past twenty years, Erich Gruen's classic study of the late Republic examines institutions as well as personalities, social tensions as well as politics, the plebs and the army as well as the aristocracy. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780520201538.
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Mai 2017, 2017
Taschenbuch. Neuware - Drawing upon the latest archaeological research this is an in-depth study of the Roman army units based in the Eastern provinces during the first two centuries of the Empire. It will be ideal for anyone interested in ancient warfare, in particular modelers, re-enactors and wargamers. 48 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781472821768.
Brill, Leiden (.), 1999. XXI,399p. Original blue gilt titled cloth with dust wrps. Dust wrps partly discoloured. Initials stamp, date and personal library mark on free endpaper. ?The Roman soldier of the late Republic and early Empire marched along roads of his own construction, carrying his own rations and equipment, and supported by supply lines which conveyed food and material by water, wherever possible, or by waggon- and mule-train. At the end of a day?s march, he might be billeted on civilians, particularly in winter, but more usually joined his fellow-soldiers in constructing a camp, where they would be accommodated in tents. Under the Republic, the Senate authorised the equipping of the army from year to year, obtaining grain from the provinces by requisition, taxation, and forced purchase. From the time of Augustus, when the establishment of the ?aerarium military? took financial control away from the Senate, the emperor exercised complete control through his legates. Supply in the individual provinces was the responsibility of the governor, while at unit level, the legionary ?prefectus castrorum? played a key role. Several new officials, like the ?praepositus annonae? came to light, particularly during campaigning, and it is likely that they commissioned civilian contractors to deliver supplies to the periphery of any war zone. This is Roth?s thesis, in a nutshell. He presents seven chapters, covering supply needs and rations; packs, trains, and servants; forage, requisition, and pillage; supply lines; sources of supply; the administration of logistics; and logistics in Roman warfare. Much of the detail comes from the Republican armies of Livy, Polybius, and Caesar, with the Empire largely represented by Josephus. (?) As the first accessible account of this fascinating subject in English, R.?s book is guaranteed a place on every Roman military book shelf.? (DUNCAN B. CAMPBELL in The Journal of Roman Studies, 2000, p. 224). Antiquarian. Antiquarian. Artikel-Nr.: 50423.
Simon & Schuster UK Mrz 2016, 2016
Taschenbuch. Neuware - In a place where everyone is keeping secrets all the time, how do you know who you can trust A brilliant novel of lies and intrigue at Bletchley Park by the author of the bestselling debut The Hourglass Factory. Perfect for all fans of The Imitation Game. On a delayed train, deep in the English countryside, two strangers meet. It is 1942 and they are both men of fighting age, though neither is in uniform. As strangers do in these days of war, they pass the time by sharing their stories. But walls have ears and careless talk costs lives. At Bletchley Park, Honey Deschamps spends her days at a type-x machine in Hut 6, transcribing decrypted signals from the German Army. One winter's night, as she walks home in the blackout, she meets a stranger in the shadows. He tells her his name is Felix, and he has a package for her. The parcel, containing a small piece of amber, postmarked from Russia and branded with two censor's stamps, is just the first of several. Someone is trying to get a message to her, but who As a dangerous web weaves ever tighter around her, can Honey uncover who is sending these mysterious packages and why before it's too late. 464 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781471139284.
Pen & Sword Books Ltd Jul 2017, 2017
Taschenbuch. Neuware - The latest volume in the exciting new series covering popular periods for wargaming. Covers the period 27BC to 284 in the Roman Empire, from Octavian becoming Augustus to the accession of Diocletian, with attention paid to army organisation and tactics. 136 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781473849556.
The Companion Book Club, London, 1957
Leinenband. 287 pages, text in English, sketch maps, colored head cut, gold embossing carapace, Contents / 287 Seiten, Text auf englisch, Kartenskizzen, farbiger Kopfschnitt, Goldpräge-Rückenschild, Inhaltsverzeichnis ?awomir Rawicz (1 September 1915 – 5 April 2004) was a Polish Army lieutenant who was imprisoned by the NKVD after the German-Soviet invasion of Poland. In a ghost-written book called The Long Walk, he claimed that in 1941 he and six others had escaped from a Siberian Gulag camp and began a long journey south on foot (about 6,500 km or 4,000 mi). They travelled through the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and the Himalayas to finally reach British India in the winter of 1942. In 2006 the BBC released a report based on former Soviet records, including statements written by Rawicz himself, showing that Rawicz had been released as part of the 1942 general amnesty of Poles in the USSR and subsequently transported across the Caspian Sea to a refugee camp in Iran, and that his escape to India never occurred. In May 2009, Witold Gli?ski, a Polish WWII veteran living in the UK, came forward to claim that the story of Rawicz was true, but was actually an account of what happened to him, not Rawicz. Gli?ski's claims have been questioned by various sources. Rupert Mayne, a British intelligence officer in wartime India, claimed to his son to have interviewed three emaciated men in Calcutta in 1942, who claimed to have escaped from Siberia. According to his son, Mayne always believed their story was the same as that of The Long Walk—but telling the story decades later, his son could not remember their names or any details. 300 gr. Artikel-Nr.: 55168.
William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1909
Leinenband. third Impression, 392 pages, text in English, Gold embossing-back section with age darkened and stained, corners and edges worn, loose cover with spots, front and rear interior roll, name on intent / 392 Seiten, Text auf englisch, Goldpräge-Rücken, Schnitt altersbedingt nachgedunkelt und fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Einband mit Flecken, vorderer und hinterer Innenfalz gelockert, Name auf Vorsatz Maud Diver (born Katherine Helen Maud Marshall; 9 September 1867 – 14 October 1945) was an English author in British India who wrote novels, short stories, biographies and journalistic pieces primarily on Indian topics and Englishmen in India. Diver was born Katherine Helen Maud Marshall in Murree, now in Pakistan, where her father Charles Henry Tilson Marshall served as an officer in the British Indian Army. She grew up in India and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), but received her education in England. She had a lifelong friendship with the sister of Rudyard Kipling, Trix Fleming. Diver married Thomas Diver (1860–1941), an officer in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, c.?1896. They settled in England and had a son, Cyril (1892–1962). Maud Diver published her first novel, Captain Desmond, VC, in 1907. This and several subsequent books were successful and charted on the bestseller lists of the time. She specialised in the imperial romance genre which was popular at the time. However, unlike her contemporary, Kipling, Diver has been forgotten by later generations. There has been recent interest in her books as a source of information for studies on Anglo-Indian culture. Her novels tried to instruct Englishmen on how they were to live in British India and included depictions of mixed marriages (for example in Lilamani and its sequels) between Indians and the English as a positive means of bringing East and West together. She countered Kipling's aphorism of "East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet" with. "East and West are not antagonistic, but complementary: heart and head, thought and action, woman and man. Between all these 'pairs of opposites' fusion is rare, difficult, yet eminently possible. Why not, then, between East and West? At the same time, she also held the view that the British bloodline should not be diluted too much (as in the book, Desmond's Daughter). 510 gr. Artikel-Nr.: 55150.
Victor Gollancz, London, 1946
Leinenband. 298 pages, text in English, Gold embossing-back name to intent, otherwise good / 298 Seiten, Text auf englisch, Goldpräge-Rücken, Name auf Vorsatz, sonst gut The King's General is a novel, published in 1946, by English author and playwright Daphne du Maurier. It was the first novel Du Maurier wrote while living at Menabilly, the setting for an earlier novel Rebecca, where it is called 'Manderley'.The writing of the novel was accompanied by prolific research, in which Du Maurier was assisted by Oenone Rashleigh and historian A. L. Rowse, to ensure the historical accuracy of her presentation of the Devon/Cornwall setting at the time of the Civil War. The historical precision and accuracy made it popular among local people, but the novel's reviews did not praise this aspect, which disappointed Du Maurier. The inspiration for the novel came from a discovery by William Rashleigh of a skeleton when involved in renovation work on the house. The skeleton was thought to belong to a Cavalier of the Civil War because of its clothing. The novel is set at the time of the English Civil War. A middle-aged Honor Harris narrates the story of her youth, from the age of ten, when living with her brother Robin. The narrative begins when Kit, Honor's oldest brother, brings home his new bride, Gartred. After only three years, Kit dies of smallpox and Gartred moves away. At age eighteen, Honor meets Richard Grenvile, Gartred's brother. They fall in love and, despite a former arrangement for Honor to marry another, they decide to be married. Honor is injured and loses the use of her legs in a riding accident, when out with Richard and Gartred. Subsequently, Honor refuses to marry – or even see – Richard. By the time the Civil War breaks out, fifteen years have passed; Honor has grown in independence, and Richard has had three children, Joe, born illegitimately from an affair with a dairymaid; Dick, from a failed marriage; and Dick's sister, who lives in Holland and is not really part of the story. Following some nearby violence, Honor moves to Menabilly, the home of her sister and brother-in-law, where she again meets Richard, who is posted in Plymouth as a leader of the King's army in the west of England. During the war, Richard is wounded, and Honor tends to him in his weakness. The Parliamentarians take Cornwall, and Richard flees the country. He is part of a Royalist rebellion, though, some years later. He is betrayed: it is suggested that the betrayer is his son Dick. An escape plan is made to remove Richard and Dick safely from the Parliamentarians to Holland to be with Richard's daughter and Dick's sister, after the revolt fails. Rumours of their escape which are told to Honor suggest that only Richard is able to escape, which brings the reader back to the prompt for Du Maurier's tale – the skeleton discovered in the excavations of Menabilly. 250 gr. Artikel-Nr.: 55120.
Steiner Franz Verlag Feb 2000, 2000
Buch. Neuware - It was Rome's army which conquered first Italy, then a wide geographical area centred on the Mediterranean basin. Transition and change are important themes in this collection of papers, transition not only from the short-service army of the Roman Republic to a long-serving army of professionals, but also from an army of Romans to an army defending Rome, a city the soldiers were pledged to defend but which few would ever visit. The legions came increasingly to be recruited from the provinces in which they were stationed. On retirement, they often received land, initially in Italy but later in the provinces, which formed the basis for an upward move in society. A wide variety of archaeological, epigraphic, sculptural, numismatic and literary evidence is deployed. 339 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9783515077446.
Brill, Leyden / New York / Köln, 1998
RARE collection of twenty-seven studies on the Roman Empire in the East, the Roman army, Judaea in the Roman period, and Jewish history divided into several sections: Hellenistic and Herodian Palestine, Judaea under Roman Rule, Arabia and Syria, The Roman Army (General), and The Late Roman Army, with published inscriptions and extensive discussions of recent publications and newly published material. Benjamin Isaac is Fred and Helen Lessing Professor of Ancient History at Tel Aviv University, an eminent authority on Greek and Roman history and the archaeology of the Near East, the author the acclaimed "The Limits of Empire: the Roman Army in the East" (Oxford, 1992, 2nd edition). Contains an index. 245x160mm. XX+481 pages. Light-blue cloth Hardcover with dust-jacket. Gilt front cover and spine. Jacket rubbed. Jacket edges/corners wrinkled. Spine edges slightly bumped and yellowing. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare book, of interest to any serious student of ancient Greece and Rome, as well military history of the ancient world, is otherwise in very good condition. The book is in : English. Artikel-Nr.: MC 18 11.
Methuen Nov 2012, 2012
Taschenbuch. Neuware - Mo Yan (b. February 17, 1955) is a modern Chinese author, described as 'one of the most famous, oft-banned and widely pirated of all Chinese writers'. His works have been translated into more than a dozen languages, including English, German and French. 'Mo Yan' meaning 'don't speak' in Chinese, is the pen name of Guan Moye. Born in the Shandong province to a family of farmers, he left school during the Cultural Revolution to work in a factory that produced oil. He joined the People's Liberation Army at age twenty, and began writing while he was still a soldier, in 1981. Three years later, he was given a teaching position at the Department of Literature in the Army's Cultural Academy. Mo Yan's works are predominantly social commentaries, and he is strongly influenced by the political critique of Lu Xun and the magical realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Using dazzling, complex, and often graphically violent images, Mo Yan draws readers into the disturbing yet beautiful, kaleidoscopic universes of his stories. Awards he has received include: Kiriyama Prize Notable Books (for Big Breasts and Wide Hips, 2005), Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize XVII (2006), Man Asian Literary Prize nominee (for Big Breasts and Wide Hips, 2007), Newman Prize for Chinese Literature (for Soaring, 2009). Mo Yan was winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature. 320 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780413775313.
Meyer & Jessen Verlag, München, 1928
RARE German translation of a novel on the figure of Samson, one of the last of the judges of the ancient Israelites mentioned in the Old Testament. The author - Ze'ev Jabotinsky (born Vladimir Yevgenyevich Zhabotinsky 1880-1940) was an eminent Russian Jewish Revisionist Zionist leader, author, poet, orator and soldier, who founded the Jewish Self-Defense Organization in Odessa, and co-founded with Joseph Trumpeldor the Jewish Legion of the British army in WWI. Later he also established several militant Jewish organizations in Palestine, including Beitar, HaTzohar and the Irgun (Etzel). This novel, considered a precursor of Thomas Mann's "Joseph and his Brothers", was published in the original Russian in 1927, and immediately translated into German. 205x130mm. 382 pages [+2]. Orange cloth Hardcover. Cover and spine slightly stained. Spine rubbed. Cover corners and spine edges bumped and peeling/tattered. Spine hinges partly cracked and glued. Binding visible between inner cover and whitepages. Rear whitepage somewhat stained. Pages slightly yellowing and wavy. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare German edition of a novel about the biblical hero Samson, written by one of the most influential figures in 20th-century Jewish history, is otherwise in good condition. The book is in : German. Artikel-Nr.: MA 14 08.
Norton Nov 2012, 2012
Taschenbuch. Neuware - Mo Yan (b. February 17, 1955) is a modern Chinese author, described as 'one of the most famous, oft-banned and widely pirated of all Chinese writers'. His works have been translated into more than a dozen languages, including English, German and French. 'Mo Yan' meaning 'don't speak' in Chinese, is the pen name of Guan Moye. Born in the Shandong province to a family of farmers, he left school during the Cultural Revolution to work in a factory that produced oil. He joined the People's Liberation Army at age twenty, and began writing while he was still a soldier, in 1981. Three years later, he was given a teaching position at the Department of Literature in the Army's Cultural Academy. Mo Yan's works are predominantly social commentaries, and he is strongly influenced by the political critique of Lu Xun and the magical realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Using dazzling, complex, and often graphically violent images, Mo Yan draws readers into the disturbing yet beautiful, kaleidoscopic universes of his stories. Awards he has received include: Kiriyama Prize Notable Books (for Big Breasts and Wide Hips, 2005), Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize XVII (2006), Man Asian Literary Prize nominee (for Big Breasts and Wide Hips, 2007), Newman Prize for Chinese Literature (for Soaring, 2009). Mo Yan was winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature. 384 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781611457292.
Clarendon Press, Oxford (.), 1992. 1st paperback ed. 326p. Paperback. Nice copy. 'This book, bringing together a number of Liebeschuetz's recent articles, focuses on Constantinopolian politics, illustrated by reference to the Gainas and Chrystostom crises. The first part discusses the role of barbarians in the Roman army in the late fourth century. L. raises a number of important points. The ease of assimilation of Romans by barbarians, and vice versa, is well brought out, as are the different objectives of Gothic groups operating in the Balkans (.). The second part deals with politics in Constantinople between Rufinus' assassination and the aftermath of Gainas' revolt. It is built around Gainas' actions, which L. uses as a backdrop to explore other aspects of political life in the city at this time. The focus is, rightly, on inidividuals, their politics and their relationships. But by dividing military and civil politicians into radically different groups at time L. seems almost to envisage 'military' and 'civilian' factions (.). The actual account of Gainas' rebellion is well-handled (.) and differing sources are carefully reconciled. (.) The third part begins with a strong analysis of Chrysostom and his sermons and a weaker discussion of the clashes with Theophilus and Eudoxia. (.) The work closes with a long conclusion, briefly discussing Montesquieu and Gibbon on the fall the Empire, then analyzing Jones' and de Ste Croix's views at more lenth. (.) What L. does show is the importance of individuals' actions and motives. Under a weak emperor the energies and ambitious of prominent officials tended to turn inwards, on their political rivals, rather than being focused outwards on the efficient running of the state.' (H. ELTON in The Journal of Roman Studies, 1991, pp.233-34). From the library of Prof. Carl Deroux. Antiquarian. Antiquarian. Artikel-Nr.: 47776.
Oxford / New York, Osprey Publishing., 2007
18.5cm x 25cm. 64 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition. From the Elite series (Number 155). The book clearly explains and illustrates the mechanics of how Roman commanders - at every level - drew up and committed their different types of troops for open-field battles. It includes the alternative formations used to handle different tactical problems and different types of terrain; the possibilities of ordering and controlling different deployments once battle was joined; and how all this was based on the particular strengths of the Roman soldier. Covering the period of "classic" legionary warfare from the late Republic to the late Western Empire, Ross Cowan uses case studies of particular battles to provide a manual on how and why the Romans almost always won, against enemies with basic equality in weapon types - giving practical reasons why the Roman Army was the Western World's outstanding military machine for 400 years. Artikel-Nr.: 90552AB.
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1990
XIV, 312 Seiten, mit einigen Tafeln, Aus dem Klappentext: "Barbarians and Bishops is concerned with two fundamental themes of late antiquity: barbarization of the Roman army and the interrelation of Church and secular government. The conspicuous role, played by barbarian, particulary German, soliders in the late Roman state has always been recognized but has still not been satisfactorily explained. This is not surprising, since the development which compelled the Empire to call in foreigners for its defence is a complex one, related to changes in basic structures and attitudes of Roman society. One of these was the triumph of Christianity, which required the abandonment of a civic religion closely integrated to secular government. Conflict between representatives of the pagan Empire and major religious leaders was unthinkable and at the same time only too easy, when the Church had an elaborate empire-wide organization which reccived some support from the Empire but was quite independent of it. In this book, Professor Liebeschuetz provides illuminating discussion an a number of themes relating to the simultaneous demilitarization and Christianization of the Roman Empire. Part I deals with Alaric's Goths, whilst parts II and III deal with two conflicts at Constantinople: the Gainas rising and the confliet between the authorities and-the bishop of Constantinople, John Chrysostom." - Einband etwas berieben. Mit geklebter Rückensignatur. Wenige Seiten, Schnitte und Titelblatt gestempelt. Sonst guter Zustand. ISBN: 0198140738 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050 Gr. 8° (23,5 x 16 cm), Orig.-Pappeinband. Gut. Artikel-Nr.: 3028426.
Hamburg : Zsolnay Verlag, 1955
401 (3) Seiten. 21 cm. Guter Zustand. - Walter Baxter (17 May 1915 – 25 July 1994) was an English novelist, best known for writing two controversial novels. His first novel received very positive reviews. He was prosecuted on obscenity charges after the publication of his second novel, but was acquitted after two trials. He was also a successful restaurateur. Early career: Baxter was born in London and raised in Kent, he was educated at St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate and Trinity College, Cambridge where he studied law. He was articled to a solicitor in London before the war but following his service in the Army he never returned to the law. Baxter served in the British Army during the Second World War, as a company commander. The company fought in Burma, retreating to India. Later, he was aide-de-camp to Lieutenant General William Slim of the Fourteenth Army. He came back to London after the war and briefly joined his family's business, but in September 1949 he decided to pursue a career in writing. A few months later he became a Catholic. He was close to completing his first book when he was presented with an opportunity to volunteer with the Jesuits as a missionary. He performed that work for seven months at a jungle mission station in a remote village about 40 miles (64 km) from Ranchi, India. . The Image and the Search: His second novel, The Image and the Search, was published in October 1953. Baxter writes of Sarah, who is very happily married to RAF member Robert. Robert is the ideal "image" alluded to in the book's title. After Robert is killed in the war, Sarah embarks on a search for love to match that which she shared with Robert. She takes many lovers, but none can compare to Robert. While in India on business, she encounters Johan, who, although dark, bears a resemblance to Robert. Sarah tries to seduce Johan, but she does not succeed. Her quest for love has been futile. The novel was praised by E. M. Forster as "a serious and beautiful book". However, a Saturday Review Book Service critic wrote that the book's theme was intractable and the protagonist was unsympathetic; this critic also quipped that the heroine's climax in her pursuit "sets some sort of a new high in phallic symbolism". In March 1954, the Sunday Express printed a column in which Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook stated that the lesson to be surmised from the book's "erotic odyssey" was that "sexual excess can be indulged in with a light heart and a clear conscience". The column went on to suggest that Alexander Stewart Frere, the chairman of the book's publisher Heinemann, should immediately withdraw the book. A week later the Express quoted a Heinemann official as saying, "We have not withdrawn the book, it just isn't for sale any more." Heinemann also withheld copies of the book from Putnam's, its New York publisher. A representative from Putnam's said that "the Sunday Express??'? attack has succeeded in having the book banned. We regard this as an extremely unfortunate case of arbitrary censorship. We do not in the least agree with the Express??'? position nor Heinemann's action." In October 1954, Baxter and Frere were put on trial at the Old Bailey, charged under the Obscene Publications Act 1857 for The Image and The Search. Baxter released a statement that "my object was a serious portrayal of the vulnerability to evil of any ego-centred personality and the disintegrating effect of sin on such a personality". Frere also released a statement, saying in part, "I regard Walter Baxter as one of the most gifted writers of this generation, whose powers are not yet fully developed. I feel that the publishers owe a duty to such writers and to the public to ensure that their creative work is not still-born. If it has value and is not deleterious to potential readers, I was, and am myself, satisfied that this book would not harm any readers." The case was prosecuted by Mervyn Griffith-Jones, who six years later led the unsu. Deutsche Erstausgabe.. Gut. Artikel-Nr.: 55879.
HEADLINE Nov 2017, 2017
Buch. Neuware - The latest gripping novel in the bestselling 'Eagles Of The Empire' series, from the #1 'Sunday Times' bestselling author of 'Invictus' and 'Centurion'. It is AD 55 and Roman army Prefect, Cato and Centurion, Macro face a relentless enemy who will test both their courage and cunning. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781472213402.
BLACKWELL PUBL, 2007
Neu - War in Late Antiquity is the first book to focus on the social impact of warfare and the Roman army from the third to the early seventh century AD. Drawing on the rich and varied source materials for the period, Doug Lee investigates how the prominence of the army and of military affairs in Late Antiquity affected the broader political, economic, and social life of the Roman Empire.From the third century onwards, the Roman Empire was exposed to much more serious military threats than it had faced for centuries. This social history explores the implications of these changed circumstances for all aspects of Roman life, and assesses the experience of war by both combatants and non-combatants. Lee also examines the interplay between the military and the religious upheavals of the period, with special reference to the Christianisation of the Roman army and its role in implementing religious policy.Approaching familiar subjects from new perspectives, War in Late Antiquity offers novel insights into many facets of late Roman history. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: INF1000104685.
London: Bantam, 2010
kartoniert. 618 Seiten, Illustrierter Originalkartonband. Einband mit minimalen Lagerspuren, insgesamt in nahezu neuwertigem Zustand. - Aleksandr made a silent promise to the Lord. God would deliver him -- would deliver Russia -- and he would make Russia into the country that the Almighty wanted it to be. He would be delivered from the destruction that wasteth at noonday, and from the pestilence that walketh in darkness -- the terror by night. 1825, Europe -- and Russia -- have been at peace for a decade. Bonaparte is long dead and the threat of invasion is no more. For Colonel Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov, life is peaceful. The French have been defeated, as have the twelve monstrous creatures he once fought alongside, and then against, all those years before. His duty is still to his tsar, Aleksandr the First, but today the enemy is merely human. But the tsar himself knows he can never be at peace. He is well aware of the uprising fermenting within his own army, but his true fear is of something far more terrible -- something that threatens to bring damnation down upon him, his family and his country. Aleksandr cannot forget a promise: a promise sealed in blood. and broken a hundred years before. Now the victim of the Romanovs' betrayal has returned to demand what is his. The knowledge chills Aleksandr's very soul. And for Aleksei, it seems the vile pestilence that once threatened all he held dear has returned, thirteen years later. (Verlagsanzeige) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 520. Sehr gut. Artikel-Nr.: 20116.
Review Headline, 2012
Taschenbuch. Gebraucht - Akzeptabel Seiten beschädigt / Leichte Lagerspuren - Thessaloniki, 1917. As Dimitri Komninos is born, a devastating fire sweeps through the thriving Greek city where Christians, Jews and Muslims live side by side. Five years later, Katerina Sarafoglou's home in Asia Minor is destroyed by the Turkish army. Losing her mother in the chaos, she flees across the sea to an unknown destination in Greece. Soon her life will become entwined with Dimitri's, and with the story of the city itself, as war, fear and persecution begin to divide its people. Thessaloniki, 2007. A young Anglo-Greek hears his grandparents' life story for the first time and realises he has a decision to make. For many decades, they have looked after the memories and treasures of the people who were forced to leave. Should he become their next custodian and make this city his home 0 pp. Englisch. Gebraucht. Artikel-Nr.: INF1000922673.
Paris, (Nicolaus Sauetier) for Jean Petit, 1526., 1526
Folio. (188), (34), CCCCCXXXVI [= CCCCCXXXVIII; 538] pp. Title-page in red and black and separate title-page to index, both with woodcut border. Elaborately decorated calf, with image of the crucifixion on both panels. Blind-tooled spine. First and only Paris edition of "Historiae naturalis", with the annotations by Hermolaus Barbarus (1454-94), an Italian Renaissance scholar. His discussions of Pliny's "Naturalis Historia" was first published as "Castigationes Plinianae" in 1492, in which he made over 5000 corrections to the original text. Due to this work and other classical works he translated or edited he was considered a leader authority on Latin and Greek work on antiquity. The present copy was published by Jean Petit, in his days a leading bookseller in Paris, whose name and device are shown on the title-page with decorative woodcut border. The title-page to the index, here bound before the text, has the initials of the printer Nicolaus Sauetier. - The original text was by Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23-79), better known as Pliny the Elder. He was a Roman author, naturalist, and natural philosopher, as well as naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and personal friend of the emperor Vespasian. - The "Naturalis Historia" is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available to Pliny. He claims to be the only Roman ever to have undertaken such a work. It comprised 37 books in 10 volumes and covered over 20,000 facts on topics including the fields of botany, zoology, astronomy, geology and mineralogy as well as the exploitation of those resources. It remains a standard work for the Roman period and the advances in technology and understanding of natural phenomena at the time. Some technical advances he discusses are the only sources for those inventions, such as hushing in mining technology or the use of water mills for crushing or grinding corn. Much of what he wrote about has been confirmed by archaeology. ''We know from Pliny that there were important pearl fisheries in the Gulf [.] Pliny identifies Tylos (Bahrain) as a place famous for its pearls [. He] attests that pearls were the most highly rated valuable in Roman society, and that those from the Gulf were specially praised [.] The pearl related finds at the site of El-Dur indicate the site was integrated into the maritime trade routes linking the Roman Empire, the Persian Empire, India and South Arabia'' (Carter). Book 6 holds a chapter that gives the first detailed account of the regions around the Gulf, including what are now Qatar, the Emirates and Oman. - Not only is it virtually the only work which describes the work of artists of the time, and has it become an important reference work for the history of art, due to the wide range of topics, the referencing system and index it became a model for later encyclopaedias. - Panels shaved, affecting the decoration, spine cracked on the hinges. With manuscript ownership on title-page of the index. A good copy. Bird 1910. USTC (2 copies). Not in Adams, BMC French, Durling, Hunt, Wellcome. Artikel-Nr.: 45403.
(Cologne, Eucharius Cervicornus, 1524)., 1524
Folio. (16), 311, (60) ff. Title-page and sub-title to index with ornamental woodcut border. Woodcut initials, head and tail pieces. Calf, gold-tooled ribbed spine with title-label. Sprinkled edges. First edition of the "Natural history" edited by Johannes Caesarius (1468-1550), a humanist and close friend of Erasmus. The original text was by Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23 - August 25, AD 79), better known as Pliny the Elder. He was a Roman author, naturalist, and natural philosopher, as well as naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and personal friend of the emperor Vespasian. The text in the present edition is decorated with woodcut borders and many woodcut initials. - The "Naturalis Historia" is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available to Pliny. He claims to be the only Roman ever to have undertaken such a work. It comprised 37 books in 10 volumes and covered over 20,000 facts on topics including the fields of botany, zoology, astronomy , geology and mineralogy as well as the exploitation of those resources. It remains a standard work for the Roman period and the advances in technology and understanding of natural phenomena at the time. Some technical advances he discusses are the only sources for those inventions, such as hushing in mining technology or the use of water mills for crushing or grinding corn. Much of what he wrote about has been confirmed by archaeology. ''We know from Pliny that there were important pearl fisheries in the Gulf [.] Pliny identifies Tylos (Bahrain) as a place famous for its pearls [. He] attests that pearls were the most highly rated valuable in Roman society, and that those from the Gulf were specially praised [.] The pearl related finds at the site of El-Dur indicate the site was integrated into the maritime trade routes linking the Roman Empire, the Persian Empire, India and South Arabia'' (Carter). Book 6 holds a chapter that gives the first detailed account of the regions around the Gulf, including what are now Qatar, the Emirates and Oman. - Not only is it virtually the only work which describes the work of artists of the time, and has it become an important reference work for the history of art, due to the wide range of topics, the referencing system and index it became a model for later encyclopaedias. - With manuscript notes of multiple owners on pastedown (including written ex-libris by Antonii Mauritii Seguin 1713 and Mathon de la cour 1744). Some underling in text, and notes in the margins (partly lost due to trimmed edges). A very good copy with bookplate of De Ponsainpierre on pastedown. VD 16, P 3531. Adams P 1556. BM-STC German 704. Durling 3689 (imperfect copy). Hunt 23. USTC (11 copies). Artikel-Nr.: 45404.