Fong, Wen, "The Great Bronze Age of China: An Exhibition from The People's Republic of China"

Fong, Wen, "The Great Bronze Age of China: An Exhibition from The People's Republic of China"

Fong, Wen, "The Great Bronze Age of China: An Exhibition from The People's Republic of China"
Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1980 | ISBN: 0870992260 | English | PDF | 386 pages | 83.79 Mb

Nearly 4,000 years ago, the ancient Chinese made a discovery that would determine the course of their history and culture for two millennia—the alloy of tin and copper known as bronze. Bronze was used for tools and weapons and even musical instruments, but the Great Bronze Age of China has come down to us mainly in the ritual vessels that symbolized power and prestige for China's first three dynasties: the Xia, the Shang, and the Zhou. …

Suspended Music: Chime-Bells in the Culture of Bronze Age China

Suspended Music: Chime-Bells in the Culture of Bronze Age China

Suspended Music: Chime-Bells in the Culture of Bronze Age China by Lothar von Falkenhausen
English | Mar 16, 1994 | ISBN: 0520073789 | 567 Pages | PDF | 12 MB

The Chinese made the world's first bronze chime-bells, which they used to perform ritual music, particularly during the Shang and Zhou dynasties (ca. 1700-221 B.C.). Lothar von Falkenhausen's rich and detailed study reconstructs how the music of these bells—the only Bronze Age instruments that can still be played—may have sounded and how it was conceptualized in theoretical terms. His analysis and discussion of the ritual, political, and technical aspects of this music provide a unique window into ancient Chinese culture.

"The Rise of Bronze Age Society: Travels, Transmissions and Transformations" by K. Kristiansen, T. B. Larsson (Repost)

"The Rise of Bronze Age Society: Travels, Transmissions and Transformations" by K. Kristiansen, T. B. Larsson (Repost)

"The Rise of Bronze Age Society: Travels, Transmissions and Transformations" by Kristian Kristiansen and Thomas B. Larsson
CamUn Press | 2005 | ISBN: 0521843634 0521604664 9780521843638 9780521604666 | 463 pages | PDF | 13 MB

Authors reconstruct the travel and transmission of knowledge that took place between the Near East, the Mediterranean and Europe. They explore how religious, political and social conceptions of Bronze Age people were informed by long-distance connections and alliances between local elites.

The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia (Cambridge World Archaeology) (repost)

The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia (Cambridge World Archaeology) (repost)

The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia (Cambridge World Archaeology) By Philip L. Kohl
2007 | 320 Pages | ISBN: 052184780X | PDF | 10 MB

This book provides an overview of Bronze Age societies of Western Eurasia through an investigation of the archaeological record. Philip L. Kohl outlines the long-term processes and patterns of interaction that link these groups together in a shared historical trajectory of development. Interactions took the form of the exchange of raw materials and finished goods, the spread and sharing of technologies, and the movements of peoples from one region to another. Kohl reconstructs economic activities from subsistence practices to the production and exchange of metals and other materials.

The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia (Cambridge World Archaeology)

The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia (Cambridge World Archaeology)

The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia (Cambridge World Archaeology) By Philip L. Kohl
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2007 | 320 Pages | ISBN: 052184780X | PDF | 10 MB

The great bronze age of China: An exhibition from the People's Republic of China [Repost]

The great bronze age of China: An exhibition from the People's Republic of China [Repost]

The great bronze age of China: An exhibition from the People's Republic of China by (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
English | 1980 | ISBN: 0870992260 | 408 Pages | PDF | 83.7 MB

The Rise of Bronze Age Society: Travels, Transmissions and Transformations

The Rise of Bronze Age Society: Travels, Transmissions and Transformations

The Rise of Bronze Age Society: Travels, Transmissions and Transformations
Cambridge University Press | ISBN: 0521843634 | 2005-12-26 | PDF | Pages: 464 | 121 MB

The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia (Cambridge World Archaeology) (Repost)

The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia (Cambridge World Archaeology) (Repost)

The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia (Cambridge World Archaeology) By Philip L. Kohl
2007 | 320 Pages | ISBN: 052184780X | PDF | 12 MB

Treasures From the Bronze Age of China

Treasures From the Bronze Age of China

Treasures From the Bronze Age of China
The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1980 | ISBN: 0870992309 | English | 194 pages | PDF | 29.3 MB

The Development and Design of Bronze Ordnance, Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries

The Development and Design of Bronze Ordnance, Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries

Chuck Meide - The Development and Design of Bronze Ordnance, Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries
The College of William & Mary | 2002 | ISBN: N/A | 37 pages | PDF | 7.1 MB

This study is an overview of the history of the development, design, and manufacture of bronze muzzle-loading ordnance, which were widely used by the world’s military forces from the 16th to mid-19th centuries. Discussion is limited for the most part to guns (what are usually termed cannon), but also to mortars, howitzers, and to a lesser degree types such as the carronade and swivel gun.

Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece (Repost)

Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece (Repost)

Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece By Donald Kagan, Gregory F. Viggiano
2013 | 312 Pages | ISBN: 0691143013 | EPUB | 3 MB

Crisis and Constitutionalism: Roman Political Thought from the Fall of the Republic to the Age of Revolution

Crisis and Constitutionalism: Roman Political Thought from the Fall of the Republic to the Age of Revolution

Crisis and Constitutionalism: Roman Political Thought from the Fall of the Republic to the Age of Revolution
by Benjamin Straumann
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0190491159 | 429 Pages | True PDF | 3,27 MB

Crisis and Constitutionalism argues that the late Roman Republic saw, for the first time in the history of political thought, the development of a normative concept of constitution - the concept of a set of constitutional norms designed to guarantee and achieve certain interests of the individual.

Critical Theory of Communication: New Readings of Lukacs, Adorno, Marcuse, Honneth and Habermas in the Age of the Internet (Cri

Critical Theory of Communication: New Readings of Lukacs, Adorno, Marcuse, Honneth and Habermas in the Age of the Internet (Cri

Critical Theory of Communication: New Readings of Lukacs, Adorno, Marcuse, Honneth and Habermas in the Age of the Internet (Critical Digital and Social Media Studies) by Christian Fuchs
English | Oct. 10, 2016 | ISBN: 1911534041 | 236 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

This book contributes to the foundations of a critical theory of communication as shaped by the forces of digital capitalism. One of the world's leading theorists of digital media Professor Christian Fuchs explores how the thought of some of the Frankfurt School's key thinkers can be deployed for critically understanding media in the age of the Internet.

The Magic Children: Racial Identity at the End of the Age of Race

The Magic Children: Racial Identity at the End of the Age of Race

The Magic Children: Racial Identity at the End of the Age of Race
by Roger Echo-Hawk
English | September 3, 2010 | ISBN: 1598745751 | 177 Pages | True PDF | 0.6 MB

One day at the end of the twentieth century, Roger Echo-Hawk decided to give up being an Indian. After becoming an American Indian historian, he started to question our widespread reliance on a concept of race that the academy had long-since discredited, and embarked on a personal and professional journey to giving up race himself.

When Information Came of Age: Technologies of Knowledge in the Age of Reason and Revolution 1700-1850.

When Information Came of Age: Technologies of Knowledge in the Age of Reason and Revolution 1700-1850.

Daniel R. Headrick, "When Information Came of Age: Technologies of Knowledge in the Age of Reason and Revolution 1700-1850".
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0195135970 | 2000 edition | PDF | 246 Pages | 3.36 MB

Although the Information Age is often described as a new era, a cultural leap springing directly from the invention of modern computers, it is simply the latest step in a long cultural process. Its conceptual roots stretch back to the profound changes that occurred during the Age of Reason and Revolution. When Information Came of Age argues that the key to the present era lies in understanding the systems developed in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries to gather, store, transform, display, and communicate information.

Ballet and Opera in the Age of "Giselle" (Princeton Studies in Opera)

Ballet and Opera in the Age of "Giselle" (Princeton Studies in Opera)

Ballet and Opera in the Age of "Giselle" (Princeton Studies in Opera) by Marian Smith
English | 31 Dec. 2000 | ISBN: 0691049947 | 288 Pages | PDF | 49.01 MB


Marian Smith recaptures a rich period in French musical theater when ballet and opera were intimately connected. Focusing on the age of Giselle at the Paris Opéra (from the 1830s through the 1840s), Smith offers an unprecedented look at the structural and thematic relationship between the two genres. She argues that a deeper understanding of both ballet and opera–and of nineteenth-century theater-going culture in general–may be gained by examining them within the same framework instead of following the usual practice of telling their histories separately. This handsomely illustrated book ultimately provides a new portrait of the Opéra during a period long celebrated for its box-office successes in both genres.

Adaptability: The Art of Winning in an Age of Uncertainty

Adaptability: The Art of Winning in an Age of Uncertainty

Adaptability: The Art of Winning in an Age of Uncertainty by Max McKeown
English | May 15, 2012 | ISBN: 0749465247 | EPUB | 228 pages | 0.7 MB

The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction [Repost]

The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction [Repost]

The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs
English | May 26, 2011 | ISBN: 0199747490 | EPUB + PDF | 176 pages | 1.9/0.5 MB

The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789-1815

The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789-1815

The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789-1815 by Charles Otto;Le Bourhis, Katell;Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) Zieseniss
English | 1989 | ISBN: 0870995707 | 286 Pages | PDF | 51 MB

The Napoleonic age, born in 1789 on the Place de Greve with the murder of the governor of the Bastille, lasted less than thirty years yet its impact was as wide-ranging as it was dramatic. The violent, tumultuous period that followed the French Revolution, as political groups acted and reacted against each other in quick succession, was clearly reflected in the arts of the time.

Ranks of Bronze [Audiobook]

Ranks of Bronze [Audiobook]

Ranks of Bronze [Audiobook] by David Drake
English | August 27, 2014 | ASIN: B00N31XPF0 | MP3@64 kbps | 10 hrs 16 mins | 282 MB
Narrator: Mark Boyett | Genre: Sci-Fi