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. …

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.

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 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

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 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 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

Catholic Revival in the Age of the Baroque: Religious Identity in Southwest Germany, 1550-1750

Catholic Revival in the Age of the Baroque: Religious Identity in Southwest Germany, 1550-1750

Marc R. Forster, "Catholic Revival in the Age of the Baroque: Religious Identity in Southwest Germany, 1550-1750"
2001 | pages: 285 | ISBN: 0521780446 | PDF | 1,5 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

Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

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

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

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Europe in the Age of Monarchy

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Europe in the Age of Monarchy

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Europe in the Age of Monarchy
Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1987 | ISBN: 0870994492/0870994506 | English | PDF | 160 pages | 40.49 Mb

Europe in the Age of Monarchy reproduces over 125 works of art in every genre and medium from the collections of the Metropolitan Museum. They give a breathtaking picture of a turbulent and exciting epoch, which was at once the Age of Monarchy and a Golden Age of art. Just as its kings and queens are still exemplars of glorious majesty and shrewd statesmanship, so the artists of that century remain for us the Old Masters of European art: …

The Story of Civilization - vol 4 (The Age of Faith)

The Story of Civilization - vol 4 (The Age of Faith)

The Story of Civilization - vol 4 (The Age of Faith) | Will Durant
MJF Books | English | ISBN: 1567310230 | 1527 pages | PDF | 5.35 Mb

The Story of Civilization (11 Volume Set) - Vol 1 (Our Oriental Heritage) Dr. Will Durant and his wife Ariel have created the twentieth century's classic masterwork of history for the general reader. The Story of Civilization is brought to life in eleven volumes: (1) Our Oriental Heritage; (2) The Life of Greece; (3) Caesar and Christ; (4) The Age of Faith; (5) The Renaissance; (6) The Reformation; (7) The Age of Reason Begins; (8) The Age of Louis XIV; (9) The Age of Voltaire; (10) Rousseau & Revolution; and (11) The Age of Napoleon.

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.

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes (Repost)

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes (Repost)

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes By Maurice Isserman, Stewart Weaver
2008 | 592 Pages | ISBN: 0300115016 | PDF | 5 MB

Romulus' Asylum: Roman Identities from the Age of Alexander to the Age of Hadrian

Romulus' Asylum: Roman Identities from the Age of Alexander to the Age of Hadrian

Romulus' Asylum: Roman Identities from the Age of Alexander to the Age of Hadrian
Oxford University Press, USA | ISBN 0198150512 | 2005 Edition | PDF | 448 Pages | 1.65 MB

Modern treatments of Rome have projected in highly emotive terms the perceived problems, or the aspirations, of the present: 'race-mixture' has been blamed for the collapse of the Roman empire; more recently, Rome and Roman society have been depicted as 'multicultural'. Moving beyond these and beyond more traditional, juridical approaches to Roman identity, Emma Dench focuses on ancient modes of thinking about selves and relationships with other peoples, including descent-myths, history, and ethnographies. She explores the relative importance of sometimes closely interconnected categories of blood descent, language, culture and clothes, and territoriality. Rome's creation of a distinctive imperial shape is understood in the context of the broader ancient Mediterranean world within which the Romans self-consciously situated themselves, and whose modes of thought they appropriated and transformed.

The Age of Napoleon (repost)

The Age of Napoleon (repost)

Will Durant, Ariel Durant, "The Age of Napoleon"
English | 1997 | ISBN: 1567310222 | 872 pages | Djvu | 25,4 MB

A sweeping portrait of an age, this book–the 11th and final volume in Will and Ariel Durant's Story of Civilization series–makes Napoleon its hero. The Durants, capable of switching from art to science to warfare with ease and skill, rank among the world's great popular historians. This adroitness requires some condensation: the description of Waterloo, for instance, takes up about three pages. If you want a detailed history of Napoleon's battle orders, look elsewhere, but if you want to understand the age and the man–in that order–The Age of Napoleon is a great place to begin.