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Community, Technology and Tradition Cover Community, Technology and Tradition Cover
Format: 
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9789464270914
Pub Date: 23 May 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 23fc / 34bw
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9789464270907
Pub Date: 23 May 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 23fc / 34bw
Description:
In the second millennium BC, mining for copper ore on the Great Orme, Wales, created one of Europe’s largest surviving prehistoric copper mines. The ore from the mine was smelted into metal that was cast and worked into the rich variety of copper and bronze objects synonymous with the Bronze Age in Britain and Europe.This book presents an original synthesis and reinterpretation of the complex prehistoric archaeology of the Great Orme mine.
Henry Moore Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781913645663
Pub Date: 23 May 2024
Imprint: Courtauld
Illustrations: 50
Description:
Henry Spencer Moore (1898–1986) was one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century. This catalogue considers Moore’s celebrated Shelter drawings as the point of departure for a new reading of the artist’s fascination with images of walls, during and immediately after World War II. It accompanies a focused exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery.
13 Stories of War Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9789152793886
Pub Date: 21 May 2024
Imprint: Ukrainian Warchive
Illustrations: Colour and black and white
Description:
"The stories and testimonies in this book are not only photographs. They are beautiful, brutal, present, and personal – photographic adjectives, filled with content that is deeper and more relevant than most news photography can ever hope to be. But, perhaps most importantly, they are historical documents, visual evidence to be presented in a future where the fog of war has cleared.
Neu (im) Land – erste Bäuer:innen in der Peripherie Cover Neu (im) Land – erste Bäuer:innen in der Peripherie Cover
Format: 
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9789464270884
Pub Date: 21 May 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: ROOTS Booklet Series
Illustrations: 32fc / 14bw
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9789464270877
Pub Date: 21 May 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: ROOTS Booklet Series
Illustrations: 32fc / 14bw
Description:
Bei einer Ausgrabung im havelländischen Lietzow in Brandenburg wurden jungsteinzeitliche Siedlungsbefunde entdeckt. Sie gehören zu zwei Hofstellen der jüngeren Linienbandkeramik, die um 5100-5000 v. u.
Contextualizing Imperial Disruption and Upheavals and their Associated Research Challenges Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781789259988
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Cretan Studies: New Approaches and Perspectives in the Study of Hellenistic, Roman and Early Byzantine Crete
Illustrations: 80 B/W illustrations
Description:
This volume follows on from papers presented at the 13th International Cretan Congress in 2022 and covers the period from the 1st century BC to 4th–5th centuries AD, with the articles in the volume set around the topic of upheavals and disruptions, and in particular those evidenced with the arrival of Rome, the creation of the Roman Province, along with those resulting from the dividing of the Roman Empire and the emergence of the Byzantine world. The volume is set against the background of the Roman conquest of Crete in 67 BC, which heralded the end of the power and control of the Greek city-states, which were themselves steeped in age-old traditions and governed by a variety of legal frameworks, some of which had their roots in Archaic times. The ensuing changes, when they arrived, took centuries to develop but resulted in the establishment of a Greco-Roman culture and society that was far removed from its Hellenistic predecessor.
Decoding the Jewels Cover Decoding the Jewels Cover
Format: 
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9789464262582
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 104fc / 3bw
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9789464262575
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 104fc / 3bw
Description:
For the first time, National Museums Scotland’s important collection of Renaissance jewellery from Scotland is considered together in this fully illustrated volume alongside significant items from the Royal Collection. The book was inspired by the acquisition by NMS of the extraordinary Fettercairn Jewel: the fine iconography of this exquisitely enamelled locket held coded messages for its sixteenth century owners, and continues to intrigue its viewers today. Renaissance jewellery like this in Scotland is particularly notable given the rare survival of such jewels from the sixteenth century.
Domestic Plants and Animals Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9798888570791
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
This facsimile edition of a much acclaimed volume brings back into print a major study of the evidence for the domesticated plants and animals exploited by the ancient Egyptians. The rise of agriculture must be amongst the most important steps that humans have taken on their long road to the present day and marked the beginning of sedentary life from the Neolithic onwards and the development of civilization. Of the earliest civilizations, Ancient Egypt remains a particularly useful field of study: the physical remains are preserved by the dry desert environment and the Egyptians have left us with an abundance of written and pictorial records which go back over 5000 years.
Ecologies of Bronze Age Rock Art Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9798888571392
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Swedish Rock Art Research
Illustrations: 160 B/W and color illustrations
Description:
The Bronze Age (1700–500 BCE) petroglyphs of southern Scandinavia comprise a unique tradition of rock art in northern Eurasia. Despite a limited repertoire of motifs such as cupmarks, boats, anthropomorphs, zoomorphs, podomorphs and circles, it shows great variability in design, elaboration and articulation. This book is a study of the Mälaren region in southern-central Sweden that includes one of the most prominent rock art clusters of southwest Uppland as well as the hinterland of Södermanland county.
Expectation of Valor Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781636244266
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Description:
Given the length of time the United States spent in Iraq, there is a perception that there was no consideration before the war of what should be done after coalition forces arrived in Baghdad and removed Saddam Hussein. However as this unofficial history reveals, there was a great deal of planning to address how to achieve the policy objectives for Iraq set by the Bush administration. Kevin Benson—director of plans for the United States Third Army, the ground forces command headquarters for GEN Franks’ Central Command, at the start of the war—details the development of the invasion plan and its subsequent execution from D-Day in March 2003 until the change of command of operations in Iraq and the departure of Third Army in June 2003.
Gizeh and Rifeh Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9798888570814
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
This is a facsimile reissue of Flinders Petrie’s 1907 account of excavations at Gizeh and at Dier Rifeh in Upper Egypt, just south of Asyut. At Gizeh excavations focused on a cemetery lying on a ridge about 1 km south of the Great Pyramid while work at Rifeh extended from a well-known Coptic village for about 5 km southwards to beyond the village of Zowyeh, and mostly investigated several cemeteries in the plain of primarily XIth–XVIIth Dynasty date. The area contained numerous Coptic settlements and the ruins of Coptic monasteries at Balyzeh and Ganadleh were excavated, producing many fragments of Coptic manuscripts.
The Late New Kingdom in Egypt (c. 1300–664 BC) Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9798888570838
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
The period of Egypt’s Ramesside empire is best known for its foreign wars and monumental buildings but the chronological history of many of its rulers and pre-eminent priests and their genealogies was poorly understood. While it was not possible to fi x the chronology exactly, a combination of known dates or date ranges, such as for the accession of Ramesses II, and the determination of family trees that extended over a large period, enabled Bierbrier to present a much closer definition of the span of individual dynasties and their key figures than had been possible previously. That volume is reissued here in facsimile.
Main Force to Mosquito Master Bomber Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781838068745
Pub Date: 13 May 2024
Illustrations: approx 45 black and white illustrations
Description:
Wing Commander Eric Benjamin was no stranger to danger or excitement. In an action-packed career as part of the RAF Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR), he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross twice for his bravery under fire. He flew Fairey Battles with No.
"No One Wants to be the Last to Die" Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781611216165
Pub Date: 10 May 2024
Imprint: Savas Beatie
Illustrations: 70 images, 20 maps
Description:
This groundbreaking study chronicles the final battles in Virginia including Appomattox Station and Appomattox Court House in April 1865. Author Chris Calkins, who recently retired as Chief of Interpretation at Petersburg National Battlefield, is widely recognized as the war’s foremost authority on Appomattox.No One Wants to be the Last to Die: The Battles of Appomattox, April 8-9, 1865 leads readers westward from the fall of Petersburg and Richmond through the final battles at Dinwiddie Court House, Five Forks, Sutherland Station, Namozine Church, Amelia Springs, High Bridge, Sailor’s Creek, Cumberland Church, and finally, Appomattox Station and Appomattox Court House.
John Brown's Raid Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781611215977
Pub Date: 10 May 2024
Imprint: Savas Beatie
Series: Emerging Civil War Series
Illustrations: 150 images, 10 maps
Description:
The first shot of the American Civil War was not fired on April 12, 1861, in Charleston, South Carolina, but instead came on October 16, 1859, in Harpers Ferry, Virginia - or so claimed former slave turned abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The shot came like a meteor in the dark. John Brown, the infamous fighter on the Kansas plains and detester of slavery, led a band of nineteen men on a desperate nighttime raid that targeted the Federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry.
Lucas Cover Lucas Cover
Format: 
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780813198781
Pub Date: 10 May 2024
Illustrations: 14 b&w illustrations
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780813199399
Pub Date: 05 May 2024
Illustrations: 14 b&w illustrations
Description:
George Lucas is an innovative and talented director, producer, screenwriter, and filmmaker whose prolific career spans decades. While he is best known as the creative mind behind the Star Wars franchise, Lucas first gained notoriety with his 1973 film American Graffiti, which received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture. When Star Wars (1977) was released, the groundbreaking motion picture won six Academy Awards, became the highest grossing film at the time, and started a cultural revolution that continues to inspire generations of fans.
Marshall's Great Captain Cover Marshall's Great Captain Cover
Format: 
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9780813199146
Pub Date: 10 May 2024
Series: Aviation & Air Power
Illustrations: 29 b&w illustrations
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9780813199184
Pub Date: 05 May 2024
Series: Aviation & Air Power
Illustrations: 29 b&w illustrations
Description:
On May 3, 1943, dozens of airplanes could be seen flying in and out of Royal Air Force Bovingdon Airfield near London, England. Among the aircraft seen that day was a B-24D bomber named Hot Stuff, which carried the Commanding General of US Forces in Europe, Lieutenant General Frank M. Andrews -the officer charged with formulating a plan to invade the European continent.