Download E-books Bronze Age War Chariots (New Vanguard) PDF

By Nic Fields

Chariots, the 1st cellular struggling with car, appear to have originated in Mesopotamia within the 3rd millennium BC. The hugely cellular two-wheeled conflict chariot, wearing a motive force and an archer armed with a quick composite bow, revolutionized army strategies after 1700 BC. This pricey weapon unfold through the center East and is assumed to have reached Egypt with the conquering Hyksos. It unfold into Asia Minor, Greece, and was once identified in Northern Europe by means of 1500 BC. This booklet covers the evolution of the struggle chariot in the course of the Bronze Age, detailing its layout, improvement and wrestle heritage - specifically its primary involvement on the conflict of Qadesh.

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Download E-books Time Commanders: Great Battles of the Ancient World PDF

By Peter Harrison

Time Commanders, the television online game express from the BBC and Lion tv, good points groups of contestants struggling with opposed to a working laptop or computer loaded with the strategies of the best army minds of all time. With well-known battles from historical past and contestants from all walks of existence - whereas participants of the general public attempt to regulate one military via a working laptop or computer simulation, the opposite military acts as we all know from the resources that it did - the exhibit has proved well known. Time Commanders: nice Battles of the traditional global covers 16 battles of the traditional international: from Caesar to Spartacus; from the Hittites to the Carthaginians; from Boudicca to Attila the Hun; from Alexander the nice to Rameses II. The booklet additionally comprises details at the major protagonists, the guns of battle, bettering expertise and the assets. With portraits from the express and a timeline displaying the global history to every conflict, suitable web pages and an exceptional bibliography, this can be even more than a television tie-in - it's a actually obtainable background reference ebook for adults and kids alike.

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Download E-books Matemáticas en Mesopotamia: Älgebra, geometría y cálculo PDF

By Piedad Yuste Leciñena

Mesopotamia es un contexto privilegiado en el que podemos rastrear el origen y evolución de las matemáticas; esto se debe a los angeles enorme cantidad de documentos escritos en barro que nos han legado las diversas civilizaciones que poblaron su suelo, desde su época más arcaica y remota, hace más de ten thousand años, hasta el período seleúcida o alejandrino, en el que las ciencias griega y babilónica pudieron llegar a con?uir. En este libro tratamos de analizar l. a. matemática en sus comienzos, desde l. a. creación de los primeros numerales, conceptualmente ligados al objeto que trataban de cuanti?car, hasta l. a. invención de reglas y algoritmos a partir de los cuales atender asuntos cotidianos de cálculo numérico y medición de tierras. Haremos un breve recorrido a través de su historia, mostrando el inicio de l. a. escritura, los angeles modalidad de enseñanza impartida en las escuelas de escribas, los sistemas de numeración y unida- des métricas de uso corriente en el período paleobabilónico (2000 a 1600 a C.), l. a. especi?cidad del aprendizaje de las matemáticas, para pasar después a un tema tan complejo como es l. a. interpretación en clave geométrica de los problemas que hoy en día consideramos de naturaleza algebraica: mediante l. a. aplicación de esta metodología, los sabios y técnicos mesopotámicos resolvieron ecuaciones de cuarto y 8vo grado, además de otras más sencillas lineales y de segundo grado. Y en relación a los angeles geometría, repasaremos los procedimientos emplea- dos para calcular perímetros, áreas y volúmenes, determinación de líneas transversales, división proporcional de ? guras planas y sólidas, and so on. Los matemáticos de los angeles Antigua Mesopotamia utilizaron un sistema de numeración sexagesimal y posicional, inspirado, probablemente, en los cómputos realizados para construir sus primitivos calendarios lunares: 12 meses de 30 días solares. Esta notación les permitió eludir fracciones in?nitas y encontrar soluciones enteras con más frecuencia que si hubieran utilizado cualquier otra base decimal o mixta. El grado de so?sticación alcanzado por esta ciencia supera en mucho lo que cabe esperar de un conjunto de saberes concebidos únicamente para sol- ventar situaciones concretas y prácticas, hasta tal punto que podemos hablar de teorización al comprobar cómo estos expertos fueron capaces de imaginar problemas y situaciones que iban más allá del common desempeño de sus funciones administrativas y legales.

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Download E-books Naturkatastrophen in der Antike: Wahrnehmung - Deutung - Management (German Edition) PDF

By Holger Sonnabend

Weltweit steigt die Zahl der Naturkatastrophen. 1998 registrierten die Experten mit ca. 50.000 Todesopfern und Sachschäden in Höhe von ninety Milliarden buck traurige Rekordwerte. Entsprechend exakte Daten gibt es für die Antike nicht. Viele Zeugnisse beweisen aber, daß Erdbeben, Vulkanausbrüche, Flutwellen, Überschwemmungen und andere Katastrophen quick zum Alltag der Menschen in der Antike gehörten.

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Download E-books Lost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science--from the Babylonians to the Maya PDF

By Dick Teresi

Boldly difficult traditional knowledge, acclaimed technology author and Omni journal cofounder Dick Teresi lines the origins of up to date technological know-how again to their historical roots in an eye-opening account and landmark paintings.
This cutting edge heritage proves as soon as and for all that the roots of contemporary technology have been confirmed centuries, and in a few cases millennia, sooner than the births of Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton. during this enlightening, enjoyable, and critical publication, Teresi describes many discoveries from everywhere in the non-Western global -- Sumeria, Babylon, Egypt, India, China, Africa, Arab countries, the Americas, and the Pacific islands -- that equaled and infrequently passed Greek and ecu studying within the fields of arithmetic, astronomy, cosmology, physics, geology, chemistry, and expertise.
the 1st broad and authoritative multicultural historical past of technological know-how written for a favored viewers, Lost Discoveries fills a serious void in our medical, cultural, and highbrow background and is destined to turn into a vintage in its box.

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Download E-books Mysteries in History: From Prehistory to the Present PDF

This paintings is an interesting exploration of the method of historic study, following historians as they look for strategies to the best mysteries of all time.

• seventy five chronologically prepared chapters, each one treating a well-known old mystery

• various illustrations and images that carry the themes to life

• An annotated record of additional interpreting for every bankruptcy, prepared chronologically to permit readers to persist with the improvement of competing theories

• an enticing, obtainable writing sort that brings readers into the twists and turns of every case

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Download E-books Gibeah: The Search for a Biblical City (JSOT Supplement) PDF

By Patrick M. Arnold

This paintings is a cross-disciplinary learn of Israel's first 'capital urban' from topographical, archaeological, old, and literary views. demanding William F. Albright's declare that the traditional urban is to be pointed out with inform el-Ful, the e-book develops the case for a situation as an alternative at sleek Jeba, nine km north-east of Jerusalem, a site-change that bears very important effects for a number of scholarly theories in relation to Gibeah. between those are the inquest into the historicity and literary composition of the tale of the 'Outrage of Gibeah' (Judg. 19-21) and the origins and nature of Saul's kingship (1 Sam. 9-15). either one of those texts are taken care of completely as practise for a concluding research into the that means of the prophet Hosea's references to Israel's sins 'in the times of Gibeah'.

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