The Millstone Industry

Author: Charles D. Hockensmith
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786453801
Release Date: 2009-08-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Since prehistoric times, the process of cutting rock to make millstones has been one of the most important industries in the world. The first part of this book compiles information on the millstone industry in the United States, which dates between the mid–1600s and the mid–1900s. Primarily based on archival research and brief accounts published in geological and historical volumes, it focuses on conglomerate, granite, flint, quartzite, gneiss, and sandstone quarries in different regions and states. The second part focuses on the millstone quarrying industry in Europe and other areas.

Marble Past Monumental Present

Author: Michael Greenhalgh
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004170834
Release Date: 2009
Genre: History

This survey and synthesis of the structural and decorative uses of Roman remains, particularly marble, throughout the mediaeval Mediterranean, deals with the Christian West - but also Byzantium and Islam, each the inheritor of much Roman territory. It includes a 5000-image DVD.

Liberty Equality Power A History of the American People

Author: John Murrin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495904991
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: History

A highly respected, balanced, and thoroughly modern approach to US History, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER, uses these three themes to show how the United States was transformed from hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. This approach helps students understand the impact of the notions of liberty and equality, which are often associated with the American story, and also how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power. The text integrates the best of recent social and cultural scholarship--including fun material on music and movies--into a political story, offering students the most comprehensive and complete understanding of American history available. Available in the following split options: LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER, Sixth Edition (Chapters 1-32), ISBN: 978-0-495-90499-1; Volume 1: To 1877 (Chapters 1-17), ISBN: 978-0-495-91587-4; Volume 2: Since 1863 (Chapters 17-32), ISBN: 978-0-495-91588-1. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Liberty Equality Power A History of the American People Volume 1 To 1877

Author: John M. Murrin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495915874
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: History

A highly respected, balanced, and thoroughly modern approach to US History, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER, uses these three themes to show how the United States was transformed from hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. This approach helps students understand the impact of the notions of liberty and equality, which are often associated with the American story, and also how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power. The text integrates the best of recent social and cultural scholarship -- including fun material on music and movies -- into a political story, offering students the most comprehensive and complete understanding of American history available. Available in the following split options: LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER, Sixth Edition (Chapters 1-32), ISBN: 978-0-495-90499-1; Volume 1: To 1877 (Chapters 1-17), ISBN: 978-0-495-91587-4; Volume 2: Since 1863 (Chapters 17-32), ISBN: 978-0-495-91588-1. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Donatello Among the Blackshirts

Author: Claudia Lazzaro
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801489210
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Art

Focuses on the appropriation of visual elements of the classical, medieval, and Renaissance past in Mussolini's Italy.

Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World

Author: Lynn V. Foster
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195183630
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

This comprehensive and accessible reference explores the greatest and most mysterious of civilizations, hailed for its contributions to science, mathematics, and technology. Each chapter is supplemented by an extensive bibliography as well as photos, original line drawings, and maps.

Chicago s Classical Architecture

Author: David Stone
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738534269
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

A pictorial tour of Chicago's connection to classical architecture begins at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, with it's gleaming "White City" of ornate Beaux-Arts buildings to Daniel Burnham's "Plan of Chicago" which furthered classical building inChicago and throught the country.

Greek Art

Author: Michael Norris
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 9780870999727
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Art, Classical


The Land of Ionia

Author: Alan M. Greaves
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144431923X
Release Date: 2009-12-23
Genre: Literary Criticism

Incorporating over a century of archaeological research, Greavesoffers a reassessment of Archaic Ionia that attempts to understandthe region within its larger Mediterranean context and provides athematic overview of its cities and people. Seeks to balance the Greek and Anatolian cultural influences atwork in Ionia in this important period of its history (700BC to theBattle of Lade in 494BC) Organised thematically, covering landscape, economy, cities,colonisation, warfare, cult, and art Accesses German and Turkish scholarship, presenting a usefulpoint of entry to the published literature for academics andstudents

The Classical Museum

Author: Leonhard Schmitz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108057769
Release Date: 2012-12-13
Genre: History

Born near Aachen, Leonhard Schmitz (1807-90) studied at the University of Bonn, from which he received his PhD, before marrying an Englishwoman and becoming a naturalised British citizen. Made famous by the 1844 publication of his translation of Niebuhr's Lectures on the History of Rome, he became rector of the Royal High School, Edinburgh, where he taught Alexander Graham Bell. He also briefly tutored the future Edward VII (and he had previously taught Prince Albert in Bonn). This short-lived quarterly journal, which Schmitz founded and edited between 1844 and 1850, focused exclusively on aspects of classical antiquity - in contrast to the more general literary reviews that were common in the period. It illuminates the development of Classics as a specialist discipline as well as contemporary intellectual links between Britain and Germany. This fourth volume was published in 1847.

Ephesus After Antiquity

Author: Clive Foss
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521220866
Release Date: 1979
Genre: History

Professor Foss charts the fluctuations of Ephesus from the tenth to the nineteenth centuries.