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.

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.

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


Augustine s City of God

Author: James Wetzel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139576444
Release Date: 2012-10-04
Genre: Philosophy

Augustine's City of God has profoundly influenced the course of Western political philosophy, but there are few guides to its labyrinthine argumentation that hold together the delicate interplay of religion and philosophy in Augustine's thought. The essays in this volume offer a rich examination of those themes, using the central, contested distinction between a heavenly city on earthly pilgrimage and an earthly city bound for perdition to elaborate aspects of Augustine's political and moral vision. Topics discussed include Augustine's notion of the secular, his critique of pagan virtue, his departure from classical eudaimonism, his mythology of sin, his dystopian politics, his surprising attention to female bodies, his moral psychology, his valorisation of love, his critique of empire and his conception of a Christian philosophy. Together the essays advance our understanding of Augustine's most influential work and provide a rich overview of Augustinian political theology and its philosophical implications.

The Earth and Its Peoples A Global History

Author: Richard Bulliet
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781439084779
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: History

THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES presents world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power. This truly global text for the world history survey course employs a fundamental theme--the interaction of human beings and the environment--to compare different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology (in its broadest sense) and how technological development underlies all human activity. Highly acclaimed in their fields of study, the authors bring a wide array of expertise to the program. A combination of strong scholarship and detailed pedagogy gives the book its reputation for rigor and student accessibility. The Fifth Edition features new pedagogy and a beautiful new design. Available in the following split options: THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-34), ISBN: 978-0-538-74438-6; Volume I: To 1550, Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-15), ISBN: 978-1-439-08474-8; Volume II: Since 1500, Fifth Edition (Chapters 16-34), ISBN: 978-1-439-08475-5; Volume A: To 1200, Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-12), ISBN: 978-1-439-08476-2; Volume B: From 1200 to 1870, Fifth Edition (Chapters 12-26), ISBN: 978-1-439-08477-9; Volume C: Since 1750, Fifth Edition (Chapters 22-34), ISBN: 978-1-439-08478-6. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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 Nature of an Ancient Maya City

Author: Thomas H. Guderjan
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9780817354268
Release Date: 2007-12-09
Genre: History

For two millennia, the site now known as Blue Creek in northwestern Belize was a Maya community that became an economic and political center that included some 15,000-20,000 people at its height. Fairly well protected from human destruction, the site offers the full range of city components including monumental ceremonial structures, elite and non-elite residences, ditched agricultural fields, and residential clusters just outside the core. Since 1992, a multi-disciplinary, multi-national research team has intensively investigated Blue Creek in an integrated study of the dynamic structure and functional inter-relationships among the parts of a single Maya city. Documented in coverage by National Geographic, Archaeology magazine, and a documentary film aired on the Discovery Channel, Blue Creek is recognized as a unique site offering the full range of undisturbed architectural construction to reveal the mosaic that was the ancient city. Moving beyond the debate of what constitutes a city, Guderjan’s long-term research reveals what daily Maya life was like.

Sturgis Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building

Author: Russell Sturgis
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486145921
Release Date: 2013-04-23
Genre: Architecture

Volume 2 of monumental 3-volume classic offers comprehensive and detailed coverage of architectural terms, individuals and national styles. Total in set: over 100 photographs and more than 1000 illustrations. Bibliography.