Author: Philip Ng
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
Release Date: 2016-06-24
Much of what we know of this part of the world began only in the year 1298, when a prince from Palembang set foot on Temasek. But, there are stories that took place even before the veil of history was removed. This is but one of them. The Merlion has traditionally kept the island of Temasek safe from invasions and attacks. But, this time, the danger it faces threatens its own survival. Over wide swath of unexplored terrain and surrealistic ocean, the story follows the dangerous exploits of a group of young boys as they attempt to save the Merlion from capture. United by a common goal, the boys formed an unlikely friendship and alliance at a time when Temasek was divided among its various tribes Wang, from the well-to-do neighbourhood called The Forbidden Hill; Oak, from the fishermen community of The River and Tok, a budding pirate belonging to the fearsome predatory tribe that inhabited the infamous Dragon Tooth Gate. But, the Merlion holds another secret which would change everything the boys know.
Author: Petr Charvát
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Mesopotamia was one of the earliest regions to produce writing, literature and the fine arts, as well as being one of the first areas to construct states. This comprehensive and detailed survey of the region's prehistory and protohistory shows how these fascinating developments were possible. Petr Charvát explores the economic, social and spiritual spheres in Mesopotamia from the Palaeolithic to the time of the early states, c. 100,000 BC to 2334 BC. The narrative is supplemented by numerous descriptions of the principal archaeological sites for each phase, and by conclusions outlining the most important developments and changes.
Author: Robert Leighton
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 1999-01
Students and travelers to Sicily will welcome this inviting introduction to the archaeology of the Mediterranean's largest island. In the first English-language book on prehistoric Sicily in over forty years, Robert Leighton explores the region's rich archaeological record. He charts the development of Sicily's early cultures from the Palaeolithic onward, concluding with an account of the indigenous society at the time of Greek and Phoenician settlement in the 8th century B.C.Each chapter in this generously illustrated volume highlights the principal developments of a major chronological period and then addresses social and economic themes. Among the topics discussed are settlement patterns and structures; local autonomy; external influences; cultural expression; and contacts with Italy, nearby satellite islands, and the Mycenaean world. Informed by recent fieldwork and scholarship, this book is a necessary guide to the current state of knowledge on prehistoric Sicily.
Author: Lucian Boia
Publisher: Central European University Press
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Social Science
Based on the idea that there is a considerable difference between reality and discourse, the author points out that history is constantly reconstructed, adapted and sometimes mythicized from the perspectives of the present day, present states of mind and ideologies. He closely examines historical culture and conscience in nineteenth and twentieth century Romania, particularly concentrating on the impact of the national ideology on history. Boia's innovative analysis identifies several key mythical configurations and shows how Romanians have reconstituted their own highly ideologized history over the last two centuries. The strength of History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness lies in the author's ability to fully deconstruct the entire Romanian historiographic system and demonstrate the increasing acuteness of national problems in general, and in particular the exploitation of history to support national ideology.