The Origin of Empire: Rome from the Republic to Hadrian by David Potter
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Overview: In 264 BC, a Roman army was poised to cross from southern Italy into Sicily. They couldn’t know that this crossing would be Rome’s first step on its journey from local republic to vast and powerful empire.
At the beginning of the three dramatic centuries that make up this book’s narrative, Rome had no emperor and limited global influence; by the book’s end, Hadrian was set to pass into history as one of the greatest emperors, whose territories stretched from England to Turkey.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
The Demographics of Empire: The Colonial Order and the Creation of Knowledge by Karl Ittmann, Dennis D. Cordell, Gregory H. Maddox
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Overview: The Demographics of Empire is a collection of essays examining the multifaceted nature of the colonial science of demography in the last two centuries. The contributing scholars of Africa and the British and French empires focus on three questions: How have historians, demographers, and other social scientists understood colonial populations? What were the demographic realities of African societies and how did they affect colonial systems of power? Finally, how did demographic theories developed in Europe shape policies and administrative structures in the colonies? The essays approach the subject as either broad analyses of major demographic questions in Africa’s history or focused case studies that demonstrate how particular historical circumstances in individual African societies contributed to differing levels of fertility, mortality, and migration. Together, the contributors to The Demographics of Empire question demographic orthodoxy, and in particular the assumption that African societies in the past exhibited a single demographic regime characterized by high fertility and high mortality.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Historical Dictionary of the British Empire (Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras)
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Bountiful Empire: A History of Ottoman Cuisine by way of Priscilla Mary Işın (Isin)
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Overview: The Ottoman Empire used to be one of the most greatest and longest-lasting empires in history-and one of the most mostculinarily vulnerable. In this robust and sophisticated concoction of politics, tradition, and delicacies, the manufacturing and intake of meals mirrored the lives of the empire’s electorate from sultans to infantrymen. Food certain other folks of various categories and backgrounds in combination, defining id and serving symbolic purposes within the social, spiritual, political, and army spheres. In Bountiful Empire, Priscilla Mary Işın examines the converting meanings of the Ottoman Empire’s foodways as they advanced over greater than 5 centuries.
Işın starts with the crucial elements of this interesting historical past, analyzing the sooner culinary traditions during which Ottoman delicacies used to be rooted, comparable to the ones of the Central Asian Turks, Abbasids, Seljuks, and Byzantines. She is going directly to discover the various facets of this wealthy culinary tradition, together with etiquette, chefs, eating places, army meals, meals regulations, and meals business. Drawing on the entirety from archival paperwork to poetry and that includes a couple of hundred delectable illustrations, this meticulously researched, gorgeous quantity gives contemporary and full of life perception into an empire and delicacies that till fresh many years had been too narrowly considered thru orientalist spectacles.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Food & Drinks | History