Publisher : Oxford University Press
Category : History
ISBN : 9780190076733
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As this book intriguingly explores, for those who would make Rome great again and their victims, ideas of Roman decline and renewal have had a long and violent history. The decline of Rome has been a constant source of discussion for more than 2200 years. Everyone from American journalists in the twenty-first century AD to Roman politicians at the turn of the third century BC have used it as a tool to illustrate the negative consequences of changes in their world. Because Roman history is so long, it provides a buffet of ready-made stories of decline that can help develop the context around any snapshot. And Rome did, in fact, decline and, eventually, fall. An empire that once controlled all or part of more than 40 modern European, Asian, and African countries no longer exists. Roman prophets of decline were, ultimately, proven correct-a fact that makes their modern invocations all the more powerful. If it happened then, it could happen now. The Eternal Decline and Fall of Rome tells the stories of the people who built their political and literary careers around promises of Roman renewal as well as those of the victims they blamed for causing Rome's decline. Each chapter offers the historical context necessary to understand a moment or a series of moments in which Romans, aspiring Romans, and non--Romans used ideas of Roman decline and restoration to seize power and remake the world around them. The story begins during the Roman Republic just after 200 BC. It proceeds through the empire of Augustus and his successors, traces the Roman loss of much of western Europe in the fifth century AD, and then follows Roman history as it runs through the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantium) until its fall in 1453. The final two chapters look at ideas of Roman decline and renewal from the fifteenth century until today. If Rome illustrates the profound danger of the rhetoric of decline, it also demonstrates the rehabilitative potential of a rhetoric that focuses on collaborative restoration, a lesson of great relevance to our world today.

Publisher : Trevor B. Williams
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781733111874
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 401

"Williams's debut novel is hard SF at its best." —Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of “Quantum Night” “Eternal Shadow reads like a Michael Crichton sci-fi thriller…” 4.5/5 Stars. —San Francisco Review “Fans of the hard science fiction of Andy Weir (The Martian) and Isaac Asimov… will have their eyes glued to the pages.” 4.9/5 Stars. —IndieReader “When apocalyptic disaster looms, humanity turns to science and technology in this well-crafted tale.” —Kirkus Review “…A thoughtful, intelligent portrait of humanity’s first contact with extraterrestrial life.” —Foreward Reviews What would you do if the world was going to end in ten years? For Jennifer Epstein, a by-the-books senior researcher at SETI, there is only one answer: prevent the apocalypse from happening. Pluto, Neptune, and Uranus were destroyed by an alien threat. The deck was stacked against humanity before the cards came out of the box. But Jennifer isn’t alone. She has Samantha Monroe, her excitable but brilliant colleague. From South Africa, CEO Muzikayise Khulu of Khulu Global supplies his vast resources to the ultimate race for survival. The three find themselves in an unlikely alliance while political brinkmanship, doomsday cults, and untested technologies form ever-growing obstacles. Will humanity unite to face the greatest challenge of their time, or will it destroy itself before the alien ship arrives?

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105213324614
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Category : Annihilationism
ISBN : PRNC:32101076517943
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Views : 156

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Category : Christianity
ISBN : HARVARD:AH65RE
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 246

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Category : Apologetics
ISBN : HARVARD:AH47LQ
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Views : 388

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Category : Baptists
ISBN : UOM:39015067902992
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Views : 524

Publisher : Harper Collins
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780062066046
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Views : 560

“The most credible and frightening of all the vampire books of the past decade.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Bram Stoker meets Stephen King meets Michael Crichton. It just doesn’t get much better than this.” —Nelson DeMille The stunning New York Times bestselling vampire saga that author Dan Simmons (Drood, The Terror) calls, “an unholy spawn of I Am Legend out of ‘Salem’s Lot,” concludes with The Night Eternal. The magnificent, if monstrously warped brainchild of cinematic horror master Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) and Chuck Hogan—whose novel Prince of Thieves, was praised as, “one of the 10 best books of the year” by Stephen King—The Night Eternal begins where The Strain and The Fall left off: with the last remnants of humankind enslaved by the vampire masters in a world forever shrouded by nuclear winter. Still, a small band of the living fights on in the shadows, in the final book of the ingenious dark fantasy trilogy that Newsweek says is, “good enough to make us break that vow to swear off vampire stories.”

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ISBN : UCAL:$B98745
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Views : 104

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Category : Anthologies
ISBN : UCAL:B2923988
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 442