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By Carlos Pallán

“Carlos Pallán Gayol nos ofrece en este volumen un resumen de los angeles historia de los mayas. En él, descubrimos que no existió un imperio maya como tal, sino que más bien, había distintas poblaciones mayas que andaban a los angeles gresca un día sí y otro también."(http://es.paperblog.com)

“Les invito a que se adentren a través de este libro, Breve Historia de los Mayas, dentro de l. a. selva y junto a los angeles entretenida lectura de l. a. obra de Carlos Pallán Gayol observen a los angeles deslumbrante y pura luz de the United States principal todo el devenir de los angeles cultura Maya, su sabiduría y misteriosa mitología, el esplendor de los reyes y reinas, guerreros y sacerdotes que vivieron en majestuosas ciudades dentro de feraces selvas tropicales, los angeles mística que desprenden sus ancestrales jeroglíficos."(http://historiaconminusculas.blogspot.com.es)

La epopeya de los angeles mayor civilización de Mesoamérica, que persiste con sus señas de identidad en los angeles actualidad. Un pueblo que levantó inmensas pirámides sin conocer los angeles rueda.

La civilización maya fue una de las más importantes de Mesoamérica, sus impresionantes pirámides y construcciones siguen maravillando al mundo, todavía más si se tiene en cuenta que fueron construidas sin usar animales de carga o los angeles rueda o que sus majestuosas ciudades se construyeron ganándole metro a metro a l. a. selva. los angeles cultura maya además, frente a otras como l. a. azteca o l. a. egipcia, ha conservado sus señas de identidad, ha mantenido sus ritos mostrando un falso sincretismo que ocultaba, en un secreto impenetrable que sólo ahora que se han descifrado l. a. mayor parte de sus jeroglíficos o se ha comenzado a rescatar su legado, parece salir a los angeles luz.

Determina Carlos Pallán que los mayas nunca constituyeron un imperio, sino una aglomeración de pueblos en continua batalla, como l. a. Grecia de las polis y desde allí traza un arco cronológico hasta l. a. actualidad en los angeles que aún existen mayas puros en Guatemala y en ciertas zonas de México. Divide l. a. historia de los mayas en tres periodos fundamentales: el Periodo Preclásico en el que presenciaremos los angeles creación de ciudades como Petén y el nacimiento de una agricultura en pugna continua con los angeles selva; en el Periodo Clásico nacerán ciudades tan majestuosas como Palenque; y, por último el Periodo Posclásico o Época de los Grandes Reyes que concluye con el ocaso de l. a. grandeza maya por l. a. colonización española, es l. a. época de esplendor del gran K’uk’ulkaan rey de Cichén Itzá o del Rey Pakal de Palenque que ordenaron los angeles construcción de las impresionantes pirámides. Los últimos capítulos están dedicados a l. a. mitología y los angeles religión de los mayas, que conciben un mundo atemporal previo a l. a. creación del tiempo, y a los logros astronómicos, resaltando las exactas predicciones meteorológicas, o los matemáticos, con una unidad de cálculo con una precisión que en Europa no se daría hasta el S.XII.

Razones para comprar los angeles obra:

• l. a. obra desvela como los angeles asimilación occidental de los mayas no es tal, ya que han mostrado un falso sincretismo, conservando en secreto su cultura.
• l. a. perspectiva del autor es directa, tomando los datos de las fuentes, sin mediación de los establecidos clichés occidentales sobre los mayas.
• los angeles obra muestra datos relevantes basados en las investigaciones más recientes, en l. a. comprensión casi completa que hay actualmente de los jeroglíficos mayas.
• Deja al lector un espacio crítico, enseñándole los diversos logros de esta cultura, por ello, es el lector el que debe separar realidad y mito sobre l. a. civilización más importante de Mesoamérica.

Una investigación amena y absolutamente clarificadora de lo que los mayas supusieron para los angeles historia de América y para nuestra propia historia, y una inmejorable oportunidad de desentrañar esta cultura compleja, pionera y viva.

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Download E-books Barbarism: Triumph in the West (Barbarism and Religion, Volume 6) PDF

By J. G. A. Pocock

This 6th and ultimate quantity in John Pocock's acclaimed series of works on Barbarism and faith examines Volumes II and III of Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, wearing Gibbon's narrative to the tip of empire within the west. It makes common assertions: first, that this is often actually a mosaic of narratives, written on different premises and not absolutely synthesized with each other; and moment, that those chapters assert a growth of either barbarism and faith from east to west, leaving a lot historical past at the back of as they achieve this. The importance of Barbarism and faith is already obvious. Barbarism: Triumph within the West represents the fruits of a notable try to observe and current what Gibbon was once asserting, what he intended by means of it, and why he stated it within the ways in which he did, in addition to an remarkable contribution to the historiography of Enlightened Europe.

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Download E-books 德川家康10:幕府将军(Tokugawa Ieyasu, Book 10) PDF

By 山冈庄八

作者:(日本)山冈庄八 译者:岳远坤 陈都伟

山冈庄八(1907-1978),日本著名历史小说家,著有《德川家康》、《织田信长》、《丰臣秀吉》、《伊达政宗》等,作品规模宏大,运笔细腻生动,代表了日本历史小说的最高成就。逝世后,因其杰出成就,被追授瑞宝勋章。
《德川家康》洋洋五百五十万言,将日本战国中后期织田信长、武田信玄、德川家康、丰臣秀吉等群雄并起的历史苍劲地铺展开来。在这样一个英雄辈出的时代,德川家康最终脱颖而出,结束战国烽烟,开启三百年太平盛世。作品展现了德川家康作为乱世终结者和盛世开创者丰满、曲折、传奇的一生,书中每一行每一页都充满着智慧与杀伐、谋略与权术、天道与玄机!它不仅成为商战兵法、政略宝典、兵家必备,更是不朽的励志传奇。
本书历时十八年始得完成,图书出版后,一时洛阳纸贵,掀起极大反响,日本前首相中曾根康弘要求日本内阁成员必读《德川家康》;经营之神、日本松下电器创建人松下幸之助要求松下员工必读《德川家康》;美国前驻日大使赖世和说:“要了解日本、超越日本,必须先了解德川家康。”著名史学家、作家柏杨先生则认为:“中国有两部书可以和<德川家康》相比,一是《资治通鉴》,一是《三国演义》。”

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Download E-books Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) PDF

By Elleke Boehmer

Nelson Mandela--is it attainable to claim who or what he's? certain, he was once one of many world's longest-detained political prisoners. he's a common image of social justice definitely; an exemplary determine connoting non-racialism and democracy; an ethical great. For years a guy bring to a halt from the area, Mandela grew to become after his 1990 unlock an across the world recognizable icon. yet why may still his tale be very important to us on this planet at huge this present day? What do his achievements symbolize not just nationally in South Africa but in addition across the world? This booklet is ready different, interconnected tales, histories, values and logos that Nelson Mandela embodies. throughout his lifestyles Mandela has crammed a wealthy variety of roles: good-looking city-slicker, speeding guerrilla, the millennial saviour determine. through analyzing those diverse roles in addition to the foundations which lie in the back of and encourage them, this Very brief advent offers an analytical portrait of a shape-shifting lifestyles. Set inside a biographical body, the e-book bargains a extra deeply own research of Mandela than biographies targeted at the towering public determine were capable provide.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and magnificence, Very brief Introductions supply an advent to a few of life's best subject matters. Written by means of specialists for the newcomer, they reveal the best modern wondering the principal difficulties and concerns in enormous quantities of key subject matters, from philosophy to Freud, quantum thought to Islam.

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Download E-books A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Alistair Horne

The Algerian conflict lasted from 1954 to 1962. It introduced down six French governments, ended in the cave in of the Fourth Republic, lower back de Gaulle to energy, and got here with regards to upsetting a civil conflict on French soil. greater than 1000000 Muslim Algerians died within the clash and as many ecu settlers have been pushed into exile. notably, the conflict used to be marked by means of an unholy marriage of progressive terror and repressive torture.

Nearly a part century has handed on the grounds that this savagely fought warfare led to Algeria’s independence, and yet—as Alistair Horne argues in his new preface to his now-classic paintings of history—its repercussions remain felt not just in Algeria and France, yet during the global. certainly from today’s vantage aspect the Algerian conflict appears like a full-dress practice session for one of these amorphous fight that convulsed the Balkans within the Nineties and that now ravages the center East, from Beirut to Baghdad—struggles within which questions of faith, nationalism, imperialism, and terrorism tackle a brand new and more and more deadly intensity.

A Savage battle of Peace is the definitive historical past of the Algerian conflict, a ebook that brings that poor and intricate fight to lifestyles with intelligence, coverage, and unflagging momentum. it's crucial examining for our personal violent instances in addition to a long-lasting monument to the historian’s artwork.

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Download E-books From Democrats to Kings: The Brutal Dawn of a New World from the Downfall of Athens to the Rise of Alexander the Great PDF

By Michael Scott

Athens, 404 BC. The Democratic city-state has been ravaged by way of a protracted and bloody conflict with neighbouring Sparta. the hunt for scapegoats starts off and Athens, liberty's beacon within the historical global, turns its sword by itself lifestyle. Civil warfare and masses bloodshed occur. Defining moments of Greek background, tradition, politics, faith and identification are debated ferociously in Athenian board rooms, again streets and battlefields. via 323 BC, under a hundred years later, Athens and the remainder of Greece, let alone a wide a part of the recognized international, has come below the keep watch over of an absolute monarch, a grasp of self-publicity and a version for despots for millennia to return: 'megas alexandros', Alexander the good. Michael Scott, Finley Fellow in historical historical past at Darwin university, Cambridge, explores the dramatic and little-known tale of ways the traditional global was once became on its head from Democratic Athens to King Alexander the good during this significant instance of renowned heritage writing. "From Democrats to Kings" additionally provides us a clean tackle the same demanding situations we are facing this present day within the twenty first century - a global during which many democracies - previous and new - struggle for survival, during which war-time and peace-time became indistinguishable and within which the severity of the commercial drawback is simply matched by means of a drawback in our personal experience of self.

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Download E-books Make It a Green Peace!: The Rise of Countercultural Environmentalism PDF

The emergence of Greenpeace within the overdue Sixties from a loose-knit workforce of anti-nuclear and anti-whaling activists essentially replaced the character of environmentalism--its objective, philosophy, and tactics--around the realm. And but there was no entire aim heritage of Greenpeace's origins-until now.

Make It a eco-friendly Peace! attracts upon assembly mins, inner correspondence, manifestos, philosophical writings, and interviews with former participants to supply the 1st complete account of the origins of what has turn into the main recognizable environmental non-governmental association on this planet. Situating Greenpeace in the peace stream and counterculture of the Nineteen Sixties, Frank Zelko presents a miles deeper remedy of the group's groundbreaking model of radical, media-savvy, direct-action environmentalism than has been formerly tried. Zelko strains the complicated highbrow and cultural roots of Greenpeace to many of the protest hobbies of the Fifties and Sixties, highlighting the effect of Quakerism--with its perform of bearing witness--Native American spirituality, and the non-violent resistance of Gandhi. in contrast to the extra strait-laced, much less confrontational Sierra membership and Audubon Society, early Greenpeacers smoked dope, dropped acid, wore their hair lengthy, and positioned their our bodies at the line--interposing themselves among the harpoons of whalers and the golf equipment of seal-hunters--to shop the animals and attain what they was hoping will be an enduring transformation within the method people seemed the flora and fauna. And whereas it will probably no longer have accomplished its such a lot progressive ambitions, Greenpeace inarguably created a heightened understanding of environmental concerns that endures to this present day.

Narrating the main campaigns and arguments one of the group's early contributors, Make It a eco-friendly Peace! vividly captures the entire drama, pathos, and coffee moments of absurd comedian reduction of Greenpeace's tumultuous first decade.

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Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize more often than not Nonfiction
Winner of the Council on overseas family' Arthur Ross booklet Award

Winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize for top overseas Affairs Book
Winner of the Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz ebook Award

Winner of the Cundill Prize for old Literature
Winner of the Society for Historians of yank overseas family' Robert H. Ferrell e-book Prize
Winner of the Ramnath Goenka Award

One of the easiest Books of the 12 months at • The Economist • Financial Times • The New Republic • The Washington Post • Kirkus Reviews •
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This awesome background offers the 1st complete account of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger’s mystery help for Pakistan in 1971 because it dedicated stunning atrocities in Bangladesh—which resulted in conflict among India and Pakistan, formed the destiny of Asia, and left significant strategic results for the realm today.

Drawing on formerly unheard White residence tapes, lately declassified records, and his personal huge investigative reporting, Gary Bass uncovers an incredible unknown tale of superpower brinkmanship, battle, scandal, and moral sense. Revelatory, authoritative, and compulsively readable, The Blood Telegram is an exhilarating chronicle of a pivotal bankruptcy in American international policy.

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Download E-books Decade of Nightmares: The End of the Sixties and the Making of Eighties America PDF

By Philip Jenkins

Why did the younger optimism and openness of the sixties collapse to Ronald Reagan and the spirit of conservative reaction--a spirit that continues to be ascendant this present day?

Drawing on a big selection of sources--including tabloid journalism, well known fiction, videos, and tv shows--Philip Jenkins argues striking confluence of panics, scares, and some real threats created a weather of worry that resulted in the conservative response. He identifies 1975 to 1986 because the watershed years. in this time, he says, there has been a pointy bring up in perceived threats to our defense at domestic and in another country. At domestic, the United States threatened through tremendous criminals--serial killers, baby abusers, Satanic cults, and predatory drug purchasers, to call quite a few. at the foreign scene, we have been faced through the Soviet Union and its evil empire, by means of OPEC with its stranglehold on worldwide oil, by means of the Ayatollahs who made hostages of our diplomats in Iran. more and more, those risks started to be defined by way of ethical evil. Rejecting the radicalism of the '60s, which many observed because the resource of the challenge, americans followed a extra pessimistic interpretation of human habit, which harked again to a lot older issues in American tradition. This easier yet darker imaginative and prescient finally introduced us Ronald Reagan and the ascendancy of the political correct, which greater than twenty years later indicates no signal of loosening its grip.
Writing in his ordinary crisp and witty prose, Jenkins deals a really unique and persuasive account of a interval that maintains to fascinate the yankee public. it's certain to captivate a person who lived via this era, in addition to all those that are looking to comprehend the forces that transformed--and proceed to define--the American political landscape.

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