The purpose of this publication is to help you discover and appreciate our cultural treasures. Many of these are included in this booklet, however, it is beyond the scope of a publication of this size and nature to provide a detailed reference.
The antiquities of Pafos, the Neolithic Settlement of Choirokoitia, as well as nine Byzantine Churches from the Troodos region are included in the official World Cultural Heritage list, thereby endorsing their importance.
The personnel of the Information Offices of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation in Cyprus and abroad will be happy to help you plan your visits in the best possible way. The various publications and leaflets, available free of charge in our offices, contain a variety of useful information on Cyprus.
Unfortunately, since July 1974 a significant part of our cultural heritage is under Turkish occupation and as a result acquaintance with it is impossible. This heritage has been suffering deliberate and serious destruction, since the Turkish forces systematically aim at changing the demographic and cultural structure of occupied Cyprus.
David McDowall - An Illustrated History of Britain
An Illustrated History of Britain traces the development of the nation from prehistoric times to the present day. It looks at British history not merely in terms of kings, queens and battles, but also emphasises economic, social and intellectual forces and how these affected the everyday lives of people from different sections of society. An Illustrated History of Britain is a history of Britain, not just of England. It looks at major developments within Scotland, Wales and Ireland as well as their relations with England.
John Haywood - The New Atlas of World History
When did humans first inhabit different parts of the world? What was happening in China when Alexander the Great conquered the Persian Empire? What was the global reach of the great religions at the time of the Reformation in Europe? The New Atlas of World History is the first historical atlas to present global history in a series of uniform world maps, allowing at-a-glance comparison between different periods and regions. This stunningly illustrated atlas features 55 specially commissioned full-color maps that cover the whole of human history, from 6 million years ago to today. Accompanying 48 of the maps are detailed illustrated timelines that list important cultures, events, and developments. Maps and timelines also come with concise introductions that summarize notable historical and cultural changes, as well as striking graphic displays that present key data such as the world's five largest cities and total world population for the relevant year. An extensive glossary of peoples, cultures, and nations gives added depth to the maps and timelines. Ideal for quick reference or for an authoritative overview of the human story, The New Atlas of World History provides an unrivaled global perspective on pivotal moments throughout history, from the origins and distribution of early humans to the shifting balance of world power today.
Niccoló Machiavelli - The Prince
The most famous book on politics ever written, The Prince remains as lively and shocking today as when it was written almost five hundred years ago. Initially denounced as a collection of sinister maxims and a recommendation of tyranny, it has more recently been defended as the first scientific treatment of politics as it is practiced rather than as it ought to be practiced. Harvey C. Mansfield's brilliant translation of this classic work, along with the new materials added for this edition, make it the definitive version of The Prince, indispensable to scholars, students, and those interested in the dark art of politics. This revised edition of Mansfield's acclaimed translation features an updated bibliography, a substantial glossary, an analytic introduction, a chronology of Machiavelli's life, and a map of Italy in Machiavelli's time. "Of the other available [translations], that of Harvey C. Mansfield makes the necessary compromises between exactness and readability, as well as providing an excellent introduction and notes."—Clifford Orwin, The Wall Street Journal "Mansfield's work . . . is worth acquiring as the best combination of accuracy and readability."—Choice "There is good reason to assert that Machiavelli has met his match in Mansfield. . . . [He] is ready to read Machiavelli as he demands to be read—plainly and boldly, but also cautiously."—John Gueguen, The Sixteenth Century Journal
Thomas R. Martin - Ancient Greece
In this compact yet comprehensive history of ancient Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B.C. Focusing on the development of the Greek city-state and the society, culture, and architecture of Athens in its Golden Age, Martin integrates political, military, social, and cultural history in a book that will appeal to students and general readers alike. This edition has been updated with new suggested readings and illustrations.
Peter Ackroyd - Thames
Just as Peter Ackroyd's bestselling London is the biography of the city, Thames: Sacred River is the biography of the river, from sea to source. Exploring its history from prehistoric times to the present day, the reader is drawn into an extraordinary world, learning about the fishes that swim in the river and the boats that ply its surface; about floods and tides; hauntings and suicides; miasmas and malaria; locks, weirs and embankments; bridges, docks and palaces. Peter Ackroyd has a genius for digging out the most surprising and entertaining details, and for writing about them in the most magisterial prose; the result is a wonderfully readable and captivating guide to this extraordinary river and the towns and villages which line it.
Peter Ackroyd - London – The Biography
Much of Peter Ackroyd's work has been concerned with the life and past of London but here, as a culmination, is his definitive account of the city. For him it is a living organism, with its own laws of growth and change, so London is a biography rather than a history. It differs from other histories, too, in the range and diversity of its contents. Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the Druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. There are chapters on the history of silence and the history of light, the history of childhood and the history of suicide, the history of Cockney speech and the history of drink. London is perhaps the most important study of the city ever written, and confirms Ackroyd's status as what one critic has called 'our age's greatest London imagination.
Christopher Clark - Iron Kingdom
Winner of the Wolfson History Prize, Christopher Clark's Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia 1600-1947 is a compelling account of a country that played a pivotal role in Europe's fortunes and fundamentally shaped our world. Prussia began as a medieval backwater, but transformed itself into a major European power and the force behind the creation of the German empire, until it was finally abolished by the Allies after the Second World War. With great flair and authority, Christopher Clark describes Prussia's great battles, dynastic marriages and astonishing reversals of fortune, its brilliant and charismatic leaders from the Hohenzollerns of Brandenburg to Bismarck and Frederick the Great, the military machine and the progressive, enlightened values on which it was built. 'Fascinating ... masterly ... littered with intriguing detail and wry observation' Richard Overy, Daily Telegraph 'A terrific book ... the definitive history of this much-maligned state' Daily Telegraph Books of the Year 'You couldn't have the triumph and the tragedy of Prussia better told' Observer 'A magisterial history of Europe's only extinct power' Financial Times 'Exemplary ... an illuminating, profoundly satisfying work of history' The New York Times Christopher Clark is a lecturer in Modern European History at St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge. He is also the author of Kaiser Wilhelm II: A Life in Power.
David Abulafia - The Great Sea
In this expansive yet detailed historical gem, David Abulafia covers the full course of human history on the Mediterranean. Beginning more than 20,000 years ago with Cro-Magnon cave dwellers on Gibraltar and stretching to the present, Abulafia treats the Great Sea as “the Liquid Continent,” a place peopled and traveled—where trade, cultural exchange, and empire-building were forces as key to life as currents, tides, and weather patterns. The book deftly illustrates how the Mediterranean was always big enough to keep cultures apart, thus allowing them the space to flourish as unique entities, but that it was never so big that differing cultures couldn’t interact. The result is an epic story of trade and conflict, showing how differences in language, religion, law, and other human flashpoints sparked so much of what we think of today simply as culture.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain
This beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of Britain and its people over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. Encompassing political, social, economic, and cultural developments throughout the British Isles, the dramatic narrative is taken up in turn by ten leading historians who offer the fruits of the best modern scholarship to the general reader in an authoritative form, illuminating their text with carefully chosen pictures and maps. A vivid, sometimes surprising picture emerges of a continuous turmoil of change in every period, and the wider social context of political and economic tension is made clear. But consensus, no less than conflict, is a part of the story: in focusing on elements of continuity down the centuries, the authors bring out that special awareness of identity which has been such a distinctive feature of British society. By relating both these factors in the British experience, and by exploring the many ways in which Britain has shaped and been shaped by contact with Europe and the wider world, this landmark work brings the reader face to face with the past, and the foundations of modern British society.The new edition, the first for almost twenty years, brings the story into the twenty-first century, covering the changes to British society and culture during the Blair years and the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath.
Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe's Trafalgar
The seventeenth Sharpe novel sees Sharpe returning from India to London to join the newly formed Green jackets. Sharpe, though a little more comfortable with his new officer rank, is sure that this new unit is of lower status, and that he has failed. His ship home is shipwrecked: he is captured by pirates but fighting free with a few companions, finds himself on a British Navy ship heading to join Nelson's fleet. And there, in October 1805, he finds himself involved in the great sea battle, and discovers new skills in fighting on sea.
Victor W. Von Hagen - World of the Maya
By the time the conquistadores arrived in Yucutan, where the Maya were then concentrated, many of thier greater cities were deserted. The stately monuments, the lofty,pyramids, and the palaces of the splendidly carved facades had been overwhelmed by the jungle. From the time of thier conquest until now, the magnifficent quality of thier art and the mystery of thier appearence and disappearence has excited man's imagination. Here a noted explorer and archaeological historian vividly reconstructs that strange and haunting people, bringing to life the marvel of the Maya city-states and the magnificence of an ancient realm.
Angus Konstam - British Napoleonic Ship-of-the-Line
The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars encompassed a period when rival European fleets vied for naval supremacy, and naval tactics were evolving. The British Royal Navy emerged triumphant as the leading world sea power, and the epitome of Britannic naval strength was the Ship-of-the-Line. These 'wooden walls' were more than merely floating gun batteries: they contained a crew of up to 800 men, and often had to remain at sea for extended periods. This book offers detailed coverage of the complex vessels that were the largest man-made structures produced in the pre-Industrial era.
Steve Flinders - Scotland (Oxford Bookworms)
Features topics such as environmental issues, historical facts, and culture. Full-color photographs, introductions, glossaries, and exercises enhance student reading and learning. Audio versions of selected titles provide great models of intonation and pronunciation of difficult words.
Sallai János - Egy idejét múlt korszak lenyomata / Abdruck einer versunkenen Epoche / An impression of a bygone era
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Peter Ackroyd - The House of Doctor Dee
This novel centres on the famous 16th-century alchemist and astrologer John Dee. Reputedly a black magician, he was imprisoned by Queen Mary for allegedly attempting to kill her through sorcery. When Matthew Palmer inherits an old house in Clerkenwell, he feels that he has become part of its past.
Norman F. Cantor - In the Wake of the Plague
The Black Death was the fourteenth century's equivalent of a nuclear war. It wiped out one-third of Europe's population, taking some 20 million lives. And yet, most of what we know about it is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren - the hideous black welts, the high fever, and the awful end by respiratory failure - are more or less accurate. But what the Plague really was and how it made history remain shrouded in a haze of myths. Now, Norman Cantor, the premier historian of the Middle Ages, draws together the most recent scientific discoveries and groundbreaking historical research to pierce the mist and tell the story of the Black Death as a gripping, intimate narrative.
Makkay János - Neolithic prelude to the Indo-Europeanization of Italy
Makkay believes that the Neolithic revolution happened once and was dissmeniated to southeast Europe and the Carpathian Basin from the western periphery of northwest Anatolia. In this short study he reviews the evidence for this process following material culture and linguistic lines of enquiry for the arrival of Protoitalic speakers in Italy. English text, Italian summary.
Yoshiro Tamura - Japanese Buddhism: A Cultural History
Buddhism, founded in India some twenty-five hundred years ago, reached Japan in 538 C.E. Assimilated into Japanese culture and refashioned as Japanese Buddhism, it became one of the most enduring and far-reaching cultural and intellectual forces in Japans's history. The stamp of Japanese Buddhism is unmistikable in the nation's poetry, literature, and art; and the imprint of Japan's indigenous culture is clear in such unique facets of Japanese Buddhism as the amalgamation of pre-Buddhist worship and esoteric Buddhism in the practice of the Shugendo ascetics. Japan's Buddhism and the nation's cultural matrix are so inextricably linked that it is impossible to explicate the one without understanding the other. Thus the present book is both a history of Japanese Buddhism and an introduction to Japan's political, social, and cultural history. It examines Japanese Buddhism in the context of literary and intellectual trends and of other religions, exploring social and intellectual questions that an ordinary history of religion would not address. YOSHIRO TAMURA (1921-89) was one of Japan's most outstanding scholars of Buddhism. At the time of his death, he was a professor at Buddhist studies at Tokyo's Rissho University.
Miriam Fields-Babineau - A kutyakiképzés alapjai
Társalogjon sikeresen a kutyájával, és meglátja, hamarosan azt fogja tenni, amit kér. Akár szobatisztaságra, követésre, ülésre megtanítja, akár azt szeretné, hogy odajöjjön, játsszon vagy trükköket mutasson be, ebben a könyvben megtalálja majd a megfelelő kiképzési módszereket. A gyors és hosszan tartó eredményesség kulcsa a dicséret, nem pedig a kutya játékokkal vagy jutalom falatkákkal történő elkényeztetése. Tanulja meg hatékonyan alkalmazni beszédét és testbeszédét, és sajátítsa el a kutya testbeszédét is. Lelje örömét abban, hogy feltárja kedvence különleges személyiségét, érvelőkészségét és humorérzékét. Ez a színes útmutató mindemellett számos egyéb tudnivalót tartogat a kutya- és kölyökgondozástól, a ketreces kiképzéstől és ápolástól a testmozgáson át egészen a kutya társas fejlődéséig. Különleges meglepetésként táblázataink segítségével 75 kutyafajta eltérő ápolási és mozgásigényét tárjuk fel önöknek. Próbálja ki ön is ezt a könnyen használható és teljességre törekvő útmutatót. Kezdje az újszülött kutyusok gondozásáról szóló ötletek olvasásával, majd térjen át a mintegy nyolchetes szabályozott kiképzési programra, ami előkészíti kutyáját az egész életen át tartó tanulásra. S ami a legnagyszerűbb, hogy kutyájának kiképzését gyakorlatilag bármely életkorban elkezdheti, mert - félretéve a régi mondást - nem igaz az, hogy "öreg kutyának nem lehet új trükköt tanítani". Miriam Fields-Babineau állatkiképző szakember, valamint a Training Unlimited nevű cég tulajdonosa, amely bemutatókra képezi ki az állatokat, tulajdonosaikat pedig arra tanítja, miként kell kedvenceiket megmutatni másoknak. Az írónő számos televíziós és rádiós műsor meghívott vendégeként ismert, írásai pedig országszerte újságok és képes folyóiratok oldalain jelentek meg. Miriam családjával, két kutyájával, két macskájával és lovával Virginiában él.